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How to Layer Styling Products Fresh Out of the Shower, According to a Celeb Colorist

Much like skincare, there’s a science behind how to layer hair care products. Gone are the days when shampoo, conditioner and a generous application of Morroconoil made it a done deal. Now, there are more steps than we know what to do with and more products than we ever knew we could possibly need.

If you feel overwhelmed every time you step out of the shower, you’re not alone. Once you’re done with your pre-wash or scalp scrub, shampoo and conditioner, we’ve got a list of what to tackle next. Keep reading for celeb colorist (and Biolage Global Ambassador) Sunnie Brook‘s official order of how to layer hair products freshly out of the shower.

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Towel Blot

Before you begin your layering process, first thing’s first! “After you shower, towel blot your hair so that about 50-60 percent of the moisture is gone,” Brook advises to Mane Addicts. “It’s important to remove some of the water in your hair before applying products so you get the most out of them. I usually towel blot, then do my skincare routine and blot again.” 

Leave-In Conditioner

Once you’re ready to get down to it, you’ll want to start with a leave-in conditioner. “I like using Biolage All-In-One because it not only heals split ends, but also controls frizz and acts as a heat protectant before using heat tools,” Brook says. “It’s also good for all hair types and textures.”

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The next type of product you layer on will depend on your hair texture and desired style results.  

Cream, Then Oil

“If you have medium-to-thick wavy or curly hair, you may want to layer on a cream and then an oil,” Brook says.

Heat Protectant, Mousse + Texture

Next up, if your leave-in doesn’t have heat protection mixed in, it’s important to apply that, too. From there, you can apply styling cream and mousse. And then finish with beach or texture spray (obviously depending on what look you’re trying to achieve).

Speaking of hair products, HERE‘s why you should incorporate rose hip oil into your routine!

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