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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hot Curly Haircuts

There are two kinds of people who have curly hair—those who love it and those who do not. Naturally curly hair can be a great asset especially if you know how to maintain and handle it but it can also be a disadvantage because it can sometimes get out of control. Not to mention, curly hair can also be dry, unpredictable and hard to manage.
Different Kinds of Curly Hair
Afro - Characterized as having tight coiled curls that appears as if wire like hair, afro is considered the most fragile type of curly hair because it has few cuticles in the hair shaft and can easily be damaged.
Boticelli - Boticelli is the type of curl that appears like the letter “S”. These curls fall flat on the head and are usually fine to medium in texture.
Corkscrew - The curls that appear like small, tightly wound coils are called corkscrew. This type of curls appears frizzy and dry, and people with this kind of hair usually find it hard to comb or style their tresses.
Kinky - Kinky curls are very small and tight ringlets that forms a letter “S” or “Z” when you pull it straight. Like the corkscrew, this type of curly hair can also be dry, frizzy and prone to damage.
Wavy - Wavy curls are the loosest among all of them. This is probably the easiest to manage among the other curl types.
It is advisable to cut your curly hair at least every 4 to 6 weeks to keep your main in good condition. This will help prevent the ends from losing the curl. It is a great idea to go for layer cuts that will make it easy for you to manipulate and style your hair.
Washing everyday is not necessary. In fact, doing so can remove your hair’s natural oils that keep them healthy. Make sure that you only use a shampoo and conditioner that are ideal for curly hair. Opt for those that have frizz reducing and moisturizing formula.

One of the main complaints when it comes to men's hair care is thin hair due to hair loss. But there are plenty of natural ways for men to plump up thinning hair, without resorting to the style travesties of plugs or comb overs. Here are the top 10 tips for plumping up thinning hair naturally.
1. Ask your stylist to give you a volume enhancing cut which minimizes any bald areas and helps to create a fuller look naturally. A good stylist will be able create a smart look which gives you the ability to plump the hair after each wash. They may also suggest some high quality salon hair products to create the look you are after. If you can afford them then this is usually a good investment.
2. Try a volume enhancing shampoo and try not to use heavy or moisturising shampoos as these can weigh down the hair, making it look thinner. Ideally, choose salon hair products or other high quality hair care products, these have superior ingredients which will not build up residue on the hair as some cheaper hair care products can.
3. Finish your hair wash with a blast of very cold water. This may seem a little uncomfortable at first, but it only needs to be for a few seconds, to cover the hair, and it will help to increase shine and fullness.
4. When drying the hair, treat it carefully. Blot the hair dry instead of rubbing, as rough treatment can speed up hair loss.
5. Try a volume root enhancer � there are lots of hair care products on the market which can do this, again, salon hair products usually give better results due to their higher quality ingredients.
6. To blow dry, separate the hair into 1-2 inch sections. Lift each section using a barrel brush and blow dry from the roots to the ends to ruffle the cuticle, making the hair appear fuller.