Robert Steinken (Celebrity Hairstylist) gives expert video advice on: What is a hair serum? and more...
What is a heat-protectant spray?
A heat-protectant spray is something you put on your hair after you've shampooed and hopefully conditioned your hair. You put that on your hair, it coats the hair strand so that when you're blow-drying it, or putting an iron on it, it just helps protect the hair shaft and makes it look in better condition.
What is a styling gel?
A styling gel is something you use after your hair is dry. It's usually applied on dry hair. It gives, generally, a little bit of a wet look to the hair, a little bit of a shiny appearance to the hair, and is generally used, I would say, more on a shorter hair style.
What is a pomade?
A pomade is generally used on hair to give it a little bit more control. It's used on a drier, maybe coarser texture of hair, to make it look a little bit more shiny, to give it a little bit more manageability. It's very important to use a pomade in small amounts, and then you can always reapply it. A pomade is generally quite thick in texture. Therefore, once you get it on the hair, you can't really get it off. So be very careful when using a pomade.
What is an anti-humectant?
An anti-humectant is a lifesaver to anyone who has frizzy hair, you want to travel with it, and you don't want to be without that in humidity. What an anti-humectant does is coat the hair strand, generally it's great for curly hair, any kind of frizzy hair, it gives it manageability and it gives it shine and protects it from humidity.
What is a shine spray?
A shine spray is an amazing tool to finish off your hairstyle. It gives it shine, beauty, and glamor. I use it on the red carpet all the time. It makes the hair glow.
What is a straightening balm?
A straightening balm is an amazing tool in styling hair. It makes your life easier. When you're straightening your hair, when its wet, put the straightening balm on the hair when its wet, section the hair, straighten it. It straightens a lot easier with straightening balm and it also holds the style a lot longer.
What is a styling cream?
A styling cream is a great product, but you want to be very careful how you use it. It's not for all types of hair. If you're straightening your hair and you don't want that curl to come back, stay away from a styling cream. It's usually water-based; it will make that wave come back out again. Styling creams are great on hair that is coarse and needs a little bit more conditioning. It brings out the movement, gives it a little bit more shine, and generally makes it look a lot healthier.