|Jenni asks: |
Hi, Iím 65 years of age and I have shoulder length fine hair. I really would like to cut my hair short but Iím heavy set and wonder if it would suit me ? Any advice please. Thanks.
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Hi Jenni, I do think it will suit you, as you will be able to get body and volume more easily on shorter hair. I suggest if you arenít someone who spends lots of time styling your hair you opt for a really short perhaps inverted bob, with a side fringe as thatís so easy to maintain. Once you have mastered that you can go shorter, take the plunge!
|Ryan asks: |
My hair is very very straight. I can barely do anything to give it texture, volume, or body. What can I do to make these things happen, preferably something that works relatively soon, since school is getting ready to start. Thanks!
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Hi Ryan, Firstly make sure you are using a volumising shampoo that is clear, that way you will add body right from the start. Only use a leave in conditioner and maybe good old fashioned volumising mousse. Its light foam formula left in the hair or blow dried in will really help you have body. Make sure you only apply a golf ball size amount and comb it through before leaving to dry or blow drying to make sure its evenly distributed. I really hope this helps.
|Michele asks: |
I have naturally curly have that I straighten daily but it is starting to look frizzy. I really want to get beachy waves and wanted to know the best way to achieve this look?
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Beachy waves are a gorgeous look for summer: theyíre so Instagram-mable and they never seem to go out of fashion. Unfortunately, achieving the perfect beachy wave on naturally curly hair, that has a tendency to frizz, isnít so easy - however with a few extra steps there is no reason why it canít be achievable.
There are two potential routes to beachy waves. You could either use a salt spray, to create the wave, definition, structure and texture of waves that have been formed in the sea. This is the Ďtrueí form of beachy waves, however going down this route does require a little extra effort when starting with naturally curly hair.
The other way you can create beachy waves is to opt for a smooth blow-dry, using a smoothing creme, to take away the natural curl and frizz from your hair and give you a smooth straight hair foundation to begin with. You can then add loose, natural-looking waves, using a large-barrelled tong on the mid-lengths and ends of the hair. Tong the hair in different directions and start at different sections of the hair, but never higher than two thirds of the way up, to keep the waves looking as naturally-formed as possible. This will give you that gorgeous beachy wave, but without the texture and definition that you would get from a sea-salt spray. If you then want to add a little definition to create that Ďbeachyí texture, try rubbing a little bit of wax between your fingers and carefully adding to a few of the waves.
If you do wish to go down the sea-salt spray route, there a few things to bear in mind. Firstly, the minerals in salt spray (the key product for beach waves) can be really drying, and as curly hair has a natural tendency to be drier and coarser than straight hair, this isnít ideal. Curly hair follicles donít behave in the same way as straight ones, and drying curly hair out will lead to frizz Ė not the desired effect when creating beachy waves. To stop salt spray from drying your hair, the key is to add a few extra steps designed to add moisture to your hair. Start with a co-wash (conditioner-only washing), rather than a traditional wash, and then continue the moisturisation process with a leave-in conditioner and a few drops of a light oil on damp hair. Use a salt spray as the final step in the process. Additionally, look for a sea-salt spray with added moisturising ingredients, to nourish the hair, smooth the follicle and reduce frizz, while adding body, wave and texture.
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