How to Take Care of South Asian Hair

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How to Take Care of South Asian Hair
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South Asia stretches from India in the west to the Philippine Islands in the east. Within this area, the Malay group of people are greatest in number. Culturally different in many ways, the people are similar in physical characteristics such as dark hair and eye colouring.

South Asian hair is usually straight, thick and coarse with a dominant upward growth pattern. It is often worn long, especially among many Indian women. The forehead hairline often is ill-defined, with vigorous hair growth. The hair can frizz out if not watched.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Select a stylist who understands the nature of South Asian hair growth.

  2. 2

    Watch carefully if the stylist wants your hair short, especially in the front. A cowlick can easily develop with the upswept and strong growth of the hair. Ensure that she does not overly thin the hair.

  3. 3

    After styling, use an anti-frizz hair product during times that your hair has a tendency to act up.

  4. 4

    Trim the hair every two months after styling with longer hair to avoid split ends or damage.

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