Styling medium length hair is considered an easier task compared to styling short or, conversely, long strands. However, putting such hair in order, you can also make unforgivable mistakes, which in the end will spoil not only your image, but also your mood. If you are the owner of this particular length of curls, love to look good, but do not want to spend a lot of time on hairstyles, our article is especially for you.
First you need to decide which hair length is average. If they have a length from the earlobe to the shoulders, this haircut is considered medium in length. Any haircut that opens the ears is short. Hair falling from the shoulders can rightly be called long. Having decided, we can safely proceed to the main issues of styling medium-length hair.
Hair shaping tools
Somebelieve that a new haircut in the salon and styling are one and the same. It's a delusion. Styling is nothing more than giving the desired shape to already cut hair. At the same time, the same haircut can be laid in completely different ways, depending on the occasion and mood. So, a simple straight square can be straightened to perfect smoothness or, on the contrary, decorated with tight curls, creating a romantic or playful look. When creating a variety of hairstyles, you can not do without special devices. We will tell you about the most popular.
When styling medium-length hair, it is very difficult to do without such a device as a hair dryer. Using different modes and attachments, you can use it not only to quickly dry your hair, but also to create volume at the roots, smooth out naughty curls or give the desired shape to any haircut.
When choosing a hair dryer, you should pay special attention to the presence of additional attachments. A nozzle with a narrow end - a concentrator, it will help direct the air flow to the right place. It is most often used to give volume at the roots and to direct the ends of the strands in the right direction.
In order for the voluminous hairstyle to last all day, stylists use a little secret. Wet hair roots are dried with a stream of hot air, and then the curl that has not yet had time to cool down is cooled with a stream of cold air. Therefore, when choosing a hair dryer for constant use, pay attention to how well the air jet cooling function works in this model.
Also, many women ignore thisuseful nozzle, like a diffuser. With the skillful use of a diffuser, both light natural curls and eccentric naughty curls are created. In addition, this nozzle can also be used to create a basal volume. Pictured below is a mid-length haircut with a diffuser attachment.
You should also pay attention to the weight of the hair dryer and its size. Using heavy models is quite difficult, as hand fatigue can prevent you from finishing your hair in a quality manner. Elongated large models of hair dryers are inconvenient for the same reason. In order not to harm the hair, the device must be kept at a sufficiently large distance from the head. This is problematic when working with long instruments.
The right combs for blow-drying
Among other things, when using a hair dryer for styling medium length hair at home, do not forget about such important items as properly selected combs.
Fine-toothed fine-toothed comb is ideal for creating smooth hairstyles and drying straight bangs. To avoid electrifying your hair, use only combs made from natural materials.
To work with root volume, round-shaped combs are usually used. When choosing one, do not forget to pay attention to the through holes between the bristles. They are necessary so that the air flow calmly passes through the comb, and the hair dries faster. Large diameter round fixtures are traditionally used to createlight volume along the entire length. Small diameter combs lift hair at the roots, but are not used for lush styling along their entire length.
Wring out the washed hair with a towel and leave to dry for 10-15 minutes. Apply a little foam, mousse or styling spray to the hair, gently comb through the entire length and dry it a little with warm air, without using a comb.
Put on the hair dryer with a narrow nozzle, pin up the hair at the crown, while leaving the lower strands free. With a round comb, lift the hair roots and direct the air stream down the strand from top to bottom. Do the same with the rest of the curls.
To give additional volume along the entire length, the ends of the strands are dried alternately in different directions - from the face and to the face. Fix the finished hairstyle with hairspray. For styling on thin hair of medium length, it is better to use a weak fixation hairspray. It won't weigh them down and the hairstyle will last longer.
Hot hair straightener
Almost any girl has hair styling irons in her arsenal, but not everyone knows how to properly use such a simple device. At the moment, there are tongs of completely different sizes, with different coatings, with and without nozzles, on free sale. How to choose the right flat iron for medium length hair with such a variety of offers?
The first thing you should pay attention to when choosing is the regulation of the heating function. With it, you can alwaysreduce the temperature of the plate, thereby reducing the harmful effects on the hair during the use of the iron. It is important to remember that the use of a thermal protection spray is mandatory when working with this device. Otherwise, you risk drying out your hair.
The second important point when choosing an iron is the size of the heating plates. Wide irons are used to quickly straighten hair along the entire length. Devices with narrow plates will help straighten hair from the roots to the tips. Below in the photo is a medium-length hair styling with bangs, made using a narrow iron.
The most important factor to consider when choosing a flat iron is the material from which the heating plates are made. Metal plates tend to heat up quickly, due to which, in the process of creating hairstyles, hair can be significantly damaged or even completely burned. In addition, metal can ruin the styling, due to the fact that the hair styled with such plates tends to be very fluffy. Irons with ceramic plates have less harmful effect on curls and glide better. However, they can be easily scratched and ruined.
Styling curls with an iron
Regardless of the cut, flat ironed medium length hair lasts surprisingly long. For example, curls curled with this device remain elastic much longer than exactly the same waves created by a curling iron. Correctly curl your hair with an iron in this sequence.
Spray dry hair with a heat protectant spray and pin at the crown. Separate the bottom strand two fingers wide and pinch it with tongs, stepping back a couple of centimeters from the hair roots. Pull the curl through the plates while twisting the tongs.
Repeat the same procedure with the rest of the strands. The styling will look more interesting if the strands are twisted in different directions.
Hair iron attachments
Among other things, hair straighteners also have nozzles in their arsenal. Girls with thin hair should pay special attention to such a nozzle as a corrugation.
Small corrugation creates ripples on the hair, which, when combed, gives them unprecedented volume. Stylists advise using this attachment at the roots of the hair for both festive hairstyles and everyday styling.
Coarse corrugation can be used for wavy beach style styling, as well as retro hairstyles.
Curlers and curling iron
Which of the girls does not like beautifully curled hair? Probably, this styling style is liked by almost everyone. But not everyone knows how to create certain waves on their own hairstyles.
To quickly create both tight and light waves, an electric curling iron is perfect. However, this type of curl does not last very long. In addition, hot metal causes significant damage to hair.
As an alternative to curling irons are thermal curlers. They usually have a small diameter, which allows you to create tightcurls or styling in the style of Marilyn Monroe. For volume on the hair, curlers are wound on curls in different directions. For basal volume, it is worth doing by winding the hair in the upper part of the head towards the back, and wind the lower ones, directing the curlers horizontally down. Faces of a triangular and oval shape will be well emphasized by styling with waves from the face.
The size of the curler is also of great importance. Large ones are designed to create soft waves along the entire length of the hair. Small curlers create tight curls. Soft foam rollers are traditionally used to create beach style hairstyles.