Men's Styling Product Essentials

by Anjelina Tongco

Whether you’re a guy looking for great recommendations for hair and beard styling products, or a girl looking for an amazing gift idea for your man for an upcoming event, don’t worry. We got you covered. Find out what the best types of men’s styling products are and which ones you or your guy might need. 

Hair Styling Products for Guys 

Guys take a lot of pride in the way they style their hair. There are tons of hair styling products for men out there, but which one is the best for you? Here are some of the most popular products you’ll find on the shelves.

  • Gel - gel is one of the most versatile hair styling products out there, be it for men or for women. It can be used on most hair types and it’s really easy to manipulate as well which is why lots of beginners choose to use gel when styling their hair or other people’s hair. Looking for the best hair styling gel? Why not check out the Wella Eimi Shape Me Hair Gel? It offers supreme hold for any hair type for the whole day and it protects hair from excessive heat as well which is great if you’re a fan of heat styling tools for your hair. 
  • Pomade - looking for something that’ll keep your hair styled for as long as you want it to? Pomade might just be what you need. Pomade is a water-based hair styling product that can be used for both the hair and the beard. It’s important to note that this styling product is quite sticky and greasy, despite being water-based, so if you’re looking for something that you can use on the daily without any problems, you might want to consider using the BarberStation Pomade. Most pomades tend to leave residue behind that only comes out after a couple of washes or more but this comes off easily after one wash. 
  • Hair Spray - hairspray is often used by professionals, but some guys like to use it at home for their everyday hairstyle as well. The great thing about hair spray is that it’s very convenient and easy to use. Unlike gel and pomade that requires you to get your hands sticky, using a hairspray is less messy. Style your hair the way you want it, spritz on your hairspray of choice, and you’re good to go. 

Beard Styling Products 

Beard styling products are a little less common. You’ll find them in stores, but there’s no guarantee that you’ll find one in every single store that you go to unlike hair styling products. Sure, you could have some hair styling products as beard styling products but, if you want the best results, it’s still best to go for something that’s specifically made for the beard. Here are some of the most common ones. 

  • Shaving oil - also called a pre-shave oil, this beard styling product doesn’t really offer any hold. Rather, it conditions your beard so you can get a good, close shave and a beard that, at the end of the day, is easier to style. A good shaving oil to check out would be the Alter Ego Grooming Shaving Oil which can be used for all of your facial hair. 
  • Beard styling balm - most beard balms only soften and condition the beard but if you’re looking for something that can provide both moisture and styling support, go for something like the American Crew Beard Balm

So, depending on what kind of hold you’re looking for or what kind of product it is (whether you’re using for a multi-use product or one that’s specially formulated for either your hair or your beard) that you want, the choice on which men's styling product you need is always yours.