Thursday, December 25, 2008


How To Choose a Hairstyle. Triangle Face Type

By a triangle face we mean a broad forehead and narrow sculpture (sometimes cheekbones are bigger than forehead) that sharply narrows to the chin.
The dramatic shift from a broad forehead to a narrow chin, you can mitigate the long oblique or thick straight fringe.

The recommended haircut for the triangle face is a long hair just below the chin, which can be a small fleece on top of the head. The ends of locks can be curled both inside (in this case the cheeks will look better) and outside (they will distract attention from the pointed chin).

Long hair can be smoothly combed into a straight or skew parting.

Hair spread new to the face will hide a wide forehead and cheekbones. If desired, the side locks of hair can be hair cut by steps (starting from the chin) and shape the hair inside using a hair dryer.


How to Choose a Hair Style. Square Face Type

A square face type is characterized by a wide forehead, cheekbones, jaw and heavy chin.
Quadratic-faced person is usually characterized by a broad forhead, cheekbone, lower jaw and heavy chin. These people should leave open their forehead, lift hair above the forhead and make it split above. This visually lengthens the face. Such haircuts as chin length haircuts are a perfect match for this type of face. The hair will cover the angles of the face.

A good haircut should come up to the chin, and the hair will cover the the angles of the lower jaw. This will divert attention from some angularity and short "tousled" hair with a "torn" fringe in the middle of the forehead and some wavy or curly hair will softly frame the face.

In conclusion, I'd like to say a few words that you should not unnecessarily harass your feelings about the fact that your appearance has some deviation from the classical canons. After all, sometimes, we can turn our face disadvantages to unique appealing, bright, memorable and charming features!


How to Choose a Hair Style. Long Face Type.

* Long Face Type. People having this type of face are distinguished because of a high forehead and a long chin.

With the help of hair one must optically expand the face on both sides. An ideal haircut will be a hair up to the lower corners of jaw or up to the chin arranged fluffy on tips, a rare or a full bang to the lush eyebrows, or to the volume of sculpture and ears.

If you have a long hair, add them a volume by using curler or perm. A full framing makes a thin and long face wider.


How to Choose a Hair Style. Round Face

Continuation. See the beginning on How to Choose a Hair Style. Oval Face Type

Round face. If you have this kind of face, you should choose a hairstyle, which optically lengthens the face. In this case, it is very important to leave forehead open and the top of the head area must be lush.

With regards to this, short haircut will suit for the round face perfectly and you should lush your hair in the top of the head.

The volume can be given through the fleece, curler, or perm.

If you are a fan of long hairstyles, it is recommended that you arrange hair up, fluff it above the forehead, with no fringe, but it's up to preferences.

Avoid direct and smooth hair parting.


How to Choose a Hair Style. Oval Face Type.

The face of each person is unique. Sometimes you can find similar people, but it is not exactly the same. Some faces seem to be beautiful, others are not, this perception is often individual. The criteria of beauty is also influenced by fashion and temporary era. If Jakonda lived in our days, she could hardly be described as beautiful, and instead the face of Nifertiti causes admiration even nowadays.

One of the important beauty criteria is a shape of face. With a correctly selected hairstyle the face can be adjusted to almost ideal.

So, the shape of face can be oval, elongated, round, square, triangle.

Oval face. This face shape is considered to be ideal. It is characterized by a smooth transition lines of forehead, temples, cheekbones and chin, which are shaped in an oval. For such a face come both long hair styles as well as any haircut. You can wear hair with a fringe and without it, hair up or down, smooth hair or lush frizz, parting of any type, hairstyles with open or hidden ears. Of course, even with the oval face you need to take into account such factors as the features and age. For example, if you have a low forehead, the parting line will only underline this shortcoming, a loose long hair for an older women is totally unacceptable.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Static Hair Again? Let's rescue hair!

Hair Recreation

Hair grow dull not only from a cold, but also from constant use of means for styling. Give your hair some rest, do not use anything for about a week, except shampoo with the effect of deep cleansing.

