Spray, mousse or gel: what is the best hair finisher?
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To make any more perfect hairstyle or hair, it is important to know and know when to use each of the capillaries finishers. The function of finishers is to help give a final effect to the hair, creating volume is defining curls, setting hairstyles or helping to make the most organized wires.
Spray, mousse and gel are the best known, however, there is also a wide variety of them, and some have even more than one purpose. According to details Regina Valente, hair stylist Über Studio in São Paulo, the finishers can be used for many different functions. "They help to untangle the wires to be defined and, as the name says, finalize the hairstyles," says.
The leave-in is among the most used finishers. "The no rinse are preferred among women and men who use them in order to make the most straight hair or to set the curls," explains Rhafael Trindade, hair stylist at The Spa. Spray fixer, ointment, silicon, between others are also cited by Regina as the most popular.
- 1 How to use each type of finisher for hair
- 2 5 videos of beautiful hairstyles with finishers
How to use each type of finisher for hair
Knowing how to use each type of finisher can help you let your hair more beautiful. In addition, many of the products have more than one purpose, and knowing them helps to have more functional and versatile products. For this, with the help of hair stylist, then a list of the main finishers, their functions and how to use them.
Charming Gloss Mousse for R $ 22.41 in Lojas Americanas
Amend mousse for $ 27.22 at Walmart
Function: mousse shapes the hair for styling, helping to tame the wires in time to make the brush or curling iron. The product also helps to give volume both for those who want to make a hairstyle and for those who want to set the curls.
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How to use: this cosmetic should be used while the hair is wet. To define curls, apply and then knead the hair with your hands and let it dry naturally or dry with diffuser. To help in the volume, use it before the brush, applying the middle of the hair to the tips.
strong hold gel Rock Your Hair for R $ 54 in Biovea
moderate fixing Gel Keune by R $ 129.63 in Sepha
Function: one of the most traditional finishers, the gel is responsible for setting hairstyles and let the hair in place. "The gel is one of the oldest products, and today, you can make use of it with a plethora of hairstyles of models, from the straight-laced all tidy back up to model the side to make a mohawk, with wet effect, or dry, "said Regina. There are several types of gel products may have strong fixation, medium or low.
How to use: when the hair is clean, the setting of the gel will be better. Apply the product at your fingertips and spread on both hands to evenly distribute the wires. Hair should still be moist to a better effect of the product. After spreading the product by the hair, model it to stay the way you want. Recalling that the gel has a rough finish and, after drying, your hair will not be malleable.
Fixer Spray Schwarzkopf Osis for R $ 99.45 in Hair Showcase
Spray Fixer Bien by R $ 55.90 in Beauty Web
Function: fixative spray is ideal for keeping the firm and tidy hairstyle for long. There is also the setting range: light, medium and strong. "The stronger, the harder will be the hair and also firmer will hairstyle," says Regina. If you have fine hair, you can choose one of three anchorages. For those who have thicker hair, the ideal is to give preference to medium or strong fasteners. If the hairstyle is released, the tip is to prefer the lighter fasteners. You can also use hairspray to eliminate frizz and leave hair thicker. Most of the fasteners does not damage the wires.
How to use: Unlike the gel, the fastener spray should be applied to dry hair. The way to use depends on the desired effect. To fix hairstyles and eliminate frizz, it is best to apply it when the hairstyle is finished. Use a comb to give the final finish, if necessary. As for fixing the curling iron or flat iron, you can either apply it before and after using the tools. Apply before, the result is a more full-bodied hair. The only hint is to wait for the spray dry the hair before using a flat iron or curling iron. If you use hairspray just to finish the curling iron or flat iron and want a more natural effect, give preference to lighter fasteners and spray only a small amount on hair.
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Spray Volume Viscaya by R $ 21.49 in Onofre
Volume Hair Spray Basic for $ 21.91 in Submarine
Function: as well as the name says, the volume of spray is intended to give volume to the hair. "The result depends on hair texture, but you can get from a light volume to a wave," explains Regina. According Rhafael, the volume of spray can help even the finest hair to stay with the effect "Brigitte Bardot". The product also adds volume at the root for the hairstyles and messier effect on the curling iron, and leave the hair thicker.
How to use: ideal for volume spray is applied in the still wet hair. Spray the product all over the hair if the desired effect is a voluminous hair from root to tip. For only bulky roots, apply only to the hair root. The way you dry the wires also interfere with the result. If you want one hair with volume, but with natural and messy effect, let it dry naturally. If your intention is to create a hair with volume but disciplined, make a brush. For voluminous waves, finalize the hairstyle with the curling iron.
