In a perfect world, you’d grab a styling tool, spend two minutes creating a flawless hairstyle and jaunt out the door. However, this just isn't the case. The truth is when you spend a few minutes prepping your hair before styling, your hairstyle will be easier to create and maintain. There are many different kinds of hair prep products (depending on the look you are trying to achieve), but here are four that should be on your must-have list:
1. Shampoo and Conditioner
Hair prep begins in the shower. You need to be using products that not only meet your hair’s specific needs, but also set you up for a successful hair day. Plus, the last thing you want is a flaky scalp. We love using Head & Shoulders Full & Strong Shampoo and Conditioner because it fights flakes and strengthens hair against damage.
2. Heat Protectant
If you are fond of heated styling tools, it's imperative to use a heat protectant on your hair beforehand. Heat protectants come in sprays, creams, gels and oils, so you can find the perfect match for your hair thickness and type. Just apply evenly to damp, freshly-washed hair and go to town!
Need to add lots of height and volume to your hair? Pantene Maximum Hold Mousse will be your best friend. Just apply a dollop to freshly washed hair, blow-dry upside down for a few minutes before styling and you will be the queen of va-va-voom.
4. Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo isn’t just a product you use on dirty hair, it can also act as a prep product! Just like mousse, dry shampoo really amps up the volume big time, and we recommend Pantene Original Fresh Dry Shampoo. Just be sure to apply it to dry hair.
Is there a styling product that you can’t live without? Share it with us in the comments below.