Looking to shake up your hair care routine? Let us help. The Australian grooming scene is booming, with a whole bunch of brands and companies creating products geared towards guys. Get to know some of them with a round-up of our top Australian hair care brands…
Hunter Lab is a Melbourne-based hair and skin care brand. They offer a wide range of effective products for men that combine the best of nature and science. Not only do their products use powerful ingredients that can work wonders for your grooming routine, but their packaging is excellent. Housed in matte black bottles and jars, Hunter Lab products look impressive in any bathroom. The brand’s latest releases are the Invigorating Shampoo and Nourishing Conditioner. Enriched with hemp oil and silk protein, this duo is designed to leave your hair feeling soft, clean, and strong.
Paul Macnamara, the guy behind Jack The Snipper, spent much of his life in his dad’s barbershop, so he knows a thing or two about hair. The brand proudly designs, formulates, and makes all their products in Australia, and they even have their own barbershop in Byron Bay. Jack The Snipper’s pomades are free from SLS, parabens, and phosphates, but do contain ingredients that’ll keep locks looking and feeling good. Try their Matte Pomade for an easy to use styling product with a strong hold.
Mr Smith uses locally sourced botanicals and oils to craft their wide range of hair care and styling products. Ingredients such as shea butter and cacao seed are combined with rich oils for formulations that hydrate and balance hair. Moreover, it doesn’t hurt that their packaging is beautifully minimal, with clean white bottles showcasing black text on the front and back. The Stimulating Shampoo and Conditioner are good places to start with Mr Smith.
Patricks is a hair care brand from Bondi who’ve spent years perfecting their formulas. They even have their own trademarked ‘Patricks Recovery Compound’ in each of the products, which targets hair loss, hair growth, and scalp health. Try their SH2 Deep Clean Shampoo; a powerful formula that’ll get even the most stubborn hair products out.
From humble beginnings in Melbourne in the late 80s to worldwide grooming domination, Aesop is truly an Australian success story. Setting aside their outstanding packaging design, their formulations are top notch. Both skin care and hair care are covered in their wide range, with enticing scents and effective ingredients throughout. Check out their Rose Hair & Scalp Moisture Masque if yours have been feeling a little dry.
Launched in 2014, Melbourne’s The Groomed Man Co. is certainly a brand to keep an eye on. Their range of beard and hair care products harness the great power of nourishing oils like argan, jojoba, and sweet almond to keep tresses and whiskers smooth, clean, and smelling good. The brand’s locally made shampoos and conditioners can be used for hair and beards, so they’re ideal if you want to keep your grooming routine simple.
King Brown Pomade crafts men’s hair styling products with an old school edge but using modern ingredients. The brand’s range features a product for any kind of look you’d be after, such as the Cream Pomade, which is ideal for light hold and natural look. Their Original formula has a slightly stronger hold for a more styled look.
Friends Luke Newman and Steve Purcell created their own line of men’s hair products after working in the barbering industry for years and realising no other brands at the time met their standards. Uppercut Deluxe is inspired by traditional barbershops, and has a very cool 50s vibe. Since launching their very first product, the Deluxe Pomade, the brand has grown immensely, now with a wide range of hair care, styling, and shaving products.
So the fact that Triumph & Disaster is actually from New Zealand, not Australia, is a minor detail. We’ll claim them as close enough because they’re so good. The brand uses some of the more unique ingredients we’ve seen, like Dragons blood and Harakeke. This is part of their commitment to sourcing the best natural ingredients from around the world. The Karekare Hair Tonic is one of their latest products. It’s a great all-rounder, being a styling and hair care product in one.