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Q: My hair is very curly, yet it settles into very wavy within a couple of days after I wash it. (My mother is Korean with wavy hair, if this helps!)
My hair is naturally dark brown. The main challenges I have with it now are split ends, since I am trying to grow it very long. Thank you very much for your time! — Diana
A: Diana, thank you for your question.
In your photos, the colour of your hair is not a dark brown, so there must be some colouring going on. When you are trying to grow any hair, you need to be conservative with colour. Going to lighter shades from a dark shade should only apply if your hair can handle it.
Here is the colour I see as best suited to you, and also a side part on an angle—darker and sleeker.
I would like for you to work toward growing your fringe out and wearing an off-centre part.
If you would like to keep your hair on the lighter side, I feel this is a better tone for you:
Here is a shorter cut that helps get rid of the old hair and work on the new, also with an off-centre part:
Scissors are really the only answer to split ends.
I recommend trimming the hair where it gets skinny as you pull your fingers from your scalp through to the ends. It will be obvious to you where that is; then judge how much you feel is comfortable and cut that and no more.
Over the next year, maybe two, you will have what you want: longer locks.
Bill Angst is one of Canada’s top celebrity hairstylists and the owner of Angst Salon at 240 Queen Street East in Toronto. Call 416-360-5942 to book an appointment.