We all want to look good, right? But sometimes, looking good isn’t as easy as it sounds. Just like girls, us guys suffer with bad hair days too – and we suffer bad. Girls can just stick their hair up in a ponytail if it’s not looking great – but most guys don’t have that luxury!
There’s no need to stress, there are easy ways for guys to ditch dull hair days and keep their style fresh 24/7, 365. So, buckle in, grab your tools, and let our wisdom change your life – well, as far as your hair’s concerned anyway!
Get That Volume
Volume is a great way to look youthful, effortless, and cool – all at once. For some serious volume, it’s time to harness the force of gravity. Grab a hair dryer after you’ve washed your hair and flip your head upside down. Switch up the heat and get drying, making sure your hair falls away from your head the whole time. You’ll have hair that’s so voluminous it’ll defy the laws of physics. No exaggeration.
Wet or Dry
For the perfect finish to your style, you need to know when to work the products in wet and when to wait until your hair’s bone dry. Luckily for you guys, we’re about share this vital information with you.
So, for paste, wax, and clay, only ever style when your hair’s dry. If you don’t, be prepared for clumpy hair. Totally not a good look. Girls won’t love it, and neither will your mates! If you’re using creams and gels, get styling with those bad boys when your hair’s still wet – well, towel dried, we’d suggest. Comb it in for a slick-back finish (think Leonardo de Caprio in Wolf of Wall Street), or use your fingers for a messier, bed-head vibe.
It seems that girls have known about this secret product since the dawn of time, but now it’s our turn to harness its power. For the ultimate in lazy hair hacks, we present to you… (drum roll please)… dry shampoo.
This handy hair saviour in a can should be a must in every guy’s hair styling kit. It basically means you don’t have to wash your hair so often, but it can still look clean – we know, pretty awesome right? All you do is spray it onto the roots of your hair, rub it in, and you’re good to go. You can even get different types that add volume or hydrate your hair. Where has this been all our lives?!
Putty Vs. Gel
There are a lot of hair products out there, and it can be pretty confusing knowing which one is best to lock your style in place and keep you looking fresh all day long. So, to help you out – because we’re nice like that – we’ve taken two of the most popular hair styling products, putty and gel, and we’re going to explain the differences now.
Let’s start with gel. This gloopy stuff packs a punch when it comes to hold. So, if you want a look that stays perfectly in place all day, this is the one for you. If you’re a lad who runs their hands through their hair a lot though, you’re going to either have to learn to stop doing that or move onto something else.
That something else might just be putty. Soft and kind of like hair paste in its texture, this is perfect for those messy, wavy looks. Think Californian surfer vibes. It’s matte, moisturising and incredibly workable. Looking good has never been so effortless.