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Hairstyles That Suit The Shape Of Your Face

Updated on April 26, 2017
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Hairstyles And Facial Features

By Sharon Stajda

Without a doubt a hairstyle is the most important changeable feature we women have. So, let me help you find that perfect hairstyle. A hairstyle that will flatter the shape of your face, and have friend taking notice and commenting on your new look.

Today's woman is actually very fortunate, we live in a time when no one hairstyle is considered the "fashion of the day". Hairstyles today run the gamut of possibility. The hairdo's that fill our magazine pages, and the rules that once dictated our way of thinking about hair styles have become increasingly passe. We no longer consider it an unshakable truth that in order to appear beautiful, you must have a perfect oval shaped face. It's no longer an indisputable error for a woman with a long face to wear long hair. Furthermore, a woman with strong features may choose a hairstyle to bring out those strong character, not hide them. Movies are filled with beautiful women who accentuate their originality, rather than minimize it. In fact the most highly paid models are hired to sell fabulously priced fashions because of their somewhat offbeat looks.

The world had grown so much smaller in these last decade, and has made us very conscious of our once foreign neighbors. This new found sophistication has broadened our views on what is beautiful. We no longer laugh at appearance differences or think them peculiar. We can see loveliness in a Chinese woman, Indian woman, and an African woman. We have come to appreciate all unique brands of beauty. We now borrow hairstyles from every corner of the world. Moreover, yes at the same time much of the world has in some degree borrowed American hairstyles. However, while we in the U.S.A. continue to want our hairdos to be modern in the sense that they fit in with a quick and busy lifestyle. At the same time we love hairstyles that fit our personalities. Some women lean toward edgy hairstyles, while others love a classic look or a romantic Hairdo.

Again without a doubt a hairstyle is the most changeable feature we have. A hairstyle not only work to make a face more attractive, but can actually add to make one look taller or shorter. A hairstyle can call attention to a swan-like neck or distract the eye from a too-short neck. The right hairstyle can add length to the waist, and also balance narrow shoulders. So let's explore how one goes about getting a perfect hairstyle.


Before Choosing A New Hairstyle Get To Know Your Facial Shape

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Take a Photo, then study that photo to determine the shape of your face. Keep an open mind, ask a friend to give an opinion.

Get to know the shape of your face. A good way to do this, is to take a photo head on. Study it well. Is your face narrow, heart shaped, square, oval? Is your hair style dragging your narrow face down, making it appear more thin, and more narrow? Do you have a large forehead? Could wispy bangs be the answer? Is your face heart shaped? Perhaps you should consider long layers at the sides to add body, and frame your heart shaped face? You get it. Study the photo, if you are unhappy with how your hairstyle looks, you need to consider changing your style.

Sometimes what you see will not be objective. So, ask a few friends the question, "what shape is my face"? Before you find the hairstyle that is ideal for you, you may have to try ten that aren't. Begin experimenting at once and don't let your husband or friends intimidate you. Most people, even those we love and those that love us, are quick to applaud our successes, but do not as often sustain our courage to try something even if we fail. Still, I think we learn as much from our failures as from our successes.

Heart Shaped

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The Bob And The Heartshaped Face

The Bob is such a classic hairstyle, and is one hairstyle that will suit most facial shape. Note that Victoria Beckham has a sweet heart shaped face. The heart shaped face can get away with almost hairstyle.

Bob It Like Beckham!

Bob It Like Beckham!

Victoria Beckham seems to always choose a Bob hairstyle , whether it be a short version or a longer version, she frequently chooses a Bob. She recently opted to cut off her long hair, and is now looking cuter than cute in a sleek Bob. Her new hairstyle has been dubbed a "Pob". This cute title stands for Posh's Bob - Pob. Vic Beckham's Pob is guaranteed to become the hottest new hairstyle this spring. So if you are looking for an easy, stylish, cute, popular, trendy new hairstyle - opt for to "Bob it like Beckham."

Short Messy Bob

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Messy Bob

This Short messy Bob is a great choice for the women that loves to make a bit of a statement, yet do it with an easy hairstyle. The short Bob can be worn by most facial shapes. Although the oval or heart shaped face wear it best.

