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Hair Gel vs. Hair Glue - What’s the Difference?

Hair Gel vs. Hair Glue - What’s the Difference?

You have lots of options when it comes to hair styling products. What’s right for your look?

It can be hard to decide, especially when some products seem to be similar. But when you understand the unique properties of each hair styling product, you’ll be better able to find one that works perfectly for your hair and style.

What about hair gel and hair glue? What’s the difference between them? Which styles do they each work best for? And how can you find hair gel or hair glue with natural ingredients that won’t damage your hair or scalp?


Hair Gel - What Is It?

Hair gel is a hair styling product that (surprise) usually comes in a gel consistency. You can also find spray or liquid gels. Hair gels range from light, to medium, to strong holds depending on their specific ingredients and formulas. It’s water soluble and can be reactivated by applying water to your hair.


Hair Gel - How to Use It

Hair gel is designed to be applied to wet or damp hair. It seals in that wet look and adds structure, hold, shine, and volume to your hair. 

  • Apply enough gel to cover your hair without being excessive and weighing it down.
  • Work it evenly through your hair while it’s still wet or damp.
  • Style your hair as desired.
  • You can allow your hair to dry naturally or use a blow dryer, depending on the style you’re going for.
  • To reactivate the gel, just wet your hair and restyle. 


Hair Gel - How to Choose the Right One for You

When choosing hair gel, your major considerations should be the level of hold and shine you want. The ingredients are also critical. We recommend you avoid any formulas that contain alcohol. This drying ingredient can irritate your scalp and dry out your hair - and unfortunately it’s quite common in low quality hair styling products.

Our Styling Hair Gel was designed with an alcohol-free formula that conditions, moisturizes, and nourishes your hair while giving it your desired style. It’s made with argan oil, aloe vera, and vitamin E.

You can use it daily for a long lasting medium hold and semi-glossy shine. It’s great for controlling frizz or flyaways. Our Styling Hair Gel keeps your look in place and is easy to wash out. It dries clean leaving zero flakes.


Hair Glue - What Is It?

Hair styling glue is a water soluble styling product that’s a bit thicker in consistency than hair gel. It offers a stronger hold with less shine, making it perfect for spiky or curly styles that need to be kept in place securely.


Hair Glue - How to Use It

For the best results, apply hair glue to damp (not wet) hair. Work a small amount into your hair and apply more as needed to hold your style properly. Shape and style your hair, then let it dry into position. 


Hair Glue - How to Choose a Product that Works for You

Some hair glues use harsh ingredients to achieve their strong holds. That can leave your hair flakey, dried out, and damaged. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Make sure you choose a hair glue that keeps your hair in place while also treating it right. You should never have to trade your hair’s health for its style.

Our Sculpting Hair Glue is made with argan oil, vitamin E, and biotin to ensure your hair looks and feels its best. It provides a strong hold with medium shine. The natural formula is non-sticky and non-flakey, so you don’t have to worry about dealing with a mess when you wash your hair. Instead, you can get the style you want without any sacrifice. 

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