As a model or potential model, it is important to take care of yourself from head to toe. That includes not only your skin/complexion and your body but your hair as well. Having a healthy and naturally shiny mane of hair is a very desirable trait for a model to possess, especially female models.
Most male models won’t have to deal too much with their hair so this
post will be of more interest to the ladies. Of course that doesn’t men
you fellas should neglect your hair.
You may not think much of the role hair plays in the modeling industry
but having a good head of hair is like icing on the cake in terms of
model attributes. A good head of hair can make all the difference during
a photoshoot, not to mention that having excellent hair is also vital
for hair show modeling and beauty modeling. It isn’t very appealing to
see a model with a gorgeous face, excellent figure but horribly damaged
hair. You always want to present yourself in the best light so you’ve
got to keep everything on point.
You never want your hair to appear dull, greasy, fried or eaten by split
ends. This type of hair is very unattractive. Even Photoshop
corrections can be too tedious when dealing with hair. The better off
your tresses are to begin with, the easier you make things on the
photographer and everyone involved in the process.
One of the best ways to maintain good, healthy hair is to create and
establish an easy hair care routine. If you’ve already got one in place
that’s been helping, then keep up the great job. For those who aren’t
too sure if what they’re doing is good or bad for their hair, it helps
to get a consultation from a stylist or the next time you go into your
local salon for a trim, ask your hair stylist if they think your hair is
healthy and if they have any professional advice or tips for you to
Expect them to recommend buying their store’s hair products to use,
which tend to be pricey, but bypass that part and pay attention to any
suggestions they may offer about how to handle your hair on a daily
basis. Hopefully they will be of some help.
When it comes to choosing the right products, you may want to do a test
of different brands and see which ones your hair responds best to. If
samples of these products are available for free, go that route to avoid
purchasing stuff that may not work or that you’ll never use again. As
with skin types, knowing your hair type will also guide you as to which
products you should use.
People with permed, relaxed, or dyed hair will want to use products made
specifically for color-treated or chemically stressed hair. The wear
and tear chemicals and other hair treatments cause are often responsible
for split ends, breakage and dry hair.
Deep conditioning works wonders for hair of any type. Photoshoots with
hair stylists on-set tend to fill your hair up with spritzes, sprays and
pomades as well as other products that can leave your hair feeling
heavy and your scalp gunky afterwards. Doing a good deep conditioning
treatment on your locks once a week or as needed is an excellent way to
keep your hair and scalp healthy and clean from roots to tips.
You can find deep conditioning products at any store, or check out the
nearest beauty supply store if you’re looking for a specific brand. Be
sure to follow the directions on the label for best results. Most only
require being left in the hair for 5-10 minutes and then rinsing. After a
few uses, you’ll notice your hair will have a natural sheen and
softness. That’s the sign of happy hair.
Getting your ends regularly trimmed can also help you with the health of
your hair. If you’re prone to bad split ends or breakage, snipping
those troublesome ends off every 6-8 week—or however long it takes for
your hair to grow normally—will take care of that.
Leaving split ends untreated can cause your hair to break off at
different lengths, creating an unkempt and unsightly appearance—even if
you’ve styled your hair (I’m sure you’ve seen at least one or two girls
with long, flowing hair filled with odd, light colored specks—those are
the split ends). Trimming is different than cutting your hair so make
that clear to your hair stylist to avoid a bad or unnecessary cut.
Permed, relaxed and dyed hair is already exposed to some damage due to
the chemicals present. This means that the people who get these
treatments done need to step up their hair care efforts more than the
average person who doesn’t do anything chemically to their hair. If your
tresses are fried, feel crunchy or dry, stop using those treatments and
put your hair into a rigorous TLC schedule of deep conditioning with a
product designed for severely damaged hair.
If you’ve got bad hair habits, cut them out! These include: constantly
touching your hair or running your fingers through them (whatever you’ve
been touching during the day can be transferred to your hair), chewing
on the ends (trust me, I know people who do this), picking at split ends
or breaking them off individually, using alcohol based hair products
and putting too much heat on your hair daily. Can’t bear to live without
using heated styling tools on your hair? Then invest in thermal hair
products that will protect your lovely locks from heat damage.
Key vitamins and minerals to include in your daily diet include: B
vitamins, magnesium, zinc, sulfur, silica, folic acid, beta-carotene
(found in green and yellow fruits and veggies), protein (wheat germ,
fish, eggs, beans, yogurt, soy), among many others.