9 new ways to style your hair

9 new ways to style your hair

Here are nine new ways to care for and style your hair. 

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1 Start thinking about hair loss from your mid-20s

Genes, pregnancy and menopause are some of the more common reasons for hair loss in women.

However, women aged between 20 and 40 may also face hair loss problems due to smoking, excessive dieting and a poor diet that results in nutritional deficiencies, says Dr Eileen Tan, a dermatologist at Skin, Laser and Hair Transplant Clinic at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital.

Occasionally, excessive intake of vitamin A and drugs such as isotretinoin, which is commonly used to treat acne, may also cause hair fall, she says.

Dr Alvin Wong of SKN MediAesthetics at Centrepoint, who has a graduate diploma in dermatology, adds that hair loss problems can also be attributed to stress and excessive exercise.

Hair loss could also be a warning sign of other health issues.

So pay attention to the amount of hair that you are losing. If you notice that you are suddenly losing more than a hundred strands a day or observe a consistent increase in hair loss over two or three months, consult a doctor, says Dr Tan.

Dr Wong adds that excessive hair left on the hair brush, the bathroom floor after a shampoo, or a widening hair parting are all warning signs of health problems.

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2 Soften those bangs

This season's bangs are textured and soft, with jagged edges, says Mr Ken Hong, the salon director of Evolve Salon at Liang Court. They are not as blunt, hard and flat as before.

The creative director of Kim Robinson at Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Mr Daniel Ng, adds that the blunt bangs of past seasons that ended at the temples made the face look wider.

The most flattering way to wear your bangs is to have the short section only in the centre, while the sides touch the top of the cheekbones and frame the face.

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