The Right Way to Apply Hair Products

Having great products in your beauty arsenal is only the first step in creating your perfect hairstyle.


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Intro hair styles

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Having great products in your beauty arsenal is only the first step in creating your perfect hairstyle. Unfortunately, a medicine cabinet bursting with sprays and creams doesn't guarantee struggle-free styling. How you use them is just as important as the products themselves.


Lisa Abbey, founder of the new beauty brand Flygirl, filled us in on the best ways to use our favorite hair products.


 


 


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Leave-In Conditioner

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This lightweight cream primes your hair for all the styling products that follow. Comb through evenly from root to tip for tangle-free hair.


Try Flygirl Instant Beauty Balm, $26.


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Volumizers

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Bump up the volume at your roots by applying a volumizing mousse, spray or powder only near the scalp.


Try Drybar Southern Belle Volumizing Mousse, $26.


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Styling Creams and Texturizers

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To minimize greasy strands, keep styling creams and texturizers just on the ends of your hair.


Try Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $44.


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When applying hair serums, avoid the root area and comb through from mid-shaft to ends. One exception: You can use sparingly at the hairline, where hair is often frizziest.


Try L'Oréal Advanced Haircare Smooth Intense Frizz Taming Serum, $7


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Dry Shampoo

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Spray this cleanser at the roots to eliminate oils and extend your blowout while adding volume. Alternatively, you can mist all over to add more texture.


Try Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo, $7.


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