2 Easy Styles We Love to Create Using Hair Gel Products

How to upgrade your go-to hairstyles.

Hair gel products aren’t just for the curly haired girls and style-conscious guys. There are two classic styles that are high on our list of favorite hairstyles that look just a touch more polished when paired with the right hair gel products. Hair gel is like the magic wand of hair care: just a penny-sized amount goes a long way when it comes to streamlining your style and rocking hair that looks sleek and full of shine and luster. Learn how to use hair gel the right way and you’re one step closer to the hair you’ve seen on glossy magazine pages for years. Read on to learn how to take two classic styles up a notch by using hair gel products.

2 Easy Styles to Create Using Hair Gel Products

brunette and blonde women wear styles created with hair gel products
Classic styles get an instant upgrade.

1. Three-Strand Braid

The classic three-strand braid gets a major makeover when you run some hair gel throughout your hair before you start braiding. The Nexxus New York Salon Care Diametress Volume Lavish Body Gel Spray is the ideal product to add volume to your hair to amp up your braid while still giving your hair some hold. That means you can pull out the strands that you want hanging loose for a softer look while making sure your braid doesn’t fall out altogether.

2. Sleek High Ponytail

Get that red-carpet high ponytail that you’ve been seeing splashed across your Instagram feed. The secret to creating a ponytail that looks sleek is to comb a strong hold hair gel throughout your strands as you create your ponytail. Apply a little bit of the Bed Head by TIGI Hard Head Mohawk Gel on the top of your hair and use a comb to gather your hair into a high ponytail. This hair gel dries quickly so you have to move fast with this style. Secure the ponytail with a hair tie and give it an optional spritz of the Dove Style + Care Extra Hold Hairspray for extra security.

Looking for more hairstyles to create using hair gel products? Check out our guide to finding the best hair gel for your hair type.

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