Hair care

The Right Order to Apply Your Hair Products

There are LOTS of hair products out there, but guess what? Not all of them are created equal. Why? Because, surprise! Not everyone has the same kind of hair. It isn’t just about what products you use, but also what order you apply them too! So which ones are right for you? We’re breaking it down for you below!

Why does order of hair product matter?

Different hair products do different things. You wouldn’t spritz your hair with hairspray right before you’re about to straighten, would you? Your first products should help you condition and style your hair, and the very last product you use should be a sealant to set the whole thing. In other words, a product like a hairspray should be the LAST thing you use, never the first.

If you DO, however, choose to use a hairspray first PLEASE use a heat protectant before that. Spritzing hairspray before you use your curling tool may help your curls stay in longer, but that ALWAYS, always, always comes with a heavy price.

What hair products are right for your hair type

Just like different types of people speak a different language, different types of hair need different kinds of love. Here are the products—and order—best suited for your hair type.

Wavy hair

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Your hair texture is the middle child between straight and curly, but you do style have some texture in your hair. With this kind of mildly voluminous hair texture you may run the risk of combatting frizz. Tame your strands before you style by adding a styling cream Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk. It’s a lightweight formula that provides your locks with intense nourishment using shea butter and neem oil, all while effortlessly detangling strands and boosting volume and curl.

What’s your finishing touch? A spritz or two of a sea salt spray like Redken Fashion Waves Sea Salt Spray is perfect for your hair texture. Why sea salt spray? Salt opens up the hair cuticle, giving your locks a fresh, natural voluminous boost.

Straight Hair

Sometimes, nothing quite so frustrating as having a hair type that seems to lie flat against your scalp on most days. On days when you actually feel like trying, you’ll do anything to get the least bit of volume. Frizz isn’t so much a problem, you’re just looking for anything to give those roots some lift. After you towel-dry your hair, spritz it with a volumizing spray like OUAI Volume Spray. Hibiscus extract and panthenol work together with volumizing polymers to give the roots lift and body.

Finish off your styling with a mousse, like L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Strong Hold Curl Crème Mousse. Humidity protection and frizz prevention all rolled into one, this mousse gives you the nourishing benefits of a styling cream and the hold of a mousse. Curls are strong, but also smooth and tamed.

Curly Hair

Your hair may very well have been at war with frizz from the beginning of time. What’s your best weapon? Keeping your locks well hydrated. Your first weapon of choice should be a leave-in conditioner like Joico Moisture Recover Leave-In Moisturizer. Evening Primrose Oil and panthenol provide intense moisture to your locks while also protecting them from external aggressors and heat damage. Hair strands are protected from breakage and regain softness and manageability.

Complete your styling session with TIGI Bed Head Foxy Curls Contour Cream. Containing the brand’s exclusive Curl Contouring Complex, the cream is formulated to provide hair strands with control and definition. An anti-frizz blend helps to combat humidity with babassu and Brazilian nut oils, which also deliver intense hydration and nourishment to help fight frizz. Giving you light, long-lasting hold, this cream provides you with enhanced body and separation for perfectly, luscious, curly locks!

Hair is not impossible, you just need to treat it right and it will love you right back! Discover more hair-styling products on the lookfantastic website today!



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