How to Choose the Right Styling Products

Take control of your hairstyle with the best hair styling products to get your best mane style.

Smooth Strands

The right styling products are just as important as tools and techniques for creating sleek, straight looks that last. Smoothing creams, lotions, serums, and balms will smooth and protect strands while drying, and keep frizz away all day and night.

Don’t apply serums or oils to the roots or hair can look greasy.

Look for water-based products so hair will appear smooth and airy and not weighed down.

When hair is dry, use a light lightweight finishing product, such Crack Leave-In Hair Cream, to smooth flyaways and enhance shine.

We Recommend
Color Wow One Minute Transformation – Styling Cream

Sally Hershberger 24K Golden Touch Nourishing Dry Oil

Reverie RAKE Styling Balm

Latinoil Chia Hair Oil

Reverie MILK Anti-Frizz Leave-In Nourishing Treatment

fatboy Boss Dog Styling Cream

dpHUE Argan Oil Therapy

Briogeo Rosarco Blow Dry Perfection and Heat Protectant Creme

fave4 Smooth for Sure Blowout Cream

Crack Leave-In Hair Cream

Briogeo Rosarco Oil

Color Wow Kale Cocktail – Bionic Tonic

Briogeo Rosarco Milk Reparative Leave-In Conditioning Spray

Reverie EVER Recovery Oil

Enhancing Waves

Create the look that every cool gal loves: flowing waves. To get a perfectly mussed, tousled style that’s sophisticated and natural looking, use  volumizing and texturizing sprays and mousse and styling cream for wavy hair that lasts. Use styling products on damp strands before you dry and curl, and brush through curls to create loose, undone waves. on damp hair

Products designed to softly define waves will also increase manageability and shine.

Use a styling cream or lotion to help waves stay in even the finest strands.

Use volumizing sprays and mousse on wet strands and texture finishing spray on dry strands.

Dry shampoo is a must for next day waves.

We recommend

fave4 Texture Takeover Spray

Color Wow Carb Cocktail – Bionic Tonic

Sally Hershberger 24K Supreme Body Volumizing Mousse

Sally Hershberger 24K Supreme Stylist Voluminous Dry Shampoo

EVOLVh TotalControl Styling Cream

Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hairspray

dpHue ACV Leave-In Hair Therapy

fatboy Boss Dog Styling Cream

Fave4 Dirty to Flirty Dry Shampoo

Defining Curls

Moisturizing styling products will capture curl definition and help curls maintain a spring in their step. Gently work a curl gel or cream evenly through damp hair before drying with a diffuser to accentuate curls, prevent frizz, and increase shine.

Use a curl gel to create more detailed definition and separation, and use a cream to tame frizz and create smooth, soft curls.

For coily curls, work curl defining cream into ringlets by twisting each, section by section.

We Recommend

Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Leave-In Defining Crème

Latinoil Chia Oil Curls BB Cream

Yarok Feed Your Curls Defining Creme

fave4 Curls and Kisses Curl Cream

Naturalicious Step 2: Moisture Infusion Styling Creme (For Medium to Loose Curls + Waves)

Naturalicious Step 2: Moisture Infusion Styling Creme (For Tight Curls + Coils)

EVOLVh TotalControl Styling Cream

Volumizing Roots
Give your roots a boost with hair styling products that lift hair at the scalp with a temporary stabilizing effect to maintain fullness all day and night. With a combination of wet styling goods and dry styling goods, you will keep your volume turned all the way up.

Spritz a wet volumizing spray on damp strands before you blow dry.

When you start blow drying hair, use your fingers and lift them up while directing the dryer nozzle up along the hair shaft. This will add volume from the start.

Avoid hairspray at the roots as they have alcohol and tend to flatten your hair at the roots. Use a volume pumping spray because they are specifically made to not weigh down hair at the scalp.

Once a week, make sure to use a clarifying shampoo or treatment to keep all the products from clogging your hair follicles which weighs hair down overtime and does not allow healthy hair growth. Clean, healthy scalp will give you the best hair volume.

We Recommend

Fave4 Vertical Volume Root Lifting Spray

Briogeo Blossom & Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Volumizing Blow Dry Spray

Sally Hershberger 24K Root Envy Ultimate Root Boost

Nick Chavez Velvet Mesquite Grande Body Boost

fave4 Texture Takeover Spray

Yarok Feed Your Roots Volumizing Mousse

Color Wow Carb Cocktail – Bionic Tonic

Christophe Robin Instant Volumizing Mist with Rose Water

EVOLVh SmartVolume Leave-in Conditioner

Sally Hershberger 24K Supreme Body Volumizing Mousse

Theorie Altitude Volumizing Spray

Sally Hershberger 24K Supreme Stylist Voluminous Dry Shampoo

dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

Klorane Vinegar Shine Rinse with Chamomile

Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Green Tea Clarifying Shampoo

Enhancing Shine

Glossy shine is the top hair desire, no matter your length or style. To create gorgeous shiny strands apply a shine enhancing oil/serum before after styling hair.

Using a flat iron and a professional hair dryer will complement your product routine for the shiniest shine.

If you have oily hair at the roots, only apply shine serum/oil from mid-length of strands down through ends.

Shine serums/oils double as heat protectants which is why it’s best to apply on wet strands and after you are finished heat styling.

We Recommend

Briogeo Rosarco Oil

Nick Chavez Velvet Mesquite Serum

Reverie EVER Recovery Oil

fatboy Tough Guy Water Wax

Sally Hershberger 24K Golden Touch Nourishing Dry Oil

Latinoil Chia Hair Oil

EVOLVh SuperFinish Polishing Balm

Men’s Grooming

It’s smart to experiment with a really small amount of product. If hair is thin in areas, avoid shine enhancing styling products that will draw attention to the scalp and thinning spots. Here’s a quick guide to choosing a great groomer for your hair:

Defines details; adds texture and dimension

fatboy Tough Guy Water Wax

Provides styling control; delivers shine and conditioning; good for straight, sleek looks and softening natural curls

Fave4 Matte Made Shaping Cream

fatboy Boss Dog Styling Cream

Creates long-lasting hold and control; adds shine; boosts fullness; ideal for short, thicker hair

AHNESTI Utiliti Intuitive Styling Gel

Nick Chavez Velvet Mesquite Thickening Hydrating Styling Gel

Molds and sculpts styles with a natural looking matte finish; adds texture and traction; good for fine or thin hair

AHNESTI Authoriti Whipped Paste

Sally Hershberger 24K Superiority Complex Texturizing Paste

Creates body with light control; thickens strands for overall fullness; ideal for thinning hair

Yarok Feed Your Roots Volumizing Mousse

Sally Hershberger 24K Supreme Body Volumizing Mousse

Pomade / Putty / Balm
Delivers pliable hold; adds lots of texture; defines layers and enhances waves with a natural look and feel. Most popular choice for all men’s hair types

Reverie RAKE Styling Balm

fatboy Perfect Putty

Sally Hershberger 24K Vanity Hair Shaping Balm

Christophe Robin Intense Regenerating Balm with Rare Prickly Pear Oil

Mr. Natty Clay Hair Preparation


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