Cutting different hair textures

Hair Texture Differences With Hairstyling and Haircutting

Posted on - Thursday October 15, 2020
Styling different hair types

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When you’re thinking about the right hairstyle or haircut, it’s important to know more about the different things that might have an impact on the cut or style you’re interested in. Finding the right hairstyle or haircut has to do with a variety of factors, including your face shape, personal style and hair texture. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand the ways in which hair texture can adjust haircutting and hairstyling needs. Here’s what you need to know about hair texture in styles and cuts.

Fine Texture

Fine-textured hair has soft, thin individual strands. These strands typically mean your hair tends to be prone to flyaways and often stays straight instead of being able to curl very well. If you’re looking for a way to curl fine hair, you’ll probably have to use a significant amount of product to do so.

Another thing to pay attention to with fine-textured hair is chemical processing. Because it’s so fine, it takes extremely well to chemical processing, but it’s also very prone to damage. That means if you’re going to chemically process fine hair, it’s a good idea to wait and make sure you can do it at a salon.

The good news, however, is that it’s easy for fine hair to change styles. Minimum graduation is always a great option with fine hair because it tends to not have very much volume to it. If you want more volume, there are other ways to maintain volume with products.

Medium Texture

A medium texture is the most common texture, and it rests right in the middle between fine and coarse textures. It’s relatively manageable; it’s common for medium texture not to have a lot of flyaways, but also to be relatively easy to move around.

Chemical processing with medium texture is relatively simple. That means it tends to take well to both perms and curls, allowing you to change your hair’s style on a more permanent basis pretty easily. This medium texture offers you a variety of benefits through chemical processing.

Blunt cuts are a great option for medium-textured hair, and because medium-textured hair tends to hold volume well, voluminous cuts are also a great opportunity for you. However, you can also decide on a sleek style that frames your face well if you do the right chemical processing procedures for it.

Coarse Texture

One of the things to understand about coarse hair is that the size of the hair strands tends to make it much heavier than many other hair textures. It can even be more difficult to manage coarse hair if you also have highly dense hair because you can end up with a lot of very thick hair.

The best thing to do with coarse hair is actually to do as little as you can with it. Chemical processes tend not to sit very well with coarse hair, but it’s also harder to damage, which means you can do much more with your hair if you have a coarser hair texture.

Layered cuts are a great option for coarse hair because they reduce the bulk that you’re already seeing on your hair. Wavy, beachy looks tend to be the best for coarse styles, although short, sleek styles can also look incredible on coarse hair.

Conclusion

Cutting different hair textures

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As you can see, whether you have fine hair, medium hair or coarse hair, it’s possible for you to have a great-looking style that works well for your hair needs. If you like the concept of adapting hairstyles for different textures, one of the best options is to learn more about texture styles through a hairstyling course. With an Ogle School cosmetology program, you’ll be able to learn more about hair texture, hairstyling, haircutting and more.

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Jeff Chiarelli

Jeff Chiarelli

Jeff Chiarelli is the Head of Marketing for Ogle School. His responsibilities include leading Ogle School's marketing and branding strategy to amplify Ogle School's passion for helping create future beauty professionals in the communities Ogle School serves.