How can I treat bushy hair?
“Too full” hair can be caused by strong curls, coarse hair or the hair being too dry. Depending on the reason the typical hair-care program focuses on moisture in shampoos, conditioners, and also potentially in dedicated moisture-treatments. If your hair is overly full, consider adding length to your hair to make the weight work in your favour and consider layering.
What condition can my hair be in?
Despite the many claims from marketing your hair can only really be dry, normal, oily or damaged. Therefore the only real treatment needed is to moisturize, maintain, balance or strengthen it.
How should I treat normal hair?
Normal hair is neither dry, nor oily or damaged. The hair is elastic and has a shine to it. If you pinch the hair and run your fingers down it, the hair feels smooth and sleek. If you pull a hair until it breaks it should flex about a quarter first. No particular treatment is needed beyond the normal shampoo and conditioner, and of course the normal practices to avoid damaging the hair.
How should I treat dry hair?
Dry hair is on its way to becoming damaged. When your hair is dry it does not flow as easily and creates slightly more volume. Dry hair is stiff as opposed to soft and pliable. It will not flex much before breaking if you pull on a strand from opposite directions. There are many possible causes of dry hair. It can be shampooing in too warm water, using conditioner too seldomly, using styling aids with too much alcohol, regularly chemically treating the hair, e.g., with coloring, bleaching, or perms, exposing it to UV rays or even sleeping on a cotton rather than silk pillow. For dry hair you need a program with moisturizing products.
How should I treat damaged hair?
Damaged hair can feel rough and textured with the ends tending to break off when you brush or style it. The cuticle layer is no longer complete and the hair can be broken or the ends split. The most common reasons are blow-drying in the wrong way or too much, too much exposure to the wind or driving in a cabriolet, too much use of chemicals or damage from brushing, combing or manual twisting and tumbling of the hair. If your hair is damaged you need to use moisturizers and strengthening treatments to prevent further damage.
How should I treat oily hair?
Oily hair is normally caused by a hormonal imbalance causing the scalp to produce too much natural oil. This is typical in puberty. Oily hair requires more frequent shampooing, but be careful to avoid using strong cleansing products that risk damaging the hair. Take care also to apply any styling products a few centimeters away from the scalp to avoid the products irritating the scalp and making the condition worse.
Can I repair hair damage?
Your hair is only alive and growing at the follicle in your scalp. The hair you can see is made mostly of keratin and cannot heal itself like most of the rest of your body. There are products like moisturizers and strengtheners available, however, they only work as long as they are left in the hair. When they wash out their effect washes out too. The only way to truly repair damaged hair
What is the impact of sun on hair?
The Sun’s impact on hair comes from the UV rays. Whether at the beach or in a tanning salon, these rays will fade the color of your hair and cause dryness and brittleness. With enough exposure the hair will be damaged beyond repair and have to be cut. To mitigate damage the best is to use a hat or cap, and as a second line of defence use hair products including sunscreen and use deep conditioners as often as weekly.
How should I comb out my child’s hair?
Children’s hair, like the rest of their bodies have not yet reached the size and proportions of adults’. Their hair is thinner and more sparse and gets more tangled more easily. Add to the tangles that young princes and princesses have a lower pain threshold than adults and combing out tangles can be a test of patience. Initially it is worth mentioning that the shorter the hair the less tangles is an issue, so ideally try to keep the hair short enough to remain healthy and untangled. When you do comb out the hair, always use a leave-in conditioner and make sure to pick the right form of brush.
What haircut suits me as a man?
