This, Then This: Learning the Right Order to Apply Hair Products

As the types of styling products develop and grow in variety, stylists are more frequently being asked, “What order should I apply these?” Because how they’re applied can be the difference between a bad hair day and a good hair day, check out this step-by-step list of the best way to use your styling products.
Redken Pillow Proof Primer Spray

Dry it right

There’s an often-forgotten step between washing and blow drying: applying primer. A product like Redken Pillow Proof Primer Spray and DESIGNLINE Texture Frizz Primer prepare your hair for a flawless blow out. They protect against heat damage, make hair stronger to prevent breakage, and speed up blow dry time. If you only apply one styling product to your hair, this is the one.

Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Hydrocream Whip

Create lift and volume

If you want a look that has volume, the next step is to apply a volumizing product like Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Hydrocream Whip. A long-lasting, crunch-free foam, it also adds moisture and prevents fizz. Work the recommended amount of mousse between your palms, then work it through your hair, focusing on the roots. Following up with a shot of hot air from your blow dryer can help set the product.

Paul Mitchell Neon Sugar Spray

Add texture

Whether you want a tousled beachy look, defined curls or smooth waves, this is the time to apply a texturizing product like Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Texturizing Sea Spray. Sexy Hair Spray Clay Texturizing and Paul Mitchell Neon Sugar Spray are other good options for texture and definition.

Paul Mitchell Clean Finishing Spray

Hold it

Once your hair is styled, lock it in place with a finishing spray like Paul Mitchell Super Clean Spray for flexible, touchable hold. For a stronger hold, try Redken Forceful 23 Hairspray.


If choosing the best products for your hair feels overwhelming, or you have questions about how to apply them, your Supercuts stylist can explain and demonstrate what to use for your daily routine so that every day is a good hair day.

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