Top 5 Tips in Managing Curly Hair | Asian Hair And Beauty

Charming big hair curls and playful small hair curls are prevalent in the fashion industry, with the entire asian hair trend moving towards a “Fun with Curliness” hair culture. Curls in hair give a luxurious beautiful look but at the same time are difficult to maintain. Unruly curls leaves many  women stressed and frustrated causing them to give up on going for permed or curly hair. However, it isn’t as hard as one might imagine in keeping  permed or curly hair in line.

1. Washing oily hair more often

If your hair tends to be oily, your curls will lay limp on your scalp, making the originally airy texture look shapeless. To add volume and texture to your curls, the easiest way is to increase the number of times you wash your hair. In this way, oil secretion can be reduced allowing your asian hair to remain bouncy.

2. Handy DIY curls maintenance method

This is a curling method which will not damage your hair and is more suitable for dry hair. When your hair is 70% – 80% dry, divide your hair to about 1cm to 3cm width and then evenly roll your curls. Use hairpins to fix your hair in place and spray on styling products. Let down your hair after it has dried completely.

3. Hair care solution which contains almond oil

Hair care solution which has high nutrients content is most suitable for dry asian hair with spilt ends after a perm. Hair specialists recommends the use of hair care solution which contains almond oil as it will increase the strength of hair stands and allow it to be healthier. This is because essence of almond oil is more easily absorbed into damaged hair strands and repairs your hair from within, allowing your hair to undergo speedy recovery!

4. Hair dryer which does not damage curly hair

When using a hair dryer, it is vital to blow in the direction from the hair root to the ends of your hair. If not, your hair cuticles will be blown in the wrong direction, causing your hair strand to be damaged. In addition, your hair dryer should also follow the movement of your comb in order to produce glossy beautiful asian hair which will not go out of shape easily.

5. Effective styling products

In styling curly hair, most people would opt for hair gel. Hair gel causes hair to have a flat look and hence is more suitable for people with thick hair. When applying gel, rub it gently into your hair in an upward pattern as rubbing it downwards would cause your curls to be pulled straight, damaging your locks. It is advisable to apply gel when your hair is 70% to 80% dry. If your hair is thinner, mousse, wax and foam wax are recommended as these styling products have a lighter texture and will not alter the curliness of your hair. When choosing gel products, do opt for products which can be applied by hand. This application method is more even and can increase bounciness of your asian hair and its styling power.

3 Treatments for Healthy Hair | Asian Hair And Beauty

Here are 3 special concoctions for healthy asian hair.

Robert Hallowell brings us his exclusive Honey Whiskey recipe: 2 spoons of Vodka + 2 spoons honey + half a ripe avocado + one egg yolk

Using a spoon, mix all the ingredients well in a cup until it turns creamy. Wash your hair clean and then apply this concoction and leave it on for 30 minutes.  Wash it off with water followed by small amounts of shampoo and conditioner.

How it works: Vodka rids hair keratin build up, oil and chemical residuals. Honey and avocado nourishes your hair while egg yolk gives a smooth finish to your asian hair from the roots to the ends.

Orlando Pita’s exquisite sea salt breeze formula: a handful of sea salt + water + your favourite hair styling product + spray bottle

Mix the salt and water inside the spray bottle and then add in your choice of asian hair styling product. Spray onto dried hair and blow it dry with a hair dryer whilst using your hand to flip through your hair to give it a loose tousled beach look.

How it works: Salt water spray gives your hair a unique texture but causes your hair to be dry. Hence, it is important to add in hair care products and to perform daily hair treatments.

Danilo recommends foamy mixture for frizzy curly hair: a cup of natural non-flavoured yoghurt + 3 spoons of olive oil or wheat germ oil + a sprig of rosemary + a sprig of mint or half a spoon of mint oil

Blend all the ingredients using a blender until it becomes foamy. Apply it evenly on towel dried hair after wash. Wrap a warm wet towel over your hair and wait for 20 minutes. If your hair is frizzy, rinse it all off with water. If your asian hair is in normal condition, use warm water to rinse off instead.

How it works: If “Refrigerator Treatment” isn’t your style, you might want to try Pantene’s Time Renewal tonic to help your dull hair with split ends. This tonic nourishes your hair from the roots to ends to give a luscious look.  You can also use Rene Furterer’s Shine Moisturising Leave-in Spray as an initial styling step. It will give your hair shine and strength to counter damage done after you had your asian hair dyed.?

How to Protect Your Hair in the Cold Winter | Asian Hair And Beauty

The chilling wind during winter makes it exceptionally easy for your asian hair to be tangled. With problems like dryness and lack of moisture, there is a worsening of hair condition. So how does one go about maintaining smooth and shinny hair in this extreme weather? Here are some tips in protecting your hair.

