What are the different types of hair styling products
There has been a massive change of trend in the course of hairstyling over the past decade. Earlier there weren’t many options about styling hair differently, especially for men. But now, with the help of many tools and products used by hairstylists, many people including celebrities are not scared to experiment with different styles and looks for their hair.
Here’s a quick guide to knowing the different types of hair products that are used very frequently in the modern world:
This hair product is light in weight and has a foamy texture. It can be used to give the hair a little bounce and volume. Also, decreases the static in hair that can be trouble with particular dresses and fabric. Hair mousse can be used to hold the hair in place just before blow-drying. But it should always be used with caution as it can get sticky if not quickly dried with a blow-dryer.
Gels are clear but heavy semi-viscous products. They have a jelly-like consistency. We all have seen the popular spikes hairstyles among guys, those are made using hair gels. Also, this product works great if you want to define your curly hair, but too much of this is not recommended. A spoonful of hair gel is all you need to make any kind of hairstyle that needs a firm hold.
This is a very smart product that gives you a fine finishing look. Doesn’t make the hair look hard, and allows movement throughout the hair. It has a little less hold than hair spray, but gel spray doesn’t leave any white residue behind.
Wax is a gum-like material that needs a little warmth to apply. It is best for setting flicks in the right position or defining layered hair. It fixes short locks in place very efficiently but might look greasy on long hair.
You would be needing this hair lotion if you want to add a little curl to your hair strand or just give an overall wavy texture to straight hair. It’s a runny lotion yet has a gel-like consistency.
As the name indicates, this oily-liquid product adds a little gloss to the hair. A little amount of this oil is enough to create a subtle shine in the hair. Too much will just ruin it for you.
This product is best to hold hair in place all day long. Can be used for all kinds of styles, like messy hair, up styles and flicked hair. The only precaution is to use less and spray from an arm’s distance, or else it will give a white flaky residue.
This is the hair product that holds even stronger than hairspray. This is used when heavy hairstyles are required and works for all types of hair textures.
This is clear looking hair product with a runny consistency. It helps to style hair into a straight form and also enhances the naturally straight hair, to their optimum setting. It works great to make your hair frizz-free and stay sleek and straight after using a flat iron or blow-dryer.
This is used to define the layers and hair length. It can be used as an alternative to wax but has a less glossy finish. Molding cream is perfect to create soft curls and waves, also up-styles without weighing the hair down and like the name says, mold it like you want it.
To understand these popular hairstyling products used nowadays, a little know-how about the process is necessary. So, basically hairstyling consists of three main steps:
The products used before the blow-dry process are very important and should not be neglected. These prepare the hair for the actual styling and affects the type of hair-do you want to achieve.
For example, the product to give volume to the hair, is hair mousse. Applying hair mousse before blow-drying your hair can give you amazing volume just like most of Zayn Malik’s hairstyles, as shown in this tutorial.
Nowadays, blow-drying is THE essential step in styling hair. Hairstylists have the techniques and tricks that can make ordinary hair look absolutely bomb. When you give heat to the hair, the pores open up and you place the hair the way you want to, then the pores close, leaving the hair in the exact position you want it to be.
Post styling products are equally important to leave the styling right in place and have a lasting effect. Celebrities have their stylists use hair spray mostly, which freezes the hair in place and gives the final texture.
Best hair styling products brands for all hair types used by celebrity stylists in 2018
Let's take a look at the 2018 most popular hairstyling products that are high end and used mostly by professional stylists
1. Sachajuan Ocean Mist Texturizing Spray
Want perfectly tousled beach waves? SACHAJUAN's lightly scented 'Ocean Mist' spray gives you texture and volume like after a day of sun and surf.
Pro tip: start with damp hair and spritz it at the roots and midway down strands before working it in with your fingers.
"I like that the natural oils and minerals give the hair almost a matte look, as though you've actually been on the beach, but it isn't so heavy that it diminishes natural volume and shine," says the celebrity hairstylist Alex Polillo himself, after using this product.
2. Drybar Sparkling Soda Shine Mist
A lightweight hair mist that instantly creates a high-gloss finish while taming frizz and flyaways.
3. Christophe Robin Instant Volumizing Mist with Rosewater
Instant Volumizing Mist with Rosewater protects color, nourishes the hair fiber, and provides body and volume, without drying out the hair.
"I love anything rose-scented and this is very discreet!" says hairstylist Lona Vigi, who styles Reese Witherspoon's beautiful wavy hair.
4. Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3
A concentrated treatment that strengthens the hair from within, reducing breakage and improving its look and feel.
5. Braun Satin Hair 7 Iontec Hair Brush
This special hair brush will take all your tangles away along with the worries.
Hairstylist Sascha Breuer, who works with Ellen Pompeo and Sofia Boutella tells how amazingly this brush works to get that lengthy and shiny hair look.
6. Davines OI Oil
For anti-frizz and extra shine, particularly for dry or coarse hair. Oi oil adds shine and softness to hair while also detangling and fighting frizz.
Anna Kendrick's stylist Matthew Monzon has claimed it to be his all-time favorite product.
7. Leonor Greyl Lait Luminescence
It nourishes, aids the styling of the most difficult hair and enhances luminosity. The formula is enriched with plant extracts, vegetable oils, offers UV/UB protection and is silicone-free.
"This is the best detangling spray!" says hairstylist Bobby Eliot, who works with Karen Gillan.
8. Phyto Phytovolume Actif Volumizer Spray
Phytovolume Actif Volumizer Spray contains nasturtium, which helps boost at the roots as keratin amino acids and wheat proteins thicken the diameter of each hair fiber. Ideal for roller sets and updos, helps gravity-defying style last all day long.
"I have used this volumizer on every single one of my clients," says hairstylist Marcus Francis, who works with Liv Tyler. "It works on all hair types, and is guaranteed way of adding instant volume and texture."
9. Qhemet Biologics Amla & Olive Heavy Cream
This unique blend of castor oil, olive oil, and Ayurvedic botanicals instantly softens the driest kinks and coils.
10. IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel
Get laid-back texture and shine with this lightweight, coconut oil-infused gel that imparts a soft, touchable hold with frizz-free definition and light, sophisticated scent. It’s ideal for air drying, or for light hold while blow drying.
Hair ideas on using these styling products
Here are some of the hairstyling tips and tricks to help you achieve great results, using different products.
To keep your hair from getting frizzy, spray your hairbrush with some hairspray like the one mentioned above, or any one of your choice, then brush through your hair. You’ll find perfectly aligned and manageable hair all day long.
Leave in conditioners
Hair products like Leave-in conditioners are very helpful in taking care of those natural curls. All you need to do is dampen your hair and apply while twisting your curls in the form you like.
Fixing Up styles
If you think your hair will come down after styling, then you need to follow this trick. Hold your hairspray can at an arm’s length and spray three times in a circle, for 10 seconds at one time.
Often hair products leave a residue behind on your hair that looks like dandruff. That usually happens after blow drying your hair, on hair gel application.
Advice from the Pros
Here are some videos to help you style your hair with no problem at all.
In the modern day world, everyone is in this competition to look better than the other. Most of us idolize celebrities and other famous people and want to look like them, but what we don’t realize is that maybe it’s not that hard to look presentable. All you need is a little guidance. Make sure you try out these hair styling products and tips and look fabulous every day.