Today is one of those drink hot cocoa and sit with a blanket days for me and on cold days like this doing a new hairstyle is out of the question.
I remember back in the day when I would take out my laptop and google hair styles for medium length hair, just so I would have a bunch of styles to try everyday of the next week.
If you think that was too much, add to that the fact that I would actually go out and buy the exact products needed for each style just to ensure that my hair would look like that of my favorite YouTuber of the moment.
Do not be surprised that even with all that preparation and watching the video in detail that your hair does not quite look like the girl on the screen. The truth is your hair will always do its own thing according to your unique hair pattern and state.
With that said, the key to hairstyle development is learning what your hair likes, allowing it to do what it likes to do, and keeping it healthy at all costs.
Here are 6 steps to developing your own style when it comes to styling your hair
Know what has worked for you
I keep a hair journal because I like to write down my products and tools that I use and what has worked for me. Keeping a hair journal may seem like a stretch, but you can create a plan for length goals more easily.
Sometimes you can even do this virtually. Sites like Pinterest have allowed people to display pictures on their boards.
You can start by taking pictures of all of your products that you are currently using and putting them on a Pinterest account and then recording the hairstyles that you have tried online too! If the woman on YouTube’s style is something you want to try, then do it but don’t do it at the expense of your wallet by going out and buying all of her products.
Be a leader when it comes to your own styles. For example, instead of trying to nail one look, try combining two looks and see how creative you can get.
Also, I have discovered that using items not designated for hair styling have made my hair look much better. Next time you want to go for the same twist-out you’ve been rocking for the past year, pick up some shoestrings or go to the craft store to pick inspiration for a style. You can add just about anything to spruce up a style.
When you get creative you are naturally developing your own style and your own way of doing things so that you are not so dependent on a video for your inspiration.