Most men like things to be simple, especially when they are talking about style. But one thing that definitely is not simple is understanding all the hair care and hair styling products that are available for men and which ones are best for you. From shampoo and conditioner, gels, pomades, clays, fibers, waxes, and creams, we’ve broken it down, so you can quickly and easily find the right products for your desired style.

Shampoo & Conditioner

When it comes to shampoo and conditioner most men think they’ve already got it all figured out because they are able to buy a 2-in-1 that has both. But just because you can buy it, doesn’t mean you should buy it. Shampoo and conditioner have two very different jobs when it comes to taking care of your hair, so when you buy a 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner it simply is not able to sufficiently perform the job of both. You do want to make sure you are buying a shampoo and a conditioner designed for men, just make sure that each product is separate. Additionally, if you have very oily hair or if you exercise and aren’t able to shower right after, you can consider using a dry shampoo that sprays into the hair to remove oil and keep hair clean in between washes.

Terms You Need To Know

Before you can even start to look at hair styling products there are two very important terms you will need to know in order to make sure you are choosing the right product for you – shine and holding power. When a product is marked as High Shine this means the product will allow light to reflect from the hair and leave a glossy, shiny look. When a product is marked as No Shine or Matte this means the product will absorb light, rather than reflect it, and will leave a smooth, no shine look. Holding power refers to the strength of the styling product has to keep your hair style in place. A hair styling product with a maximum hold will keep your style in place without much movement at all, whereas a hair styling product with light or no hold will make the hair look more natural and leave it being able to move and flow more naturally.

Now that you know everything you need to know about men’s hair care and hair styling products, contact Brandon Essentials Spa today to schedule an appointment to get your perfect individualized cut and style from one of our professional stylists.