The Hair Products You Need -- And How to Use Them
You've Got: Dry, damaged hair You Want: Healthy hair You Need: Moisturizing shampoo, deep conditioner, silicone spray or gel sheen How You Use It: After shampooing your hair with a moisturizing shampoo, use a deep conditioner for added moisture. Leave the conditioner on for 3-5 minutes before rinsing. Apply a silicone spray evenly on dry hair, staying away from the roots (you want to avoid build-up on the scalp). If your hair is severely dry, opt for a gel sheen instead of silicone spray.
You've Got: Curly hair You Want: Straight hair You Need: Straightening balm (plus a blow-dryer and a flat iron) How You Use It: When hair is damp, apply straightening balm up the hair shaft almost until to the roots (steer clear of those roots!). Comb through to distribute it evenly, then blowdry hair using a large, round brush. Finish with a flat iron for a super-straight look.
You've Got: Kinky, curly hair You Want: Defined curls You Need: Leave-in conditioner and styling gel How You Use It: To give your curls added definition and hold, mix a leave-in conditioner or a pomade with a styling gel in the palm of your hand. Finger-comb it through damp hair section by section, avoiding the roots. Allow hair to air dry.
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