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Think about it: When was the last time you changed how you parted your hair? If you can’t remember, then it was likely a very long time ago. While you might not give your hair’s part much thought, changing things up once in a while can be a great way to create a new beauty look without having to hit the salon for a haircut or trying to master a new braid or updo technique. Not sure which part will flatter your hair texture or type the most? Below, we’re sharing five stylish ways to part your hair depending on your hair type.
You can’t go wrong when you play things right down the middle, especially if you have thick hair. When you have thick hair, a middle part can help create some balance and prevent your hair from looking too poufy. Those with blunt bags also look particularly gorgeous with middle parts. The middle part was a signature look in the 1970s—and it screams chic. The good news is, it’s complementary to all face shapes, so you can rock a middle part whether you’ve got an oval, heart, or square face. Pair a middle part with super-sleek straight hair to really capture that ‘70s vibe. Shampoo and condition your hair with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Frizz-Defy Conditioner. Then, apply 1-2 pumps of the L’Oréal Paris EverSleek Frizz Finish Oil-in-Serum to damp hair, distributing evenly. Blow-dry and flat iron your hair straight to achieve the perfect ‘70s hairstyle.
Your hair likely naturally falls to one side—so embrace it and go with the flow! Whether your hair falls to the left or right, this is one flattering look. Curly hair types—from loose curls to tight ones—will love side parts, as the side part looks stunning when paired with natural texture. To play up your hair’s beautiful natural texture, while hair is damp, spritz on the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray, use your fingers to create a side part, braid your hair, and then let it air dry. Once your hair is fully dry, undo your braid and rake your hands through your beachy waves.
Want to amp up the drama? Then opt for a deep side part, which can help create the look of major volume. This part can be especially useful for those with thin or fine hair, but really, this part looks stunning on all hair types and textures ranging from straight to curly to thin to coarse, since it exudes glamour. To get the most out of this look, wash your hair with the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Shampoo and L’Oréal Paris EverPure Volume Conditioner. Then, apply the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse to damp hair, distributing it evenly. Blow-dry hair with a round brush, and finish by flipping your hair over to one side to create a deep side part. If you have very curly hair, consider creating a deep side part and twisting your hair into an undone updo.
Probably the most fun of all hair parts is the zig zag part. And as a bonus, it can actually help conceal roots that have grown in! So, if you color your hair but haven’t had time to touch it up lately, then go ahead and try this part. Regardless of your hair texture or type, you can try a zig zag part—just keep in mind that it may be easier to create this if you have straight hair. That being said, it isn’t impossible to create this type of part when you have very curly or textured hair. An easy way to create a zig zag part is with your fingers, moving sections of hair to each side until a zig zag pattern has appeared. For those with curly hair, use a comb to create the zig zag pattern Once you’re done, spray on the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Strong Hold Hairspray to help lock everything in place. (Want more tips for concealing roots? Here are 3 Tips and Tricks to Help Hide Roots Between Coloring.)
A diagonal part can help slim the appearance of a wide face—and it looks particularly gorgeous when paired with a slick-backed low bun. As far as hair types go, the diagonal part is very flattering on fine hair. That’s because it can help create the appearance of added volume. So, if you find that your hair tends to fall flat or limp throughout the day, you may want to consider trying this part. To create a diagonal part, start right above the end of your brow. Move diagonally inward, stopping once you reach the arch of your other brow. Smooth your hair back with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Extreme Style Gel, then fold wrap your mid-lengths and ends into a low bun, securing it with a clear elastic and bobby pins if needed. This hairstyle is also a great option for those with very curly hair, as it’s an easy way to pull your hair off your face.
For your next hairstyle lesson, head on over to our article, 5 Hairstyles That Make Thin Hair Look Thick.