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All About Hair
“To get really clean hair, you must lather, rinse and repeat." One really good wash is normally enough.
“You can mend split ends with the right products." Once they're split, that's it. The only thing you can do then is cut them. Some products can make split ends less noticeable however.
“Hair develops immunity to the same shampoo over time." There is no evidence for this.
“Cutting your hair makes it stronger or grow faster." Cutting it will only make it shorter and hair grows almost exactly half an inch per month, no matter what you do or take.
“Dandruff is contagious." No.
“To get your hair to grow, brush 100 strokes each day." Brushing hair excessively is very damaging to the hair and may damage the follicle.
“You should never pluck a gray hair because 10 more will grow in its place." One folicle = One hair!
Find the Right Haircut Style for Your Face
While choosing the right hairstyle is ultimately about your personal taste, there are some basic rules you should follow. At the top of this list is considering what styles suit your face shape.
The oval face is considered to be the ideal shape by hairdressers. People with an oval face shape can wear most haircut styles and lengths with it still looking right. The oval face is mathematically 1.5 times as long as its width, with the forehead slightly wider than the jaw.
Round faces are characterized by a round chin. Because they lack the length of the oval face, the hair should be cut to create the illusion of length in the face. This is achieved by creating height on top of the head and minimizing hair width by keeping it flat at the sides and around the ears.
Rectangular faces have a square chin and hairline, and are long and narrow. The ideal style of haircut is one that creates width at the sides, disguising the narrowness. A fringe can also shorten the face, and a style with a side part will help to reduce the square appearance.
Pear-shaped faces have a narrow forehead and are widest at the jaw line, with a round chin. The objective of a suitable style of haircut is to give the illusion of an oval face by creating width at the forehead and temples.
Heart-shaped faces are widest at the temples and narrowest at the jaw line. Usually the chin is small and delicate. The haircut style shoulg include the objective to create an oval by adding width at the jaw line.
Diamond-shaped faces are widest at the cheekbones and narrow in the forehead and chin. By creating width at the forehead and minimizing it at the cheekbones, the illusion of an oval face can be achieved.
Square faces have a square jaw line and hairline at the forehead. They are too short, so a suitable haircut style seeks to create height, elongating the face. Hair should be layered around the face to soften the jaw line. Jaw and brow are nearly the same width. Hair should wisp around the face to reduce the square appearance.
It's not uncommon for someone to walk into a salon and say, "Give me a Jennifer Aniston," but the key to finding a style that works for you is having a haircut that works with your face shape, not against it.
Get the Most Flattering Hair Style
Many people look to celebrities to find a new hairstyle. Then you go to your salon and get that fantastic celebrity hair style only to discover (usually after the first shampoo) that you need to spend about an hour to get it to look the same way.
There are five important questions you should ask yourself if you want to get the most flattering hairstyle that will work for you.
1. How much time am I willing to spend every day fixing my hair?
Include hair drying, hair straightening, hair curling, special conditioning, styling, etc. Be realistic about your lifestyle and hair grooming habits. If you don't have the time, don't get a high maintenance hairstyle.
2. Is my hair in good condition?
Don't plan on doing any sort of perms, hair straightening, extensions, or bleaching if your hair is damaged or brittle.
3. Do I know what my face shape is?
Your face shape is very important for selecting any hairstyle. What will look great on a square face shape might not look good at all on a round face.
4. Am I generally happy with my hair stylist?
Does your hair stylist give you instructions about how to style your hair at home? Do they address all of your concerns about your hair or hairstyle?
The hair stylist plays a vital role in the way your hairstyle will look from day to day. You need to get a hairstyle that YOU can make look great on your own.
5. Do I know what hair styles I like and why I like them?
If you explain to your stylist what you like about certain features of a hairstyle - i.e. long side-swept bangs or long layers in the back - the stylist may be able to add some of these features to your hairstyle, even though the entire hairstyle may not be suited for your hair.