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Get the look of a professional haircut or hairstyle without the salon prices by watching the videos in this hair styling series from Howcast.
You Will Need
- A wax, pomade, or paste hairstyling product of your choice
- A strong shampoo
- A towel
- Dishwashing liquid
Towel dry hair
Start with dry hair. If you've just gotten out of the shower, towel your hair completely dry before proceeding.
Rub product in hands
Rub the product vigorously between your hands until it emulsifies—that is, until it's completely warmed and melted by the heat of your hands, with no clumps remaining.
Skim the product across the top of your hair in both directions. With these products, you want to avoid working it all the way through your hair to your scalp.
Style your hair as desired. For a textured look, pinch your hair up into spikes, then knock down certain sections with your fingertips.
To remove the product, use a strong cleansing shampoo. You may need to shampoo more than once to remove any build-up. Wax is the hardest to rinse out—if shampoo isn't working, try a squirt or two of dishwashing liquid.