The Best Men's Styling Products for Cool-Girl Hair
I'm going to let you in on a secret—using men's styling products is the easiest way to get cool-girl hair. Don't believe me? Think about it. The majority of beauty products made for men are designed to be used simply, and in a hurry. Men aren't exactly known for their commitment to complicated, time-consuming routines or hard-to-use products. From waxes and pomades to styling creams, there is a men's hair product for you and your hair type—and length. (Owning hair longer than a pixie cut doesn't preclude you from their magic.) All this makes these oft-ignored products the perfect go-tos when you want your hair to look good, like, now.
Keep scrolling for the best boys styling products for cool-girl hair.
American Crew Light Hold Texture Lotion ($46)
Best For: Natural Shine
If you love the gloss finish of hair oils and serums but hate that they weigh your strands down, try this lightweight lotion. Work a 10-cent sized amount between your hands and apply to damp hair—apply from the roots if you're after a semi-slick look, or only to the ends for hold and definition.
Bumble and Bumble Curl Anti-Humidity Gel Oil ($54)
Best For: Curl Definition
A unique gel-oil formula that delivers both hold and shine (without any crunchiness), it helps prevent frizz caused by humidity. Made with nourishing oils, it's a great one for encouraging curl formation when air-drying your hair.
Malin+Goetz Sage Styling Cream ($33)
Best For: Braided Styles
This light lotion has medium hold but dries with a semi-matte, natural finish. Work a small amount through your fingers before you braid or twist your hair (especially if it's freshly washed and slippery) to keep everything in place. It's also a winner for sticking down flyaways along your part line.
Bumble and Bumble Thickening Creme Contour ($46)
Best For: Lived-In Waves
The perfect thing for fattening up hair, this shaping cream adds amazing texture and pieceiness to waves. It can be easy to overdo if you're not used to using cream products, so start by working a fingertipful into the mid-lengths to ends and work your way up from there. It can also add a lived-in effect to blowdried hair, or even a ponytail.
Patricks M2 Matte Finish Medium Hold Pomade ($60)
Best For: Beachy Hair
First off, this stuff smells amazing—it's scented with a cocktail of woody sandalwood and vetiver. It's also excellent for adding medium hold to even thick hair, minus any shine whatsoever. Use it to keep flyaways and frizz at bay, but it really shines when used to add a matte, beachy texture to next-day strands.