Contrary to popular belief, styling wax isn’t just for men. And since we’re dispelling myths, we’d also like to add that not all styling waxes leave a tacky residue on your hair. Actually, most do quite the opposite: they can leave your hair feeling smoother and looking shinier, too. Want to find out what other amazing things styling wax can do for your hair? Read on, but be warned: you may become hooked on hair wax before you know it!
5 Useful things you can do with styling wax
1. Hold styles
Got a choppy pixie crop, or want to rock a mohawk? Styling wax will be your new BFF. Known for their immense holding power, hair waxes are the perfect styling product to use if you want a long-lasting hold. But they’re not just for short hair: you can use them to help hold the shape of curls, or style long hair into updos, too. Plus, they’re pliable, making them super easy to use. It’s no wonder salon and session stylists everywhere are obsessed with them.
2. Add texture
Whether you want to define your curls, separate your layers, or make your cut look more choppy, styling wax has got your back. Its flexible formula means you can play around with your hair until you’ve achieved the desired amount of texture and definition. Also, most hair waxes are small and compact, so you can pop them into your handbag and touch up your style on-the-go. No more worrying about your hairstyle coming undone during the day!
Tip: to make your style look edgier, opt for a styling wax that leaves a matte finish on your hair, like the TIGI Bed Head Manipulator Matte (£17.50*).
3. Protect against humidity
We’re sure you can all agree that rainy British weather seems to always be working against our hair (sigh) – and don’t even get us started the on the effect of humidity on our neatly-styled ‘dos! But fear not: another bonus of styling wax is that it can also protect against humidity, meaning your hair won’t frizz up as soon as you step outside. Try the TIGI S-Factor Creamy Molding Wax (£17.45*), which has been specially made to help defend against high humidity – yay!
4. Smooth flyaways
Want to style your hair into a sleek updo? You’re in luck: styling waxes are super versatile – and you can use them to help smooth down those pesky flyaways, too. For a slick, polished look, apply a small amount (approximately a 10p-sized piece) of styling wax to your hair once you’ve styled it into place. Remember: with hair wax, a little goes a long way, so use sparingly!
5. Add shine
It’s not just hair serums and oils that can make your hair appear shinier. The right hair wax will help to add shine to dull tresses, too – and all without leaving your strands feeling sticky! Try the VO5 Classic Texture Soft Moulding Wax (£2.99*) if you’re after added shine as well as texture.
*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.