The #1 product you should avoid if flat hair is a problem.
Very often I hear from new clients that their hair is flat. The first question I ask them is, "What kind of styling products do you put on your hair?"
9 times out of 10 the answer is the same. OIL.
Oil is a good option if you hair texture is frizzy, poofy and untamable. But usually women looking to add volume don't have any of these issues.
So why have we been recommended a product that contains silicon and is sure to make our hair flat, greasy and limp? My guess is: they smell pretty. Oil products seem as though a bit goes a long way (and they do!) but sometimes a bit of a heavy silicone product forces us to wash and reset our hair days earlier than we'd like.
If oil products aren't recommended for flat hair, I'm going to tell you about a few easy products that are simple to use and will help push your hair in the direction you're wanting it to go.
MOUSE. In the 80's and 90's we used mouse and our hair loved it. It was crunchy, sticky and it held volume. Flatirons entered the scene and many women forgot that products that contain hold could offer a lot of benefit.
GEL. I love to mix a light hold get with a curl cream to enhance my own waves and allow for my curl shape to something more than frizz.
HAIRSPRAY. This product gives us a shield. It blocks out humidity that comes from the environment and from our own bodies. In my opinion, your hair will be sure to sink unless you're topped off with a gentle amount of spray.
In the past 30 years, these products (mouse, gel and hairsprays) have changed a lot. They don't feel as heavy, crunchy or sticky as they once did. Instead, they offer all the results a volume seeking lady could wish for.
Jacqueline has been a licensed stylist since 2006. Her salon in Montrose, Colorado uses non-toxic hair color and styling products with natural ingredients.