Managing and caring for your hair shouldn’t be difficult, but it seems like a lot of men fight an ongoing battle with it. One of the main reasons why is because up until the last decade, many men didn’t spend time learning about proper grooming techniques. They never learned how to work with the hair that they had, which meant that anyone with slightly wild hair had a difficult time keeping it under control.
Fortunately, we now have access to more information than ever regarding men’s haircare. So if you struggle to style your hair or keep it looking healthy and radiant throughout the day, consider using some of these products.
1. Sculpt with hair wax
Is your current styling product not getting the job done? If you have straight or wavy hair that’s not overly thick, you may want to look into styling it with hair wax. Unlike gel and hairspray, wax doesn’t leave your hair looking shiny or wet throughout the day. Instead, it gives you a medium hold that gives off a natural look while making it barely noticeable to anyone that you’re even wearing hair product at all.
And best of all, using it is simple. All you do is place a dab on your palms and smooth it over your hair. Whether you’re trying to keep your hair parted in a certain way throughout the day or you want to create a controlled messy look, hair wax will hold your hair into place until you give your hair a wash.
2. Control your hair with pomade
At first glance, you might think that pomade works the same as hair wax because of its ability to hold your hair into place without creating clumps and giving you the outdated wet hair look. But to get the most out of pomade, you should be aiming to style your hair in a more classic style. Instead a faux hawk or the messy look, try using pomade to cleanly pull off a side part or slicked back look. It’s great for any type of styling that requires a comb – just don’t expect your hair to move around a lot throughout the day.
You use pomade the same way that you use hair wax. Just apply some onto the palms of your hands and carefully rub it into your hair. With that said, you want to make sure that you don’t get a little too gung-ho with the pomade. Because if you use too much, you’ll end up giving your hair an unwanted greasy look, so remember to use only as directed.
3. Tame your hair with styling cream
Don’t expect styling cream to give you the same results as hair gel, wax, or pomade, but it can be a miracle worker for people with curly or coarse hair. If your hair has been a frizzy, shapeless mess that feels impossible to manage, don’t cut it off without giving some styling cream a try first. It will help you get some shape to your hair while also keeping it moisturized. And even though it doesn’t do much for holding your hair into place, styling cream will give your hair better looking waves and curls.
4. Boost your hair up with salt spray
Have you ever noticed how the beach completely changes the texture of your hair? Even a guy with nearly straight hair will start developing waves and curls after a couple of days swimming in the ocean. And a lot of people try to replicate this look with hair products, but nothing seems to work quite as nice as the ocean – until now. Salt spray lets you bring the beach to your bathroom. Simply spray a little in your hair and watch as your hair gets a boost in volume and changes in texture, developing more refined curls and waves.
Find What Works Best for You
Now that you know there are options outside of hairspray and gel, you’re encouraged to try different products until you find one that you like. If you’re unsure about buying a bottle of a new type of hair product, ask your barber or stylist for a sample the next time that you get a haircut. You also may want to ask them what they recommend for your type of hair as well.