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Hair Styling Basics to Match Your Face shape

Picture from allure. – use their guide to find out what face shape you have

Time for a takeover on the blog! Hafsa Hadid shares her best tips to match your hairstyle with your face shape. Hafsa is content strategist on hairstylecamp.com, a blog that handles every subject you can dream of when it comes to hair.

I’ve learned a thing or two, and I hope you will find it helpfull too.

Hair Styling Basics to Match Your Face shape

People who have perfect hairstyles know that the secret lies in matching their hairstyle to their face shape.

Forget what people are saying, there isn’t one perfect faceshape, everybody’s faceshapes are unique and beautiful. It’s just the matter of knowing how to work with what you’ve got. The most basic hair styling tip is to try to make your face look more symmetrical with your hairstyle. This is because people are more drawn towards people with symmetrical shaped faces.

But, focusing solely on face symmetry can only get you so far. There are many more basic hair styling rules that you can follow so that the next hairstyle you choose is the best one so far. Take some time to examine your face shape. Try to match it to these descriptions. It will make your basic hair styling routine much easier.

Square Face shape

Faces of these people resemble a square, that is, the measurements of all their facial features are similar. This is a face shape that most men think of as an ideal.

Women can either fully embrace it, or they can try to soften their strong jawlines with basic hair styling tricks.  These women usually go for simple layers that will distract from their strong jawlines. The layers usually look playful, yet they soften harsh facial features.

One classic hairstyle for men with square faces is crew cut. The hair on top is quite short, while the sides are cut even shorter. The hair styling routine of these men is quite basic, yet they always look amazing with this haircut.

Oval Face shape

These people have faces that are long but with shorter width. Their foreheads are bigger than their jawlines. This is an ideal face shape for women, but some people don’t think it’s that attractive on men. Either way, this is a perfect blank canvas which is an invitation for endless experimenting with different hairstyles.

Some women stay away from bob hairstyle because they can be hard to pull off. But, women with oval faceshape can go for it without any worries. If you want to spice up your bob haircut, add some fun layers. This will kill the monotony that a bob haircut can sometimes create.

Men with oval faceshape should create as much volume as they can, and style their hair upwards. Whatever they do, they should not have bangs because that will further soften their facial features.

Round Face shape

Round faces have similar cheekbones and face length. Jawlines of people with this face shape are usually less defined. The hairstyle goal for this face shape is to create an illusion of sharper facial features. People with round faces can pull off crazier hairstyles because they won’t look as extreme as they would on other people.

Women with round faces should either go for quite shorter or quite longer hairstyles. Really short hairstyles are really popular nowadays, and it’s always great to take a break from having long hair. If these women choose a longer hairstyle, they should have very little layers because he goal here is to elongate the face.

Flat top hair looks best on men with round faces. Styling the hair this way will probably require quite a lot of hair gel, so just go for it.

Heart Face shape

People with heart-shaped faces have wider foreheads, while their cheekbones and jawlines are quite narrow. The basic hair styling tip here is to focus on adding balance to the face. The heart-shaped face is disproportional, but this can be used as an advantage.

These women should grow their hair out. Then, they should add some layers that are either cheekbone or chin length. This way they can draw attention to their unique facial features.

These men should definitely stay away from short haircuts. Medium length hair is perfect for these men. Other than that, they can choose to either brush the hair on one side or to the back. It will look great either way.

Rectangle Face shape

The most noticeable facial feature of these people is their overall face length. Their foreheads, cheekbones and jawlines are all almost the same length. These people are trying to achieve some balance by trying to make their face appear shorter.

It’s best that women with rectangle face shape have a curly hairstyle. A perfect hair length here is short to medium. This way, the face doesn’t get elongated additionally. Crazy amazing volume is definitely wanted here.

While the trend of pompadour hairstyle is nowadays bigger than ever, men with rectangle face shape shouldn’t go for it. They should go in a completely different direction. The sides of their hair should remain almost the same length as the top parts. This way, they won’t elongate their faces further.

After going through all of these hair styling basics, you won’t find yourself leaving the hair salon in sadness. You won’t be naive like many people are when they think that they can pull off any hairstyle if they wanted. While it’s nice to experiment with our hair every now and then, it’s also great knowing exactly what suits us best. Now that you know your face shape and the perfect hairstyle for it go and get your glow-up in a hair salon!

Best
Hafsa Hadid//hairstylecamp
Mollie//NATURIGIN

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Is it safe to colour hair during pregnancy?

Facts and Tips About Hair colouring and Pregnancy

One of the most recurrent questions that we receive here at NATURIGIN is this: Is it safe to colour hair during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

Here at NATURIGIN, we don’t recommend that you colour your hair during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you choose to do it anyway, then read our best tips, and what chemicals to avoid. 

To many women, being pregnant is one of the most special times in life. And taking care of our babies – even before they are born – becomes the greatest mission in life. Thus being worried about habits, such as colouring your hair, is natural in this phase of life. But giving up these habits can be difficult. And off course, we all want to look gorgeous, even when (or especially when) we’re pregnant, right? In this blog post we set out to clarify what the dangers of colouring hair during pregnancy and breastfeeding might be.