The haircut that best suits you is the one that you like the most, however, there are some typical ground rules of what to be aware of. Hair can either emphasize or de-emphasize certain features. It can also take more or less time to groom on a daily basis. If you have an unusually thick neck or a wide, square-shaped head choose a cut with more rounded lines with tapering around the nape and the sides. If you want an all-round good looking style choose the business style with 3-8 cm hair on top down to 5-10 mm at the hairline. This looks professional and will keep its form for 4-6 weeks. If you want a more sporty or youthful look, or if you have particularly wavy or curly hair try the same look but with half the length. If you have a receding hair-line or wish to have a more casual look, add 2-5 cm to the business style. This style is also easier to groom. If you have very full hair or a slightly receding hair-cut try a short cut of 5-8 cm on top and 2-3 cm on the sides that you ruffle with styling aids. For the chance to have two very different looks, both lively with an attitude and casual conservative add a further 2-5 cm on the casual look on the top and taper the sides down to the same length as the casual cut. This style can be made to look rowdy and ruffled, or to lay down in a casual manner in a few seconds with simple styling. If you suffer from receding hair you can initially leave layers of hair long enough to cover the areas, be it the crown, neckline or forehead. When the hair is serious about leaving, let it leave. Cut the remaining hair short or even shave it clean off. A beard can also be a great way to emphasize or hide certain facial features.
What haircut suits me as a woman?
The haircut that best suits you is the one that you like the most, however, there are some typical ground rules of what to be aware of. Hair can either emphasize or de-emphasize certain features. A very round face, sagging lower cheeks, ears that are particularly large or protruding and a large head will all be emphasized by a short haircut. A head which is particularly flat in the back can often do with extra fullness in that area to create a rounder overall shape. Receding hairlines and thin hair will be better covered with longer layers of hair, until the point when it becomes obvious that the longer hair is attempting to cover thinner patches, when it is usually better to shave off all the hair, at least in men. Take care to match the cut to how your hair flows naturally unless you wish to spend a lot of time styling. For example, if your hair is unusually straight a curly style will be time consuming to maintain. We think of seven types of facial shapes when considering the best cut. The round face can be visually made longer by creating a voluminous top and smooth, longer sides that are either equal length or have smooth layers. A triangle shaped head with large jaws can be balanced with full, wide bangs and by draping the hair along the jaw. An oval head shape can have any haircut. A rectangular, i.e., long and narrow shape can be made to look wider by adding volume on the sides and having a short smooth top. An inverted pyramid shape where the forehead is wide and the chin narrow can be balanced by cutting a full bang and allowing some lengthe and volume around the back of the neck. A diamond shaped head with wide cheekbones and a prominent jaw, but narrow forehead and chin can be balanced by creating a full bang and having the hair drape the cheeks and jaw. Finally, a square shape can be softened by creating a haircut that drapes the jawline. Volume on top and a light fringe bang also helps soften the features.
How often should I have my hair cut?
Hair grows a little every day, and it takes approximately three weeks until you no longer see the shape of the hair as it was cut. By week six the hair typically starts getting a wilder look as some elements meant to remain short become longer and frizzy hair starts standing out. If you wish your hair to always look fresh and well groomed, visit your hairdresser every four weeks. If you visit every sixth week you will never look uncared for. If you wait longer than six weeks you will typically start looking less groomed or you have a hair-style suited for long intervals between cuts.
How long should I use the curling iron for to make perfect curls?
The hair should become bearably, but not uncomfortably warm. Keep your fingers on the hair wrapped around the curling iron. When the heat makes you want to move your fingers you have reached the maximum temperature. Curling for longer will damage your hair.
How should I apply styling products?
We need to separate between styling and finishing products. The styling products, such as gels and mousses are meant to be used before blow-drying, curling or straightening the hair. These products are designed to melt into the hair when exposed to heat and will feel sticky or stiff whenever applied to the hair after it has been dried. Finishing products on the other hand, like hair sprays, are meant to be used after the hair has been dried and cooled down, and do not react well to heat.
How should I shave the edges of my beard?
Your neckline should resemble a rounded W when viewed from beneath. Starting one inch above the Adam’s apple and tracing a U form towards the back of the jawbone beneath each ear. Keep the area below this line neatly shaved and let the beard grow above.
How do I trim my beard?
