Just like the shoes and clothes you wear, the way you style your hair will say a lot about your sense of fashion and personality.

Men’s hairstyles continually evolve with new trends, and with each trend comes a slew of new hair products. Just like the shoes and clothes you wear, the way you style your hair says a lot about your sense of fashion and personality.

Best Hair Products For Men

Product NameType
[easyazon_link identifier="B00V6WAFCO" locale="US" tag="feedmen-20"]Murray’s Original Pomade[/easyazon_link]Pomade

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[easyazon_link identifier="B005IC3C1O" locale="US" tag="feedmen-20"]Uppercut Deluxe Pomade[/easyazon_link]Pomade

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[easyazon_link identifier="B003JEXUAQ" locale="US" tag="feedmen-20"]L'Oreal 5 Strong Matt Clay[/easyazon_link]Putties and Clay

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[easyazon_link identifier="B000MIKEZQ" locale="US" tag="feedmen-20"]Baxter of California Clay Pomade[/easyazon_link]
(Best Clay)
Putties and Clay

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[easyazon_link identifier="B000SNRJ1M" locale="US" tag="feedmen-20"]Malin+Goetz Sage Styling Cream[/easyazon_link]Cream

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[easyazon_link identifier="B00O2IEM4Q" locale="US" tag="feedmen-20"]Fellow Barber Styling Cream[/easyazon_link]
(Best Cream)

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[easyazon_link identifier="B007EJ37W8" locale="US" tag="feedmen-20"]Uppercut Featherweight Pliable Paste[/easyazon_link]
(Best Wax)

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[easyazon_link identifier="B003PARWS0" locale="US" tag="feedmen-20"]Redken Wax Blast Finishing Spray[/easyazon_link]Wax

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[easyazon_link identifier="B00AC6HOEW" locale="US" tag="feedmen-20"]Kerastase Homme Sculpting Gel[/easyazon_link]
(Best Gel)

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[easyazon_link identifier="B0048U8L18" locale="US" tag="feedmen-20"]Shu Uemura Ample Angora Foam[/easyazon_link]Gel

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That said, even if you crave a new look, sometimes change is intimidating. Kind of like shaving off a hard-earned beard can be off-putting, letting your short locks grow out can feel somewhat disorienting — and with reason! Your look, to some extent, dictates who you are. So before you decide on your next hair move, read on to find out what these hair products can do for you. These products each form distinct textures and styles for various hair types, which might be overwhelming if you don’t know exactly what you need.

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We’ve combed through the best hair products out there. From the luxury brand names to the cream of the drug store crop, good hair products for men can be found at all levels of the hair-product stratum. It’s also why lists like this one are great guides – just like in choosing the best beard trimmers or the best electric shavers – to know where to start in donning that new hairstyle you’ve been wanting to try.

Top Hair Products For Men:


A clever blend of wax and oil, a good pomade will help you achieve the classic look made popular by Leonardo DiCaprio (think The Great Gatsby) and Mad Men’s Don Draper. Pomades are primarily used to bless hair with extra shine and softer texture, which makes them especially great for curly hair. When choosing a pomade, look for one that’s water-based so it’s easy to wash out.

How To Use: Using your fingers, spread a small amount of pomade to the areas that need a little extra shaping or texture. Be careful not to use too much to avoid your hair looking greasy.

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Wax’s cousins, putties and clay, can be used in much the same way as any strong-holding matte product. These are great for accomplishing the messiest-looking hairdos with pretty much any hair type, and can even help add thickness to naturally thin manes. Clays and company will create defined strands and a pliable texture that won’t give itself away with any shine.

How To Use: Like wax, use your fingers to texture and tousle the areas that you want to style. Clay isn’t sticky, but it can leave a gummy residue in your hair and on your hands if you use too much.

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A [/easyazon_link]point between pomade and putty, this award-winning (Men’s Health Best Styling Product, and Reader’s Digest Best Wax) lemon and sage-scented clay from Baxter of California is a great option for anyone needing control of their hair. It boasts natural ingredients, like real clay and beeswax, a strong hold with a no-shine finish, while it creates natural-looking shapes.
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For the most natural look, a quality cream will simply add a touch of shine and lustre for a healthy-looking head of hair. Perfect for wavy, curly, and longer locks, cream is a great grooming product that can help eradicate frizziness when used on wet hair. Compared to stiff wax or heavy gel, creams offer a light texture, which can also help soften coarse hair. For inspiration, you can look to Brad Pitt in The Counselor or World War Z.

How To Use: Creams can be used as a main or finishing product. Start by distributing a small amount from your hands to your hair, and re-apply as needed. For those with longer hair, you can concentrate on treating the ends to help diminish dead-end frizziness.

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All the [/easyazon_link]this Malin+Goetz product is intended for all-day use, without adding weight or grease. It is made from natural ingredients, like chamomile and verbena, so it smells and feels great.
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Here’s the t[/easyazon_link]g the messy look. Fellow Barber’s ultra-light hold and under-the-radar shine lends it a finish that kind of reads party-meets-boardroom. This one is definitely in our top picks.
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Wax[/easyazon_link]tile product can help you achieve great hairstyles, from relaxed bed-head to more controlled looks. Good for short to mid-length hair, wax can deliver long-holding style, without adding grease or looking shiny. As your day progresses, hair wax will allow you to reshape and restyle accordingly, without getting your hands sticky. As long as it is evenly distributed, wax can lend you an effortlessly roguish look.

How To Use: Shake the bottle. Dispense a small amount in one hand and apply to your hair with both hands. Style your hair to your liking and blow dry for maximum hold.

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For easy, messy hair, th[/easyazon_link]wax from Uppercut will do the trick. The wax is light, so you don’t have to worry about it hardening, and it has a dry, matte finish, so you don’t have to worry about looking like you’ve got gunk in your hair.
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Good for thick hai[/ea[/easyazon_link]unction is to keep hair in place. Hair gel can be used to attain some of the most old-school looks, like the ones sported by Elvis, or John Travolta in Grease. Slick and stiff, it can be applied to wet or dry hair for different effects. Gel tends to make hair shiny, which is probably what has earned its reputation as the modern day hair grease.
If you’re happy with keeping the same look from dawn until dusk, gel will deliver exactly that. That said, you might want to consider a different option if you’re prone to running your fingers through your hair. Once dried in position, gel can break from its shape, or flake, if meddled with.

How To Use: Start with a small coin-sized portion of gel in your hands. Apply to wet or dry hair, and style as usual. You can use a blow dryer for maximum hold or let it dry naturally (it will look shinier). As previously mentioned, refrain from retouching once the gel is dry to avoid flaking.

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The star of this category, this sculpting ge[/ea[/easyazon_link]great for creating a denser head of hair, without feeling heavy or greasy. It’s also water-soluble for easy removal.
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Mousse really isn’t[/ea[/easyazon_link]f hair product, mainly because it’s annoying to use (it’s foamy in the hands and feels crunchy when it dries) and because you can accomplish similar, easier effects with other types of hair products. That said, there are a few good mousse options out there and it can be used fairly successfully on thin hair. Especially when used in combination with a blow dryer, mousse can lend extra volume.

How to use: Use when hair is damp, starting at the roots of your hair. Style as usual, and let dry naturally or with a blow dryer.

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For those of us with finer hair, Shu Uemura’s Ample [/easy[/easyazon_link]wer to a fuller look. It will introduce volume (and the appearance of thicker hair) thanks to its main ingredient: Japanese cedar bud. This gentle product boosts from the roots and leaves a silky smooth finish.
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