What are styling creams and how do you use them?
- Styling cream vs gels – what’s the difference?
- Why use a styling cream?
With so many styling products available on the market, it can be overwhelming trying to find ones that work for you and your styling needs. If you find yourself constantly searching for a hair styling product that’s suited to you and want to end the constant trial and error, we’re here to demystify one particular product: styling creams.
Also known as a combing cream, these products are applied during the styling process to help you achieve your own style, while bringing a wealth of other benefits too. If this sounds like something you’ve been waiting for, then read on to find out more.
Styling cream vs gels – what’s the difference?
One of the most common questions around styling creams is how they differ from gels. While they’re both used during the styling process, the results that they give are not the same.
Styling creams offer a variety of benefits such as taming frizz, adding a light hold, boosting shine, and are great for styling medium to long hair length. Styling gels ,on the other hand, provide your hair with a steady hold and a harder finish, and are more commonly used for styling shorter hair.
Why use a styling cream?
Let’s take a closer look at some of the benefits that styling cream can bring to your hair to keep it looking voluminous, healthy and protected, enabling you to take on the day looking and feeling your best.
Adds lasting moisture
A styling cream usually has a creamy consistency and is designed to help to style and shape your hair. Plus, due to its rich consistency, it acts as a hydrating hair cream that is able to impart extra nourishment and moisture, making them ideal for those with hair prone to dryness and breakage.
When your hair is suffering from frizz, try a combing cream like the TRESemmé Curl Hydrate Combing CreamLink opens in a new window. It’s one our best hair styling creams because it provides optimal hydration while simultaneously detangles and tames frizz leaving you with soft, defined and flawless curls.
For those with fine hair, your main goal is likely to be adding shape and volume. Luckily, by adding a hair volumizing cream to your routine you can easily achieve fuller-looking hair. We suggest using a lightweight styling cream that will help you build body and bounce, adding natural-looking movement into your style.
Holds your curls
Unlike other curl products, like a styling mousse , styling creams leave a softer hold allowing for more movement, which is just what you want from your gorgeous curls.
If your curls have a tendency to become frizzy and are prone to flyaways, a styling cream would make an excellent addition to your daily hair styling routine. Try our TRESemmé Curl Hydrating Curling CrèmeLink opens in a new window, which is an anti-frizz hair cream designed to moisturize and define your curls, leaving them frizz free and feeling beautifully soft. Apply a generous amount to damp or dry hair, scrunching your hair with a microfiber towel or your hands.
Now you’re aware of the various ways you can use a styling cream, you can integrate them into your day-to-day routine and ensure your hair remains nourished and hydrated. When your hair looks its best, you can seize the day feeling confidence and empowered.