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Shape Up! Hairstyling Hair Waxes

Hair waxes are the greatest invention for those of you with short hair that like to go for the chunky, piecey look. They are a cross between gel, mousse, and hairspray, allowing hair a medium hold with pliability. Genius, I say. Let me know what you think of these three styling hair waxes.

Bumble and Bumble Styling Wax ($23) is a styling product that helps separate and hold. Since it contains silicone, it also adds a fair amount of sheen to the hair. Because the wax stays moist, your hair will be more malleable than if you applied a hairspray or gel.

It also rinses out easily in just one washing and won't cause build up. Just click on Bumble's website to find a retailer nearest you that carries this product.

For two more styling waxes,

Pantene Pro-V Texturize! Spray Wax ($3.33) adds definition to your 'do, while still allowing movement and shine. You can use it on either dry or damp hair: Simply shake well, spritz, and mold hair any way you like!

Paul Mitchell Spray Wax ($18.35) is made from all-natural beeswax, which provides a satiny and soft finish while still creating a soft hold. Hair is left feeling pliable and texturized. It also smells really great!

Join The Conversation
Phil Phil 10 years
I loved hair wax! I cut my hair last summer and I loved how pliable it made my hair! It was extremely managable and gave it a nice, wet look without being frozen solid. Although, I'd never used any of the ones listed. First I went with KMS's gelwax but switched over to using The Body Shop's coconut hair shine which is a wonderful mixture of coconut oil and community trade organic beeswax from Zambia. I loved the fragrance and it conditioned my hair well! But, I've grown out my hair again so I don't bother wiht the wax. I still have a can just in case I do an "impulse cut" though!
amandak3011 amandak3011 10 years
i love to use styling wax when i rock the pompadour! it keeps my short-ish bangs from falling down, but it isn't crunchy like hairspray.
Almqvistic Almqvistic 10 years
I just recently cut all of my hair off (ten inches, enough for a locks of love discount) and so I had to amp-up my hair supplies to fit my new style. I really love Aveda's Defining Whip from their Light Elements line. At first I was upset that the product cost more than my haircut did, but now that I've been using it for a while I'm realizing that not only is the product great (awesome hold, nice texture, VERY light, easy to use) but also it is economical. The container holds quite a lot of the product and I only use an itsy bit when I do my hair. I would totally recommend it.
Karla-Sugar Karla-Sugar 10 years
I like the sound of it, but I don't think I'd know how to use it.
Megatron Megatron 10 years
I LOVE styling wax! It makes look more "styled"...kinda hard to do when you barely have any. I have actually been looking for good ones lately. Thanks for the suggestion. :)
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 10 years
Oh yes, also, for those of you who suffer from frizzy hair, try Bumble & Bumble defrizzer (anti-frizz?). It's clear liquid in a little bottle. It's great. I also just saw the other two products above. I have that Paul Mitchell spray wax and it's good, but it can get really greasy looking. I spray a tiny amount on my fingers first, and then work it through my hair. But I don't recommend getting too close to your roots; when I say greasy, I mean looks like you haven't showered in a week, greasy.
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 10 years
Good to know, thanks. I've loved wax ever since I chopped my hair off a year or two ago. Even now, as I grow my hair out, wax is the best for managing my waves (and frizz).
Lala77 Lala77 10 years
I am wax dependent :) i have curly hair and especially when I straighten it I need the wax badly :)
catstarr catstarr 10 years
When my hair was short I was a wax JUNKIE. My favorite smelled like melon.
bizzybee bizzybee 10 years
Davine's works well for thick, coarse hair like mine.
rachelattack rachelattack 10 years
I'm a fan of the cheapo Fruictus drugstore wax. $6.00, it's a total score, it gives my short red hair the right amount of punch and it smells great.
lovekailua lovekailua 10 years
i like aveda's control paste though i'm not sure it is really a wax
ariel784 ariel784 10 years
I use this bumble and bumble wax every day and I love it. The container DOES get gross though and never, never leave it where it can get warm. What a mess!
krampalicious krampalicious 10 years
other great styling waxes/muds: sebastian molding mud x-tah crude clay modeler and the original cheap-o heavy-duty hold wax, murray's original styling pomade. the best for short hair
audreystar audreystar 10 years
i just don't think my hair type would work well with waxes.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I used to use the Bumble & Bumble when I had short hair. It worked great but I hated how slimy and gross the container would get. No matter what I did, the wax got everywhere and it was hard to wipe off.
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