When it comes to styling your hair, the product aisle at your local supermarket or pharmacy (or even the numerous pages at an online shop) can seem daunting. Men’s hair products practically take up an entire aisle! You probably already have your standard shampoo and conditioner (or a combination of both), but when it comes to a product to style your hair, there seem to be too many options to choose from. One of the primary decisions you will face when deciding on the product to put in your hair is whether to choose mousse, gel or wax, and we’ve got you covered. Here are the primary differences to help you make your decision.
For those with thick, curly hair or hair that produces a lot of frizz, this may the product for you. Lightweight and easy to run through hair, it is usually used to create volume and reduce frizz. Because it is so light, it doesn’t build up and cause hair clogs like other products might. This is a great product if you don’t want to weigh down your hair, but you like a light, moveable style.
Usually, mousse is applied to damp hair because it holds the style while it dries (either naturally or with a hairdryer). You can purchase extreme lightweight ones that can also be applied for dry hair if you need a pick-me-up halfway through the day.
For those who like a look to stay in place and not move, hair gel is the product for you. Apply some to your fingertips and run it through your locks – be sure to get all the strands you would like to bind together. Gel works as glue does, with the intention of creating a less moveable look that mousse or wax.
If you have a quiff or a high hairstyle, gel might be the best option for you. Keeping all strands in place on a night out is often important and hair gel will have your back.
If you like the natural look, but would like to ensure a few stubborn pieces stay in place, or a certain style at the front of your hair remains, wax is for you. Using a small amount of hair wax goes a long way, so this is also a great option for those on a budget.