What do you think of this short messy Bob?

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Helen Mirren's Hair Is Fit For A Queen

With a heart shape face "Helen Mirren" can wear almost any hairstyles, and wear it well. In the photo you can see she looks beautiful in a modified bob hairstyle. The look is soft, feminine, and really softens her beautiful strong features. The bob is a hairstyle that can be tweaked to suit many facial shapes, and looks great on women of all ages.

Women that have heart shaped faces are very lucky in this respect. The most complimentary hairdo for a heart shaped face is to have the hair full at the jawline, with a center or slightly off-center part, with a slanted bang. As you can see, Helen knows her facial shape well, and knows how to plays it up.


Combination Oblong And Oval

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The Oblong Face

The Oblong Face

Farrah's facial shape is a combined oblong/oval. The hairstyle that made her a trendsetter was right on for a girl with an oblong/square face. The Farrah hairstyle kept the hair close at the top of the head, and added fullness at the sides. Fringe bangs added softness at the forehead.

Don't Let Your Hairstyle Age You - Are you considering a hairstyle change? Try to keep up with the latest in trends. Not a trendy kind of girl? Why not tweak a trendy hairstyle to suit the shape of your face and personality. Better yet, keep to the simple classic cuts, as did Audrey Hepburn throughout hr life. Don't ever let your hairstyle scream, I am stuck in the 1980s.

Jackie Had A Square Shaped Face

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The Square Face

Jackie was one that new how to choose a hairstyle that best compliment her square facial shape. Note her low forehead,Jackie chose to wear her hair back with height at the top, keeping fullness at the sides, chin, and the temples. These are good rules that work to compliment a square facial shape .



Perfect oval

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The Oval Shaped Face

Here Are Some Tips On How To Get The Perfect Hairstyle For Your Facial Shape ...

The oval face : The woman with the oval shape face can wear any style. Exception, If one has a large nose, it is a must to wear fluffier bangs, and make sure never to center part the do. If you have a very small nose, wear fewer shorter bangs.Sharon Stone's "Basic Instincts" kick in when it comes to flattering her oval shaped face. She is one of the lucky ones that can support almost any hairstyle, and pull it off.


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Pear Shaped Face

The pear shaped face is narrow at the forehead, and wide at the jaw and chin line. The style that compliments a pear shaped face, partially cover the forehead, and keep the style slightly full and high.

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Diamond Shaped Face

The face that is narrow at the forehead and chin, and wide through the cheekbones is diamond shaped. For this face shape,a bit of height on top, and fullness across the forehead.If you choose a longer hairstyle. Keep the height at the top, and fullness at across the forehead,with hair close to the head at the sides or behind the ears, can flare out below the chin. Keep the hair close at the cheekbones.

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Heart Shaped Face

The heart shaped face is wide at the forehead and narrow at the chin.This shaped face will as a rule look good with most any hairstyle, as the oval shaped face. The most complimentary do- fullness at the jaw, with a center or slightly off-center part, with slanted bangs.

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Time To Consider What's On Trend, And If You Want A Trendy Style Or A Classic Hairstyle?

You may come up with your perfect hairstyle. Tweak a trendy style to suit your facial shape ...

It smart to keep up with hairstyle trends. A new trendy hairstyle can be tweaked to suit your facial shaped, and could provide you with the perfect hairstyle.

Soft, wavy, medium to long lengths. Hair that moves and looks natural. What's hot for formal dress, pulling the hair back into a cascade Grecian look, again the soft waves that frame the face. Believe it or not, buns are back as well as the very classic ponytail.

Sharon Stone - Short, Simple And Sexy ...

Sharon Stone has a heart shaped face. As a rule she chooses very simple classic hairstyles. Most short, simple and sexy...
Sharon Stone has a heart shaped face. As a rule she chooses very simple classic hairstyles. Most short, simple and sexy... | Source

Short Hair - Should I or Shouldn't I ?

Have you had to listen to a girl friend cry because of a botched short cut? Do you look at your Mom, and wonder, why does she still have the same short cut she had when you started kindergarten? Do you have flashbacks of Lady Di's do?

