High Forehead Hairstyle
Q: I have a very high forehead with my hairline falling behind the side of my forehead a bit (so my forehead protrudes when viewed from the side). The texture of my hair is fine but there's a lot of it and it has a very slight wave.
What to do? I have tried short (just below my ears), but then my head seems to look monstrous; then, when I grow it out one length, with slight layers at the bottom, the side profile looks awful because of the flat hair on the side/protruding monster head.
Do you have any advice? I permed it for 15 years and am now wearing it natural, which I think I like best. However, I miss the body that a nice wave would give. Help!
Perhaps a long-layered hairstyle will help you add volume to the sides of your hair. The cut should frame the face with soft layers. The hair can then be styled with large rollers or a large barreled curling iron to give soft waves and fullness on the sides of your head. You mentioned enjoying the body you have when your hair was permed, but you didn't give any specific information about the kind of perm you used to wear.
Have you considered getting a body wave? Wrapping the hair on extra large rods will give you a little more wave to the hair and the extra body you desire, while leaving your hair with a more natural look.
A body wave will also make great use of the layers of the haircut above helping to build volume with less effort. Properly done, you could even have a style that gives you fullness and volume with just a little product and a diffused blow-dryer.
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