Tips for Buying Hair Styling Products
When you find yourself in a store, in an aisle that stocks hundreds of different hair styling products you probably can’t help it but feel lost. With a large variety of products, where each one is supposed to be unique and give your hair a completely different look, which one is right for you?
First you need to decide which hair style you desire. Are you looking to tame your frizzy curls and turn them into beautiful locks? Or do you just want to add volume to your long straight hair? When purchasing a hair styling product you need to consider the texture of your hair and the desired look you want to achieve. For every hair type there are hair products which are preferred and some that you should probably stay away from.
Now let’s explore the different hair styling products that are available:
If you have thin or curly hair, you can safely rely on a Hair Mousse to provide you with a flexible hold without making you hair look lifeless. At the same time a mousse gives your hair extra volume and a light, flexible hold. If you don’t use more than the amount indicated on the bottle your hair will look natural and will have no sign of any product being used.
Hair Gels are preferable for those people who have normal to dry hair. It provides a very strong hold for the hair but an excessive amount used can give a wet look. Hair gels can be used on hair of any length but are especially recommended for shorter hair. It can be used to create texturized locks instead or frizzy curls. Gels and gel waxes can also be helpful companions if your goal is to create a relaxed, messy look.
The most popular hair styling product that is used by women from all over the world is Hair Spray. It can be applied to all hair types and haircuts. Unlike other products the purpose of hairspray is usually just to hold an already-created style. It does not change the texture or the look of your hair, it simply helps your look last. Hair sprays are divided by their relative strengths—from light hold to extra strong hold. You should avoid overusing this product as it can cause white flecks to appear on your hair if you put on too much.
Straightening and Smoothing Creams are another popular category of hair styling products. These products are recommended for dry hair of any lengths since they add moisture that helps hair look more lively and healthier. If your hair is naturally hard and curly, straightening and smoothing creams alone might not be able to straighten it out. However if you combine these products with a straightening iron your hair will look great and will be very easy to style. These creams do not “hold” (aka set) the hair so if you want your look to last the entire night don’t forget to use hairspray!
Texturizing Cream can be used on any hair types, though they do add some moisture to it as well. This product can be used to create a casual look of messy, wavy hair, which is great for the summer and warm weather in general. You can use texturizing creams to tame you frizzy curls and turn them into gorgeous waves. Similar to straightening and smoothing creams, this product can be combined with hair styling appliances for an even better result. Texturizing creams provide hair with a medium hold; therefore you can avoid using hairspray.
Be creative, experiment and give your hair a new look everyday by mixing and matching the products that work best for you.