The Men’s Hair Manual

Men's hair product

Four ways to keep your style neat and fresh.

Finding a styling product with the right hold and finish for your hair length and type can simplify your morning routine. Here are four tips.

Refined Bed Head
Matte and malleable with a medium hold, a clay pomade can tame a messy do. Work it into dry hair back-to-front.

Jack Black Clay Pomade

Go Easy
A no fuss option for those with straight or wavy hair, a wax pomade keeps short haircuts looking neat. It’s also water-soluble and washes out with one shampoo.

Jack Black Wax Pomade

Curl Control
Styling cream tames frizz and provides a light hold without weighing down curly hair. Apply to towel-dried hair, working the cream through the hair from root to tip.

Balsem Natural Styling Cream

No Hair Out of Place
Channel your inner Don Draper with the strong hold and classic shine of a high-quality styling gel.

Kiehl’s Clean Hold Styling Gel

Photography by David Pike.