Dheeraj Kohli, Creative Director, and National Educator at LOOKS Salon & Academy puts together the top men’s products to up your grooming game.
Male grooming has come a long way since its affinity for the bare essentials. Today, as the market is flooded with more varieties than you can count, it has become vital to understand what works well on your hair before committing to any product. The criteria to filter is a lengthy list too — the spectrum ranges from shiny or matt finish to varying levels of hold, and a selection of textures. Then, there are creams, wax, gels, mousse, clay, paste — you got to understand what each of them can do for your hair. If you have thin hair, the styling product will certainly be different from smoothing cream or gel. And did you know – wax can never go on damp hair?
Moroccanoil Texture Clay gives a stronghold and matte finish while sculpting hair for better definition. It contains Argan Oil, Shea Butter, and Bentonite Clay, which is perfect for roughed-up style without the actual roughness in touch. Dheeraj picks this as the best hair styling product for thin hair — it offers long-lasting hold with extra texture to boost your hairstyle.
L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Depolish is deconstructing and mattifying paste for the unpolished look that can be remolded into several styles. Dheeraj suggests this to add volume and texture without the roughness.
L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Crêpage De Chignon for an instant boost in texture with a matte tousled finish. The mineral powder-fixing hairspray is perfect for the natural-looking styles that are currently trending.
L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Web can be used to mould, shape and define hair with a naturally shiny finish. The fibrous paste can be applied to dry hair and worked through to sculpt it into the desired shape.
Balmain Paris Volume Mousse Strong is a flexible styling product that easily volumizes, conditions, and protects hair while repairing any damage. It is anti-static and can be used for heat-protection too — apply on towel-dried hair before blow-drying to get the best results.
Balmain Paris Styling Powder for texture and volume at the roots. This ensures better definition with flexible hold and enables the styling last longer.
L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Fix Move Gel is ideal for textured hair with a natural shine and supple hold for the sculpted look. Dheeraj recommends to rub a small amount of the product between your palms and then, apply on dry/damp hair to give it shape and overall hold.
L’Oréal Professionnel Tecni.ART Elnett Spray for instant fix and durable hold without stiffness or residue. Just spray it on to dry hair as a finishing touch after styling it as desired and add that extra bit of natural shine to the overall look.
Kerastase Elixir Ultime for soft shiny hair, perfect for the natural wavy look.