Very few people are born with picture perfect hair. Even those who try everything possible to have low-maintenance hair will most likely end up needing to use different products to get their hair to do what they want. Some people love hair products, they know what to use to get the perfect sleek ponytail look, they know how to hold their curls without leaving them crunchy, and they know what products will give their hair a healthy sheen.

But for others, these products are not familiar. Either because they hate using them or never had to, they are not sure what each product does. We have all been there, and we have all had to learn what works best with our hair.

Whether you have recently gotten a haircut that requires more care than your last one or you have finally decided to start trying new things with your ‘do, you need to know what products do what and which will help you get your desired look.

This is a guide of the hair styling products and what they are used for! Women and men can both benefit from this knowledge and information, read on to improve your hair knowledge.


One of the most common hair styling products that every women has probably used at some point in their lives is hairspray. Hairspray comes in different strengths and leaves your hair looking better than ever! It can hold your ‘do in place, tame flyaways, add texture, improves volume, and keeps your styles looking sharp all day long. Hairspray isn’t generally used when trying to hold curls, unique and intricate updos, and when extra volume is desired. A great way to use hairspray that doesn’t leave your hair feeling crunchy is to spray the product above your head and let it fall onto your hair.


This foamy substance is used to add hold, volume, and shine to your hair. Mousse is great for giving your hair extra body, but it can leave your hair a bit crunchy. Mousse can give curly hair even more definition, adding a sleek and beautiful finish. Mousse can be used in all hair types, but works best for curly or wavy hair.

Pomade/ Hair Wax

Pomade and hair wax are very similar products, but pomade adds a shine that hair wax may not. These products are used to add texture, keep flyaways in place, and give your hair a stronger hold. Hair wax is the go-to product for those who want the piecey, rocker look. It works great for pixie cuts and other choppy cuts. Pomade can be used in long or short hair, just make sure you do not use too much, it tends to be a bit oily.


Gel offers a strong hold that will last all day long. Men tend to use gel more than women, but anyone can use it. When finding the right gel for you, try to not buy a gel from a drugstore. These gels may be too heavy and plaster your hair down. Nicer gels can offer the same amount of hold with a lighter and softer feel. While gel is great at holding styles in place, it can also cause some issues. If you mess with the gel in your hair throughout the day, it may begin to flake, giving you the look of dandruff. If gel is too much for you, try spray gel. It offers an evenly distributed product that will keep your ‘do in place without leaving it too crunchy.


To add more texture and volume to your hair, try a texturizer. Sometimes called salt spray, this product can help give your the beachy look every girl wants. If you have fine hair and want to add more texture, this could be the perfect product for you. This is a great product to give your hair additional style without smothering your hair in gel or pomade.

Hair Lotion

Hair lotion, also called styling lotion, can keep your hair soft but in place. Hair lotion has more hold than mousse but does not leave your hair crunchy, like gel can. This is a great product to use if you are looking to hold your hair in place but don’t want the stiffness that often comes with mousse or gel.

These are few of the many different types of hair styling products you can find. To find the perfect product for you, you may have to do a trial run for the different kinds. Remember that each brand may be different, and finding the perfect product may take some time. Many of these products are ideal for those with curly or wavy hair, helping to define the curls, add texture, and give your luscious locks an extra touch of style.

Many of these products can be fun to use to try new and interesting styles with our hair. Try the trendy slicked back look, give your curls even more definition and volume for a wild and gorgeous style, or simply add some texturizer for those beautiful and classic beach waves.

Never stick with boring hair, with the help of Belle Ross Spa & Salon. With our salon services you can enjoy a new and fashionable cut, a color that is unlike anything you have tried before, and products that we love. Shop through our hair, nail, and beauty products to find something that will work for you. And be sure to check out our spa services too! Pamper yourself as you plan your next beautiful hairstyle. Schedule an appointment today!