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5 Best Men’s Hair Gel and Why This is Your New Go-to Product

Ready to try out a new way to define your look? Check out these styles that incorporate hair gel into your look.

We are big believers that the right products, like men’s hair gel, can allow you to achieve many different styles without having to do all that much actual styling. With the help of gel, you can create everything from defined styles to casual looks; it’s sure to become one of your go-to products. Read on to learn how to use and create some of our favorite styles with men’s hair gel.

How to Use Men’s Hair Gel

Why You Should Start Using Men’s Hair Gel

When you think of hair gel, slicked back, stiff styles probably come to mind. But that’s not always the case! You can use gel to create softer looks, like a quiff and pompadour. Plus, you can even use it to define curly strands. You’re definitely not limited to one look with this product, which is why it’s such a great go-to to have on hand.

How to Use Hair Gel

Incorporating hair gel into your everyday styling routine is super easy to do. If you want a messy texture, use a lightweight gel. If you want a style, like spikes, you’ll want to use a medium hold gel. A thick, strong hold gel is best to use when you want a sleek, slicked-back look.

For all looks, you’ll want to start with a dime to quarter-sized amount of product depending on the length of hair you have. You can always build the product, so it’s better to start with a small amount. After you have your gel, you’ll want to work it into your fingertips and rake through your hair. Then, style according to the look you’re going for.

Best Hair Gel for Men

1. Bed Head for Men by TIGI Power Play Firm Finish Gel

To create a rough, tousled quiff, use a high hold gel to enhance the shine of your curls as it works to define your curls. We love using Bed Head for Men by TIGI Power Play Firm Finish Gel. To achieve this look, apply a dime-sized amount of gel onto your wet, freshly washed hair. Comb your hair back with your fingers to apply the gel and set your style. The messier, the better when going for this easy weekend style.

2. Dove Men + Care Control Gel

For any guys into the pompadour look, use Dove Men+Care Control Gel.  It has the perfect balance of hold to work for this style, but won’t make your hair too stiff. To style, first, you need to use a blowdryer to work your hair into the pompadour shape. Then, style with the gel applied to your fingertips.

3. AXE Spiked Up Look: Extreme Hold Gel

Curly hair and gel go hand in hand. We love to use gel in curly strands because it holds your natural hair texture so nicely. To get this cool piecey fringe look, use AXE Spiked-up Look: Extreme Hold Gel. You’ll want the high hold to make those specific pieces stand out. And that is exactly how you create this style! You use the gel to coat individual curls to set them apart in your hair.

4. AXE Messy Look: Matte Gel

We’re 100 percent into dudes wearing their natural hair textures this year. If you’ve got gorgeous curls like these, you can define them with hair gel, like the AXE Messy Look: Matte Gel. Use the gel to coat your wet hair and hold those natural curls in place as your hair dries.

5. Dove Men + Care Well Defined Taming Gel

Consider Dove Men + Care Well Defined Taming Gel for a high shine alcohol-free hair gel option. This easy-to-dispense container allows you to control how much gel you need and enables you to start small and build your look from there!

Are you thinking about trying any of these hair gel for men products? Be sure to grab a picture of your finished look and tag us over @AllThingsHairUS!

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