Q: In the last month, three clients told me how they apply styling aids in their morning regime. All three washed their hair, then dried it either with a dryer or let it air dry, until it was almost dry and then applied the styling aid. So, Liz, when do you add a styling product?
A: When you use gels, foams, or balm to enhance or straighten curly hair, for best results you should apply after you shampoo and conditioner, when the hair is wet. There are products you can apply to dry hair, but you need to read the instructions or ask your stylist.