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The world of haircare is one that must be explored. With a whole host of different products all designed to create different looks and finishes, choosing just one can be quite the task. To make things a little easier, we aim to provide as many tips as we can in the form of blogs and our tutorial videos. We’ve chosen our top 10 hairstyling products for you to vote your favourite. Discover the nominations below and click here to vote.
Hanz De Fuko is one of our favourite hair styling brands due to their stylish packaging, innovative formulas and incredible results. Offering waxes, clays, pomades and more, there’s sure to be a formula which will suit your hair. One of the most popular products is Claymation, which is a hybrid formula between a clay and a wax. It provides a high hold with a matte finish, texturising the hair to create a variety of looks including quiffs and pompadours.
Australian born haircare brand Uppercut offer 1950’s barbershop inspired hair products. Taking a traditional approach to men’s grooming with a modern twist, their products only achieve the very best results time and time again. Our top Uppercut pick is the Deluxe Pomade which creates a firm hold and medium-high shine with no added stiffness. Suitable for all hair styles, it has long-lasting results and gives you complete control over your hair.
Created by Paul Mitchell, Mitch is a 100% completely cruelty-free hairstyling brand. As the first professional beauty company to publicly stand up against animal testing, they’ve stuck to their morals up to this date and are continuing to do so. The Mitch Reformer is a pliable hair putty providing volume and a strong hold to fine, flat hair. Leaving hair with a gritty, modern texture and a matte finish, it remains mouldable and re-workable throughout the day.
As one of the leading salon brands created for men, American Crew offers a collection of products to meet the needs of hairstyling. Designed to encourage men to incorporate new styles into their lives, they continue to help shape the haircare industry. The American Crew Fiber has built a cult following due to its matte, shine-less texture and natural finish. Best for use on modern choppy styles, it creates controlled, flexible hair instantly.
Established in 1977, Bumble & Bumble quickly developed from a salon to create their own haircare line. Their quirky range of products are highly effective and designed to be essentials in your haircare routine. One of our top picks is the Bumble & Bumble Sumo Wax which is formulated to offer a strong yet flexible hold. This traditional hard wax is ideal add texture and definition to modern styles, without overpowering the natural hair.
British made brand Lock Stock & Barrel provide premium, salon-quality products for the hair. Created specifically for the modern gentleman, each product is designed for a different hair type, ensuring you can find the right formulation for you. Their Ruck Matte Putty is one of our top picks from the brand as its versatile, giving hair a matte, textured finish, no matter the length. With a hold factor of 4 out of 5, texture and volume will remain throughout the day.
Originally a range of low pH haircare products, Redken quickly expanded to offer hair styling products, collections for both men and women and more. Due to their high-quality products, they often work backstage at high profile fashion shows across the globe. The Redken Rough Clay is a favourite of ours here at Mankind as it not only styles hair to keep it in place. It also features UV filters, protecting hair from the elements such as water, pollution and wind.
With high performance formulas driven by science, TIGI Bed Head have a range of trend-lead products you can count on. Their innovative haircare products are designed to create stylish hair which will last throughout your day or night. We recommend the TIGI Bed Head for Men Slick Trick Pomade as it creates the ultimate definition whilst keeping hair resistant from humidity. With a high shine finish, it’s great for creating all hairstyles.
As strong believers in styling without limits, Fudge provide all the tools needed for the hairstyle you want. Each of their hairstyling products are made to create a different look so you can switch up your hair as often as you like. We’re fans of the Fudge Matte Hed as this texturising paste provides flexible hold with a matte texture and definition. Smoothing the hair cuticle, it leaves hair looking smoother and healthier whilst preventing moisture loss.
ManCave began to provide men across the world with simple yet effective male grooming products you can trust. Their fresh haircare range is all vegan and cruelty-free, made with natural ingredients to tailor to the modern market. Our favourite ManCave hairstyling product is the Conditioning Whisky Scented Style Cream, partially because of the fragrance. It also contains caffeine, shea butter and argan oil, moisturising the hair in the same way as a leave-in conditioner.
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