We’ve all walked into a salon clutching a picture of a model or celebrity and declared that we ‘want her hair’ but, when it comes to hairstyles, one size doesn’t fit all. Whether your hair is fine, coarse, curly, or straight, the key to having more good hair days is to work with what you’ve got. The right style will ensure hair is more manageable and easier to style in the mornings. Follow these foolproof tricks to ensure bad hair days are a thing of the past.
If you have fine hair, but a lot of it, it can become heavy and lifeless, advises London-based stylist Kimberly Jayne. “Seamless layers will help to create the movement and shape that high-density fine hair needs. A layered pixie crop is an easy on-trend option for women with fine hair. If you’d prefer to wear your hair longer, a layered chin or shoulder length hairstyle will really work with your natural texture,” notes Jayne.
On the other hand, if your hair is fine, but you don’t have lots of it, skip the layers altogether and go for a blunt-cut bob or graduated bob instead. Blunt lines create the illusion of fuller, thicker strands.
Coarse hair can become too heavy and unruly when you adopt the wrong hairstyle. Steal back some styling time with a hairstyle that’s conducive to reducing bulk and weight. Ask your stylist for razor-cut layers to remove mass and create shape. Too much weight in the lengths and ends of the hair can cause it to fall flat. Similarly, avoid blunt cuts, which can emphasize excess weight.
If you have hair that’s coarse, but low in density, the goal is to add bluntness to your style for a flattering finish. Coarse, low-density hair tends to lay flat against the head, so incorporate root-lifting, texturizing products such as One ‘n Only™ Speed Style™ Dry Texturizing Spray into your routine to create added volume.
Curly hair can be tricky to style, but the key to reducing frizz and increasing manageability is the right haircut. While layers can help reduce excess mass, they should be cut into select places to help create balance. Too much shearing can cause the ends to look too transparent and wispy, so keep some fullness towards the ends of the hair. While mid-length to longer styles work for high-density curls, if you have curly hair that’s less dense, then a shorter, cropped style is a carefree option for your natural texture.
Add texture and definition to super-straight locks with piece-y layers. A long shag cut adds shape and interest to naturally straight hair. Long side-swept or blunt bangs can amp up the interest of this look. To prevent strands from falling flat, encourage movement and texture with a spritz of One ‘n Only™ Argan Oil Volumne Hair Spray.
While face shape, personal style and the amount of time you can dedicate to upkeep all play roles, working with your natural texture and density will ensure you score your best possible hairstyle.