Ultimate Hair Styling Guide for Men

Welcome!

Here you can find everything you need to successfully style your hair!
If you want to skip the text guide simply scroll to the bottom of this post and pick one of the seven video tutorials!

1. CLEAN START

Wash your hair with shampoo and use conditioner.
Dry your hair with a towel, leave it a bit damp, this helps to make your hair more “styleable”.

2. PREPARE!

If you feel like your hair is against you and you have difficulties getting the right look, the following “tools” will help you be more victorious!

Texturizing spray: spray evenly on your hair, this adds texture and roughness for hair, making it easier to work with.

– Blow dry to shape: comb and direct your hair to the right direction.
Don’t use too much heat to avoid any damage and don’t dry your hair “all the way”, as said:
hair is easier to shape when a bit damp!

3. PICK THE RIGHT PRODUCT

Matte wax: Matte wax is for a smart but casual look. Matte finish gives you a natural looking style.

Pomades: Pomade is traditionally a creamy hair styling product. Nowadays Vaseline is a fundamental ingredient, but pomades include also perfumes, mineral oils and waxes. Pomades with the most grip contain beeswax. They suit especially for styling thick and coarse hair and the end result is greasy and glossy, which goes well with the styles from early 20th century. Traditional pomades even require a special washing solution to remove the product from hair. But nowadays some waxes in jars with matte effect and water-soluble versions are also being called as pomade, although they work similarly as hair waxes.

Gel: Gel gives the hair a shiny polished finish. Perfect for all behind-looks and for more finalized and hard surfaced touch.

4. APPLYING THE PRODUCT

Apply small amount of product on the palm of your hand, start rubbing your hands together to head it up.
Work your hands trough the hair from root to crown, don’t try to style, simply apply the product thoroughly first!

5. STYLE

If you’ve executed previous steps correctly, styling should be easy as wet-shaving!

Start directing your hair to desired shape and remember to choose the right direction!
Everyone has natural growth direction to either left or right, if you’re not sure what is the your natural growth direction, ask your barber on your next visit!

The most common mistake in styling is to “fight” your natural growth directions and trying to achieve exact look of someone else.
It’s a lot easier to go with your natural flow than trying copy David Beckham’s style hair by hair.
Also remember that medium / longer hair gives you more styling options than very short hairstyles!

If your hair is still being stubborn, try to add a bit more product and use the tools mentioned in step two!
Remember that practice makes perfect!

6. FINISH!

Finish with hairspray, spray evenly and from distance!
Pro tip: make precision strikes to parts where individual hairs are being difficult.

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