Woman getting her hair styled at a salon

Straight. Curly. Wavy. Textured. Dyed. Natural. Even though our hair comes in various shapes and colors, there is one thing we all have in common: we want our hair to look its best. It’s normal to feel confused when you’re trying to choose the ideal hairdo and stay fashion-forward. So here are some hair styling tips to simplify your routine and turn heads.

Tips to Style Your Hair

1. Identify Your Hair Type

Knowing your hair better will help you avoid damaging innocent strands. Decide what sort of hair you have before using a heating device or brush. Typically, there are two types of hair: fine and thick.

Thin: If it’s challenging to see hair strands, you have trouble keeping volume, and your hair never feels heavy, the texture of your hair is fine.

Thick: Your hair is thick if it seems coarser, and controlling frizz is your primary issue. You seem to have an endless supply of heavy strands, and even bobby pins sometimes can’t hold them in place.

2. Start With a Quality Haircut

Regular haircuts can give your hair a thicker, more vibrant appearance and remove dead ends. A decent haircut offers a solid base on which you can create any desired hairdo.

Do you wish your flat hair had a little more bounce? To add volume, try face-framing layers and short, voluminous layers.

If you have thick hair, it is advised to cut it short or to grow it long with layers that reduce density. If you feel shoulder-length shapes occasionally appear overly boxy, try avoiding them.

3. Consider Hair Thickness When Choosing Hair Products

A shampoo and conditioner made specifically for your hair type and a deep-conditioning treatment for weekly blasts of moisture provide the groundwork for healthy, beautiful hair. One crucial lesson about cosmetics is that varied hair types have different requirements.

Lighter formulations, such as mists and sprays, may be preferred by someone with fine, straight hair because heavy conditioners may cause hair to become weighed down.

On the other hand, a person with thick, curly hair would prefer heavier lotions and more heavy oils to lubricate strands and not be concerned about weight. By choosing products for your hair type, you are closer to attaining healthy, luscious hair.

Hair styling products and tools.

4. Learn about Styling Products

The nature of styling products may vary, but one thing is constant: A little goes a long way. Always begin with the tiniest amount possible and increase as necessary.

  • Hair gels feel more liquid to the touch, but they harden into a shiny, nearly “wet” shell very rapidly. They work well for spiking short hair, smoothing the hair back, and highlighting curls.
  • Hair mousse is a thinner styling foam that creates a voluminous appearance without crunch.
  • The lightest of the group and ideal for last-minute touch-ups are other finishing products like creams and serums. Hair oil is touted as an all-in-one wonder item since it penetrates the cuticle, repairs damage, reduces frizz, and adds gloss.

5. Invest in Proper Hair Accessories and Tools

Customize your toolkit to suit your hair texture and hair type and use them regularly  Get the right hairbrushes, a lightweight hair dryer that won’t cause damage, hair ties, and bobby pins that are the same color as your hair.

6. Know the Basics of Using a Hairbrush

Whenever possible, use paddle brushes for grooming. Use a round brush to easily capture each strand when blow-drying. However, spherical brushes with metal frames should be avoided since they might burn your hair when used with hot dryer air. The safest option is to continue using a wooden one.

However, not all brushes are created equal and depending on the bristle type and the type of hair you have, a brush can make or break your hair:

  • The best brushes for fine hair usually include natural or nylon bristles. They add shine while smoothing without pulling or straining.
  • To detangle regularly thick hair, use a good quality nylon brush; you’ll also get the added advantages of smoothing and producing a healthy sheen.

If you have incredibly thick hair, a brush with nylon bristles is strong enough to assist in untangling tough knots.

7. Style Based on Your Hair Type

If you have fine hair, you have several styling options. You can experiment with chignons, low buns, and messy updos and quickly straighten or curl your hair. In the end, your style will determine how you wear your hair.

If you have thick hair, and wish to wear your hair up on days when it tends to get heavy, you could try braids, side ponytails, or high buns. The benefit of having dense hair is that blowouts may last longer, and adding products isn’t as problematic since it won’t become bogged down as fine hair would.

8. Combat Frizz Effortlessly

Get a nice haircut, use colder water, sleep on silk, and locate hydrating shampoos and conditioners that work for you. These are some strategies that can help control frizz. If you have a dry scalp, use cleaning shampoos or conditioners with moisturizing elements. A quality serum also helps.

9. Use Thermal Care While Straightening or Curling Up

Exposure to heat is one of the main reasons for hair damage. Purchase a thermal protection, and wear it when flat ironing, curling, or blow drying your hair. Blow-dry the hair roots first, then raise them with your fingers for voluminous hair.

It is not required beneath a hooded dryer. They reduce heat and hair damage to your hair by 50%. Apply a heat shield to your skin and use a hair dryer to test it out for yourself. Compare this to an area that hasn’t received thermal protection. There will unquestionably be a difference.

You get a sense of control over your life when you experiment with your hairstyle. Perhaps a new hairstyle is just what you need to get that confidence boost.

 

Recitals Hair Salon is the perfect place to be creative and style your hair any way you like. It’s as easy as adding bangs, changing the color, or adding a few layers. The unparalleled hair maintenance expertise and high precision hair cuts by our globally certified stylists here make it worth your while and assure the best results. Make a hair appointment by calling 843-936-6827 or by clicking here.