Texture is the visual or tactile surface characteristics and appearance of hair. Your hair texture is something you are born with as time goes by it can change. Some of my clients have gone curly over the years, some straight, some thin, some coarse. In fact it has been said that our hair changes every seven years. Today we are going to look at changing the texture of your hair with product to achieve a desired effect.
A textured effect can be achieved in the hair many ways.
Skip washing your hair for at least two days, this will give the hair a very tactile feel, easy to work with and very separated looking.
Use a dry shampoo, crème texturizer or spray in wax. These products will give you the lived in look and has a very tactile feeling. It’s also a breeze to put up!
Condition and comb in the shower, do not comb the hair after you get out. You can use your fingers to separate the hair. There are many products out on the market to curl your hair, gels, mousses, curl crèmes and sprays. All of them work quite well according to the texture of hair you have. Gels work well for a wet looking firm hold separation, mousses work well for a soft airy separation, curl crèmes create a very defined curl. Last but not least spray gels are usually used to increase the amount of curl in your hair and are also a good mixing tool. Now, of course there will be some exceptions to the rule and personal preferences. Once you have gotten out of the shower or bath, squeeze dry your hair to encourage the curl or pat down the hair to decrease the curl. To encourage the curl scrunch product into the hair, to deflate the curl pull product through the hair keeping it close to your head. For flat curly hair letting it dry on its own is the best way for the client at home and easiest. For big curly hair, diffuse that thing!!!
One of my favorites, if you have a curling iron you are ready to go. Spray a setting spray in hair; not hairspray and take a section no thicker than the barrel of the iron you have in your hand. Split the hair down the center back of your head and start curling. Turn your head over and shake it out
Rag set effect
Rags can be bought in CVS in a bag with about twelve soft rag like curlers. This is a great way to make your hair extremely curly. Dampen hair with water run mousse through hair and wrap the hair around the rag and squeeze the ends around the base of your hair when you are at the root. Dry with a blow dryer for five to ten minutes as long as you just dampened the hair and didn’t soak it; and let it cool down for 15 minutes. Presto you have a head full of curls.
Hot roller effect
For a soft, pretty, classy look a hot roller set is the way to go. Spray in a setting spray on dry hair and take your preheated rollers, using sections no larger than the roller itself, roll down to the base and clip in place. Let this cool down for 20 minutes and I promise you, you will look glamorous.
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