Hair is everywhere! In the media, in musicals, in advertisements, and television, not to mention on top of our own heads. The way you wear your hair can say so much about you. Are you a girlie girl with long, flowy locks or do you show your adventurous side with a short, daring ‘do?

Do you strictly stick to your natural color or are you all about experimenting with dip dyes or streaks? Applying hair products to your hair is just as important as to how you should apply the products. Sometimes we buy products for our hair and apply them from the roots.

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This is not the correct way as this can cause you to suffer from hair loss. So when you are applying the products, make sure that you only put it directly in or to your hair. If you apply them from your scalp, this can cause the pores in your scalp to clog and can end up damaging your hair.

Whatever your personal style, hair is something that requires maintenance. There’s a plethora of hair products to try out there, and it can be overwhelming sometimes to decide which ones you need and which ones you can let fall by the wayside (and save your wallet a little work!).

The best products for your hair are the non-alcohol ones. So it is very important that you read your hair labels before you make your purchase. Alcohol makes the hair very fragile really dry. However, if you want to use those products, you should avoid using them on a daily basis and make sure that you wash properly so as to remove the product completely from your hair.

When you wash your hair, be sure to really clean your scalp. This is to make sure that you rid your scalp of any build-up of dead skin, oil, dirt and any other product that can cluster your hair follicles. Clogged follicle can cause hair loss and lack of growth in your hair.

You also have to be careful with the products that you use to make your hair look nice. Reason being; is that some of them create more harm to your hair than anything else. As mentioned previously, avoid all products with alcohol. The alcohol will dry your hair out quickly. These products could also dry out your scalp, so avoid any contact with the scalp.

What follows below is a list of the most important hair products – products that you can use in many different ways and that should be a standard part of any woman’s beauty arsenal.

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1. Hairspray
Hairspray is a standard feature of any hair care routine. There are, however, a number of different types of hairspray that accomplish different things. There are hairsprays meant to hold a hairstyle, hairsprays which aim to add volume and body. There are also hairsprays which add thickness to hair.

These hairsprays contain certain chemicals which increase the amount of minerals in the hair’s roots, making it appear thicker.

2. Hair Gel
There are some very nice, quality hair gels that don’t leave a wet, greasy residue in the hair, but simply add texture and body or tame the frizz in curly hair. It’s important to buy a high-quality gel, since so many cheaper varieties result in “crispy” hair. Gel is useful for people with curly hair, as it can help hold a curl and keep frizz down.

3. Mousse
Styling mousse is a great way to combine hold and texture. Apply it to wet hair and then blow dry for the ultimate in volume. Mousse also has a tendency to get crunchy, so like with the hair gel, look for a high-quality mousse. Avoid mousse containing alcohol if you have dry hair as this could cause the hair to become brittle.

4. Pomade/Hair Wax
Pomade or hair wax has a thicker texture than any of the other products. Though they are almost the same product, pomade usually contains some sort of oil as well as wax. These products also sometimes referred to as sculpting clay. Hair wax is perfect for people with short hair who are looking for a messy, just-rolled-out of bed look or just want to add a little-tousled texture to their hair.

Simply run fingers with pomade through the hair and tease with a comb. Finish off with some hairspray for an extra-long hold.

5. Anti-frizz Serum
This is perfect for curly or frizzy hair, as the name implies. It is a thick liquid applied to the hair to give it sheen and body. These are silicone-based products that smooth out the hair shaft. If you don’t have curly or frizzy hair, this product might tend to just bog down the hair.

You should feel more confident now that you understand how to take good care of your hair. As long as you follow these tips, you should see some improvement in your hair. Your hair will look fantastic. Integrate the above tips into your hair care routine, and before long, your hair will become your crowning glory.