We've heard countless times that we should always take into account our natural hair texture in order to get the best results. But do we really know what are the optimal choices for our tresses depending on our hair texture and hair type? If not, let's expand our knowledge to be able to make informed choices every single time.
Like our face shape, our hair texture and hair type have a major influence when it comes to whether a certain hairstyle compliments our features or not. Aside from determining our face shape correctly and making the right choices based on it, keeping our hair texture into account is an equally important step towards satisfaction. Otherwise it will not be surprising that the haircuts we choose don't actually flatter us despite being appropriate for our face shape.
Hair textures can be generally divided in five main categories: fine, coarse, black, straight or curly. Hairstyles and haircuts should be chosen depending on which hair texture is dominant. Knowing what to aim for and what to avoid is extremely important as it will increase your chances of success while also making the process of selection easier. Here are a few things you might want to keep in mind depending on your hair texture:
Naturally, those who have fine hair tend to gravitate towards finding hairstyles that maximize the hair volume in various ways. Due to the fact that creating volume can be quite difficult to achieve on long hair those who have this type of texture are often advised to opt for short to medium hairstyles for best results. Using a lightweight hairspray to add extra definition to your tresses is another excellent idea as well. Graduated hairstyles such as bob or wedge hairstyles tend to be appropriate choices as they tend to offer the needed effect. Adding layers is also a good idea for the same reason. Soft curls or big waves are also a good choice for this hair texture.
Aside from designing a proper hair care ritual that will help us be satisfied with our tresses doing our best to adequately control this hair texture is highly recommended. In terms of styling the best way to tame our tresses is controlling the weight of our tresses. Once again the right layering style can be the saving solution in many cases. As a result the hair will seem more structured and the hairstyle will be more complex. Staying away from chemical treatments is a wise choice and opting for hairstyles such as buns, French twists or braids or short curly hairstyles is a good strategy.
Considered a symbol of femininity and romance, natural curls invariably attract attention. On the downside, however, curly hair tends to be quite hard to manage due to the frizz problem that can be unavoidable to a certain extent. Another issue can be the bulkiness that can turn out to be a problem especially when the hair volume is not distributed properly. That's why most women with curly ringlets choose layered haircuts to be able to manage their curls easier. Suitable hairstyles for this hair texture tend to be messy top knots for a casual look, half up/down hairstyles or slicked back updos. For an easier hair management using an anti frizz serum and mastering the art of the perfect blow dry is extremely necessary.
Black/chemically processed hair
Due to the fact that black hair is often hard to manage, many women use hair relaxing to tame their tresses. Relaxed hair should be treated just like any other type of chemically processed hair, even though it offers all the styling possibilities of straight hair. While geometric haircuts work extremely well for this hair type, in order to protect the hair it is recommended to avoid overusing heat based styling tools.
Those who have straight hair can consider themselves truly fortunate as they have the greatest variety of choices both when it comes to haircut styles as well as to hair styling options as this hair type is one of the easiest ones to deal with in terms of maintenance and style. Your hair length as well as your face shape are the only factors you need to analyze to be able to choose a flattering hairstyle as you have almost unlimited possibilities.