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5 hair primers to make your hairstyle last the whole day

These act like the perfect makeup base for your hairstyle, giving light hold, preventing frizziness and keeping your tresses in great condition as long as you're up and about
 


Photography Raymond Lee Styling Bryan Goh Hair Zeevy Tee, using Kevin.Murphy Makeup Kenneth Lee, using Cle de Peau Beaute Model Olivia/Looque 

We're all for do-it-all products as long as they do it all well. A hair primer, which works like a makeup base for hair, does do it all well. Here are five ways it's good.

  1. It's a lightweight leave-in conditioner. It doesn't weigh down fine hair, and works just as well on normal hair. But if you have very dry or damaged hair, you'll need to apply a separate leave-in conditioner. 
  2. It's a pre-styler. A hair primer works like a "base coat", smoothing hair and helping styling products to stay on until the end of the day. 
  3. It's a styling product. It detangles, gives shine to any type of hair, and provides a light hold for low-maintenance styles like loose or natural waves
  4. It acts as a moisture barrier, keeping humidity out and preventing midday frizz.
  5. It protects hair. The coating of primer on your hair is a shield against UV damage, as well as heat from styling tools like your blow dryer, straightening iron or curler.

And here are five hair primers to try:

 

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This story was originally published in the August 2018 issue of Her World magazine.