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Spring 2010 Hair Trends: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Well, actually there isn’t really “bad” or “ugly.” The most notable hair trend this spring is healthy hair, which is a very good thing. Here’s a quick overview of spring’s hottest hair trends.

Healthy Hair
Healthy Hair

Full, shiny hair is in – not that it was ever “out,” of course, but this season, rather than frying your hair with a flatiron, focus on trimming split ends, doing weekly deep conditioning treatments, and using ammonia-free hair color if you dye your hair. Healthy hair is beautiful, and will always look better than highly processed, dry and fragile hair. My personal tip: if you don’t have to color your hair, don’t! If you don’t have any grays that you need to cover, and if you’re young enough that your hair still has that lovely natural shine, just let it be. Coloring your hair will always cause some amount of damage, so if you don’t have to color – it’s best to just go with your natural color.

Wavy Hair
Wavy Hair

In stark contrast to winter’s sleek, straight hair, spring 2010 is all about waves and volume, so if you have naturally wavy hair, this is the time to allow it to air dry naturally – use lots of conditioner and weekly conditioning treatments to avoid frizz. If you have naturally straight hair, I personally wouldn’t panic (I said here before that I don’t think you should ever be a slave to fashion trends), but do consider using curlers to create soft, oose waves, especially before a night out.

Loose Buns
Loose Buns

A great hairstyle for warmer days, a soft, loose bun is all the rage this season. For most women, this hairstyle is a much better choice than the classic, tightly pulled bun. It is also easier to do: simply pull your hair into a loose ponytail and secure it with elastic. Twist and wrap your hair into a messy bun, then loop the ends through the elastic, leaving a few face-framing pieces out.

To sum things up, the most notable hair trend this spring is the healthy, natural look. Whether it’s about shiny hair, natural waves or easy updos, the best way to pull these looks off is to be kind to your hair and regularly deep-condition it.