Best styling products for men’s hair

Written by Eleanor | 01/08/2016

Men’s hair may not need as much attention as women’s hair does, there are times when it needs taming. Whether you’ve got straight, curly or unruly hair, you will have to give it some attention at some point. So Mainline Menswear have found the best styling products – depending on what hairstyle you have.

Straight Hair

For men with naturally straight hair, normally the main issue is stopping it from looking too flat. There’s nothing worse than your hair looking like it’s painted onto your head – so the main aim here is to create volume. For this, both wax and clay are the best bet. They provide a firm hold without making your hair look greasy.

Evo Cassius styling clay is available for between £15-20 and provides a natural finish and a supple hold. It’s ideal if you’re wanting to restyle your hair throughout the day and is remarkably easy to wash out afterwards.

Gatsby Air Rise wax can be used to create a feathered look without exerting too much effort. Only a very small amount is needed to provide volume, and give multiple different looks. You can buy it from just £7.99.


Curly Hair

For curly hair, dealing with frizz is often the hardest problem. We recommend using either gel or mousse to maintain your curls – especially if the weather is humid. You want to minimise frizzy hair and focus on controlling your curls so they remain in shape and looking good.

Ouidad Climate Control Heat and Humidity gel does just that. It protects your hair from the humidity, and provides a natural, healthy shine you could spend hours trying to achieve. It is directly marketed to reduce frizz whilst maintaining curls, and with prices starting at £15 it’s a small price to pay for perfect curls.

Fekkai Full Volume mousse is another great option for curly hair. It’s a very light-weight substance that styles your hair whilst building your curls together for a thicker look and less frizz. You can also buy shampoo and conditioner in the same range, and a complete set is available for just £20.


Unruly Hair

If you’ve got unruly hair that will just never do what it’s told, you’ve got the worst deal of all. You’ve probably tried a number of gels but nothing seems to work. This is because for thicker, disobedient hair you need a stronger wax or paste. This will calm your locks and keep your hair in place throughout the day.

Reuzel Heavy Hold grease is a pomade designed from an oil based formula. Available in various sizes starting from £14.99, the thick and sticky wax may feel quite heavy and greasy, but it will provide shine to your hair and keep it styled whilst you go about your daily business.

Kevin Murphy Night Rider paste is on the market for £20 and provides one of the strongest holds around. The paste sets quickly, so although you don’t have much time to work it into your hair, once it’s there your hair will be solid throughout the day. The paste also washes out very easily and allows you to style your hair in as many ways as you want.


No matter what your hair type, there is a product to control it. In all occasions only a small amount of each product is needed, which will allow you to keep your hair looking great throughout the day. If you’re looking for a new hairstyle to try out with your new product, why not try one of these 2016 trends. Additionally, if you’re looking for a new outfit to go with your new hair, visit our website here to browse our extensive clothing range.

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