Spray Inoar Brightness for R $ 28.45 in Netfarma
Spray Biosilk Shine for $ 33 on Blur Cosmetics
Function: the shine spray is a silicone spray used to take hair opacity as defined Regina. It can be using both for those with hair dull, as to return the hair shine after fixing spray use. The shine spray also helps protect against moisture, preventing hair get frizz throughout the day. The product, moreover, nourish, moisturize, discipline, eliminates odors and brings softness to the hair.
How to use: apply the product after finishing the hairdo, it's a brush, a curling iron or something more elaborate. The trick is to avoid applying at the root so the hair does not stick to oily appearance. Another tip is not to overdo the amount of product because instead of leaving the hair shiny, it will get oily.
Saline Spray Tresemmé for R $ 19.50 in Ricardo Eletro
Saline Spray K. Pro for US $ 42.82 during the season Cosmetics
Function: for those who like the aspect that the sea water leaves the hair, salt spray is the product missing. "The salt spray is the newest style, it provides that look when the hair comes out of the sea and dry, is a kind of dry oils, stylized loose wires" defines Rhafael. For Regina, the salt spray also has the purpose of letting the thickest hair, giving volume to the hair. "The hair gain stripped waves, as if he had left the beach, it allows an elaborate visual and stripped at the same time," stresses the hair stylist.
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How to use: There are two ways to use the saline spray. You can choose to apply it before drying the hair, it helps to dry the wires more dispossessed, with waves and the aspect that came out of the sea. Spread the product by the hair and knead the wires to gain texture. Another option is to apply the spray after dry hair. To give the appearance stripped in this case, you need to make a curling iron.
Ointment Salon Line for $ 15.77 at Perfume Seiki
Alfaparf ointment for R $ 68.90 in Dadama
Function: the ointment has quite similar to the gel purpose, however, it is that their difference does not leave the hair with a wet appearance. Rhafael explains that the ointment has a gelatinous consistency and not fixed as the gel. "Ointments are more creamy, sticky and have better fixation for more accurate combed" explains Regina.
How to use: the application of this product is simple, just spread the ointment on the part of the hair that you want to model, remembering their attachment feature for precise hairstyles like tufts. As the ointment has in its oil composition, it is very important to wash the wires to remove any hair product after use.
Gastby wax for R $ 29.90 in the Men's Market
Keune wax R $ 68.90 in Magazine Luiza
Function: wax can be compared, in their order with the ointment. For Rhafael, the difference between the two is the degree of fixation. "Waxes are drier and firmer," says the hair stylist. The waxes should be used to give more traditional finishing styling, as taught Regina. "They are easy to apply in short hair, change her hairstyle throughout the day. Waxes are most suitable for use on a daily basis because they have a lighter texture without oil and not harden the hair, "says the hair stylist.
How to use: apply the product on the hair and shape as desired. By being flexible and not leave the hair hard, you can throughout the day, go changing hairstyle.
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Schwarzkopf Osis Dust Texturizer for R $ 189,90 in Web Beauty
Powder Texturizer Batiste by R $ 51.90 in Netfarma
Function: another product that helps thicken and give volume to the hair is the texturing powder. Ideal for creating volume at the root, creating a whole voluminous hair or hairstyle only with massive root. "The powder is great to add volume at the root of the hair and also help us hairstyles who have very smooth and without volume hair, because it embodies the wires leaving them with a thicker texture," teaches Regina. The texturing powder can also be used by those who have short hair, helping to style it as Rhafael details.
How to use: the texturing powder should be used in dry and clean hair. Apply at the root, massaging it to create the volume. Although most of the post to be white, it will not be apparent in the hair. The product leaves the thread a bit hard and only comes out in the wash.
Activator of curls
Curls Activator Redken for R $ 59.90 in Cosmelticos
Curls Activator Salon Line for R $ 8.99 in Araujo Drugstore
Function: for those who want to keep hair with tight curls, curls activator is a necessary finisher. "The proposal activator of curls is to form and revive curls, eliminating frizz and control the volume," explains Regina. This product is specific for women who already have one hair at least wavy. For those who want to create curls and giving volume to flat hair, the most suitable product is the salt spray.
How to use: apply the activator curls in hair still wet. It is important that the product is spread all over the hair. Go kneading the strands so that the curls begin to set. To dry your hair, the most appropriate way for the curls are kept is to use a diffuser.
