MYAVANA Glossary

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Pre-Poo - Process where conditioner (or another moisturizing agent) is placed on the hair prior to shampooing

  • Process to prepare your hair for shampooing
  • Can be clarifying like a scrub or apple cider vinegar rinse or moisturizing like an oil treatment or masque to better support the hair during the cleansing process
  • Clarifying ones should only be used about once a month whereas moisturizing ones can be used more frequently considerate of hair type (i.e. fine hair could be weighed down if used before every shampoo)

Pre-Poo - Process where conditioner (or another moisturizing agent) is placed on the hair prior to shampooing

  • Process to prepare your hair for shampooing
  • Can be clarifying like a scrub or apple cider vinegar rinse or moisturizing like an oil treatment or masque to better support the hair during the cleansing process
  • Clarifying ones should only be used about once a month whereas moisturizing ones can be used more frequently considerate of hair type (i.e. fine hair could be weighed down if used before every shampoo)

Scalp Care Cleanse

  • Solutions that target the scalp and help to exfoliate and clean the skin and follicles
  • Also referred to as Scalp Detox that helps to remove products and skin
  • There are products that use textured materials like sugar to physically scrub and products that use formulation to chemically degrade and remove buildup - both should be worked in by massage whether with hands or scalp massager tool

Scalp Care Cleanse

  • Solutions that target the scalp and help to exfoliate and clean the skin and follicles
  • Also referred to as Scalp Detox that helps to remove products and skin
  • There are products that use textured materials like sugar to physically scrub and products that use formulation to chemically degrade and remove buildup - both should be worked in by massage whether with hands or scalp massager tool

Detox Shampoo

  • Shampoo that breaks through dirt, oil, and build-up and help flush them out of the hair and scalp
  • Designed to remove impurities and absorb the excess oil and dirt typically using natural ingredients such as activated charcoal or apple cider vinegar
  • used for extreme/ massive product buildup

Detox Shampoo

  • Shampoo that breaks through dirt, oil, and build-up and help flush them out of the hair and scalp
  • Designed to remove impurities and absorb the excess oil and dirt typically using natural ingredients such as activated charcoal or apple cider vinegar
  • used for extreme/ massive product buildup

Clarifying Shampoo

  • Shampoo designed to get hair clean by removing oil, dirt, and buildup from products, water, and air pollutants
  • Typically use synthetic ingredients–surfactants– that can be drying with overuse
  • Ideally used 1 to 2 times a week or less frequent

Clarifying Shampoo

  • Shampoo designed to get hair clean by removing oil, dirt, and buildup from products, water, and air pollutants
  • Typically use synthetic ingredients–surfactants– that can be drying with overuse
  • Ideally used 1 to 2 times a week or less frequent

Hydrating Shampoo

  • "Shampoo that adds moisture to the hair 
  • Hydration is internal so adding moisture to the medulla and cortex of the hair strand, more penetrable
  • Moisture without weighing down the hair "

Hydrating Shampoo

  • "Shampoo that adds moisture to the hair 
  • Hydration is internal so adding moisture to the medulla and cortex of the hair strand, more penetrable
  • Moisture without weighing down the hair "

Moisturizing Shampoo

  • "Shampoo designed to support the hair during the cleansing process and nourishes the cuticle to prevent loss of natural moisture
  • Can be classified as daily use shampoos (pertinent to hair type)
  • Could also be known as Conditioning Shampoo"
  • Repairing/Strengthening Shampoo "Shampoo formulated to strengthen hair and protect it from future damage and breakage 
  • Typically has more hydrating ingredients and acidic/lower pH to smooth down cuticle layer to protect strands "

Moisturizing Shampoo

  • "Shampoo designed to support the hair during the cleansing process and nourishes the cuticle to prevent loss of natural moisture
  • Can be classified as daily use shampoos (pertinent to hair type)
  • Could also be known as Conditioning Shampoo"
  • Repairing/Strengthening Shampoo "Shampoo formulated to strengthen hair and protect it from future damage and breakage 
  • Typically has more hydrating ingredients and acidic/lower pH to smooth down cuticle layer to protect strands "

