Q: Hi, my name is Taylor and I'm currently living in Georgia as a college student. My hair is very fine, frizzy, and a mixture of wavy, curly and straight.
I don't ever blow-dry my hair or brush it, because it turns into one giant ball of puff. I very rarely straighten my hair, because I'm scared the damage will make the frizz worse, although I do like my hair straightened and use heat protection each time I do.
My question is—what haircut would be best for my face shape and hair texture? Should I keep it long, or go for something shorter? Thank you! — Taylor
A: Taylor, thank you for your consultation request.
First and foremost, you have very lovely hair and a beautiful colour.
I mostly look at how to keep hair as healthy as possible, so I really appreciate your hands-off approach when it comes to straightening your hair.
If you want to wear your hair straight, I would consider a style and shape like this:
With this length, go ahead and straighten it because the damage you would cause would not take too long to correct. This cut would show off your lovely long neck as well.
If you want to keep your hair long, I would suggest a few subtle layers to free up your ends, to get some fluidity and movement.
At this length, instead of straightening, I would rather see you go with your natural texture.
Adding a wave to the straight sections with a curling iron will be less stressful for your hair:
Pulling it half back and/or changing up your part will add some extra character:
You could also smooth it out and add back a subtle wave with a wand or curling iron:
This length and texture would look great as well:
Adding a bit of molding paste to your ends on wet hair will help achieve this look. I like KMS Hairplay Molding Paste.
You also need to not wash your hair as much or over-condition the ends. Use your fingers at all times with curls and waves—stay away from a comb or brush.
I also think these bangs would be super-sweet on you: