Things you should know before cutting your hair

If you wish to make the most of the hairstyle you are donning, you can’t just ignore the fact that the kind of texture your hair has can affect the hairstyle you want to have. In order to decide which hairstyle will suite you the best you must first understand what kind of hair texture you are having and then choose a hair style accordingly. Here we discuss the three basic textures of the hair of people.

Coarse texture hair

Coarse textured hair make your head look bulky and make it appear as if contains a lot of weight. Thus, you should try to don those types of hairstyles which could lessen the bulk and make the hair look light. Precisely, you must try to stay away from too heavy hairstyles and instead focus on razor cuts, layered hairstyles and those hairstyles which reduce the thickness and the density of your hair. These types of hairstyles will help you manage your hair much easily and you will also be able to try a variety of hairstyles.

Medium texture hair

Medium textured hair doesn’t need much modification and this texture is just good enough to be used for different types of hairstyles. If you want to try those hairstyles which demand thin hair or light hair then you can opt for razor cut hairstyles. If you want to have your hair thick then you can try for minimum graduation cuts or the blunt cutting as well. Thus, you can easily try a number of different hair styles using different techniques with medium texture hair.

Fine texture hair

Generally, the fine texture hair contain less volume and body and so you then need to add some weight and volume to your hair to try appropriate hair styles. You can use various shaping techniques and correct cutting methods to get that. Hot setting techniques/ blow drying, styling aid products and chemical wave or root applications are some other very effective techniques which can help you gaining volume on the hair. The good thing about the fine texture hair is that you can easily modify them to suit for different hair styles. With fine texture hair the hairstyles with minimum graduation such as the wedges or bob cuts go very well. Having a good hairdo is also not a problem with such texture.

Baby Hair Care

Similar to many of the new and exciting events that arrive after giving birth, your baby’s newly grown hair is one that can come quickly and sometimes frenziedly. The hair care order of importance is washing, combing, trimming then styling. There are numerous options for tear-free shampoos and conditioners, hair styles and hair accessories that will be fun to explore with your baby. Trying out different options is the best way to find out what you like most, and what is most manageable.

Washing
Over washing can cause dry and flaky skin; to prevent this, bathe your baby and his or her scalp two to three times a week.

During bath time, gently massage baby shampoo on your baby’s scalp, making sure not to overdo it.

Shampoo should be rinsed before or as soon as there is any visible lather.

While rinsing your child’s scalp, your child’s head and neck should be supported by either a reclining tub or your free hand.

Using a tear-free conditioner after shampooing can be helpful for babies with thick or curly hair. Unlike shampoo, conditioner will not lather and can simply be smoothed onto your baby’s scalp then rinsed immediately.

Combing/Brushing
After shampooing your child’s hair, use a wide-toothed comb or soft brush to run through it while the scalp is still damp. (Do this even if your child has thin or no hair in order to stimulate the follicles and prevent a flaky scalp.)

Brushes work better for thin or wispy hair, and combs work better for full or thick hair. Be sure to comb or brush your baby’s hair very gently.

A baby’s skin is still extremely sensitive and can be upset easily by hastily-brushed or snagged hair. On days that your child does not get a bath, comb or brush the hair anyway. Be aware that hair will be more tangled when your baby’s hair is dry.

Cutting/Trimming
During infancy, a baby will not need much hair cut other than stray strands that fall into the eyes.

The easiest time to cut your child’s hair is during his or her happiest time of the day. The task will be impossible if your child is not in a good mood.

Trim the hair when it is damp and when your baby is preoccupied with a toy or other item.

Parents with babies who have long or thick hair may feel more comfortable getting a hair cut by a professional. If you are not comfortable with scissors anywhere near your child.

Styling
Before getting into styling options for babies’ hair, remember it is extremely important for thinly-haired or bald babies to wear caps while outside.

Wispy or long hair can be easily controlled with hair bangs, barrettes, pig tails or pony tails for girls.

Curly hair can be a bit more difficult to manage, and it will be easier to style while damp. If your baby girl’s hair is thick and curly, it can be kept short, held back with a headband or sectioned into ponytails.

For boys, wispy and curly hair is most easily manageable when kept short. Some parents attempt comb overs, but are kept busy fixing them throughout the day.

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