By Jennifer-Short Published 08/24/2015 06:02:00 | Views: 1626
Tips for matching your cut to your tress type

The best cut for your hair type is always the one that’s easiest to style. For starters, figure out – if you don’t already know

What actually is your hair type.


When hair is thick or dense, you lots of strands per square inch. The issue with this hair: it can be over powering, making your face all but disappear. For control, keep locks above the shoulders and add layers to show of movement. Other options include the classic bob, a short, graduated cut or one that's extremely close at the sides and long on top.

Graduated Bob

Thick hair can be nearly impossible to get to hold a set. Your best bet is to add gel to damp hair and then let it dry naturally or do a quick set on sponge rollers


Naturally, anyone who has fine hair wants a cut that makes it look thicker. Best bets are blunt-cut bobs that are above the shoulders or shorter, and cuts of a similar length that are razored at the ends. Bob shapes that have surface strands snipped slightly shorter also add weight to your look. Fine locks can only support a few layers and rarely look great worn ultra-long. Fancy crops aren't for you either: Gelling fine hair straight up or into curves doesn't work well. So, make sure to avoid short-at-the-sides and long-on-top looks.

When it comes to styling, modern thickening cremes and gels really thicken strands without making them stiff or sticky, while shampoos and conditioners for fine locks prevent them from looking limp. In general, avoid heavy gels and tools like waxes, pomades and silicone shine drops. Blow-dry roots straight up and add some movement to the ends.


Medium-dense hair can be snipped into just about any cuts as long as it suits your texture, too. However, the longer you wear medium-dense hair, the less likely it is to hold a strong shape; the shorter you wear it, the more intuitive styling will be

Try Some Texture Tricks


is versatile, in that you can wear it straight or set it for curl, but it can't hold strong exterior lines, unless they're along the bottom. (Think a blunt bob or graduated cut like the wedge in which ends stack up)

When styling, direct air flow down the hair shaft to enhance shine, and avoid heat-styling at least twice a week.


can be worn in almost any cut, except a wedge or one with a sharp outline. Mid-length locks come to life with waves, and short styles can take on classic 40s appeal. Bobs and layered looks of any length work for you.

Mousses, gels and styling cremes all play wave up or down, depending on how much tension you use on your brush when drying. Wavy hair can be dry, so condition regularly and use products with moisturizing properties


can be cut to any length, but layers will keep it from looking like a bush—the shorter the cut, the more this applies. If curl is very tight, have it cut for control; if it's medium to loose, use tension on your brush when drying. Bangs work well if they're kept short and styled daily—think of tugging down tendrils.

For defined curls, use curl-enhancers; to go straight now and then, use a smoothing balm. Frizz-fighters are a must in humidity, and curly hair needs more conditioning to prevent dryness.

By Jennifer-Short 08/24/2015 06:02:00

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