We place so much focus on different aspects of our appearance. While it’s extremely important to be comfortable in ourselves as we are, it’s also beneficial to bear in mind that the way we present ourselves can speak volumes about our character. We can use the way we look to forge a space for ourselves and communicate our identity to others. This can be achieved by curating the way you dress, how you do your makeup or skincare, and for some in today’s society – whether you have piercings or tattoos or not. But for now, let’s focus on hair. Here’s everything you need to know to make it a personal feature that you’re proud of!
Using the Right Hair Products
One of the biggest mistakes that people make when styling their hair is using the wrong products. Products can make a profound difference to both the health and appearance of your locks. Seeing as everyone’s locks are different, it may be best to consult with a specialist if you want to find the perfect products without having to search and try out trial and error time and time again. However, generally speaking, there are certain products that benefit general hair types. Here are some to consider.
If you bleach your hair, chances are that you’re already tired of trying to strip your locks of brassy (or yellow tones). Toners are great for this, but they require a little specialist knowledge to apply properly with beautiful results. If you want to stay safe, try using purple shampoo instead. The purple hues in the shampoo neutralise the yellow tones in the hair. Find the best purple shampoo on the market and try it out!
Argan oil has gained profound popularity on the market in recent years. So what’s the hype all about? Well, argan oil is produced by the Moroccan Argan tree and has various moisturising uses. Recently, companies have been incorporating it into shampoos and conditioning treatments for hair. It contains high doses of Vitamin E, which promotes healthy hair growth and antioxidants, which serve to boost hair cells. What’s more? It moisturises the scalp, preventing dandruff and encourage healthy hair growth from the root, even if you have bleached your hair or used heated styling products.
Learning How to Use Heated Styling Equipment
The most effective way of completely changing how your hair looks is to use heated styling products. Now, these can be harmful to your hair if set to too high a heat, or if used regularly. But for occasional use, they can be fun! Consider trying out straighteners, curling wands, and crimpers. Each can have a profound effect on the appearance of your hair, drastically changing your overall aesthetic. Learn how to use each type by watching different beauty tutorials. There are so many out there that will be specific to the exact piece of equipment that you have. You just have to scout them out! You could even watch them before you even purchase heated styling tools in order to decide which you want to invest your time and money in. Alternatively, watch and read specific reviews on each product to help you make your mind up!
Knowing What to Ask for at the Hairdresser’s
You may be comfortable with your current style, but when the time comes that you want to mix things up a bit, you’re going to have to take a trip to the hairdressers. We’re all well aware of that awful feeling when you leave the hairdressers with something that you definitely didn’t want and feel uncomfortable with. You head home and start an immediate search for hair growth treatments and products or colour strippers. Instead, you want to leave feeling and looking fresh and content with what you’ve got. So, how do you guarantee a good cut? Well, of course, you need to find a hairdresser who you can trust with your tresses. But the key to getting what you want from your stylist is effective communication. Remember that even the greatest hairdresser can fall short of your expectations if they don’t have a clear idea of what it is that you want. Here’s a quick guide to some basic hairdressing terms so that you can effectively convey what you want during your consultation and understand whatever your stylist says to you.
Layering is a hairdressing technique that works for the majority of hair types. Whether your hair is long, short, mid-length, asymmetric, even, straight, curly, volumised, or silky sleek, it can work for you. So chances are you’ve heard the term thrown about a few times before! But what actually are layers and do you want them? Well, layering involves leaving the bottom layers of hair longer while trimming the hair from the crown of the head into short layers. It can give the illusion of length to shorter styles, or the illusion of volume to The other is to give the illusion of volume. The differences between the layers can be subtle or drastic, forming a stepped look. If you wear your hair curly, layers are greatly recommended, as they minimise the weight of the upper parts of your hair, meaning that curls can stay in for longer.
The blunt cut is a hairdressing staple. Made famous by Vidal Sassoon, this cut involves a complete straight finish across the bottom. It’s absolutely perfect if you want a sleek and neat cut.
For those who don’t have all too much time on their hands when it comes to daily styling, nice neat finishes may be a little too high maintenance. So why not consider a choppy finish? This involves the hair being finished in a less uniform look and requires fewer touch-ups. You also don’t have to check into the hairdressers as regularly for shape ups!
These are just a few ways to alter the appearance and health of your hair, helping you to express yourself through its style! So, improve on your current hair regime and try them out!
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