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We've all seen a beautiful head of hair that we want more than anything but can't achieve. Your hair is unique to you, so chasing the latest trends on styles and hairstyle products might often leave you feeling helpless.
Here's the secret: You can't just pick up any hairstyling products or pick any style and have your barber or salon wave a magic wand.
You can't have any style you want, but you can have something better. What you can have is your own hair's best looks by following some golden rules.
This article will teach you everything you need to know about styling your hair the best way with the best products.
The best way to take care of your hair is to understand its unique needs. Our genetics decide what our hair does when it exits our scalp, and we have to embrace this instead of fight it.
This doesn't mean that if you have straight hair, you're doomed to eternal straight hair. There are things you can do to alter its appearance, but it's better to go with the flow than against the grain.
If you have straight hair, rejoice! Straight hair is the most versatile of all hair types. Some straight hair is easily manipulated while some straight hair is stubborn, but it is always a great blank canvas to style.
Wavy hair is beautiful, too. Waves, whether you're a man or woman, add great texture and detail. You also get the added benefit of some volume, whereas straight hair tends to be flatter.
Curly hair can be a curse and a blessing. For people who don't understand how to take care of their curls, styling can be a nightmare. Curls, however, are awesome because of how unique they are for each person who wears them.
No matter what type of hair you have, there are hairstyling products and styles for you. All you need to do is understand how products manipulate your type of hair.
Keep your hair type in mind when you look for your products and choose haircuts to show your stylist. There are many different types of products, consisting of a wide variety of ingredients, that will look great on your friend but absolutely ruin your own hair.
Determine whether your hair is thick or thin. Does it look flat? Do you have the volume you want?
Also, determine if your hair is hard to work with or fairly easy to manage. This will help you decide if you need products with more hold. While you are at it, think about how much shine you want to see in your hair.
With straight hair, you don't necessarily need to look for products that are only for straight hair. Because your hair type is a blank canvas, you'll want to focus on what style you're looking to achieve.
Many men try slicking back their hair or comb-overs. You can also experiment with faux hawks and spikes.
Styling products for short hair tend to be easier to choose. Straight hair tends to be easy to weigh down, so no matter what you're going for, try to find lightweight products. This is especially true if you're hair is thinning.
Hairstyle wax products and pomades are most popular. Waxes and clays give movement and volume while still looking natural. Pomades will give you more shine with a wet look, as will gels.
If your hair is long, you're probably struggling with other things as well. You can still follow this straight hair advice, but remember that you want your hair to flow naturally, not be stiff. Focus on the products that soften your hair rather than promote a strong hold.
Congratulations on your textured waves. You might be struggling to find a product that will enhance your hair type without weighing it down. You probably also fight with frizz and dryness.
Dryness is a huge problem for wavy hair because of the way your hair's protective layer lets out moisture. You'll need to prioritize products that moisturize your hair before you think about styling to combat frizz.
Look for products with nourishing ingredients, including your shampoo and conditioner. Using pomades or creams is your best bet, but some clays and waxes are okay, too.
Mousse seems like a great idea to style your waves, but be careful because they tend to dry out hair. Also stay away from gels, which have high alcohol content.
Once you have your moisture in check, try texturizing your hair with sea salt sprays. They can soften your hair and enhance those waves.
You can try having a full head of waves, or cut your sides short and leave it long on top, called an undercut. Either way, defining and softening your waves will make your style look great. For wavy hair, the best product for undercut hair is a pomade, but you can try wax too.
Curly hair needs extra love. It is the most fragile type of hair when it comes to dryness, frizz, and breakage. This is because the hair's protective layer juts out instead of lying flat.
Moisturizing is key. Prioritize hairstyling products that emphasize moisture and nurturing ingredients. You will also probably want a product with a stronger hold, depending on the style you'd like for your curls.
You'll need to experiment with different options because curls are so unique. You can try working with pomades for shine, or creams and oils to smooth and moisturize your hair. Mousses are okay too, but remember to keep moisture in mind.
If you have natural hair that has very bad dryness or frizz, creams and oils are the best products to help moisturize and smooth. Apply them while your hair is still damp and don't touch it or try to speed up the drying process.
Many men choose to cut their hair short to keep it manageable, but growing out your curls is all the rage. If you're brave, try a quiff style, or try slicking it back with different amounts of shine and hold to see what style fits you best.
No matter what type of hair you have, you can find your best self once you have found the perfect hairstyling products and style for your hair. If you still need more advice, talking to a barber or stylist is a great idea.
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