What should I do with my boring hair? Any suggestions?

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The question is in the question title. I'm bored as hell with my hair. It's very straight and lacks volume, and there is not enough volumizing spray in the world to give it volume.

I thought about putting in highlights, to give it more texture, but since I'm a highlighting and coloring virgin, I have no clue which colors would suit me and how damaging it would be.

Any suggestions are welcome! (Other than to cut it short, because with short hair, I would look like Dora the Explorer).

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  • Here ya go. It's a virtual makeover. You can upload your pic and redo your hairstyle and colour, makeup. Change your eye colour and size. Same with your lips. Pretty much whatever you want.

    https://www.taaz.com/

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  • I love your hair, so silky straight =P Ok, so first, I would get an angled haircut, a little shorter in the back, longer towards the front- it's a bit edgier but you can pull it off. I think the longest your hair should be is halfway down the white of your sleeve- I don't know how else to describe it lol. Similar to the link I posted, but no bangs and a bit longer in the front. I also think you should go for dark red highlights, this kind of red: www.syerasite.com/.../...with-red-highlights-6.jpg

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    • Thanks, but it mostly just stick to my head, that's all it does haha..

      So like a long bob?

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    • I've never considered a bob before, because shoulder-length hair is annoying because the ends always curl in different directions, so it's kinda high-maintenance. But I like the idea of long in the front. Thanks for suggesting it!

    • You could run some mousse through it to get it more unidirectional =] and you're welcome!

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  • I checked this out and I think it'll do you a lot better if you try it just in case you already haven't :)

    www.marieclaire.com/.../virtual-hairstyle-makeovers

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  • Perhaps a suggestion: have you ever tried to tie your hair up, like this?
    stacytm.deviant....com/.../Slightly-Twisted-Ballerina-Bun-310024504
    Combined with some of the expert colour advise of the fellow answerers, this could be it :-)

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    • I generally don't like to tie my hair up. I only do it for practical purposes. So I need something that would look good even if I let my hair loose =)

    • Well, I suddenly got the inspiration too google for "hairstyles for Asian girls". Feel free to try, you'll get hundreds of inspiring pictures!

  • Ok.. I have always wondered what you looked like (this is a new ID for me). You hair is not boring, in the photo you have what appears to be natural low lights and high lights, variations of tones etc. Just wear you hair in different ways play with it a bit. You are beautiful anyway, so don't go messing too much with it !

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    • What was your username before? Do I look like anything you expected? Lol
      I put a bit of reddish color some time ago, but I don't know about natural highlighs and lowlights.. Thanks! :) I guess I'm looking fo a more permanent change, something that doesn't require me to stand in front of the mirror for too long!

  • Your hair is so nice, why do you wanna do anything about it? Red maybe? xD

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  • Dye it blonde.

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  • Gotta see a nude to judge o.p

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  • I don't know why you hair is boring to begin with.

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    • I've been looking like that for 10 years now. Time for a change :)

    • That's cool. I wouldn't say it's boring, but I understand the want for change.

  • how about some highlights? Maybe some auburn?

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    • is auburn = reddish / orangey?

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    • oh yea, that would be a nice color for highlights. Thank you!

    • Prpblem with any colour of red it goes gingerish within weeks..
      So will end up orange within a month...my daughter also had the red streaks done..it looksgood for a while then hardly noticable

      One colour stands out..you'll probably go no...but young lassies are dip dyin hair now..so only tips are being done..pink..blue or purple

  • Red stripes, maybe?

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  • Try stylizing it by curling it or something

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  • curl it in loose wavesss

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  • You have same colour of hair as my daughter...she got blonde highlights in her hair..it brightens it up...

    Now problem with your hair is it looks thick and heavy...plenty could be done with it..when blow drying hair tip head forward it will make the roots less likely to stay flat...velcro rollers are another that are usually overlooked as well..when studied haircare at college we were forever using them to lift the roots..the huge metal barrel brushes as well..

    here's a tip..its time consuming but will work if you have time
    Blast hair till its nearly dry
    Put into small sections clip damp hair out the way
    Get a large brush and instead of brushin flat when drying..put brush to root underneath hair and lift..take dryer out way and hold hair still in brush for a few seconds...repeat till hair is all dry do each section small inch sections...then use velcro rollersput them in at roots use little volumizing spray..then spray with hair spray

    Hard to explain on this..but hope you get the jist of it..I've done many heads over the years and kno your plight x

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  • I'll send you a link to this awesome woman who offers excellent beauty advice.

    Explaining facial shapes:
    YouTube-- watch? v=fClIYiQw7ZI

    Finding hairstyles that suit your face shape:
    themakeupchair (dot) blogspot (dot) ie/2012/09/hair-styles-for-your-faceshape (dot) html

    You have to keep in mind your facial shape and only consider styles that compliment it. Have you considered going shoulder length? Since you want volume, layers will give you that.

    As far as coloring goes, you can do it and receive as little damage as possible by depositing colors - colors like burgundies, other hues of brown and black, etc... Since they do not lift your current hair color, you won't get very much damage. Also, consider using color rinses or demi-perminant color if you do not want to commit too long to a color. Another alternative is something you can make at home using honey and cinnamon as a lightener. This is great because it's gradual and it makes your hair healthier! Here is the link: thebeautyplan (dot) com/natural-honey-cinnamon-hair-lightener/

    -Licensed cosmetologist

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  • My hair lacks volume too, and usually i get a nice volumizing haircut.
    So i would suggest you going to a salon and getting one of those edgy volumizing haircuts, if you don't mind getting it cut short (perhaps these examples won't make you look like Dora), get one of these https://www.latest-hairstyles.com/trends/fine.html (Low and Steep, Mane Accessories, Beachy Curls) You could add highlights to it like the one shown in cheekbone spotlight.
    https://www.latest-hairstyles.com/trends/thin.html (Curl Booster looks good) Layers would help make your hair look thicker.
    You could get a graduated bob haircut and highlight it.
    For medium lengths you could try one of these www.latest-hairstyles.com/medium/layered.html (Red Rocker, Layered Texture, Blonde Ambition, Daring Diva, Subtle Sophistication)

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  • Google it or search for it online I always get some good ideas sometimes. I wanted to put purple in my hair but don't go nuts with the Purple and make sure it looks nice because it looks like you are a weirdo. There are also hair books you can look threw or magazines that have hair Ideas that are fun or different.

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  • Hey girl at least your hair is healthy props for that, well you could do some natural high and low lights that would be pretty. Ombre? Try ombre nothing too crazy and over the top, also natural and good transition from the colors will make it look super! Um what about adding bangs not the side bangs that you sway across your forehead like now. Think you could go for a long bob even? That would look cute. :D If you like bold try a dark blue, dark purple, burgundy or dark red. Hope I helped :D

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  • Shave it, then you won't have to worry about your boring hair.

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  • Get your stylist to cut in some layers, but keep the length. Add some highlights for the summer. This way you don't go through a drastic change and it will give your hair some texture.

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  • My life changed once I found out about hair tutorials on YouTube...there are so many ways to style hair...

    here's my favorite hair guru, her styles are super cute and they would be perfect for your hair

    https://www.youtube.com/user/bebexo

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    • I usually don't have the patience or time or the finger dexterity to do complicated hairstyles lol. In this question I was more thinking about haircuts, etc. that doesn't need much work in the mornings

    • Her styles look complicated but they're not...a lot of them only take a couple mins. But oh well, I'm not sure then.

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