For those occasions when you need to add a little extra class to your routine, it’s the hair cream’s time to shine. Hair creams are typically best suited to brushed styles, adding a little shape and a little shine to naturalistic looks.
Hair creams are ideal if you have thicker, coarser, or curlier hair which is hard to manage, and perhaps doesn’t respond as well to stickier styling products. But there are plenty of other reasons you might want to try using one.
Put it this way: if you’ve been cultivating your 90s-style curtains, or a longer Ivy League style haircut, you can easily get daily wear out of a good hair cream. Even if you don’t fall within either of these brackets, the hair cream has a place in the cabinet of pretty much any man with hair, ideal for dressier occasions when presenting with a smarter overall package is the goal.
In this post, we take you through the best hair cream for men on Mankind.
The Redken Brews Men’s Maneuver Cream Pomade offers a light to medium hold that doesn’t create stickiness, meaning it’s remouldable, and easy to brush through. Its medium shine acts to draw out the natural pigmentation of your hair, without appearing greasy.
The Jack Black Texture Cream delivers long-lasting, flexible, medium hold which is fantastic for those with coarse or dry hair, creating thickness and moisture as well as adding shape.
The Hanz De Fuko Scheme Cream is formulated with aromatic natural oils, adding a combination of shine and definition without greasiness, while imparting a low hold.
The American Crew Forming Cream is a high hold variant of the hair cream, which is mouldable, yet offers a medium hold that is firm, easily keeping your hair in place.
The RPR Hair Stamina Definition Cream is a lightweight, non-greasy styling gel, enriched with Guarana Extract. Perfect for softening thick, unruly, or coarse hair, it creates naturalistic shape and definition.
The Balmain Hair Curl Cream is specifically formulated to tame and control curly hair which is difficult to manage. It makes use of Silk Proteins to strengthen and protect the hair, while adding shape and definition.
Mitch Clean Cut is a semi-matte product, meaning it creates less shine than most hair creams. Easy to apply, and great for creating naturalistic shape, the partially matte finish makes it a great product for those with fairer hair who are concerned about hair creams darkening the hair, as it avoids creating the ‘wet look’.
The Baxter of California Hard Cream Pomade is a high hold cream, which applies easily once warmed through the hands, but can be used to control difficult to manage hair such as those with thick curls or coarse hair.
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