Seven haircare tips for teen models

If you want to find success as a teenage model, then you need to take care of your appearance and look after your hair.

Going through hormonal changes can take its toll on the hair as well as the skin and if you want to keep yours looking healthy and sleek, you might wish to follow these top tips:

  1. Choose the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type

Keep going with it for a few weeks to see if it makes your hair less dry or oily but don’t be afraid to try a different product if you are not noticing any difference. The gentler the product, the less damage it will do to your hair: try shampoos and conditioners that are as natural as possible and even hypoallergenic.

  1. Ask your hair stylist for advice

The person who cuts or colours your hair should be an expert and will be only too happy to offer you good advice about products to use, treatments and hair washing regimes. They should also be able to advise you on whether colouring your hair is a good idea and which cuts and styles will work best with your hair type.

  1. Don’t wash your hair too often

It can be very tempting to wash and restyle your hair every day, but you may find that in the long run your hair is healthier if you wash it less frequently. This is because too much washing may well dry your hair out, cause split ends and result in more use of hair styling products. Save the hair washing and heavy styling for important occasions such as photo shoots and modelling assignments.

  1. Think about when you use styling tools

Hair straighteners, blow dryers and other styling tools can damage your hair with overuse. Consider how often you use them and perhaps try to limit this to once a week. Try experimenting with other styles that do not always require the use of tools – it can be exciting to vary your look.

  1. Limit colours and certain treatments

Tempting though it is to experiment with different hair colours, it is important not to do this too often. The chemicals and solutions used in colouring and bleaching your hair can be damaging – as can those used for permanent straightening and waving treatments. Once or twice a year is probably enough.

  1. Get your hair cut regularly

This does not have to mean a complete restyle every time. Sometimes your hair just needs a trim to get rid of split ends. Many hairstylists will offer a lower price for a quick removal of your split ends or trim of your fringe every six to eight weeks.

  1. Do not overbrush your hair

Choose a gentle brush with rounded ends and try not to be too heavy handed with it. Brush your hair gently for just a minute or so. Those with curly hair might find their hair responds better when only brushed after conditioner is applied. Once this is rinsed off and the hair has dried naturally, avoiding brushing can help the hair not to go too frizzy.

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