It may sound a little crazy, but many men make the known mistakes when they want to introduce a hair product. No worries, we are going to tell you exactly how best to add a wax, clay, pomade, paste, gel or whatever hair product. It is very important to know what you are doing, otherwise you might not get the result you want. Too much is not good, too little is not good either.
We start at the beginning. If you want to apply a hair product to the hair, you can actually do this in two ways. You can apply the product on damp / towel dry hair or you can apply your hair product to dry hair.
Apply hair product into damp hair. dry hair
When you apply a hair product to damp hair, the effect is that your hair will get a ‘wet-look’ much more once it has dried up. Of course, this also depends on the type of product you use. For example, a pomade is much wetter than a clay and the result will be accordingly.
If you apply the product to dry hair, you create much more structure. For example, if you want a messy haircut with natural finish, then you can better apply the product to dry (or minimally damped) hair. Again, the properties of the product largely determine how the result will be.
Bring the hair product
How do you apply the product? You almost always start in the same way. Take a small amount (a good dollop product on the tip of your index finger). Spread the product well in your palms and make sure it is distributed on your hands.
Then comes the most important thing. Most men make the mistake of starting to smear immediately at the front of their crest. So this is really wrong and THE reason why your haircut ‘collapses’ so quickly. So start greasing at the back of your head. Do not just coat the top of your hair, but go with your hands through your hair and make sure it is evenly distributed throughout your hair.
You now have the most product at the back of your head (where you also have the most hair). Then you can now style the front of your hair as you wish. There is not now too much product at the front so you avoid ‘collapse’.
Take small amounts, you can always take more if you think there is not enough hair product in your hair.
Use the last part to style the sides of your hair. Many men want a certain haircut, but use too much product, making it impossible to get any similarity with the example. So be subtle.
So, now you know how to use a hair product and you will not easily make the common mistakes. For more male grooming tips visit My Beard Guy website.