Asian hair: Oh, the many possibilities (shiny, thick hairstyles) and the many difficulties (lack of texture, when desired). Some believe that in life, we just can’t have it all… or can we? Here at All Things Hair, we like to think anything we want to do with our hair can be achieved one way or the other. For Asian hair, there’s no stopping us in providing ways to add texture to those straight and shiny locks, which many of us actually envy (trust us, so many people are jealous of your glossy hair).
Generally, Asian hair falls on the straight and coarse end of the spectrum which can sometimes feel boring for some, especially when you want to try out trendy hairstyles that require a certain feel, like a wave or a curl. Read on to discover two ways how you can add texture to your hair that would have people thinking that you probably were born with it!
How to Add Texture to Asian Hair
Layered Cuts Help Asian Hair
Go for a natural, non-stiff looking cut by getting layers. This is one of the easiest ways to achieve texture on Asian hair. Ask your stylist to create a set of layers in your hair to add volume and movement to your hairstyle. If you want something more edgy, ask for razored layers. This will give a more piece-y effect to the ends of the hair. This can also be achieved on shorter crops.
To style, use a round brush and blow-dry hair away from the face to create volume. If you have shorter Asian hair, use a diffuser for this step. Next, use a curling iron to curl the ends outward to make your layers more prominent. If you want to add more definition to the ends of your layers, work Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse into your hair before drying. The mousse will give your hairstyle more shape and body. To set it all, finish off your style with TRESemmé TRES Two Ultra Fine Mist Hairspray, which offers flexible hold to ensure movement in your hairstyle.
The Asian Hair Braid Hack
If you’re looking to try out something quick and easy that you can do on your own, choose an easy method that can be done overnight. Braids are one of the most popular methods for creating texture to hair. On damp hair install one or a few braids into your hair. You may use a gel cream or mousse for hold. Allow the hair to air dry overnight or give it a blast of heat with a blow-dryer to set the wave in. You can also glide a flat iron along the braid instead of using a flat iron. Be sure to use a heat protectant before using any hot tools on your hair to protect it from damage. In the morning undo the braid(s) and reveal your luxe wavy or curly texture. To keep your texture in place, finish off with a hairspray.
Have you tried any of these techniques to add texture to your hair, how do you like it?