Hair gel is a versatile product that can help your hair hold the style you want all day long. It can enhance curls or waves, help you straighten your hair, and add texture to shorter hair. Hair gel can also make your hair look sleek and shiny and keep flyaways in check.
How to Choose the Right Hair Gel
Choose a hair gel based on the length of your hair and the style you want to create. Hair gel comes in several formulas designed for different hair lengths and textures and different hold strengths.
If you don’t want your hair to look and feel stiff, use a light or foam gel. This type of hair gel can give long hair extra body and can be used to blow-dry your hair and straighten it. If you have short hair or want a light, wavy style, use a medium hold hair gel. A strong hold gel will make your hair look shiny and look and feel harder. Strong hold gel will be visible after it dries. It is good for short, spiky styles or for holding an up-do in place.
If you try a hair gel and find that it is too heavy, try a lighter formula. If it is not holding as well as you would like, try a stronger formula.
How to Style Your Hair with Gel
To create waves, you need to distribute the hair gel so it covers all of your hair, from the roots to the ends. Scrunch chunks of your hair as you apply gel.
To create a spiky look, put some gel on your fingers and rub your hands together. Run your fingers through your hair from the front to the back of your head, and then run your fingers from the sides of your head to the top. Continue until spikes form and the gel starts to dry.
If the gel is taking a long time to dry or your hair is not setting in the style you want, use some heat. Blow-dry your hair and guide it into the shape you want with your fingers, a brush, or a comb.
Get Your Hair Done at The Beauty Bar
If you are planning to attend a special occasion, such as a wedding or party, you can have your hair done professionally at The Beauty Bar in Southington, Connecticut. We can help you choose the right look for the event and give you tips on how to style your hair at home. We can also cut or color your hair if you are thinking about changing your look. Contact The Beauty Bar today to schedule your appointment.