And further more, arrange one "unloading" day in a week for your hair. Use these break days with advantage, feed hair with masks, rinse with grassy mixes.

Indulge weakened hair with an elixir of beauty which was known to ancient doctors of the South America. 2 spoons of aloe juice with 1 table spoon of castor oil and 20-30 minutes prior to head washing rub a mix in roots of hair.

Tips on Static Hair from Stars

Nicole Kidman to give her hair volume uses special large hair curlers in diameter not less than 10 sm, and that ringlets keep the form longer. Before removing hair curlers she slightly spots curls with a hairspray of an average fixing.

Sharliz Teron does not do her hairdress on just washed up hair: the hair will slide and be scattered, it can hardly be combed in a desired way, and the hairdress will quickly get out of the shape.

Liv Tyler puts mousse for styling only the tips of hair, thanks to it the hair does not stick together and all the day the hairdress of the actress holds its volume.

Lemon Hairspray

Excellent means for hairdress fixing is a lemon hairspray. To prepare it you should do the following: cut slices of lemon and boil in a water glass until the liquid volume doubles itself. Filter, add some drops of spirit or vodka.

Nourishing with an "Autumn" Mixture

When autumn comes many of us experience lack of vitamins, sun light, etc. and this affects our hair. The problem can be liquidated by washing hair with shampoo plus a nourishing "autumn" mixture. To 1-2 spoons of shampoo (depending on the hair length) add an egg and 1 spoon of gelatin. Shake the mixture thoroughly, rub in a head skin and distribute on hair. Egg and gelatin contain a lot of protein and hair, having received such strengthened food, becomes silky, shining and beautiful.

Chloric Water

If you visit a swimming pool, it's very important that you wear a special swimming cap. The chlorinated water of the pool makes your hair dry and weak. If suddenly you are in a pool without a swimming cap, right after swimming wash up your hair with fresh water and it's necessarily to use a hair balsam on a grassy basis.

See also Static Hair - Get Rid Of It

Ten Best Tips to Liven Up Long Hair

Fighting Flyaway

Friday, December 5, 2008


Fringe Hairstyles

Sometimes fringe plays a very important role in a hair-dress. By removing the fringe or, on the contrary, adding it, by changing its length or frames, you can transform the shape beyond recognition.

Fringe hairstyles can be divided on two groups:

  • Fringes that are a constructive element of the model. They are made along he hairstyling process. Once the process is complete, the fringe is combed out in a desirable direction and the ends of the fringe are framed in a proper way;
  • Fringes that are an independent element of a hair dress. The rest of a hairstyle can be of different shape and length. The fringe hairstyle in this case is independent and has its own value.

How correctly to make a fringe hairstyle and what techniques must be used?

Width and thickness of a fringe hairstyle

The fringe w idth is limited to the width of a forehead. It should not come out of temple hollows. Hair for a fringe is separated in a U-shaped mode, triangular or a hair parting, which is parallel to a line of hair growth. The thickness of a fringe depends on the wishes of a person. However the hair density is also very important. The more dense the fringe is, the more hair parting will be removed from a growth line. Someone likes a classical fringe hairstyle with the hair length hardly below the forehead middle. Others prefer a rather thin fringe which falls on eyes, at times hiding a sight. The third have got used to carry a dense bang almost from half of hair.

Classical fringes variants for various hairstyles

For the hair of any type and the most different length.
Tools: straight scissors, thinning shears, a hairbrush. It is possible to cut hair using razor, too. The hairstyle is done almost always on a wet hair. It always demands accuracy and carefulness.

Technics of a fringe hairstyle for an even-length hair

Such fringe is very good for thin or curly hair. To make such bang you'll need to moisten hair, separate the fringe from the hair partings area and pin the fringe up. Then comb out the first lock and cut it at the necessary level. This first lock in this case is a control fringe. Then it is necessary to separate the next lock of hair through 1 sm a horizontal hair parting, both locks must be lifted using a hairbrush perpendicularly to the head and now you can cut off the hair at the level of a control lock. Go on and comb the locks up, cut them following the previous lock's length. To make a fringe hairstyle you can use both a straight cut, and a pointing method. Once the fringe is cut, carefully comb the hair in a direction of its growth and check up a cut line - to make sure that the fringe is cut evenly or in the way you need. The last stage is thinning out the fringe.

