Hair products

The 30 Best Hair Products for Men in 2022

Fiber is best for short to medium styles. If you need a more manageable product for long, thick hair, we suggest switching from fiber to clay and towel-apply.

The best hair fiber for men:

American Crew Fiber (pack of 2)

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Cream

What is the cream used for? Light hold, light shine when applied to clean, dry hair; both boost to a light to medium level when applied to clean, damp hair.

If your hair is a few inches or longer, save a creme (or creme, if you fancy) for those days when you want a flowing, feather-light style. The cream is a big improvement over wearing nothing – it pulls everything in a specific direction, while providing a natural look without leaving excess buildup.

Hair cream is also effective in taming stray hair on longer styles. You can massage a small dab of cream into your fingers, then sprinkle it on flyaways. It can also keep your hair from puffing up and prevent frizz. For longer hair, it is often comparable to hair oil, but offers less shine.

The best hair cream for men:

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House of Skuff Potion No 1 styling cream

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Dough

What is hair paste used for? Medium hold, slight shine when applied dry; High hold and medium shine when applied wet.

Paste is an essential product for your bathroom vanity, even if it’s not your day-to-day. It adds texture and definition to short and medium styles, when applied dry. It also gives you ‘touchable’, controlled hair when applied to towel-dried hair, meaning your style won’t get smothered despite holding the paste all day. It’s also extremely reworkable, in that a simple splash of water on your hands or a comb can reactivate the product and help revamp it into a post-work style, versus the more corporate style you’ve been wearing all day. daytime.

The paste is also one of the best men’s products for thinning hair: apply a small amount to dry hair for a light lift that doesn’t smother the follicles. It gives a nice feeling of fullness.

The best hair paste for men:

Vaughn’s V76 Modeling Dough

Dove Men+Care Sculpting Paste


Cream Curls

What is the curl cream used for: Definition and control of curls and waves, plus extra hydration and buoyancy. Apply to damp hair.

To keep waves and curls defined, you need humidity, humidity, humidity. But most people want it in a lightweight formula that keeps hair flowing while defining the geometry of each hair. Some curl creams are also targeted as leave-in conditioners or masks because their nutrient density is comparable to ultra-hydrating treatments. BOM aside, make sure the product you’re using contains the right proteins, oils and extracts that promise to nourish and define your curls and waves (compensating for the fact that your scalp’s natural oils can’t easily drain each strand in order to do the work themselves).

Creams will also give you control over your curls and frizz, but just enough to make it feel effortless (and sometimes barely there). If you want something with more weight and shape control, better for shorter styles, consider a hair balm instead.

The best curl cream for men:

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Scotch Porter Leave-In Conditioning Cream

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hair balm

What is the hair balm used for: Similar to curl cream, it provides extra hydration and control to curls and waves, with heavier hold and higher shine. Also provides nourishing hold and healthy shine to straight, dry hair. Apply wet.