Drastic fall of temperature in Winter is accompanied by decrease in humidity. The declining moisture in the air results in drying up of hair strands, causing your hair to become dry and brittle. This is especially so for thin hair strands which will get tangled easily and difficult to comb. Breakage of hair will also occur during combing and styling of hair.

Fine sand and dust can easily “attack” your hair in the midst of the cold winter winds. When combing, styling and tidying of asian hair, friction caused by bristles in the comb can cause your hair cuticles to be damaged, giving rise to frizzy hair.

After identifying the cause of frizzy hair, how does one prevent or solve hair problems? Below are some tips which may help you.

1. The most basic and most important tip is cleanliness. One should cultivate the habit of washing hair as good quality hair cleaning products not only get rids of dirt and oil but also maintains ample nutrients and moisture in hair. This will in turn allow for your hair to be healthy and strong.

2. Hair tonic and hair moisturizer is essential after washing of asian hair. The ingredients in hair moisturizer will allow for the surface molecules of hair to be arranged such that electrical charges between hair fibers are reduced. With the decrease in charges, an anti-static protective film is formed, allowing your hair to be moisturized, silky smooth and soft.

3. It is advisable to perform deep layer hair treatment for your hair at least once a week, using intensive hair treatment products. You can perform such professional treatment in the comfort of your own home. After washing your hair, your hair cuticles are opened and can easily absorb nutrients. Use a hair dryer at low temperature 20 minutes after wash. Be sure to keep your hair dryer at a distance from your hair.

4. Using combs made from natural materials like wood, cow’s horn or mane, can help to lessen the damage caused by static electricity.

5. More than 90% of hair is made up from protein, iodine and vitamin B1. These nutrients allow for your asian hair to maintain its natural colour and shine. Therefore, food, like fruits, bean sprout and fish liver oil, which contains necessary nutrients, are some of the food which are otherwise known as “food for hair”.

6. Regular consumption of green vegetables, beans and seaweed can promote healthy hair growth. Green vegetables aid melanin production, hence giving your hair a rich black colour. Seaweed-like food has high calcium, potassium, and iodine content which can help to delay graying of hair. In addition, too much salt or sugar intake can cause androgenic hair loss and make your limp and brown. Hence, if you want strong healthy asian hair, it is important to decrease your consumption of sweet food and pickles.

Lin Chi Ling and Barbie Hsu’s Hair Secrets | Asian Hair And Beauty

The 2 beautiful Taiwanese celebrities Barbie Hsu and Lin Chi Ling are not only famous for their good complexions, but also for their silky shiny hair. Here, they are going to disclose their closely guarded secrets to having gorgeous asian hair like theirs.

Lin Chi Ling believes that beauty radiates from the head (and hair..)

Lin Chi Ling Asian Hair Style
Lin Chi Ling Asian Hair Style

Lin Chi Ling believes it is crucial to pamper your hair as much as your skin and it needs equal protection against the sun too. She had observed that most people tend to only remember their beauty regimes for skincare when they are outdoors during summer. Yet, they have neglected to ensure equal protection for their hair against the harmful sun rays, UV light and the adverse effects of sea water. Hence, she would always don a stylish hat every time she’s outdoors, and also apply moisturizer to her hair. In short, you have to adore your hair as much as your skin.

Be persistent in having a regular hair care regime

Lin Chi Ling Asian Hair Style
Lin Chi Ling Asian Hair Style

Lin Chi Ling has to dye her long hair or change her hairstyle frequently due to work, both of which are extremely harmful to the hair follicles.

She added: “I no longer dye my hair to a shade that is too light in contrast to my original hair colour. Because by doing so, the black pigment in my hair is bleached, and after the hairstyling my hair becomes lifeless; I would need to do proper hair care everyday for a week to restore some of the moisture lost from my hair. Therefore, I would advise ladies with long asian hair to dye to a shade that is within 6 to 7 degrees of your original hair pigment for a more natural and radiant hair colour.”

She also mentioned that she would adhere to a rigorous hair care regime regardless of how late or how weary she is.

Give your hair a deep cleansing

Lin Chi Ling Asian Hair Style
Lin Chi Ling Asian Hair Style

Lin Chi Ling shared: “A lot of people think that washing their hair every day will do damage to their hair, but I beg to differ. If I do not wash my hair for one day, I would feel extremely ill at ease. The first thing that I would do when I wake up is to drink a cup of plain water before washing my hair. I also use deep cleansing hair products to ‘spring clean’ my hair on a weekly basis too. Well, some question the necessity of deep cleaning the hair if one washes his/her hair religiously every day. Actually, many do not know that Fluorescer is present in the daily hair wash that we use. Although Fluorescer helps to keep our hair smooth and manageable, it will also form a residual layer on the surface of our hair. Over time, this causes damage to our hair follicles, hence the need for an all natural deep hair cleansing regime weekly to eradicate these toxic particles. Our asian hair can only absorb nutrients better when the follicles are able to breathe freely.”

