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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
- The gel hairstyling product of your choice
- A blow-dryer
Choose the style you want and determine the type of gel you'll need to hold it in place. Use a lighter foam gel for a tousled, bed-head look; a medium-hold gel for wet and shiny spikes; or a thick gel for a slicked-back look.
Start with wet or damp hair. The gel will hold better and longer.
Rub gel between hands
Squeeze the gel into your palm and rub it vigorously between your hands until it is warm and thoroughly emulsified.
Work gel through hair
Work the gel from your scalp to the tips of your hair.
Style your hair as desired.
Let dry or blow-dry
If you want your hair to remain shiny from the gel, allow it to dry naturally. For less shine and a stronger hold, blow-dry your style into place on a low setting.