We've all seen Rihanna's baby hair on magazine covers, red carpet appearances, and numerous award shows! Baby hair is soft, short hair located around the hairline and at the back of the neck.
There are many ways to style hair edges. You can design baby hair individually and make them the focal point of your hairstyle. You can slip them down, curl them or dye them, among many other options. Or, you can design your baby hair to match the hair you design to your liking. We hope you find the following information helpful by summarizing it.
Taming Your Baby Hair
1. Spray Baby Hair With Water
Baby hair is easiest to style when it is clean and free of any product. You don't need to soak the entire head, just the baby hair. You can use a spray bottle filled with water to spray along the hairline. If you don't have a spray bottle, sprinkle water on your hairline.
2. Blow Dry Your baby hair With Alternating Hot And Cold Air
Hold a section of wet baby hair between your index and middle fingers, about 2 inches from your hairline. Pull out the hair and dry it with a hair dryer for about 3 seconds. Then blow-dry the hair with cold air for 2 seconds. Baby hair is very fragile, so don't let it get too hot, as it may break.
3. Set Your baby hair With Hairspray
Spray a soft-bristled toothbrush with hairspray. Use the toothbrush to gently brush the baby hair horizontally across the hairline. If you don't like hairspray, you can try a styling cream or edge control gel. Take a little on your fingertips and use it to smooth your baby hair.
4. Brush Longer Baby Hair Into Waves
Use a fixative gel that won't flake - usually an olive oil-based gel. Comb the baby hair along the side of the head. Then use a fine-toothed comb to make them wavy.
Create Different Looks With Baby Hair
1. Use An Anti-Frizz Spray
You don't necessarily need to style your baby hair. Spray a soft-bristled toothbrush with anti-frizz spray. Then gently comb through your baby hairs to loosen them up! This is a great option if you have naturally curly hair.
2. Create Your Own Baby Hair
Not everyone has baby hair that can be designed, but you can create your own. Starting at the front of your hairline, run a comb through a small section backward, about 0.25 inches, toward your temples.
Part this strand of hair and apply some hairspray. Then use your fingers or a fine-tooth comb to shape them into waves. This works best if the hair around the hairline is short. If your hair is too long, it may not look natural.
3. Smooth Short Baby Hair Hanging Straight Down
If you don't have bangs, you can style short baby hair along the front of your hairline. Using a gel or hairspray, apply your baby hair vertically downward. They will mimic bangs but give them a minimalist look.
4. Create A Blurred Halo Look
Having your baby hair create a blurred halo around your hairline can soften your features and complement many hairstyles. Sprinkle a volumizing hair powder on the top of your hair. Then process your hair by pushing it up from the roots. Then use your wrist to make circular motions along your hairline. Your baby hair should curl up.
5. Curl Baby Hair
Using a very small amount of gel, apply it to the baby hair at the front of your hairline. Then gently wrap the hair around your fingers and loosen it to create curls. You can also use a small curling iron. If you use a curling iron, you do not need to use the gel.
Be very careful, though, as baby hair is much finer than the rest of your hair and is more likely to break and burn.
Pairing Baby Hair With Other Hairstyles
1. High Ponytail
Design your baby hair to accentuate your overall hairstyle. If you are wearing your hair in a high ponytail, brush your hair back into a ponytail. You can slide them right back to the top of your head or to the side of your temples.
2. Balance Your Baby Hair With a Top Bun
Sleek headbands look great with baby hair. Brush baby hair straight or angled to match the angle of the hairline. Pull the rest of the hair into a bun and brush back the sides of the hair to smooth everything out.
3. Match Your Baby Hair To The Jagged Section
First, part your hair into jagged sections. Starting at the front of the head, use a comb to separate the hair back about 1 inch along the diagonal. Then continue the section in the opposite direction, repeating the pattern all the way through. Tie your hair into a smooth ponytail or braid, then use the gel to comb your baby hair into a wave or spiral.
Have you learned how to create baby hair yet? If there's something you don't understand, leave a comment below! If you wear a wig, you can also create baby hair. Lace front wigs from Nadula Mall offer baby hair with a high definition natural hairline.