Simple Care Tips for Managing Multiethnic Hair

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Do you find it challenging to take care of your multiethnic hair? Whether you are trying to manage your super long hair or you have a shorter bob, it’s difficult to know what to expect from having multiethnic hair. Not every product will work on your hair, meaning you may have to come up with some creative ways to get your hair looking the way you want. 
Multiethnic hair varies tremendously, and the way that it ends up looking and the feeling is basically determined by your genetics. If you live in an environment that is particularly hot or cold, you may also need to factor in the environment when establishing a haircare routine. No matter what your hair is like, following these simple care tips for multiethnic hair will make it much easier to manage while looking great.

Using the Right Amount of Shampoo & Conditioner

The biggest difference for people with multiethnic hair is the need to moisturize. Curly, multiracial hair simply does not have as much natural oil as straight hair does, which means that moisturizing is essential to getting that desired shine. Using the right amount of shampoo and, particularly, conditioner will give your hair the moisture it needs.

The key is to use an average amount of shampoo and a liberal amount of condition. Allow the conditioner to set and really do its job, leaving it on for several minutes at a time. You may also want to consider purchasing a leave-in conditioner that you can use for added moisture throughout the day. The more moisture, the better!

The Differences between a Comb and Brush

Depending on the toughness of your hair and how you want to style it, you can vary your use of a comb or brush. When you are trying to remove tangles and knots, you should always use a comb. If you notice that your hair is being pulled out by your comb, switch to a wide-toothed comb. In general, wide-tooth combs are better for adult multiethnic hair.

Brushes, on the other hand, are designed to smooth your hair. If you don’t have smooth hair, you probably won’t want to use a brush. However, brushes can be useful if you are hoping to distribute your natural oils or even apply conditioner more evenly.

When caring for multiethnic hair, it is essential that you use the right amount of shampoo and conditioner, along with the best comb or brush, so that you do not damage your hair but instead style it in a way that reflects the best version of you.


Contributed by Jennifer Dawson

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