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 be super beneficial to your regimen, especially when it comes to achieving a certain look. The right product can reduce frizz 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 some of our fave male grooming product solutions for everything from getting the perfect shave to calming an itchy scalp.

We’ve gathered together in one list some 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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Clean and shiny. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Mens Grooming: 2-in-1 Products

Do you have thin, thick, or 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.

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.

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 yeast levels, which then could be caused by anything from temperature changes to work or life-related stress. Using a product like Suave 2-in-1 Anti Dandruff Classic Clean Shampoo & Conditioner eliminates irritating flakes as it promotes a healthy scalp.

Mens Grooming: 3-in-1 Products

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.

Mens Grooming: Shampoo and Conditioner Sets

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.

Mens Grooming: Post-Shower Style Hold

Sometimes, with mens grooming, it feels that it’s all about the ‘do. In reality, there are many ways you can style your hair. There are days and times when you need a polished look, and days when you want a casual style. Luckily, there are many grooming products that can work with every occasion and mood.

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

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!

Mens Grooming: Post-Shower Frizz-Free Style

For those looking to play around with pomade, warm up a small amount of SheaMoisture Men Argan Oil & Shea Butter Waves Pomade in your hands, then slowly rake it through damp hair. Frizzy hair immediately behaves as your style becomes polished and sleek.

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 your hair stiff.

A big look in mens grooming is a bedhead look. Most of the time though, guys who say that the style is natural could be hiding a 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.

Just like you moisturize and condition the hair on top of your head, your beard needs love too. Look for beard oil, like SheaMoisture Men Maracuja & Shea Oils Beard Conditioning Oil that will help keep facial hair soft and 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 shea butter, SheaMoisture Men Maracuja Oil & Argan Oil Beard Balm keeps your facial hair moisturized and in place until you wash it off.

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