Behind every jaw-dropping hairstyle is an array of great hair product! However, if you’re not sure how to USE your hair products, you might be doing more harm than good. For that reason, in this TouchUps Beauty Blog we’ll teach you how to use your favorite hair products!
“Why should I use hair product?” Thank you for asking such a wonderful question. Adding hair products to your style can give your flat hair volume, give definition to your curls, add shine, and keep your hair feeling healthy! Although some can rock their look without any help, most of us have hair that could use a little help. Hair product can be your best friend; just give it a try!
Tips for using hair products:
1.- A little goes a long way!
As hair professionals we hear the phrase, “it makes my hair heavy,” pretty often. The first step to avoiding heavy hair is to consider your hair length! If you have short hair, like a pixie cut, you’ll only need a small amount of product to get the desired effect! A good tip is to think about product amounts in terms of coin sizes; a dime size for short styles, a nickel for medium length, and a quarter for longer hairstyles.
2.- Apply your products to damp hair, not wet hair.
I know the difference between “wet” and “damp” can seem insignificant, but it isn’t! Applying your hair products into wet hair will cause you to lose a good chunk of it during the drying process. Due to this, it’s best to towel dry or air dry your hair prior to applying products. Let your get about 80% of the way dry in order to get the best results from your pomades or mousses!
If you’re one of our curly-haired friends, dry your curls by scrunching your hair gently in a towel! Scrunching helps reduce frizz as well as breakage, especially if you use a microfiber towel. Try using a diffuser as well for a faster, frizz-free dry!
3.- Comb your products through your hair!
If you find yourself using a lot of hair products that come in a spray bottle, like the Oi All-in-One Milk, it’s best to saturate your hair with it prior to combing out your hair! Saturating your hair with your product prior to combing it out ensures that all of your hair is receiving the full benefit of the hair products you use.
4.- Use Your Volumizers at the Crown and Roots.
Not all hair products we use in our daily routines can be used like hairspray; some have to be used with a specific goal in mind! If you find yourself using products like the Dry Texturizer or Texturizing Dust, it’s important to remember to apply them to the areas that can give you the most volume. In this case, that would be the crown of your head and your roots! Applying this kinds of products to the middle of your strands would only make your hair heavy and limp, so watch out!
5.- Massage in Your Mousse!
If you’re using a gel, foam, or mousse, it might work best to massage the product into your strands before drying! Massaging the product in helps really coat your strands in it, which will in-turn increase the effectiveness of it. This is especially true for our curly-haired friends that like to use mousses! If you have curly hair, scrunch your hair product into your damp curls, then let them air dry or use a diffuser!
6.- Molding Paste; The Short Hairstyle’s Best Friend
From short pixie cuts to super short men’s cuts, a molding paste or pomade can make the difference between a GREAT hair day and a terrible one. Pomades, molding pastes, and greases can help you create texture and volume if you have fine hair too! In addition to this, a nice molding paste can help you give your pixie cut an added edge that other styling products can’t. To use your pomade, get a dime-sized amount in your palm, and warm it up by rubbing your hands together. Then, palm the product over your hair and use your fingers to create whatever look you want!
Some of our favorite styling products for short hair are the Medium Hold Finishing Gum, the Medium Hold Pliable Paste, and the Clay Matte Pomade from Reuzel! You can check out more awesome styling products by clicking the button below!
7.- Apply from Back to Front!
When applying styling products to their hair, most people would start at the top of their head, right? Of course! Why would you do it any other way? Well, the truth is that you’ll spread your product more efficiently if you start from the back of your head where your hair is thickest and then work your way to the top! If you start from the top, you’ll likely end up with too much product in the front of your hair and not enough in the back. So, try warming the product you’re using up in your hands, then work it in starting at the back of your hair, then move to the sides and the top.
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