Sleek or wavy hair, which do you prefer?

/ 12.10.2013
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Do you prefer sleek or wavy hair?

Deciding between a sleek or wavy hairstyle can depend on a lot of different things – such as your outfit, your makeup and where you're going. It also depends on just how sleek or how wavy you might want to go and whether or not you have the time to create such a look. On top of that, there are also bangs, accessories and your hair's natural tendencies to consider.

Ultimately, both hairstyles have their merits and both can work absolute wonders for many different occasions.

The question remains, however: which one is better?

Smooth operator

An ultra-straight, sleek hairstyle is more than just a trend; it's a hairstyle staple for many women around the world. It can work with just about any hair length as well as with a more retro-inspired side part or center part.

That said, not everyone has perfectly smooth, sleek locks which means that styling can be very time consuming and not necessarily practical for anyone in a rush. Of course, flat irons go a long way but just remember to use styling spray to protect your hair before you start!

Artful chaos

On the other hand, we have a slightly wilder, more chaotic look to consider. A high-volume, wavy mane is a great, deliberately out of control style that looks perhaps more natural that an ultra-straight style.

Though perhaps easier to achieve than taming hair into a well-behaved straight hairstyle, a wavy look still requires a bit of extra attention to avoid falling into the trap of a neglected or just totally abandoned hairstyle.

Sure, big, wild hair has a mysterious, sexy edge to it but bedraggled scarecrow hair isn't really the direction you want to go in...

The verdict

If you have wavy hair and just want a quick and slightly glamorous fix, style with smoothing products and fix with hairspray.

If you prefer a more minimalist look, go for a straight style. Just be careful not to frazzle your hair with those flat irons!

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