The Correct Way To Layer Your Hair Products For Happy, Healthy Hair

Written by Harshitha PrabhakarSep 16, 2023
The correct way to layer your hair products for happy, healthy hair

There are a plethora of products that are available for your hair. All your research and all your shopping may go to waste if you do not apply haircare in the correct order. Every product has a specific role, and applying them in an incorrect order may not allow your hair to absorb the ingredients from said products.

We give you the low down on what needs to go first, what needs to go last, and everything in between. Begin taking better care of your tresses with the right order of application of your hair products.


Shampoo and conditioner


This one is a no-brainer, right? First goes shampoo, which is sudsy and gets all the built up dirt and debris out. The conditioner applied smooths the cuticles and gives your hair the shine.


Leave-in conditioner


After you step out of the shower, use an old t-shirt to gently dry your hair. This is a light-weight product and is absorbed best when applied onto damp hair. These help detangle hair and need to be applied from mid-length to ends.




This is thicker in consistency than the leave-in conditioner and this will help you keep your hair sleek and shiny.


Heat protectant


Before you start blow-drying your hair or using a straightener or curling iron, protect your tresses with a heat protectant and leave it on for 5 minutes. This ensures your hair dries faster and forms a protective layer around the shaft of your hair.




This step is necessary to hold those curls or keep those baby hair is check. Use sparingly, as too much hair spray will make your hair stiff and look unnatural.

Harshitha Prabhakar

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