Fluffy fringes with a one-line cut

Such fringes fit to a bob hairstyle. The length of a fringe can be any. You can have this fringe in the following way. Rectangular (or to be more exact, U-shaped) hair parting or a hair parting in the form of a triangle it is necessary to separate hair and pin it up. Make a hair parting for all the width of a fringe. The hair parting goes in a parallel line with the hair growth line on a distance of 1 cm. Comb up the extreme lock in the area of the hair growth and cut off the hair at a necessary length. Further the hairstyle is done using a "lock on a lock" technique. For this, the next locks are combed up in about 1 cm disance from each other, then comb the lock over the first lock and cut it at the same level (length).

See also:

LongHair Women Photos
Curly hair

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Receipts for Beautiful Long Hair (2)

Continuation. See the beginning here

"Honey" Shampoo for All Hair Types

Ingredients: 1 tbs of honey, 1/2 glass of onion juice, 1 tbs of vegetable oil, 1 egg.

Method of preparation and use. Mix all the ingredients. Spread the mixture over the hair and leave it for around 1 hour. Wash hair with warm water. Any oil is useful especially for dry hair. The shampoo makes your hair look brilliant and silky.

Lotion from Onion Peel for All Hair Types

Ingredients: 30 g of onion peel, 7 cloves seeds, 250 g of spirit, 100 g of nettle, 1/2 glass of water.

Method of preparation and use. Crush cloves and mix it with all the rest of the ingredients. Draw the mix for about 14 days in a tightly closed bottle in a dark place. Spread over the hair and let it absorb the mix for aroung 2 hours. Wash hair with warm water.

Mask to Make Hair Stronger
Ingredients: 10 g of cogniac, 40 g of onion juice, 50 g of decoction made of burdock roots.

Method of preparation and use. Mix all the ingredients. Rub the mix to the hair skin, tie a towel around your head and leave the mask for 2 hours then wash hair with warm water. This procedure is recommended for an everyday use.

Egg Shampoo for All Hair Types

Ingredients: 1/2 glass of onion juice, 3 egg yolks, 1 glass of water.

Method of preparation and use. Mix all the ingredients. Moisten hair and rub the mix in and leave for 1 hour. Wash with warm water.

Mask for Weak Hair
Ingredients: 2 egg yolks, 1/2 glass of onion juice, 2 tbs of linseed oil, 2 tbs of spirit.

Method of preparation and use. Mix all the ingredients and spread over the dry hair. Wash with warm water in about an hour. Recommended for everyday use.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Receipts for Beautiful Long Hair

Shampoo with gelatin for normal and sticky hair

Ingredients: 4 tablespoons of onion juice, 1 tbs of gelatin, 1 egg, 1 - 2 tbs of any champoo.

Method of preparation and use. Mix all the ingredients. Soak your hair and rub the mixture in and leave it for 1 hour. Wash hair with a mild water. Use any tonic herbal shampoo .

Herbal shampoo for all hair types

Ingredients: 1/2 glass of onion juice, 150 g of button roots, 150 g of nettle, 1 egg.

Method of preparation and use. Boil nettle and button in one liter of water, infuse for 24 hours. Sift and add the rest ingredients, mix thoroughly. Moist your hair and keep the mixture on your hair for about 1 hour. Wash hair with a warm water. Protein is a health source, healthy hair is beautiful hair. The egg champoo makes hair silken and thick.

"Oily" shampoo for dry and weak hair

Ingredients: 1 tbs of onion juice, 4 tbs of castor oil, 3 tbs of vaselin, 2 tbs of coconut oil, 2 tee spoons of glycerine, 2 tbs of heated lard, 2 ts of vinegar (9%), 2 ts of any champoo.

