Remember that girl whose clothes you loved, whose makeup was fabulous and has perfect accessories, but there was still something missing. She didn’t look as good as she could have, it took you a while to put your finger on it but then you got it; her hair wasn’t made.
Hair care is extremely important if you want to look well-dressed and put together; you have to have hair that looks good. Getting blow-dries before any important event is becoming excessively common amongst women of all ages and it is important to get a blow-dry which will suit your hair type and help you look your best.
Hair stylist Bina Khan says, “There are so many kinds of blow-dries; straight, straight with volume, big and wavy, medium curls, big curls, blow-dries with a medium metal brush with medium celcro rollers, blow-dry with large ceramic brush with big velcro rollers, a blow-dry and clip set.”
The blow-dry you get should compliment your hair and your face. Raana Khan of Raana Khan’s Studio says, “A blow-dry does depend on the cut, length and texture of your hair. If your hair is too long and limp then you won’t achieve enough body in your hair. If your hair is cut in steps then a roller bristle brush can be used to give outward and inward curls which will add bounce and body to your hair.”
Different blow-dries can look good on different face shapes, Raana Khan says, “”For round faces, straight sleek hair looks great with a bouffant to add height while oval faces look good with poker straight hair. Heart-shaped faces can carry all kind of blow-dries but if you have a long face then a blow-dry with body can give a soft and pretty look, while square faces can carry waves.
The current humidity has left women stressing on how to keep their hair from becoming frizzy and make their blow dry last. In such weather “poker-straight blow-dries are not as popular as hair ends up looking more frizzy than in a wavy one, where frizz gets camouflaged within the wave,” says Bina Khan.
“Protein conditioner and anti-frizz lotion can make a huge difference in humid weather,” says Daulat Rahimtoola of Pivot Point. Bina Khan says that to make a blow-dry last one should use anti frizz with dimethicone, which is a frizz fighter. She adds, “Your best, most long lasting blow-dry is on day two, when you touch up yesterdays work. You have spent 8 hours in an air conditioner and your hair is set fast plus all that moisture from your hair wash is well and truly out, so a touch up on day two will give you a style that really lasts.”
Published in The Express Tribune, August 21st, 2010.