The Dos & Don'ts Of Layering Hair Products Like A Pro

Photographed by Ben Ritter.
By Naomi Nachmani

As anyone who’s ever had a raging hangover (or, like, gone to college) can attest to, you're just meant to stick to certain rules. (Read: “Beer before liquor, never been sicker.”) The same goes for the world of hair care: One thing leads to another, and you either end up with VS Angel-worthy locks, or, well, your mother’s in the '80s. Love ya, mom. When your dresser starts to resemble a tiny, very confused salon, however, organization — let alone proper product use — goes out the window.

Does pomade or gel come first? What is pomade? Is this hairspray or spray deodorant? (Just kidding on that one, we think.) In need of some serious guidance, we turned to Harry Josh, the man behind many of those aforementioned VS angels’ locks (Miranda Kerr, Gisele Bündchen, and Karlie Kloss, anyone?), to break down exactly when and why you’re supposed to use each type of hair product. Ahead, he sets our mane regimes straight.