New Hair trends - How to style your curly and ethnic hair with hair clips
Keeping in with our theme of the current most trendy hair looks, today we’re sharing the hottest looks for type 3 and 4 hair. Whether they snap, slide or clip in, give your curly and ethnic hair a boost with these super simple but trendy hairstyles to do with clips.
Prep your hair
Because curly and wavy hair is prone to dryness and breakage, it's important to add as much moisture and hydration into your hair before doing a style. The CHI Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner is an excellent way to restore moisture and seal the hair cuticles, preventing. damage from environmental and heat stressors. The Keratin Shampoo gently cleanses and reconstructs damaged hair by replenishing natural keratin levels while promoting shine and elasticity.
The Keratin conditioner helps to restore moisture levels in the hair with natural essential oils and keratin. Used together, your hair is left feeling soft and silky. Plus, because of the quality ingredients in the product, you only need to wash your hair 2 - 3 times a week to enjoy the benefits.
Add some height to your hair by letting your hair air-dry after a wash (or spray your hair with water to get the same look). Before styling, spray your hair with the CHI Deep Brilliance Lightweight Leave-in Treatment to give your hair superior smoothness, manageability, and natural movement without any buildup. Made with Olive Oil and Monoi Oil, which is a unique blend of Coconut Oil and Tiare Gardenia flowers, hair is left feeling soft and looking healthy.
Now that your hair is prepped and ready, gather it all up into a high-pony and secure with a band. Start inserting snap clips and pins to the underside of your pony to give the back of your head some drama. Plus, this method also helps to keep loose hairs and flay-aways at bay!
Another way to do the high pony
If you have longer length hair and like the idea of adding drama to your pony, then add the clips to the top of your head as opposed to the underside of your pony (as mentioned above). Simply make a messy pony and use as many clips and slides on different sizes and styles to keep the flyaways at bay
Keep your hair out of your face by making a quick bun before embellishing it with clips. What’s great about this is that curly and ethnic hair already has enough texture to hold this kind of style, therefore, requiring minimal effort from your side! Made a bun in whichever way is most comfortable for you before adding an array of clips to your head. You can also use some embellished or colourful bobby pins to secure the bun before adding as many clips and slides around the bun as you want.
Add a dramatic path
Add some sparkle to the front of your head by dividing your hair into two. If you want, you can comb the one side closer to your left or right ear, creating a dramatic side path. If your hair does not stay in that position, then spray it with the Balmain Thermal Protection Spray before adding some heat. This spray works to protect the hair against the heat of hot tools and reduces hair breakage of both natural and coloured hair.
The formula is enriched with Pro-vitamin B5 and Silk Protein helps to condition, repairs and strengthen the hair. The detangling and hair cuticles smoothening benefits ensure that styling tools glide through the hair more easily, resulting in soft hair with a luminous shine.
Next up, take the CHI Deep Brilliance 0.5 inch Titanium Styling Ironto iron the hair against your scalp, providing a smooth side path.
This compact and versatile straightener offers precise styling with the smoothing power of Black Titanium. Black Titanium plates heat quickly, more evenly, retain heat better and reach a maximum temperature of up to 410°F. Plus, the adjustable temperature settings allow for customized styling on fine to highly-textured hair which the 0.5 inch Black Titanium plates allow for targeted styling and finishing. For shorter hair lengths it is the ideal size for creating volumized or smooth styles.
Once you have your desired path, start adding as many clips and pins from the scalp to the ear.
Keep it simple
Embrace your naturally textured hair by adding keeping your style simple but effective. Use a maximum of 3 bold clips to make a statement and shine. We love how pearl or glitter clips look against type 3 and 4 hair. Simply use the BioSilk Silk Therapy Silk Polish to tame frizz and give your hair natural definition before sliding your clips on the side of your head.
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