Color Care Shampoo

  • "Shampoo that works to preserve added hair color while removing any staining of the scalp
  • Typically has a higher pH due to difference in chemistry of colored hair 
  • Higher moisture levels to help protect hair due to how it's compromised during coloring process"

Color Care Shampoo

  • "Shampoo that works to preserve added hair color while removing any staining of the scalp
  • Typically has a higher pH due to difference in chemistry of colored hair 
  • Higher moisture levels to help protect hair due to how it's compromised during coloring process"

Color Enhance Shampoo

  • "Shampoo that contains depositing dyes that help give hair color a short-term boost
  • Helps replenish the colors lost over time from cleansing, heat, or environment
  • Uses complementary colors to combat unwanted tones
  • Could also be known as Color Depositing Shampoos"

Color Enhance Shampoo

  • "Shampoo that contains depositing dyes that help give hair color a short-term boost
  • Helps replenish the colors lost over time from cleansing, heat, or environment
  • Uses complementary colors to combat unwanted tones
  • Could also be known as Color Depositing Shampoos"

Curl Care Shampoo

  • "Shampoo formulated to gently remove buildup while maintaining moisture and integrity of curls
  • Very hydrating to better support curls given they are more prone to dryness
  • Help maximize curliness by removing build-up that may weigh down the hair and support cuticle to increase shine and moisture 
  • Also classified as Curl Shampoo or Curl Enhancing Shampoo"

Curl Care Shampoo

  • "Shampoo formulated to gently remove buildup while maintaining moisture and integrity of curls
  • Very hydrating to better support curls given they are more prone to dryness
  • Help maximize curliness by removing build-up that may weigh down the hair and support cuticle to increase shine and moisture 
  • Also classified as Curl Shampoo or Curl Enhancing Shampoo"

Dry Shampoo

  • "Shampoo to be used without water composed of an alcohol or starch to absorb and remove excess oil and dirt
  • Refreshes roots, hair, and scalp to provide fresher appearance and feel 
  • Can use daily - often used after workouts or intense sweat"

Dry Shampoo

  • "Shampoo to be used without water composed of an alcohol or starch to absorb and remove excess oil and dirt
  • Refreshes roots, hair, and scalp to provide fresher appearance and feel 
  • Can use daily - often used after workouts or intense sweat"

Smoothing Shampoo

  • "Shampoo that helps to reinforce the cuticle to provide a sleek finish
  • Helps reduce/contain frizz
  • Deposits heavier conditioning agents to help weigh down and smoothen hair
  • C"Shampoo made of light-weight ingredients designed to make the hair appear more full
  • Designed to help lift the hair

Smoothing Shampoo

  • "Shampoo that helps to reinforce the cuticle to provide a sleek finish
  • Helps reduce/contain frizz
  • Deposits heavier conditioning agents to help weigh down and smoothen hair
  • C"Shampoo made of light-weight ingredients designed to make the hair appear more full
  • Designed to help lift the hair

Volumizing Shampoo

Sometimes used interchangeably with Thickening Shampoo - however thickening shampoos actually try to improve thickness of strands using proteins, etc."

Volumizing Shampoo

Sometimes used interchangeably with Thickening Shampoo - however thickening shampoos actually try to improve thickness of strands using proteins, etc."

