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How to maintain different hair types by Stephanie Suthers of Hairobics All Natural


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Although many people believe long hair is more difficult to handle, in reality it is the most versatile of all hair styles. Tangling is a major issue and can be lessened by detangling before shampooing and by not piling the hair on top of the head and bunching it when wet. It is best to shampoo while showering and to work the shampoo down the length of the hair as if you were milking a cow. Always end with a cold water rinse to enhance the sheen of your hair.

Concentrate conditioner at the ends of the hair to avoiding splitting and if possible, air dry. Try to use natural hair care methods as opposed to blow drying or flat-ironing.If you have to blow dry, try to do so in shifts so that your hair does not get too hot which causes the hair to be brittle and to break more easily. Never brush you hair while it is wet and use only wide tooth combs.

To get a natural wavy look, braid your hair while it is wet, then take it down when it is dry. Also,putting it up in a top knot while wet will create volume when the hair is released. Braids or pony tails are always useful in any situation where your hair can become tangled or caught in something.

People with short hair often face the dilemma have cutting their hair to match their facial shape.
There are seven basic facial shapes: diamond, heart, oval, rectangle, round, square, and triangular.
Diamond-shaped faces that are narrow at the forehead but wide at the cheeks with a small, pointy chin work best with cuts that add more fullness at the crown of the head to balance out the width of the cheeks.

Heart-shaped faces with their wide foreheads and small chins looks best when paired with a layered bob with lots of volume. Asymmetrical cuts also compliment this facial configuration. Oval faces are characterized by high foreheads and narrow but round chins. This is the most balance of all the facial shapes and works well with any cut.

Rectangular faces are long with high foreheads and defined jaws and chins. In general a chin-length or shoulder-length cut will be most effective to call attention away from the length of the face and to give an overall softening effect. Some fringe or bangs at the forehead also works well.

Round faces have wide foreheads and full jaws. Because the shape is similar to the oval, most styles will work but be sure to have fullness above the ears. The softer the cut and the more the layers come forward toward the face the better the style for this facial type. Asymmetrical cuts are also good.

The square face with its "lantern" jaw and wide forehead needs a graduated cut with lots of volume at the crown. Triangular faces, on the other hand, that are widest at the jaw and more narrow at the temple can actually accommodate most styles except those with volume at the top or crown of the head.

Curly hair care can present many issues because this hair type is so susceptible to frizziness. Refrain from using hair spray or gel because they contain a lot of alcohol, which leads to dry, frizzy hair.
Always use a wide tooth comb and try to gently detangle your hair while it is wet. Never brush wet hair. It is best to allow the hair to air dry. Beware of straightening products. Most contain harsh chemicals that will damage your hair over time and can lead to hair loss.

Finer hair deserves a shorter cut. Because finer hair is very limp and cannot take the weight of a longer hair style, you shouldn't over condition. No need to layer the fine hair, because it will cause it too look finer.
Don't do anything to make the hair brittle, which leads to breaking and split ends. Avoid the excessive heat of blow drying and curling irons. Read the labels of your hair care products and avoid harsh detergents like sodium lauryl sulfate. Minimize the use of hair sprays and gels that contain too much alcohol. These products will dry out the hair.

Coarse or thick hair has much more body and life and so has more versatility than fine hair. Avoid blunt cuts which make the hair look bushy. Try something layered. If your hair is thick and curly, cuts that accentuate the curl will in the long run present fewer problems with hair style and care.

The greatest problem with thick hair is simply its tendency toward dryness. Avoid hair products that contain alcohol such as hair sprays and gels. If at all possible, air dry rather than using a curling iron.

Heat and humidity are the main causes of frizzy hair. Hair that is dry and brittle will also be frizzy.

You should choose both a conditioner and a shampoo designed to moisturize. Choose products that say they will "replenish" over those that speak to "volumizing" or to creating "body." Try to refrain from blow drying or curling your hair. Do not shampoo daily.

A recommended treatment is using the scalp rejuvenator and hair oil from hairobics all natural.Wear a hat when you are in the sun. Hair can sunburn just as seriously as the skin. Schedule a trim every 6 to 8 weeks.

Shampoo daily with a formula specifically for your hair type. Leave the lather in at least five minutes and repeat. Don't use a conditioner, especially not one of the "leave in" variety.

When you brush or comb your hair try not to touch the scalp. Also, brush and comb infrequently.