Styling Your Hair At Home During Lockdown

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Q.1 I have tried blowdrying my wavy hair ever so often during this lockdown but just cannot get it right. I possess a good professional hair dryer but don’t know where I am going wrong?

Ans.1 Once you get the hang of blow drying your hair you will find it very doable at home. The skill of getting the heat right is top priority, the hair of course should be towel dried and not dripping wet throughout the blow dry, blow drying on dry and tense hair will make it frizzy and break with the heat. Always style and blow dry hair on well shampooed and conditioned hair. Low heat will not make the hair straight and your hair dryer at equator hot temperatures will damage the hair. You can shop for some effective hair products to make blow drying a professional experience while sitting in the comfort of your home. From root volume mousse, gels and hairsprays to heat protectors which prevent heat damage while styling.

Make four neat sections from ear to ear and from the centre of the forehead to the nape of the neck and clip each section. Release one section at a time and blow dry the hair using a medium to large round brush, pulling the hair taut and rolling the brush as you go down to make it straight and adding volume as well. Aim the nozzle of the dryer on the brush pointing downwards to flatten the hair cuticle, giving the hair sheen and smoothness. Dry your hair to the opposite side of where you want the volume and allow no moisture to remain in the hair to make your tresses look silky and beautiful.

Q.2 I have rather pretty nails but the skin around my finger nails is very dark which ruins the entire manicured effect of my hands. Is there anything I can do to get rid of this?

Ans.2 Along with a manicure, bleach your hands with extra emphasis on the skin around your finger nails while bleaching, repeat the entire process every fortnight.

Another option is – Take one teaspoon of sugar, squeeze the juice of one lemon into it. Mix it and massage on the dark areas around the finger nails for two minutes. This will give a lightening effect to the skin. For best results you need to do this treatment daily and you will soon notice a difference as the dark area slowly recedes and blends into the rest of the skin.

Q.3 I am 18 years old and plan to shape my eyebrows for the first time at a beauty salon. Can you suggest any particular shape I should try for the first time?

Ans.3 Eyebrows are a very important facial feature as they not only frame your eyes but also give your face its individual expression. Changing your eyebrows shape drastically the first time can make or mar your entire face look and personality, so taking a little cautious approach is advisable. The right shape is obviously determined by your own individual face shape and structure but if you get it wrong the first time itself, the results can be quite disastrous and a quick fixing at this stage will just not be possible. You will need a lot of patience here as waiting for eyebrows to grow back to their original shape is almost next to impossible. More often than not, extra hair taken out of the brows does not grow back in the previous manner resulting in little gaps in the brow line and filling them up everyday with a pencil is a painful task. So when doing your eyebrows for the first time it is best to ask your beautician for a tidy up job where the shape of your eyebrows should not look too different and keeping your natural brow line in view you will have cleaner looking and well groomed brows.

Once you get used to your  regular trips to the salon for threading and are comfortable with the shape of your eyebrows you can go ahead and be more adventurous with your looks keeping in mind that thin, high arched, eyebrows give a harsh look and are quite passe, whereas the natural look is very much in vogue, but of course at the end its a very personal choice and the decision to understand which shape of eyebrows makes you feel and look the best.

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Rashmi Kapur Abrol
Rashmi Kapur Abrol has been in the beauty industry for the last 37 years, a columnist to the Times of India, official make-up therapist to the Miss World contestants and a soft skills trainer for Leading Hotels in the country and abroad.

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