In the heat of summer, those short hairs which uncontrollably fly forth from an attempted sleek updo are a constant nemesis. What to do with them is a frequent question; therefore, we have conjured up professional advice just for you in order to maintain those oh-so-annoying hairs.
What Is the Difference Between Flyaways and Baby Hair?
Short hairs should not always prompt distress. While flyaways are indeed a bad sign resulting from breakage, baby hairs are not worth your concern. Baby hair is just that: baby hair, new hair growing in and should be celebrated! It can be particularly difficult to differentiate between the two with an untrained eye; if you are unsure, ask your stylist if your hairs are shorter due to breakage or merely new growth.
Tips For Taming
- Go for it! If you want that slick look, don’t hold back; product is the secret to keeping those hairs in place. Our wonderful Twee recommends using Goldwell’s Spun Shine Cream to tame fly away hairs. She comments, “A little goes a long way!”
- Use the good ole’ fashioned toothbrush trick, gently laying down those baby hairs while not disturbing your hairstyle.
- Embrace them! Baby hairs add character to updos while flyaways can be curled to show personality.
- If you absolutely hate those hairs and cannot seem to hide them, it might be time to surrender. Opt for bangs or a more frontal hairstyle like a bob where you don’t need much maintenance, and your shorter hairs blend in. Choosing a more messy hairstyle can be the perfect choice if those flyaways are too stubborn.
Prevention From Breakage
While this advice may not help you in the moment of your flyaway crisis, it will aid you in the long run. Prevent damage and additional breakage by taking care to NEVER put your hair up while it is wet. Be gentle while drying your locks and fully dry your hair before applying any heat or styling. Use a heat serum to protect your hair prior to styling in order to avoid excess breakage. Find out m0re regarding how to rescue your damaged hair!
Ask Your Stylist
Always ask your stylist his or her opinion about the health of your hair and how to accommodate your flyaways. While a perfectly manicured hairline is a new beauty trend, many of us cannot afford, much less desire, laser hair removal. In following the tips to prevent breakage, you will surely notice a remarkable change as your baby hairs and flyaways grow healthy and strong.
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