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on lock: how to get sleek hair

Want to switch up your hairstyle and try something new? Here at amika, we’re big fans of changing up our hair looks so we get it. Need some hairstyle inspo? Here’s how to create some sleek styles using our new on lock high hold hair wax.

Want a workable high hold and a beautifully nourishing formula to switch up your style? We’ve got your hairstyle dreams on lock. Whether it’s braids or a sleek ponytail, hair styling has never been so easy. Oh, and you can still enjoy that flexible feeling.

Here are three hairstyles to get you started. Whether it’s a night out with friends, date night, or just a regular day at work, we’re serving up inspo for every occasion. Grab your hair wax and let’s get started!

the slicked side part

Perfect for those who want to look glam and polished, the slicked side part is the best party hairstyle that packs a punch without putting in too much effort.

Here’s 4 quick steps to get the look:

step 1: grab your comb

Create a deep side-part using a comb. Choose which side of your face you want to showcase and use the end of the comb to create a straight line from the front of your head to the back.

step 2: smoothen out or straighten your strands

Key to achieving a sleek look is to smoothen out any flyaways. To make this part of the process more manageable, grab your trusty hair clips and section your hair. You can apply a smoothening product like our velveteen dream smoothing balm (plus side: it’s also a heat protectant!) and brush through.

Similarly, you can go over your strands with a flatiron to get an even smoother finish. Begin to run the tool through your hair in small sections. Start at the mid-lengths and slowly work your way down to the ends.

PSA: Always be sure to use a heat protectant, such as our blockade heat defense serum, before using heat styling tools.

step 3: coat your hair

Warm a small amount of hair wax on your fingertips and apply to the full length of the hair to smooth and shine. This will bring the sleek and polished look to life.

step 4: get back in there with your brush

Finally, use a dense brush and your hair wax to smooth down any flyaways or frizz. You can also use a hairspray or gel for extra hold.

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Hair Up Ideas: The Sleek Ponytail

Want to know how to do a sleek ponytail? This classic look never goes out of style. It’s simple, chic, and can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion.

step 1: start with clean, dry hair

Wash and condition your hair using your favorite shampoo and conditioner duo, depending on what your hair is craving. Allow hair to dry naturally or use a blow dryer to ensure your strands are ready for styling.

step 2: apply a styling product

A penny-sized amount of any smoothing balm will be the perfect dose for this hairstyle. Apply the product to your hair, starting at the roots and working your way down to the ends. This will help to smooth down any flyways and make your hair easier to style.

step 3: gather your hair into a ponytail

Using a dense brush or comb, gather your hair into a high ponytail at the crown of your head. Make sure it is tight and secure.

step 4: smooth down any bumps or lumps

Using a comb or your fingers, smooth down any bumps in your ponytail, as you want it to be as sleek and polished as possible.

step 5: secure the ponytail with a hair tie

Secure the ponytail in place using a hair tie. Make sure it’s tight enough to hold your hair in place, but not so tight that it causes discomfort.

step 6: add an accessory

Elevate your slick ponytail and consider personalizing it. You could use a hair accessory, like a scrunchie, ribbon, or even braid a small section of hair and wrap it around the base of the ponytail for a unique twist.

step 7: finish with hairspray

To keep your sleek ponytail in place, finish with a light mist of hairspray like our fluxus touchable.

how to use: Hold the can about 10 inches away from your hair and spray evenly.

Want to take things one step further? Add on to this classic look with a sleek and polished bun hairstyle.

step 1: form a ponytail 

Brush your hair back into a high ponytail. We recommend a dense brush with natural bristles to smooth out any bumps or flyways. 

step 2: shape your bun

Twist the ponytail around the base of the hair tie to create a bun. Use bobby pins to secure it in place.

step 3: smooth down and lock in place

Use hairspray to secure the bun and some wax to smooth down any flyways or frizz for a polished finish.

And there we have our best tips and tricks for how to get sleek hair —we can’t wait for you switch up your hair game.

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