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As a child gets older there becomes a lot more focus on appearance. You do your best to encourage that “looks” are not everything, but it is only natural for your teen to want to experiment with how they look, how they dress, whether they wear makeup or not, and also their hair.
When it comes to the hair specifically, there is a lot of choices out there. Not just with the products that they can use such as shampoos and conditioners, but also in terms of the tools they use to style it, and how they protect their hair from all of the heat that they apply to it. It can often be confusing, so here is a breakdown of some of the common hair care tools they can use to style their hair and the products that will help them achieve that look.
The tools to use
Let’s start with some of the tools you might want to invest in when it comes to styling your hair. Aside from the hairdryer, there is a lot of choices out there and different ways you can style your hair. When choosing a hair appliance it is important to find products that you find comfortable to use, easy to handle and create the style you are looking for.
Many people have a desire for straight hair. Not everyone has naturally straight hair, and even if you do, there will likely be natural kinks at the back and sections underneath that curl a little. So finding the right hair straighteners for you is important. You want to feel confident that that the application of the irons and heat is going to give you the desired look.
Some people love the idea of curly hair. It always seems to be the way that people with naturally curly hair want it to be straight and people with naturally straight hair want it to be curly. Curling irons are a great way to get the ringlets you are after. Curling irons can come in different sizes depending on how tight you want the curls to appear.
Hot air brush
Another great tool to try would be the hot airbrush. This is supposed to give you the effect of a salon blow-dry. With the hot airbrush you can have a straight brush head or a round brush head, depending on the look you are going for. The heat and brush can help to add volume and bounce to your hair, helping to create that fresh blow-dry looks without effort.
Last of all, recently there is a trend for wavy hair or mermaid hair as it is known, so you can now get a waver curling iron that has three round iron heads attached to one device. You weave your hair through it and press down on the clamp and the heat with be able to create a wave effect. Crimping has also made a return from the 80’s so you may want to look into getting a crimper. This tool has two iron heads that have a jagged surface to create the crimp look.
The products you might need
Now that you have all the right tools and appliances to create the look you are after, you might be thinking about what sort of products will work best. Using the correct hair products or protections on your hair not only helps you to style it but also keeps your hair in good condition. Here are some of the products you might need.
Heat protection spray
Most appliances, if not all, that you use on your hair will be heat generated. So it is a good idea to use heat protection spray on your hair before using hair straighteners or curling irons. This is because you applying direct heat to your hair, rather than it being blown on like it is with some appliances. This can help to avoid damage to your hair in the future.
Some people want a bit more volume to their hairstyle, so a great product to consider would be to add volumising mousse to your hair before you begin styling it. Adding the mouse to damp hair will help when using the hairdryer and any styling appliances to give you the overall look you are hoping to achieve.
When styling your hair, especially when using hair straighteners or curling irons, you tend to work with one section of hair at a time. So having a clip to hand can help you to separate your hair so that you can focus on the area you are styling. It can also be a good idea to have some hair grips, as when you finish your hairstyle, you may want to clip some hair in a certain way, and hair grips can discreetly help you to do this.
Combs and brushes
Some other great products to invest in would be combs and brushes. You can use combs in many different ways. They can be beneficial for separating your hair into sections to make it easier to style, and they can be useful for adding volume by using the backcombing technique. Brushes can also help when drying your hair. A roundhead brush can help to add volume and bounce as you finish drying your hair. Having a few different options can help when styling your hair.
Finally, some people love the traditional method of curling hair and using leave-in curlers. You can buy leave-in curlers that you wear in bed the night before or ones that you add to your hair as you continue to style the other parts of it. They can be a great way to create the look you are after if you have a bit more time to do it. Even if you just use it for the top half of your hair.
Hopefully, this complete hair guide will help your teen as they learn what style suits them and how they go about creating that look.