One Size Does NOT Fit All: Choosing the Right Product for Men's Hair
Believe it or not, haircare products are not one-size-fits-all. As easy as it may be, you may not want to grab whatever shampoo is on sale at the drug store, use your partner’s conditioner or pick the product with the coolest label.
The product you choose to achieve healthy hair should be determined by a variety of factors. Sound overwhelming? It’s not, we promise, and we’ve created a guide to make it even easier! Read on to learn about the four considerations you should keep in mind to pick the perfect products for your hair.
Texture: The first thing to consider when choosing a hair product is the texture of your hair. Is it curly, straight, wavy, coarse, dry or oily? It may even be a combination.
If you have curly hair with a mind of its own, a product with extra moisture is key, like Solutions by Great Clips Men’s Leave-In Conditioner. If you have hair that tends to have more natural oil, you may want to incorporate a product like Grit Cleanse and Style, which cleans hair without water, similar to a dry shampoo. Most importantly, think about what looks you want to achieve with your texture and discuss products with your stylist.
Thickness: If you have thick, luscious locks, congratulations! Make the most of it with your styling. You can use GRIT Natural Style to add natural-looking texture and gain a little bit of control over that thick head of hair of yours. If your hair is on the thinner side, a gel like Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Firm Hold Gel is a great option to not only control where you want your hair to fall, but to also add volume and body.
Environment: The air has a dramatic effect on your hair, so your hair products should reflect that. If you’re residing in a dry climate, your hair gets less natural moisture from the air, and you may experience more hair and scalp dryness. The Solutions by Great Clips Tea Tree line can help protect your strands and scalp. If you’re living in a more humid climate, your hair may tend to be more frizzy or even oily because of the added moisture in the air. This may require a little extra hold and shine, and the Solutions by Great Clips Pomade or Molding Cream are perfect for keeping frizz at bay and making sure your hair looks the same when you get to work as it did when you left your house.
Length: The man bun isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, which means that many of you men are still loving those long locks. The products you use for your longer hair should not be the same products as your friend with the buzzcut uses. The Solutions by Great Clips Deep Moisturizing Balm can help add more moisture to longer hair, especially on the ends. If you have medium-length or shorter hair, your priority may be adding texture and pliability to give it some movement. If that’s the case, GRIT Matte Style or American Crew Fiber are perfect for adding definition and giving you extra control.
What is the lesson to learn here? Take your time when choosing your haircare products. You deserve it and so does your hair! If you’re still unsure of what products to try, head to your neighborhood Great Clips and speak to a stylist about a regimen that will work for you!