Hair Wax – the All-in-One Styling Aid
- Actress Natalie Bassingthwaighte (‘Neighbours’) used wax to style her hair. Notice the structure, bounce and flexibility of her hairstyle!
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Hair wax is a styling product with extraordinary capabilities. Aside from conditioning hair, wax enhances hair volume, shine, structure and texture. This is a formidable list of benefits from the use of clear wax. Find out when and how to use wax as the ideal all-in-one styling aid
Hair wax is a solid substance with qualities similar to hair gel. Thanks to the waxy nature, the styling aid does not stiffen hair. All through the day, your hair will remain bouncy and pliable. This is a definite plus for all who like to keep their hair soft, flexible and touchable.
The conditioning effects of hair wax provide damaged hair with new shine, prevent hair from drying out and reduce hair breakage.
Hair wax with different strength and hold is available for individual hairstyles.
Styling Wax Applications
Styling wax works well even if applied by styling novices. The application could not be any easier. Hair wax may be applied to dry or wet hair.
Distribute the styling wax across the palms of your hands. The wax will melt due to the body temperature. In the melted state, the wax can be evenly worked through your hair. Now the hair can be styled as desired.
The Proper Amount of Wax: Avoid applying too much styling wax. Otherwise, your hair may look stringy and fatty. An about pea-sized amount of wax is enough for medium-length hair.
Layered Haircuts: Apply the styling wax to your hair ends only by twirling the hair ends between your wax-covered fingertips. This will give your hair a fringy and lively look.
Creating Structured, Flexible Curls: Both, natural and styled curls are springier and hold the style longer after application of styling wax. Simply work the styling wax into the ends of your hair.
Providing Volume for Fine Hair: Work trace amounts of styling wax into the hair next to the roots. Then style your hair using a blow-dryer with diffuser attachment.
Out-of-Bed Hairstyles: Distribute styling wax through your hair before tousling it for the undone look. For the final touch, you may like to accentuate strands of hair by twirling the ends of individual strands between your fingers.
Styling Wax has Many Uses: Styling wax is also ideally suited for shaping eyebrows.
Removal of Styling Wax: Styling wax cannot be brushed out of the hair. You must shampoo your hair to remove the styling wax.
In his video tutorial, star stylist Armin Morbach demonstrates how styling wax can be used to change the style of short hair.
In our gallery of stars, we show you how styling wax is used to create beautiful hairdos.
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