After leaving the salon your hair looks bouncy, soft and perfect. You then wonder what kind of magic this stylist is doing to your hair to make it look amazing. You watch their every move and you notice all the products they apply on your hair and you think to yourself “maybe I can make my hair look like this every day”. The next day you go into your local beauty supply store and buy yourself some well-known hair products – styling mousse, heat resistant spray, extra shine coat and more. You go home and start your hair experiment. You follow every step you found online to the T. Yet, you end up with something close to the picture, but not exactly the result you wanted. Here is the thing, stylists are professionals and like most professionals they have tricks of the trade that most of us are unaware of. There are three things that make a great hairstylist. One must have the right skills, the right tools and the right products. Though, you don’t have to have all of these to have a great hairstyle. All you need is some basic knowledge on hairstyling and learning how to use your products right.
Hair products play a huge role when creating hairstyles. Applying too much hair product can make the hair appear greasy or heavy while applying too little won’t make a huge difference in the hair. There are wrong ways and right ways of applying your hair. Let’s step up your hair product game and learn the do’s and dont’s of these hair products.
You apply a moisturizing cream on the hair to help hydrate it and keep it from frizzing throughout the day. Applying too much moisturizing cream will weigh the hair down and make it appear lackluster and greasy. You can prevent this by applying a pea size amount on your palm and rubbing your hands together. Once the cream is distributed on your hands, spread your fingers and start from the nape of your neck brushing your hair with your fingers. Continue this until you reach the top of your head. If you have thicker hair you can repeat an application. Doing this will make the product spread more evenly on the hair and protect more strands.
Heat Protector Spray
It’s not enough to just spray heat protectant spray around your head. You need to spray each section of your hair to make sure each strand is protected. Heat can damage the hair, from blow drying, curling and straightening. After applying the product on all the section take a brush and brush your hair thoroughly. This will help spread the product more evenly. Before you apply heat on the hair make sure that the product has thoroughly dried. Make sure to apply this product every time you plan to use heat or going outdoors. This will prevent your hair from drying out from the heat.
A common mistake that people make when it comes to applying hairspray is placing the nozzle too close to the hair. Doing this, you create a particular section of the hair that is crunchy, rock solid and hard to style. Prevent this by applying your hairspray 12 inches away from your hair and do a swishing motion. This will spread the product more evenly and prevent the product from forming on one spot.
You need to apply the salt spray all over your hair and not just the top layer. If you really want to get that beach wave effect, you need to apply the product section by section. Apply the product evenly from the middle section to the top. Not doing this will cause your hairstyle to collapse or create limp hair.
Root Lifting Products
People tend to apply products that add volume to the roots. To get the volume you want, you need to apply the volumizing product on damp hair from roots to end. Blow dry your hair afterwards and you will notice that your hair has better structure and body. Applying the product all over will make the hair more manageable and lighter. The heat from the blow dryer will also lock down the lift on the roots and hair.
Applying your hair products right will make your hair look amazing. Hair experts have been around hair most of their professional life so they know which amount is right for each hair type and what type of product to use. If you’re really on the fence with buying hair products, consult a stylist. They can tell you the right product for your hair type. Give your hair the needed boost it needs to make it silky, shiny and full of life.