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How To Choose Hair Spray, Gel, Wax or Mousse: Which is Best For Men’s Hair?

I like to think of hair styling as a spark of individualism. The way you style your hair defines who you are, your personality. Just as great personalities differ individually, so do great hairstyles. Hairstyles are not always trend dependent but they do evolve as trends come and go. Now, you don’t have to let “what’s in” and “what’s not” tell you what style you should sport but it doesn’t hurt to be in the know. A problem a lot of us are having trouble with is choosing which style best suits us and which product is most efficient and effective. Our aim here is to determine exactly that so read on!

The market is booming with so much hair styling products that it tends to confuse the average chap who’s simply looking for something to fix his hair with. Let’s do a rundown of the 4 most practical hair products.

1. Mousse

There are many kinds of mousse in the market. It is best used enhance curls or waves. It adds volume to your hair and makes it easy to shape. It is not as “crunchy” as the average gel making it more comfortable. Mousse is not very budget friendly though, especially if you’re looking for something with good quality. It doesn’t provide as much grip though, so if you’re looking for something with a little more hold, this might not be the product for you.

2. Gel

If you’re in a rush and are looking for a quick fix for your hair, then Gel is your safest bet! It’s extremely efficient and easy to use. Just bring in to play enough gel and rub on to your hands, apply generously to your hair. Finally, mold into your desired form. Don’t put too much though for that will likely make you uncomfortable. Gel is a great and cheap way to groom your hair. It provides you with maximum hold and will stay on for the entire day. The best thing about gel is its ease for everyday use. The only drawback is probably the sticky feeling it leaves on your hands after styling.

3. Wax

The Wax is a great alternative for gel. It too is an effective solution for those times you just seem to have no time! Wax, I would say, is a tad bit more complicated than gel though only by a small margin. I say this because there is much more variety to the wax products out in the market as opposed to gels. There are different types for different styles. It is also a good use-every-day product. Normally a guy would look for something to keep hold of his desired hairstyle throughout the day without the need for re-application or re-do. Wax does this job better than its gel counterpart in my honest opinion. However, wax is not as easy to remove as gel and using it every day is not really something I would recommend. If everyday application is necessary I would suggest washing your hair thoroughly before you heading off to dreamyland.

4. Hairspray

In every person’s life time there will come an occasion when your hair simply MUST NOT MOVE, on your wedding day perhaps? (oh-oh! Dead man walking!) I, personally, am not a huge fan of hairsprays all that much. I do, however, admittedly use it when nothing else will work! And it does work wonders! If restricting your hair movement is the goal then this is probably the only product up to the task. Check out the movie Hairspray if you want to get a better picture of what I mean. You’ll have to cover your nose while applying though and make sure to keep away from the eyes.

Hair styling products are there to compliment your style. Don’t rely completely on them to look good. Looking good on the outside is great, but looking good on the inside is best! But hey, who says you can’t have both?