Eugene’s Guide To Every Hair Product

– Ever since I started
producing and performing in online videos, audience
members have been asking me to release style tutorials. I thought I’d take it one step
further and create a series that explores fashion,
beauty, hair and skin care from a more informational,
accessible and relatable level. Today, I’m gonna be exploring
all the different types of basic hair products
that you can use at home. This is Style-ish. (upbeat music) Oh, hello. – Hey, Eugene what’s going on? – It’s a rare sight
for the audience to see my hair without product, so. – This is what it looks like? – This is what it looks like. – I’m David Dang, I’m a hair stylist. I’ve been styling Eugene’s
hair for six years. I think that’s the duration of
our friendship so far, right? – Oh, it’s our hair-versary. – Yeah! – You’ve also transformed two of the other try guys for the better. – [David] I did. – [Eugene] If anyone can
look back and remember how Zack and Ned looked
in previous videos, this is the man responsible for giving them a fresh new look. – Each person has their own hair journey. We’ve tried, like almost every product under the sun to get– – Every product, my hair
is a whore for product. (David cringing) I wanna make sure that when we start doing these style videos, that this feels like something that a
friend is referring to you. – Right, so we’re gonna do three different types of looks. – [Eugene] We have cool, warm and hot. You go from ease to difficulty. Generally wetter look to dryer looks. Manually to more mechanical
applications, like a blow dryer. – With your hair, it’s so unique, because it’s coarse, it’s textured, it’s definitely not fine. – You’re gonna see these
products used on my type. If you have a different type of hair, there’s other great videos
out there to help educate about what you can do there. For the purposes of this video,
I am the test hair dummy. So, we’re gonna start with
our first category of styles: the cool looks. So when you’re doing cool looks, it’s all about time management. It’s something that’s
easy, it’s kind of like, let’s do this really
quick and get out of here. With manipulation, it’s
only gonna be manual. So that means you’re either
gonna use your hands, or you’re just gonna use a comb. – And they’ll probably end
up looking a little wetter. – Wet your hair down, put one or two products
in and then just go. So we’re starting with
the classic side part. It’s a hard part, from left
to right or right to left. And then you’re going to be
able to wet the hair down starting as a base. And the reason why you
wanna wet the hair down is so that you can manipulate where your hair is gonna lie. I would not recommend
using conditioner at all, because conditioner has oil in it and it’s gonna add more
weight into your hair. So you wanna kind of already
manipulate that side part, whether you want left to
right or right to left, so what I am gonna use today is a gel. – I just feel like every
guy started with gel. Why did we start with gel? Maybe because it was the
cheaper stuff in the aisle? – One, it’s the 99 cent gel. (laughing)
– Yeah. – [David] Bubbly and pink
or kinda like cool, green. – It feel like every
guy is friends with gel. – Or it’s a tub. I don’t know why it’s a tub. But usually those gels,
just to let you know, have alcohol in them. Which is drying to the hair. So if you are looking in
the back of an ingredient, and the first thing says
alcohol, you should run. – I would grab anything that said alcohol as its first ingredient. – So, you always want to
use anywhere from a dime to a quarter size. You warm up the product in
your hands, and the reason why I say warming up the product,
is because if the product is a paste, it is more pliable to the hair. So you want to kinda move
it really quickly through the hair while it’s still
wet, do not let the hair dry. Once hair dries, the
product soaks up right away. But once the hair is wet,
it dissipates, so it spreads throughout the entire hair. So, sometimes what people do
mistakenly, is they do this. – Oh, you see that all the time. – And so when they do that,
what’s happening is that they’re getting it just
on top of the hair. They’re not getting inside the hair. – And you want to get it at the base. – To add into your hair wardrobe
is you want to add combs. Right? This is like man’s best friend. Fine tooth versus like a little bit wider. – Every guy has this comb. (David laughs) Right? We’re the guys who bought this comb. And then I never use it. – So when you’re doing
the classic side part, what I generally tell people
to do, is that they’re gonna use the finer side of the comb. With Eugene, he has a layered look. So what you want to do is kinda
combine the layers together. If you look here, Eugene
has a couple like fly away hairs around the hairline,
you just take your comb, and you put it down, right? Kind of like you’re painting, and then you’re gonna take
this, and you’re gonna go back. Put it more into the hair. – [Eugene] Oh, it’s
just like a paintbrush. – [David] Yeah. – So it’s just water, gel, and a comb. – Yeah. – I’m ready to take your
daughter out for dinner. (funky bass music) – So what’s the second cool look we’re gonna show the audience today? – So what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna do a wet tousled look. Sounds very cool, doesn’t it? (Eugene scoffs) No? (upbeat music) Usually anybody who wants that
faux texture, or somebody who has textured hair and doesn’t
really know what to do with it because it’s either
unruly, kinky, what not. Some of the products I like to use is something called a gel mousse. Gel mousse is kinda for
the gel aspect of the hold. And the mousse aspect for the volume. The expansion portion. – So gel mousse gives
you the lift of mousse, – Right, and the hold. – But the hold of gel. – So I’m using here. So once again, what you’re doing is, you’re using, you’re going
through the entire hair, and when the hair is wet. This is called Gold Mind from Drybar, and this is one of my favorite things. Anywhere the light touches, it will kind of mirror it, and give that
shadow look, it will give like the contour for the hair. – Oh, so you’re Kardashian-ing my hair. – Basically. – This is our Kardashian hair product. – Yeah. What you can do besides
contouring is you can cocktail, – It’s mixing product. – Yeah, mixing products
together in your hand. So I’ll do like three
to five pumps in here. So now it’s shimmery.
