Understanding hair texture is crucial for beautiful, bouncy styles as opposed to that dreaded dull, limp hair.
The best way to find the perfect texture for hair is to experiment. According to celebrity hairstylist Asgar Saboo, all hair types have different levels of texture, thickness and elasticity so the best way to get the look you want is to test different natural remedies and tips to lock in texture. This means that hair can naturally be textured every day without the use of damaging heat styling. Over a period of time this causes hair to become dry and brittle, making it harder to achieve texture later on.
Straight hair is the hardest type of hair to achieve texture with as the hair naturally falls smoothly without volume, with a risk of it looking limp and flat.
How to: Detangle with fingers while damp and give an all-over spritz of volumising or salt spray. Put the damp hair up into a high ponytail and wrap the ends around the band and secure into a bun. Leave in to dry overnight. Once dry, let it down. The hair will naturally look more volumised and textured with slight waves and movement. Finish with massaging texture power at the roots of the hair. For more volume and a long hold, apply hair spray all over to hold the waves..
Naturally wavy hair already has a degree of texture so here is how to enhance this and create more defined waves.
How to: Run hair gel through damp hair dividing the hair in half. Do not brush the hair as this will dull the end result of the texture. Create braids all around the head securing into place. After the hair is dry, normally the morning after, undo the braids and lightly comb through with your fingers, pulling the braids apart. Again, avoid using a brush. Keep dry shampoo on hand for an afternoon reboot, and avoid thick conditioners that can weigh hair down, giving strands a greasy look..
For you lucky people who were born with naturally curly hair, you are at an advantage because curly hair already holds a lot of luscious texture and volume. The idea behind styling curly hair is to naturally develop and mould the hair into the style and texture that is desired.
How to: After a shower, without towel drying, as this will pull the texture and waves out while causing frizz. Apply a curl-smoothing serum all over the hair, covering the hair from the root to the tip. Pull back into a low bun and leave to dry. Brushing and touching the hair will lead to frizz so it is better to let the hair dry before touching it. In the morning, pull the hair out of the low bun and the hair will naturally be more defined with bounce. Avoid the crunchy look by finishing the dry style with a few drops of hair oil, and deep-condition the hair at least once a week to keep the hair luscious.