Whether you’re a gent with bouncy curls, loose waves or straight hair, one thing is for certain; hair is the genetic accessory that every man prizes. For some men, their hair grooming routine is virtually non-existent and for others, it’s a daily ritual. No matter how much (or how little) attention you pay to your hair, we’ve compiled ten of the best hair products for men that will help you achieve attention-grabbing locks every day.
1. Redken for Men Outplay Texture Putty
Redken has created a superior formula for the Texture Putty Outplay that ensures your locks are always ‘crunch-free’, but still held firmly in place. A matte finish allows you to build the product up without it looking clumpy. It’s also incredibly versatile; simply work into damp or dry hair for varied results. Redken insists that this product commands attention with its thick separation of your hair and its additional visually thickening properties.
2. American Crew Pomade
For a product that will keep your locks in lock all day, the American Crew Pomade does the job perfectly. Most appropriate for curly hair, this product has a medium hold and leaves a glossy, sophisticated finish. It is a water-based formula that is versatile for different occasions; it’s all about how much product you work in. Apply the product with your fingertips and experiment with what suits your face shape most appropriately. Run a comb through your hair for a retro-themed ‘do.
3. Jack Black Hair Gel
While most pomades and mousses tend to be thicker formulas, the Jack Black hair gel is lightweight with a secure hold and conditioning properties. Ingredients include basil lead, organic kelp and ginger root for a unique formula. This product also dries instantly on the hair, and won’t look too severe on your locks, making it a great option for the low-key gent. It is also dermatologist tested, cruelty-free and free of fragrance, parabens and colourants.
4. Shu Uemura Art of Hair Master Wax
The great thing about the Shu Uemura Art of Hair Master Wax is that it is the ultimate styling product for versatility. It controls, smoothens and nourishes tough, frizzy and unruly hair, leaving a lasting hold with a lightweight finish. Japanese tree extract and antioxidant properties make for a non-sticky formula that is shiny and glossy once applied to your mane. Apply to damp hair for a more natural-looking, relaxed aesthetic.
5. GHD Air Hair Dryer
When it comes to hair dryers, it doesn’t get better than the GHD Air Hair Dryer. With two nozzles, variable power, temperature controls and a cold function button, GHD has combined a bunch of impressive features to create a hair dryer that is super durable and most dependable. The ergonomic model is designed for a quick and sleek blow-dry that will keep your hairstyles intact for longer. Adjust the settings for different results and be sure to finish off your styling with a finish of cold air.
6. Baxter of California Clay Hair Pomade
The Baxter of California Clay Hair Pomade combines natural clay and wax, holding your hair firmly together with added texture. This product is perfect for gents who prefer a matte finished look and is one of the most natural looking formulas on the market. It’s also a buildable product; simply add more product for a stronger hold or stick with a small amount for a softer hold and finish.
7. Babyliss Super Stubble Trimmer
To maintain your desired facial hair length, the Babyliss Super Stubble Trimmer is ideal for performance and durability. This electric trimmer has a memory feature that remembers the last setting you used, making it easier than ever to sustain your signature facial hair. The floating contouring head tracks the shape of your face, and the electrochemically sharpened blades are perfect for getting that precise, sleek finish. Apply the trimmer to clean, dry facial hair and experiment with different techniques and settings to find the best look for you.
8. Kerastase Densifique Bain Homme
This Kerastase Densifique Bain Homme shampoo cleanses and revitalises your hair strands with its thickening agents that work to address thinning hair that may need added volume and density. The formula includes biotin and texturizing polymers, working to cleanse and refresh the scalp for a gradual thickening of your hair over the span of a few months. One of the first shampoos from a major hair brand to tackle hair loss in a scientifically assuring manner, it is easy to use and proven to give excellent results. Work in the shampoo to wet hair and rinse out accordingly.
9. Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Shampoo
For bouncy, soft, smooth locks, the Paul Mitchell Awapuhi shampoo will do the job. A natural moisturiser from the ancient Hawaiian ginger plant Awaphui works to naturally moisturise your hair and reduce frizzy flyaways. This is a daily shampoo that will also stop moisture loss and general dryness. The formula also works to add fullness and density to lifeless hair.
10. Kiehl’s Smoothing Oil-Infused Shampoo
Sulfate-free, silicone-free and paraben-free, this smoothing oil-infused shampoo by Kiehl’s works magic on unruly, frizzy hair that needs a boost. Argan and Babassu Oil enriches and smooths the hair cuticle for a fuller head of hair. The woodsy scent is also a bonus, meaning this product will ensure your hair maintains not only an overall attention-grabbing look but also a great masculine smell. BUY