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.
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
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.