How to style your natural ethnic hair for the ultimate Valentine’s Day look

How to style your natural ethnic hair for the ultimate Valentine’s Day look

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we thought we'd put together a quick guide on how to style your Ethnic hair for the big day. And, since Valentine's day falls on a Friday, we made sure that these hairstyles will last you all day, making it easier for you to go from work to your hot date! 


Start prepping

It is important to remember that 3 days before doing any of these looks, you need to make sure that you use an ultra-moisturizing hair masque to add some much-needed moisture to your hair. This will also make your hair easier to style, super shiny and feeling great!


The CHI Deep Brilliance Deep Protein Masque is brilliant at restoring moisture, restoring shine and smoothing frizz. Before washing, apply the masque from just below the roots to the shaft. You can either cover your head with a heated towel or a shower cap for about an hour to help lock in the moisture.



After, be sure to wash your hair gently but thoroughly with the CHI Deep Brilliance Shampoo and Conditioner. This duo works wonderfully to help restore moisture and is formulated with a blend of Olive and Monoi Oil. Hair is gently cleansed, feeling super soft and left being more manageable which is important when you’re going to be styling your hair. Now that you have the basics sorted, it's time to choose the look for your special night!


The high bun

Sleek and effortlessly classy, the one look you can never go wrong with is an ultra-chic bun.

A few days before you plan on doing the updo, make sure that your hair is clean and nourished so that it is easier to style. On the day, use a styling comb like the Balmain 24k Styling Comb to gather your hair back and tie it up. Once you get the height you want, fasten the bun and use the comb to tidy up any unruly hairs.

Once smoothed, apply a little bit of the CHI Deep Brilliance Smooth Edge High Shine & Firm Hold onto your fingers and smooth it over the front of your hair leading up to the bun. This non-sticky and non-greasy formula will provide exceptional shine while giving you incredible hold that will last all night




If you want to add a bit more hold, be sure to use a strong-hold hair-spray like the CHI Deep Brilliance Optimum Finish Hairspray to keep your bun in until the early hours of the morning.




The braided crown
Look and feel like a princess all night with a simple braided crown. This easy to achieve look works best with hair that is mid-length. Make sure your hair is clean before applying some BioSilk Silk Therapy Miracle 17 conditioner to your fingers. Smooth the product gently through your hair, make a middle path and take 2 pieces of hair from either side of your forehead, about 5 cm each.



Braid each side separately and lift each side up over your head towards the other braid. Fasten with a few bobby pins that have been sprayed with a hairspray such as the Balmain Styling Gel Strong.



Want to amp it up? This style looks great when the rest of your hair is slicked back and straight. To achieve super smooth and straight strands, use the CHI Deep Brilliance 0.5 Inch Titanium Hairstyling Iron. This compact and versatile straightener offers precise styling that works wonderfully on fine to coarse hair.