Parting ways can be hard to do! Luckily, Deseo Salon and BlowDry of Denver is here to make the big split a little easier. Finding your hair’s natural part and styling with your hair instead of against it can make your morning routine’s a lot easier. Finding your natural part line also makes it easy to break the rules with a new style later. Consider these 3 tips for working with your natural part line.

So Where Exactly Is Your Natural Part Line?

If you’ve ever been asked how your hair falls naturally and been too afraid to ask how exactly to tell, search no farther. An easy way to find your natural part is to start with dry hair (wet locks can cause tangles and plenty of confusion!), then run a comb gently forward and shake it out. Notice how your hair falls? This is your natural part. While styling products, haircuts, and even daily wear patterns can obscure your part line, this trick can help you find it (or close enough to it for day-to-day styling).

You can define your part further by combing along the line. Working with your hair is key when it comes to styling at home. Experiment with a spritz of texturing spray along your part line to add volume and dimension for effortless chic.

How Your Part Can Change — Without a Complete Makeover!

Whether you’ve been lounging in bed or climbing the wind-whipped Colorado peaks, certain factors can affect how your hair behaves. One of the main ingredients in determining your “default look” is your hair’s texture. If you curl your hair, it may lay at more of a side part than naturally straight hair.

Similarly, hair thinning (often caused by stress, shifting temperatures, and chemical hair treatments) can create a stark middle part. If you’re considering changing up your hair’s texture, be sure to chat with your stylist about how to work your new look into your everyday routine. This will save you a lot of grief when it comes to combing out your luxurious locks!

If you’re trying to return to your natural part, it’s a good idea to give your hair a little extra TLC. Masques and deep conditioning treatments are restorative and rejuvenating. Consider discontinuing chemical hair treatments while your hair is in recovery mode and opt of holistic beauty options instead.

How to Change Your Part (On Purpose)

Of course, if you’re looking to make an intentional change, it’s time to stop by the salon chair and have a long talk with your stylist. Hair gurus like the pros at Deseo can suggest cuts and designs that are best suited to your face shape, personal style, and daily hair care routine. We’re serious when we say, “Don’t try this at home!” A part gone wrong is no laughing matter.

Start an inspiration board with haircuts that inspire, then take a closer look at how the hair falls. For example, a sweeping side part is highly on-trend right now. This is a great look for long or short hair, well suited to all face shapes. However, if your hair is naturally curly or wavy, a straightening treatment such as a keratin treatment may be the best option to achieve your dream style.

When it comes to maintaining a new part, you may find that your hair tends to revert back to its original state. Hair can be stubborn! Show your locks who’s boss by utilizing a few easy tips for keeping your new cut flawless at home.

For starters, wet hair is easier to sculpt than dry. Comb hair into place prior to drying, straightening, and curling. Use clips to hold hair if necessary. Over time, your hair will adjust to its new style and you can scale back on your daily care routine.

Got especially stubborn hair? Try a sculpting gel like Kevin Murphy’s SUPER.GOO for maximum hold and lasting style.

If these parting words have left you feeling inspired to make a change, start your newest hair adventure and schedule an appointment with our fabulous team of style experts!

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