New Men’s Hair Products
Hanz de Fuko Scheme Cream
This hair care classic will give you a casual yet stylish look. It contains burdock root, which promotes hair growth, green tea extract to protect your scalp and eucalyptus oil to brush off dandruff. £16, buy on mankind.co.uk
Fudge Urban Matte Up Anti-Gravity Powder Styler
Apply it to your roots and the wheat protein will help your hair appear thicker. It will also lock in moisture for a fuller, healthier look. £6.99, buy on boots.com
Kiehl’s Texturizing Clay
Made with Moroccan lava clay, this versatile product gives long-lasting hold and can be used to bring volume to your hair without adding weight. £19.50, buy on kiehls.co.uk
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Dry Fish Texturising Shampoo
Last-minute date? Then this dry shampoo, which also adds volume to your mop, will come to the rescue. Sadly it can’t make up for your terrible jokes or constant references to your exes. £4.99, fishsoho.com, buy on boots.com
Kiehl’s Nourishing Shampoo + Conditioner
Ah, but it’s not just a shampoo and conditioner, you see. It also uses essential oils to moisturise your scalp so you don’t look like you’ve emerged from a snowstorm. £9, buy on kiehls.co.uk
Aveda Pramasana Scalp Cleanser
If you take your scalp cleansing seriously and want a product dedicated to the job, this purifying cleanser, which helps to protect against pollution, is for you. £23.50, buy on aveda.co.uk
Fudge Urban Hold Up Inflatable Jelly
If you’re getting a little light on top, reach for this innovative jelly. It promises to double your hair density – and it works instantly. £6.99, fudgeurban.com, buy on boots.com
A Quick Guide To Classic Men’s Hair Products
We’ve spent far too much time standing slackjawed in front of a rack of men’s hair styling products – paralyzed by our ignorance of wax, paste, pomade, etc etc. And we know you don’t want to spend that much time learning about the finer points of hair cream. So here’s our quick and dirty guide to which hair product should work for your barnet.
What is it? It has a thick consistency that usually includes some moisturising ingredients.
How does it work? It separates and defines each strand to give texture and hold so you can style and re-style.
How much should you use? A pea-sized amount, unless you have longer hair.
What styles does it suit? It’s perfect for creating an “effortlessly messy” look on short or medium-length hair.
Davines This Is A Shine Wax, £15.95, buy on luxuriouslook.co.uk, davines.com/en
What is it? Similar to wax, but with a stronger hold.
How does it work? Once heated, it bonds to hair to give it extra thickness.
How much should you use? Rub a marble-sized blob into your palm, then apply.
What styles does it suit? A versatile product, paste is perfect for creating messy quiffs and “bed head” looks. It’s also brilliant for controlling longer, wavier hair.
Percy Nobleman Matt Paste, £13, buy on boots.com, check price on amazon.co.uk
What is it? Ingredients can vary, but most creams have a thin consistency.
How does it work? It’s primarily a moisturiser with a light hold, but can be combined with waxes or pomades.
How much should you use? Start with a penny-sized scoop and add more if required.
What styles does it suit? Creams can be used on almost any style to provide added shine and protection.
Murdock London Hair Play Moulding Cream, £14, buy on murdocklondon.com, check price on amazon.co.uk
What is it? Pomades are typically water- or petroleum-based gels.
How does it work? Fatty ingredients mean it rarely dries, so add it to damp hair to create a ‘50s-style sheen.
How much should you use? A pound coin-sized amount. Be warned: it’s difficult to wash out.
What styles does it suit? Retro looks that require methodical combing such as quiffs, ducktails or pompadours.
The Bluebeards Revenge Pomade, £10, buy on bluebeards-revenge.co.uk, check price on amazon.co.uk