How to Get Perfect Hair Without Using Any Products

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Imagine being able to style your hair perfectly without any product. Despite what you may think, it can be done. A style that requires a ton of product is not one that you should be rocking. Who wants their hair to look like it’s been, in some way, shape, or form, plastered to their heads? And no one wants hair that’s been so hardened by products that it looks plastic. Plus, isn’t it easier to have perfectly styled hair without the need for gel, hairspray, or pomade? There are no gimmicks or tricks here, gentlemen: Either of the techniques listed in the article will allow you to style your hair perfectly — without any product.

T. Cooper, New York City hair and makeup artist and co-founder of Metro Look, demonstrates how to style your hair, no product required. Hair product haters, rejoice.

1. Use a heat tool

Cooper recommends using a straightening iron to tell your hair how and which way it should go. Don’t allow the thought of using a straightening iron overwhelm you. Some of your favorite manly men achieve their own personal hairstyles by using a straightening iron. How do you think Justin Timberlake’s hair looks so perfectly coiffed? I think you already know the answer.

Tackle this slowly if it’s your first time, or enlist your significant other or a friend who’s a girl to demonstrate how it’s done. Going at it alone? Start with one small section at a time. Grab a medium-size chunk of hair, no bigger than three-quarters of the length of your middle finger, and run the hair iron through while pulling it and your hair in the direction that you want it to fall. Your best bet is to pull your hair going backward. Do this with all of your hair to achieve your desired look.

2. Use water

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Water: You probably never thought you could use it as a legitimate styling tool. But it turns out that water is a great way to make your hair obey and achieve your desired look. Take a comb or brush, but “don’t use a brush on damp hair!” New York stylist Frederique Carme, from Marie Robinson salon, warns Forbes. When it comes to choosing whether to use a brush or comb,“If you have curly hair, use a wide-tooth comb while the hair is wet,” Amanda Dyer at Atlanta’s Dyer & Posta salon told Forbes. “For straight hair, use a wet brush.”

Next, after figuring out which tool suits your hair, take a spray bottle full of water and spray your comb or brush, making sure you spray enough so the tool’s styling end is thoroughly wet enough to style. Then, simply comb or brush your hair in the direction you would like it to fall. Repeat as many times as needed to achieve your desired look.

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