Textured hair is hair strands that are not completely Straight naturally! Yes, Wavy Hair Textures and Relaxed Hair fall into this category also. Caring for Textured hair with curves, spirals, zigzags or waves; Kinky Curly or, Coily needs you to understand the hair. Knowing your hair texture means you can treat it correctly for its type without unnecessary expectations.
Texture hair can be beautiful and bouncy. Please follow the following guidelines to maintain your Natural Textured Hair or Textured Hair Extensions.
Caring for Textured Hair – Texturized Hair Guide and Tips
Key Points of Note/ Styling and Maintenance Tips for Textured Hair Extensions:
– More Is NOT Always the BEST!
- So, the first thing you want to do in Caring for Textured Hair is to stay away from putting too many products. Like your real hair, too much product can tend to cover the cuticle and weigh the hair down and make it lifeless.
- Brushing the hair damp or wet is not recommend unless you comb/brush (tips to root) to detangle the hair wetting it gradually with a spray bottle (mixed with warm water and moisturizing conditioner) before you wet it all through.
Maintain Natural Density
- For the matting and tangling towards the track, with textured hair, it is highly suggested to create a substantial amount of space between the tracks and once again brushing/combing it out before fully wetting the hair is strongly recommended. There is less air towards the track so the hair in those areas is less exposed to air and denser which can cause friction and friction leads to matting. So, please check if your stylist added lots of track at the back? If so, this needs to be reduced. You must maintain a natural density when wearing textured hair otherwise, it will have much more tendency to matt. We usually advise our customers that prefer a little fuller look to wear it in a wig instead or to sew in a natural density and then use clip in to get a fuller look, this way maintenance is much easier!
- Don’t sleep on wet hair.
- Stay away from styling products with high alcohol content.
- Avoid heat-based styling. The best way to style textured hair especially curly ones is in its natural state, twist out, roller set, Flexi Rod, etc.
– Caring for Textured Hair – Washing and Conditioning
Before this process, make sure you can comb your hair with fine-tooth comb! In a spray bottle, pour rich moisture conditioner of your choice mixed with water. Use this concoction to spray on and detangle the hair. Then follow with moisturizing shampoo or clarifying shampoo if your hair has lots of build-ups to clean out all the dirt but make sure you finish with the conditioner. (Remember always wash and brush gently in one direction) You can rinse the shampoo out, but the conditioner does not need to be washed out fully. This is important in Caring for Textured Hair
- Do not shampoo your hair as often, instead perform a co-wash (conditioner wash) by completely immersing the hair in warm water mixed with deep conditioner brush together while still dripping wet and then towel dry after properly detangled.
– Steps to Washing/ Conditioning/ Textured Hair
- One of the best tips in Caring for Textured Hair is to always maintain the hair going in one direction throughout the shampooing and conditioning process to avoid tangling.
- If you apply permanent hair color, wash hair with vinegar after rinsing off the color. Then follow with shampoo and conditioner. This is a great clarifying recipe.
- Wash your hair with very warm water. We advise using warm water on coarse hair since it’s so strong and this helps to relax the cuticle handle a warmer temperature.
- Always use a moisture conditioner but not too heavy. The best way to get a good consistency is by mixing conditioner and very warm water in a water bottle.
- Completely detangle your hair. Each track, line by line using a spray bottle (mix warm water with conditioner). This means using a detangler brush, combing it from the tip to the very top. You may experience some more breakage, but this is necessary for cleaning your hair since it may be matting towards the track. Make sure to go gradually from tip to end to minimize breakage.
- Make sure you do this process line by line. The complete test to know that this is right is through the “fine-toothed comb test”. You need to be able to run a fine-toothed comb through the hair from root to tip. If you can do this, then the hair is properly detangled.
- Use a towel and pat your hair and gently absorb the water but don’t rub! You don’t want to create the friction that will roughen up the shaft.
- We strongly advise adding a generous amount of Argan oil products generously on the root especially towards the back and mid-session.
– Caring for Textured Hair – Swimming
We certainly want you to get free and enjoy the water. But wearing textured hair, especially Kinky Curly Hair comes with a downside. Please note that Textured Hair Extensions is real hair so you must take the same precautions taken for your natural hair.
Saltwater or chlorine will not damage the hair but you must make sure to braid up your hair prior to swimming. Also, completely clarify the hair with a good clarifying shampoo and warm water right afterward.
The best way will be to not swim with the hair in the loose state, we will recommend braiding it or twisting it prior to swimming.
These Texturized Hair Guide and Tricks will help you Tame and Care for Kinky and Curly Hair. If you have any more suggestions, Then add in the comment section below.
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