3 ways pomade and hair clay can work for longer haired gents.

3 ways pomade and hair clay can work for longer haired gents.

For men and women alike, a stying fixative like a pomade, hair paste or hair clay can be critical in achieving any style. Whether your hair is short, mid-length, or super long, these products will give you hold and style durability while offering texture and movement. But today, we're just going to talk longer hairstyles because they're always getting left out of the conversation!

Three ways pomade or hair clay can work for your long hair.

1. The Towel Dry, Then Apply.
-Natural Look w/ Hold & Texture

The easiest way to style longer hair is through a lightly vigorous towel dry(if that make sense.. Fast, but not super hard). Rub your hair in all directions with your towel for at least 15 seconds. Think of it as you're trying to hit every side of every strand of hair. So you rub the towel forward, backward, left, and right.
After your hair is about 70%-80% dry, take a nickel-size amount of product and rub all over your hands. Run the hair product throughout your hair, again, trying to hit every strand of hair. When you are finished, take a fine-tooth comb and comb your hair into place. This method will allow your hair to "set" into place. When your hair is dry, break up the crispiness and tousle for a few seconds. Once all of the crispiness is gone, finger comb hair into place. WALA!
For shine, use hair paste.
For no shine, use hair clay.


2. Apply, Then Blow Dry.
-Lived In Look w/ Lite Hold & Texture

This way is pretty dang simple as well. All you'll do is towel dry like the directions above state, then blow dry your hair until it's dry. You can use your hands or a comb for tension while you blow-dry, making your hair smoother.
For shine, use pomade.
For less shine, use hair clay.


3. Blow Dry, Then Apply. 
-Natural Look w/ Hold & Texture

 

This process is pretty self-explanatory, but a few blow dry tips will help. First, you'll want to towel dry until your hair is at least 60%-70% dry (the more you towel dry, the less time it will take to blow-dry). Secondly, you'll want to blow dry your hair in all directions to loosen up the roots. Then for volume, you will want to blow-dry the hair back, and for flatter hair, you will want to blow-dry the hair forward. Lastly, if you have a "cool shot" button on your blow drier, use it at the very end. Adding that cool shot will cool the hot hair and "set" your style.
After your hair has been blow-dried into the shape that you desire, apply a dime-penny sized amount of product to your hands and lightly finger-comb your hair's ends. For more hold, use more hair product. Try to stay off your scalp as much as possible, because this will make your hair greasy.
For shine, use pomade.
For less shine, use hair clay.  


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