Hairspray that will save styling even in the strongest wind, the best comb for combing, mousse for super-volume - the editor-in-chief of BeautyHack Karina Andreeva shares a list of her favorite products that allow you to style better than in the salon. Read about the best care products to prepare your hair for styling here.
Chief Editor of BeautyHack
It is finished: in the last six months I liked doing not only makeup myself, but also styling. I realized this when, a couple of times in a row, after styling in good salons, I changed my hairstyle myself - as far as I remember, this happened, as luck would have it, before important events. So, we used hair sprays, volume sprays, styling gels, tested over the years, but most importantly - the right combs. In fact, you can quickly whip up cool styling by simply blow-drying your hair correctly on a round comb (my express option, when I'm in a hurry, and I have less than an hour to wash my hair, makeup, styling and choosing clothes). But I also like complex hairstyles - high tails, buns, careless braids, beautiful curls - all this can be done at home. I tell you what means help me in this.
Comb Blow-Styling Smoothing Tool Half Paddle, Tangle Teezer
Do you know what connects the cartoon about Shaun the Sheep with the most popular comb of our time? Tangle Teezer brushes were invented by a 30-year-old hairdresser, Sean Palfrey - because of the similarity of names, Sean the Sheep not only became the "face" of the brand, but also adorned the compact version of the comb.
Tangle Teezer is loved by everyone, without exception, for their ability to detangle hair without damaging them at all. This comb is ideal for do-it-yourself blow-drying. Firstly, it can be used to comb wet hair without damaging it. Secondly, the teeth, located in four parallel rows, allow you to lift the hair from the roots and dry each strand, while creating volume (not every comb can achieve this effect when used independently!). Finally, the cloves are made of a special material that helps draw water out of the hair, so the drying process is much faster than usual.
Price: 1 790 rub.
Comb Back-Combing, Tangle Teezer
New from last year, the bouffant comb, has now taken a permanent place in my daily styling process. I used to think that only a hairdresser can make the perfect bouffant, but with this tool you become one yourself!
With the ponytail handle of the comb, I separate an even section of hair. Then I lift it up and start combing it from the middle of the hair length to the roots. I repeat the movements until I achieve the desired volume. The final touch - I smooth out the excess volume with light movements and lightly comb the visible part of the hair in the styling. A separate bonus - thanks to the unique teeth, the hair does not tangle or break, but, on the contrary, retains shine and elasticity. The comfortable handle helps to separate the hair into straight strands."
Price: 1,000 rubles.
Comb Blow-Styling Round Tool Large, Tangle Teezer
In the arsenal of tools for perfect self-styling, every girl must have a round comb - it is convenient to both pull strands and wind light waves on it. I'm glad that the Blow-Styling Round Tool Large by Tangle Teezer became mine. After styling with it and a hair dryer, there is no need to straighten or curl your hair with a curling iron. The air flow easily passes between the teeth, and the strands do not tangle. Delight!
Price: 1 590 rub.
Texturizing lotion with powder from mineral particles Techni. Art Powder-In-Lotion, L'Oréal Professionnel
In the summer, I applied lotion to wet hair and did not dry it with a hairdryer - only with a towel. The product accelerates the natural drying process of hair, softens it and puts it in neat strands - after it there is no feeling that the hair looks untidy.
The spray adds volume to the roots - hair looks thicker. The format of the tool is very convenient to use in any situation. The texture of the hair becomes more expressive - perfect for girls who want to highlight a new haircut.
Price: 1 220 rub.
Varnish with strong hold Hard Head Bed Head, TIGI
It smells like sugar-free yoghurt parfait! Natural and fresh. I decided to make fashionable French braids from the very roots of the hair, fixed them with this varnish and was satisfied.
You will not feel Hard Head varnish, I recommend it even to those with sensitive scalp - everyone is always satisfied. After spraying, the hair feels slightly damp to the touch (as after a mask with clay components), but not sticky. Despite this, the tool holds any styling with reinforced concrete for the amount of time you need - even beach waves, which instantly fly away and become too careless.
Price: 1 600 rub.
Dry shampoo Catwalk Session Series, TIGI
I don't like dry shampoos, but the year before last they gave me TIGI, and I reconsidered my attitude. I try to wash my hair daily, but when it doesn't work out, the product, if applied in the morning, prolongs the freshness for a day. At first, a white bloom is noticeable - it must be carefully combed out. I liked the sweet aroma, like all TIGI products. Sometimes in a hurry I forget about perfume, and shampoo helps out.
Price: 1 300 rub.
Spray for volume Dallas Thickening Spray, R + Co
A product with a super composition: here are extracts of aloe leaves and ginger root, honey and provitamin B5. Gives soft and airy volume as if you were just awake.
Spray light and watery, apply to dry or damp hair. When this product came to us for a test, the entire editorial staff fell in love with both the Texas cowboys on the packaging and with the fragrance under the “trademark” name of R + Co “Dark Waves” - with notes of mandarin, lavender, bamboo and pineapple. Now he's permanently settled on my bathroom shelf
Price: 1 980 rub.
Moisturizing mousse volume Full Effect 04, Redken
Everyone always wants volume, even if your hair is thick, curly and already naturally with volume. Mousse from Redken can emphasize this volume and slightly lift the hair from the roots. First I apply on a comb, then comb through the hair along the entire length and dry it with a hairdryer. The foam has a hold, but does not stick the hair together. The volume is noticeable and persistent. It contains cotton extract and vitamin E, which preserves the color of dyed hair.
Price: 1 400 rub.
Smoothing cream Bed Head Straighten Out, TIGI
The biggest sin for my future styling is to go to bed with a wet head and not comb my hair. Yes, this guarantees beautiful, sloppy waves (which, by the way, many people like more on me than when I am with straight hair), but at the same time in the morning I am tormented with the issue of combing. And thoughts of straightening generally disappear. I got acquainted with this tool during one of the styling sessions in the Hair Dryer, and for the second year I have been using it. This tool pacified my careless waves at once and allowed me to quickly transform into straight, smooth strands. The styling lasted three days - before washing the hair. And I was often asked if I did keratin straightening.
Price: 1 300 rub.
Balm for styling Featherbalm Weightless Styler, Oribe
The American brand Oribe was founded by hair stylist Orbe Canales, who has been successfully working in the fashion industry for over 30 years. The brand's products include natural ingredients that are grown and harvested around the world. I apply this product to wet strands, comb, and then proceed to styling with a hairdryer. The balm prevents them from frizz and does not weigh down the hair (thanks to the ultra-light polymers in the formula). I always take it with me when traveling to hot countries - the product protects against ultraviolet rays and allows you to create express styling yourself. The composition is free of parabens, sulfates and sodium chloride. Well, the signature floral scent with sourness - where can we go without it?
Price: 3 060 rub.
Hairspray Superfine Strong, Oribe
Another hairspray that does an excellent job with the "reinforced concrete styling" function. Overfixing in a title is not just words. You do not have to use up half of the spray and only then feel that the styling is under control: you need just a little. The main thing is to let the product dry on your hair for a couple of minutes after spraying. I remember once I was in a hurry to an important event, it was held next to the salon - five minutes away by car. I thought of ordering a taxi, but the traffic jam was thirty. As luck would have it, a strong wind was blowing. There was no way out - I had to walk. I was sure that nothing would remain from the styling, but, to my surprise, the curls were in their original form, even despite the weather.
Price: 2 500 rubles.
Text: Karina Andreeva