All right, so, if you’ve got thinning or fine hair, you wanna stick with light, more matte styling products.
Anything with shine in them, you really wanna avoid, because it will only accentuate the thinness of your hair.
Aside from your thippening.
Your thickening shampoo and conditioner, you wanna avoid any kind of heavy creams or gels, because it will only clump your hair together and expose more of your scalp, which will only shine a spotlight on your issue.
Instead, go with lighter products like mousses and thickening sprays, and even you can use a thickening cream in your hair while it’s damp and then blow-dry it so that it adds more volume.
If you’ve got curly but thin hair, then you’ve got a really unique problem, because you will wanna keep your hair nourished, but without weighing it down.
So that’s when a thickening cream is gonna be best for you.
For a thickening cream, I really like Kevin Murphy’s leave-in thickening treatment, which you’ll spray in your hair while it’s damp.
Now, what it does is it helps strengthen your hair at the root, lifts the hair up so it creates more volume, a denser look, and it just helps prevent your hair from falling flat, which obviously you want to avoid.
I also have a more budget-friendly option that I included in my companion article, so be sure to check that out.
For texturing sprays, the groomers I spoke with all swear by this one.
It’s from Oribe.
It’s their Dry Texturizing Spray.
It’s part dry shampoo, part hairspray, and it adds really incredible volume and texture to your hair while also absorbing any kind of excess oil that you might have.
Now, it is a little pricey, but it’s incredible.
Trust me on this one.
It’s going to last you a long time.
If you’re thinning, you should also consider using fillers to add the experience of a fuller head of hair.
Toppik is the one that is used most by hair professionals.
It comes in a range of colors so that you can match it with your own hair color.
Now, just be sure, though, to wash your hair out before you go to bed, because otherwise, it can leave a big color spot on your pillow case.
For curly, coarse, kinky hair, you really don’t need to add any kind of thickness or volume to your hair, unlike with your fine and thinning hair brethren.
Instead, you wanna stick with creams, pomades, and oils, because that’s gonna help weigh down your hair, keep it in place, and control the frizz better.
You really don’t need any products with a ton of hold in it, because it’s all about controlling the frizz.
Make sure to add product while your hair is still damp, and then let it air dry to whatever hairstyle you’re going for.
If you’ve got curly hair and you wanna go for a shorter, more combed back hairstyle, then you’re gonna wanna use a good amount of styling product in order to just weigh your hair down, and then hit it with a bunch of hairspray, because all the groomers I talk to all say that, for curly-haired men, if you want that combed look, you got to use a good amount.
So I’ll talk about hairsprays in the next section of the video.
For pomades, I really love this clay one by Saturdays NYC.
So it has a medium hold, matte finish, and on top of all of that, it smells really nice.
It’s water-based, so it’ll rinse out of your hair really easily, which I always find is a big bonus.
Like I mentioned in my other video about your specific hair type, oil is sometimes really necessary because you need extra hydration for your curly, kinky hair.
So I recommend going with coconut oil or jojoba oil and applying it whether your hair is damp or dry.
As far as styling creams go, I recommend going with Oribe’s Curl Control Crème, because it does three things for your hair.
First, it provides that much-needed hydration via the avocado and coconut oil that’s in it.
It also defines your curls, and it provides just the right amount of weight so that it helps control any potential frizzing.
As far as leave-in conditioners go, I’ve covered all of that in my shampoo and conditioner story, so be sure to check that out.
And finally, for straight or wavy hair, you wanna go with a product that has some type of hold in it, depending on the hairstyle you go for.
If you want something that is more loose, more of a finger-combed look, then go with a pomade or cream.
However, if you wanna go for more of a controlled, combed back style, then you definitely wanna stick with a paste, clay, and wax, because that’s gonna give you the control that you want.
The one thing you wanna be careful about is the level of shine these products have.
So, if you want more shine, then you wanna go with a pomade or some waxes.
If you want a more matte finish, so, a no-shine look, then clays or pastes are for you.
As far as pastes go, my hands-down, two favorite ones are V76 by Vaughn.
So this is beeswax and clay base, and this one, by Kevin Murphy, which is just beeswax-based.
These two will give you maximum hold with a matte finish.
And as far as keeping your hair in place, some men will just use the styling product, and that’s enough hold for them, but others will want more hold.
So that’s when you wanna just finish off your hairstyle with a spray of hairspray.
Finish off your style with some hairspray.
As far as hairsprays go, Number 4 makes the best finishing hairspray out there.
It holds your hair in place, as well as it does not have that disgusting, aerosol, chemically smell that most hairsprays are plagued with.
Also, in our testing, we found that it did not make you break out in zits along your hairline, in case you got some of the hairspray on your skin.