Shampoo for Thinning Hair

  • "Shampoos that slow hair loss and/or promote hair regrowth
  • Some work by blocking DHT to slow down the hair loss process
  • Could also be categorized as Hair Loss Shampoo
  • Hair Loss Shampoos can target scalp inflammation to help reduce hair loss
  • Prescription Hair Loss/Thinning Shampoos typically use ketoconazole" could also be known as Straightening Shampoos"

Shampoo for Thinning Hair

  • "Shampoos that slow hair loss and/or promote hair regrowth
  • Some work by blocking DHT to slow down the hair loss process
  • Could also be categorized as Hair Loss Shampoo
  • Hair Loss Shampoos can target scalp inflammation to help reduce hair loss
  • Prescription Hair Loss/Thinning Shampoos typically use ketoconazole" could also be known as Straightening Shampoos"

Color Care Conditioner

  • "Conditioners formulated for colored hair that help prevent hair from damage and premature fading
  • Has ingredients that coat the hair to protect it 
  • Accommodates for different chemistry of colored hair 
  • High in moisture content "
  • Color Enhance Conditioner "Conditioners designed to enhance shine and hair color by adding tones to the hair
  • Eliminate unwanted tones 
  • Help to enhance hair's natural hair color or added color
  • Also known as or similar to Color Depositing Conditioners "

Color Care Conditioner

  • "Conditioners formulated for colored hair that help prevent hair from damage and premature fading
  • Has ingredients that coat the hair to protect it 
  • Accommodates for different chemistry of colored hair 
  • High in moisture content "
  • Color Enhance Conditioner "Conditioners designed to enhance shine and hair color by adding tones to the hair
  • Eliminate unwanted tones 
  • Help to enhance hair's natural hair color or added color
  • Also known as or similar to Color Depositing Conditioners "

Co-Wash

  • "Technique involving washing the hair with conditioner only
  • Can be alternated with traditional shampoo washing to prevent over drying the hair 
  • Term Co-Wash can refer to product (conditioner wash/ cleansing conditioner) or method (washing your hair with conditioner)"

Co-Wash

  • "Technique involving washing the hair with conditioner only
  • Can be alternated with traditional shampoo washing to prevent over drying the hair 
  • Term Co-Wash can refer to product (conditioner wash/ cleansing conditioner) or method (washing your hair with conditioner)"

Curl Care Conditioner

  • "Conditioner specifically formulated for curly hair 
  • Incorporates moisturizing agents that best support curly hair 
  • Can help support better curl definition and eliminating frizz"
  • Coil Care Conditioner "Conditioner specifically formulated with coils in mind
  • High in hydrating and moisturizing agents to nourish coils that cannot get natural moisture from root to tip easily
  • Supports better manageability "

Curl Care Conditioner

  • "Conditioner specifically formulated for curly hair 
  • Incorporates moisturizing agents that best support curly hair 
  • Can help support better curl definition and eliminating frizz"
  • Coil Care Conditioner "Conditioner specifically formulated with coils in mind
  • High in hydrating and moisturizing agents to nourish coils that cannot get natural moisture from root to tip easily
  • Supports better manageability "

Hydrating Conditioner

  • "Conditioners made to hydrate the hair and promote long term nourishment and shine
  • Deeper penetration and applies to inner hair layers 
  • Promotes moisture absorption and retention"

Hydrating Conditioner

  • "Conditioners made to hydrate the hair and promote long term nourishment and shine
  • Deeper penetration and applies to inner hair layers 
  • Promotes moisture absorption and retention"

Moisturizing Conditioner

  • "Conditioner that hydrates and nourishes hair root to tip and helps the hair to maintain moisture by targeting outer layers
  • Help restore the oil, nutrients, and moisture that is lost from regular shampooing
  • Best used for moderately dry, curly, or thick hair as these hair types need extra moisture"
  • Repairing/Strengthening Treatments "Treatments that penetrate the hair shaft to improve integrity of hair structure and increase moisture
  • Formulated for damaged, over-processed, highlighted, weak, or brittle hair
  • Deliver sebum-like lipids and proteins to lubricate and strengthen strands 
  • Could also be classified as fortifying conditioners"

