Due to the sheer volume of various hairspray products promising to keep your hair looking healthy and in style, it’s hard deciding on which product to use. This just one challenge involved. Do you know the proper way of using hairspray in order to get the maximum effect that each of them claim to deliver? Here are 8 tips that will help you spray your hair with ease, and pull off the look you desire.
1. Use Hairspray To Smoothen Hair
If you think hairspray should be applied after you have tied your hair into a ponytail then you’d be wrong. The right way is to spritz your hairspray onto a boar-bristle or a nylon hairbrush and use it to sweep your hair back into a ponytail. This way, frizzy curls and flyaways will lie flat without using too much hairspray that will weigh down the strands.
2. Volumize Your Hair With Hairspray
The most popular use of hairspray in the 90s was to add volume to the hair, and it’s still used to this day. However, the application is not the same. Back then, the hair should be teased first to get the volume desired, then sprayed to hold the style. Now, the hair should be brushed upside-down. The hairspray should be sprayed six inches away from the scalp before blow drying it to achieve amazing volume.
3. Prevent Oily Hair With Dry Shampoo
One innovative product that came out in the market is dry shampoo. This is very handy to people who are in a hurry to go to work in the morning, and want to cut off preparation time by not wetting their hair. To avoid the accumulation of oil in your hair and scalp, apply dry shampoo to blow dried hair by lifting the top layer and spraying directly underneath the root, to hide the white residue as well as hold the style longer.
4. Create A Wavy Style By Spraying Dry Shampoo Before Bed
To get a wavy or messy hairstyle in the morning without using iron rollers. Instead, spray dry shampoo to dry hair, six inches away from the scalp to avoid heavy build up. Start from the hair on your ears and spray your way up, then twist your hair into a bun. You will be amazed on the volume that you will get in the morning.
5. Outline Curls With Spray Gel
Apply spray gel to your towel-dried hair by lightly misting over it for approximately ten sprays. Pay special attention to particular areas where more control is needed. If some of your hair gets frizzed throughout the day, you can touch it up easily by applying spray gel.
6. Set Braids With Spray Gel
Instead of applying spray gel after braiding your hair, it is best that you do it prior to braiding — especially if you have layered hair. Separate your hair into sections. Lightly mist the spray gel from about 6 inches away. Once you braid your hair, spray again to tame flyaways.
7. Use Heat-Protecting Spray
If you’re fond of using a blow dryer, hair curlers, or any other hot tools then the use of heat-protecting spray is a must. After deep conditioning your hair, apply heat-protecting spray on your wet hair to let it penetrate the hair cuticle and shaft before blow drying it. You can either spray part by part, or just spray it all over your hair. It will not only protect your hair from damage, but also give it additional shine.
8. Use Salt Spray To Create Textures
Apply salt spray to the middle and bottom sections of your hair. If you want more volume, mist salt spray on your roots, then twist and crunch your hair to activate the salt spray. This will help you achieve the off-the-beach wave effect that you want.
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