Top 10 Hair Styling Products
If clothes truly do make the man, his hairstyle should readily be recognised as the single most important accessory to completing this transformation. Whether long and unruly, shiny and slick, short and rigid – one’s hairdo of choice often says more about a man than what he wears, says or does. Having said that, one can hardly be blamed for getting lost in the overwhelming shuffle of products that easily inundate our favourite salon shelves. With a plethora of styling products to choose from, we break down our Top 10 Hair Styling Products for men to help you in your quest to individualise your spiffy coif.
Last updated: 20 August 2014.
1. Hanz de Fuko Sponge Wax
Hanz de Fuko, rumoured to be used by Mr David Beckham – is the finest hair styling brand we have come across. A real breath of creative fresh air, and different. Sponge Wax is our pick of the bunch, for its long-lasting hold yet light-weight wax formula – and matte finish. Importantly, despite its superior hold, it is easily distributed and washed off hands. Superb.
2. Mr. Natty Paste
Developed by celebrity Hairstylist Matt Raine, the artistry of his brilliance is on full display in his recent collaboration with Mr. Natty. Subtly fragrant, the paste masterfully achieves that natural groomed aesthetic with a clean, silk-like finish.
3. TommyGuns Moulding Texturing Paste with Oranges and Limes
Industry acknowledged for the their clever blend of “old world” heritage influence along with modern day craftsmanship, TommyGuns offer a unique styling pomade lined with aromatic orange and lime accents creating an elegantly scented paste enhancing hold and natural texture for that highly coveted matte finish.
4. Lavett & Chin No.02 Pomade
Reaching out to some of the most remote places on Earth, L&C turn to the lush regions of India, Uganda and El Salvador to blend mango and shea butter along with other important essential oils to make up this chemically balanced yet highly luxurious styling pomade. Ideal for adding texture, the carefully blended formula allows manageability while featuring a surprising light finish.
5. Baxter of California Clay Pomade
Conceived in 1965, Baxter of California has consistently strived for greatness as the west coast based brand continues to churn out products admired and consumed by some of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest. Ideal for all hair types, the natural clay based pomade offers a firm hold with a clean matte finish.
6. Bumble and bumble Texture Creme
Beauty and grooming giant Bumble and Bumble more than live up to the hype with the creation of this innovative styling crème. Suitable for all hair types, this cutting edge product allows for a firm and tousled, shine-free finish.
7. American Crew Fiber
Optimal for gents with shorter hair, this fiber-like resinous wax adds welcome volume and texture helping to create a firm, pliable hold.
8. LS&B Ruck Matte Putty
With a boisterous name play referring to “complete” “everything”, LS&B offer up some of their best work to date with this highly versatile matte styling putty. Fitting for shorter styles, the putty serves to add volume and depth to messy, undone hairdos.
9. Sebastian Molding Mud
Firmly grounded in its LA roots, Sebastian has taken great strides to help re-invent and shape the ever-changing landscape of the grooming industry. Through the creation of their molding mud, this fiber infused sculptor takes aim at men looking to add volume whilst maintaining manageability to their coifs.
10. Philip Kingsley Hair Texturizer
Considered by many as a leading expert in hair and scalp health, Philip Kingsley carefully concoct a styling paste containing beeswax and lanolin boasting a product that not only styles, but defines, conditions and adds shine to finished styles.