By phagan. Men Hairstyle Tips. Published at Saturday, March 10th, 2018 - 21:32:32 PM.
If you thought hairstyling was only for women, you better think again. Men these days are paying more attention to their overall appearance. I am sure you have a brother or husband, who spends a couple of minutes if not hours styling their hair.
Hair gel does find a place in many men's cosmetic kit. A small dollop can help you crunch a few waves and curls or create a wet look. And while shopping for hair gel for men sounds as easy as dropping in at your departmental store and grabbing one from the shelf, ask yourself one question - Are you using the right one?
If you are not sure, here are a few features to look for on your next hair gel shopping trip.
1. Hold -
The hold describes the lasting power of the hair gel. It ranges from a strong hold to a light hold. The ones that offer a lighter hold are just to keep your hair in place and less messy. Those with a stronger hold are meant for particular styles like a classic Mohawk.
2. Type -
Hair gel is available in different forms. There's the spray on type, the liquid form and the gel-like consistency. For the spray type, you spray the solution on your hair and then work it with your hands. For the other two, you work the product on your hands and then along the entire hair shaft.
3. Look -
The type of hair gel you settle for determines the look you get. Hard waxes are generally ideal for spikes, which call for a slightly stiff look. Then, there are gels that set the hair, but retain the airiness and volume for a smoother messy look. There are gels that give your hair a matte finish, as well as those that have a glossy sheen.
4. Hair type -
Not many men know that there's a type of hair gel designed for different hair textures. Hair gels for curly hair are not the same as those meant for straight hair. It also varies depending on the length of the hair, whether it is short, medium or long. If you are an athlete, you might want to invest in a gel that's sweat resistant.
5. Flaking -
Flaking is one of the common complaints. As the hair dries up, the residue builds up, dropping off on your shirt. It looks a lot like dandruff flakes.
6. Fragrance -
Hair gel for men usually come in earthy scents or smell more like cologne. Fragrance is not so much a concern because it usually fades overtime. You can test the fragrance by checking out the samples.
7. Ease of application -
It should not be a gooey, sticky, clumpy mess. It should spread out evenly. It should also be as convenient to wash off.
8. Price -
Thankfully, there are a lot of good brands offering quality hair gels at a price that won't break the bank. Designer brands tend to be pricier.
We'd like to end with a small tip. For the best hold and look, hair gel should always be applied to moist hair. If you don't have time for a shower, simply mist your hair before you slather the gel on. Try as much not to fiddle with your hair after that as it will disturb the hold. Work the product in small quantities, adding more if you need to.
There is an extensive range of high quality Japanese hair products for men. And, if you are looking for a hair styling gel, Gatsby hair wax made in Japan is a name we recommend. The two most popular products in their lineup are Gatsby Styling Gel Super Hard and Gatsby Moving Rubber. Make your pick today and get that perfect look that lasts the entire day.
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