Monday, March 11, 2019
What is a Hair Primer...and...Why do you need it?
Primers in haircare, as in skincare, are designed to create an even base surface. Used alone or prior to applying other styling products, they create a weightless, humidity-resistant shield that works as a beautifying barrier to humidity, airborne dirt particles, and oil from the scalp. The benefit to using one is your style lasts longer due to its ability to resist the moisture disruption, and it helps your hair stay cleaner longer. Some additional perks of using a primer: it protects the hair from heat styling, conditions it, and helps give it shine and smoothness for a healthy appearance.
What hair types does hair primer work best on? Are there any hair types on which it wouldn’t work?
It turns out it’s pretty universal. There’s a primer out there for any particular hair type or concern. Primers are the foundation of any hairstyle. Some add more shine if your hair is dry and dull, others provide detangling aid for knotty hair.
How do you use it?
It’s easy. After using shampoo and conditioner, add a dime-sized amount of primer to your hands, then run them through your damp hair. You can use the product solo or as a first layer under your regular styling aids before air-drying or heat styling. Using a primer on wet hair before blow drying is best, especially one that protects against heat.
Are there styles that work best with the product?
In short, yes. Primer works to preserve all styles, but its value is especially noticed on styles that tend to fall/fail quickly: smooth blow-outs, curling iron sets etc. What about girls with curls? Your shampoo and conditioner are the key to getting the most out of your particular type of hair. If you use a wave hair primer spray, for example, it’s a good idea to use products that encourage and work with your natural texture to ultimately help with frizz and shape.
How often should you use primer?
We advise using the product for every styling session that starts with damp hair. It’s just that easy!