So you think you want a change but your a bit apprehensive. Well that is understandably so. Change is not easy. We get comfortable with our styles. Old reliable roller wraps or dark brown color. Perhaps its even hard for you to switch the side you wear your hair parted on???
Learn how you can do gradual even subtle changes to your hair to refresh your look. Below I have just a few things that you can try, however there are plenty of options... Just consult with either myself or your healthy hair coach near you.
A.) Glazes impart shine and enough color that you can only see it when your in natural light. Like outside with your cape still on holding the mirror standing in the parking lot. (just kidding) (but not).
B.) Five foil challenge where you get 5 sectioned off pieces of hair in the front top crown area foiled. This can be done in chunky highlights to thin highlights and your color selection can range from barely there to bold and extreme. Its a good way to introduce permanent color. Also a good way to add a bold pop of color without drastically over doing it.
C.) Temporary color pieces are also another wonderful way to add color they can be done in a multitude of ways. Clip-ins, sewn in, and bonded in.
2.Haircut= I know, I know you're thinking I don't want to cut my hair. Now I'm not saying you have to whack it all off silly. But here are a few simple style cuts or trims.
A.)Layers which can be done in a variety of lengths depending on your hair's length and or how dramatic you want the layers to be. Long wispy layers or really choppy defined layers.
B.)Bangs a great way to frame your face they can be short like a Chinese bob or mod look. They can be basic right above eyebrow length. They can be heavy where more hair is pulled forward. Face framing where they are fringed around the face. Slithered so they can be swept to one side etc.etc.
C.)Both Layers and a bang are nice ways to add a new look and enjoy the best of both worlds.
D.)A Good Trim you know so many of you are afraid to clean up raggedy ends that are frayed to the point that they don't even smooth out when heat is applied. Having a good trim (which for most of your guys means is about an inch) can refresh a hair style, make it last longer, prevent more splitting and keeps hair from tangling.
3.Weave Extensions=Okay if your budget allows and your are brave enough to try a whole new look all together without it being permanent, extensions are a wonderful way to achieve a new look.
A.)Long extensions can give someone with a short style who wants to grow out their hair a new change. Or perhaps you just want a break from your real hair.
B.)Short extensions can be done for someone who has length and isn't ready to cut their own hair yet. They can also provide someone with short hair an edgy bang or pop of color.
C.)Curly extensions are great if you want to try a more natural look. They are also great for work outs because they hair is already curly. The better quality the hair you can sometimes even blow it out and wear is straight.
All of these options can be done in a variety of ways to suit your needs.
These are just a few ideas for someone looking to change their look either subtle or drastically. Stay tuned next week for tips on how to transition from relaxed to natural hair. Also information on some of the benefits of going relaxer free.