The hair mannequin head is a tool for hairdressers of all levels. Beginners will be able to learn how to perform any hairstyles and styling on it, and masters of their craft can experiment and invent new ones without fear for the client's nerves. Now the doll-mannequin for hairstyles is sold in the public domain, and anyone can purchase it. How to choose the right one and how to care for it?
Hairstyle Mannequin Head
There are three types of mannequins:
- with natural hair;
- with artificial hair;
- mixed type (50X50).
Their price will vary depending on the length of the hair, its quality and density. As a rule, the cost is from 1400 to 8000 rubles. What is the difference?
The natural hair training mannequin is suitable for any manipulation: styling, curling, blow-drying and so on. At the same time, artificialcurls do not withstand heat treatment and simply melt. Therefore, if you are not going to curl your hair, then this is your option, especially since such mannequins have a more attractive cost. However, human hair on a mannequin is also more manageable and easier to handle.
Hairstyle mannequin head. How to choose the right one?
When buying a training "head" consider the following parameters:
- length and density of hair (curls should be 45-60 centimeters long);
- hair loss frequency (do a little test: run your hand through your hair and notice how much hair falls out);
- hair color (in order to make it easier to work on creating a hairstyle and ultimately better observe it, get a mannequin with blond hair, as all the elements merge on dark ones).
You can check whether your hair is real or artificial in two ways: wind it on a curling iron (if the curls melt and do not take the desired shape, then you have an unnatural product) and set fire to the ends (natural hair has a specific smell of burnt wool, while artificial smells like plastic).
Mannequin with natural hair should be washed as it gets dirty with the regular shampoo you use. The use of a balm is a must. It is also necessary to make nourishing masks once a week to maintain the condition of the hair. All funds forheat treatment when used on a mannequin must be set to an extremely low temperature in order to avoid damage to the structure of the strands. If you see a small amount of hair falling out after combing, do not be alarmed, this is normal. It is better to choose a comb with massage, with natural fibers.
The mannequin head for hairstyles with artificial hair requires the following care: wash curls only when absolutely necessary. It is advisable to do this rarely, then the mannequin will serve you for a long time. A great way is to soak your hair in fabric softener for about 40-60 minutes. After that, dry your hair without rinsing it off. Comb only when all curls are dry.