A Guide To Hair Styling Products
When it comes to using hair styling products, odds are, you know they can make a major difference in how your hairstyle comes out but with so many different product options and choices it can be difficult to determine what products you should actually be using. We get it, taking a walk down a beauty aisle in a store will prove that there are more options than many of us really know what to do with. And if you’re like most women (and men!), you probably tried one product and just stuck with it because the others feel like they’re foreign territory. We’re sharing a guide to hair styling products so you’re more informed as to what to use… when.
Probably one of the most commonly used hair styling products is hairspray, likely because it’s really great for pretty much any type of hairstyle and hair type you’re working with. If you’re creating a hairstyle that you want to hold, and not weigh hair down too much hairspray is a great option. The important thing to remember is that when using hairspray you shouldn’t spray TOO closely to your hair as you can end up with a big clump of hairspray in one spot rather than it being evenly distributed.
Gel products kind of got a bad rap in the 90’s when it was all about the crusty, crunchy hairstyles with men and women. But the truth is, gel doesn’t HAVE to make your hair that crispy, crunchy style when used properly. The reason you may get that look is because you’ve used TOO much product. Gel is best used for adding more texture to your hair, and to helping hair stay in a very structured way. Experts typically suggest that gel works best with shorter hair. While it’s great to use for creating structured hairstyles, it’s also great to hold curls in place (generally shorter curls are best with this) and even for taming flyaway pieces. Many suggest that if you have fine or very flat hair to avoid gels as they have a tendency of weighing hair down in weight.
If you feel like your hair is lacking that gorgeous shine you see your favorite celebs with, adding a shine product can be an easy way to add shine to your hair. There isn’t a specific hair type that can or can’t use it, but it’s suggested to make sure you’re only using a small amount of shine product when applying it. Shine products are great to create that shine finish to your hair, and also been found to eliminate a lot of static that you may be experiencing in your hair.
We don’t often hear of people using mousse when styling their hair, but it can be a really great product to use to create more volume in your hair. Curly, fine and flat hair tends to do really well with mousse because of its abilities to create volume. It’s lightweight so it won’t weigh hair down, but make sure you just use a small amount and then blow dry your hair to get the best benefits from it.