– Yeah. That reflective and refractive light. – [Eugene] Yeah. – So, we’ll put all that
into the hair again. This is just gonna take
a little bit more time than what we did before. We’re gonna section the
sides off really quickly. – [Eugene] Oh so the top stays loose. – [David] Yes. – [Eugene] And the sides go flat. – This is correct. I’m gonna take section per section, and just tousle it. Twisting it from front to back. Okay, so this is basically
what Eugene looks like when we just let it dry naturally. – It feels like your parting
me right to left now. – Yeah. – So my natural part goes left to right. – Yes. – So if you part against
your natural part, you actually get more volume,
because your hair follicles are fighting against the
way it usually lays down. – [David] We’ll just take a little bit of a lighter hairspray. You can take your bottle
without your hands and pull down any of the frizz. – [Eugene] What are you
doing with the bottle? – I know, you’re pulling
down any of the frizz. – The bottle is both a product and a tool. – Yeah. So you can take individual
strands that have already dried and give it additional
texture when it dries. – My hair doesn’t look
straight anymore, does it? – No. – Sorry, mom. – Textured bang. – Not so straight anymore, mom. (upbeat music) – [Eugene] Okay, so now we’re moving into our warm hairstyles. – A combination of both
manual and mechanical. Time is going to a lot more
than what you did before. Third style we’re gonna do
on Eugene is a textured wave. With Eugene’s type of hair,
he has that coarse texture. He can achieve the volume, with product. So when you’re using mousse,
it’s to kind of fill in space where there is no space. So, we’ll use this lighter mousse to gain the body and the volume. You want to use a little
bit of a sea salt spray or a texture spray inside your hair. So sea salt spray, what it
does, or glaze spray, is it kinda gives that grip and
grit back into the hair. It’s kinda like if you were
coming out of the beach, you kind of feel like,
okay, there’s sand in there, you know when you’re like, I
can’t go past a certain point. That’s exactly what it is. – So this is a mousse and sea salt spray. – And this is all prior to
mechanical manipulation. – Look how fun your blow dryer is. – I know. It speaks volumes. (Eugene laughs dryly) – [David] So you want
to get it 60% dry before starting to use a brush into the hair. So you want to toss it back and forth. So what I’m using is a round brush. And the reason I’m using a round brush is to achieve the volume. So you want to elevate
as your process goes. You’re creating lines
when you’re sectioning. I like to break up the line
by either blow drying over those lines again or putting
my fingers through it, just kinda break it up. So the mousse kind of gave
you, if you can look right here in your roots, it kind
of gave you that bounce. I’m gonna use a light,
dry, textured spray. Spray really good across. So pomades were used to
manipulate the hair and pomade is like a cross between clays
and a little harder than gel. But as you can see you
don’t need that much. You always want to start at
the back because just in case you have any of this loose
pomade that you didn’t warm up in your hand, it will get into the front. I’m gonna use a little
bit of the mousse again. So you’re using the mousse
on both dry and wet hair. You’re just going in individually
and texturizing the hair. And again any fly aways,
you can use hairspray. – This is the texture wave,
it’s a warm hairstyle, so it means that we did
some more work to it, but it still looks natural. How long do you think it would take for someone to do this style? – Anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes. – 15 to 30. – Depending on how much hair you have. You can either blow dry
the hair at night, to style and get it ready, and then you could do the texturing
tomorrow morning. For me, like cause I have
finer hair, but a lot of it, I could probably take
half of the time you have. – So the thinner hair you have,
the shorter time you need. (upbeat music) – So now we’re going from a wave – Yeah. to a swept back. A lot of people don’t think that they can pull their hair back. I wanna kind of break that down. – So we’re doing the swept
back and we literally just made up the names for these. – Don’t think that you’re
like looking it up, but these are things that
