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An in-depth guide to different types of hair styling products and their uses.
What are Hair Styling Products?
Hair styling products is a broad term that covers anything from shampoo to hair spray. These are the products that you apply to your hair in an effort to achieve a certain look or solve a certain problem with your hair such as frizz, brittleness, and more.
Most of these products are applied after your hair is freshly washed and ready to be styled. For example, adding leave-in conditioner to damp hair.
Some are applied on dry hair to help you achieve a certain style such as mousse or hair spray.
Are Hair Styling Products Expensive?
Most people might want to know if hair styling products are expensive if they are worried about how much it will cost them to achieve a certain look or repair damaged hair.
Truthfully, you can find hair styling products from inexpensive brands all the way up to luxury brands. Keep in mind that even an at-home hair mask can be considered a hair styling product, so it really depends on what you want to achieve and what falls within your budget.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to see results, you just have to do your research on what you need for your hair type and desired look or results, then find products that have those main ingredients.
Different Types of Hair Styling Products and Their Uses
Now that we’ve covered the basics for what hair styling products are, let’s get into more detail with descriptions of specific products and discussions on how to use them.
Sea Salt Spray
Up first is sea salt spray, a spray used on dry or damp hair to create beach waves at home. This product works especially well for women with naturally curly or wavy hair to enhance their curl pattern and provide beach goddess hair.
If you have straight hair that is curl resistant, this product may work for you as well but you might want to follow it up with some hair spray to have the waves hold longer.
Hair oil is actually mainly applied to the scalp and can be used to treat dry scalp and condition your hair. You can apply it at night, wrap your head in a towel, then rinse it in the morning.
Alternatively, you can shower in the morning, apply it on your scalp, wrap your hair in a towel, and spend all day like that then rinse it out in the evening.
Last updated 4/12/2021: This article will be updated as more hair styling product guides and reviews are published on our blog.