Why use a hair primer?

It’s likely you are already familiar with the beauty benefits of a make-up primer. Beauty primers help smooth your skin and give a good base to help your make-up last longer, many offer illuminating and hydrating benefits too. Different primers can be used on your face, lips and even on your lashes. It’s little surprise that there are also primers for your hair, but do you use one?

While the beauty primer has been adopted by so many, our recent survey shows that many of you aren’t using a hair primer. And it can actually be a complete game-changer for your haircare routine. It’s the foundation for fabulous hair. Read on to discover why using a good hair primer like the award-winning Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm could work miracles for your hair and make your styling process both easier and speedier. Once you give it a try, you’ll see the benefits, and there’s no looking back. Its prime time.


What is a hair primer?

Much like a beauty primer, a hair primer preps your hair. Hair primers act as the perfect foundation for everything that goes on top, creating an even base ready for styling. You usually apply a primer to damp hair after washing and before styling. Styling primers can protect against heat damage and environmental factors. They are typically filled with ingredients that will both protect and condition. The best hair primers smooth your strands to create an even surface. This makes styling your hair both easier and speedier. Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm can be used alone or as a foundation for the use of your styling products.


Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm


It’s easy to use with multiple benefits and adding it to your haircare routine really is a no brainer. It’s the foundation you need for fabulous hair adding smoothness and definition. Our founder Paul Percival says, “Our much-loved, award-winning Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm is our go-to product for all hair types. It fills and seals the cuticle, the perfect base for any hair type, it enhances all styling products.” But don’t just take our word for it, this multi-tasker is often chosen by industry Beauty Eds as one of their top products and has a collection of award wins.


What does hair primer do?

A hair primer will make your hair much easier to style, and will act as a barrier to shield from heat damage and breakage. It will also help hold your hair in place for longer, extending the life of your style. Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm is proven in lab tests to provide protection from frizz and humidity for up to 72 hours. This multi-tasker will also tame your hair by smoothing your strands, adding moisture, shine and a light hold. It helps to give your hair a beautiful, flawless appearance. So it can be applied in under a minute and gives you 3 frizz-free, ‘good hair’ days. Bliss. Like all Percy & Reed products, this primer is beautifully scented too. What’s not to like? Our founder Adam Reed says, “Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm makes hair the best it can be. We love its un-paralleled frizz-fighting properties.”  


Which hair types?

Hair primers can act as a good foundation for any hair type and style. Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm is a good choice for all hair types. If your hair is dry and dull, it can help add a hydrating boost and add shine. For those with coarse or frizzy hair, it will help to give hair a smoother appearance. If you’re using a heated appliance to add curls or straighten, it will provide protection from heat damage, and it also adds definition to your hair. You can use the primer on any length of hair, just vary the amount you use accordingly.  




How do you use hair primer?

It’s simple to use. For best results apply 3-5 pumps of the product to palms and work through damp, towel-dried hair from roots to ends. Use your fingers like a comb to pull the product through your hair. Then allow hair to dry naturally or let loose with your styling tools and blow dry, curl, wave or straighten as you wish. You’ll soon experience the magic. Use the primer in your regular routine after washing and conditioning and before styling. It’s time to prime.


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