Leave-in Éh! by R $ 8.09 in Lojas Americanas
Leave-in MO Professional for $ 39.51 in Submarine
Function: the leave-in has several purposes, but the main one is to make the most silky hair and help in time to untangle. Other product goals are to reduce frizz and leave hair less bulky. It works as a cream without rinsing and serves to help define the hair forms.
How to use: after thorough washing hair, apply leave-in across the length and avoid going near the root. An important observation made by the hair stylist Regina, is that most leave-in does not have termoativa protection and therefore should avoid using the dryer after application or use some termoativo product to complement.
Serum L'Oréal for R $ 15.99 in Netfarma
Serum John Frieda for R $ 104.42 in Drugstore Onofre
Function: The serum is recovered to a finisher and restructures the wire ends. "The product helps restore the hair fiber and to seal the wire scales, leaving them less brittle and reducing frizz," says Regina. According Rhafael, the serum also helps to give a temporary feeling of softness to the hair. "However, the use of serum does not relieve the hair treatments," reinforces the hair stylist.
How to use: to work effectively, the serum should be used with the already clean and dry hair. "Do not apply the serum at the root, it will leave a heavy look," teaches Regina. Apply a little of the product in hand, spread and wipe the hair concentrating mainly on the tips. Ideally use it anytime after the brush or curling iron.
Phytogen silicone for R $ 22 at Beauty Aki
Kerasilk silicone for $ 9 at Walmart
Function: Silicon has a very similar function to the serum. "Cosmetic assists in brush finish, taking the creepy, giving shine to the hair and disguising the split ends," says Regina. In addition to the repair function, the silicone may also be used to facilitate brushing. Being termoativo, it protects the wires and helps to let the brightest hair.
How to use: as well as serum, silicone is used, in most cases, after the brush flat iron or curling iron to fix the wires. Regina suggests that it is used only a few drops to not let the hair heavy. However, it can also be used with wet hair, so that their thermo-active characteristics are used.
Wella oil for US $ 45.90 in Web Beauty
Oil L'Oréal for R $ 29.90 in Dafiti
Function: as well as serum and silicone oils capillaries may also be used as terminators. "There is now on the market a very wide range of oils that can be used as finishers and has the purpose of giving shine, softness and act as a protective film of the wires," explains the hair stylist Regina. The oils also help eliminate frizz, seal split ends and bring more hydration for any hair.
How to use: you can use the oil before the brush, flat iron or curling iron, to help protect the tips. However, unlike silicone, it has not thermo-active properties and therefore you should use another product for this purpose. Another option is to use it on dry hair, apply a small amount over the entire length of the wire, always avoiding to pass the hair root.
5 videos of beautiful hairstyles with finishers
To leave any more beautiful and salon finish hairstyle is important to use a finisher. Is to define your curls or better to secure a super hairstyle elaborate, the finishers are essential. For you know and know what the results of finishers, following some videos that show how to use these products.
1. vintage wave with saline spray
The saline spray helps give volume and set the waves. When used with curling iron, it creates a visual stripped, the beachy style. In this video, vlogueira Ella Diniz teaches you how to let your hair with vintage wave and use the saline spray to finish, texture and finish the hair.
2. Two hairstyles with hairspray and powder texturizer
The combination hairspray and powder texturing is great to add volume at the root and do hairstyles with bulky fray. In this video, Vic Ceridono, the Beauté Day blog teaches how to make two hairstyles. The first is well glued to the head and needs a lot of fixing spray to make the hair line. In the second, it creates a hairstyle with volume on top of the head using powder texturing and fixing spray to finalize the hairstyle.
3. Finishing the curly hair with mousse and leave-in
Two products are allies of curly hair mousse and leave-in. Both help to enable the bunch and leave the hair more hydrated. In the video, Mariana Villanova teaches how to use both products to define the curls and give volume to the hair.
4. Ointment to curl and volume to hair
The ointment is commonly used to secure and organize your hair the way you want, so it can be used to create new textures in wires. In the video, Dani Nogueira gives step by step to create a textured hair with more volume and wavy without using curling iron. For this, it applies ointment around the hair and will crumpling to finalize it and create a new texture.
5. Modern Coke with fixing spray
For any hairstyle, the fixing spray is essential item. From a simple curling iron, even the most complex hairstyles, the fixing spray is necessary to leave the wires in place and ensure that the hairstyle will last much longer. The vlogueira of Laque and rice powder shows how to make a modern coke and use the fixing spray to finish your hairstyle.
The finishers are indispensable products for those who want to keep the beautiful hair, healthy and with more definition. Each has a purpose and therefore it is important to know them and know about their potential. Is to give volume or to leave their wireless frizz, there is an appropriate finisher for your hair type and the desired result.