This guide is approximately a 3-minute read.
In this guide, you’ll learn about the 3 categories of men’s hair care products:
Let’s dig in.
A Guide: Hair Care Products for Men
You wake up in the morning ready to head to work - but then it happens, you look in the mirror and realize you're having a bad hair day! (Yes, guys can have bad hair days too.)
It's terrible when bad hair days happen to good men: frizz, fly-aways, and bed head can all make it hard for you to look your best.
But the good news is that it's possible to cut down on the number of those horrendous hair days that you have.
The right hair care regimen can greatly improve the manageability and overall health of your hair. But how do you know which products to use to get those results?
Well, this guide will give you a high-level overview of hair care essentials to help you put together the perfect daily hair care routine.
Read on to learn more about the products that every man needs to use to enjoy more good hair days!
First up is...
Shampoo is used for the first step in a hair care regimen: cleansing!
With the help of cleansing agents, shampoo lathers up to wash away scalp oils, dirt, sweat, and other impurities that build up on your hair.
Without shampoo, your hair can quickly begin to stink and look dirty.
(If you'd like to learn more about shampoo, check out this guide on how to choose a men's shampoo.)
Different hair types have different needs when it comes to cleansing, so men's hair care brands offer many varieties.
You can find formulas for curly, thin, coarse, dry, and oily hair types as well as solutions for hair loss and dandruff.
An example of a shampoo is the Sport Daily Shampoo from Kale Naturals:
Conditioning is the second step in a complete hair care regimen.
You can think of a conditioner as food for your hair.
See, the hair that is visible on your scalp is actually no longer living; only the hair hidden inside the follicles is actively growing and receiving nutrients from your blood.
The rest of your hair is made up of dead cells and requires moisture and nutrients to remain silky, strong, and manageable. Conditioners supply the much-needed hydration, vitamins, and other nutrients.
Like shampoos, conditioners come in different formulations to complement different hair types.
(To learn more about conditioners, check out this guide on how to choose a conditioner for men.)
An example of a conditioner is Thick Conditioner from Portland General Store:
And here are more hair conditioners for men.
While washing and conditioning are the steps in your regimen that help to keep your hair in the best of health, hair styling is the final step and involves applying products to help make it easier for you to shape your hair into the styles that you desire and keep it in place throughout the day.
(If you want to learn more about hair styling products, check out this guide on hair styling products for men.)
There are many kinds of styling aids available. The type that is right for you will depend on your hair's texture and what type of style you're going for.
Here are some examples of different types of hair styling products:
- Hair gel is used for shaping hair into looks that are difficult to achieve and to secure strands in place after stylings.
- Pomades enhance shine and make hair appear sleeker, while wax adds definition and assists with shaping.
- Hair mousse adds volume to fine hair and can help define and control curls.
- Styling creams hydrate dry hair and reduce frizz and fly-aways.
- Hair spray is used as the final step of a hair styling routine and provides hold to keep your strands from straying out of place.
An example of a pomade is the Fort Greene Old School Pomade from Brooklyn Groooming:
Here are more men's hair styling products.
Step Up Your Grooming Game
Get your free copy of "A Useful Guide to Men's Hair Products" (which comes with a Welcome Bundle of gifts like a 15% promo code and free shipping code to Dapper & Done) by clicking the image below:
And now that you’re up to speed on the different hair care products that you should use, check out the Dapper & Done Hair Collection to find the products that you can use to help step up your hair game.
In addition to the individual shampoos, conditioners, and hair styling products available, we also offer bundles like this Brickell Daily Revitalizing Hair Care Routine Bundle: