What is Hair Texture?
The term “texture”, regarding hair, is used to describe the thickness of each individual hair strand (fine, medium or thick).
The term “texturizer” can have different meanings:
In chemical services, a hair texturizer refers to a chemical product designed to slightly relax tightly coiled curls, giving them more of a wave pattern.
In this post, the term “texturizer” refers to styling products that are used for adding texture, volume and definition to your locks.
Why Use a Hair Texturizer?
There are many good reasons to include hair texturizers in your hair care routine. They add textured definition to your hair without making it look hard or sticky, unlike when using hairspray.
- If you have thick, sleek hair that sits flat on your head, you want to use a texturizer to give life back to your hair and define your layers.
- If you have fine, straight hair that feels boring and limp, you need a texturizer to keep your strands from falling flat.
- If your hair is thin, a texturizing product will help reinforce some volume and give it a fuller look.
- A texturizer helps hold a style in place throughout the day without losing movement or being stiff.
- A hair texturizer is a miracle product if you need something to give body and definition to your short, very fine, straight hair. If you are a man with short hair, this product will add some texture and help you get separate strands of hair.
- If you have highlighted, short hair, you may want a texturizer to make your highlights stand out more.
- You need texturizer to tame frizz and fly-aways without leaving the hair feeling greasy or sticky.
- If you prefer a messy beach look for your hair, texturizing products can give your hair lift to get that sexy, tousled look within a matter of minutes.
- If your hair is unmanageable, you need texturizer to give your hair grip and texture, making it easier to style. Hair texturizers can improve hair manageability and cut down your styling time.
- When applied to hair before heat styling, hair texturizer helps maintain your style until the next shampoo.
- If you have trouble curling your straight hair, apply a texturizing spray prior to using a curling iron. This will help your curls stay longer, giving them movement and a more natural look.
Hair Texturizing Products
Texturizer products are gaining in popularity because they give flat, limp hair touchable volume and texture. Texturizing products help maintain hair shape, without freezing it in place, as most hairsprays do. They give you a brushable hold, so you can run your fingers through your hair and it returns to its shape.
Texturizing paste works great for short hair. It is good for separating hair into random pieces, achieving a stunning, messy look. It provides flexible texture and makes your fine hair appear thicker. This product is also suitable for men’s styles.
Use it after blow drying, as a finishing styling aid, to separate hair and give it more definition. Rub a small amount between your hands and run it through the layers of hair. Use your fingertips to pull the pieces of hair in different directions, achieving the look you want.
If you have very fine or thin hair, instead use it before blow drying to add more volume.
If you have fine hair, a texturizing mist is recommended as a lightweight product that gives you texture and fullness without being heavy. A texturizing mist gives defined texture and soft fullness to fine hair. Use this product on towel dried hair, before blow-drying, to boost the fullness and add texture and definition to your hair. It makes hair easy to style and keeps the humidity at bay.
To get well-defined, bouncy curls, finish with a curling iron.
Reapply texturizing mist to dry hair to redefine texture and refresh your style.
Dry Texturizing Spray
Dry texturizing spray partially works as a dry shampoo, keeping hair looking fresh between washes. It absorbs oil at the roots, giving volume and “oomph” to flat hair. This product offers a bit more hold than a dry shampoo. It also gives hair a flexible grip, allowing for easy styling and restyling.
A dry texturizing spray works best on straight hair that needs some texture and messiness. This is the right product if you need something to refresh dirty or limp hair by adding volume to it. It is perfect for adding more body to a bun or ponytail.
To enhance volume, flip your hair upside down and spray.
To give hair volume at the roots, spray the product on at the roots and massage in a circular motion to mess it. Use a comb to lightly tease your tresses for volume.
Spray on dry hair, after styling, to hold lift and fullness and keep hair from getting oily.
Use prior to curling or braiding your hair to help the braids hold or to achieve long-lasting curls.
Dry shampoo absorbs excess oils and keeps your locks looking fresh between washes. It also gives texture and revives straight hair’s bounce and volume.
To revive dirty hair, spray the roots with quick, short sprays while holding sections of your hair upright. Hold the spray about 10 inches away from your scalp. Massage your hair with your fingers or comb through to disperse the product.
To create more texture and body, flip your head upside down and blast the dry shampoo throughout your hair.
Use a dry shampoo to create gritty body and texture prior to styling an updo, bun or braid.
Sea Salt Sprays
Sea salt hair sprays create volume and give a wavy, tousled texture to your hair. This is the quickest way to have a summery hairstyle without swimming in the ocean.
Salt sprays work best for people with naturally wavy hair.
If you have thick, mostly straight hair, sea salt spray helps achieve a more texturized look with some natural messiness.
If you have short hair, you can use sea salt spray to get messy texture and volume.
If your hair doesn’t hold the curl, spray some sea salt spray, before using a curling iron, to create more natural looking, longer lasting curls.
For wild, beachy texture, apply sea salt spray to towel-dried hair, tousle and let your locks air dry.
To enhance waves, apply sea salt spray generously onto damp hair and tousle with fingers.
To boost volume, spray sea salt spray liberally onto damp hair prior to blow-drying. To achieve a wavy, messy look, use the diffuser and run it through your hair in a gentle, circular motion.
Reapply sea salt spray to dry hair to redefine texture and bring waves back to life.
The main downside of salt sprays is that they tend to strip moisture from your hair because salt attracts water molecules. Certain brands of sea salt sprays contain special ingredients to balance moisture.
If you have dry or keratin-treated hair, you might want to skip salt sprays and check out a sugar spray. Unlike sea salt, sugar cane extract has a conditioning effect and will not dry out your hair. A texturizing spray with sugar cane extract gives your hair body, texture, and hold.
Apply a sugar spray to damp hair, before blow drying, to create volume and texture. Use on dry hair, after styling, to lock a style in place. To get messy waves, spray sugar spray onto the body of your hair, skipping the roots, then scrunch your hair with your hands.