How to Use Styling Products Like a Pro

We’ve all been there. Your hair looks amazing when you step out of the salon, but when you try to recreate the look yourself, it falls flat. What’s the deal?

Along with professional techniques and tools, the right styling products are key, says David Shablesky, Senior Education Development Manager at Moroccanoil. “Styling products, along with the tools and actions used to style your hair, are essential to recreating that in-salon style. Styling products create the foundation for all styling goals—they provide, create and maintain direction, shape, smoothness, volume and hold.”

Want to know more about how to use styling products? Read on for David’s expert tips, featuring three of our most popular stylers.

Hydrating Styling Cream

Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream - How to Use Styling Products

“You can use Hydrating Styling Cream to provide soft hold while blow-drying. Alternately, apply to dry, styled hair for frizz control and an ultra-smooth finish. It will help anyone with fine, sparse, frizzy hair reach their goal of having a smooth, frizz-free finish without weighing the hair down.”

Smoothing Lotion

Moroccanoil Smoothing Lotion - How to Use Styling Products

“You can use Smoothing Lotion to create an ultra-smooth, sleek result. When paired with a boar bristle or ceramic paddle brush, it can help you reach their goal of smoothness, while providing frizz-free control throughout the day.”

Pro tip! David says Smoothing Lotion and Hydrating Styling Cream can be combined: “Use Smoothing Lotion while blow-drying. Apply Hydrating Styling Cream to dry, styled hair for the best, lasting smoothness and control.”

Curl Defining Cream

Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream - How to Use Styling Products

“You can use Curl Defining Cream to define natural curl without weighing the hair down or to create an unnatural heaviness. It will help anyone with frizzy curls reach their goal of a frizz-free finish with a soft, lasting hold.”

Looking for more tips? Find out more about how to use styling products —including volumizers, frizz fighters, and dry stylershere.