If you are tired of fighting your curls, or your limp hair, it is time to get a hairstyle that works with your hair type and not against it. By choosing the right haircut for your hair type, you will not only save time in styling, but keep your hair healthier by not going against it every day.
The key to the finding the right hairstyle for fine hair, is one that will make it appear fuller.
Blunt Bangs: If your hair is naturally straight, go for a blunt bang right across the eyebrow line for a really dramatic result. The rest of hair can either be a bob or left long. You can still rock this look if you have wavy or loosely curled hair, but it will take more effort to straighten your bangs, either with a hair dryer or flat iron.
Layered Bob: If you want a bob, add layers for a voluminous effect. Hair length should be at the chin and tapered in the back. Side sweeping blended bangs are a good option with this haircut. You can wear this hairstyle straight or wavy.
Pixie: This hairstyle can be worn by many different hair types, and fine-haired ladies can pull off a pixie too as creating volume when hair is short is easy. To add volume on top, apply mousse and use the hair dryer and a small round brush to roll the top up and back.
Long Layers: If you want to keep hair on the longer side, as your hair stylist for layers with heavy lines, rather than wispy ones so hair looks fuller. Too many layers will make hair look thinner so longer layers that start a few inches up from the bottom of hair will work best. You can add curls with a curling iron for an even fuller look.
Products: If you are a fine-haired girl, the right products and styling methods will help make your hair fuller. Look for ones that won’t weigh your hair down, which can look greasy and flat if you use too much product. A product such as Pureology Color Stylist Silk Mousse Bodifier will add awesome lift without leaving a residue. And remember, less is more, when dealing with fine hair. Start with a very small amount of product.
If you were lucky enough to be born with thick hair, you have a very versatile texture, with many different haircut options.
Bob: The bob is a good option for women with thick hair too. Layers will help to get rid of bulk and add movement to the hair. This haircut is a great way to show off your beautiful thick texture.
Pixie: If you want shorter hair, a pixie is the way to go. This haircut requires very little effort to style if you have a thick mane. Unlike a pixie for fine hair, the top can be left shorter. Simply use a little product on the ends and you are ready to go!
Long: Ladies with thick hair have the luxury of hair that looks fantastic long. Layers will help to add dimension and body to your style.
Products: Thick hair does not need a lot of product. A little dab of hair oil will keep hair moisturized and add shine.
Shag: This is a bold hairstyle, but can work with curly hair. Hair should be piecey, so fuller at the roots and wispier at the ends. A razor can be used to achieve this look. However, avoid this haircut if your hair is overly coarse as it will look frizzy.
Short: You can go short with curly hair, but the difference is that the cut should not be precise. The top should be longer to show off your hair’s texture. You can let it dry naturally and then use a frizz-control product just on top for definition and shine.
Long, Curly Layers: If your curls are tight, long layers will help to bring them down. If you hair is very long, ask for layers that start at the collarbone so they are not too short. You can also easily achieve this look with wavy hair too, which will be straighter at the roots. Use a frizz-controlling serum to keep hair under control.
Products: Try to use products that will not dry out your hair. For shorter styles, try Tigi Bed Head Candy Fixations Totally Baked Volumizing and Prepping Hair Meringue. Longer hair needs more control so something like Ouidad Hydrafusion Curl Cream should do the trick.
Natural Texture Afro: The new afro is an updated afro from the 70’s, with hair being more shaped. Hair is round at the top, and tapered at the ears to give shape, and resulting in a very modern style. Look at Solange Knowles for inspiration.
High Bun: If you like to wear your hair up, the high bun works with natural texture, twists, or box braids.
Hair texture definitely influences whether a hairstyle will complement you. No matter what your texture, getting the right cut will help make the most of the hair you have.