It can be confusing, to say the least to decipher what type of hair styling product you should be using on your hair.
Not only do you need to find a product that effortlessly creates the look you want to achieve but, you also need to take into consideration which type of product suits your hair type.
It’s a minefield out there, with creams, mousses, lotions, sprays, clays, pomades and, of course, the traditional hair gel to choose from.
How are you supposed to work out which one is right for you?
No-one wants to have to try them all out individually – just imagine the time and expense!
Thankfully, you don’t have to. Below, you will find the most common hair types coupled with their recommended hair product. It’s as simple as that.
Straight hair is notoriously easy to work with, so in terms of styling products, the world really is your oyster. The only problem that men with straight hair sometimes face is a lack of volume. Therefore, it is advised to choose a hair styling product that doesn’t weigh down your hair and make it appear too flat, such as a putty, cream, wax or clay to achieve a more matte look.
Once seen as difficult to manage and unruly, curly hair is having a comeback in a big way. Who wouldn’t want gorgeously thick, textured locks? You can go au naturel with this hair type if you want to, or if you want to manage your style a bit better, then look to products that will keep your hair moisturized. Wiry, coarse and dry hair is not a good look.
Pomades and creams are ideal for keeping your hair hydrated, or you could use a mousse to add even more texture.
If you have luscious, thick hair, then lucky you! However, this hair type does come with its own problems, namely that it is hard to control and often resists even the hardiest styling product. To counteract thick hair’s density, opt for a pomade or clay that will help make the styling process a lot easier and keep your hair in place for longer.
Many men suffer with thinning or receding hair, and this type of hair can be challenging to style. Of course, you want your hair to appear thicker and fuller, and to achieve this you should use gels, creams, mousses or lotions and finish it with hair spray if needed. Men with thin hair should avoid wax, pomades and clays at all costs as these will weight down your hair and make it appear even thinner.
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Long hair requires a lot more effort to keep it looking good; you need to invest in a high-quality shampoo and conditioner, and you’ll need to have regular trims to keep it strong and healthy.
When it comes to styling long hair, pomades can be used to create texture and definition, whereas wax can create a matte finish with less of a stronghold.
Although, it is styling cream that really stands apart from the rest for long locks as it offers a medium to light hold, creating a nice amount of volume and providing flexibility when it comes to styling. It also makes your hair appear healthy and clean looking.