Anyone can have a great hair day, but what separates the self-assured folks from the self-conscious majority is a great hairstyle. A good hairstyle can help you look confident and relaxed at the same time. When it comes to knowing what hairstyle suits you, ask yourself a few questions first: Do I prefer clean or messy looks? Do I like my hair short, medium or long? Knowing your hair type is as important, if not more so than your hair length and texture. And contrary to popular belief, there are several universal codes that apply to every single person on this planet.
In this article we’ll discuss some of the most common hair features and how they affect your appearance. Let’s take a look…
- How to know you have this feature
- How to know you have that feature
- What you need to know about coils and curls
- What’s your texture?
- Tips for curly haired girls
How to know you have this feature
If you have a high forehead, you might be a “hat person.” Self-consciousness is usually the reason behind people who choose to wear hat. People with this feature are usually concerned about how their hair looks, but they don’t want others to know. Another way to identify if you have this feature is if your head touching your neck, it’s more prominent and appears more often than other people.
You are probably a “hair person” if you enjoy showing off your hair and usually keep it up in a bun or ponytail. If you have thick and curly locks of hair, this is another way to identify yourself as a “hair person.”
How to know you have that feature
Some features are easy to spot and others are more difficult. For instance, if you have a receding hairline, you’re probably going bald (which is not good). If your nose is large or your ears protrude, that’s usually an indication that they’re bigger than they should be. And while there are many features of our bodies that we can control, such as the size of our chests and thighs, others are out of our control.
Hair texture is one feature that falls into this latter category. There’s no way for us to make our hair straight or curly; those things happen on their own. But when it comes to knowing you have a particular hair texture, there are some tell-tale signs.
The most common hair textures include straight, wavy and curly/frizzy.
What you need to know about coils and curls
Many people don’t know what curls and coils are, so let’s start with a basic definition. Curls are formed when hair is pulled tightly from the scalp, creating an elastic coil shape. Coils are created when hair is allowed to dry naturally and then has moisture or heat applied to it so that it springs back into shape.
Coils can be distinguished from waves by the way they behave in three-dimensional space. Waves lie flat on the head and move in a circular motion but coils do not lie flat and move in an oval motion.
A common misconception about coils is that they are difficult to manage because they tend to frizz up easily. This is not true because coiling helps to avoid frizzing by taming the hair while simultaneously providing amazing volume at the same time.
What’s your texture?
Texture is a factor that plays into determining your hair style. It’s not just about what your hair is like, but how it feels to the touch. Some textures are thicker and more voluminous than others, while some have a smooth appearance. If you would like to experiment with different textures, try using a texturizing spray before blow-drying your hair.
Different textures require different styles. The best way to figure out what’s right for you is to ask the people closest to you for feedback on which styles they think look good on you.
Tips for curly haired girls
If you have curly hair, you know that it’s never easy to come up with hairstyles that are attractive and trendy.
The issue is that curly hair doesn’t always want to stay in one place. It can be hard to create hairstyles that are flattering for your hair type. One of the key things about curly hair is that it has a mind of its own.
In the case of curly hair, the best thing to do is take advantage of its natural texture and go for volume. Volume will help you avoid any bad styling habits like flat-ironing or blow-drying your hair when it’s wet.
Another important factor is finding an appropriate product conditioner so that your curls don’t get too frizzy or dry out too much. Avoid using products with alcohol as they can permanently damage your curls and make them dry out prematurely.