Have you ever visited your hairdresser for a new hairstyle and loved it, but were never able to duplicate it on your own? You are not alone! Women everywhere face this common problem. In this series, I hope to help you understand the step by step secrets any beautiful hairstyle.
When attempting to recreate the style, you should first try to remember to follow all the steps that your hairdresser employed in the original styling. However, if your hairdresser was not helpful in explaining the ďhow toísĒ of your new style, here are some tips that should help. This week Iíll start with tips for dealing with fine hair that falls flat, since this is the most common complaint.
- What shampoo and conditioner are you using? Is it the stylist recommended brand or a store brand? Store brands are rarely injurious to your hair but many are not helpful to you.
Fine, soft hair requires shampoo that produces more body or at least does not take the body out. I recommend a conditioner formulated for fine hair, so as to moisturize and protect the hair without taking out body. Often only the ends will need conditioning. You will find a list of products that I recommendHere.
- Towel dry and apply a styling product to your hair. Hair that is too wet will dilute your styling product and be frustrating to style-dry. In using any hair gel or mousse, apply the product to your hands and rub your hands together to distribute the product. Then work the product into the root area of your hair. This is where you will want the support for your style. Donít worry about the ends, the product will be distributed as you work with your hair.
- The blow dry. For a style to appear full, each hair must lift off your scalp. When you blow-dry your hair, you will want to hold your hair in a position that will aid the styling product to support your hair in that position. You will find three suggestions of how to achieve this Here.
- Depending on your desired style, you may want to use a curling iron or some type of roller. Pay close attention to how your hairdresser places the curls and ask questions. Your hairdresser knows that how you style your hair is important. You are a walking advertisement of her service. Find more tips on using your curling iron Here and your rollers Here.
- Very often, fine hair requires finger combing rather than the use of a comb or brush. Combing or brushing will tend to remove body. Run your fingers through your hair to loosen and blend the curls and to arrange your style. Donít try to make your style perfect. A loose, ruffled look gives the appearance of thicker and more natural hair.
- Finish your style with a weightless, flexible hold hair spray. One that is of the same brand as you other styling products is recommended.
- Give yourself time to learn to create your style even if it means getting up earlier in the morning.
You are worth the extra time and effort and you will be amazed at the results. With planning and practice you can recreate that new style.