On the other hand, does your busy lifestyle leave you wishing your hair was short, and easy. Do you think you have just the right facial shape to sport a short cut? Perhaps deep down you love short hair?

Well girl don't be afraid to say those four little words. Cut it all off!

But first, before you go to your stylist of choice, do your homework. Check out the latest short hairstyles. Pick one that will compliment your facial shape. There are some great short hairstyles out there. Be armed with a picture of the style you want. Never, I mean never enter into a short hairstyle without a good picture.

A hairstyle should denote your lifestyle and personality - not your age.

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      yourbodytype 3 years ago

      Very practical lens!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I would love to try a short hairstyle, but I'm not sure...

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      DecoratingMom411 4 years ago

      I love your lens! It is very useful and informative. I had fun reading! Cheers!

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      erikzind1321 4 years ago

      I like the helpful information you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and check again here regularly. I'm quite certain I will learn a lot of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

      short hairstyles for women

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      amythomson187 4 years ago

      Great lens... I have a heart shaped face, so i know can look at styles that will suit me. Thanks again Shar :) x

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      productsandreviews 5 years ago

      Beautiful hairstyles!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens.. simply lovely.. Am so glad I stopped by it.. Given that I'll be going for a haircut soon.. this lens have provided me with lots of options.. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A woman isn't complete if her hair doesn't match the rest. Very appropriate!

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      SatyaPaul 5 years ago

      Great..

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      ernad18 5 years ago

      I wish there were more samples of hair products we could get and try first. On another point, I tried growing my hair for about a year but ended up getting it cut short again - the climate and your lifestyle are just as important as face shape and age appropriate styles when deciding on how to wear your hair.

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      shoefiend 5 years ago

      Love the BOB love it....!

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      sheezie77 5 years ago

      You did a great lens! Keep up the good work! thumbs up!

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      nursecraft 5 years ago

      Finally a lens that addresses face shape when picking a hairstyle! I have a very angular, square face and need to follow the tips here! Thank you!

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      Edutopia 5 years ago

      Great lens, really informative and helpful. My girlfriend has been looking for a new style, she'll get a lot from this page.

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      jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

      Thank you for the lens, my wife has been trying to look for new hairstyles (her hair is normally curly). Is there a guide for men too?

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      queen2010 5 years ago

      Nice lens, hoping you can visit one of my lenses , thanks much

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      ZoeMartinelle 5 years ago

      @misterjake: That's great!

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      blogadin 5 years ago

      great lense

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      olivergie 5 years ago

      this is great. it help me a lot! thank you :)

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      misterjake 5 years ago

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      seosmm 5 years ago

      Great info. Nice Lens!

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      TheGreenHornet 5 years ago

      Short hair or not... very difficult question! If one is just lazy about it I don't recommend it! Long hair looks best on girls, most men agree. There are plenty of places where I would be proven wrong, but my vote goes to long hair. Good article :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      These are really great tips, made me thing about the shape of my own face, sometimes my haircuts just don't suit me

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      AliciaMae 5 years ago

      Lots of good info and tips!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hm! I had no idea about my hair's keratin. I always wondered what the deal was when commercials would claim to repair your hair and stuff. I'd be like, "But... it's dead cells.... how?" Oh! Can improve things with the keratin, I guess.

      I have trouble figuring out what to do with my hair. At the moment it's super short. It's been shorter, but I have so much trouble deciding what I want for it!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      fantastic! i have a very round face so sometimes I have trouble with picking hairstyles that look good on me...but I think I'm better at it now.

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      brlavix 5 years ago

      How do you find out what shape your face is though? O_o

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great tips, thank you.

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      detectivepi 5 years ago

      I'm passing this on to my girlfriend, she is obsessed with her hair heh.

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      camaster 5 years ago

      Some really pretty hairstyles here! Was for sure a lot of work to put them altogether. Great work!

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      Kumarastylez 5 years ago

      loved your lens you putted a lot of effort in it!

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      aquarian_insight 5 years ago

      I have to say I have probably had some of the worst hairstyle disasters (from a tight perm to a way too short crop) but my baby sister is a hair styling genius and she has helped me realise what styles suit me better and even given me a few free haircuts! It's great to read a lens like this though to help those of us that really don't want to wear another hairstyle disaster - thank you.

