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Hair Gel and other Styling Aids - There Shall Be Order

Currently, gel, hair wax and pomade are having their great comeback. You can see how the models on the catwalks use it. Here you will find the most important information on these styling tools and the most beautiful styles for your own hair to boot

  • classical look by Chloe
    Gel, the side parting and a ponytail low in the neck describe the sleek classical look by Chloe
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    Take it easy when using hair tamers out of tubes and little tubs; less is more is the motto. You can always add more, but once you have added too much, all you can expect is beach style hair or an oil crisis and the only remaining workable option is shampooing your hair. Not all hair gels and waxes are created equal. Therefore, you will have no choice but to experiment a little to find the styling product that was made for your hair. Some gels create a wet look while the use of others may quickly give your hair the porcupine look. Gels can make your hair shine or create a matte appearance. Reading the information on the package helps. The package information also tells you whether the product provides light or strong hold.

  • The Effects of Hair Gels and other Styling Aids

    • Fat-containing products such as waxes or pomade work well if you want great shine and a soft sleek look
    • Alcohol-containing products such as gel or styling crème provide rigidity and volume
    • Gel waxes are mixed products as the name indicates. They support a well-defined hair structure and provide light hold and a trace of shine
  • When using any styling aid remember to start out by rubbing a very small amount of it between your fingers and working it into your hair beginning at the lower hair portion near the roots. Only then should you use the product to style individual strands of hair on top of your head. In case you want to create a very smooth and straight look, part your hair and comb it all back. Distribute a little wax in the palms of your hands before softly stroking over your hair several times.

  • Gel-Styled Hair as Seen on the Catwalks

    Galliano

     

    Galliano

    Galliano demonstrates the austere but romantic look. Small curls are twirled with the help of some hair gel and then casually pinned back

    Dries

     

    Dries

    The long hair is smoothed back to ear level. This style fits the simple designs by Dries

    Yves Saint Laurent

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    Yves Saint Laurent

    Yves Saint Laurent introduced this updo with knurled hair and middle parting. Gel was used to create this look

    A. F. Vandevorst

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    A. F. Vandevorst

    A. F. Vandevorst shows this short bob haircut. The hair is slightly teased and then tightly combed back

    Chanel

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    Chanel

    Chanel demonstrates the new style with swinging feather wear and an austere hair style, which was created with the help of gel

    Bottega Veneta

     

    Bottega Veneta

    In the house of Bottega Veneta hair falls long and casual. The ends of the hair are treated with plenty of styling crème to create this look

    Chanel

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    Chanel

    The feather-light Chanel evening gown contrasts well with the sleek bob

    Chanel

     

    Chanel

    Chanel’s middle parting is here newly interpreted and emphasised with an eye-catching black Kajal pencil line. A lot of pomade was used for this look