Quite frequently I get asked how I style my hair, and all I tend to do to be honest is put some waves through it using my straighteners or a set of curling tongs. What gives life to my hair is actually the products I use to help with the styling process. For me texture is everything, the messier the better. Today’s post is all about how you create that texture yourself at home.
A lot of people tend to focus on just sticking in some heat protectant but forget that even before you begin the drying process, you can layer products into your hair without it weighing your hair down. There are so many products on the market nowadays, if you pick the right one, you can get it to work for your hair. I have been loving the got2b Playful Styling Primer as a way of prepping my hair and ensuring that texture is not only controlled by holds too. It really does make a difference.
Something you will all have in your beauty cupboard, a dry shampoo. This is probably the quickest way to create texture. Not only spray the dry shampoo at the roots but really work it into your hair and ruffle it up. I absolutely love the Toni and Guy Casual Matte Texture Dry Shampoo. If you like your hair to feel beachy and you don’t have any salt spray to hand, then this bad boy does the trick too. Plus, it does not feel chalky and smells great.
A staple in my professional kit and one I use quite often personally, is the got2b POWDER’ful Root Boosting Powder. Super easy to use, apply a sprinkling to your hands, rub together and as the white powder disappears, rub your fingers and palms through the roots of your hair for instant root boost and volume. You can rub through the ends of your hair for even more texture. A little goes a long way and is super cheap too.
Without a doubt my favourite styling product of all. The Redken Rough Paste is a product I have used for years, and I have been there through all of the packaging changes. It still is my go to paste for really giving my hair texture, depth and hold. You simply pop a pea sized amount in your hand, rub together and then rub through sections of your hair. You can twist around curls, or sharpen areas, or even create volume. This stuff does SO much. The beauty of it is, it stays pliable so you can rework and style your hair throughout the day.
I also warn you, this is one that your boyfriend’s will steal – it has happened to me and I was not happy. Recently, a hair stylist from George Northwood told me to mix this with your favourite serum to give your hair a smooth but textured finish – best tip ever!
What are you go- to styling products? Any top tips you fancy sharing?