Hair barrettes have been around for a long time. They are accessories that you can use to achieve a classic and simple look. Barrettes don't only come in their usual black or white plastics; they can also be dressed up and made to look bedazzled so you can wear them during special occasions. If you would like to read up on how you can style your hair with hair barrettes, the article below will give you a head start.
- Decide on your look. Are you wearing barrettes as an everyday look? Or will you be using it for a glitzier event? You must decide what type of barrettes to wear. Plastic and metal barrettes are better suited for daily wear, while those embellished with rhinestones and beads work best for the fancier events. You should also pick the proper size of barrettes for your hair. If you have thick hair, then pick the bigger barrettes. If your hair is fine, then the smaller ones will do.
- Prep your hair. Once you have decided on your look, you can now start styling your hair. First, you should tease the part where you will attach the barrette. This gives your hair more volume, while providing your barrette a better grip on your hair. Spray the area with a bit of hairspray to maintain the volume you have created.
- Part your hair. Using your fingers, part your hair into two sides or according to how you want to style your hair. Create a section for your hair and smooth it back according to the style. Twist the hair a bit before clipping the barrette to your hair. This adds volume to your hair as you clip it back with the barrette. If you want to create a tighter, sleeker look, then skip the part where you twist the hair before you attach the barrette.
- Finish off with hairspray. Once the barrette is in place, spray lightly with hairspray to keep wayward strands of hair from pulling free. This will keep your look neat at all times. Use hairspray that has a non-sticky formulation to avoid making your hair look stiff.
To make it easier for your hair to style, you should always make it a point to condition it. This allows you to comb through your hair more easily, without encountering any tangles. Keeping your hair clean at all times also makes it softer and easier to manage. Clean your barrettes regularly so they will maintain its gloss or shine. Especially for the embellished barrettes, retain its shine by wiping them with a damp cloth regularly. The hairspray may leave the surface dull, and cleaning it regularly will keep your barrettes in tip-top condition. You can create pretty barrettes on your own, too. You can attach pretty ribbons to your plastic barrettes to add a bit of color to your hairstyles. You can also paste artificial flowers on the barrettes to look pretty on a spring day. There are many ways to style your hair with barrettes. Experiment and have fun.