Sunday, November 28, 2010

How to Feather Your Own Hair

How to Feather Your Own Hair

When you feather your hair, you create soft, curvy layers that aren’t extremely noticeable, but give your hair a little bit of body and make it a lot easier for you to brush and manage. However, this is normally quite simple and there’s no need for you to go to a salon to do what you can do at home.

Start off by buying a feathering comb (which can be found at beauty supply stores). Make sure that if you already have one that you have changed out the blade—you’ll need it to be very, very sharp.

Next, take sections of your hair and either pin them up or separate them in some other way. Leave the very bottom section down. Make sure that you have another comb handy.

Then, take off a small section of your bottom layer—or more if you want. Continue doing this until you get up to the last section you want layered.

While layering, a good rule of thumb is to try and do so at an angle. This will help your layers to look as if they blend in with your hair a little better, while also giving it a little bit of body.

Also, remember that higher layers may prove to be a bit of a pain in the rear when you are trying to get your hair restyled. Keep this in mind.

Lastly, do not try to trim layers with blunt cut scissors after feathering them. This will generally end in failure/an extremely blunt cut that nothing can fix.