Barbie Hsu’s secrets to her luscious hair: Keep your hair from things that they should avoid

Barbie Hsu Asian Hair Style
Barbie Hsu Asian Hair Style

Barbie revealed that she has high expectations for her hair and would keep her hair away from things that it should avoid. For instance, flicking her hair to the front before sitting down on a seat to ensure that it will not be mercilessly sandwiched between the seat and the back of her shoulders!

No ponytail—it is the root to severe hair loss on the hairline and front part of hair

Barbie Hsu Asian Hair Style
Barbie Hsu Asian Hair Style

Barbie do not really wear a ponytail even at home, as she believes it can cause hair loss on the front portion of hair. Wearing a hair band is another big no-no.

Distribute the weight of hair in a balance manner by letting it hang down on both sides equally

Barbie Hsu Asian Hair Style
Barbie Hsu Asian Hair Style

Whenever Barbie is at home, she will definitely let her hair down on both sides of her chest, making sure to separate them equally. By doing so, the weight of her asian hair is balanced and this will minimize the risk of hair loss from unequal weight distribution.

Tips For Maintaining Beautiful Asian Hair

There are a few things you can do on a regular basis that will improve the overall health and appearance of your asian hair, and also avoid hair damage. In general, here’s a few tips on hair maintenance:

1. Brush your hair

Brushing your hair helps to stimulate blood supply to the scalp and remove dead skin cells from the scalp from building up to prevent infection. It also helps to distribute natural hair sebum oil over the hair shaft for moisturizing and protection. When brushing your hair, use a natural bristle brush or other gentle brushes. Do not rush through the brushing and pull at tangled hair. It is better to go slow than go fast and risk breaking or pulling out your hair. Get into the habit of brushing your hair and detangle it before washing your hair.

2. Massage your scalp

Before brushing your asian hair, make it a point to do a quick scalp massage first. Massaging your hair scalp helps in blood circulation to your scalp and will also help your hair to grow faster and more healthily. Place your finger tips on your scalp and massage in small circular motions. Using your finger tips will keep your hair from breakage, while scratching your scalp with your fingernails might cause infection.

3. Give Your Hair A Break

Get into the habit of giving your hair a break once a week. It is not necessary to wash your hair every day (unless you tend to work up a sweat every day in your job, activities etc). If you are over the age of 20, and do not have any rashes or infections (like dandruff), do give your hair a break for a whole day by not washing it. Pick a day where you normally do not go out, or just do housework and run errands. Do not wash with shampoo and do not blow dry your hair. If you are not used to it, simply wet your hair and apply a little conditioner on hair ends and rinse well thereafter. Washing your hair too much will remove your natural hair sebum, which is good natural hair oil moisturizer for your hair. Give your hair a break from shampooing once a week, and whenever possible, from blow-drying and heat styling.

4. Conditioning Treatment

Unless you have dry hair, get into the habit of applying a deep conditioning treatment to your asian hair only once a week. Deep conditioners are not the same as daily conditioners and they are much more intense than daily hair conditioners. Coconut oil is especially good for hair conditioning. Brush your hair, wash and then towel it dry. Apply your deep conditioner and then wrap your head in a heated towel to open the hair cuticles and allow the conditioner to soak in. Leave for about 10-30 minutes then rinse thoroughly in warm water to remove the conditioner residue, follow by rinsing with cold water to close the hair cuticles. Rinsing your hair in cold water can be a little uncomfortable, but it help closes the hair cuticles close to the hair shaft, which help increase shine and also help to keep hair strong. Adding some lemon juice to the cold water can further improve your hair’s shine and strength (a half of a teaspoon of lemon juice in two quarts of cool water is sufficient).

5. Daily Conditioner

Apply a daily conditioner to your hair ends every time you shampoo. This will reduce split ends, hair discoloration and reduces damage caused by heat styling and reduce the need for frequent hair trims. Do not apply hair conditioner to your hair roots, as this is the part rich with natural hair sebum and applying hair conditioner on top of hair sebum will cause your hair to be greasy and drop easily.

6. Haircuts

Get into the habit of getting your hair trimmed regularly. This reduces split ends and keeps excess weight off your hair (which can cause breakage). Go for a hair cut about once every 8 weeks if you ahve shoulder length or longer hair and once every 6 weeks if you have shorter hair styles.

7. Up-Dos

If you have long hair and want to keep it that way, try to pin up your asian hair up when possible. One of the reasons that women grew such long beautiful hair back in the “olden days” is because they wore it up all the time. The weight of your hair can cause damage to your hair. When hair is long, it weighs down, stops growing and falls out, or simply breaks off. Putting your hair up frequently will keep that weight or stress off the root of the hair. You can pin it up gently with bobby pins or a hair clip when running errands, doing housework, cooking dinner, doing yard work, or working on your computer, watching TV, etc. Now, this depends on your hair style and hair length. If you have a short hairstyle, this step is unnecessary. However, if you have shoulder length or longer hair, and want it to look thick, shiny and healthy, make it a point to bun it up and keep the weight off your hair roots.

