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6 Common Hair Issues and the Men’s Hair Products to Fix Them

How to take total control of your mane.

There are so many guys dying to try out different hairstyles, but there’s always a hair issue (or two) that gets in the way. Listen up: Patience is truly a virtue, and to get the hairstyle you want, you have to put in the work. We’re helping you out by providing you with a list of men’s hair products that will help you be on your way to becoming a pro at styling your hair.

Read on to see the best men’s hair products for the most common hair issues that guys face, from thinning hairlines to cowlicks that just won’t quit:

7 Men’s Hair Products for Common Hair Issues

men's hair products for common hair issues
Get your hair to listen to you with the right styling products. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

1. Common Hair Issue: Taming Cowlicks

That piece of hair that just won’t stay down, how does one get it to cooperate? Cowlicks are really hard to deal with, and you probably just end up sticking to looks that are meant to be styled in the direction your cowlicks fall. Our advice: Never settle! If you want to change up your look, by all means, do it. It’s all a matter of picking pomades or gels with the right control level.

Cowlicks begin at the root of your hair, so it’s best to blow-dry n the direction you want it to fall while still damp. To style, use a pomade to help your hair stay in place. For control, use a fingertip amount of AXE Clean Cut Look: Classic Pomade on dry hair. Then, style your hair the way you prefer.

2. Common Hair Issue: Treating Dandruff

Hairstyles, like combovers, curtain bangs and side part haircuts all have one thing in common (other than being dapper looks, of course). Each of these hairstyles reveals your scalp! If you deal with scalp issues like dandruff, you probably stick to slicked back ‘dos that cover up your embarrassing issue.

A simple solution: Use hair products that help treat dandruff. Before styling, wash your hair with an easy duo, like Suave Men 2-in-1 Anti-Dandruff Classic Clean Shampoo+Conditioner to help get rid of flakes.

3. Common Hair Issue: Wanting to Thicken Thinning Hair

Sure, there are many ways to style your hair to help thin hair appear fuller, but there are also shampoos that help thicken the appearance of your hair. Dove Men+Care Thick and Strong Fortifying 2 in 1 Shampoo + Conditioner makes hair visibly thicker and stronger. Give it a shot on your next wash day.

4. Common Hair Issue: Control Frizzy Texture

If you’re one of those guys that’s all about an undone look, frizz is the enemy. Keep your hairstyles frizz-free with hair products that tame the poof. For straight hair, opt for AXE Smooth Look: Shine Pomade to create sleekness. For curly textured hair, use men’s hair products like the Dove Men+Care Control Gel to help create controlled and defined hairstyles.

5. Common Hair Issue: Lack of Volume

A blow-dryer may not be your choice of hair tool, but it can totally help you nail your hairstyles. Use a blowdryer to boost volume to your hair before creating hot hairstyles like pompadours and quiffs. Need help? Check out our handy blowdrying guide for men.

6. Common Hair Issue: Moisturizing Dry Hair

Lackluster hairstyles are not cool. Kick your dry hair woes to the curb with hair products that add moisture. Use Dove Men+Care Aqua Impact Fortifying Shampoo to cleanse and moisturize your hair.

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