Studies Show: Facts About Hair Colouring and Pregnancy

What might be surprising is that there is actually only limited research on the effects of colouring your hair during pregnancy. And experts have conflicting opinions on the matter. But here’s what we know:

  • First of all, studies indicate that very few of the chemicals in hair colours are absorbed by the body. The little percentage that is absorbed, will not stay in your system for long.
  • Secondly, permanent and semi-permanent hair colours are not considered highly toxic. Studies show that it would take very high amounts of the chemicals in hair dye to cause harm. And even then, it might not be harmful. The doses of chemicals that you are exposed to when colouring your hair are very low compared to this.
  • Third, there are no reports saying that colouring your hair cause changes in your pregnancy.
  • Furthermore, it is known that very little of the chemicals in hair colours enter your bloodstream. Thus, it is considered unlikely that these chemicals will affect your pregnancy or your breastmilk.

Ingredients You Should Know

There are many recommendations on which products and ingredients to avoid during pregnancy. Hair colour in general is one of the products that are highly debated. And you probably know that there is a list of ingredients in hair colours that are considered potentially harmful for your health – whether you’re pregnant or not. We have listed some of the potentially harmful ingredients here. However, there is no clear evidence showing that these particular substances have direct effect on your pregnancy. But in general, we recommend that you use hair colour and personal care products that are free of the following:

  • Parabens
  • Synthetic fragrance
  • Ammonia

Other substances that you should avoid when you’re pregnant in particular are:

  • Pesticides (choose organic foods and products)
  • Over exposure to essential oils (such as tea tree oil)
  • Formaldehyde

You can read more about the Five Chemicals You Should Avoid when Colouring Your Hair right here and learn what ‘organic’ means when we talk about hair colours and why it matter.

Our permanent hair colours is free of SLS, ammonia, resorcinol and parabens. Our product also includes certified organic natural oils, so if you decide to colour your hair during pregnancy and breastfeeding, our products is a good choice. 

8 Tips for Colouring Your Hair During Pregnancy

Now the hard facts are on the table. Though there is no evidence showing that colouring your hair will affect your pregnancy, we advise you to consider these facts carefully before making up your mind. But actually, this advice applies even when you’re not pregnant too! There will always be certain ‘health issues’ to consider when colouring your hair. But these facts don’t suggest that it is more harmful to colour your hair when you’re pregnant than at any other time in your life.

If you do decide to colour your hair, here are our best tips:

  1. Wear plastic gloves to avoid skin contact with the dye.
  2. Make sure there is good ventilation when you colour to minimize your exposure to the chemicals.
  3. Leave the hair dye in for the minimum amount of time
  4. Wait till the second trimester or later before you colour your hair. This seems to be the generally shared advice among experts and doctors. In this way, your growing baby and its developing organs will be less vulnerable to chemical substances.
  5. Carefully wash your scalp after colouring.
  6. Colour your hair as rarely as possible!
  7. Consider using a colouring technique that doesn’t cover all of the hair. For example, streaking, highlighting or balayage will allow you to freshen up your look, but the hair dye is not in direct contact with your scalp.

Read more about How to get the Best Result with Home Hair Colours

Hopefully, this post will be helpful when you’re thinking about colouring your hair during pregnancy. If you have any other questions, we would love to answer these in the best way we know!

March 13th, 2018|0 Comments

V-day is a good excuse for self-care.

From Pinterest

The day is about love, so why not do something lovely for yourself? If you need any ideas for activities and hairstyles that fit the occasion, read below.

Once upon a time in the ancient roman history, a young man called Valentine went behind the emperor Claudius’ back. Claudius had forbidden marriage between young couples, because he needed the men for his army, but Valentine defied Claudius and continued to marry the young lovers in secret. Valentine got caught, and the emperor Claudius ordered that Valentine should be put to death. Valentine fel in love, while he was imprisoned, with a young girl who visited him during his confinement. Before Valentine’s death, he wrote her a love letter signed “from your Valentine”.

The heroic and romantic gesture by St. Valentine, is the reason why billions of people eat chocolate hearts, buy flowers, and declare their love to that special someone on February 14. Well whether you love or hate the concept, the day is a good excuse to do some extra. If St. Valentine could sacrifice his life for love, I bet you can find the energy and time to “love yourself”. Eat that cake you’ve been thinking about all week, dye your hair and fix your nails, call your mother and say you love her, buy a gift for your special someone or drink champagne with your best friends.

We all have different ways to “self-care” and this hair log, will inspire you with some activities and a hairstyle that fits the occasion

From Pinterest

Well, let’s start with the classic one. If you have someone special who invited you out on v-day, but you are frustrated because you are going straight from work to the dinner (because v-day is a weekday) then watch our ideas for a hairstyle that works behind the desk and behind the dinner table.

A high or low ponytail always work, but you can also make a classy and elegant messy bun or a romantic braid?

From Pinterest

Movie Night

Going out for a movie with your best friend or boyfriend? Here is some more relaxed but yet stylish hairstyles for v-day

From Pinterest

Girls night out

Champagne, girl talk and dressing up, is also a very good idea for a self-care day whether you are single or taken. This kind of v-day activity requires a good hairstyle, and it is ok, to do something extra 😉

Slicked back hair, fancy messy bun or curls are my favorites hairstyles for a night out with the girls.

From Pinterest

Spa-day

All right, this one is my favourite activity when I need self-care, a spa day. Do your nails, peel you skin, take a long shower, and maybe colour your hair. Well, this one doesn’t need any special hairstyle, but instead watch our video, if you’re considering colouring your hair

The list of activities is endless: work-out with your friend, spend the time with your kids, cook a nice dinner for someone, and so on. I hope you can find the energy to do something good for yourself that makes you happy. Love yourself, and as always I wish you a good hair day.

Best regards Mollie // NATURIGIN

February 13th, 2018|0 Comments
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