Guest Author - Jason P. Ruel
Choosing a hairstyle that reflects your lifestyle is not always easy. There are many things to take into consideration such as time, technique, product, and tools. When you consider all of those things, your style may not be the right one for you.
Consider time. How much time do you have every day to actually do your hair. If you like to sleep in and run out the door just in time to get to work, a style requiring washing, blowing out, application of product, and use of tools would not be the right selection for you. Whereas a style that only requires you to wash and put a little product in and go might be the best.
When you consider technique, you need to think about what you are able to actually do. DO you know how to use a hot tool to create the look you are going for? Do you know how to blow out your hair so that it gets the right amount of volume in the areas you need it to be in? Are you able to braid, section, or manipulate your hair? These are all considerations you need to keep in mind when picking out a style for your everyday wear.
Product is not a four-letter word. Product is important in most styles. How are you going to create volume when you donít want to back-comb or tease the hair? Product. How are you going to ensure that your hair remains straight even though it is humid outside? Product. How are you going to hold your curls in place and not allow the ends to get frizzy or the curl to fall out and get stringy and dirty looking? Product. Product plays key roles in doing your hair. While we may think we donít like volumizers, hairsprays, gel, pastes, pomades, and other s, they are very important in creating and maintaining a style.
Finally we have to consider tools. What tools do you own? A hairdryer? A curling iron? A flat iron? A round brush? A comb? A wide-tooth comb? A water bottle? A crimper? These tools are all important to making and maintaining styles. You cannot create volume and height without a hairdryer. You canít easily create smoothness and flatness without a flat iron or curling iron. Big bouncy curls are near impossible without rollers or a curling iron. You cannot complete styles without combs and brushes.
Taking all these things into mind will help you consider what styles are good for you. When you consider technique, time, tools, and product you will be able to figure out what kind of style will work for you. More importantly, a consultation with a professional cosmetologist will help you consider all these factors and find a style that is just right for you!