Moisturizing Conditioner

  • "Conditioner that hydrates and nourishes hair root to tip and helps the hair to maintain moisture by targeting outer layers
  • Help restore the oil, nutrients, and moisture that is lost from regular shampooing
  • Best used for moderately dry, curly, or thick hair as these hair types need extra moisture"
  • Repairing/Strengthening Treatments "Treatments that penetrate the hair shaft to improve integrity of hair structure and increase moisture
  • Formulated for damaged, over-processed, highlighted, weak, or brittle hair
  • Deliver sebum-like lipids and proteins to lubricate and strengthen strands 
  • Could also be classified as fortifying conditioners"

Repairing/Strengthening Treatments

  • Treatments that penetrate the hair shaft to improve integrity of hair structure and increase moisture
  • Formulated for damaged, over-processed, highlighted, weak, or brittle hair
  • Deliver sebum-like lipids and proteins to lubricate and strengthen strands 
  • Could also be classified as fortifying conditioners"

Repairing/Strengthening Treatments

  • Treatments that penetrate the hair shaft to improve integrity of hair structure and increase moisture
  • Formulated for damaged, over-processed, highlighted, weak, or brittle hair
  • Deliver sebum-like lipids and proteins to lubricate and strengthen strands 
  • Could also be classified as fortifying conditioners"

Scalp Care Conditioner

  • "Conditioners designed for supporting the health of the scalp (dryness, dandruff, itching,sensitivity, etc.)
  • Can be used on both hair and scalp skin 
  • Typically includes soothing ingredients that also support and balance healthy microbiome on the scalp"

Scalp Care Conditioner

  • "Conditioners designed for supporting the health of the scalp (dryness, dandruff, itching,sensitivity, etc.)
  • Can be used on both hair and scalp skin 
  • Typically includes soothing ingredients that also support and balance healthy microbiome on the scalp"

Smoothing Conditioner

  • "Conditioners that seal and coat the cuticle (using ingredients like butters and oils)
  • Effective to tame frizz and prep hair for heat styling/straight hairstyles 
  • Controls flyaways by locking in moisture 
  • Can help to enhance natural texture"

Smoothing Conditioner

  • "Conditioners that seal and coat the cuticle (using ingredients like butters and oils)
  • Effective to tame frizz and prep hair for heat styling/straight hairstyles 
  • Controls flyaways by locking in moisture 
  • Can help to enhance natural texture"

Volumizing Conditioner

  • "Designed to provide a lift and add body to the hair 
  • Lightweight and acidic to pump in moisture without weighing the hair down 
  • Help to close the cuticle so the hair can hold shape and volume and appear denser"

Volumizing Conditioner

  • "Designed to provide a lift and add body to the hair 
  • Lightweight and acidic to pump in moisture without weighing the hair down 
  • Help to close the cuticle so the hair can hold shape and volume and appear denser"

Thinning Conditioner

  • Conditioners that help reduce hair thinning and density loss
  • Can include stimulants to encourage new hair growth and moisturizers to protect health of remaining hair 
  • Also know as/similar to thickening conditioner, anti-thinning conditioner, etc.

Thinning Conditioner

  • Conditioners that help reduce hair thinning and density loss
  • Can include stimulants to encourage new hair growth and moisturizers to protect health of remaining hair 
  • Also know as/similar to thickening conditioner, anti-thinning conditioner, etc.

Protein Treatment (Strengthening)

  • "Similar to Repairing/Strengthening Conditioner in its goals 
  • Loaded with proteins to help fortify the strands and improve their structure 
  • Ideal for high porosity hair with compromised cuticles  or fine/medium textured hair that is lacking the inner medulla layer 
  • Add protein into hair shaft and help form protective barrier and support strand 
  • Used every few wash days as a boost "

Protein Treatment (Strengthening)

  • "Similar to Repairing/Strengthening Conditioner in its goals 
  • Loaded with proteins to help fortify the strands and improve their structure 
  • Ideal for high porosity hair with compromised cuticles  or fine/medium textured hair that is lacking the inner medulla layer 
  • Add protein into hair shaft and help form protective barrier and support strand 
  • Used every few wash days as a boost "

