Modern men don’t have it as easy as the gentlemen of the yesteryears – today’s grooming has been on an all-time popular high ever since Justin Timberlake ditched his Maggi Mee hairdo for a slick comb-over.
Okay this information may not be as reliable but our point stands. If you wanna play catch up, you certainly have to wax that hair up.
Now, let’s get down and dirty with the basics of hair grooming.
1. Hair Gel
The good old O.G. of styling products, the hair gel has indeed stood the test of time from your grandfather’s era to the 21st century. Go on and ask any one of the boys – chances are they’ve tried this at one point or another. Varying in their holding strengths from light to very strong, one application and your hair’s gonna be shining bright like a diamond (at least according to Rihanna).
2. Hair Wax
A more flexible product compared to hair gel, the classic wax offers a lighter hold compared to the former that allows hair to be restyled at any time of the day without clumping up. Suitable for straight or slightly wavy strands, use this with a comb for a neat slick finish to your hairdo.
3. Hair Pomade
Enjoying relative success ever since the resurgence of hipster hairstyles, the pomade today comes in two variants which is oil-based and water-based. Depending on your grooming needs, the oil-based pomade offers a stronger hold while the water-based pomade can easily be washed off for minimal maintenance. Both are equally superior in their end result, which gives off a shiny, slick hairdo.
4. Hair Clay
Having a sticky texture doesn’t necessarily mean bad news – the hair clay offers a super firm hold onto the hair that’ll last all day long. Not only that, the clay coats each strand that gives off a voluminous finish, perfect for those flaunting pompadours and slickbacks. Usually a more expensive option, you’ll certainly get your money’s worth with additional benefits from maintaining frizzy hair to nourishing the scalp due to its natural composition.
5. Hair Cream
Ideally used for a light to medium hold, the classic hair cream offers flexibility and low upkeep minus the messy residue. Perfect in taming flyaway strands, this makes for a must-have for those seeking for a tussled bedroom-hair finish. Men with thin or balding hair will surely appreciate the light texture that doesn’t clog up the pores.