Problem Hair Tips







Flyaway hair is the classic bad hair, not because it looks bad, but because like an unruly pet, it appears to have a mind of its own. This is a problem for both men and women, and can make naturally curly owners curse their attribute which others only envy. When it is just an unruly curl, the correct washing, conditioning, and use of gel will keep the troublesome pet in place, but often the flyaway is a result of split ends. Don't shoot for the temporary quick fix -- it is better to get to the heart of the problem and chop them off. For at least six months, it may be necessary to visit your stylist on a regular basis (every four to six weeks) to prevent tiny frays from expanding into nightmare flyaways. Start immediately to condition the ends, only a daily basis, and the entire hair once a week. The time is well worth it. If your hair is coarse, you will need a heavier conditioner, but if your hair is fine, use a conditioner for delicate hair, and limit most treatments to the ends. This will help to retain a sense of volume. Be careful when blow drying as you should point the nozzle down the hair, and if at all possible avoid blow drying hair that is too easily split. Use only a light mist with hair spray, and if your hair is especially delicate, spray your brush, and not directly onto your hair. Then brush the spray lightly and evenly throughout. When steam and humidity are the immediate culprits to the problem, try a little dab of moisturizer, rub into your hands, and lightly moisten the hair.



Dead thick hair, that lacks bounce and swing, can most likely be corrected with the perfect cut. As heavy hair just hangs down like curtains, choosing a style that goes with the flow is your first option. You can reduce the volume by cutting the hair short, but if this is not your first choice, then have your stylist add layers. You can always reduce the volume by having your stylist trim the underlayers slightly shorter than the outer cap, thereby allowing the length to remain, while the thickness has diminished. You must use hair products that match your hair's thickness, without adding any extra weight. Mix styling gel with leave-in conditioner, blending the mixture lightly in your palms, then even more lightly attempting to distribute as evenly as you can throughout. Use a brush with natural bristles, rather than plastic bristles as they corral the hair more effectively without causing any damage. The general rule, is that whatever you do, do it with a light touch, as any error will be magnified.

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Sad is the owner of fine, straight hair who wants to create curves or curls. Choose a hair style that will build curves into your style. The advantage is a savings in time and all you have to do is wash, brush, and your back on the runway of life. If you choose a blunt-cut style with no layers, the style will last a long time. Just trim the ends on a regular basis to escape the splits and dangles that can make your style appear frail and thin. To accomplish the round style, just keep the hair short, extending little beyond the chin. You will likely need layers or beveled ends to lead the hair into curving under the chin or outward. This will at least create the illusion of curves, whether you have the curls added or not. Always use light styling products, mostly mousses and lightweight lotions, which have been engineered to add texture or thickness. If you've added curls and want to lock them in, set your blow dryer to cool as this will help to capture and lock in whatever stylistic turns you have installed.

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