Mask/ Masque

  • Treatment that is highly concentrated with hair nutrients and formulated to penetrate the hair shaft 
  • Goes deeper than shampoos or conditioners and best to leave on the hair longer before rinsing 
  • Can be made improve hydration/moisture, rescue damaged hair, or support colored hair/even tones
  • Best if used 1-4 times a month depending on frequency of wash days

Mask/ Masque

  • Treatment that is highly concentrated with hair nutrients and formulated to penetrate the hair shaft 
  • Goes deeper than shampoos or conditioners and best to leave on the hair longer before rinsing 
  • Can be made improve hydration/moisture, rescue damaged hair, or support colored hair/even tones
  • Best if used 1-4 times a month depending on frequency of wash days

Liquid Leave-In Conditioner

  • A lightweight leave-in conditioning option that will not weigh the hair down
  • Conditioner in a liquid consistency that is applied after washing, conditioning, and treating that is meant to be left in for styling 
  • Added nourishment to the hair that helps to hydrate the hair, increase shine, ease detangling, protect hair, and aid in styling
  • Best for fine/medium textures, a more voluminous style, and warmer climate/seasons

Liquid Leave-In Conditioner

  • A lightweight leave-in conditioning option that will not weigh the hair down
  • Conditioner in a liquid consistency that is applied after washing, conditioning, and treating that is meant to be left in for styling 
  • Added nourishment to the hair that helps to hydrate the hair, increase shine, ease detangling, protect hair, and aid in styling
  • Best for fine/medium textures, a more voluminous style, and warmer climate/seasons

Cream Leave-In Conditioner

  • A heavier weight leave-in conditioning option that will can weigh the hair down
  • Conditioner in a cream consistency that is applied after washing, conditioning, and treating that is meant to be left in for styling 
  • Added nourishment to the hair that helps to moisturize the hair, control frizz, ease detangling, protect hair, and aid in styling
  • Best for medium/coarse textures, more sleek or condensed styles, and colder climate/seasons

Cream Leave-In Conditioner

  • A heavier weight leave-in conditioning option that will can weigh the hair down
  • Conditioner in a cream consistency that is applied after washing, conditioning, and treating that is meant to be left in for styling 
  • Added nourishment to the hair that helps to moisturize the hair, control frizz, ease detangling, protect hair, and aid in styling
  • Best for medium/coarse textures, more sleek or condensed styles, and colder climate/seasons

Serum Leave-In Conditioner

  • Similar to a liquid leave-in conditioner but a serum consistency 
  • Lightweight hydration and protection to be left in the hair after washing, conditioning, and treating
  • Added nourishment to the hair that helps to hydrate the hair, smooth the hair, coat and protect the hair, and aid in styling
  • Best leave-in option to use on wet hair prior to heat styling

Serum Leave-In Conditioner

  • Similar to a liquid leave-in conditioner but a serum consistency 
  • Lightweight hydration and protection to be left in the hair after washing, conditioning, and treating
  • Added nourishment to the hair that helps to hydrate the hair, smooth the hair, coat and protect the hair, and aid in styling
  • Best leave-in option to use on wet hair prior to heat styling

Detangler

  • Designed to lessen friction and improve slip to make for easy detangling of the hair
  • Light/medium weight hydration that targets the cuticle layer by acidifying to condense cuticles or coating in emollients 
  • Helps prevent mechanical damage from styling and hair tools and improve shine 
  • Improves overall manageability

Detangler

  • Designed to lessen friction and improve slip to make for easy detangling of the hair
  • Light/medium weight hydration that targets the cuticle layer by acidifying to condense cuticles or coating in emollients 
  • Helps prevent mechanical damage from styling and hair tools and improve shine 
  • Improves overall manageability

