When you work in the hair and beauty industry you find that many of the questions consumers have a repetitive. While this isn’t a bad thing, it just means that they are not finding the right answers or any answers at all. Our friends at Beauty Press turned to their team of professionals to get answers to five of their most frequently asked questions and we’re excited to share their responses with you this month!
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The right fringe for your face shape
Make sure your fringe flatters your face! You should therefore know exactly which face shape you actually have. For example, those ladies who have an oval face are fortunate because they can rock nearly all bangs: micro-fringe or long fringe, straight or with an A-line Bob cut.
But what about the other face shapes? If you have a heart (triangle)-shaped face, you’d better go without a micro-fringe. A side cut fringe, however, flatters this face shape. For square faces, experts recommend growing your bangs long to better contour the face. To make a round face look narrower, go for a more casual fringe cut with layered bangs on both sides.
Does hard water affect your hair?
The water hardness is defined by the ion concentration of calcium and magnesium. Hard water is high in dissolved minerals, both calcium and magnesium.
When washing your hair, you need to use more shampoo to wash effectively as the washing performance is partially neutralized by the ions. The hair could feel rough and brittle after having been washed with hard water. Furthermore, hard water affects hair dye and coloration doesn’t last as long.
Soft water, which contains less of these ions, makes the hair otherwise supple. When shampooing, the shampoo foams well and less product is needed. Nevertheless, the hair must be rinsed out for a long time and there is often product residue in the hair. This creates the feeling that the hair gets greasier faster.
How do volume shampoos make hair fuller?
Thin or fine hair has less substance compared to normal or thick hair. The hair thickness of fine hair is usually less than 0.05 mm. Normal hair has a thickness of 0.07-0.1 mm.
Therefore, volume shampoos often contain structuring substances. These are, for example, proteins (wheat proteins and many other vegetable proteins, keratin, ceramides), which are applied to the hair and strengthen the structure, making it more full-bodied. Also included may be so-called conditioning polymers (e.g., polyquaternium or PVP to be recognized in the ingredients). These are laid around the hair shaft like a film, thus avoiding static and achieving more grip on the hair. It’s vital that volume products are silicone-free, because they complicate the hair and cause the opposite effect.
Fine and powerless hair needs to be cared for very carefully or acts quickly over- cautious, if wrong or excessively dosed ingredients complain the hair.
Can hairspray also help with Split Ends?
Unfortunately, once split, hair spray can no longer be completely cemented and spread like a run in the hair. A visit to a hairdresser is the best solution so that the hair is visibly healthy and strong again. To prevent split ends, the tips should therefore be cut every 6 to 8 weeks. If the next cutting time is over, but the tips are already under attack, a hair tip serum can help: split ends can be reassembled temporarily and the likelihood of them spreading can be temporarily prevented.
However, even with split ends: Precaution is better than cure! Therefore, in addition to regular tips cutting a continuous care is essential for hair health. This should consist of coordinated shampoo and conditioner with each hair wash and once a week of a cure. If hair is easily prone to damage such as split ends, due to intensive styling routine (be it heat styling or excessive dyeing). A top-grade serum can perfectly complement the care routine and provide additional protection for the sensitive hair ends: After washing in towel-dried hair, it lays around the hair ends like a protective shield and helps to prevent split ends and damage.
Curling iron vs Straightener: what’s better for curls?
Curling iron and straightener both offer easy application with convincing results. Whether to use the curling iron or the hair straightener depends on the advantages and disadvantages of each devices. For example, the curling iron provides:
- volume and condition for the hairstyle
- uniform curls
- short hair is easy to style
- natural styling possible.
- Thanks to the various attachments of the bar, it is possible to create different types of loops evenly, from the roots to the tips. The result is naturally enhanced and offers a lot of volume and long-lasting curls. Even short hair can be styled super well.
- The straightener also has got some advantages, for example:
- matching model for every hair length
- quick and easy to use
- often with temperature controller
- can be used as a curling iron!
The straightener is available with a ceramic coating or with a normal one, with ion technology and in different shapes, such as rounded, short or long. This makes it easy to find the right model to use at home and is usually equipped with a practical temperature controller which makes using it extremely convenient.
What’s your choice for bouncy curls?