KeepItAnchored Kits were designed to easily fit into into your hair routine. It's good to have options! It's also good to have a little help to get started. Consider this your Hair Type Guide to the KeepItAnchored Kits.
Find your hair type below - STRAIGHT, WAVY, CURLY, COILY, PROTECTIVE STYLES, COLOR-TREATED or RELAXED - and read on for the starting place we recommend for you!
STRAIGHT HAIR (Types 1, 2a)
Straight hair gets oily fastest, falls flat and can leave the scalp more exposed to environmental stress that leads to daily hair loss. Refresh your hair and scalp while reducing daily hair loss with the KeepItAnchored Complete Kit for Men or the Complete Kit for Women.
On your wash days, use the PreCleanser to unclog scalp pores, the Shampoo to nourish hair at the roots, and the Conditioner to strengthen your hair against breakage without weighing it down. After the shower, apply the daily Hair Anchoring Essence to your scalp to get the most concentrated form of the clinically proven hair anchoring technology.
On your non-wash days, use the Hair Anchoring Essence once per day to strengthen hair at the roots and continue reducing daily hair loss.
Want to add more volume to limp hair? Or texture to fine hair? Or a heat-protect spray before you heat-style? You can style as normal while using KeepItAnchored, so the choice is yours!
WAVY HAIR (Types 2b, 2c)
Wavy hair can feel slightly drier and be more frizz-prone than straight hair. Start with the Color Care Kit for Women (which is great for hydrating drier hair) or the Essentials + Hydration Kit for Men. Even if you don't have colored hair, this is a great starting point for wavy, drier hair.
On wash days, focus the Shampoo at the scalp to nourish hair at the roots, then follow with the Conditioner down the lengths of the hair to restore moisture. Your hair will be left feeling soft and manageable. Start your post-shower hair routine with the Hair Anchoring Essence at your scalp and roots.
On non-wash days, use the Essence to get your daily dose of the Hair Anchoring Blend and to refresh your scalp. It was created for use on wet-or dry hair, so it is easy to use daily, regardless of how often you wash.
Have a favorite leave-on serum, oil or conditioning treatment to add extra moisture and frizz-defense to the ends of your waves? No need to give these up while anchoring your hair!
CURLY HAIR (Types 3a, 3b, 3c)
Dryness is a top concern for Curly hair as scalp oils build-up towards the roots, leaving the ends feeling rough and dry. The Color Care Kit for Women (which is also a good match for curls!) or the Essentials + Hydration Kit for Men is the recommended KeepItAnchored Kit for you. Even if you don't have colored hair, this is a great starting point for curly hair.
On your wash days, use the KeepItAnchored Shampoo & Conditioner. You can use your own deep conditioning masks for more intense moisture.
Use the Hair Anchoring Essence DAILY, regardless of how often you wash. You can use it on wet or dry hair – it dries quickly so you can carry-on with your normal curl shaping routine on wash days and curl refreshing routine on non-wash days.
Keep using your favorite moisturizing or curl defining products to get the look you love, even while KeepItAnchored is in your routine!
COILY HAIR (Types 4a, 4b, 4c)
Breakage and dryness is a big concern because the natural twists and turns of coily hair create a more porous fiber. The KeepItAnchored Essentials Kit for Men or Essentials Kit for Women is the recommended place to start to nourish your roots and anchor your hair.
On wash days, stick with your normal wash routine with 2 exceptions...
1. Replace your normal shampoo with the KeepItAnchored Shampoo to nourish your hair roots
2. Add the Hair Anchoring Essence into your post-wash routine. Continue on with any conditioners, masks, and treatments you normally use.
Between washes, use the leave-on Hair Anchoring Essence daily on your hair roots and scalp. This will not only refresh your scalp, but it will make sure you get a daily dose of the clinically proven technology. Be careful to use only 1 pump of the Essence in each spot and massage your scalp thoroughly after each application.
Continue to use your favorite products to strengthen your hair, to restore moisture, or to tame edges!
While wearing a protective style and washing less often, start with the KeepItAnchored Basics Kit for Women or Basics Kit for Men, and add only the Hair Anchoring Essence into your routine.
Use the Hair Anchoring Essence daily at the roots of your hair. Be sure to apply no more than one pump in any one location and massage thoroughly to distribute the clinically proven hair anchoring technology across your scalp. The Essence dries quickly and should not interfere with the hair that you are wearing.
If you rely on dry shampoos to keep your scalp clean, you can keep using them along with the daily Hair Anchoring Essence. You may find that the Essence becomes your go-to for leaving your scalp feeling refreshed.
COLOR-TREATED OR RELAXED HAIR
If you have chemically-treated hair - which includes colored hair, relaxed hair, and even permed hair - choose color-safe formulas that are well-suited to the altered structure.
We recommend the Color Care Kit for Women or the Essentials + Hydration Kit for Men. The products in these 3-step systems are gentle enough for use on chemically-treated hair.
On your wash days, use the KeepItAnchored Shampoo and Conditioner to nourish hair at the roots and to strengthen your lengths against breakage. Use your favorite deep conditioning treatment or leave-on treatment on top of your KeepItAnchored wash products.
On wash and non-wash days, be sure to use the Hair Anchoring Essence on your scalp and hair roots. There is no need to change how often you wash, as long as you use the Essence daily.
If you want more tips on how to protect your hair and your color, check out this article for how to keep your color and keep more hair.