Coil Care Conditioner

  • "Conditioner specifically formulated with coils in mind
  • High in hydrating and moisturizing agents to nourish coils that cannot get natural moisture from root to tip easily
  • Supports better manageability "

Coil Care Conditioner

  • "Conditioner specifically formulated with coils in mind
  • High in hydrating and moisturizing agents to nourish coils that cannot get natural moisture from root to tip easily
  • Supports better manageability "

Blow Dry Cream

  • Cream designed to improve the blow dry process
  • Protects hair from heat, smooths cuticle to minimize frizz, and adds hydration to prevent over drying 
  • Can also help improve style memory and the time needed to blow dry
  • Applied to hair while still wet prior to a blow dry and can come in a variety of consistencies and weights

Blow Dry Cream

  • Cream designed to improve the blow dry process
  • Protects hair from heat, smooths cuticle to minimize frizz, and adds hydration to prevent over drying 
  • Can also help improve style memory and the time needed to blow dry
  • Applied to hair while still wet prior to a blow dry and can come in a variety of consistencies and weights

Curl Cream

  • Styling cream that enhances natural hair curl pattern and texture and support curl formation and moisturization
  • Best for textured hair (type 2,3, or 4, especially 3 & 4) and to be used right after wash to lock in moisture 
  • A medium/heavyweight option—curl lotions and serums are lightweight alternatives
  • Term can be used similarly to curl-defining cream

Curl Cream

  • Styling cream that enhances natural hair curl pattern and texture and support curl formation and moisturization
  • Best for textured hair (type 2,3, or 4, especially 3 & 4) and to be used right after wash to lock in moisture 
  • A medium/heavyweight option—curl lotions and serums are lightweight alternatives
  • Term can be used similarly to curl-defining cream

Custard

  • Meant to hydrate, increase shine, and help define curls
  • In between gel and cream in terms of consistency and formulated similar to gel but more natural, nourishing ingredients 
  • Typically comes in a tub and can be used post wash day for styling to create curl definition
  • Medium weight option—great for tighter hair types

Custard

  • Meant to hydrate, increase shine, and help define curls
  • In between gel and cream in terms of consistency and formulated similar to gel but more natural, nourishing ingredients 
  • Typically comes in a tub and can be used post wash day for styling to create curl definition
  • Medium weight option—great for tighter hair types

Defining Cream

  • Styling cream that helps to seal the hair into its natural curl and define 
  • Incorporates ingredients that richly hydrate curls and coat them in a thin film that smoothens while defining their shape
  • More ideal for elongation of curls 
  • Also known as curl-defining cream and sometimes referred to as a curl cream

Defining Cream

  • Styling cream that helps to seal the hair into its natural curl and define 
  • Incorporates ingredients that richly hydrate curls and coat them in a thin film that smoothens while defining their shape
  • More ideal for elongation of curls 
  • Also known as curl-defining cream and sometimes referred to as a curl cream

Gel

  • A water-based product designed to seal and form the hair while providing hold
  • Applied on wet hair and produces full results as it dries
  • Can be used to define curls or form hair into an alternative style (i.e. sleek look, etc.)
  • Can help add volume, shine, and provide long-lasting stay for a style

Gel

  • A water-based product designed to seal and form the hair while providing hold
  • Applied on wet hair and produces full results as it dries
  • Can be used to define curls or form hair into an alternative style (i.e. sleek look, etc.)
  • Can help add volume, shine, and provide long-lasting stay for a style

Gelee

  • A water-based product designed to seal and hydrate the hair during styling process
  • Similar to gel but typically a looser consistency with a flexible hydrating hold— can also act like a light conditioner 
  • Typically a more lightweight option

Gelee

  • A water-based product designed to seal and hydrate the hair during styling process
  • Similar to gel but typically a looser consistency with a flexible hydrating hold— can also act like a light conditioner 
  • Typically a more lightweight option