Regular trimming keeps the beard more even and gives it a more groomed look. The key is to relax your face whilst trimming. If you wear any form of grimace when trimming you risk the trim becoming uneven when you relax or display any other form of expression. This is particularly important for the mustache. Fineschmeckers can use a scissor although clippers will do fine. Only remember to use a small comb fit for purpose and comb the hair straight down before trimming.
How should care for my skin when shaving?
Shaving is tough on your skin and should be treated more as a skin-care session and not a chore. With a little preparation and after-care you avoid infections, razor burns and other irritants. Make sure your skin is clean and the pores are open before shaving by taking a shower. Seal the pores again after the shave with a splash of cold water before applying a moisturizer or a beard balm or similar.
What is the right way to curl hair?
If you wish to have curly hair, or even if you wish to reduce the curl of your hair, you should use a curling iron. The irons come in various sizes according to the size of the curls you wish to have. The larger the iron, the “longer the curls”. The largest irons give more of a swaying form to your hair – and if you already have curls, a curling iron with a larger diameter than your curls will smooth your hair.
How can I make my hair lie down?
There are certain products and techniques you can use to tame wild hair. Start with ensuring your hair is richly conditioned. Then blow dry the hair in the direction of the styling. If you’re brushing then be mindful of using a styling brush instead of a brush that gives your hair lift. Use a gel to style with as it is heavier than other products.
How should I apply a styling product?
A styling product exists for its effect. The maximum effect from a product you will have if you apply the majority of the product to the roots of your hair where lift or hold is most needed. If you need a strong hold in the product, consider using a product with less hold for the finish to avoid a “stiff look”, unless of course that is what you are looking for.
What type of styling product should I use with fine hair?
With fine hair you should avoid using gels at the root area as it has relatively high weight and will pull your hair down. Use a spray or mousse.
What type of styling product should I use with coarse or curly hair texture?
Use a medium to strong gel to create a light lift at the roots, and a smoother texture for the remaining parts of the hair. Avoid volumizing products, aiming instead for a smoothing product that will give the best styling result.
How can I create more volume in my hair?
If you blow dry the hair forward until its nearly dry and then brush it back it will have more volume. If you have short or spiky hair hold the hair straight up or straight out while blow drying the roots. For even more volume there are styling products that can be used whilst blow drying
Can blow-drying damage my hair?
To create a great look and avoid damaging the hair the blow-dryer should follow the growth of the cuticle layer. The cuticle layer grows “upside down” from your scalp. When it is closed the hair is smooth. If it is ruffled open by excessive heat and blowing hair upwards it becomes dull and vulnerable to dehydration, brittleness and color fading.
Which direction should I blow dry my hair?
Always blow dry your hair pointing the drier towards the end of the hair, away from the scalp.
How do I blow-dry curly hair?
For curly hair, that you wish to stay curly, use an air diffuser. Diffusers produce more heat and less air-flow allowing your curls to stay where they are and not be blow in all directions
Can shaving make my hair grow thicker?
No, it will not. The hair on your body is longer than what we can see as the living part of it is hidden beneath the skin. The part above the skin, called the shaft, is dead. When hair grows it tends to wear into a cone-shape with the thickest part being closest to your skin. When the hair is shaved it is cut at the thickest point and at a sharp angle. As the hair grows back out a rough stubble emerges, however, it is exactly as thick as the hair that was shaved off. The size of the follicle decides the thickness of the hair, and shaving cannot change that. It might feel thicker as it is less flexible when it is short, like a tree-branch of even a steel rod.
Can shaving make my hair grow darker?
No, it will not. The hair on your body is longer than what we can see as the living part of it is hidden beneath the skin. The part above the skin, called the shaft, is dead. The colors are caused by the pigments in your body and does not change with shaving, however, the stubble may appear darker. First of all the skin is usually lighter than the hair, and when the stubble is short it contrasts more against the skin than against hair. The hair is also “fresh” and has not been bleached by the sun, salt-water or other chemical exposure
Can shaving make my hair grow faster?