we decided to make up. We’re gonna do left to
right, right to left, kind of getting that
volume back in the hair. Then we’re gonna use
our round brush to add in the volume through manual manipulation. – [Eugene] So we’re gonna do
the same hair drying thing? – [David] Yes. We’re gonna use our textured spray again. – Everyone tends to spray or
apply on top of their hair. You’re getting to the roots of the hair. – It’s the root of the problem. – Ah, think about it that way. (David laughs) We’re gonna do the creme. So a hair creme is light,
so it’s not a pomade. Pomade is a little bit thicker, it’s gonna put things into place. So this is almost like frizz taming. We’re not trying to achieve volume, we’re trying to achieve sleekness. And then this one here is our re-curl, so it’s a curl activator. It gives that moisture back, that hydration back. It can also be dubbed as a creme. I’m going ahead and
putting the sides down, because Eugene has boxy Asian hair. So what we’re gonna do
here is use hairspray to kind of top it all off. So once again you can use the bottle to kinda achieve any of the
sleekness that you want. Spray the comb and then
you can run that through. A little creme, it takes
a little more effort. The heat is there, but
the heat isn’t on yet. I think it should take you
honestly like 15 minutes. (upbeat music) – Finally now we are at the hot styles. These are things that are a
little more time intensive, require more mechanical tools. – This would be something
like you’re going out on a date, generalizing,
but a special occasion. We’re gonna be using hot tools to enhance the look a lot more. I normally associate hot
stylings with volume, texture, waviness… Curled coif. – [Eugene] Curled coif, yeah. – So what we’re gonna
do is, we’re actually gonna use mousse again. So this is called Mousse
Forte by Sebastian. So this is one of my favorite mousses. We’re gonna use this all over the hair. This is a root lifter,
Kenra’s root lifter. – So it helps your hair stand up. – Yeah, your hair’s going to be erect! – Ooh. – We section the hair and we just spray it really
quickly into the roots. I like to spray things
quickly because the longer you take, the more you’re just
putting the product in one area. You need to spread that product around. So this is actually just setting up the base for any type of hair. So with women, if they have longer hair, they love the height right here, without doing the teasing. So this is giving that same look. But now since we’ve turned
the dial of the heat up, we’re gonna have to use a heat protectant. The reason why is because
once you start using the heat tools or the
mechanical manipulation, such as just a blow dryer, you’re using anywhere from 350 degrees to 425 degree in your hair. – Oh my God, you could
bake a pie on your head. – Or a turkey. So this heat protector actually
works off of 450 degrees. So you can use this on dry or wet. Just section, we’ll go ahead
and spray, section, spray, section, spray. Use protection. – The heat protectant is
a condom for your hair. And the blow dryer is a diseased dick. (David laughs) – So one of the things
I wanted to talk about, because there are curly men out there. This is a diffuser. You have a concentrator,
which is what usually comes with a blow dryer, right? So anybody who has curly
or textured or wavy hair can use this diffuser along
with any of your products. And that’s going to either
enhance and distribute the heat and enhance the
look even more in your curl. So what I like to do is
I like to use a flexible hairspray to kinda prime the hair. So a lot of people know how
to do makeup, use a primer this way, it’s kind of
like primer for the hair. I like to curl away from the
face for volume purposes. Cause gravity is not our
friend, you always want to curl away from the face. What I like to do with the back is go into different directions. If the hair curls, front
always goes away from the face, but the back always goes
in different directions because then the curl is
pushing the other curl up. So it’s like helping each other up. Holding, curl-friends. – Curl-friends, wow. – So what I’m doing is
I’m breaking up the lines kinda like what we did
with blow drying, right? – Hmm mmm. – But with our hands and
the flexible polymer. Once we do this, what we’re gonna do, is we’re gonna use a clay. – Clay ! I’ve been waiting for this.
