11. To Cut Or Not To Cut
Women with long hair often battle with the choice to cut their hair or not. They want to be adventurous and try something new and different but often lack the courage to go ahead with a cut. Keep in mind that a cut is not permanent and hair can be grown out again. A good suggestion is to go short progressively rather than opt for a really short style like a pixie cut immediately.
This will give you the option to grow the hair back quickly and easily if you decide you miss your long hair. Keep in mind that extensions are always an option if you do go short and aren't happy with the results to give your natural hair time to grow out. So be a little adventurous and go for that short style you have had your eye on for a while.
22. The Growing Conundrum
Growing hair out, especially from a really short cut can be frustrating and take time. It is important to balance the growth with regular cuts to maintain hair health and manage your hair every day. It is recommended to let the hair grow for at least 4 months between cuts to trim and even out stray and uneven locks. Remember to tell your hairdresser
that you are growing your hair out at every appointment and ask them to cut them minimum and retain as much length as possible.
33. Curly Vs. Straight
Nine out of ten times a women with straight hair wants curls and vice versa. Perms, Brazilian and other products are all available to give you the hair you want. However, these products can damage the hair as can curling irons, straightening irons or blow dryers
. In the long run, it is best to opt for a professional long term technique that will provide you with the wanted results without having to take the time and trouble styling your hair every day.
44. Oily Vs. Dry Hair
How do you control oily hair? First, buy a hair shampoo for oily hair. Only wash your hair once or twice a week and brush less often. Washing and brushing stimulates the hair follicles to produce more oil to moisturise the hair and scalp. Stay away from hair styling products that could aggravate the condition. Use a moisturising conditioner to further reduce oil production.
How do you deal with dry hair? Once again, buy a shampoo and conditioner designed for dry hair. Also wash your hair less often as water dries out the hair. Always apply a moisturising conditioner after washing and a dry hair treatment about once a week. Massage your scalp to encourage natural oil production. Stay away from chemical hair colors, straighteners, perms and styling products that will dry your hair out further. Blow dry on a cool setting rather than hot and stay away from the curling tongs and that straightening iron.
56. Calming The Frizz
Even clients with the straightest hair can succumb to frizz in damp and humid conditions. There are many different ways to calm the frizz and get that smooth silky look. Use products that seal the hair shaft preventing moisture from entering the hair and causing it to kink. Also get a hair cut. Damaged and broken hair is more likely to frizz out than healthy hair. Alternatively, dilute a small amount of your conditioner or hair treatment with water in a spray bottle. Apply and smooth onto the hair during the day as an when needed to reduce frizz.
Permanent solutions for individuals with curly, frizzy hair include permanent hair straighteners or a Brazilian. The effects can last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years although touch ups may be necessary on the roots as they grow out. However, this is no the ideal solution for those who want to keep their curls and just get rid of the frizz.
67. A Question Of Color
The most common question regarding color is whether it is permanent. There are different color options available from color shampoo that washes our quickly to semi-permanent and permanent hair colors. If it is your first time coloring, it is recommended to go with a color shampoo to check out whether the new color suits you. If you are going for an extreme change (from brunette to blonde), you will have to go for a permanent solution. It is recommended to gradually darken or lighten your hair to the desired color.
Another of the hairdressing FAQs regarding hair color is whether it will damage your hair. Color shampoos and semi-permanent solutions are less likely to cause damage to the hair than permanent color. It is also better to opt for vegetable dyes as these are gentler on the hair but also permanent. You should never color your hair more often than every 2 to 3 months to prevent damage. Use color shampoos and other products to protect the hair.
78. Face Shape
Probably one of the most common of all hairdressing FAQs - what style will suit the shape of my face? While the shape of your face is one of the key factors that determine which style will be most suitable, there are other factors that need to be considered too such as the height of your forehead or brow. It is recommended to consult a hairdresser who uses imaging technology that will allow you to see exactly what a specific style will look like and whether you like it or not.
If you haven't found an answer in the above hairdressing FAQs, don' be afraid to ask your stylist for their advice. They have valuable knowledge and experience and will probably be able to provide you with the best solution to your hair problem.