Oh, how delightful it is: to leave the beauty salon with a stunning styling done by a professional, to catch the admiring glances of passers-by, to collect compliments… And how you want to repeat this styling at home! But what if your hair is difficult to style, and the procedure itself requires a lot of time and effort? We read our article and wind ourselves on … a curl!
“My hair takes nothing”: styling methods for the most naughty curls.
Start with small but important changes in your hair care. First of all, give up the classic conditioner in favor of the leave-in, which will make the hair soft, but not too soft (excessive softness, as we understand, interferes with styling).
It also makes sense to try a texturizing salt spray that can make hair more pliable with any type of hot styling. An important point: if used daily, a product with salt in the composition can dry out the hair, so do not use it too often. Well, if you feel that you are frequent, first apply a small amount of natural oil to the curls, and only then a spray to reduce the risk of damage.
Of the non-obvious tips — do styling at an average temperature, avoiding the maximum. Hair stylists say that although it doesn’t seem obvious, styling lasts longer when it’s not hot, let’s say warm. And be sure to let the curls cool for a couple of minutes before applying a finishing product designed to fix them in this state for the evening, and maybe until the morning.
Finally, and most importantly, add at least one maximum hold styling product to your arsenal that maintains (this is important) the elasticity of the curls.
And now let’s move on to a more detailed analysis of styling for different types of hair.
1. Start with a texturizing cream
This tool will help to give curls a beautiful shape. Apply it to clean, damp hair (before that, blot it with a towel).
2. Use a diffuser attachment
After you have «processed» your hair with texturizing cream, take a hair dryer. Bring the diffuser nozzle to your head in such a way that the strands are literally twisted onto the ledges. Do this procedure until the hair is 50% dry.
3. Make friends with hair oil
If your hair is not only naughty, but also thin and dry, you can not do without it. Before blow-drying your hair, apply your favorite oil from the middle to the ends. Then, using a round brush, pull out the hair, directing the air flow slightly at an angle.
4. Learn to manage them
Sometimes curly hair just doesn’t want to lie still. We recommend spraying some water on the curls. This will help to give the curls a beautiful shape and not start the whole styling procedure all over again. After that, apply a little cream on your fingers and “comb” your hair with them.
5. Take good care of
Unruly hair tends to be more porous and tend to be dry. Especially if you use a hair dryer and flat iron generously. In this case, you should definitely have an intensive conditioning mask in your arsenal that restores and nourishes the hair.
Long, straight and heavy hair
If you have long hair, then there are a lot of styling options: it all depends on the time limit, your taste and the availability of the simplest hairdressing tools like a hairdryer, curling iron and curlers.
1. Proper care
First of all, in order to preserve the beauty, strength and density of long hair, you need to take care of proper home care: choose the right shampoo and mask, also pay special attention to the tips and apply oil to prevent split ends. also do not forget about thermal protection.
2. Add volume
Very often, owners of heavy, long hair are faced with the problem of a lack of volume at the roots. An iron for root corrugation and mousse / spray for root volume will help with this task.
All styling products that you apply to your hair should be light and in small quantities. Gels, clays, and pastes can rob your hair of volume and make your hair look messy if used incorrectly and in large amounts, so be careful with them.
4. Dream curls
If you dream of creating Hollywood curls or at least a slight twist on your even and smooth hair, but your hair treacherously does not obey you, then we advise you to pay attention to the following rules:
The scheme is as follows: first you need to use thermal protection on your hair, when it dries, apply one of the texture products, distribute it through your hair and only then curl it.
At the roots, we advise you to lightly walk with mousse for basal volume and corrugated tongs.
Let the curls «cool» in a curled state with hairdressing clips or barrettes.
The finished hairstyle must be sprinkled with varnish.
With alignment, things are much easier. The easiest way to straighten your hair is with an iron (already in a dry state) or with a brush-brush if you do styling on wet hair. Also do not forget about thermal protection. To make the hair perfectly even, we advise you to use leveling agents.
Dry and damaged hair
If you have dry hair, this does not mean that you cannot do beautiful styling. With proper care and imagination, dry strands will turn into a stylish hairstyle, as if there were no problems with moisture.
1. Use soft moisturizing shampoo.
These shampoos are designed specifically for dry hair and usually contain various nutrients such as oils, fatty acids and ceramides. Also, don’t wash your hair too often as it damages and dries out your hair, resulting in brittleness and lifelessness.
2. When shampooing, rub it into your hair with your fingertips.
Start at the roots and work your way to the ends, and don’t gather all the hair on your head in a pile on top — this will only tangle the hair, dry it out and make it naughty.
3. Use masks for dry hair.
To nourish the hair, once a week before using the shampoo, apply a moisturizing mask to slightly damp hair, wrap it with a warm towel and leave for 20 minutes, then rinse.
4. Use conditioner for dry hair.
After shampooing, apply a moisturizing conditioner, rub in with your fingertips and rinse. Rinse your hair with cold water to close cuticles and add shine to your hair. Try not to use very hot or hard water — both will dry out your hair.
Do not forget that our diet affects the entire body, including hair. To nourish your hair from the inside out, eat healthy foods like plenty of fresh fruits and green vegetables, lean meats, and dairy products. Saturated fats should be avoided. As a snack, it is better to eat nuts — they are also good for hair. When our diet is not quite healthy (and this is true for most people), it is necessary to take supplements and vitamins.
A short haircut has long won the hearts of many girls. Many consider her refined and stylish, finding a shade of special charm and femininity, while others do not like short hair, because they evoke direct associations with a male hairstyle that is devoid of harmony. However, most fashion houses have long recognized short hair as the height of elegance and attractiveness, so bob, pixie and bob continue to be relevant to this day.
The subtleties of the use of styling products
Brunettes need to be very careful when using hair wax, just like blondes when applying gel. Excessive application of these modeling agents can lead to a negative result, the hair will begin to look dirty and unkempt.
We keep the volume
When using a conditioner or conditioner, do not apply it to the hair roots, otherwise you will deprive them of their natural volume.
Easy styling for every day
With the help of wax or gel, strands can be modeled, creating a graceful textured look. Hairdryer and other styling products are not needed, the main thing is not to overdo it with cosmetics.
You can leave the strands in a loose cascade, or you can use a comb with small teeth to comb all the hair back or to the side.
The diffuser nozzle is your assistant, so we advise you to make friends with it. With its help, styling will become even easier, easier and faster, and the volume will be preserved even better.
Fixing the result with varnish should correspond to the type of your styling. In the case of chaotic styling, it is better to use a strong fixation agent, for other options, a classic styling spray is suitable.
We hope that our tips will be useful to you! We wish you perfect styling!