Top Tips for 3 Main Hair Types

tips-to-get-healthy-hair-for-prom-camille-la-vieEveryone knows that Prom is all about the dress and being sure to have the hottest style that makes you feel glamorous for the day, but let’s face it your hair is a very close second to pulling that right-of-the-runway look together…Right?! That’s why we want to teach you all about your hair, from the texture, to the products needed, to heat of it all; How should your prep your precious locks for prom?!

Lets break it down… Ready?

So, there are 3 Main Types of Hair based on your origins, Pick yours:


1. African / Caribbean Hair – This type of hair is very distinct and has characteristics of its own, like being very tightly curled and often very dark in color. While this type of hair is extremely beautiful when treated right, there is a big opportunity for breakage and can be easily damaged by harsh chemicals! Don’t you worry one bit though, we are gong to tell you exactly how to prep your hair and style it to get the best and healthiest look possible for your prom!

asian hair types

2.  Asian Hair – The Asian hair types are so stunning, but it too has its own tendencies that might make it a bit tricky to style for prom. On the plus side, this type of hair is usually very soft and silky, it’s also commonly seen in a very dark to medium brown hair color. What makes it different from other textures of hair is that it is very thick, strong, and most times extremely straight which could pose a problem if your trying to get a curled style for your prom night. The hot tools and products you use will be crucial to keeping that voluminous bounce going all night long!



tips for caucasian hair

  1. Caucasian / European Hair – This hair type is, well we’ll just say it… all over the place! The origins of this hair are declared from all around the world leaving you with tons of colors and textures to claim. To keep it simple, this hair can be anywhere from very curly to very straight and anything in-between, and the same goes for the color, you can have very dark brown to very light blonde hues in this category. Once you pick your color and style, you must decide on the texture, this is a choice of: fine, medium, or coarse. We will go into how to style all three types of hair and textures for that picture-perfect prom hairstyle that you’ve been dreaming of!

Now that you know which hair type you have, Let’s talk products:


  1. First rule of thumb to having happy healthy hair for any type is to NOT wash your hair with harsh shampoos every day!! This is the root to all things damaging because it strips your hair of its natural oils (which you need) leaving you with dry, brittle hair… This is never good ladies!
    1. Solution: try washing your hair at least every two days and purchase all natural shampoos without the harmful chemicals! We suggest you get your hair into a new washing routine now before Prom.


Back to the hair types…

  1. African / Caribbean hair care products:
    1. Wen Cleansing Conditioner – We know we just said to not wash your hair often and we’re serious really, but when you do clean your pretty little curls wash your hair with Wen! This cleansing conditioner cleans you hair of its impurities while also giving your hair a surge of moisture to drink in! 1_wen-cleansing-conditioner
    2. Wild Growth Hair Oil – The fragile nature of your hair needs extra moisture to grow long and luscious so we suggest this oil to massage into your roots, it will protect your hair, leave it super smooth, and frizz free!! We deem this the holy grail of hair care for this type of textured hair, use it often a few months until prom to achieve the long beautiful tendrils your looking for! wild growth hair oil
    3. Paul Mitchell Smooth Iron – Really, for all hair types a good flatting iron or straightener is a Must but this top of the line smoothing iron is what you need to go from small wild curls to a straight and sleek style for prom! Once you get the technique down, this iron can also make pretty amazing curls… two in one? Now that what were talking about! May11ExpressIonSmooth
  1. Asian hair care products:
    1. Joico Daily ShampooThis salon-approved shampoo is perfect for your thick hair because a little goes a long way. It leaves your long locks nice and shiny and ready for any prom inspired do.
    2. Big Sexy Hair Spray & PlayThis hairspray is truly magic in a bottle when trying to get your straight or slightly wavy hair to hold a curl for the whole entire prom night! After applying heat, whether from a curling iron or straightener, spray a generous amount of this sexy potion all over your finished style for a strong hold yet beautiful finish. TIP: purchase a small bottle too to take along in your Prom Survival Kit to ensure a long lasting curl! sexy-hair-big-sexy-hair-spray-play-volumizing-hairspray
    3. TIStudio Styling Wand from RemingtonTo get the stunning curls you’ve always wanted for prom you must choose the best curling iron or in this case wand! A wand is a bit different from a curling iron because it does not have a clamp. Here is where practice makes perfect girls, and you will definitely need some to get this look down before prom! This wand gets to 410 degrees and works wonders for any hair type, just be sure to use the heat proof glove when styling!


  1. Caucasian / European hair care products:
    1. Frizz Ease Secret WeaponSecret weapon huh? Yes, girls this finishing cream is that good! This stuff can smooth any type of frizz for a flawless styled finish that you’ll love, it’s like coming right out of the salon! If you will be doing your own hair for prom we highly suggest investing in this outstanding touch-up crème. fe-secret-weapon-flawless-finishing-creme
    2. Moroccan OilApply this oil to your wet hair every time you wash it and get ready to be amazed with your results! Especially if you are one of the girls with coarse or curly hair, you need a little help in the moisture department so this product is the best. Use this oil for a couple of weeks before prom and voilà perfect hair!
    3. DRYBAR Southern Belle Volumizing MousseTransform your fine lightweight hair into a voluminous display of style when you use this fabulous mousse! This feather light formula gives your hair so much body without a crunchy feel, making it the perfect choice when you’re styling your hair for prom. On top of giving you big sexy hair, it also protects against heat and reduces any unwanted frizz; now that’s a double win for hair right there!


Stay tuned for more inspirational prom hairstyles and how-to’s coming soon!


Xo, Camille