One of the biggest complaints I get from guests is that they don’t use products because they weigh the hair down and/or make it greasy. The problem usually isn’t the product, but the application; proper application is the key to achieving the desired results. The following directions apply to all products except mousse, root volumizers, and hair sprays.

First, get some recommendations from your beauty professional. What you use will depends on your hair type and desired results. Your stylist may recommend more than one product, so it’s important to find out if you should layer the products or if you can cocktail them. Layering is when you apply one product to the hair, comb through, then apply the next and comb through again. Cocktailing is when you put more than one product in your hand and mix the products by rubbing your hands together, and then apply the mixture to your hair at once.

In either application process, you’ll want to follow these directions:

Most product is applied to damp, towel-dried hair. Start by gently combing out tangles with a large-toothed comb. Hair is most fragile when wet and this is when most breakage occurs; so be sure to be gentle, patiently combing from the bottom of your hair and moving up toward the scalp. After hair is combed out, you can use a dry towel to squeeze the hair and remove any excess water. You do not want your hair dripping wet.

Next, dispense the recommended amount of product into the palm of your hand. Remember, it’s better to use too little product — you can always add more; but if there is too much product in your hair; the only way to remove it is to wash your hair. Vigorously rub the palms of your hands together to warm up the product and emulsify it. You’ll then apply the product to the bottom 2/3 of the hair first. Most people apply the product to the scalp area first; this is NOT where the product is most needed. The last 2/3 of the hair is almost always the area that needs the maximum effects of the product.

Once the product is dispersed in the bottom 2/3 of the hair, whatever product remains on the hands (this should be very little) can then be applied at the scalp.

After the product is applied to your hair, it’s important to comb through the hair for even distribution. This will ensure you won’t have too much in one area and none in another.
Now you’re ready to style!

If you’re looking at hair salons in Henderson, please feel free to call me at (702) 547-1444 with any other questions or to book an appointment. If I don’t answer, it’s because I’m with a guest; so leave a message and I will call you back!

Yours in Service,
Rachael Webb