Hair Maintenance and Styling Tips for Biracial Clients
Manage Your Curls GirlsI know it can be difficult for a lot of biracial women to keep their curls tamed and frizz free. The task of keeping curly hair nice and neat throughout the entire day can be a feat within itself. It’s no wonder a lot of women go to gels, flat irons, and wigs to save themselves from the struggles their hair can cause them. I must admit, though, that this is the perfect time for you to let your hair do its thing. Naturally, curly hair is hair goals for a lot of women, so I’m going to share with you some maintenance, product, and style tips I know will help you. After this, your curls will be popping! I have to tell you my inspiration for this article is the Princess herself, Meghan Markle. My family members who are biracial know the struggle and it is real sometimes. I am sure this is going to be an article that will help you fall in love with your hair all over again. You know it’s always a party here at Private Label Extensions. So, let's get it started with some Lil Wayne!
Curly Hair Tips
Tip #1Detangle your hair on a regular basis. The best tool is a wide-toothed comb because it’s easier to manage and does not cause as much damage as a brush. Always detangle hair while it’s still damp to prevent damage.
Tip #2Find you a great leave-in conditioner because curly hair tends to be a little bit dryer. Use a leave-in conditioner to add back in moisture to your hair and help it not look dry.
Tip #3Read the labels on your on products your purchase. If you haven't heard about the controversy around some well-known brands that produce natural hair products, then you can search for those on YouTube. I will tell you that the biggest issue with the product on store shelves today is that a lot of them are using alcohol in their products. So if you're purchasing a leave-in moisturizer or conditioner and it has all alcohol in it then what's going to happen and maybe an hour or two after you apply the product to your hair? Alcohol is a drying agent, so when you put it on your hair regardless of if it's a leave-in conditioner or not after a period it's going to dry out, and your hair is going to look dryer.
Tip #4Don't over wash your curly hair the reason is again that your curly hair needs moisture to keep it looking healthy so when you remove it you're stripping it of valuable oils that it already needs
Tip #5Get regular trims as you transition your hair. If you are done with relaxers and heat and decide you want to transition your hair into its’ natural state, then you will need to trim off the old hair as your natural hair grows out. Using this process, you will need regular trims. After transitioning, you won’t need to trim your hair as often.
Tip #6Don’t remove all of the moisture from your hair after shampooing. It’s best to apply products while your hair is still damp.
Tip #7If you color your hair make sure you use products that will add protein to the hair
Tip #8Avoid heat! I know it can be appealing to get your hair straightened, but it’s damaging to your hair. Regardless of whether you blow dry it or flat iron if you want to ease up on the frequent use of heat because it can weaken your hair and cause breakage. Good alternatives are roller sets, pin curls and air drying.
Product Recommendations for Curly HairBelow are product recommendations for curly hair. If you have tried any of them, please feel free to leave feedback in the comment section to help others make a purchasing decision.
- Giovanni Smooth As Silk Deeper Moisture Conditioner
- Aussie Moist Conditioner
- Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner
- Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo
- African Black Soap
- TGIN Moisture Rich Shampoo
- Camille Rose Sweet Ginger Shampoo
- Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil
- Deva Care One
- Camille Rose Natural Curl Love Moisture Milk
- Mixed Chicks
- Cantu Shea Butter
- Devacurl "B'Leave-In"
Wash and Go Styling for Curly HairA wash and go style is one of the easiest and quickest ways to style curly hair with minimal manipulation. It's a natural go-to hairstyle when your hair just isn't behaving.
Step #1Rinse hair with warm water
Step #2Shampoo with Pantene curl perfection shampoo
Step #3Rinse the shampoo out
Step #4Apply Pantene curl perfection conditioner
Step #5Detangle with a wide-toothed comb
Step #6Rinse your hair
Step #7Apply a styling cream
Step #8Flip your head over
Step #9Scrunch your hair with your hands
Step #10Allow your hair to air dry
Step #11Once dry use Carol’s Daughter hair milk and scrunch hair
Step #12Use a diffuser on med heat to dry your hair
Step #13Use a wide-toothed comb or pick to get volume
Celebrity InspirationI love inspiring you! I chose three amazing women to show you how you can embrace your curly hair and style it just like these celebrities. Don’t forget to tag us in your recreations of these hairstyles!
ZendayaMy first favorite celebrity is the always beautiful, talented, and funny Zendaya. She got her start modeling and acting, but I think most of us know her from her time on the Disney channel. Her interests also led her to record her self-titled debut album in 2013. It’s obvious she understands how to rock her style because she wrote a book based on helping young girls find their style and confidence. Zendaya’s mother is of German and Scottish ancestry, and her father is African-American. One of her favorite styles is wearing her hair curly. Here’s how you can create her look with minimal tools while saving a lot of time. I like this style because it’s appropriate for any age. If you have been struggling to style your daughter’s hair, this is a great way to get it under control and looking healthy.
