Styling Tips for Different Hair Types
Styling Tips for Different Hair Types
People spend a lot of time trying to figure out their skin type in an effort to personalize their skincare. So why not do the same for your hair? We all have the same hair structure, but rarely does two heads of hair look alike. There are many different hair types, most of which need personalized care to look its best.
Keep reading for suggestions and insights on how to maintain your mane to get head-turning hair:
Natural curls can be enviable or unruly. It’s one of the toughest textures to tame since hair grows and moves in all directions. To make matters more difficult, there are different types of curls. The type of curl you have can influence the cut, tools and products needed to make your hair manageable.
Separation and frizz reduction are the top goals with a curly head of hair. Cream moisturizers are usually a good option for handling both issues. But the most influential factor is the cut. You have to select a stylist that knows how to shape a curly cut so it’s flattering and easy to maintain.
If you have hair that’s difficult to manage on your own, look for an Ouidad certified salon in your area. Ouidad certified salons specialize in making different types of curly hair look fantastic using unique approaches. Instead of fighting your curls, they’ll look naturally and effortlessly fabulous.
Hair that is coarse can appear and feel rough, completely obliterating any resemblance to the silky, shiny strands you see on commercials. It’s also more likely to show signs of frizz no matter what the humidity level is.
The issue lies in the outer layer of hair known as the cuticle and the innermost layer called the medulla. Healthy cuticles are smooth while unhealthy cuticles are rough. Scientists have discovered that some people have a third layer called the medulla at the center of hair strands. When you have the medulla layer, your hair is more likely to be coarse.
Unfortunately, coarse hair needs a lot of management. You have to keep your hair healthy and smooth by doing simple things like patting hair dry rather than rubbing it with a towel. You also have to be careful not to brush too often or over do it with heat tools. Another issue could be low porosity. When hair cuticles don’t open up easily to allow moisturizing conditioner in it’s called low porosity. If your hair is low porosity it helps to use heat while deep conditioning to open up the cuticle layer.
Thick Head of Hair
Most people would kill to have a thick head of hair, especially older individuals who are likely to have noticed a little thinning. But little do they know this hair type can also come with downsides.
Thick hair often means short hairstyles are out of the question unless helmet head is the look you’re going for. But growing luxuriously long locks can be difficult as well. A head of thick hair can be heavy to the point hair looks weighed down. The right cut is critical for people with thick hair.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, you have people with thin hair. If your hair is thin it doesn’t mean you necessarily have less hair, but the diameter of each strand is small. The trick is to make the strands look a little thicker.
There are two products to invest in when you have thin hair. The first is a good root volumizer. Usually, a mouse formula applied to the roots after washing works best. Hair fibers are a newer product that can be used to make the hair appear thicker. The cut you choose can also make a difference in how full your hair looks. It’s best to stick to medium length or shorter so hair is lighter and more buoyant.
Does it seem like your hair never has enough moisture? If you have dry hair standard conditioner isn’t going to cut it. The problem is originating in the cortex (middle layer) of the strands. This layer determines the overall strength and elasticity of hair as well as how it retains moisture. If the hair cuticles are damaged and exposing the cortex the result could be dry locks.
Work first on strengthening the cuticles of your hair. Reduce blow drying and heat styling to just once or twice a week. If you color your hair try to stretch out appointments as long as possible and use products for color-treated hair. It’s also important to get regular trims to get rid of split ends.