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These are the 7 types of men’s hair products that can be used to style your hair and which will be covered in this hair products guide:
If you’re into the classic men’s hairstyles, then pomade is the absolute king of all hair products. Pomades have been in use for over a century and their ingredients have changed over time. Originally, pomades were made of mashed apples blended with boar fat (or sometimes with pig fat), which produced quite a greasy ointment. By the 1920s, however, mineral oil was introduced as a base oil to use in pomades and so were other wax-based compounds.
Hair waxes were created as alternative hair styling products to pomades. Hair waxes provide different degrees of holding strength and of shine levels while, at the same time, leaving the hair relatively soft and smooth, which automatically makes hair waxes a superior type of product when compared against pomades. The one thing that hair waxes do not provide is the high sheen (i.e. slicked texture) of pomades, although there are several new “pomade waxes” in the market that have all the properties of a conventional hair wax and also provide a decent sheen.
Hair gel is possibly the most-known type of men’s hair product to date. Just like with hair wax, hair gel provides a wide range of holding strengths and shine levels. Unlike hair wax, however, hair gel leaves the hair with different degrees of hardness, which is not something that everyone likes.
You will find that hair gels are mainly categorized by their holding strength, with these holding strengths being:
Medium or firm hold
Hairstyling creams provide a natural shine to your hair while providing a low to medium holding strength. Hairstyling creams are also known as styling creams, hairdressing creams or hairdressing lotions, and the current hairstyling creams available are based on the older hairdressing creams that were popular in the 1960s as mentioned earlier.
Hair mousse products are designed to augment the natural volume of your hair while providing a medium or firm hold. Hair mousse is dispensed as a foam, but, other than that, you use it on your hair as you’d do with any other hair product in this guide (i.e. use your fingers to coat your hair with the product and then either style your hair with your fingers, a comb or both).
Hair sprays are products designed to secure a hairstyle in place, hence hair sprays are, what I call, hairstyling “finishers”. A hair spray by itself isn’t very useful, but, when a hair spray is used in tandem with any other hair product from this guide, then that’s when the magic happens!
Last but not least, we have leave-in conditioners as one of the 7 main types of hair products for men. Leave-in conditioners are products that are used to style the hair while giving the hair the most-moisturizing effect of all styling products for men (even more than hairstyling creams). In very basic terms, a leave-in conditioner is a watered-down version of a regular conditioner (i.e. the one that you leave on your hair for 2 minutes while showering).
Men’s hair products FAQ
There are some common questions that I am asked constantly at my hair salon by our male customers with regards to men’s hair products. For what is worth, the actual use of these 7 men’s hair products in this guide is very intuitive and straight forward. Still, there are some additional tidbits that you may want to know when it comes to using hair products for men correctly.
Can I use 2 hair products together to style my hair?
Yes, you can use 2 hair products together for any hairstyle of your choice. However, I only recommend that you do this with either a leave-in conditioner or a hair spray. What this means is that you can use any other hair product with a leave in conditioner or with a hair spray to style your hair. Here are some great hair product combinations to style men’s hair:
Hair mousse with hair spray: to achieve a wet hair effect on curly hair.
Hair gel with hair spray: to achieve a wet hair effect on straight hair.
Leave-in conditioner with styling cream: to tame frizzy curly hair.
Leave-in conditioner with hair mousse: to achieve extra hair volume for men who are balding or for men with thin hair or thinning hair.