7 Hairstyling Tricks Every Woman Should Know
The expert techniques you need to get beautiful hair every time you style
Diagnose your hair typeDickie says that your hair's follicle, better known as the scalp indentation that houses the root, determines your hair type. "Thanks to genetics, follicles vary in size, shape and thickness. Whatever size, shape and thickness your follicles are determines your hair shape and hence type," he says. The three major hair types are: thick, medium, and fine. Some women can even have a combination of all three types on different parts of their head, warns Dickey.
To figure out what hair type you have, wrap your hair in a ponytail with an average sized elastic. If you can wrap the elastic only once, your hair is thick. If you can wrap the elastic two-three times, it is medium, and if you need to wrap the band more than that then your hair is fine. Also in addition to hair type, there are different hair textures: straight, wavy, curly, and kinky. You can determine your texture by simply looking in the mirror when your hair is in its natural state, says Buckett. Once type and texture are determined, you can choose products labeled specifically for your hair. They'll be the most conducive to your unique styling needs.
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