Caring for a Fringe
Whatever the style and texture of your hair, a fringe is a great touch which not only softens the appearance of your face and features but gives you an air of mystery and turns your hairstyle into something a little different.
The secret to any fringe is to keep it looking its absolute best and there are a number of tips which can help you make a statement:
Even messy fringesneeds regular shaping to keep it in the style and shape you want it to be in. many hairdressers and stylists charge a reduced price for a fringe trim and can do this without a full appointment. The only hard and fast rule here is don’t be tempted to cut your own fringe. As well as not having the right scissors, you won’t be able to get the same shape and could end up with a right mess on your hands.
Avoid over straightening
Straightening can dry out the hair and leave it prone to breaking and frizzing. This is obviously the last thing you want from your fringe, in the front and centre of your face, so wherever possible, style your fringe (and the rest of your hair) using a good brush and a hairdryer rather than a pair of irons.
Do not apply too much conditioner to your fringe.
Too much conditioner can cause a build-up and add weight and grease to your fringe. Make sure you rinse properly at the end of your shower or hair wash and if you must leave a conditioner in or on your hair, make sure it’s one intended for that purpose.
Keep It out of Your Face
Whether you’re having a face mask, putting make up on or cleaning it off at the end of the day, remember that products which haven’t been developed for your hair can damage it. Whether you’re got a headband or a crocodile clip use it to secure your hair away from your face and rinse your hands before you start to work on your hairdo.
Treat your Hair
Whether it’s a leave in conditioner, a heat protecting serum or a rescue remedy, your hair deserves a treat once in a while and any of the above will instantly restore your fringe to its former glory leaving it shiny, sleek and ready for action once more.
Hot weather, just like straighteners can play havoc with your hair, not least, destroying the colour and drying it out. Without careful consideration, you could end up with a dry and frizzy mess rather than the stunning style you want. You should always make sure that you cover your hair with a hat or bandana on a particularly hot or sunny day and as the tips of your hair are the oldest, make sure that it’s they who are completely covered.
If in Doubt…
Your hair and your fringe will only look as good as the care you take of it so if in any doubt about styling, caring or maintaining then ask your hairdresser to recommend techniques and products.
Lisa Maxwell blogs on fashion, beauty, celebrities and hairstyles. She thinks fringes are the best.
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