4. Fully detangle and smooth in styling.
With curl pattern manipulation styles goes ensuring you are taking time to properly style your hair. I had an aha! moment in the past couple of months where I learned that taking a little extra time with proper styling makes all the difference in the world.
When completing a style if you ensure that your hair is completely detangled and smooth it can definitely transform the outcome of a twist out, thus improving the appearance of multi-texutral hair.
5. Develop a nighttime routine.
One of the most important things to managing multiple textured hair is having a night time routine that works for you. You will probably find that just throwing on a bonnet or sleeping freely on a satin pillowcase* results in waking up with your hair looking crazy. Some curls may have remained defined but I can promise you that the majority will come out looking extremely smushed and matted.
Ensure that you are oiling the parts of your hair that needs it and doing chunky twist outs or what ever is necessary to preserve your style.
6. Get a cut.
Because one of the leading issues of multiple textures is uneven shrinkage, it’s possible that the best alternative is to get regular cuts. For example if you have looser curls on the sides and tighter curls with more shrinkage on the top, consider chopping your sides regularly to even things out. Keep in mind that if you intend on straightening there could be a whole other issue of unevenness. Choose a style shape that works best like centered around a bob cut or a tapered fro.
7. All strands aren’t considered equal.
Lastly you have to come to terms with the fact that all strands are not considered equal. With being multi-textural you will learn that you can’t expect to use the same product or treat each section of your hair the same.
You have to first experiment with different products and go from there. If you have to use certain products on different sections of your hair or like I mentioned earlier adding a little extra oil to the back it’s okay, do what you have to do. What are some of the things you do to manage multiple natural hair textures?