This answer depends on your lifestyle, hairs length, and hair type.
For example, if you live a sporty lifestyle you will need to shampoo your hair every single day and so will need to consider a hairstyle and home haircare regime that will help facilitate this.
On the other hand, if you work inside out of the elements, have normal to dry hair and scalp on short hair, you should only be shampooing it 2-3 times per week.
There was a time not so long ago that every young lady (sorry guys no disrespect) was told to brush their hair 100 times in the morning and another 100 times at night with a good natural bristle brush.
This was very important for long hair types as it ensured that
- Any knots or tangles where brushed out
- That sebum from the scalp was distributed to the mid length and ends, protecting the hair with natural oils.
- The brushing on the scalp created good circulation to the follicle to help with better hair growth.
The art of brushing hair was sadly lost back in the eighties and nineties when perms and brushing were not a good match.
It is a good idea to get your hair trimmed by your hairdresser every 4-6 weeks.
Regular trims ensure that;
- The shape of your haircut will be maintained easily
- Any damaged or split ends can be cut off, visit by visit so that they don’t creep further up the hair shaft.
- You will be able to style your hair far more easily
- It’s an opportunity to treat yourself on a more regular basis.
The short answer is NO. The longer answer is no don’t razor cut wavy or curly hair unless you are wanting it to frizz, look wiry, like it has split ends. The reason is that razor cutting slices hair on an angle, and also removes only some (not all) of the hair, and when hair is wavy or curly and razor cut, the shorter pieces with less weight spring up between longer pieces making a bushy, frizzy effect.
The thing about bangs is most people have tried them at least once in their lifetime and have either had a great experience or a really bad one.
What’s important to remember about bangs is that they do have an effect on hairstyles and other important elements such as;
- Straight across bangs halve the vertical length in a person face shape, thus they suit people with oblong, diamond, or narrow face types.
- Curtain bangs with a middle part actually add length to face shapes, suiting round and wide faces best.
- Side swept angled bangs are great on angular face shape such as square and broader jawbones.
- Straight across bangs draw attention to the eyes.
- Bangs are an easy way to do something different without having a complete full makeover.
There a number of ways to make straight hair change to curly or wavy, however they can be grouped into two categories.
- Non-Permanent, using thermal appliances such as hot irons, curling tongs, hot rollers, or curling the hair when it’s wet on round shapes (rollers overnight) will change the texture of hair when it dries. These new curls on your once straight hair will only last until moisture gets inside your hair shaft and is why you are told to stay away from humidity when you have your hair curled. The change in your straight hair to curls is on the Hydrogen bonds only (outside) and so not permanent.
- Permanent, using chemicals that go into your hair and rearrange the sulphur bonds, known as perming. Straight hair is stretched and moulded around a roller, chemically altered, and then set in place in new formations or curves, round shapes that we know as curls. This can be made straight again by using chemicals to drag the hair straight again, however moisture or simply washing your hair will not make permed curly hair straight on its own.
There is no right or wrong answer here, fine hair can look amazing short with stylish one length looks and bangs, but it can also look great when it’s straight and all the one length, precision cut. Wavy and curly fine hair types can also look great short or long.
Layer cuts on curly hair are great at defining curls, allowing movement and bounce from eliminating weight. Layering curly hair is definitely good, and all about adding shape to create a hairstyle that will suit the individual.
The answer to this often-asked question is that
- Long curly hair tends to behave better due to how gravity weighs it down, making it tame and looking amazing, however it does take more work to keep it healthy and looking great
- Short curly hair can look incredible when the right haircut has been created on the right face shape, personality, and that considers a person’s lifestyle factors. Short curly hair is also easy to style and maintain.
Curly hair comes in 3 ranges that include
- Loose curls
- Tight curls
- Coily curls
Straight hair can be cut in many ways, using a variety of haircutting techniques such as blunt cutting, sliced edges, chipping, razor cutting, layering, tapering, and much more, all on short, medium, and long hair lengths.
Straight hair is easy to work with, but consideration must be given to how it falls naturally, working with the amount of hair, all against a person face shape, lifestyle, and personality
If you have fine hair you should avoid some of the following things:
- Using shampoos and conditioners that have too much moisture in them as this will make your fine hair flat and dull.
- Don’t overuse hair color and chemicals as this will damage your hair
- Only use heat styling aids occasionally on your fine hair otherwise this will lead to damage.
- If you have straight fine hair, avoid getting layers particularly if your hair is medium or long.
There are many hairstyles that work perfectly for fine hair types, making the hair looker thicker, more solid, even without any body and these include:
- Short Precision Bob Cuts
- Wedge Cuts, or Pixie Bobs as they are also known.
- Angled Bobs
- Geometric Bobs
- Bob Cuts with bangs
- Mid length bangs
- Blunt cuts
- Deep side part
Getting the best haircut for coarse hair depends on the texture and condition of the hair. Further to this, the best haircut for coarse hair also depends on a person’s face shape, personality, lifestyle, and other important factors.
The best haircut for coarse hair is one that helps keep it in shape without too much work or effort.
Great haircuts for straight coarse hair include some of the following
- Short crops
- Pixie cuts
- Layer Cuts
- Razor cut Shags
- Graduated Bobs
- Layered Lobs
- Classic long stacked layer cuts
- Choppy cuts
The best haircuts for coarse wavy hair vary depending on the length of the hair, and some of these include;
- Short Crops
- Short Pixie cuts
- Short layer cuts
- Medium Lobs and Shags (avoid razor cutting)
- Medium layered Bobs
- Long layered hairstyles
- Wavy Curtain Bangs
Curly hair that is coarse needs to be carefully cut all starting with a plan based around the type of curl, length of the hair, and then a person’s face shape, lifestyle, home hair care options, and available time.
Some great haircuts for curly hair include
- Short shaped afros
- Short layer cuts
- Medium layered Bobs
- Layered Lobs
- Long layer cuts
- Curly curtain bangs
- Side swept bangs
Naturally coarse wiry hair is what many people are born with unless you have damaged your hair from overusing chemicals, heat appliances, or the environment.
The hair can feel dry because of how the cuticle sticks out at 45 degree angles, and also because of this, it is easy for coarse curly hair to actually dry out.
Yes, if you don’t cut off, remove the split ends they will travel up the hair shaft and cause more damage due to how the inside layer (the cortex) is exposed to all elements and the sun. Cutting split ends seals the hair, and is actually the best way to get longer hair because as it grows it won’t break off.
many miracle treatments are on the market that claim to have properties that will seal your split ends, however I am here to tell you that they are of a cosmetic nature only, filling the hair with silicones mostly to make it look and feel better. While some of these products will indeed help protect the hair from the elements, the split end needs to be amputated, cut off and removed as the best cause of action.