Follow the steps below:
Step #1Shampoo and condition your hair with any of the products listed above
Step #2Use a wide-toothed comb to remove any tangles in your hair
Step #3Squeeze out Miss Jessie’s Multi-Cultural Curl Creme in the palm of your hand
Step #4Apply it throughout your hair using your fingers to distribute the product
Step #5Use your micro-fiber towel to dry your hair
Step #6Dry your hair with a diffuser making sure to dry your roots thoroughly as well as the rest of your hair
Step #7Don’t forget to scrunch your hair while you dry it If you desire to have more volume and length for your curly style, you can add in Private Label Extensions. Below, I am going to help you blend your extensions with your naturally curly hair. It will look so real people won’t believe it’s not yours and you don’t have to tell them it isn’t. To add volume and length to your naturally curly tresses go ahead and style your hair as I mentioned above. Then grab your pre-curled extensions and apply them wherever you want to add more volume and length. To pre-curl your extensions, follow these few simple steps:
Step #1Shampoo and condition your extensions
Step #2Comb through your extensions to remove any tangles
Step #3You can either allow your extensions to air-dry or dry them with a blow dryer
Step #4Once your extensions are dry, section them in small sections
Step #5Apply a heat protectant to the section
Step #6Using your curling wand, create curls that are similar to your natural hair’s curl pattern
Step #7Strategically install your extensions and blend with your natural hair You can install your extensions in different ways, but I suggest you purchase Private Label Extensions tape-in or clip-in extensions to make styling easier. It’s that simple to get Zendaya’s naturally wavy hair! I love that this style using minimal manipulation of the hair and allows the curls to pop.
Yaya DacostaYaya Dacosta is recognizable to a lot of people from the hit show “America’s Next Top Model.” However, this beauty has established herself as more than just a model over the past few years. What most may not know is that she is of Brazilian, West African, Native American/Cherokee, and Irish descent. She rocks braids well and usually wears her natural hair out and proud. A wash and go style for her naturally curly hair is a bit different from the one above mainly because her curl pattern is tighter so her curls will behave differently. Check out our article on how to get the perfect wash and go to style yours just as correctly as Yaya does.
Logan BrowningLogan’s mother is Caucasian, and her father is African-American. Logan is a refreshing voice for so many people her age. The tendency to ignore the concerns of our younger generation is not tolerated because individuals like her use their platforms to support, uplift, and amplify messages. She started out on Nickelodeon and as a Bratz doll. Now, her top-rated show “Dear White People” on Netflix is a hit! Her hair choices are a hit as well. She didn’t stop getting relaxers until she was in college and it’s so lovely to see her loving her natural texture and curls. She talks openly about her love for her curly hair as well as Deva Curl products. Logan loves wearing her curly hair just as it is and lets it do its thing. By adding in a few kinky clip-ins and channel your inner boss! Check out how easy it can be to re-create her favorite style! To use the natural hair clip-ins properly make sure your shampoo and condition them first to remove any residue.
Step #1Wet your hair and saturate with conditioner
Step #2Rub the conditioner into the hair
Step #3Use your Denman brush to brush your curls out beginning at the end and moving up to the roots.
Step #4Brush gently until you can run the brush through the hair from top to bottom
Step #5Rinse out the conditioner
Step #6Brush through your hair again
Step #7Your clip-ins should be dry
Step #8Run your fingers through the clip-in curls to loosen them so they will blend with your natural hair
Step #9Section your hair off and place your clip-ins
Step #10Don’t forget to take care of your edges
Logan's PonytailLogan does well with her style switch up by wearing her hair in a low ponytail. I love this low ponytail because it such an effortless style to create and it really can go from day to night. Plus it’s so chic! To pull off Logan’s low ponytail follow the steps below:
Step #1Wet your hair with water
Step #2Part your hair from ear to ear
Step #3Detangle your hair to make it easier to manage by combing through with a wide-toothed comb
Step #4Add gel to the back section of your hair. Use a right amount of gel to get your ponytail slick.
Step #5Brush your hair thoroughly and use a ponytail holder to gather hair into a ponytail
Step #6You can add a part in the front if you desire
Step #7Use gel to smooth down the top section of the hair
Step #8Make sure you add gel to the ends of your hair as well
Step #9Sleek your hair back into a low pony
Step #10Apply eco-style to give your clip-ins a wet look to match your hair
Step #11Wrap your clip-ins around the base of your ponytail
Step #12Take a section of your clip-in to wrap around the base of your ponytail to conceal the clips
Step #13Pin underneath the ponytail with a bobby pin
Step #14Use about three wefts for fullness
Nighttime RoutineI know you have worked hard to get your curls just right. So, I want to share with you how you can keep your curls just right even while you sleep. Here’s a comfortable routine you can follow:
Step #1Bend over and pull your hair into a high ponytail
Step #2Your hair should hang onto your forehead (if it’s longer)
Step #3Secure your ponytail with an elastic
Step #4Flip the hair that’s hanging over your forehead, flip the ponytail towards the back and clip in place with an alligator clip
Step #5An alternative to this method is to repeat step 1
Step #6Twist the hair, so you are stretching the curls out to get them longer
Step #7Then repeat step #4
Step #8Use a jumbo clip to keep the hair in place
Step #9Slip a silk bonnet over your ponytail and pull down in the back
Your Curls Will Be Popping All Summer '18If you have been hesitant to show off your curls or don't know how to make your hair behave, I hope this article helps you. Your hair is gorgeous, and you should feel empowered to wear it in its natural state. It can be difficult to change when you are used to relaxers and straightening your hair but trust me you'll love it! Embracing your natural hair is about more than just your hair. There's a sense of renewed freedom in not being bound to heat and styling products. For most of us, we have never seen our hair in its natural state. I challenge you to embrace your natural hair and give your curls the love they have been waiting for! Don't leave us out of your transition and cute curly looks! We want to be a part of your natural journey so tag Private Label Extensions in your pictures. Also, we're taking a poll for future projects. Respond below with one of the following answers:
Type "1"if you are still relaxing your hair
Type "2"if you did the big chop
Type "3"if you are thinking about going natural
Type "4"if you are transitioning Thanks so much, #PLEbabes! We want to find out more so we can continue to give you fantastic content.
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