Lovely Samantha Juste—who revealed her personal make-up secrets to you exclusively in 16 last month—here gives you her personal tips on how to make your hair look its very best.
Hi! Here I am again—this time to talk about “hair care”. I hope I gave you some helpful hints for putting on make-up and caring for your complexion in this column last month. If you have any problems or questions on good grooming, I will try my best to help you. But right now, let’s talk about your hair.
Clean, healthy hair is very important to good looks—and a good diet is as important for healthy hair as it is for your skin. So you should eat plenty of fruits and fresh vegetables.
My hair has always been fine and straight, so I let it hang naturally with a small fringe—which I trim myself. It’s a simple style, and it is very easy for me to look after. Also, I don’t have to worry if my hair gets wet—or if I am caught in a howling gale! (You have to determine your own hair problem and then use a hair-style that is both becoming to you and suited to your particular texture of hair.)
I shampoo my hair every day (you may not have to wash yours as often), and I usually use Bedebas bubble bath and lots of Revlon Flex conditioner. This prevents my hair from becoming dry and keeps it shiny. Before washing it, I always brush my hair carefully, to make sure that all the tangles are out. I never use nylon brushes, as they sometimes damage the hair and cause the ends to split. I prefer real bristle brushes, as I feel they are the best kind. (By the way, regular brushing will also help to make your hair shine. Try tying a silk scarf or a nylon stocking over the brush. It will amaze you how attractive your hair will look afterwards!)
There are lots of “fun things” you can do too. I strongly recommend that you try different hair styles. You can then see which is best for you and test your friends’ reaction to the different styles. For variety, I have two wigs—although I don’t wear them very often. One is of long blonde hair, which doesn’t really suit me, and the other is a short curly wig, as curls are very fashionable at the moment. I set my wigs on electric rollers. In fact, before a modeling job, I often set my own hair on very large electric rollers—leaving them in only a short time. I find that this gives my hair more body.
I have a few ash-blonde streaks in my hair and sometimes I like to highlight them, but I think that bleaching should be left to hairdressers. You can easily damage your hair, so you should NOT yourself try anything as complicated as bleaching. In London, I go to Daniel at Leonard’s. He cuts Twiggy’s hair too. Leonard is one of the best London hairdressers.
When I was younger, I wore my hair in pigtails and kept it quite short, but now I think it suits me best hanging long and straight. Of course, this does not apply to every girl’s hair. But I believe that as long as it is clean and healthy, your hair will make you look ever so much more attractive.