DIY: The Hair
KNOW YOUR HAIR TYPE!
Density, coarseness and shape are all factors in determining your hair type. It is easy to tell the difference between straight and curly, but what about the characteristics and behaviors that are specific to your hair?
In this article, we go over the different types of hair, what is the best way to maintain and protect your hair, and how you can do it yourself, right from home!
Is your hair straight? Or does it have a slight wave adding a little volume when you grow it long?
Either way, you have classic straight hair. Predictable, easy to cut and style, although a little flat and prone to oiliness, it can be anything from super-fine to thick and coarse. almost all cuts suit straight hair, but it really lacks volume. Those gravity defying pompadours will need some architectural coaxing, industrial blow-drying and finger-crossing to stay upright.
Anything from subtly wavy hair to be a barnet teeming with S-shaped waves, or even some spiral curling when long, wavy hair ranges from super-fine to thick and coarse - you can have the body in your hair to achieve more exciting styles: Side part, short and messy, or long and flowing, all these styles suit wavy hair.
From big spiral curls to loose, natural waves and ringlets, right up to tight corkscrew curls, curly hair ranges from super-fine to thick and coarse. Super-tight curls look great at a short length (about 4cm/2in) and are best styled using your fingers rather than a brush or comb. A leave-in conditioner and styling creams (rather than gels or waxes) really bring out the best in your hair. Use a wide-tooth comb, or your fingers to comb through and style.
Your hair is straight, wavy or curly, but its standout feature is that it is really thick. Thinning scissors can chop out the weight but often leave hair frizzy and, if used too close to the scalp, can create short hairs that stick up. Keep your hair well conditioned!
HOW TO WASH YOUR HAIR
Pick the right shampoo for your hair type, rinse your hair with water (not too hot), apply a large coin-sized dollop of shampoo and massage into your head using your fingertips. Give it a minute or two to best exfoliate your scalp. Some say that this brings blood to the surface of the skin, nourishing your hair follicles which could slow down hair loss - but this is great for your scalp either way. Rinse, squeeze out the water, and then add your conditioner. If you're bearded, and your shampoo is mild, you can treat your bristles at the same time. Rinse and gently towel-dry - rubbing too vigorously in a circular motion will grind and damage your hair and make it oily, be gentle with your hair.
Protect Your Hair
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