You may think your hair problem is unique but we find the same basic hair styling and hair care issues effect everyone. So take a look through some of these previously asked questions on hair cutting, hair styling and blowdrying hair. The answers are from professional hairdressers and cosmotologists with a wealth of experience, however these are personal opinions and VirtualHairCare cannot be held liable for the results of following this advice.
Most of the questions we receive regarding
styling issues are along the lines of "What should I do to
suit my particular needs". This unfortunately is the one question
that really can't be answered via the Net. Our advice is always
the same drop into a few of your local salons when they are not
busy and ask for a consultation. These are free almost all of the
time and will provide you with a wealth of ideas especially designed
for you. Not only that though, having a chat with a few different
hairdressers will enable you to find the person you would next like
to style your hair, as you will defiantly find that some stylists
and their ideas appeal to you more than others.
can I get my hair to be soft and neat looking like your models?
all like to be able to have hair just like our favourite celebrity
or a particular model.
is that the models have had top professional stylists working
on their hair for hours and we, as mere mortals don't have
that sort of help or time! So many tricks are used by hairdressers
to make a models hair look just right for a particular shot
you would not believe. One of the funniest things is that
if you could see the back or the other side you would not
believe it as hair is often placed to look good only from
way to keep your own hair looking good is to keep it in optimum
condition. Out of conditioned hair does not look good in any
style! Follow the tips in 'Shampooing and Conditioning Your
Hair'. All great hair starts with the
become a model yourself and get your hair done for you!
Long hair inspiration:
I need some new ways to wear my long hair so that it is not
just tied up in a pony tail all the time!
find our 'Blow-dry and Styling' section? Within this
are some pages devoted to hair-up styles and plaiting your
hair, even how to make old fashioned ringlets in rags!
does not help, I suggest a consultation with a professional
stylist. At almost all salons these are offered as a free
service and will give you some great ideas as to what to do
with your hair. See our section 'Getting The Most
From Your Next Salon Visit' for tips and good times to visit
a salon for a consultation.
Face to face or on the net:
I would like to know what styles I can try and could you tell
me how to do my hair. I have just past my shoulder's length
hair. It is straight,and brownie blond colour and my face is
chubby not round or oval but in between. So please write back
to me and tell me what styles would suite me please.
net is really not the best place to advise on styles as you
have to see and speak with each person as an individual to
give the best advice.
not lost though, I have a great suggestion for you. Did you
know that a consultation is free in almost all salons? Simply
walk in the door and ask to speak to a stylist. You are not
obliged to book and can get some great tips, if you really
like what they say you may even decide to use that stylist
when you next get a cut. For more info on how to get what
you want and consultations see our section in V, 'Getting
The Most From Your Next Salon Visit'.
general advice and tips check out the pages 'Finding A Cut
To Suit You'.
can I never have hair looking like the magazines despite the
products I buy ( costing hundreds) or the salons I visit? Is
there a trick they use or do the models used all have naturally
hair just like their bodies are often computer enhanced to
look as good as they do. The session hair stylists that work
on photographic shoots also use many tricks. Some of the most
common are inserted pieces of hair to make the model appear
to have loads of hair and styling the hair so that it only
looks good from the side the photo is taken from only.
spent lots of money trying to achieve great hair I am wondering
whether your stylist is giving you enough information to maintain
your styles at home. It is not always about the products used,
more often it about how the product is used and with what
brush at which angle.
you are getting your hair done ask your stylist to show you
how, even get them to let you have a go and to put you right
when you go wrong. Your stylist will be only too happy to
show you and think of the benefits to how good his/her work
will look over the long term. If you plan to do this maybe
pre-warn the salon that you will need a little extra time
when you book. Also try to avoid salon busy times like late
nights and Saturdays so that you really do get your stylists
My hair is long, thick, kind of knotty, and dry. I really want
to grow my hair long though. I love answers that the other pages
gave me, but I want to make sure, what brush I should use, and
I think I'm allergic to my hair shampoo. Please help!!!!!!!
is a real bristle, paddle brush to get the knots out.
hair when dry and comb it with a wide toothed comb when wet.
Work from the ends to the roots i.e.. start at the tips and
work section by section. There are some great sprays on the
market that you can use whilst wet or dry to help ease the
pages on growing your hair
and make a note of the regular trim remarks!
being allergic to your shampoo, you don't mention your reaction?
Pop a dab of the shampoo in the crook of your elbow and cover
with a plaster. Leave for 24 hours if you can. If red, itchy
or inflamed in anyway you are indeed allergic, if not then
it could be something else.
reactions no matter how mild should be taken seriously, over
a period of time a minor reaction to one substance can become
a major reaction to may substances if not treated. If your
reaction is indeed a allergic one then consult your doctor.
I would like to know how to give my hair ringlets. Like with
material in them so I can go to sleep with them in. Thanks!
|Check out old fashioned ringlets. Here you will find everything you need to know with diagrams!
Should I perm:
I have really thick hair and I can't let it down because it goes straight down and then goes out like a bush, so I always have it up - I wanted a perm so it would look good down - what do you think I should do?
Don't get a perm get a cut! What you need is a really good stylist to explain your options to you. Suggest you look at our section, Getting the most from your next salon visit, particularly the page on consultations. Then go get a few to find out what the possibilities are.
Basically though this triangular shape you find your self with is because you have no layers in your hair. Thick hair permed just gets thicker/bigger as in 'big afro" so avoid this, it is not the answer.
Curly frizzy hair:
My hair is curly and really really frizzy. I can never find any products that control the frizz but don't make my hair look really greazy and feel it. I don't use heat styling on my hair but it is also really dry.
Try regular treatments. You won't see an immediate improvement but perseverance should pay off.
There are many new professional products (and soon you will see the grocery versions appear on the shelves too) specifically designed to smooth your hair down with less frizz. Start with a specific shampoo like this and move through a smoothing conditioner to a straightening type balm or gel and finally hairspray to protect from humidity.
Tip: You may want to leave your hair curly but using a straightening gel will help relax the curl and de-frizz.
Need a hairdresser at home:
I need a new hair style, something really easy. I have tried heaps of things but cant get it to look right. My hair is straight and every hair dresser that I go to just LOVES it because what ever they do it will look JUST PERFECT but when I get home and it goes back to normal and looks NOTHING like what they did.
It sounds like you need a styling lesson, rather than a new look suggestion? Hairdressers are great at chatting when they do your hair about everything except how you can repeat what they do at home. So next time you get your hair done, ask them to show you how they do it and even get them to watch you whilst you have a go with the hairdryer and to put you right when you go wrong.
Also make a note of what products they use and how much and how they apply it. All of this is what makes the finished result and you happy as you are able to recreate it when you get home.
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