– Yaas, clay. – We’re gonna clay all day. I like to use Matt Steff
because I have dark hair. So, once I put this into
your hair, it kinda gives that textured tousled look. – [Eugene] This is the
strongest hold thing we’re using in the video. – Yes. The strongest of the hold as far as putty, clay, things like that. – But there really is a
product for every type of hold you’re looking for. (upbeat music) – So for our second hot
look and the final style we’re showcasing today,
we’re actually gonna treat it as if it’s the second
day of styling for me. – Recommended, you should
wash your hair anywhere from only 2-3 times a week. The reason why is because your
scalp has an overproduction of sebum, which is oil, or natural oils. Every time you wash your
hair, you get oil production the moment you dry your hair. – So we have the hair
cocktail that we just used in my curl coif and it’s
as if I just woke up the next day, I don’t need
to shampoo and I want to add onto it and create a new hot look. (heavy metal music) So, our final style, we’re calling… – [Both] High and dry. – Because we’re already
so dry, not working off of wetted hair, and
we’re just gonna show you how you can build something amazing out of Products already in there.
– Nothing. – Out of nothing. So we’re gonna put this all over the hair. And it’s okay to use on the
second day too you guys. We’re also gonna use
hairspray to prime the hair. Just to kinda protect it. You can do it in sections,
or you can do it like this. – So people can actually put hairspray in at any point during their hair process. – Yeah. – Cause most save it for the end. – You can use it on dry– – They think it’s like a laminate. – We’re gonna start out
with our curling iron. – Big thing about products
is we’re telling you a lot of things that we’ve
discovered and that he knows from his years of training,
but you’re gonna kinda come up with your own ways and methods
of using these products that best serve your needs. – Right. This is just a guide you guys. This isn’t like the end all, be all. – Yeah. – Again, like no one has Eugene’s hair. Okay, so, we’ve set your hair. So this is kinda what it looks like when it’s curled, right? And we’re just gonna
kinda comb through it. – [Eugene] We’re going for volume guys. – Before I use teasing
techniques, I always like to use the lightest form of a pomade. Yeah.
– Hair powder. So it’s hair powder, but it’s
almost technically a pomade. It you want to think about
it, it’s like grated cheese. You can either de-frizz the hair, you can volumize the roots. – [Eugene] Oh my God. – [David] It’s like fairy dust,
it’s melting into the hand. So it’s a heat activated. – [Eugene] Ooh. – I’m gonna section Eugene’s hair out, and I’ll use it just at the root. What I like to call the
tease without the tease. – [Eugene] So how is this
different from root lifting spray? – So root lifting spray is
used on wet hair, right? – [Eugene] Ooh. – Texture spray’s used on
dry hair, so it’s spray form. – And this should be used on dry hair. – Yes. So if you see what’s happening, is I’m using it on sections of his hair, to kind of build that long volume. So after you use your powder, you’re gonna see this
completely voluminous look. So what we’re using is
manual manipulation. So we’re using a comb and
we’re just gonna go through his hair at the root and just
kind of lightly tease it. After we finish teasing, we’re
going to do a bolt spray. A high hold spray. So again, I spray the comb, just to get some of the fly aways down,
cause pictures are forever. Don’t go straight directly into the hair, kind of stay back. Cause if you’re doing it
straight into the hair, you’re pretty much gonna get one spot that’s going to be lacquered all the way. We wanna go with a shine look. So I use Camera Shine spray. I really, truly like this. – Yeah, cause you used
the Gold Mine shine creme in the second look. – Yeah, with the mirrored technology. – So this is the same
thing, just in a spray. – The reason why I’m
choosing to use a spray, you can probably see it
transform on camera already, is so that we can show how fast it changes with just like a couple shots. Again, this not a look probably
you’re gonna rock every day, but this is just another
option for a second day look. – Yeah, great. – Voila. (upbeat music) – So what do you want to
say to people out there who are interested in
starting their hair journey? – Don’t be shy to do any type of research. So just type in hairstyles for fine hair. Hair styles for round faces, right? What I also recommend
is someone you trust, who is gonna guide you
through your hair journey. If you’re going to go to a hair stylist, interview them like
they’re interviewing you. And then start out with the basic tools. – And just remember that everyone is on their own unique hair journey and this is just for
us to give you a guide. – Very basic. – A guide to become more stylish. (upbeat dance music) -Ha ha, just having a great time!

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