Pomades, clays, wax, creams… the choices are endless when it comes to styling your hair. Different products achieve different looks, so if there’s a specific style you’re going for, it’s a good idea to find the right product for you. Check out our round-up of some of the best men’s hair styling products…
The experts at Uppercut Deluxe have crafted the excellent Matt Pomade; a creamy product that’s designed to give medium hold with a natural matte finish. It’s a versatile product that will work for a bunch of different styles, plus it works well in both short and long hair. The Matt Pomade is water soluble, allowing it to be washed out easily without the need for any harsh shampoos.
Buy: Uppercut Deluxe
Made to achieve a more messy, textured look, the Texture Paste by V76 is a great one for those with shorter hair. It offers a strong hold with matte finish, with the bonus of having a nice, woody scent to it too. The Texture Paste features conditioning ingredients like bentonite clay and beeswax. The former absorbs excess oils in your hair for a more matte look, while the latter helps with hydration and makes it easier to work the product through your hair.
Crafted to not only style your hair, but care for it with a slew of natural and nourishing ingredients, Ponsonby Pomade by Triumph & Disaster is a great all-rounder product. It delivers a medium hold with a subtle, unique fragrance. The pomade is infused with dragons blood, harakeke, and argan, all of which are stellar ingredients that care for your hair and scalp.
Buy: Triumph & Disaster
Sachajuan’s Hair Wax offers a non-greasy formula that’s infused with the brand’s ocean silk technology, which is enriched with natural minerals and proteins from the sea. Housed in some beautiful, minimalist packaging, the wax is pliable, making it easy to re-work if you need to. Furthermore, the formula is moisturising, so it’s doing good for your hair while styling it at the same time.
Buy: Mr Porter
If you don’t love a matte finish from your styling product, Evo’s Crop Strutters Construct Cream is a good choice. It offers a medium shine finish with medium hold too. The product is easy to use, and made to achieve a very effortless look. Better yet, it’s water soluble too, so it’ll wash out easily.
Baxter Of California’s award-winning Clay Pomade is a classic. It can be used to create a number of different styles while achieving a strong hold and matte finish. The product delivers all day pliability, so you can re-style throughout the day as needed. The pomade can also be used with the brand’s other styling products to create a larger variety of looks too.
Buy: Maple Store
The Malin + Goetz Sage Styling Cream is a great product to use if you prefer a natural look. The formula is super lightweight and melts easily into your hair. It can be used in different types of hair of differing lengths to achieve a variety of styles. Moreover, its ingredients list includes sage and chamomile to sooth your scalp and shea butter, sweet almond oil, and panthenol to moisturise.
Buy: Mr Porter
A good option for those with thinner hair, the Matte Pomade Paste by Imperial delivers lightweight styling that helps to thicken, moisturise, and add volume. It’s a versatile product that you can use to achieve a messy, textured look, or a sleek and more defined one. A nice addition to the ingredients list is green tea, which protects your hair from environmental damage.
Photos taken with Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II.