Nov 17, 2011

Styling Tips for Your Hair Type

Once you have determined your hair type (learn how here), you can then find personalized styling techniques to style your hair more successfully. Whether your hair is fine, medium, or coarse, type specific hairstyles and products will make your hair look its best. 

For fine hair, try a short bob
with texture to add
the illusion of volume!
Fine Hair
At Home - Fine hair is the easiest type of hair to damage. Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner for fine hair like Kevin.Murphy's Angel.Wash and Angel.Rinse to protect against damage. Use a mousse like Extra-Body Sculpting Foam by Paul Mitchell to volumize and add body to thin locks.

In the Salon - Avoid layers and long hair. A shorter blunt cut will give the illusion of more hair and fullness. A short cut will also add lightness to your hair making it less limp and flat. When coloring, use highlights and lowlights to add volume and depth to your look.

Medium Hair 
At Home - Medium hair is often considered normal or an average hair type. However, you can still pick products to satisfy your hair's specific needs. If your medium hair is dry, use moisturizing shampoos and conditioners. If you are seeking extra volume, try a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Medium hair tends to hold a blow dry well, so strengthen its hold with a weightless hold hairspray like Moroccanoil's Luminous Hair Spray.

In the Salon - Medium type hair works well with most cuts or colors. Experiment and see what works for your face shape and skin tone. Just be sure not to over-color as this will cause hair to dry out. 

Coarse Hair
At Home - Coarse hair tends to be rough and wiry. Consistently condition your hair to keep it under control. Smoothing shampoos and conditioners help soften and make coarse hair more manageable. Try Paul Mitchell's Super Skinny Daily Shampoo and Treatment.

In the Salon - Avoid blunt cuts and go for longer hairstyles. Long hair adds weight to help pull the hair down. Layered cuts work well to add mobility.

Now take what mother nature gave you and work with it! Working with your natural hair type both at home and in the salon will help you achieve the best look for you! 

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