Want to make the most out of your styles without harming a single strand? African American hair needs extra care when styling since it’s nature requires plenty moisture to look its best, so check out these easy tips to take care of your locks and make them look pretty:
• Always condition your hair! Try deep conditioning at least three times a week to combat frizz and brittle strands. Try a rich leavi-in conditioner and strong hold gel to get control as well as hydration. As your locks dry, try not to touch them too much to stop frizz from popping up and ruining the look.
• Try using a small barrel curling iron and curl small sections of hair with the curling iron held parallel to your head to create a trendy 40′s style. Curl your hair on one side and leave a few smooth tresses on the other, then spritz some setting spray or shine spray to finish.
• Apply some texture cream to the ends of your hair, then use a flat iron to straighten out the roots a bit. Use a curling iron on the ends to create sexy flips, then run a shine serum through for more polish and gloss.
• Add some leave-in conditioner and strong hold gel to damp hair and distribute it evenly with a wide-toothed comb. Scrunch the hair to create more volume and texture, then let everything air-dry. TOuch up the style with some serum to keep frizz or flyaways at bay.
• When washing your hair, apply a hair mask for extra hydration. Detangle your locks with a wide-toothed comb while still in the shower and rinse about 3/4 of it out, leaving enough in to continually moisturize. Add a mixture of shine glaze and leave-in conditioner to your damp hair and let it air dry.
• If your hair is naturally curly, it will suck up moisture, so use a good emollient leave-in conditioner on wet hair. Towel dry lightly and use a wide-tooth comb to detangle from ends to roots, then use a diffuser on a low setting to partially dry your hair, leaving it to air dry the rest of the way.