There are more and more styling and finishing products on the market each week to cater to every hair styling need. We have tried to simplify them into six main categories but these are only ment as an aid to understanding there use they are gels, mousses, hair sprays, waxes, pomades and oils/drops.
As a general guide hair styling products go into wet hair to give hold and help retain style. Hair finishing products go onto dry hair after you have finished blow-drying or between shampoos to recreate your style daily. Some products can be used for both. We have listed the use (styling or finishing) next to each product type when you click on a selection below you will get more detail on each:
What's it for? Like
wax, it clumps together your hair for a textured effect, it is
lighter than a wax so good for finer textures of hair and softer more natural finishes. Think of
these products like a modernized version of 'Brill Cream'.
How's it used? Similarly
to wax, take a small portion onto the end of your finger then
work around your palms in a washing type motion. Now work your
hands through your hair roughly to distribute and place your hair
how you want it.
How does it feel in your hair?
a little greasy but more like a cream: not as heavy as a wax or
as difficult to remove.
Alternative ideas: Use
on longer hair in small amounts to separate the ends.
This hair cut from Marc Armstrong has the type of soft finish common from the use of pomade.
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