No, it will not. The hair on your body is longer than what we can see as the living part of it is hidden beneath the skin. The part above the skin, called the shaft, is dead. Several studies have confirmed that hair growth speed is unaltered by shaving.
Why are men so hairy?
Humans have about the same number of hair as our animal brethren. The reason we seem less hairy is that each strand of hair is thinner. Men and women have the same amount of hair as well, but men have more of the longer, thicker and colored hair most associated with the head and pubic hair. It can also grow on the chest, back, ears and a variety of other fun and interesting places.
What is the right way to wash my hair?
a. To properly wash your hair there are four steps you should take. First wet the hair for 1-2 minutes to let the moisture penetrate the hair and make it ready for washing. Use cool water, not hot. Second, put shampoo in your hand and rub your hands together. Be mindful of having less rather than more shampoo to avoid the product building up in your hair over time. Third, apply the shampoo and massage it into your hair from the most difficult/thickest area to the least. Massage lightly as the hair is susceptible to damage when wet. Finally, rinse the hair with cool water for 1-2 minutes to remove all the dirt, styling products and soap. If you’re in a rush its ok sometimes to skip conditioner. However, as a rule you should also condition the hair by putting some conditioner in your hand and rubbing them together and subsequently applying it to the dry parts of your hair; the top, the ends or all of it if you use treatements like coloring. Like shampoo be careful not to overuse conditioner. Leave the conditioner for 1-2 minutes and then rinse it off as well.
Can laser be used to treat hair loss?
Laser therapy is used to treat thinning hair both in men and women. The technique uses low intensity UV laser and is a pain and side-effect free way to treat hair loss. This treatment has been shown to give good results. Consult with a doctor if you wish to pursue a treatment for baldness or hair loss.
What can I eat to improve hair growth?
Strong and healthy hair requires energy to grow, and certain minerals and acids are prevalent in hair and must be present in sufficient amounts. Omega 3 and some fatty acids have proven to reduce hair loss in women. Zinc deficiency is suggested by science to contribute to hair loss, and ensuring sufficient zinc in the diet should counter this effect. Vitamin C has antioxidant properties fighting free radicals and contributing to stronger hair. Iron deficiency is also believed to contribute to hair loss. Finally, vitamin D contributes to creating the hair follicles in your scalp and body, and certain conditions that cause balding are avoided by ensuring sufficient vitamin D.
What causes hair loss?
There are several factors that can cause hair loss. Some factors we can influence. Strong UV radiation from the sun can be avoided by wearing a hat or cap. Over-use of heat styling or hot oil treatments should be avoided. Genetic heritage is an important factor that we cannot do much about. Also hormonal changes such as going through puberty or menopause and medicines will also cause hair loss, but is hard to influence.
Can I cut my hair if I want it to grow long?
Although trimming your hair makes it slightly shorter, it is recommended to trim it every two months to get rid of split ends. Trimming in itself does not make the hair grow faster, however, it helps ensure healthy hair and that growth does not slow down.
How do I disentangle my hair?
The most common way of removing knots or tangles in your hair is by using a wide-toothed brush or a de-tangling comb.
Does sunlight damage my hair?
Strong sunlight can damage the hair by removing moisture from leaving it dry, brittle and damaged. Protect your hair from damage by wearing a hat or a cap.
Why do I have dull hair?
Dull hair is normal healthy hair that has lost its shine. Instead of showing its natural rich variation of hair color it comes off as one monocromatic color. This is typically caused by using too much styling product, using the wrong product for their hair or by not properly rinsing the hair after shampooing. If you use a moisturizing shampoo but your hair is normal it can develop a coating that takes away the shine. Another typical culprit is spraying with styling or hair sprays closer than 25cm from the hair as this concentrates the product too much in one particular area creating a coating layer that is hard to remove.
