The Best Hair Products for Your Hair Type

The Best Hair Products for Your Hair Type

There’s a ton of hair products out there; are you using the right one for your haircut and hair type? Whether you have hair that’s thick, thin, long, short or somewhere in between, it can be hard to pick out the right product to tame your mane and make it look great.

Waxes, creams and gels? The number of men’s hair styling products kicking around out there is staggering, which can make things a little daunting when you just want a product that will help you look your best. That’s why we’ve teamed up with our friends at American Crew to find the hair styling product that would best suit your hair type.

Read on to find the right hair product for your haircut and hair type.

Hair Wax:
Simply put: Wax adds texture and shine to short hair that needs extra hold. This is a product that adds more character, texture and expression to your look. What does that mean? Well, it’s a great option for those rebellious hairstyles, especially if you’re looking for something a little messy or spiked up. Not feeling particularly rebellious today? Simply smooth the products through the ends of your hair for a slick, refined look with just enough shine. Guys with longer hair don’t feel left out… You can use a small amount of wax as a finishing coat to help tame frizzy or flyaway hair.

Use: Rub a small amount of hair wax in your fingertips or in the palms of your hands and then apply to dry or damp hair, never wet.
Try: American Crew Fiber
Retail: $21.95

If you’re looking for a men’s hair styling product that will literally outshine everything else on the shelf, pick up pomade. Pomade is unrivaled when it comes to delivering high levels of gloss and shine and it’s your best bet if you’re looking to achieve a slicked back Mad Men-inspired hairstyle. Pomade can be used with just about any hair type and can be used with almost any hairstyle. Best to use this product for special occasions when you want to pull out a dapper, more formal look.

Use: Pomades are more relaxed than gel, so you will need to apply a little more if you need that extra hold with your hairstyle. Just remember not to be too generous with product or your hair may look and feel greasy by the end of the day.
Try: American Crew Pomade
Retail: $21.95

Fiber Cream:
Hair products with ‘fiber’ are generally thick (use a little force to get it out of the container) products that help thicken and texturize the hair. Guys with thin hair will find an added fullness to their hair while guys with super straight hair will love the strong, pliable hold that fiber products offer. Looking for a little more flexibility without compromising on that firm hold? American Crew Fiber Cream comes in a convenient tube format and offers a strong hold with a little more flexibility than traditional fiber products, while giving your hair a natural shine finish. It’s the ideal styling product for guys with medium to longer hair.

Use: Rub a small amount of fiber cream evenly between palms before applying to damp or nearly dry hair. Style your hair as usual and then let dry naturally.
Try: American Crew Fiber Cream
Retail: $21.95

Clay hair products generally offer a medium hold and are a perfect option for guys who’ve tried wax but are looking for something a little more relaxed. Expect added volume when applying clay products to your hair, because clay hair products can make the hair follicle look and feel thicker. Need more volume to your hair? Simply use a hair dryer. Molding Clay is also an ideal styling product for active guys out there playing sports or guys who tend to perspire heavily because clay offers a longer-lasting hold and a naturally water-resistant finish. Another note: Clay has little to no shine, so if you’re looking for a matte effect with your hairstyle… this is the one for you.

Use: Rub a small amount of molding clay between palms or fingertips to soften. Apply to towel-dried hair (as opposed to dry hair) and then style your hair as usual.
Try: American Crew Molding Clay
Retail: $21.95

Forget everything you think you know about gel, because they don’t make gels like they used to. Today’s gels offer up high hold with just enough shine. When you’re looking for some serious hold to keep hair of every length tamed, you can skip the wax and head straight for the gel. American Crew Firm Hold Styling Gel offers serious hold once it dries up. Just make sure you’re digging the look before you leave the house… because it ain’t moving until you wash it out. Of course, you can always use a gel with a lighter hold, to emphasize waviness and giving your hair a look that is more manageable throughout the day.

Use: Apply to towel-dried hair, comb through and let it dry naturally.
Try: American Crew Firm Hold Styling Gel
Retail: $21.95

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    I Love this kind of post! Hair care is something a lot of man do nowadays. Many people say that only women should care about their hair but it’s time to change that stage of mind, and this kind of post help us to do so!

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