You always see commercials about products formulated to keep women’s hair healthy and strong, yet there seems to be a complete absence of hair care products for men. In reality, it’s not that there aren’t plenty of such products on the market, it’s just that for some reason, a man is supposed to find out what these products are by himself.
Given the manufacturers’ lack of interest to educate men about their products, we took it upon ourselves to give you a little insight into what the best hair styling gels might be. Some men make the mistake of believing that any type of gel would do, whereas low-quality gels can and will cause irreversible damage to their scalp and hair follicles. Without further ado, here are the ten best hair gels for men on the market today.
10J Beverly Hills Men Strong Hold Gel
This particular hair gel is formulated to provide a long-lasting hold while giving you that ‘wet’ look that low-quality gels don’t seem to have. Speaking of wetness, this gel also dries pretty fast without causing any flaking whatsoever. What’s even better is that it keeps your hair looking pleasantly wet while being dry to the touch, as well as darkening the shade of your hair throughout the day.
9Squeeze Pod Natural Hair Hel
In all honesty, it isn’t so much about the overall quality of this gel, although it is fairly decent to say the least, but about the packaging. You see, this particular gel comes in 15 small packages, each containing the required quantity for one application. Free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, or phosphates, you can take this TSA compliant gel with you on the road without the discomfort of carrying a bottle that might spill and ruin the contents of your luggage.
8Firm Hold Styling Hair Gel For Men
Versatile and reliable, the Triple Thread Strong Hold Gel will help your hair maintain form and style throughout the day regardless of weather conditions. It is also formulated so that it won’t cause any sort of flakes, even when applied on soft hair. We should also point out that it contains purified water, eco-friendly resigns, carbopol gel, and sunscreen. This will ensure that you not only have a stylish hair throughout the day but that your head will be protected from UV rays at the same time.
7Rhino Fuerte Superior Styling Hair Gel for Men
This superior gel will help you spike and style your hair without the fear of flakes or damage to the scalp. This is because it contains proteins, vitamins, and aloe vera, which will hydrate your hair, preventing it from getting dried up by the wind. This is a problem many traditional styling gels have, unfortunately, a problem that causes long-lasting damage to the hair follicles.
6Woody’s Styling Gel with Light to Medium Hold for Men
This particular gel from Woody’s is perfect for almost any type of hair, as its concentration determines the type of hold it will provide, not the ingredients. As far as ingredients go, it is formulated to provide a strong enough hold while minimizing the risk of damage to the hair follicles. It will also last for at least 12 hours if applied properly, which is more than enough for you to go through the day with a perfect-looking hairstyle.
5Dove Men + Care Fortifying Styling Gel
Dove has a reputation for making quality products and this styling gel is no different. Using an alcohol-free formula, it will provide you with a wet look, a strong hold, and a smooth finish at the same time, while maintaining the resilience of your hair throughout the day. This being said, we should point out that it is aimed at those who need a strong hold at all times, so do not be surprised if its effects last for days after applying it.
4Honeydew Hair Gel with Aloe Vera
Interestingly enough, Honeydew’s 100% natural gel is true to its word and contains no synthetic chemicals whatsoever. It is infused with Jojoba Oil and Aloe Vera, ingredients that reduce hydral fatigue while promoting natural hair moisture. It does this while providing the same amount of hold that you would expect from any top-shelf hair styling gel, with the notion that it is formulated to work well with all hair types.
3Sexy Hair Hard Up Gel
Like the name suggests, this hair gel is extremely hard, in the sense that it provides a very strong, long-lasting hold. It will provide a firm hold on almost any type of hair, especially short hair that requires simple styling. Like you would imagine, this hair gel won’t damage the skin or hair follicles in any way, although intense usage is bound to create discomfort over long periods of time.
2Premium Styling Hair Gel for Men
This is a surprisingly flexible hair gel, meaning that it will allow your hair to move ever so slightly should you choose to run your hands through it, without damaging the aesthetic configuration of your hairstyle. Due to its no-flake, non-greasy formula, it will solidify your style whether you have a short, long, or particularly wavy hair. We should also point out that it is paraben and alcohol-free, so it won’t cause any long-lasting damage to the scalp or to the hair itself.
1American Crew Firm Hold Styling Gel
The Firm Holding Styling Gel from American Crew is perhaps the most popular styling gel on the market right now and it’s easy to see why. Enriched with natural extracts aimed at keeping your hair thicker and shiny, it will provide you with not only a strong hold but with a styling freedom you would normally expect from professional styling creams. Furthermore, due to its dual polymer ingredients, it will provide a firm hold on both wet or dry hair just the same.