How to comb, wash and condition ethnic hair

How to comb, wash and condition ethnic hair

Tying in from our last post about the top products you need for ethnic hair, we thought we’d continue the journey and share some more helpful tips and tricks to make sure that your hair is happy, healthy and easy to handle. 

One of the biggest mistakes women seem to make is combing ethnic hair when dry. This can not only cause tangles and pain but can cause the hair follicle to snap and break. Always use a moisturizing spray or serum such as the CHI Deep Brilliance Shine Serum to provide elasticity and reduce friction.






Brush gently

One of the most valuable tips for working with ethnic hair is to be gentle and patient. You definitely want to resist the urge to run your brush through the hair as that will cause a lot more stress on both your scalp and locks. The best way is to begin by working in sections – gently grasp the hair nearest to the scalp and work your comb gently against the hand, rather than against the scalp. Comb beginning near the roots and work your way down until all tangles and knots are free.


How to wash

One of the things that many women struggle with is how often to wash our hair. With ethnic or textured hair, be sure to wash it once a week and try to stretch it out a little longer in winter. In summer you should do it 2 -3 times a week to cleanse the scalp of oils and rejuvenate the hair from the harsh environmental factors. It is also very important to use a shampoo and conditioner that will moisturise your scalp as well as your hair. We love the CHI Argan Plus Moringa Shampoo and Conditioner as they work together to restore moisture, strengthen and protect the hair. They also help to rejuvenate dry, damaged and over-worked hair and make a brilliant duo to help hair during harsh winter weather.


Many women with ethnic hair often complain about dull, dry hair and damaged strands. An important step to do in order to minimize this concern is to condition the hair. After washing, apply a good amount of the CHI Deep Brilliance Optimum Moisture Conditioner to pump your hair up with a smooth finish and beautiful shine. Conditioner is a vital step in one's hair care routine as it leaves the hair smooth and easy to manage by leaving a thin wax-like coating on each strand. It also makes brushing hair easier as it lessens the breakage and pulling caused by tangling and knots.

Did you find any useful tips for Ethnic hair care? Let us know below!