Method of preparation and use. Heat castor oil, lard, vaselin in a separate dish. Cool the mix and add the rest ingredients. Spread the mix on hear and leave it there for about 30 minutes. Wash with warm water. If you have any signs of hair fall, you can use lotion made of onion shell.

See continuation here

These are some of the tips applied to the use of normal shampoo, but you can also use them as a recommendation for every day hair wash.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


How to Make a 4-Strand Hair Braid

This hair style is not very difficult as it may look. It only requires a bit more concentration and a little of practice - and your hair will be securely arranged into beautiful braids that will bring something new to the look and your feelings in general

Once you have got the hang of it, you can braid with any even number of strands. The only limitation would be how fast your fingers can plait.

Step 1. Arrange your hair into a pony tail.
Step 2. Divide your pony into four strands with two strands on top and two below. Do not make four strands side by side. As you braid, hold the right strands (top and bottom) in your right hand and the left strands (top and bottom) in your left hand. I pass the strands between my middle to pinky fingers and then use my index finger and thumb to put the strands back and forth as I braid.
Step 3. Now you will need to take the top right strand over the top left strand, and take the bottom right strand over the bottom left strand and pull really firm. This will be the base of your braid. The rest of the braid can be done not so firmly.
Step 4. Now switch the positions of the top left strand with the bottom right strand passing the top strand behind the bottom strand. The crossing must be beneath and between the original top right and bottom left strands. The original top left strand becomes now the new bottom right strand and the original bottom right strand becomes the new top left strand.
Step 5. It's time to switch the positions of the top right strand with the bottom left strand passing the top strand behind the bottom strand. The crossing must be held beneath and between the new top right and bottom left strands. The original top right strand becomes the new bottom left strand and the original bottom left strand becomes the new top right strand.
Step 6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 and tie off when the braid is done.

See other Hair Braids related articles here
You may also find it useful - How to French Braid Hair

Friday, April 18, 2008


How to Make a French Twist (Instructions)

Step 1:
Take your hair and bring it up to make a pony tail. This is a crucial step. You can fix the pony tail with a twistii or hair elastic. Pull the twistii up.

Step 2: Make a firm twist and roll it clockwise or counter clockwise. Twist your hair all the way down up to the ends, or close to it anyway.

Step 3: Lay your twist straight up the back of your head. Continue twisting. Pin hair starting from the bottom, hiding those pins inward where you don't see them.

Step 4: Pinch the roll in the middle and open it up just enough to sneak the ends inside. Or you can leave the ends loose and arrange them up your head.

Step 5: Take hair pins or a hair comb and slide in the upper section, grabbing just a bit of hair in the twist and sliding it in and under, into the roll. Do the same for the lower section.

Step 6: Once you have your French Twist in place, you can add sticks into the hair. Insert the stick in the ledge you've just created. Extend the stick to see one full edge, touch the tip to the skull and let it comfortably drag in the reverse direction across the skull as you bring it down into your hair design. Take the second stick and do the same.

Step 7: To make your hair style firmer, you can add a bit of Aloe Vera Gel, oils, or hair spray, and smooth the sides down.

Your French Twist is now completed and you are ready to go.

See video instructions here.

How To French Braid Hair
French Braided Bun
How to French Twist (French Twist Roll)

Stuff that may be useful for this hairstyle:

Hair Pins on Amazon

Hair Sticks on Amazon

Hair Spray on Amazon

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


How to French Twist (French Twist Roll)

I just happen to encounter a nice video on how to make a French twist roll. I believe this will be of use for long hair "wearers". I've already tried this style on :)

The classic French twist is an elegant hairstyle, perfect for special occasions like weddings and black-tie parties. Watch how easily you can arrange your hair into this beautiful hair style.

This video demonstrates how to turn your hair into a French roll by using a Twistii - a rather handy tool for long hair

Twistii and other hair braiding tools on Amazon