Mousse

  • Foam consistency styling product 
  • The most lightweight styling option— ideal for voluminous styling or for lower porosity strands that are not easily penetrated
  • Provides hold and definition of gel and hydration of a curl cream without stiffness nor weighing the hair down 
  • Enriched with hydrating and nourishing ingredients

Mousse

  • Foam consistency styling product 
  • The most lightweight styling option— ideal for voluminous styling or for lower porosity strands that are not easily penetrated
  • Provides hold and definition of gel and hydration of a curl cream without stiffness nor weighing the hair down 
  • Enriched with hydrating and nourishing ingredients

Setting Lotion

  • Liquid product applied to damp hair during styling process to help lock in the style
  • Coats the strand to prevent over-drying but once dry it helps seal out any moisture to hold the style
  • Can come as a liquid to pour and distribute over hair or as a spray/mist
  • Provides a firm hold so traditionally used for roller sets - can also be used for twists, etc.

Setting Lotion

  • Liquid product applied to damp hair during styling process to help lock in the style
  • Coats the strand to prevent over-drying but once dry it helps seal out any moisture to hold the style
  • Can come as a liquid to pour and distribute over hair or as a spray/mist
  • Provides a firm hold so traditionally used for roller sets - can also be used for twists, etc.

Balm

  • Solid consistency but softens into an oil-like consistency when warmed (in hands)
  • Styling product used on dry hair to provide a light hold and shine to the hair
  • Heavy-weight styling option
  • Typically includes ingredients like shea butter, waxes, essential oils, etc.

Balm

  • Solid consistency but softens into an oil-like consistency when warmed (in hands)
  • Styling product used on dry hair to provide a light hold and shine to the hair
  • Heavy-weight styling option
  • Typically includes ingredients like shea butter, waxes, essential oils, etc.

Butter (Dry)

  • Nourishing, oil-based dry styling product that helps to seal in moisture
  • Similar texture to a cream and can be formulated at a variety of weights 
  • Rich in saturated fats so can easily penetrate the hair strand

Butter (Dry)

  • Nourishing, oil-based dry styling product that helps to seal in moisture
  • Similar texture to a cream and can be formulated at a variety of weights 
  • Rich in saturated fats so can easily penetrate the hair strand

Heat Protection

  • Products that contain chemicals and compounds that help provide a barrier between the hair and the heat source (heat styling tools, UV, etc.)
  • Can come as a spray/mist, serum, lotion, or cream
  • Applied to dry or wet hair prior to heat styling 
  • Help to seal in moisture
  • There are some natural oils that can help serve as heat protectors

Heat Protection

  • Products that contain chemicals and compounds that help provide a barrier between the hair and the heat source (heat styling tools, UV, etc.)
  • Can come as a spray/mist, serum, lotion, or cream
  • Applied to dry or wet hair prior to heat styling 
  • Help to seal in moisture
  • There are some natural oils that can help serve as heat protectors

Hydrating Lotion

  • Light-weight cream consistency styling product that is used on dry hair
  • Can be used up to daily to help moisturize and improve manageability "
  • Hair Milk (Dry) "Medium-weight, silky styling product — typically a cream 
  • Helps to detangle, protect hair, and increase shine
  • Combines the benefits of a leave-in conditioner and a detangler

Hydrating Lotion

  • Light-weight cream consistency styling product that is used on dry hair
  • Can be used up to daily to help moisturize and improve manageability "
  • Hair Milk (Dry) "Medium-weight, silky styling product — typically a cream 
  • Helps to detangle, protect hair, and increase shine
  • Combines the benefits of a leave-in conditioner and a detangler

Oil (Dry Styling)

  • "Protects and coats the strands 
  • Can be pure or a formulated mixed oil 
  • Helps fight frizz, increase shine, and can add weight
  • Also oils designed for scalp care

Oil (Dry Styling)

  • "Protects and coats the strands 
  • Can be pure or a formulated mixed oil 
  • Helps fight frizz, increase shine, and can add weight
  • Also oils designed for scalp care

