Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you bought a hair product, but it just didn't work the way you wanted it to?
Well, don't worry, because you might be using it the wrong way.
The right amount and method of application can make a huge difference. So, give that product sitting in your cabinet another chance after reading this article!
Here's something no one really talks about when it comes to beautiful hair: it often doesn't look as stunning when it's not styled.
Most hair, after washing and drying, tends to misbehave in a way we don't like. It can either get too puffy or too flat at the roots. If you don't do a little styling on your hair after washing, unfortunately, you'll be dealing with this problem consistently, thinking that your hair isn't of good quality or health, which is not true.
Luckily, styling can be super easy when you use the right products in the right order – that's called layering your products.
Layering, for those not fully familiar, means combining 2 or more products and applying them in the correct sequence to achieve the desired result on your hair.
Below, the hair experts at Bam Hair Salon will give you a guide on how to use styling products in the right order, regardless of your hair type.
We all know that conditioner comes after shampoo, but how about using products after washing?
No matter your hair type, it's good to start with a leave-in conditioner and a hair oil right after washing.
Next, start using the styling products that suit you, starting with the most lightweight ones like water-based sprays, and work your way up to thicker products like creamy ones for the lengths and ends of your hair.
If you need some volume at the roots, any product in any form will do the job.
Comb the products through your hair with a brush suitable for wet hair, and then dry your hair with a hairdryer or a diffuser.
Note that drying your hair doesn't necessarily mean heat styling when done without a brush. It's just to dry your hair faster. Drying your hair is a lifesaver for hair that's been heavily bleached or suffers from severe frizz, as it helps reduce damage and hair breakage
After drying your hair, you can choose to do thermal styling with a brush or a straightener if you want.
It's important to note that if you want to style your hair with heat tools, the perfect time is after washing, after layering, and after drying. This is when your hair is ready to safely handle the heat.
Remember, if your hair is heavily damaged, it's best to do thermal styling once a week.
On dry hair, we usually apply products in aerosol form, such as hairspray or a wax spray, or shine-enhancing shimmer sprays
The products we apply on dry hair are to set and give our hair the final look
Lastly, it's a good idea to apply a small amount of hair oil to the ends of your hair for healthy and shiny tips.
Absolutely! After applying hairspray, you can also use hair oil. Similarly, after using gel on curls, you can apply hair oil to soften and break up the stiff and crunchy effect that gel can sometimes give to curls. This combination will give your curls a more natural and bouncy look!
According to the guide we provided earlier, if the product is in a creamy or liquid form, it should be applied to wet hair.
If the product is in a creamy or liquid form, it should be applied to wet hair. If it's in an aerosol spray form, apply it on dry hair before styling with hot tools.