BEST HAIR STYLING PRODUCTS FOR UPDOS
BASED ON YOUR HAIR TYPE
You reach for a styling product when you want your hair to look and feel amazing. But when you reach for the wrong one, it can actually have the opposite effect! To get that sleek top knot, low chignon, or gorgeous braids, you need the products that support and hold your hair’s natural shape and texture. Follow our guide below to see which styling products help support your chosen style and you’ll be rocking your freshest updo in no time flat.
Hair styling products for the top knot bun
This style is great for: any type of hair
The top knot is an easy style that makes you look effortlessly put together. It’s the perfect combination of casual and cool, and with the right products, you can put it together and forget about it for the whole day.
Our go-to products for the top knot:
For thick, curly, or natural hair use...
This hairspray will smooth your strands with no stiffness or stickiness, leaving you with silky, soft, hydrated hair that stays in place.
To use: twist your hair into a top knot and then spray the top knot and any loose strands with hairspray. Crunch gently between your hands to avoid stiffness or stickiness.
For fine hair use...
This spray locks in volume without any stiffness or stickiness, helping you achieve that big bun.
To use: spray all over your roots and tease with your hands or a brush. Twist your hair into a top knot, then give it one more spray all over to lock in your style.
Hair styling products for the low chignon
The low chignon turns any event into a formal one. Surprisingly easy to achieve, this fancy updo makes it look like you spent hours in the salon when, really, it's a ponytail with some extra steps.
This ultra-lightweight hairspray gives you hydrated hold and frizz-fighting power without weighing down your strands.
To use, spray your hair all over with the Flexible Hold Hairspray, then crunch between your hands. Gather your hair into a low ponytail, then twist the ends back into your hair to make loose a bun. Gently pull at the hair in your bun to create looser pieces, then spray it one last time and show off your style.
Hair styling products for the sleek bun
The sleek bun is a classic style beloved by ballerinas and fashionistas alike. While anyone can rock the sleek bun, it’s especially great for fine hair types because it can help make your hair look full and thick.
This mousse gives your hair bounce, movement, and touchable texture to help you achieve the appearance of a full, thick bun.
To use: spread evenly into damp hair and comb through. Blow-dry or let your hair dry naturally, then pull it into a high, tight ponytail, grasp a handful of hair at the base of your head (the size you want your bun) and using your other hand, wrap the rest of your hair around it and tuck the ends in. Pull at the pun to create a round shape, and if you have fly-aways, smooth a hair oil or gel over your hair for that super sleek look.
Hair styling products for the braided updo
The braided updo is appropriate for any occasion, from work to a wedding. There are many different updo styles you can achieve with braids, like the braided crown, the half-up, the high ponytail, and the twisted mohawk, but each start with a base of beautiful braids.