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Title:
Perfect hair every day
Author:
Chavez, Nick.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : QVC Publishing, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
160 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781928998365
Format :
Book

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Chapter One all about straight hair If you have straight hair with a good haircut and you wash and condition it properly, your hair can look great without too much work. Of all the hair types, straight hair (when it's healthy, that is) reflects light the most easily, which is what makes it shine. If you have straight hair and you like precision blunt cuts and letting your hair air-dry, you're lucky. A more tousled look requires a haircut with layers. When it comes to haircuts, though, straight hair can be very unforgiving; it doesn't have any wave or curl to disguise cutting mistakes or inaccuracies. Straight hair's major disadvantage is that it usually doesn't hold a curl very well. And if your hair is straight and limp, it doesn't have much natural body. The solution is to use a round brush with a perforated metal cylinder and stick-on rollers not for curl necessarily, but for body, lift, and volume. Setting straight hair To set straight hair with a blow dryer, round brush, and stick-on rollers, you really have to remember to heat up the hair thoroughly while it's on the brush (the brush's metal cylinder will help with this a lot). Then, immediately insert the rollers to help it curl. Otherwise, the curl won't hold. And if your hair is naturally board straight, with absolutely no bend in it at all, leave the rollers in for 20 minutes (as opposed to the usual 10 to 15) to make sure the curl really sets. Wet sets and hood drying give straight hair the strongest, longest-lasting curls of all.     After removing the rollers, if you want your hair to have body without curl, brush it out and style it. If you want the curls to hold, just use your fingers to pull at the hair very lightly as you style, but do not brush or comb it. Whether you want curls or not, flipping your head over as you style your hair adds body (pulling the roots away from the scalp is what helps creates the volume), as do volumizing products. Straight thin hair My clients with straight thin hair (which is frequently fine and limp also) want fullness. Even if they wear it straight and blunt in a bob, they want it to seem thick. Volumizing products will help, as will flipping the head upside down during the initial stages of the blow-dry.     Be sure to shampoo and rinse straight thin hair thoroughly; if this type of hair isn't washed and rinsed thoroughly, you will be able to see the scalp through the hair. Straight thick hair Straight thick hair always looks good. Its primary disadvantage is that it can take a long time to dry and it might not hold a curl because it can be stubborn and heavy. Otherwise, it's terrific hair to have. Volumizing products are great for lifting heavy hair away from the scalp. everyday elegance 1 Wash your hair with the shampoo of your choice, condition, towel-dry, and comb. 2 Blow-dry your hair with a round brush and rollers; set on rollers using Method 1 (see page 86), but roll only the crown of your head. Leave the rollers in for 10 to 15 minutes and then remove gently. 3 Brush your hair out. Back-comb for a little extra height. 4 Arrange with your fingers or a wooden styling brush. 5 Finish with a light mist of hairspray. short sweep 1 Wash your hair with the shampoo of your choice, condition, towel-dry, and comb. 2 Blow-dry your hair with a round brush and rollers; set on rollers using Method 2 (see page 87). Leave the rollers in for 10 to 15 minutes and then remove gently. 3 Spray your hair all over with spray gel or hairspray or rub a nickel-size dollop of sculpting gel or volumizing gel onto your palms and then into your hair, running your fingers completely through your hair. 4 Press the hair at the sides of your head closer to your face. You may want to rub another pea-size drop of gel on your hair to get the hold you need. 5 Style and arrange pieces with your fingers, pulling the bang area back and to the side. 6 Use a blow dryer with a diffuser sock to lock in the hair style. 7 Finish with a light mist of hairspray. Copyright © 2000 QVC Publishing, Inc.. All rights reserved.

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