How To Choose The Right Hair Products

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You might have a great sense of fashion when it comes to men’s streetwear clothing, but if you’re at a loss with regards to grooming, you will let your sense of style down.

That’s why we’ve put together some tips on how to choose the right hair product for you, so you can have the hottest hairstyle around.

Get to know your hair type

Before you look for grooming products, it’s important to know what your hair type is. Products have different effects depending on whether you have thick, fine, straight or curly hair.

What are you looking for?

The next step is to determine what look you are going for. Do you want a wet, sleek hair do, or a matte natural one? Do you like a lot of texture to add a bit of body to your hair, or do you want something with strong hold so you can create gravity-defying styles? Of course, you might want a product that is pliable, so you can have the choice of restyling your locks throughout the day.

Choose from the many products available

Once you have determined what your hair type is and what look you want to achieve, this will help immensely when it comes to choosing your must-have product.

It can be overwhelming at first picking between gels, pomades, wax, clay, putties, mousses, creams or sprays, but once you’ve picked the right product for you, you’ll stick with it religiously.

In brief:

Gels offer strong holds and a wet look and are good for thick hair.
Pomades create a wet look without drying out for those with thin or curly hair.
Wax gives a firm hold with a matte look and is ideal for those with thick hair.
Clays, muds and putties provide the natural, matte style with a lot of texture for those with think to thick, or wavy hair.
Creams give more natural control.
Mousse is ideal for fine hair to add some volume.
Hair spray is good for all hair types and is great at keeping your hold after you’ve styled your hair.