Tutorial: How to Style Your Hair with Gel

Gel out, hair up.

Looking for a new way to style your short-to-medium-length hair? Why not add some shape to your with a mini pompadour. A variation of the popular pompadour hairstyle of the ’50s, this smaller version is a good way to delve into this trend without having to rock a full big head of hair. The beauty of this look (other than it’s obvious cool factor) is how easy it is to create. Seriously, you don’t have to do all that much. All you need is some hair gel and a comb and you’re good-to-go. Read on to learn how to style your hair with gel to create the ever stylish, mini pompadour.

How to Style Your Hair with Gel


Start clean.

Before you add any product to your hair be sure to start clean by washing and conditioning your hair. Short on time? Go the 2-in-1 route to nourish and moisture your hair in no time with the Dove Men+Care Complete Care Fortifying 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner.


Add water.

After you wash your hair, or if you have second-day hair, spritz some water throughout your locks.


Comb hair.

Comb your hair back to evenly distribute the natural oils in your hair and the water.


Distribute the gel.

Use a dollop of hair gel like the Axe Spiked-Up Look: Extreme Hold Gel that you evenly distribute throughout your locks. Use a comb to make sure that you cover your entire head.


Create your shape.

With your comb, make sure the sides are slick as you create some shape towards your crown.


Create your part.

Create a part using a comb. This can be towards either side, depending on your preference.


Create volume.

Using your comb, work towards the front of your hair to create a mini pompadour.


Enhance length

Enhance the length of your mini pompadour with your comb. Your trusty gel will keep this look in place.


Final look!

You’re good to go! Rock out with your killer and super easy style.

Ready to get styling with some hair gel?

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