Essential Tips To Use Hair Gel

Hair gel is one hair product that has been very popular among men for ages now. With its strong holding power, hair gel is very effective in styling some hairstyles and making them last long on your hair. With newer products like wax and pomade in the market, hair gels might have lost their monopoly, but not their charm. They have always been the go-to hair styling product for men for ages and still the same relevance as then. 

How to apply hair gel?

However, applying gel can be a little difficult sometimes, in the sense that when you overdo it, your hair might turn up really rough and brittle, or even flakey. Here we have for you a detailed step-to-step analysis of how to apply gel the right way.

Oh, wait! Before we move on to the steps, the precondition of applying hair gel is to choose the right hair gel for yourself. Hair gels come in a list of variations, depending upon the amount of hold it has on your hair. 

Now, what variation you need would depend upon the type of your hair and also the way you’re intending to style your hair, for example, spiky hair would require a stronghold of the hair, whereas messy hair can be arranged well with a light hold. If you’re styling your hair into a slicked back, neat hairstyle, you would require a thick gel.

Now, let us begin with the steps:

1. Hairwash:

Any product will blend with your hair well when your hair is clean and smooth. Therefore, beginning with a proper hair wash is always the best option. Shampoo your hair, and apply a good hair conditioner thereafter. After this, use a towel to dry your hair, until they’re damp. The better the wash is, the better the results will be!

Related: Know the proper way to shampoo your hair

Also, you must remember to leave the hair damp, otherwise applying gel on completely dry hair wouldn’t be that great an idea. 

Also, applying gel on dirty or greasy hair can actually make your hair rough and crunchy, and might also lead to split ends.

2. Pour out some gel on your hand and rub it 

Between your palms and use your fingers to spread it evenly throughout your hair, just like you do with a shampoo. 

Do not overdo with the quantity of the gel, because later, it might be really troublesome to remove that thing completely from your hair.

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If you have short hair, it’s good to use just a dime-sized amount of gel, and you can increase the gel’s quantity accordingly with the increase in the length and thickness of your hair.

3. Start applying the gel on your hair: 

Gently through your fingers apply the gel on your hair. It is advisable to start above the hairline and move back towards the crown. To get the straight hair look, you can also go for a hairbrush or comb to set the hair well.

If you’re using an alcohol-based hair gel, there are high chances that it might dry really quickly. While the gel is still wet, it is easy to twist it in the way you want it to set your hair. However, the same becomes difficult as soon as the gel dries up.

Manipulate your hair strands to form your desirable hairstyle till they’re wet, and your hair will be set when the gel dries up.

Some important things that you need to take care of while applying a hair gel:

  • If you have thin hair, you should go for matte finish products. These products help provide a better look to your hair and make them appear voluminous and bouncy.
  • Avoid slicked back hairstyles on greasy or oily hair. Also, if your hair is really oily, avoid using a lot of shine-inducing products on them. It might do more harm than good.
  • Applying too much of the hair product can be bad. While applying more gel won’t help you in getting a better hairstyle, it definitely can make your hair more harsh and brittle.
  • Always try to maintain proper hygiene and wash your hands well before dipping those fingers in the gel. Since you’ll be using the same product the next time as well, make sure that you use it with clean hands so that no impurity/bacteria can kick in.
  • If you’re using combs and brushes to style your hair, make sure that you use the right brush/comb according to the thickness of the hair and the hairstyle you’ve chosen.
  • For all regular users of hair products, you’d be aware of this very practical tip. Always dress up before applying any hair product, because once you’ve set your hair, making that shirt go through your hair means wasting your efforts. Believe us, you wouldn’t want to do that to yourself.
  • For all regular users of hair products, you’d be aware of this very practical tip. Always dress up before applying any hair product, because once you’ve set your hair, making that shirt go through your hair means wasting your efforts. Believe us, you wouldn’t want to do that to yourself.
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What is the best and popular hair gel for men?

Now that we’ve talked so much about how to use hair gel, let us also briefly tell you which hair gels can be really good for you, and what you should buy.

American crew classic firm hold styling gel:

This alcohol-free hair gel can be a good choice for all hair gel users. You can apply it on both, dry and wet hair. Also, it is rich in Vitamin B which is very beneficial for your hair and prevents hair loss.

TIGI Bedhead for Men Power Play gel:

This one gives a natural look to your hair, leaving them light and breezy.

Tresemme hair gel:

Working best for long and thick hair, Tresemme hair gel gives your hair a shiny appearance and holds them perfectly. Also, you do not need to worry about that tiny hair flowing away, this one got humidity-resistant technology as well.

We hope this small guide on how to use hair gel for men has been helpful.

Happy Styling!