Taking Care of Your Hair As a Hair Model
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All models need to take care of their appearance, but none more so than the hair model. A hair model must constantly have close-up beauty shots taken of them, and their hair must be styled and re-styled countless times in a single day – so it’s vital they take care of their hair and face.
Read on to discover how hair models look after their locks.
1. Don’t Shampoo Every Day
Shampooing every day is a big no-no. It can be incredibly damaging and drying to the hair. Instead, models like to use dry shampoo on their roots every other day, and they make sure that when they do wash their hair, they only apply shampoo to the roots and not the ends. It is best to wash the hair twice to three times a week, depending on your scalp oiliness.
2. Keep Hair Moisturised.
Hair masks and conditioners are a great way to ensure your hair receives plenty of hydration. Masks in particular are great for an intensive treatment as they can be worn overnight, leaving hair silky smooth.
Choose a hair mask that caters to your specific hair care concern. For example, if you have frizzy hair, look for one that manages frizz.
3. Protect Hair During Sleep.
Sleep can be damaged when we are sleeping. A good way to avoid this is to use a silk pillowcase. Silk tends not to pull as much as cotton does.
Another way to protect hair during the night is to wear a silk hair cap.
4. Protect Hair From Heat.
Hair models must constantly get their hair styled with hairdryers, straighteners and curlers. Heat protection is a must – liberally spray it throughout the hair before using any sort of heat styling tool.
You can also protect your hair and scalp in warm climates. Hair SPF is a great way to protect hair from heat from the sun.
5. Avoid Heat When Not Working
If you’ve got time off, you should be giving your hair some much needed time off, too. That means avoiding heated styling appliances where possible.
Instead, learn how to style your hair using none-heat styling methods. Talk to your salon hairstylist for pro tips and ideas.
6. Go to the Hairdressers Regularly
We should be going to the hairdressers every 6 weeks for a trim if you have long hair, but you might want to go even more often if you have a fringe that needs maintaining, or if you have short or dyed hair.
If you do have dyed or bleached hair, you must keep on top of your roots. Having roots showing will not be a good look and it may cost you work if you don’t keep on top of it.
Always discuss new styles, colours or cuts with your modelling agency first. They may have something in your contract that means you aren’t allowed to change your hair too drastically.
7. Sleep with Your Hair Up.
Sleeping with your hair down can result in tangles and breakages. Before bed, put your long locks into a plait to protect it, or try a loose bun.
8. Use the Right Products.
The right hair care products can make the world of difference. Your hairbrush should be a priority because it’s something you use most days. Find one with gentle bristles that won’t cause pulling or breakages.
You should also invest in some decent hair care products. Shampoo, conditioner, leave-in serums, heat protection sprays and any styling products like gels, mousses and sprays should all be high-quality. If you have curly hair, look for products that will help hydrate and protect your curls. Those with naturally straight hair should look for products that lift and give volume. Tresemme and Herbal Essences are just two of the hundreds of brands that do great products at an affordable price; you don’t have to spend a fortune on good products, but do your research so you can avoid the bad ones.
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1. Use SPF.
If you have any skincare products at all, it should be SPF. SPF will protect your skin from damage, hyperpigmentation and premature ageing. You should be wearing a decent SPF every day – even during the winter.
Cleanser is a great way to clean off make-up, SPF and any dirt and oil that has accumulated on the skin during the day or night. In the morning, one cleanse will be enough to prep skin. In the evening, a double cleanse is a great idea – the first works to remove SPF and makeup, the second cleans the skin. Find a good cleanser that works for your skin type – a dermatologist should be able to advise you.
Moisturiser is another simple but key part of your skincare routine. You should be moisturising morning and night to keep skin hydrated and plump. All moisturisers work differently and are targeted at different age groups and skincare concerns; make sure you find one that works for you.
Serums are used to target specific skincare concerns – for example, acne, redness or hyperpigmentation. If you have a key concern, find a serum that works to help sort it.
If you have acne, rosacea or another type of skin condition, it’s always best to talk to an expert. A dermatologist will be able to really cater your skincare routine to solve any issues you may have.
5. Take Care of Your Beard, Men!
If you’re a male hair model and have a beard, your facial hair should get just as much TLC as everywhere else. Beard oil is a great way to keep facial hair soft and detangled. Make sure to get it trimmed and kept neat as often as you can.