What you should know about your hair types:

It is very important to know and understand your hair type. Whether African-type, mixed-race, Asian or Caucasian. These characteristics are the subject of a particular diagnosis, products and essential care to their needs. There are many hair types but divided into three main groups by their appearance and their ethnic origin.

The hair characteristics between these three ethnic groups are visible-types: African, Asian and Caucasian. There are also different hair textures, biracial or multiracial characters within each group.

When it comes to hair’s typology, there is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding along the way. The hair professionals and hair industry have their own conception. However, there are so many hair types and textures, which might be difficult for many people to identify their own hair types.

  • Africans and mix have the curly, oval twisted or Kinky hair types and patterns from numbers: 3B, 3C, 4A, 4B, 4C.

Afro hair is often oval twisted with a recumbent shoot along the skin of the scalp, thick, dense, rigid and flexible but dry at the tips. Its keratin's unevenness makes it fragile and can be damaged more quickly without proper care.

African hair type hardly retains hydrated and quickly becomes dry and brittle. Initially, it is designed as a bulwark against the sun. Everything is organized so not to leave any parcel of the scalp exposed to sunburn. The scalp itself is adapted to hot and humid climates, which gives it good irrigation for the hair follicles to normally live their cycle.

So what happens to it when it comes out of its natural environment and placed in the dry and cold climate of North America?

The drop of the humidity causes a dry and tightening pores of the skin and three cascading reactions on the hair and scalp.

For mostly, the constricted pores divert the sebum of its natural way: instead of evacuating outside the scalp, it stagnates under the skin of the scalp in the form of sebaceous deposits, which coat the roots and may hinder their irrigation.

  • Outside the scalp, the depletion of sebum (already low in nature) further accentuates the dryness that frizzes the hair, which leads to greater difficulty in styling and the almost systematic use of straightening, braids and /or hair extensions (at least for many women.
  • The dehydration of the scalp can also cause a scaly condition, ranging from simple dandruff to serious skin conditions. This condition is often amplified by straightening, scarcity of proper care, frequent use of inappropriate cosmetics, hair coloring, chemical sulfate shampoos and silicone and heat sources.

So, it is very important to understand these concepts to really identify the vital needs of Afro's hair, in order to provide the essential nutrients that it needs to flourish in its full natural beauty. All the more, the ingredients selected and the level of PH of the product must be well balanced to keep the Afro's hair keratin supple.

In order to help you make better choices, the range of MIZALOWI has been specially formulated to meet the specific need of Afro's hair, providing softness, suppleness and shine to flourish in its full natural beauty. 


Beware of sulphate and silicone chemical shampoo: it accentuates the dryness of the scalp and the afro hair, making it difficult to handle, gets tangled easily and causes breakage.

My advice: always opt for a mild shampoo with balanced pH, which protects the sebum and the hydration of the hair.