|Maya asks: |
I once had my hair thinned out and was happy with the results, but now I want it thinner. If I get it thinned out again will my hair turn frizzy?
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Having very thick hair thinned out Ė which is traditionally done by thinning out the lengths and ends with a razor or shears Ė is sometimes a great option for women who find their thick coarse hair very unmanageable, however, it isnít a decision to be taken lightly. Often the grass isnít always greener and trading in very thick hair for very fine hair can bring a whole new set of problems with it. For a start, the less volume in the hair, the harder it can be to rely on your natural texture, so adding any kind of wave or body to the hair can be tricky. Hair can end up looking fine, limp and lifeless and styling products that used to work on your hair can become too heavy, weighing the hair down.
The key is to seek out a professional who will help you achieve a balanced style and cut that retains enough weight and volume in the hair that it retains some natural texture and body, but without being so thick and unruly that it is tricky to style. Thinning shears are preferable over using a razor to thin the ends Ė this can leave the ends looking dry. However be aware that if your hair is naturally wavy, and texturizing shears are used, they can alter your hairís natural wave pattern, so you may notice your curls start to behave differently.
Your hair has now started to grow back in at the roots, which has resulted in your new roots being full of natural weight and thickness, while your thinned out ends remain thin. This has caused an imbalance between the ends and crown section, which is probably why you now wish to have the procedure carried out again. The problem is that thinning the hair can only take place through the ends Ė so when freshly grown thicker roots start to appear, there is an unavoidable contrast between the roots and ends. Instead of having your ends thinned again I would actually suggest opting for a blunter cut through the ends.
This will make the ends look thicker, however it should help to balance out the denser roots. Then ask your hairstylist to add internal layers to take away the heaviness and volume within the main body of the hair. This should give the appearance of lighter locks, but without contributing to the current contrast between the roots and ends that you are experiencing. It should also help to ensure that as your hair continues to grow out, you donít end up with even more of a discrepancy between the thickness in the ends and the body at the roots and should mean the effects of the cut last much longer.
|IGNAS asks: |
I have a lot of hair, which is long and thick. I want to slick it back, so that it has no parting, and leave the ends loose, however, when I do, even with product, my hair starts to part in the middle and I donít want that. I have tried using different products but nothing helps. Do I need to use some sort of product that I do not know about or do I need to get a certain haircut?
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A slicked-back no-part style is very on-trend right now and a red-carpet favourite Ė with good reason: itís super flattering, highly wearable and can look both casual and glamorous, depending on how you wear it. Iím seeing an increasing number of brides request this look too, as it keeps hair off your face, works on most hair types and is flattering to most face shapes. A no-part style draws attention to your facial features by sweeping hair back and creating symmetry Ė whereas a parting changes the symmetry on your face, a no-part look can work for every face shape. The only types of hair I would advise against trying this style are very fine locks, which can risk looking too thin or balding when slicked back, and very curly locks, which have a tendency to fall naturally back into a parting.
|Stefanie asks: |
Hello, I have thick, middle to long dark brown hair. I never use heat on my hair, I shampoo it 1-2 times a week and condition it. My hair tends to be dry so I donít wash it more than that unless I have a lot of appointments. When I air dry my hair it always is slightly wavy but on two occasions due to the humidity I had wild curlyish hair (very specific curls). The curls started from the roots and became tighter curls to towards the bottom. They were not to voluminous which I liked and seemed wild. I have never felt that confident and good about myself, so I really want to find out how to make my hair look like that daily! I tried to copy two pictures into here, but unfortunately it didnít work. They are from a model that has exactly the kind of curls I am talking about. If there is a way for me to send the pictures that would be amazing! Thank you so much in advance and sorry for my English!
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Hi Stefanie, Iím afraid I donít know how you can attach the pictures but the best thing I can suggest for defining natural curls is always shampoo and condition with moisturising shampoo and conditioner. Always comb the conditioner through before rinsing. Use a cream based product called something like curl cream or curl activator and apply to the middle, lengths and ends of your hair when wet. Comb through so as to evenly distribute the product and then if you can use a diffuser on a hair dryer just to take 50% of the water out. Then leave to dry naturally. Hair has memory and needs to be reminded that it used to curl once you have to help it remember. As your hair is drying twist sections or scrunch then in your hand this will help your hair retain the natural shape. It may take a month or too but it will happen. Perhaps a trim and some long layers would help?
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