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Is combination hair a thing?

09/06/2017 / Editor's picks

We all know what combination skin is. In fact, we’d hazard a guess that most of us fall into the ‘combination’ category, at least during some seasons of the year. Even if your skin is drier than the Sahara desert, you’re still bound to get the odd breakout come summer. Likewise, if you’re usually reaching for the blotting papers every few minutes, when the mercury drops, you might find patches of your face uncomfortably tight. So why is that when we’re sat in the hairdresser’s chair, prepping for our blow-dry, or standing in the aisles of a supermarket trying to choose a new shampoo, we suddenly feel we have to choose between dry, damaged, coloured and oily? Surely our hair, with all the different processes and tools we throw at it, has just as much as room to be ‘combination’ as our skin?

In fact, when you look at all the options – dry scalp, coloured hair, curly waves, split ends, there are over 174 million different hair combinations – rather like unique IDs, for each of us. We’ve rounded up the five top cases of combination hair, and prescribed the perfect regime for you to pick and choose from. System Professional’s new EnergyCodeTM concept and products range is designed with ‘combination hair’ in mind. With natural lipids to add non-greasy moisturisation, caffeine to energise and promote a healthy scalp and histidine to repair oxidative and heat damage, you can pick and choose a combination of products that’s as unique as your hair. The doctor will see you now…

By Daniela Morosini

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