5 Ways to Mix Your Hair Products for Endless Possibilities

Rachel Krause


We value versatility, particularly when it comes to beauty products. We’re especially fond of products that play well with others—things that can be mixed, matched, and blended with one another to either optimize or change their performance—so if you’ve only been using your hair styling products for one purpose up until now, get ready for your mind to be blown. These 5 perfect pairings will increase your styling possibilities tenfold, guaranteed.

Anti-Frizz Serum + Volumizer
To infuse frizz-prone hair with tons of body and bounce sans flyaways, blend a drop of anti-frizz serum into a volumizing cream or mousse. You’ll get a sexy, voluminous look that still has smoothness and shine. You can also “spot treat” by working just the volumizer into your roots, then running the blend of the two through your lengths to tame.

Our Picks: Living Proof Satin Hair Serum + Alterna Bamboo Volume 2-in-1 Volumizer

Moisturizing Styling Cream + Oil
If you have super dry, damaged ends that could really use an extra boost, mixing your hydrating styling cream with a rich oil is the way to go. These two types of products blend well in texture, so they go on smooth, and they really pack a powerful moisturizing punch when used in conjunction. Because why use just one when you can use both?

Our Picks: Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream + Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil

Curl-Enhancing Gel + Anti-Frizz Serum
It’s not uncommon for curly and wavy hair types to struggle with frizz, and when you’re using curl-enhancing products to scrunch your strands into place, your hands can make things even worse. Combining your curly hair product of choice with a frizz-fighting formula can cut down significantly on flyaways, whether you’re using your hands to air-dry or drying with a diffuser.

Our Picks: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel + John Frieda Frizz Ease Expert Finish Polishing Serum

Shine Serum + Texturizing Paste
If sexy, disheveled texture is what you’re after, a good tousle with a texturizing paste can’t be beat. The caveat, however, is that these products tend to leave hair with a matte, slightly dirtied appearance. If you want tons of texture that still has soft, natural shine, blend your texturizing paste or cream with a touch of shine serum and work it through your lengths and ends.

Our Picks: evo Love Perpetua Shine Drops + Kérastase Baume Double Je

Oil + Sea Salt Spray
Sea salt spray is a mainstay in our styling routines for achieving the perfect wavy, bedhead-y beachside texture, but it’s also infamous for zapping the moisture out of dry, compromised hair. Nix that problem in the bud by blending your favorite sea salt spray with equal parts oil. You’ll need a separate spray bottle to make it happen, but we promise the resulting soft, silky, surfer girl waves will be worth it.

Our Picks: Josie Maran Argan Oil Hair Serum + Drybar Mai Tai Sea Salt Spray

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