Adding Layers to Hair
Q: I have shoulder length hair, and it doesn't look good if I don't flat iron it after blowdrying. Would cutting my hair into layers make it easier to maintain?
A: Adding layers to the hair will change the hairstyle altogether. The reason the long straight hair looks good after flat-ironing is that the outer layer of hair is smoothed into a glossy, even sheet.
You might discuss with your stylist whether internal layers (layering the hair that lies closer to the head) would help you with your situation. It would remove bulk, give the hair less fullness in the silhouette, and still keep the exterior lengths uniform for a smooth surface as you iron it.
You should also be using a shampoo and conditioner designed to smooth the hair and help reduce frizz. And remember: only shampoo the hair when it becomes soiled, but use conditioner every day.
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