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    4 Haircuts You Should Try at Least Once in Your 20s

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    These Adorable 4 Haircuts Will Make You Want to Grab the Scissors!

    When you are in your 20s, there is a lot of experimentation and exploration involved in all aspects of your life. When it comes to your hair, this should also be a time to get your hands on a variety of haircuts. You are more daring to try haircuts you haven’t tried before to see which one looks best on you.

    But if you want to avoid the embarrassing and laughable memories regarding your hair, here are some haircuts you want to try that is flattering for all ages, not just for those women in their 20s. You might even find the haircut you’d stick to until you reach your 40s.

    The Razored Lob

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    The Wob or Wavy Bob was one of the hottest hairstyles of 2014. However, the razored lob also garnered a lot of attention for its chic but edgy appeal. But despite the popularity of the lob or long bob, a lot of women were still skeptical to jump on the bandwagon. Here is a welcome reality, though – a long bob is a universally flattering haircut. There are also several styling opportunities for this particular haircut. Hence, you should give it a try at least once when you are in your 20s (or even women in older age groups).

    One way to style a razored lob is through a messy ponytail or updo. But if you want to achieve maximum movement for your hair, go for a shoulder-grazing haircut with the ends gently razored. It looks a bit sleeker but the razored ends render the shape your hair needs. Use a texturizing cream to create separation in the ends for a soft, not spiky, look.

    Mid-Length with Layers and Bangs

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    Like the long bob, this is one haircut that will suit a lot of women. Do not be intimidated by the idea that you need to have perfectly beautiful face in order to showcase this haircut. It is all about the internal layers and perimeters that will ensure this haircut will look good on anyone. The trick is to leave the top layers of your hair longer than the layers of hair underneath it. This is also a great haircut for women who have trouble with their hair falling flat so easily. It is a good trick to add volume and movement to your hair.

    Long, Sleek Hair

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    For such a long time, long and sleek hair has been relegated to runway looks for models. But this used to be a pretty common haircut that has been made alien by most women’s desire to have perfectly wavy hair. If you have naturally straight hair, let your hair grow long and wear it down. It is a nice way to showcase your shiny and healthy hair. This is also a versatile cut that would suit any face shape, not just the women in their 20s. At the same time, this is a great haircut to try if you want to camouflage your round face shape.

    Softened Pixie

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    A pixie cut is something that not all women dare to try. However, if you do, it can be a powerful expression of your individuality and style. This is a great haircut to try while you’re in your 20s, if you would dare to try it at all. It is a versatile look and infuses a youthful vibe to your aura. To soften a pixie cut, make sure that the top part of your hair is longer. Soften the edges around your ears and back so it looks feminine. It is also easy to style on your day-to-day: simply apply a lightweight styling cream and work it into your hair for a bit of texture. You can also style it in a number of ways – go for a deep side part or add sweeping bangs (great for concealing your forehead).

    Which of these haircuts have you not tried before yet?

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    Contributing author Abby Pringles is a writer who likes to write about topics relating to beauty, hair, and fashion. You can check her personal blog, Life in the Fash Lane, to read more of her works. Aside from fashion and beauty, Abby is also a hardcore basketball and tennis fan. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

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    9 Simple Straight Hair Hacks

    Straight hair with some body, if this is your hair type count yourself lucky

    Unlike the fine, thin or coarse, heavy hair that is in the straight hair category, your hair will hold when styled. . . at least for some time. It can be formed and usually shaped into soft bouncy curls, although to get these looks you’ll need to do some type of styling to your hair. Your hair takes nicely to chemical treatments, perms, hair color and highlighting when done right with the right hair care products. Your hair type is also receptive to a variety of hair cutting techniques, one length hairstyles, asymmetrical bobs, layering of all sorts, texturizing and razor cuts. Your face shape and your individual lifestyle issues will be more of a determining factor in finding the right hair style for you than your hair type, being that you can do so much with it.


    Carrie Underwood straight hair tips

    Carrie Underwood with loose, free falling, curls. Carrie has your hair type, to replicate her look iron-curl in large sections. If your hair is long, you will be able to easily wear it straight by simply blow-drying with a straightening serum and a flat brush, or flat iron. Just as easily you can coax it into this season’s hair style of loose, soft waves with a large barrel curling iron, 1 1/4 inch barrel is a great size for these waves. Use a Thermal Active Spray before curling to protect your hair and to hold in the curl. Kenra’s, Thermal Active Spray, is a good choice among others.

    Your hair should be washed daily or possibly every other day with a gentle shampoo. If your hair has been colored or permed, choose a shampoo specified for that to keep it in good shape. Your hair will benefit from using a clarifying shampoo periodically, if you use product on your hair. Also a deep conditioning treatment after using a clarifying shampoo can give your hair a big lift in shine and body. You can use any good heavy conditioner as a deep conditioner.

    9 Simple Straight Hair Hacks

    Tip 1 ~~ To make straight look great, try a heavy bang and lots of textured layers . . . Don’t be shy with taking the layers shorter for a shaggy look. Keep the bang heavy, rounded and right at brow-length for a modern look. For a dual-textured style, dry bangs straight and sleek, then loosely curl the rest of your hair.

    Tip 2 ~~ To add movement and body, start with a hair primer. Wella Professionals Velvet Amplifier creates even porosity, which allows even distribution of other styling products. Follow with Wella Professionals Flowing Form, which has a light-to-medium hold for manageability and flexibility. Then blow-dry sections toward your face using a natural boar-bristle paddle brush like a Mason Pearson brush.

    Tip 3 ~~ Make straight hair fun and versatile by switching up the texture. Wear your hair down and straight the first day. Then, braid your hair and sleep on it. The next day, pull out the braids and you’ll have soft, undulating waves. On day three, you can still skip the shampoo and pin your hair up into a loose updo, using the remaining waves to add tendrils and extra texture.

    Tip 4 ~~ Get out the volumizing spray, like Bumble and bumble surf spray, which injects body and texture in minutes . . . Just spray directly on your dry hair and scrunch. Or try two big braids. Before going to bed, lightly mist surf spray into your dry hair. Split your hair down the center and create a braid behind each ear In the morning, release the elastics and finger-comb. Finish with a little light spritz of hair spray.

    Tip 5 ~~ If it’s thick, it’s important to maintain balance in the silhouette to avoid a bushy look. Add a little lift as you blow-dry the top and crown area. Keep your hair close to your head as you dry the shaft and ends. Section the top area out of the way and dry under layers first. I like to apply Biomega Up All Night Volume Foam to the bang area if lift is needed, and Aquage Straightening Ultragel to the rest of the hair for control.

    Tip 6 ~~ Another way to make straight hair simple and fresh is to try an undone bun To create it, mist Redken Vinyl Glam 02 shine spray onto your dry hair, then sweep it back with your fingers. Fasten it into an eye-level ponytail, then twist and wrap your hair to make a bun and pin it into place.

    Tip 7 ~~ With straight hair, you can either style it smooth or add curl. If you’re going to be wearing your hair straight, keeping your locks healthy and shiny is what’s most important. Using Moroccan Oil Treatment every time you shampoo helps keep the cuticle smooth and healthy.

    Tip 8 ~~ To add control without weight, use a styling cream like Nez Kupetian Flex Shine & Control styling cream. After applying the cream to damp hair, blow-dry by lifting each section up and directing the air flow from your dryer toward your scalp.

    Tip 9 ~~ No Heat Curls

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    How To Get Smooth and Silky Hair

    How To: Humid-Resistant Straight Hair in the Summer

    You’ve seen those models in shampoo commercials? Yes, the ones with smooth and silky hair that is stick straight hair and also comes with a glossy sheen. If you thought those models are born with it, then the advertising people behind them has got you wrapped around their pinky. Even though waves are the fad lately, we’ve all had those days wherein we dreamed of having smooth and silky hair. It takes patience, the right products, and good techniques. However, the hot and humid days of summer might add extra challenge when trying to style your hair straight.

    Below are some of the essential styling techniques you have to keep in mind so you can have straight hair that resists humidity:

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    It starts in the shower

    Unless you are born with super sleek and straight hair, you need to use a lot of heat to submit your hair into ultimate straightening. This, however, can be extremely damaging to your hair. A good shampoo and conditioner can, therefore, address these issues. Preferably, buy your shampoo and conditioner from a salon to ensure the quality, as well as to insure it is free from sulfates. If you can find a production line that specifically caters to keeping your hair smooth and straight, go for it.

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    A good straightening balm is your friend

    Using a straightening balm or smoothing cream is the best way to achieve sleek but straight hair. It also provides an additional layer of protection on your hair against heat damage; hence, you can use them on your hair prior to using your heat styling tools.

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    Dry your hair thoroughly

    Make sure that your hair is completely dry before you step out into the hot, humid weather. When your hair has some moisture left in it, it becomes extremely prone to frizz and flyaways when comes in contact with heat or wind.

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    Work with your hair in sections

    It is important that you work your hair in sections if you want to achieve smooth and silky hair that can bust humidity. This ensures that every bit of hair is dried completely. In addition, you can work on every strand so they are more likely to stay straight. It will take you more time to dry and style your hair, but it will be worth the extra effort.

    Simultaneously dry and straighten hair

    When you dry your hair, avoid clipping the section of hair that you just dried. This could leave dents and waves in your hair, which you do not want. Instead, immediately use the flat iron on your hair after you have dried it. This will save you time so you can speed up the straightening process.

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    Invest in the right brush

    As with any form of styling, you need to use a brush as you style your hair. In the case of achieving pin-straight hair, use a paddle brush instead of a round brush. A paddle brush is ideal for curling or creating more bounce to your hair. Using a brush as you style helps the hair settle fairly quickly.

    Use a high quality flat iron

    If you expect to get beautifully straight hair, you need to use the best flat iron. Go for professional brands if you can afford them as they give the best results. You need to do some research on the most recommended flat irons, as well as the ones that get the most positive feedback.

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    Sealing is key

    To ensure that your straight hair can fight humidity and stay straight, always use an anti-humidity hair spray to finish off your styling effort. This will give more hold to your hair so they can resist frizz formation caused by humidity.

    What is your secret to humid-resistant straight hair?

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    Contributing author Abby Pringles is a writer who likes to write about topics relating to beauty, hair, and fashion. You can check her personal blog, Life in the Fash Lane, to read more of her works. Aside from fashion and beauty, Abby is also a hardcore basketball and tennis fan. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.


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