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.