Moisture Cream

  • Water-based cream used on dry hair for maintenance and styling 
  • Aids in keeping the hair hydrated and retain moisture levels in between washes
  • Uses hydrophilic and hydrophobic molecules to both draw moisture in the strands while creating a barrier that prevents it from escaping
  • Best for hair with higher porosities

Moisture Cream

  • Water-based cream used on dry hair for maintenance and styling 
  • Aids in keeping the hair hydrated and retain moisture levels in between washes
  • Uses hydrophilic and hydrophobic molecules to both draw moisture in the strands while creating a barrier that prevents it from escaping
  • Best for hair with higher porosities

Pomade

  • Oil or water based styling product used to form hair into slick, neat styles
  • Makes the hair moldable and have high shine
  • Marketed more towards male hair styling 
  • Ideal for thicker hair types because of heavy weight and to be used with a comb to help shape the hair

Pomade

  • Oil or water based styling product used to form hair into slick, neat styles
  • Makes the hair moldable and have high shine
  • Marketed more towards male hair styling 
  • Ideal for thicker hair types because of heavy weight and to be used with a comb to help shape the hair

Serum Styler/ Elixir

  • Serum consistency styling product that can be formulated to treat a variety of hair concerns
  • Used to treat hair at the surface 
  • Lightweight and applied in small amounts

Serum Styler/ Elixir

  • Serum consistency styling product that can be formulated to treat a variety of hair concerns
  • Used to treat hair at the surface 
  • Lightweight and applied in small amounts

Edge Control

  • Gel or wax consistency styling product that is designed to tame and style the hairline and delicate/ baby hairs
  • Keeps the hair smooth and sculpted
  • Can come in a light to strong hold 
  • Helps to sculpt, increase shine, and nourish

Edge Control

  • Gel or wax consistency styling product that is designed to tame and style the hairline and delicate/ baby hairs
  • Keeps the hair smooth and sculpted
  • Can come in a light to strong hold 
  • Helps to sculpt, increase shine, and nourish

Holding Spray (Soft Hold)

  • Spray meant to help set a hair in the created hair style in a soft, flexible manner 
  • Works by being an adhesive mist that connects the hair together overall to maintain style 
  • Can be Light, Flexible, or Medium — designed to provide a temporary hold
  • Also known as hair spray, scrunching spray, or spritz

Holding Spray (Soft Hold)

  • Spray meant to help set a hair in the created hair style in a soft, flexible manner 
  • Works by being an adhesive mist that connects the hair together overall to maintain style 
  • Can be Light, Flexible, or Medium — designed to provide a temporary hold
  • Also known as hair spray, scrunching spray, or spritz

Holding Spray (Firm Hold)

  • Spray meant to help set a hair in the created hair style in a strong, long lasting manner 
  • Works by being an adhesive mist that connects the hair together overall to maintain style 
  • Can be Extreme, Extra Firm, or Firm Hold — designed to hold a hair style in its exact form for the whole day 
  • Also known as hair spray, scrunching spray, or spritz

Holding Spray (Firm Hold)

  • Spray meant to help set a hair in the created hair style in a strong, long lasting manner 
  • Works by being an adhesive mist that connects the hair together overall to maintain style 
  • Can be Extreme, Extra Firm, or Firm Hold — designed to hold a hair style in its exact form for the whole day 
  • Also known as hair spray, scrunching spray, or spritz

Oil Sheen

  • An oil-based spray for the hair that helps to seal in moisture and heighten shine
  • A lightweight option for finishing a style that should be applied sparingly
  • Can make a style last longer / for a few days
  • Alleviates a dry and dull appearance

Oil Sheen

  • An oil-based spray for the hair that helps to seal in moisture and heighten shine
  • A lightweight option for finishing a style that should be applied sparingly
  • Can make a style last longer / for a few days
  • Alleviates a dry and dull appearance