One of the easiest ways to try out new hairstyles, is by using hair gel. A hair styling product, hair gel is applied on wet hair to get excellent styling support for short, curly, long, permed or even chemically treated hair.
Hair gels are available in different forms including, liquid, spray and gel type. Improper application of hair gel can make the hair appear unnaturally stiff. Depending on the hairstyles you would like to experiment with, you can opt for a strong hold or a light hold hair gel.
If you want your hairstyle to remain intact even under the most adverse conditions (like strong wind), then opt for strong hold hair gel. Although hair gels are commonly used by men, women too have started using this hair styling product when they want to get that crunched up messy look.
If you want to get a wet, shiny look, then hair gels are the best hair styling products to use. Hair gels can also make the hair appear curly or wavy. Hair gels can be used to create punk hairstyles, elaborate hair dos, and even spiky hairstyles. If you want to color your hair temporarily, go in for colored gels, which come in bold shades like green, purple, blue, orange and red.
The latest rage in hair gels are scented gels which come in a variety of natural fragrances. Young girls love glitter hair gels which are well suited for wedding and prom hairstyles. Always buy good quality hair gels, especially those which contain sunscreen, as it can protect the hair from the damaging rays of the sun.
The top of the range hair gels have conditioning and moisturizing agents which keeps the hair healthy and manageable and prevents the hair from drying out. Some of the latest hair gels have nourishing vitamin extracts in them.
Never apply hair gel to the ends of the hair. If you want to apply hair gel then cover your entire hair and not one area only. Do not use excessive amounts of hair gel as it can make the hair appear dry and frizzy. A small walnut sized amount is enough even for long hair. Hair gel works best on medium length and fine hair.