If you’ve ever asked yourself, "Do I have multi-textured hair?" Then you probably do, and we have some great info on how to identify and treat multiple hair textures.
Does some of your hair have loose curls? While other strands are tightly coiled? How about some thin strands? And some thick strands? If you answered yes to the questions above, then you have multi-textured hair.
Having hair with various textures is common, and your hair texture can even change throughout your life due to different factors. Many times, when we are transitioning from chemically straightened hair to natural hair, this can also cause our hair to develop multiple textures. Curls Dynasty founder, Nickie Nou, knows this hair texture transition all too well.
Whether your multi-textured hair is natural. Or it has various textures because you’re transitioning to natural hair. There are several ways you can treat it to keep it healthy, beautiful, and manageable.
3 Tips to Caring for Multi-Textured Hair
Here are some tips to follow to care for your multi-textured hair:
- Get regular haircuts.
If you are transitioning to natural hair, getting regular haircuts can help tame the texture inconsistencies. There’s no need to do “the big chop.” But cutting a bit off the bottom every 3 to 6 months can help slowly get rid of the damaged hair that is more difficult to tame.
- Treat the different textures differently.
Usually the ends of our hair are more dry and damaged, so could require more moisture infusion and retention. Try applying the deep conditioner for the longest amount of time in the kinkiest and curliest areas of your hair. And cover up your hair with a plastic shower cap to lock in that moisture with your natural body heat instead of using a dryer that can damage your strands. The straighter strands usually need less moisture - regular conditioner should suffice for these strands.
- Wear protective styles or use tools to help tame your hair.
Protective styles are amazing for helping your hair grow. It helps tame your locks and gives your hair a break from the damage that brushing and styling can cause. Click here to read about how to care for your hair under your protective style.
If you would like to achieve a uniform texture to your hair, you could use tools like perm rods or rollers (magnetic or foam). The key to using these tools is applying them and removing them carefully, and avoiding using heat. Patience is key when using these tools. You put them in your hair before going to bed, and in the morning, you’ll have that texture you’re after (even if it’s just for a day or two).
Multi-textured hair is when your hair strands have different curl patterns or thicknesses. This is normal, and hair texture can actually change throughout your life or when you transition from chemically treated hair to natural hair.
Here are 3 tips to caring for multi-textured hair:
- Get regular haircuts.
- Treat the different hair textures differently.
- Wear protective hairstyles or use tools to help tame it.
One more thing that’s important when you have multi-textured hair is that you love and care for it just the way it is. Because you and your hair are fabulous just the way you are!
If you’re looking to grow your multi-textured hair, click here to read 10 hair growth hacks for luxurious locks.