Is your hairstyle boring or have you grown tired of the same old look? Are you ready to try a new style, but don't know where to begin? Whether you're vying for a new haircut, or are simply trying to mix things up a bit, there are all sorts of techniques and products you can try out. Keep your facial shape, your hair, and your styling needs in mind and you'll find a great hairstyle!
Products to Try
Serums or creams: These can help you tame fly-aways or de-frizz curls without making your hair stiff and immovable.
Mousse: Use hair mousse to add volume and shine to your hair, with minimal hold. Mousse is also good for defining curls and waves if you have hair that is 3 in (7.6 cm) or longer. For best results, apply to wet hair and allow your hair to dry.
Gel: Unlike pomade, gel contains alcohol that dries out hair and makes for a stiffer hold. For the strongest hold, apply gel to wet hair.
Pomade, hair wax, or hair clay: Use these products to mold your hair into difficult-to-achieve shapes, such as pompadours or curls (for naturally straight hair). Be aware that it can take several washes to remove these products, so apply them lightly. A pea-sized amount should be plenty if you have short, medium or thin hair. Use pomade or hair wax for a shiny, wet look; use hair clay for a matte, natural tone.
Hair glue: Ever wonder how some people get their mohawks to stand straight up? They're probably using some variation of hair glue (it's not actually glue, just a type of hair gel), which provides the strongest possible hold. Be wary of product build-up, however, and wash your hair thoroughly between applications.