The Battle to Choose a Style
Here we go again. The outfit chosen for work has been neatly ironed and kept, and the right make up to match is in place too. However, the last thing to do is to decide what hairstyle will suit today’s work day. It is just so hard! If only there is this one hairstyle that can suit any outfit, and can go with anything, would it not be great? Well, if you are reading this article, then I would like to ease you off by helping you consider three tips that would help you in choosing the best style for your hair.
Factors to Consider:
1. Shape of the Face
One most important factor we often miss is studying the shape of our faces before deciding how to style our hair. Sometimes, the hair cut ideas shown to us, looks perfect on paper, but not on our hair. For example, a nice short hair style seems beautiful on a long face, but what about an oval face? Or a round face? Can the same style be done? Or it needs modification? So, for starters, tie your hair into a ponytail, clearing everything that is in front of your head. Take a close look at your face in the mirror, and try to determine what your shape is. If memorizing the shape is hard, you can take a picture of your fully cleared face and later on check out its pattern. At hand there are at least seven types of face shapes, which consists of oval, round, square, heart, triangular, diamond and oblong. There could be a possibility that your face may not match the seven shapes as mentioned, however which ever closely has a resemblance will do. Once you are able to determine your face shape, you can move on to seeing what styles suit that particular outline.
2. Honest Opinion from a Hairstylist
Based on my own personal experience is that, no matter how friends and families share their advice of how you should style your hair, or you yourself noticing a hot new style which you think would definitely suit you, the only opinion that matters is which comes from a hairstylist. Now, unlike us, they are in the business of hair styling, they learnt all about it, and they know very well what will suit you. Clearly they are professionals. Sometimes you may come up to them with a photo of how you want your hair to look like, or tell them what you want, they have no problem following. But, when you take a minute and ask them if what you are going to do is alright, you will be surprised with what they will say. Like trusting a doctor who prescribes medicine to you, you can trust your hairstylist on how to do your hair. Maybe the answer they give can make you feel slightly disappointed because you had other plans for your hair. However, if you set aside all prejudice and take in their advice, you won’t regret it, believe me, they know better.
3. Keeping Hair Healthy from the Inside
Yes, you read right. We can make as many styles as we want. Of course there is countless long or short hair style. And we can also buy many conditioners, or hair oils to soak and treat hair, healing it from split ends or dryness. But sometimes, what we eat also affects the hair. Believe it or not, but the intake of junk food, sugar and salt without control can damage not only the body but also the hair. Add to your daily diet ample amounts of greens such as spinach, carrots and sweet potatoes. As for seafood, the best there is, is always salmon. The high content of omega 3 fatty acids not only helps the body, but also promotes good healthy growth to the hair. Other eateries you might want to consider are eggs, poultry goods and lentils. Dieting and starvation, which is popular among those who wish to lose weight, doesn’t help the hair, in fact it will damage the hair more and this could lead to hair loss. Summary:
There is no right or wrong in trying new hairstyles. Do your homework before you actually style it. Maybe you would not like it at first, or maybe you would. But whatever it is, don’t have to worry, because hair grows. Sometimes after you do something on it, you see it doesn’t look nice at first glance, but after a while, let’s say a week to ten days later, the style certainly settles in. And if you’re still skeptical, thinking if you want to continue with one style and dare not try something new, ask yourself this simple question, ‘Why not try something new?’