Latina hair is known for sometimes being coarse, wavy and hard to control, yet it doesn’t always have to be that way. With the right products, and a little know how, hair can go from frizzy to shiny and voluminous in a minute! Get the hair that other women drool over by using quality serums, conditioners and tools. These tips will help tame your wild hair!
To smooth frizzy and course hair it is important to moisturize hair during cleaning and styling. Moisturizing shampoo and conditioner will help coarse hair maintain flexibility, and allow it to grow longer without breakage. Once a week, alternate the moisturizing products with clarifying shampoo and conditioner. This will help reduce buildup which can create oily strands. After proper cleansing, the best products to use are serums and oils that will continue to add moisture. Argan oil is a good product for coarse hair, and should be applied before any heat styling. Emu oil will also help moisturize dry hair, and is known to help with hair growth. Leave-in conditioners should be used on a weekly basis to boost shine.
High heat tools work best on thick, wavy hair. Heat should go from at least 300 degrees, to a high of 450 degrees. Start the styling process by applying a serum or oil to wet hair, and dry thoroughly with a round brush. Once dry, apply the serum again to ends of hair, and use a flat iron or curling iron. Both tools work well on hair, and should be chosen based on the look desired. A hybrid is a unique tool that works well on Latina hair. A high heat comb and curler in one, this product will allow you to both straighten hair and add volume at the same time. When styling use a wide tooth, two row comb for detangling. Finish with a medium hold hairspray or finishing spray.
Tips for Cutting Latina Hair
- Thick hair needs to be layered to give it movement, a blunt cut will cause hair to fall flat
- Get hair cut regularly to keep it healthy
- Depending on face shape, consider bangs to thin out the front
- Ask stylist to use shears to thin hair if it still feels too bulky
- For a wispy look, cut ends with a razor
- Wavy hair can be cut in a bob but should be left one length
Tips for Styling Latina Hair
- Side braids are a great casual style, pull a few pieces from the front of the hair to frame the face
- Skip high pony tails which can make hair look thicker than it is
- When properly cared for Latina hair looks great worn down