We have so so so many different places to go to –work, coffee with friends, a family function, clubbing & parties , weddings, etc, etc, etc. And each place u go to u gotta look different , stylish and unique. Getting a new hair-do is the easiest way to look pleasantly different. The classic pony or just untied hair might not go with your Indian Salwar Kameez, gorgeous cocktail dress , Formal office attire or your LBD (Little Black Dress). You need the perfect hair which is styled to suit the dress and match the occasion. In case you are the kind who likes to do things on her own, here is a complete guide we have, keeping you in mind. So, lets begin !!
The cardinal rule to hair styling is cleaning the hair first. So wash your head in the morning before the big party and style them in the evening. However if you are the kinds who takes things as they come and do not believe in planning, then there is a possibility that u don’t have time for shampooing. Rescue is just a shake and spray away, that’s right use a dry shampoo for cleaning your hair without actually shampooing it. Just spray the shampoo at the roots and then, massage it. The shampoo would absorb the oil. Now just comb out the product to get your shiny and voluminous hair back and you are ready to paint the town red.
Though we love our blow dryers, electric curling irons, flat irons and hot rollers, but trust me our hair don’t love them that much. Imagine subjecting your hair to 160-180 degrees of heat, ouch !! Heat styling using blow dryers or heat irons not only removes the surface moisture but also removes water that is bound to the hair. This causes hair cuticles to become dried, rigid and brittle. Combing hair with this degree of cuticle cracking causes significant breakage.
So it is imperative that you use thermal protection before heat styling. There are products designed to protect your hair against heat damage. Blow dry damage can be prevented by using products containing glycerin and propylene glycol as these actives retard water evaporation. You can also look for an ingredient called “hydrolyzed wheat protein polysiloxane copolymer,” which also significant reduces cuticle damage.
You would like to reach out for the famous Toni&Guy Iron-It Defense Spray.
This is one hair styling product which is equally loved by the professional hairdressers and the novices alike. Hair sprays come handy for multiple purposes – hold the hair style, add volume, roll up curls better, tame fly-aways, keep your bangs in place or even to get madly creative and build Lady Gaga Hair structures. The hairsprays come in various variants depending on how well they can hold the hair - light hold, medium hold and strong , extra strong hold etc.
Be forgiving to your hair. So, we recommend good hairsprays which would not cause damage to your hair. Our favorites are - Fudge Head Shine Hairspray , Fudge Skyscraper Hairspray medium hold , Toni & Guy Firm hold Hair spray.
This is more popular with guys and women with short hair who love to add stiffness to their hair. Remember Godfather, yeah the mafiaso look , courtesy hair gels. Hair Gels hold your hair style, make the hair stiff and in some products give the hair a wet look . From spikes to layers, gels can be used for both wet hair styling and dry hair styling.
Most hair gels are made of Cationic polymers which makes them appear thick and more viscous. Hair gels resist natural protein conformations and allow hair to be styled and textured. These days gels are available to cater to your exact needs. Our specials are Fudge Fat head Styling Gel Firm hold
STYLING WAXES & PUTTIES
Also called whip, glue , paste or pomade(depending on the manufacturers ) , are hairstyling products which are wax based rather than water based . While gels leave an oily-shine finish and harden when set, waxes and putties remain soft and don’t mess with the moveability of the hair. These are mostly texturizers which work best to enhance layers, or keep the parting neat and even tame flyaways if smoothened onto the hair lightly. The flexibility of these wax-based hair styling products allows hair to be styled by just running your fingers through your hair. However, because these products don’t have water in them, it’s difficult to wash them out easily.
STYLING MOUSSE & CREAMS
Mousse is usually the styling product that comes out in the form of foam. The same work can also be achieved by a styling cream. But the foam form of the mousse makes it easier to spread evenly if you hair is too long. Hair mousses are used to add volume , give UV Protection, provide conditioning and hold, cover up greys, style, reduce frizz and define curl.
A special tip: If you have dry hair stay away from product that have alcohol in them as those could dry out your hair further. Also remember to remove the hair styling product using a good Detox Shampoo.
Don’t feel shy to use these products to change your hairs appearance, texture and style. So, be your own coiffeuse and get that red carpet hair. Stay Gorgeous Xoxo