For as long as I can remember, I have had long hair and I absolutely cherish the way they make me feel. They look amazing when I get them styled and people ask me about the secret to my long tresses no matter where I go. However there is one teensy weensy problem with long hair. For those who do not know how to style long hair properly, longer hair could turn to be a torment to deal with and their care requires a lot of effort and maintenance on your part. Also, since longer hair is more versatile, they can be styled in a lot of ways which can be overwhelming for people as they cannot choose what will suit them best and they don’t want to risk trying.
For formal events, long hair can be styled in updos, buns, French braids, classy ponytails, left open straight sleek and sexy, curled into ringlets, beachy waves, loose waves and the list goes on and on for casual events as well.
How to determine which long hair style will look good on you?
Just because your favorite celebrity has a certain style, it doesn’t mean it’ll look good on you too. You need to be aware of the shape of your face and its dimensions before you can try out any hairstyle because your face structure actually determines the best suited hairstyle for you.
How to figure out the shape of your face?
This isn’t anything difficult. Collect all your hair and pull them in a ponytail. You can then use a lipstick or skin-friendly markers to draw around the shape of your face. Once you have figured out what shape your face is, you can check out below to determine the hairstyle which will suit you best.
Hairstyles for round shaped face
Round shaped faces are wider and therefore they need a cut that will minimize its fullness to an extent. You can try out choppy layers. This means all the layers in your hair should be of different angles. You can go for some added volume on the top of the head so that it draws away attention from the fullness of your round face. If you want bangs on a round face, you should opt for them on an angle. Don’t ever go for bluntly straight bangs as they’ll only make your face look wider.
Heart shaped face
If you have a heart shaped face, then perhaps you can try choppy hairstyles complimented by angular bangs. Bangs which are angled and then become longer on one side look extremely beautiful on heart shaped faces.
People with oval shaped faces are quite lucky I must say. This is because they can try out any hairstyle and it is going to suit them without a doubt. How lucky people with oval shaped faces are!
If you have a square shaped face, you really need to be careful with your cut. This is because with a wrong cut or a hairstyle which doesn’t suit you, your entire look can become harsh. For square shaped faces, short crop hairstyles are a big no! They should instead opt for soft waves which ease the square-ness of the jaw line and make it look softer. Volume should be added to the hair at the crown so that it draws away attention from the square shape of the face. People with square shaped faces should not opt for blunt cuts of any type at all. If you really want bangs, then always go for thin wispy ones only.
Styling long hair with curls
If you have long and curly hair, then perhaps you are one of those lucky ones who don’t need to head to the hairstylist every now and then. However, on the downside, cuts don’t really show in curly hairs and therefore you have minimal choices left to cut and style them.
Step cutting complimented with layers can give volume and body to longer hair with curls. If you want, you can also have your hair straightened for some period of time if you really want to try and change your look every once in a while. Add some color and definition to style your hair if you don’t want to straighten them or cut them.
Caring tips for long hair
- Don’t sleep with a tight braid. Always loosen it or sleep with your hair lightly tied with a hair band.
- Trim your hair on a regular basis. Every 8 weeks is a good option.
- Always use a wide toothed comb to detangle your hair, never a brush!
- Work on one section at a time while you detangle your hair. Start from the tips and then work to the roots.
- Never use a towel to rub your hair dry. Blot out water only and that too gently.