A good haircut can make you feel invincible. But there is a lot that goes into getting the perfect cut for your particular hair type. Hair texture, face shape, and your upkeep desires will heavily play into what style is best for your cut. We've collected a few facts that will help you better understand how hair texture dictates your hairstyle options.
What Is Hair Texture?
Hair “texture” has two different definitions. Some people believe hair texture only refers to the circumference of each hair. Others believe that texture refers to the thickness of each strand, as well as how the strand lays, such as straight, wavy or curly.
Best Cuts For Fine Hair
Fine hair is generally thought of as thinner than a piece of thread. This type of hair is fragile and has a tendency to fall flat. Fine hair has a difficult time holding a style. Because fine hair has a tendency to fall flat, experts suggest cutting long layers into the hair to infuse volume into the style by lightening each layer of hair. People with fine hair can wear shorter styles with ease.
Best Cuts For Thick Hair
Thick-haired gals can wear their hair in short, medium and long lengths with ease. Stylists, however, suggest that coarse-haired women avoid wispy styles. Styles with fringing and wisping can look frizzy on thick-haired manes because the thick hair will fill in the style too much. Thick-haired ladies should also ensure regular upkeep of layers, as they can grow quickly and make a cut look too filled out.
Curly Hair 'Dos
Curly hair can look beautiful, but it is also prone to breakage and frizzing. Because curly hair can coil up quickly and frizz out if there is not enough weight to the hair, those with curly locks should avoid short 'dos. In fact, experts suggest curly-haired girls grow their hair as long as possible. The extra weight helps to tame the curl and frizz that is so prevalent.
Straight Hair 'Dos
Straight hair can be versatile, as long as it is not fine. People with straight hair that is of medium or thick texture can wear their hair in short, medium and long lengths with great ease, as the hair isn't prone to frizzing. With that said, experts suggest keeping straight locks at shoulder length or shorter, as the extra weight can make the hair sit limp.
Now that you know how texture plays into cut, you'll need to know how your face shape dictates the perfect cut for you. Once you've picked a few cuts that you love call the professionals at The Salon by Lora Brown to take the plunge.
Lora Brown is a master stylist and the owner of The Salon by Lora Brown. She has worked in the salon industry for 30 years.