People have been using products for generations. To find the right products for your style and good chemistry with your hair, it often takes trial and error and perhaps recommendations from your hair stylist. With so many to choose from, it can be challenging to even know where to start. With this in mind, we at Hed2Toe Salon & Luxury Consignment Boutique would like to share the basics concerning hair products.
How to Identify Good Shampoo
The shampoo’s purpose is to cleanse the air. There are many types of shampoo including color safe, volumizing, moisture balance, for straight or curly hair, as well as clarifying shampoos. Where they are used to clean the hair, finding the right one takes trying them out. Additionally, it is best to have two or three favorites and to rotate between them to keep the hair lively and fresh.
Best Dry Shampoo for Sensitive Scalp, Dark Hair & More
These versatile products have many uses and looks and usually are used in powder or spray form. To absorb excess oil at the root, apply the 2nd or 3rd day after a traditional shampooing. Dry shampoo can also be used for adding volume or for prep before teasing.
What Conditioner is Best for Dry or Thick Hair
To help tame frizz is the purpose of the conditioner. Excessive super hydrating formulas have a tendency to be too heavy on the hair, especially for those with fine hair. Applying conditioners should be avoided on the roots and only used on the roots. Conditioner is also offered in varieties such as volumizing, color safe, moisture balance, for straight or curly hair, and more.
Hair Oils / Serums for Damaged Hair, Frizzy or Oily Hair
These products add moisture to add shine and tame frizz. To give your lengths a glossy, polished appearance and for hydrating your ends. These are applied to dry or nearly dry hair.
Mousse for Straight or Curly Hair
Before a blow-dry to build volume and hold a style, mousse is a foam product that is raked through the hair. Being one of the few products ideally applied to towel dried hair, especially directly to the roots and then distributed to the ends, mousse helps add volume.
Curl Boosting Cream for Fine or Curly Hair
When used on curly hair, the curls are defined and frizz is controlled; on straight hair, these creams can add some texture. By either scrunching or twisting it into your hair in as little as four big sections or more smaller sections, this product can help when applied on towel-dried hair.
Heat Protection Spray for Hair
Sleek style and add a really nice polished finish for perfect smoothness when you iron your hair. It also offers protection from the direct heat irons stress on the hair to minimize the damage. Dab or spray the product from the midshaft down to create a shield against the heating tool. After the hair is heated from the iron, the product dissipates.
Pomade is more popular on men short style haircuts, but women with all lengths can equally benefit. Pomades are a wax product that offers definition as well as control the for fly-away strands.
Usually a stickier version of the pomades without the wax elements, gels usually define and shape the hair as well as helps set it when dried.
Hairspray for Frizzy Hair
Hairspray is generally designed to set the hair; however, it has other uses. Hairspray can achieve volume, add texture, slick back, define, create an updo on wet hair or on dry with endless options.
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Where these are just the basic, general use for hair products, it can help you get started finding what is right for your style. Professional stylists can help you weed out the products that wouldn’t be ideal, and help you find the best formulas for your hair type. For your product consultation and other quality services, call Hed2Toe Salon & Luxury Consignment Boutique and schedule your appointment.