How to Add Texture to Long-Textured Hair

Long hair looks beautiful with layers, yet adding texture can be challenging for some clients who fear the extra weight. Luckily, haircutting techniques and products can add volume, movement, and texture to any haircut.

Feathering Technique for Adding Texture to Long Hair

Feathering is an ideal way to add texture to longer lengths. This technique works equally well on thick and thin locks.

Textured Layers for Movement and Volume

Long layers can add movement, volume, and interest to your hairstyle by creating movement, volume, and depth in each layer. They also frame your face beautifully with soft yet natural movement that flatters it in an undulating motion.

Layers for Curly Hair

If you have wavy or curly hair, consider asking your stylist to create long, soft layers to frame your face in an eye-catching style. This style is more formal than cascading layers, which have more of an informal feel. Waterfall layers are another tremendous layering technique for wavy or curly hair, creating a V-shape when seen from behind and allowing each strand to move freely with movement.

Caring for Textured Blonde Hair

If you have blonde hair, it must be protected from direct sunlight. Shampoo your strands at least thrice weekly to keep them pristine; use products specifically formulated for color-treated locks; touch up roots every four to six weeks as necessary. Flaxen blonde hues are gorgeously timeless, complimenting all complexions and eye colors.

Textured Straight Hair

As the messy bedhead look soared to become one of the top beauty trends, many with fine, stick-straight hair was left feeling lost and alone. However, numerous styling tricks are available to add texture and movement without compromising length or volume. Stylist and makeup artist Arielle Perez suggests using a crimping tool on dry sections, such as along your part line, to boost an instant volume

aring for Textured Curly Hair

Curly hair offers plenty of styling opportunities. Ringlets add romance to any style, while loosely curled locks look gorgeous in an undone updo. Due to its higher moisture requirements than straighter textures, a deep conditioning routine may be beneficial in maintaining curly locks. By using the hair Typing System to help identify what type of curly hair you have, you can make more informed product and styling choices.