The world of hair products can be perplexing. While we are pretty sure you know the basics like shampoo, conditioner and serum, the more complex and confusing ones are often never discussed. Yes, we are talking about the elephant in your beauty closet--hairstyling products. You probably have hair products galore, but four out of five times you are using them the wrong way and for the wrong reasons without even knowing it. The result is you waste a good product and don’t even achieve the result you want.

So, it is high time you knew your hairstyling heroes and the right way to use them. Here is a lowdown on what, how and when you should be using each hairstyling product.

Hairspray
 

Hairspray

To state the obvious, a hairspray keeps your hairstyle in place. Not only that, it adds shine and can be used to tame flyaways and tease the hair to create volume for a dramatic hairdo.

When: On dry hair before and after styling. 

How: To tease hair, spray on a section of hair and backcomb. After you’re done with your hairstyle, use a finishing spray like the Toni&Guy Finishing Shine Spray to secure it and keep flyaways in check.

Hair gel
 

Hair gel

It is a sticky product that makes hair stiff and is excellent for that sexy wet hair look. It adds that glossy shine and a damp texture to your hair and gives a strong hold.

When: On damp or dry hair for a sculpted and wet look.

How: Take a dollop size amount of gel on your palm and rub it on your hair. Use a wide-toothed comb for even application and to get a sleek look.

Mousse
 

Mousse

This is a foamy or creamy hair product that enhances volume and curls and leaves your hair soft and lustrous. 

When: On wet or dry hair before blow-drying and styling

How: Apply the TIGI Bed Head Manipulator Styling Mousse on the roots directly and brush to distribute through your hair evenly.

Sea salt spray
 

Sea salt spray

Used to add texture and fake those beautiful beach waves, sea salt sprays make your hair wavy and voluminous.

When: On towel-dried or dry hair.

How: Brush your hair and spritz the Toni&Guy Casual : Sea Salt Texturising Spray starting from the bottom, working your way up. Scrunch your hair with your hands for textured waves.