Hairstyling tips #2

Hairstyling tipsIf you’ve been following along, you have reduced your water temperature and the frequency with which you wash your hair. You’ve applied a leave-in conditioner and, perhaps, a light-weight oil. And you’ve used a generous amount of mousse or gel before sectioning your hair and drying back to front.

While I’d call your efforts complete at this point, you might not. I know you likely keep an assortment of tools to flatten, curl or flatten then curl.

Remember the old steam curlers? They are just about the only styling tool that doesn’t damage your hair because they add moisture rather than take it away.

Flat and round irons produce dry heat, too much of which will burn your hair. While any professional hairstylist would tell you to avoid these tools, I also understand that you want to look your best.

So my advice is to focus your energy on perfecting the blow dry. When done correctly, you will rely less on flat and round irons. Limit use of your tools to simple finishing touches — a little less volume, a little more movement. Then, once you’re satisfied with your final look, apply a texturizer such as  Sebastian Microweb Fiber and a light hairspray. That’s it — a masterpiece!