Hairstyling products for guys

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Styling your hair takes time and skill, which is why most of us go with a quick brush-your-fingers-through-your-hair routine instead. However, styled-up hair is worth getting right for special occasions at least (and won’t hurt on the dance floor or at a board meeting either). Whether you’re just trying to tame your hair, or if you’re going all-out with a Mohawk or David Beckham-inspired quiff, using the right hair styling product will simplify the process and help your hard work last for longer.

Men's styling products

Here, our recommendations:

Protect your hair from heat damage by spritzing on a heat protector spray like TRESemmé Heat Defense Styling Spray, R65, before using a hairdryer or electric styling tool.

Keep your spikes/ Mohawk/ cow-lick in place with a good quality hair gel such as Revlon Flex Flexi Gentle Hold Styling Gel, R26.95.

Sculpt your style to perfection with a good quality sculpting product. We recommend Davines Mat Forming Ground for Wizards, R259.

Get rid of unwanted fluffiness (from freshly washed hair or your pillow) with VO5 Extreme Style RoughItUp Putty, R42, and enjoy hold and texture all day long!

Want the ultimate long-lasting hold? Then you need a strong hair wax to keep your creation in place. Try Tigi BedHead Hard To Get, R141, for the best in hair wax.

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Trending hair for men

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Anien studied English and journalism before heading off into the world of beauty. An undercover "tree hugger" and fashion lover, she's usually found with her nose in a magazine. She has far too many bottles of nail polish and is completely lost without her lip balm. Anien on Google+

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  1. Jazza021

    I use the VO5 Extreme Style RoughItUp Putty. This stuff is the best! have tried almost all the similar products and this wins hands down

    5 years ago •

  1. Tiaan Smith

    I have quite a few V05 hair styling products: putty, gum, wax and so much more – I only trust VO5 products. Flex failed me a few times when my hair fell flat after about 10 minutes of leaving the house. Tresemme is also a great products.

    5 years ago •

  1. beautyaddict

    M hubby uses the vo5 putty. It works great for him as he has sensitive skin, and this putty does not irritate his scalp or give him a rash as other gels have done so in the past.

    5 years ago •

  1. RoseAngel

    My hubby uses a soufflé recommended by his hair stylist. It makes his hair look thicker and fuller and it doesn’t leave a hard or greasy finish. It holds his style in place the entire day and when he gets home I can run my fingers through his hair without ripping a few out!!! Always get advice from your stylist as they will give a product that suits your hair and your budget

    6 years ago •

  1. Nicksta

    VO5 hair wax is the best for guys

    6 years ago •

  1. Zellikinz

    It’s always nice when men look after their hair. My boyfriends uses the revlon gel on his Mohawk, and it always looks nice and it smells divine.

    6 years ago •

  1. Ayesh

    Best friend has hair that’s longer than mine! The only thing that might work is the heat defence styling spray… For the day when he finally allows me to take the GHD to his head. lol.

    6 years ago •

  1. TJK

    I like a guy who looks scruffy – but is in fact super clean :)

    6 years ago •

  1. Lah

    My boyfriend uses the VO5 Rough it up Putty!

    6 years ago •

  1. Anne

    Styled hair on guys is nice for special occasions, but not everyday I think

    6 years ago •

  1. govender

    my bf has to get the styling gel….just hope that also doesnt cause hair loss

    6 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    Men should look after their hair but not be obsessed lol.

    6 years ago •

  1. Leana

    Long hair… almost as long as mine. HE ENDS UP USING MY STUFF!!!

    6 years ago •

  1. Riekie

    My hubby is shaving hair … no need for any products

    6 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    Personally, I don’t think my man should be spending more time on his hair than me. Short and well cut works well for me.

    6 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    Men are spoiled for choice now, not a bad thing at all :)

    6 years ago •

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