Which styling product is best for you?
Tuesday 12 October 2010
Is your hair not as perfect as you would like it? Not sure how to tame it during the winter months? Well stop stressing about your tresses and have a read of our guide on the different gels, foams and spritzes that can help make the most of your do…
After having a fabulous new haircut, most women feel disappointed when the next day their hair seems somewhat deflated. So how can we maintain that perfect ‘just come out of the salon look’? According to ‘Shape’ magazine and celebrity stylist for John Frieda, Harry Josh, there are a few tips for us that could help us find the perfect product for our hair…
- Come on girls, when it comes to mousses sometimes we are too afraid for our own good to try something different. These products can help to define curls or straighten them (when used with a hairdryer) and can be used on any hair type. Harry Josh suggests how to get straightened locks. By grabbing a tennis ball size puff of the product, use your fingers to rake this through dry hair from root to tip - then flatten with high heat. To create soft waves, comb through wet hair and then diffuse - pretty easy, eh?
- Wax can be a nightmare-just thinking about the hairdo of Cameron Diaz in ‘Something about Mary’ makes us cringe!! But it can actually help create a cool, punky look for shorthaired girls out there. Light amount of product (you don’t want to look like you haven’t washed your hair for a few weeks) and twisting the ends can unleash that inner rock chick!
- We’ve all been there - left home looking immaculate and get into work looking like a mess … thanks British weather! But spray gel could be your quick fix by taming your usual frizzy hair and creating envious well-defined ringlets instead. Harry advises us to spray through wet hair from root to tip and comb through - use a diffuser to dry. We could soon be looking effortlessly glam.
- Want to look like Cheryl Cole? Now is your chance to get rid of that ‘weak, limp, lifeless hair’ and create a glam hairdo with volumizer. This helps to build height at your roots for hair that tends to fall flat. Spray it on wet or dry hair, as close to the scalp as possible. Then using a hair dryer and big brush, lift locks and aim heat at the roots - soon we will all be saying because we’re worth it!
- If you prefer a laid-back beach look, you’ll need a texturizer which builds all over volume for people with fine or slightly wavy hair. A few quick sprays ten inches from the scalp, (lift hair in medium-size sections) scrunch and reassess for a quick and easy solution to a bad hair day. You’ve got the hair all you need now is the surfer!!
- Hairspray is the ultimate saviour for many girls! Freezing your style whatever the cut and maintaining throughout the day is perfect for all hair types and creates an impression without the effort. Depending on your hairstyle, the more you spray on, the more it will hold - don’t go overboard though or you could end up looking like your back in the 80’s. Ten inches from the scalp is ideal for getting that all over healthy shine - perfect for that important date!
- At a festival? Or just noticed your hair looks awful today? Dry shampoo banishes oily roots giving dull, lifeless hair the makeover it needs without any water. So whatever the last minute plans, your style will never suffer!
- With today’s rushed lifestyle, excessive hairstyling and exposure to the sun, our hair tends to lose its natural shine. But by using a serum suitable for dry hair, it can make the hair shinier and protects from over exposure. It should be applied after a hair wash and lasts until the next time you wash you’re hair - even your guy will notice the difference.
Let us know any of your crazy hair routines or tips ...
By Jemma Gillard