In this tutorial, we’re going to share five tips to help you select styling products to get you great results. It is a process that you can follow, and we have compiled it in a step-by-step way so that it can be helpful to anyone. Keep in mind the desires and expectations are different for everyone; focus on the tips, modify where needed, and don’t get caught up in any specific physical products.
Pick Your Styling Product Type Solely Based on What You Want
- Your result should focus on one attribute and consider any others you get a bonus. Choose an aesthetic goal like volume, definition, or hold rather than moisture. If water is in the ingredient list, technically, it’s moisturizing. It’s a matter of whether or not you like the other ingredients as they are mixed in. Moisture comes from water. You’ll get your best moisture installation by cleansing your strands with shampoo and conditioning with treatment or mask for penetration and cuticle smoothing. Styling products are like clothes they make you look good on the outside, but they have no basis on whether you’re healthy.
Read the Product Label Fully
- The label is where you find what the product maker intended the product to do and directions for how they know you’ll get the best results. This is where you must activate your common sense and apply your smarts. The reason you may not like some products you’ve tried is that you might be using them wrong. For Example, applying products to dry hair where the direction may say use only on wet hair or layering three and four brands together without understanding how they work alone will likely yield undesirable results.
- Read the label and consider the directions when applying products. Visit the brand’s website read any additional information provided on the product. Check out the brand social media pages to see videos and pictures of how others are using the product for reference. You don’t need some overly profound reason to try something new trust your experience and your gut
Make Sure The New Product Is Right For Your Hair
- The new styling product that you’re trying is the variable. Try it first on a clean section of hair by itself without layering other products. After applying your new hair gel to that part itself, evaluate the initial results – how does it feel going into the hair? Does it look promising while wet and after letting it sit for a while? How is it drying?
Blend Your Styler With The Other Products on Your Hand First
- You can compare the difference. Blend your based products with curling gel in your hand. Make sure they thoroughly blend with the gel to where it’s not sticky and no frothing.
- Here is why you should always do this and exactly how it works. Keep in mind the blend test is not a guarantee that you’ll like how the products behaving in your hair Just because they mix well in your hand, but it is a good first indication of how they may react to each other. Apply these combos to your remaining clean sections of hair. As you apply, make sure you don’t overuse your products. If it’s dripping all over, scale it back a bit. More is not more when it comes to cosmetics.
- Pay attention to how your hair feels without rewetting it or restyling. If you get 2 to 5 days out of it, consider it a win. After a few days or so, it is ok if your hair seems dry and in need of a new round of moisture installation. Everyone’s hair holds moisture for different time periods; for most, it is somewhere around 5 to 7 days before you’ll need to wash again. Get creative in the days after to migrate your style. Try a headband, pin it up in a fro-hawk, make a low bun, use a turban or whatever gets you going.
- The nighttime routine is simple. Create an enclosed pineapple with a large square shaped scarf and then shake it down in the morning. You may have to wet or reset your hair.
Shop with retailers that allow returns or exchanges
- Keep your receipt. If you try a product and for some reason, it doesn’t work with your hair, before you toss it in the back of your product’s drawer to disappear, take it back. When you’re shopping check the brand or stores policy regarding cosmetic product returns and exchanges and adhere to it. If you can’t return or exchange, either don’t shop there or make your purchase accepting that you may be buying something that you won’t like. Either way, be accountable for your choice and don’t give the store grief if you have neglected to read their policy and follow it.
Keep your receipt. If you try a product and for some reason, it doesn’t work with your hair, before you toss it in the back of your product’s drawer to disappear, take it back. Check the brand or the store policy regarding cosmetic product returns and exchanges and adhere to it. If you can’t return or exchange, either don’t shop there or make your purchase accepting that you may be buying something that you won’t like. Either way, be accountable for your choice and don’t give the store grief if you have neglected to read and follow the manufacturers’ policy.
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