Waxes, Pomades, Creams for Hair Styling
These products are made from natural waxes, such as carnauba, which are softened with other ingredients such as mineral oils and lanolin to make them pliable.
Wax is a thick, solid grease that is best used on dry hair. Simply warm a little wax in the palms of the hands, transfer to fingertips and apply to the hair, shaping and defining as you go. It is use to achieve spikes, points, a sleek, flat look or simply add extra shape and sheen to waves, curls, bobs and ponytails.
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Styling wax also helps control static and put control back into just washed, flyway hair. It will also help to counteract the after perm 'frizzies'.
Forming cream is an opaque soft wax. Dab a little on to dry hair. It is use to tame flyaway hair and designed for thick or fine straight hair for which normal wax is too heavy.
Both soft and hard formulations are available. Some pomades contain vegetable wax and oil to give gloss and sheen. Other formulations produce foam and are water soluble, and leave no residue. Use for dressing the hair and for controlling frizz and static.