National Hispanic Heritage Month in the United States is observed from September 15 to October 15. This month is set aside to honor the histories, cultures, and accomplishments of American citizens with Latinx ancestry. If you have ancestors from South and Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean, or Spain, this is your month to shine! The festivities may only last one month, but you can honor your Latinx heritage all year round.
RevAir loves to help you flaunt your gorgeous hair with zero bad hair days. We don't believe in such a thing as bad hair, only bad hair care habits. We've got you covered with some tips and tricks for Latina hair that are too good not to share!
We did a deep dive to find some helpful hair care tips from the Latinx community who keep their naturally curly locks looking great. We are now here to share this information with our RevAir community! Read on for insights on healthy and gorgeous-looking straight, wavy, or curly Latina hair.
WHAT TYPE OF HAIR DO LATINX PEOPLE TYPICALLY HAVE?
There isn't a specific way to look or to be Latinx. For that reason, there isn't just one type of hair that can describe all Latinx people. In the past, some preconceptions dominated our screens about Latinx individuals with thick, voluminous hair and picture-perfect rolled curls. But not anymore. The truth is Latinx hair can come in all textures - from coiled coifs to gentle waves.
The popularity of the natural hair wave has softened the inflated expectations that prevented many people from enjoying their unique hair textures. With pride and grace, you can now comfortably rock your straight, wavy, or curly Hispanic hair.
These two types of hair are quite common among Latinx people:
Wavy hair tends to hang lifeless if it is not well-moisturized. Lifeless hair is the last thing you want if you have this hair type! Use moisturizing hair care products to feed your hair and keep your waves flawless, bouncy, and full of life.
Curly hair can be a little challenging to maintain because it tends to appear dry. Using shampoos and conditioners made especially for curly hair and washing your hair less often can help counteract this dryness.
By following insightful research on Latinx individuals with different hair types ranging from wavy to curly afro Hispanic hair, we came up with this hair these tips for gorgeous waves and curls any time of the year.
KNOW YOUR HAIR TYPE AND LOVE IT!
When starting a new hair care adventure, it's best to concentrate on finding your curl pattern and hair type. It's simple to think of a product as a solution to your hair problems when tending to your curls, but curl inspiration is fantastic only if you have the same hair type as your role model.
It's best to remember that no product on earth will alter your hair type or give you a particular curl pattern. Let go of the focus on the hair type you like that may be unattainable to your curls. Instead, love what is coming from your head!
MOISTURIZE! MOISTURIZE! MOISTURIZE!
Anyone with textured hair knows that curly hair naturally tends to be dryer on the ends. The tighter the curl, the longer it takes for the natural oils to diffuse from the scalp to the ends. When the weather is chilly, you can expect even more dryness, knots, and tangles. A hair mask and a leave-in treatment are essentials in your hair care kit.
Deep conditioning your hair at least once a week can keep your hair moisturized, especially in the colder months. Finding a hair mask that will give your hair lots of hydration and nutrients is best. Before rinsing out the mask, leave it on for at least 15 to 30 minutes to allow your hair to absorb all the nutrients.
Leave-in conditioners are your best friend! Some can keep your natural curls hydrated and bouncy; others can help optimize your strands to get them ready for smooth, sleek hair results when straightening your hair. Leave-in treatments are a super-easy solution when you do not have the time to deep condition.
USE PROTEIN TREATMENT
Including protein treatments in your hair care routine can go a long way in your Latinx hair care routine. To avoid overusing protein treatments, use protein and moisture treatments simultaneously. Limit your protein treatments to once or twice a month; in between, alternate moisture treatments.
If you have color-treated hair, it is crucial to slather on moisture and strengthening treatments. Even if you don't bleach your hair, permanent color can dry out curls and even loosen your curl pattern.
TREAT YOUR SCALP LIKE YOU WOULD YOUR SKIN
A significant distinction between 3a to 3c curls and afro texture is the amount of oil that is produced on the scalp. It can be easy to overwash the scalp, resulting in dry, brittle curls. The solution to your hair problems goes back to scalp care. The skin on our heads overproduces oil when it's too dry. Once you begin to care for your scalp the same way as you do your face, you'll be amazed at how it transforms and becomes less oily.
It's simple to overlook your scalp because of the obvious dryness and deterioration on the ends of your curls. However, a healthy scalp is a prerequisite for anyone who wants to achieve healthy hair. Co-washing is fantastic for keeping curls clean and hydrated. But to eliminate any excess oils or product buildup, you should lather up at least twice every two weeks.
A great analogy is that your scalp is like the soil and your hair is like a flower. If the soil is unhealthy, the flower won't flourish. When you start caring for your scalp, your hair will transform for the best. Scalp care tips include:
- Applying hot oil treatments
- Using hair masks
- Washing your hair correctly within suitable intervals
TRIM YOUR ENDS REGULARLY
Consider visiting your hairdresser, especially if it has been more than six months since your last trim or cut. Maintaining your ends' freshness through haircuts is essential for healthy-looking curls.
Trimming is essential to embracing your natural waves, Latinx curls, or texture! Find a hairstylist who specializes in your hair type. Don't risk ending up with frizz or an unwieldy out-of-control shape. Layers can keep curls controlled, defined, and bouncy.
CHOOSE YOUR SHAMPOO WISELY
Whether you relax your hair or not, it's important to avoid conventional shampoos. Many have ingredients like sulfates, silicones - even waxes - that can dry your hair. Regular shampoo can cause breakage by robbing your locks of their natural oils. Instead of regular shampoo, consider using a cleansing conditioner.
You could try out different hydrating shampoos for your scalp that are sulfate-free. Once you find the ideal products, test them to see how long you can go between washes. For example, you may wash your hair on day one, condition or revive it with a spray on days two and three, and then wash again on day four. Find what works best for you and your hair!
CHOOSE YOUR HAIR BRUSH AND COMBS WISELY
Curly hair requires less style intervention, and brushing it while dry can lead to frizz. Never use an ordinary hair brush to brush your damp hair. This can easily damage your fragile, wet strands. A wide-tooth comb quickly untangles strands without breaking them or changing how they curl. The strands can be gently separated using our RevAir gentle detangling comb.
PROTECT YOUR HAIR AT NIGHT
Afro-Latinx hair textures can be prone to frizz and may dry out if regular cotton pillowcases are used. This is because curly hair's natural porosity causes it to lose moisture quickly. The oils in your hair are either being sucked up into the pillowcase at night or are just drying out due to the environment.
Consider switching to a silk pillowcase or sleeping with a satin hair bonnet to keep your hair safe. Protecting your curls at night is crucial since your hair breaks off as it dries out.
EAT HEALTHY, DRINK PLENTY
A healthy diet and lifestyle are necessary if you want to rock gorgeous, natural Latinx hair. Food and water will directly impact your hair's resilience and ideal growth rate. The best at-home hair care method is eating a balanced diet of raw fruits and vegetables and always staying hydrated.
A minimum of two liters of water per day will strengthen your hair and promote healthy growth. Your hair will break or become brittle if it lacks the required moisture. Water consumption also activates the energy transmitted from the scalp to the tips of your hair strands. When the roots are properly moisturized, it sets the stage for healthy, shiny hair!
The RevAir team is thrilled to support the natural hair journey of the Latinx community: we adore and respect all types of curls. RevAir is for everyone!
We also know that many drying and harsh styling methods harm the natural hair's condition and curl pattern. RevAir, the low-heat reverse hair dryer, enables you to dry your hair without causing breakage and excessive frizz, giving you the freedom to style your hair as you like every day.
Do you have concerns regarding RevAir and your hair texture? For further information, contact our team of advisors.