Scrolling through the internet, we’re bombarded with pictures of celebrities with new haircuts or the best hair trends for the year. But you may be wondering, “What’s the best hairstyle for me?”
If you’re straightening or curling your hair every day, put down the hot tools! The best hairstyles work with your natural hair texture, not against it. That way, styling is quick and easy. Plus, you can keep hair healthy by avoiding damaging heat tools. Keep reading to discover your hair type, and which styles work best for each hair type.
How to Find Your Hair Type
While there are actually 12 hair types, we’ve simplified this guide to include just five: curly hair, wavy hair, straight hair, thin hair, and natural hair.
To find your hair type, wash hair thoroughly to remove all product and allow to air dry. Now look in the mirror! Which of these most closely resembles your hair?
Curly hair has lots of bend, with plenty of ringlets and spirals, but it’s also prone to frizziness. Frizzy hair can also be dry and requires extra conditioning to keep the strands healthy.
Wavy hair falls somewhere between straight hair and curly hair. It can be fine or thick, and is often prone to frizziness, especially in humidity.
Straight hair tends to lack volume and doesn’t hold a curl well. Because of the lack of bend in the strands, straight hair is usually more oily.
Some people naturally have thinner hair than others. And other people might find their hair thinning because of various circumstances. Thin hair lacks volume, and may have scalp show-through.
Otherwise known as textured hair, this curly hair type has the most bend. Curls may lack definition if the wrong hair product is used. This hair type needs plenty of moisture to prevent breakage.
Now that you know your hair type, scroll down so you can finally answer the question “What’s the best hairstyle for me?”
What’s the Best Hairstyle for Me?
Best Hairstyles for Curly Hair
Mid-length to shoulder-length cuts are great for curly hair, as the added weight helps to minimize frizz. Ask your hairstylist for natural layers that will help to define your curls. Bangs are becoming more popular with curly hair — we think they’re a great way to update your look for 2018!
Best Hairstyles for Wavy Hair
Long layers help to embrace your hair’s natural texture. Plus, they prevent ends from having more volume than the roots, creating a “pyramid” effect. Longer lengths are great for wavy hair because as with curly hair, the added weight helps to minimize frizz. However, if you’re looking for something a little shorter, a blunt, textured bob also works great for wavy hair.
Best Hairstyles for Straight Hair
Ask your hairstylist to cut your straight hair into a sleek, angled bob with blunt ends and longer pieces in the front. A bob works for all lengths between chin length to past shoulder length. Since straight hair tends to be fine, this cut creates the illusion of thicker, fuller hair while embracing straight hair’s natural shine.
Best Hairstyles for Thin Hair
Shorter hair is better for fine, thin hair types, as shorter lengths give hair bounce and more healthy-looking volume. Extra length will just weigh you down. A pixie cut or bob is a great option for thin hair. To disguise thinning or any scalp show-through, style hair with Toppik Hair Building Fibers and finish with FiberHold Spray for healthy, natural-looking fullness.
Best Hairstyles for Natural Hair
When it comes to styling options, natural hair is incredibly versatile. Long layers are a great way to embrace your spirals. If you prefer shorter hair, an undercut is low maintenance and will bring out your your cheek bones.
How do you embrace your natural hair texture? Let us know in the comments!