Looking at the glossy, perfect and sleek hair of magazine cover models, you may wonder what you can do to get the same look without resorting to Photoshop or your own personal hairstylist. The simplest answer is using the right hair products. What you use to wash, dry, style and protect your hair matters a great deal when it comes to getting the perfect look for the day. But, between all the gels, mousses, conditioners and irons available in the market, it is natural to feel overwhelmed when deciding what to pick and what to leave. So, here is a guide to tell you which hair products are an absolute necessity.
The Right Brushes to Get
The first thing worth spending your money on when it comes to hair products is the right hair brush. For the best results, you need two different brushes for proper styling: a paddle brush and a round brush. The best brushes are the ones that have a rubber base and boar-head bristles as they are flexible enough to prevent hair damage. Brushing your hair with boar-head bristles regularly is also good for your hair and scalp as they spread your natural hair oil from roots to tips.
Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Masks
To be most effective, your shampoo should be chosen according to your hair type. If you have extremely oily hair, using a frizz-control shampoo is only going to make your tresses flatter than ever; you need a hair shampoo focussed on your scalp to make it healthy and to slow down the production of the oils that are being produced. Frizz-free shampoo, on the other hand, is perfect for those who have curly and dry hair. The same goes for the right conditioner to repair and prevent hair damage. For those who have dry frizzy hair, a product worth purchasing is a hair mask; use it once every week to help get those perfect locks. Dry shampoo can also be used between washes to remove oil from the scalp and enhance body.
Hair Styling Tools
Next you need the essential hair styling appliances. First and foremost, you need a hair dryer, followed by a straightening iron and a curling iron. But these tools have the potential to damage your hair in a spectacular way if you are not careful with them. Never compromise on quality when it comes to hot styling tools, they are worth every penny you pay for them. The best is to go for dryers and irons that feature ionic tourmaline technology, ceramic plating, and multiple heat and speed options so that you can use them according to your hair type. Don’t forget to protect your hair before styling with heat-protector sprays or mousses.
Hair Sprays, Gels and Mousses
Of all the hair setting products, gels and sprays are used the most regularly. While these products are great for maintaining hairstyles, overuse often results in residue in your hair and creates flaking. When using these products, avoid leaving residue by spraying your hair lightly from a distance to avoid it settling too much on the roots of your hair.
Good high-quality hair products are definitely something worth spending money on if shiny glossy hair is what you need. With these products and a bit of creativity, you will have the perfect hair style for every situation.