The Art of Layering Your Hair Products Right
The term “layering” might have your mind shifting to cozy knits during the cool and crisp fall weather. Did you know the term also applies to hair products as well? The art of hair products layering is essential if you are a length or volume chaser.
Even though the art of layering does not receive as much buzz at it should in the hair world, it help you get the best out of your hair products. It is not just a matter of randomly applying hair products, but applying them in the correct order. Just as clothes layering leaves you looking stylish and cozy, layering your hair products can leave your hair silky, smooth and in the desired state.
You can spend tons of money on buying the best product but if you applied them in the wrong order would not get you the best bang for your buck. Actually, your hair might not absorb all of those products at all.
Still confused? Don’t worry! We’ve outlined the list of items, ranging from what comes first to what comes last, to make your life easier.
Leave in conditioner
Spray a generous amount of leave in conditioner on your damp hair. Being lightweight, the conditioner gets fully absorbed and does not form a barrier to the next products.
Leave in conditioners also detangle the hair, as they loosen up the knots and tangles. Do not brush your hair yet, as it is still very delicate and can easily break. You are better off with a wide-toothed comb and working your way from the ends towards the roots.
Next in line should be a mid-weight serum. You can choose to apply a serum or mousse, depending on the look you are going for. For a straight, sleek look, a serum is best for you. On the other hand, a curl-enhancing mousse should be what you go for if you desire defined curls and boosted volume.
Do not apply serums on your scalp, as this could lead to greasy an oily hair.
This is an absolute must if you intend to heat style your hair. Allow the heat protectant to dry for about five minutes before straightening, to prevent it from sizzling. Thoroughly comb through your hair to evenly distribute the product and ensure each and every strand is protected.
Hydrating hair oil
Such an oil will help lock in moisture, prevent frizz, tame flyaway, add shine and enhance your style definition. Hair oils tend to be more viscous hence forming a barrier around your strands. This is why it is advisable to go in with lightweight products before finally sealing in the moisture with hair oils.
- Finishing pomade or hairspray
You will want to make your hairstyle last longer. Whether you want to smooth down some stray hairs or lock down those wavy curls that gave you a hard time to achieve, a finishing hair spray is the final step. When it comes to finishing products, less is more. You don’t want your hair looking crunchy after so much work. Start small and add the product gradually till you achieve your desired look.
Now that the layering process has been demystified, why not give it a try? Your hair will thank you, and you’ll be surprised how such a small procedure will yield massive results.