We often explain "why" but not "when" you should use professional hair products. Whether your hair is wet, damp or dry, here's when to use certain products.
By Erin Gignac
Between the new and improved, the curly and straight and the thick and thin, there's not much room left for talking about exactly when to use products. We know "how" but not "when" to use our favorite professional beauty products. We're talking in terms of using on wet, damp or dry hair.
The "when" is sometimes more crucial in the success of a product on your hair. If the product doesn't work at first, don't doom it to your rejects pile just yet. We're giving you a guide to some hair products for different stages of styling.
Brazilian Professionals- Instant Volume Thermal Root Lift
Use the directional nozzle to spray throughout your roots for a humidity-resistant style with instant lift and extreme volume. This product is heat activated, so you’ll need to blow-dry the product into the hair to achieve desired volume. Our best recommendation is to lift up the roots with your fingers or a round brush to create volume. Contains amino acids and proteins to give long-lasting volume while providing flexible hold. Paraben-free.
Peter Coppola- Full Volume Styling Cream
Thin and fine haired clients will love this product—it’s like blow-drying thickness, shine and volume into the hair. Pour a small amount into your palms, apply throughout the hair and blow-dry to reduce frizz, build volume and add strength, texture and shine. This heat-activated product actually reduces blow-dry time and helps your client’s hairstyles endure any weather. Keratin and Ceramides achieve a beautiful, natural volume and finish.
Philip Kingsley- Maximizer
Maximizer is the ultimate root-boosting spray to change fine, limp and flyaway hair into healthy, voluminous strands. Spray onto the roots of wet hair and blow-dry to achieve a look with maximum body. This product not only provides volume, hold and shine, but also contains protein and conditioning agents to keep the hair in excellent condition. Maximizer is suitable for color-treated hair and contains sunscreens for UV protection.
Aloxxi- Volumizing Whip
Create weightless body, nourish hair and achieve a smooth, silky look with this mousse. Apply evenly to damp hair and blow dry to lift the hair—it even protects hair color from fading by blocking UV rays.
Framesi- BY Framesi ™ Sparkling Mousse Strong
Volcanic Ash, yes you heard us correctly, is a key ingredient in this foam used to fortify the hair and provide extra strong hold. This versatile, color-safe product can be air-dried or blow-dried into the hair. Thermal and UV protectants shield your hair from the sun while anti-aging properties preserve the integrity. 100% vegan and free of sulfates, parabens, gluten, DEA and sodium chloride.
Keratage- Volumizing Finishing Spray
This volumizing hairspray finishes any look with fullness and shine, preserving the hair’s natural bounce and movement without stickiness. Formulated with KERNOX-D™, a powerful blend of natural sugars, proteins, Dead Sea Minerals, essential oils and extracts, this product coats the hair fiber, creating a protective shield against heat, sun and environmental stressors.
Unite- Expanda Dust
The magic powder that adds height to your hair! You will have more volume and texture than you've ever dreamed! Be careful, a little dust goes a long way. Expanda Dust adds instant, weightless volume and texture at the root area. Free of parabens and sodium chloride.
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