Does chlorinated water damage my hair?
Chlorinated water, and to a lesser extent saltwater can remove moisture from your hair, leaving it dry, brittle and damaged. Protect your hair from damage by wearing a swimming with a cap.
How can I keep my hair healthy when swimming in a pool?
The major issue with pools come from the chlorine used for it to remain clean, in addition to exposure to UV rays from the sun. Ideally wear an appropriate (swimming) cap whether in our out of water. Before swimming rinse the hair with clear fresh water for one minute to ensure it is wet and has absorbed the clean water instead of later absorbing pool water. If you have long hair put it in a bun to avoid sun-exposure. Whenever you’re getting out of the pool rinse your hair to get the chlorine off it. When finished for the day shampoo and condition with moisturizing products. Consider having a “swimmers shampoos” in backup and use it if you see that your hair is being impacted by the chlorine.
How can I increase the volume of my ponytail?
There is a simple trick to increase the volume of your ponytail. Fold the final fold of the hair-tie over only half of the ponytail. This will lift up half of the tail and push down the other half, giving a voluminous look.
How should I treat my limp hair?
Limp hair clings to the scalp and will not hold its shape after styling. There are several types of hair products to treat this condition, everything from thickening, bodifying, amplifying to volumizing products. If you have limp hair consider a layered haircut with textured ends to create more fullness.
How can I increase the apparent length of my ponytail?
There is an easy way to make your ponytail look longer. Instead of making one ponytail, make one ponytail slightly higher up than you normally would, and make a second ponytail lower down. Tuck the higher ponytail into the lower ponytail and you have a nice long ponytail.
How can I treat frizzy hair?
Frizzy hair is the toughest to bend to your will, however, with the right treatment and cut it can be done. Usually frizzy hair is very curly and too dry. Treat it with anti-frizz products that have a moisturizing effect. Use a leave-in conditioner if your hair is very dry and use deep-moisturizing treatments.
Does washing in cold water improve my hair?
The temperature of the water does not influence hair health within normal temperature ranges. However, ending your shower with a few seconds of cold water will seal the cuticles and add a healthy, sleek finish to your hair.
Will exercise influence my hair?
Regular exercise is one of the few miracle cures available to us, improving the quality of life as well as the quality of our hair. Exercise increases the blood flow in our body, including to our scalp and skin. The increased blood flow provides nutrients and oxygen to the hair and hair roots, and removes toxins, promoting healthy hair growth.
Should I comb my hair when it is wet or when it is dry?
You should ideally not comb your hair when it is wet. Combing or brushing when wet is more likely to break it, pull it out or otherwise damage it.
Why do children scratch after cutting hair
Children’s skin is more sensitive than adults’ meaning the clippings scratch much more for children than for adults. Avoid the problem by using a haircutting cape or putting on a thin soft towel that is slightly damp.
What tools do I need to cut at home?
You need a nice pair of haircutting scissors and/or an electric razor, a comb for styling, a spray bottle, a variety of clips, and optionally a cutting cape, a texturizing scissor and small towels to dry off.
How do I erase scissor marks?
The easiest way to remove the lines that show where you’ve cut the hair is to use a specialty scissor. These scissors can do anything from thinning the hair, to texturizing and channeling it, however, the normally best way for avoiding lines is to use a thinning scissor to finalize the cut.
How does a good comb feel?
Good combs are flexible to be gentle in use and avoid breaking the teeth. They are typically made of materials like vulcanized rubber. If the teeth of your comb breaks it is likely to cause damage to both the hair and the scalp, and of course, make styling more difficult. A good comb should be smooth to the touch and flexible, bending at least a quarter of the length in sideways direction and immediately snapping back to shape once released.
What is the best way to detangle hair?
Although the wide-spaced part of a normal comb should work fine, it is always easier to use special detangling combs designed for the purpose. Such a comb works for tangled hair, and for extremely long and thick hair as well.