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Best Hair Styling Products for Updos

Based on Your Hair Type

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 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...

AIR SPRAY EXTRA STRONG HOLD HAIRSPRAY

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...

VOLUME TEXTURIZING HAIRSPRAY

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 Pantene XYZ Hair Article Image 3 Mobile-750x488

This style is great for: thick hair

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.

SMOOTH AIR SPRAY HAIRSPRAY

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 Air Spray 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 Pantene XYZ Hair Article Image 4 Mobile-750x488

This style is great for: fine hair

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.

VOLUME BODY BOOSTING MOUSSE

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 IMG 5

This style is great for: natural hair, thick hair

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.

GS TRIPLE CARE BRAID CREAM

This cream gives your hair the moisture needed throughout the life of your protective style.

To use: apply to your hair before and during styling, paying special attention to the roots. Divide your hair into sections, with each section the size of your desired braid. Then, take the first section and braid it by wrapping the right section over the middle and under the left, then the left section over the middle and under the right, and continue until it’s fully braided. Repeat with all sections. After it's braided, apply Braid Cream your exposed hair as needed for maintenance and protection. You can keep applying as often as you like for shine and nourishment.

Whatever type of hair you have, and whichever style you want to rock, nothing looks more stylish than hair helped by the right ingredients and formulas. For more hair styling tips for your unique hair, visit our Hair Advisor.

Products for Updos