Beautiful hairstyles and great styling products go hand in hand. We all want our styling products to:
- Extend the life of our style
- Give us volume, texture, hold
- Protect and strengthen our hair
- Be non-sticky or crunchy
- Stop frizz
The list goes on! This is where our key ingredient, the Mirsalehi Propolis, comes in. This star ingredient is produced and used by bees to build strong beehives. It contains multiple oils, vitamins, minerals and flavonoids to protect hair and keep it healthy.
Why Propolis is good for your hair
Propolis is a richly fortifying ingredient for your hair. It’s the key ingredient in our styling products: the Propolis Infused Polishing Primer, Propolis Infused Texturising Wave Spray and the Propolis Infused Heat Protecting Spray.
The key is to choose the right hair styling products and apply them correctly. You’ll notice you can achieve better results, and your hairstyle will last much longer, too! We’ll share how to use and apply our 3 styling favourites to achieve the best results.
Propolis Infused Polishing Primer
This polishing primer is a very lightweight product, with a creamy texture that is weightless when applied. It is a real multitasker that can be used in four main ways:
The primer prepares hair for your styling routine. It prevents and diminishes frizz, reduces drying time and ensures optimal workable hold while using heated styling tools. The result is enhanced hair texture with more volume and definition. Here’s how to use the primer pre-styling:
If you’ll be curling or straightening your hair, you should always start with dry hair, as using a curler or straightener on damp/wet hair is damaging and the dampness will make your style drop very quickly.
If you’ll be blow drying damp hair, then you can apply the product to damp hair before step 2.
Warm 1 to 2 pea-sized amounts of the primer up in the palms of your hands (1 for short hair, 2 to 3 for long or very long hair). Then run this through the lengths of your hair, brushing it through to make sure your hair is evenly coated. You can use the remainder towards your root area for added lift and volume.
Apply the Propolis Infused Heat Protecting Spray to your hair to protect it from heat damage, and then curl, straighten or blow-dry as desired.
Note: The primer is not a heat protector. Don’t forget to use heat protection before using your styling tools!
The primer can also be used post styling to tame flyaways, create slick ponytails or buns, prevent frizz and give added hold to the style you’ve created. The product has a matte, non-greasy finish when creating slick looks.
After putting your hair up in a slick bun or ponytail, use a bristle brush (a toothbrush or a spoolie will also do great!) to apply a small amount of primer to tame any flyaways and create the ultimate “clean girl” look.
The primer can also be used on damp hair after washing to cut down drying time, enhance your natural waves or curls and prevent frizz as your hair dries naturally.
After washing your hair, gently squeeze out the excess water using a hydrophilic towel or a cotton t-shirt.
When your hair is damp, warm 1 to 2 pea-sized amounts of the primer up in the palms of your hands (1 for short hair, 2 to 3 for long or very long hair). Then run this through the lengths of your hair, brushing it through to make sure your hair is evenly coated. You can focus a little more product on the areas where you experience the most frizz.
Allow your hair to air dry and be amazed at how quickly it dries and how frizz-free it is!
If you’d like to enhance your curls, scrunch the product into damp hair and then use the “plop” method, placing your hair in a hydrophilic towel or cotton t-shirt and leaving it to dry completely. The primer will give the hair some hold and define your curls whilst cutting down frizz.
If you want to create beachy waves, braid your hair or leave it in a bun until totally dry.
Propolis Infused Texturising Wave Spray
This is another great multi-tasking product. The Propolis Infused Texturising Wave Spray
creates instant beachy waves, and adds body and volume for an effortless, lasting tousled look, without making hair heavy, sticky or dry. It is a very fine mist and can be likened to a lightweight sea-salt spray.
Apply the product to damp hair after your washing routine. Make sure to spray it on evenly from an arms-length distance, brushing it through using a wide-tooth comb.
Scrunch the hair to promote waves/curls, and then "plop" the hair into a cotton t-shirt to dry, or put your hair into a bun or braid to dry.
Once your hair is totally dry, let it down and gently run your fingers through your waves.
Volume & texture
The texturising wave spray can also be used at the root of the hair to give your hair some lift and added to the lengths to give you the perfect Brigitte Bardot bedhead look.
To add volume, lift the hair and apply a couple of sprays of the product to the root area from an arm’s length distance. Then massage the product in, lifting the hair with your fingers to add volume.
For the tousled look, apply the product to the lengths of your hair, scrunching and massaging to add texture.
It can also be used to give your style added hold - for example, after curling (or for natural curls), you can use wave spray to extend the life of your curls. It acts like hairspray without the stickiness!
Simply use a few sprays onto your curls, scrunching it in to activate the product and enhance your curls.
Propolis Infused Heat Protecting Spray
This product is very straightforward. Our Heat Protecting Spray protects your hair from heat damage caused by blow-drying, styling tools and the sun. It protects hair from heat up to 230ᵒC/446ᵒF and a huge plus is that it also contains a UV filter to prevent sun damage. This makes it the perfect addition to your summer haircare routine!
Simply apply the product from an arm’s length distance before styling, brushing it through to ensure it is evenly distributed. It is good to allow it to absorb for a minute or two before going straight in with a curling tool or straightener.
Ensure you apply it to each section you will be styling!
Use this product all over the hair and top of the head before sun exposure, to help maintain your colour and prevent sun damage. Re-apply every couple of hours, just as you would with sunscreen.
If you’d like to know more ways to use our Propolis Infused line for styling your hair, be sure to check out these articles: