Get the perfect style with these best hair products for men
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AskMen’s grooming awards are back with the best product, treatment and device recommendations to ensure you look your best in 2022. Whether you’re looking for a hair clipper that actually works, a new daily serum or something to keep you smelling fresh, we’ve got you covered.
Grooming expert Joey Skladany combed through thousands of products from the past 12 months and picked out the ones that deserved to be in the spotlight. Everything is recommended and tested by experts in the beauty industry, dermatologists and, above all, consumers.
These are AskMen’s top picks for the best hair care products in 2022.
Best hair products of 2022
Best Shampoo + Conditioner Duo
Huron Hair Duo
Hooray for Huron and its paraben-, sulphate-, phthalate-, silicone- and aluminum-free hair duo. Presented in fully recyclable packaging, this shampoo and conditioner combo not only fights thinning hair and dandruff, but also hydrates, smooths and hydrates the scalp so your mane can grow freely.
$26 at UseHuron.com
Best shampoo + conditioner for thinning hair
Living Proof Complete Shampoo and Conditioner
The proof may be in the pudding, but it’s also in Living Proof’s Complete Shampoo and Conditioner, which targets fine, limp hair. Boost volume with its exclusive amino cleansing complex; it cleanses without stripping your scalp of its natural oils.
$30 at LivingProof.com
Best Dandruff Shampoo + Conditioner
Paul Mitchell Special Tea Tree Shampoo and Conditioner
Say goodbye to flakes with Paul Mitchell’s line of invigorating tea tree products. Her #1 shampoo and conditioner work wonders to refresh and “tingle” your scalp; prevent accumulation and break down what has already accumulated.
From $7.50 at PaulMitchell.com
Best shampoo + conditioner for dry hair
Joico Moisture Recovery
Dry, brittle hair is a headache, but Joico has got you covered with a sea-based shampoo and conditioner duo that will leave your head anything but thirsty. Thanks to its gentle formula, it is also a pair that you can use every day without fear of impending dandruff.
$20 at Amazon.com
Best scalp scrub
Goop Beauty g.Tox Himalayan Salt Scrub
Goop Beauty may be a hit with women, but don’t sleep on this scrub. Himalayan salt helps remove product, oil and dirt buildup, while cold-pressed moringa and rosehip oils purify and detoxify to prepare your crown for all the dirt the world will throw at you on your scalp.
$57.72 on Amazon.com
best clarifying shampoo
Ouai Detox Shampoo
Here’s some clarity: Ouai Detox Shampoo fights damaged, dirty hair with clarifying apple cider vinegar and fiber-strengthening keratin to keep your locks looking luscious and free of excess oil. It’s the perfect refill before reintroducing a favorite shampoo (which may end up being this one, since you can use it daily without fear of dryness).
$30 on TheOuai.com
Best shampoo for curly hair
Kerastase Curl Manifesto Shampoo
Many shampoos forget men with curly hair, but not this one. Kerastase Curl Manifesto Shampoo was developed to keep your natural coils both intact and healthy, and that’s exactly what it delivers.
$36 at Sephora.com
Best blonde shampoo
Pravana the perfect blonde
If blondes have more fun, then you’ll have absolute pleasure maintaining your golden mop with Pravana’s The Perfect Blonde shampoo. Infused with coconut oil and soy protein, it’s formulated to neutralize brassy and yellow tones, so you can enjoy a salon-quality dye job even longer than normal.
$19.99 at Ulta.com
Best Deep Moisturizing Hair Mask
Native Fortifying Hair Mask
Sometimes hair needs an even deeper treatment than Native Almond Shea Butter Conditioner and Hair Mask does just the truckload. The low-cost tube delivers much-needed moisture to broken hair in just 3-5 minutes, making it easy to use for any man on the go.
$9 at NativeCos.com
Best all-in-one hair and body cleanser
American Crew 3-in-1 Body Wash and Conditioner Shampoo
American Crew is a classic among men’s beauty products, and their all-in-one hair and body wash contains a host of ingredients like sage leaf extract that soften hair and skin simultaneously. It’s like convenience in a bottle…with a wonderful herbal scent.
Best Hair Growth Supplement
Hair transplants are expensive and many men are hesitant to take oral finasteride. As an alternative, Nutrafol’s proactive approach to weight loss includes drug-free, medical-grade ingredients like saw palmetto and curcumin that don’t compromise sexual performance and show results within months.
$79 per month at Nutrafol.com
best hair dye
Just for Men Color Shampoo
The convenience of Just for Men Color Shampoo makes covering your gray hair easier than ever. Simply apply the right shade to your head, leave on for five minutes, and shampoo. It’s that simple and lasts up to eight weeks.
From $7.33 on Amazon.com
best grooming cream
Oribe styling cream
Yes, it’s the grooming cream touted by dozens of Instagram influencers. No, we’re not ashamed to admit that it actually works. Oribe’s Styling Cream delivers shine, control and ease of use for straight and curly hair, so you can say goodbye to those crunchy, greasy tubes.
$42 at Oribe.com
Best Fiber Hair Styling Product
R+Co HYPERLINK Fiber Stretch Pomade
The unique stretchy and elastic fibers work great to manage any hair type with this popular pomade. He also has enough gifts for anyone who messed up the styling process the first time around (i.e. those of us who aren’t barbers).
$28 at RAndCo.com
Best Textured Hair Styling Product
IGK Beach Club Volumizing Texturizing Spray
That effortless surfer hair vibe can be achieved with a quick spray of IGK’s Beach Club Volumizing Texture Spray. In fact, it even smells like the beach, so it feels like you’re rolling in the sand and have the hair to prove it.
$32 at Amazon.com
Best styling product for curly hair
Kevin Murphy MOTION.LOTION
Curly hair requires extra care and attention, and Kevin Murphy accepts the ever-important responsibility of maintaining and accentuating natural, luscious waves in even the finest hair. Apply it to damp hair, scrunch it and let its nourishing oils do their job.
$34 at KevinMurphy.com
Best styling gel
Wella EIMI Pearl Styler styling gel
Gel may seem outdated, but not with Wella’s EIMI Pearl Styler Styling Gel, formulated with strong flexible hold, pearlescent shine and protection against the sun’s harmful, drying UV rays. Now is the time to pull off that bottle of LA Looks, guys.
$19.48 at Amazon.com
Best hair styling product for shine
Kenra Shine Spray
Looking for a bit of glow and sparkle for a special night on the town? The key is Kenra, and this shine spray that not only provides lightweight, instant shine, but also tames frizz and flyaways so you stay flying for hours.
$18.99 at Amazon.com
Best hair spray
Sebastian Shaper Hairspray
Sebastian Shaper tops the list because it has a malleable grip that can be readjusted and manipulated to create any trendy hairstyle. Once you’ve achieved a gravity-defying selfie-ready look, it also works as a fantastic setting spray.
$21 at Amazon.com
best hair protector
Fatboy Sticky Oil
Don’t even think about turning on that hair dryer without first applying Fatboy’s Tacky Oil to your damp hair. The anti-pollution and anti-heat serum prevents frizz and breakage for a healthy shine that never fades.
$32 at FatboyHair.com