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      enjoyed reading your lens. very informative. will check out your lens on repairing damaged hair'

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      SIALicenceUK 5 years ago

      my wife is going to love this, thumbs up

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      leatherfads 5 years ago

      I am highly impressed with the topic you choose for the article. Itâs quite interesting to read. It talks great about latest trends in hairstyle and reflects your knowledge in fashion.

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      Thesaylers 5 years ago

      I love this! I am still learning about the magic of the perfect hair style. It's amazing how great you feel when your hair "works".

      Thanks for all the great information!

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      CremeGlam 5 years ago

      Nice Article

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      azhlyn 5 years ago

      I love it! Im pretty sure I have the right hairstyle to match my face shape.

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      legaleze 5 years ago

      I will used these tips next time I get a haircut.

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      legaleze 5 years ago

      thanks for helping me pick out the perfect hair style!

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      nice

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      selectshopping 5 years ago

      Very informative. Thank you.

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      nicolla1 5 years ago

      I enjoyed reading your article ;) I love short and sporty (yet feminine still) haircut. keep it up

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      elliestevens 5 years ago

      I agree that your hairstyle should reflect your personality and lifestyle, rather than your age. I've been thinking about getting something different done to my hair...just not sure what yet!

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      NaturalVamp 5 years ago

      Most people don't think about their hair style dahling but as you have shown here,it can change your look dramatically.

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      Great, Very useful nowadays. This post is a reliable source before hitting to hair cut.

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      Looking for something like this for ages. Great lens

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      You rock! Some people should read what celebrity hairstyles and other hairstyles should look like .

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      Nice tips for good hairstyles......

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      nice one

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      EmpowerLiberty 5 years ago

      It's amazing how the right hair cut can completely change your look.

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      Very interesting and useful, thanks; trying to think of a new hairstyle!

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      Good information. Great Hair Style. I really enjoyed.

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      ArchanaR 5 years ago

      Wow, this is a really good lense! thanks for sharing, it was super helpful. I have a pair shaped face, and I was having some trouble finding a good haircut to suit me :)

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      Addalicia 5 years ago

      Awesome lens. And absolutely great tips. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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      allialso 5 years ago

      It is amazing how one hairstyle can look great on one person but not on another - this lens is really helpful.

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      sugardaddy_sky 5 years ago

      Love the tips! thanks so much! x

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      mamamia2011 5 years ago

      i am reading before cutting my three feet long hair.

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      Brilliant Lens.

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      Loved your lense! Very helpful for girls like me who enjoy being a girl! ;) Cheers...

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      Great lens! I would have never thought that hairstyle and facial shape we something that you had to consider working in unison.

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      Awesome Lens!

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      A great HAIR lens. I can't wait to continue my hair series and have already bookmarked this to use as one of my favorite hair lenses. Thanks :)

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      JamieSchull 5 years ago

      This is inspiring me to give up the pony tail :)

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      super cool........loved it.Nice one.Great tips for hair

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      I'm like number 401. I love this lens, and hope you get many more people reading, sharing and liking what you have created after me. :)

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      your hair style reflects your attitude.

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      I enjoyed your lens. Thanks!

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      Great lens, full of useful info!

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      gauru739 5 years ago

      My wife is short and has a bit bulky face what kind of hair style will suit her.

      Gauru

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      Nice lens, you should do one more for men's hair styles.

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      love4rocks 5 years ago

      Great lens and info. I am since years in a battle if I should cut my long hair of or not.

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      I'll try...

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      Great lens. Thanks for sharing.

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      themoviedoc 5 years ago

      It's something that we often don't think about when we go get a haircut. Thank you for the information!

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      great lens and i can suggest it to my wife

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      mattchupaul 6 years ago

      You are as free as your hair ladies

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      ItsMeSilly 6 years ago

      My daughter just graduated as a hairstylist. While she was in college I was the guinea pig for new cuts and rocking new colors. It was fun!

      I discovered the amazing wonders of Moroccan Oil from her too. It is great for color treated or dry hair. And I love the scent!

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