8. How to Wash Your Hair

There is a right and wrong way to wash your hair. Treat it like the finest silk! If you’ve ever made the mistake of running a pair of expensive silk clothing in your washing machine, you’ll know what I mean. Here a few tips to avoid causing any excess damage to your hair while washing it:

1. Let your hair hang naturally when you wash it; either standing in the shower or with your head leaning over the bath, or in a sink. Do not squeeze shampoo directly on your head to wash and don’t keep your hair straight when washing your hair as this will cause hair to tangle easily and cause breakage.

2. Wet your hair with warm water (not hot water) to prepare it for a shampoo. Lower the pressure on the showerhead so that it is gentle enough to avoid excess water pressure on your hair.

3. Pour shampoo into the palm of your hand and lather it, do not squeeze shampoo directly onto your hair or scalp.

4. Work the shampoo into a lather in your hand, and apply to your scalp. Work the shampoo into your scalp all over your head by massaging with your fingertips (not your fingernails). Do NOT drag  your fingers through your hair. Remember, hair is the most vulnerable to damage and breakage when it is wet. If your hair is particularly dirty or oily, you can work the shampoo through to the ends. If your hair is very dry or damaged, you may just want to wash your scalp, and let the residue shampoo rinse out any dirt on hair ends as you rinse your scalp.

5. Rinse hair thoroughly with lukewarm water. Ensure that you allow it to hang reversely. You may comb through it gently with your fingertips if it’s long and needs extra help rising out the shampoo.

6. If you chose to use a conditioner, only apply conditioner to the ends of your hair, and then onto the rest of your hair with any remaining hair conditioner, follow by a rinse.

7. Towel dry gently. Once hair is towel-dried you can apply a leave-in conditioner while hair is still wet.

8. ALWAYS comb wet hair with a wide-tooth comb and never brush wet hair.

9. NEVER sleep with wet hair, as it is vulnerable when wet and can break easily as you turn and toss about on your pillow. Even if it doesn’t break, your hair cuticles will become rough and will make hair look dull. Therefore, always dry your hair naturally or with a hair dryer whenever possible.

Tips To Great Hair Care | Asian Hair

Having a hair cut can change your look positively and sometimes you will feel better after having a new asian hair cut or color. Besides a new hair cut or color, you will also need to take proper care for your hair to prevent it from needless damage. Take advantage of the tips below on proper hair care.

1. Natural sebum hair oil

One of the key elements to having shiny, healthy asian hair is to allow the natural oils in the scalp to lubricate it naturally. The hair closest to the scalp benefit from natural sebum oils the most while the hair further away benefit less. Thus, long hair can become dry and brittle from a lack of these natural sebum oils.

2. Shampooing your hair

While shampoos perform a simple job of removing excess oils, pollution and styling product residue that build up on the hair. All of your hair needs is gentle cleansing on the top two or three inches of your asian hair from your hair roots, which is most concentrated with natural hair sebum oil. Try to prevent intense washing of your hair (such as washing your hair 2 or more times a day), as this will reduce the amount of natural hair sebum oil on your hair, which can be good for your hair with the right oil balance. Intense washing will strip the natural hair sebum oils.

3. Conditioning your hair

Conditioning on the other hand should be used more on the hair ends instead of the top parts of your hair. Conditioning is an important step to replace needed lost natural hair oils and it will also protect your asian hair against harsh styling tools such as blow dryers and irons.

4. Hair style and cut

Besides relying on natural hair sebum oil, your hair will look good when you choose a style that requires the least maintenance, such as using of stying items like hair dyers, flat irons, hair gel etc.  Choosing a style that suits the texture of your hair will also eliminate the need for harsh styling tools.

5. Blow-drying of hair

When blow drying your hair, keep the blow dryer at least six inches faway rom your hair to prevent excessive damage to your asian hair from the heat. The right way to blow drying is to blow in the direction of the shaft (down the length of hair) to prevent hair damage.

6. Chemcial hair treatment

Anytime you use are going to use chemicals on your hair (such as applying hair due), you should make sure your hair is in a healthy condition before going for it. Over-doing of chemical treatment on hair can damage your asian hair beyond repair and might even affect the results of the chemical treatment.

7. Split ends

Your asian hair will look healthier and shinier when you remove dry split ends. Going for a hair trim every 6 to 8 weeks will help to keep split ends at bay.

So do keep in mind these 7 simple steps to maintain a healthy hair that will put you on track to more ‘good asian hair days’ than you ever thought possible!