From Beards to Styling Gels: The Complete Guide to Men’s Grooming

Stock up that medicine mirror with these mens grooming essentials, stat.

Mens grooming products can help your hair beat the heat. The right product can reduce frizzy hair, and keep your style looking great from an early morning gym workout to that dreaded 7 p.m. wrap-up meeting.

Whether you’re a grooming pro who wants to get info on the newest products or have simply decided to up your grooming game, here are male grooming product solutions for everything from getting the perfect shave, to calming an itchy scalp to creating the sought after “rolled out of bed” look.

We’ve gathered together in one list, products that cut down your prep time, give you a touchable beard and make your hair do what you want it to do. Read on:

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Cleansing and Conditioning Treatments

Do you have thin hair, thick hair, curly hair or are dealing with dandruff? Hate having to use two products to get your hair looking good? Worry not: There’s a product for all your needs and wants.

Thin hair can be worrisome: It can be fragile and can also make you look as if you’re losing hair. Made with caffeine and conditioning agents, Dove Men+Care Complete Care Fortifying 2-In-1 Shampoo + Conditioner is a handy two-in-one product that cleanses and conditions thin hair. The result is a head of hair that looks fuller and healthier.

TBH there aren’t enough hours in a day to get everything done. When you feel like your life is running at top speed,Suave Men 3-In-1 Hair & Body Citrus Rush helps shave a few precious seconds off. The burst of citrus helps keep you energized while you wash and condition your hair and yes, use it as a body wash too! Tip: Keep a bottle in your gym bag and one in your shower.

Practicing for a 10K or working on a D.I.Y. project at home both make you work up a sweat, which can lead to a stinky, musky-smelling scalp.Bed Head For Men Wise Up™ Scalp Shampoo whisks away dead skin cells and dirt on your scalp, leaving you smelling fresh and clean. If you use a styling aid like a pomade or a gel, use this shampoo once a week to get rid of product buildup. That said, playing sports in the park, using heated tools on your hair and any chemical process you might try can also leave hair damaged and dry. Using a lightweight conditioner like Bed Head For Men Clean Up™ Peppermint Conditioner helps repair damaged hair, leaving it healthy-looking.

Want a great everyday option? Scented with sandalwood, AXE Anarchy 2-In-1 Shampoo + Conditioner gently cleanses and conditions your hair in one step. Hair feels soft and is easy to style.

Dealing with flaky situations? Dandruff is caused by a fungus called malassezia, which can be found on your scalp. It doesn’t act up unless there’s an imbalance in the scalp’s pH, which then could be caused by anything from temperature changes to work or life-related stress. Using a product like Dove Men+Care Anti-Dandruff Fortifying 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner eliminates irritating flakes as it promotes a healthy scalp.

Mens Grooming: Post-Shower Style

Sometimes, with mens grooming, it feels that it’s all about the ‘do. In reality, there are many ways you can style your hair. Not to mention that there are days and times when you need a polished “King of the Universe” look, and days when you want a more casual style. There are many male grooming products that can work with every outfit, every occasion and every mood.

Spikes, peaks and strong structured styles can be created with a firm styling putty like AXE Spiked-Up Look: Styling Putty.

For those looking to play around with pomade, warm up a small amount of Bed Head for Men Slick Trick™ Pomade in your hands, then slowly rake it through damp hair. Immediately frizzy hair behaves as your style becomes polished and sleek.

If you’re looking for more than shine, the wet look is what you need. You can’t go wrong with this firm gel. Dove Men+Care Control Gel helps hair will stay in place until you wash it out. Perfect for hot temperatures and active lifestyles!

For guys who have curly or wavy hair and for guys whose hair frizzes up easily, meet AXE Natural Look: Understated Cream . It’s a very lightweight styling cream that conditions hair, protects it from humidity and won’t make hair stiff.

A big look in mens grooming is that bedhead look. Most of the time though, guys who say that the style is natural are hiding a mens grooming secret: They’re using a matte gel like AXE Messy Look: Matte Wax to help get them there!

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Keep it all soft.

Mens Grooming: Conquering Facial Hair

Once only worn by hipsters and men of a certain age, beards and mustaches are no longer an outlier fad and have become a mainstream grooming option.

For a lot of men, shaving is something you do almost daily. Look for a shave cream that not only aids your razor in giving the best shave possible; look for one that’s also gentle on your skin. Bed Head For Men Smooth Mover™ Rich Shave Cream contains peppermint oil, which is a skin soother: It assists in calming skin, preventing inflammation and irritation and keeps your skin moisturized.

A mustache can be a work of art: You want it to look neat, precise and if you’ve curled the ends, stay put all day. Crafted with beeswax, Bed Head for Men Mo Rider™ Mustache Crafter keeps your ‘stache in place and looking good until you wash it off.

Just like you moisturize and condition the hair on top your head, your beard needs love too.Bed Head For Men Fuel Around™ Nourishing Beard Oil helps tame, control and nourish facial hair. If your skin is dry, this oil also helps reduce dryness.

Want a light, summer-friendly option? Bed Head For Men Lion Tamer™ Beard Balm is light conditioner that gently controls beard and facial hair.