You've just styled your hair and are ready to step out. You are giving one last look in the mirror and suddenly, you find something spoiling your look - baby hair!
Are you tired of those tiny hair strands popping up every now and then? Remove them, hide them or style them, choice is yours. Read on to explore the best ways to manage baby hair.
What Are Baby Hair And Why Won't They Grow?
Baby hair are the short and fine hair along the hairline. They are usually found in children and hence, the name. But, baby hair can progress to adulthood. They can be straight or curly based on your hair type.
Also called “peach fuzz” or “vellus,” baby hair doesn't lay flat and hence, it becomes extremely difficult to style them. They grow near the temples, forehead, above the ears and nape of your neck.
What Causes Baby Hair On Your Hairline?
Baby hair grows when the growth phase or anagen phase of your hair gets shorter. When the phase shortens, the hair simply refuses to grow longer. Baby hair can range from anywhere between 2 mm to a length that is visible even from a distance.
The sebaceous glands under the baby hair or flyaways do not produce enough sebum. This is why baby hair is often less moisturized when compared to rest of the hair.
Best Ways To Treat Baby Hair
1. How To Remove Baby Hair?
Warm wax on the skin removes the baby hair along with the top layer of dead skin cells. It usually does not cause any skin allergies or bruising. However, it should only be done by a professional.
Threading can help remove the finest of fine baby hair. But remember that it is not a permanent fix. You need to opt for regular threading sessions if you choose it. Threading is a fast and inexpensive way to get rid of baby hair.
C. Laser Hair Removal
Laser light beams remove the baby hair and this is usually considered a permanent fix for baby hair. Consult your dermatologist before opting for this treatment under the guidance of a medical professional.
2. How To Hide Baby Hair?
- With the help of bobby pins, twist small sections of your hair to cover the baby hair. This makes them less noticeable.
- Go for soft fringes that suit your face frame. The fringes can hide the baby hair or flyaways.
- Use a hair band or cool hair accessories to cover up your baby hair.
3. How To Style Baby Hair?
- Instead of styling them in a direction where they don't lay flat, style them in their direction.
- Use a hair brush and a gel or some water to comb the baby hair down. You could use a spray bottle with water for this purpose.
- Blow dry your baby hair once they are wet. Hold them with your index finger and middle finger to lay them flat on your forehead. Use the least temperature setting on your blow dry and keep switching off in between the session.
- Use a toothbrush to lay your baby hair flat. The fine bristles of toothbrush are perfect for those tiny hair. If you are someone who cares for the environment, switch to a bamboo toothbrush instead of a plastic toothbrush.
- You could use a hair spray suited to your hair type to tame your baby hair or fly aways. Bear in mind the ingredients that go into your hair spray. If you have extremely thin hair, you don't want to weigh them down.
- You can go for a high pony, half pony, cool updos, braids and messy buns to flaunt your baby hair in style.
- When you are out and experience flyaways, grab a hand lotion and rub a tiny amount in your fingers. Soften your baby hair with your fingers. You can use the same trick with your lip balm too.
Supermodels and actresses who get featured on magazine covers seem to have a hairline with no baby hair. But it's all thanks to photoshop for those well edited pictures. We recommend that you embrace your baby hair and create a unique style rather than getting carried away by such pictures. If you still find them uncomfortable, you know how to hide them or remove them using waxing or laser removal. Here’s to good hair days!
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