The Best Hair Straightening Tips For Men

If you imagine running your fingers through sleek strands, sporting a straight style maybe your next look. Women aren’t the only fans of straight locks. Hair straightening for men has become amazingly popular over the last few years, too. You’ll see these looks on the red carpet worn by celebrities like Chris Hemsworth and Leonardo Dicaprio. 

Straight hair can be easy to manage when you have the correct tools and products, like men’s hair straightening shampoo. However, many men may not feel as if they have the best hair type to pull off straight styles. Men deal with an array of hair challenges like receding hairlines, thinning hair, and simply a lack of direction when it comes to styling.

If you’ve ever wanted to try a poker-straight style but don’t have the hair for it, here are a few steps to achieve the look by straightening your hair.

How to straighten men’s hair

Step one

Start your journey to straight hair with a hydrating shampoo like Dove Men + Care Charcoal + Clay Purifying Shampoo. This men’s hair straightening shampoo harnesses the power of the elements, for deeply clarified, healthy hair. This charcoal shampoo cleanses and purifies with a 90% naturally derived formula.


Step Two

After rinsing out your conditioner, apply a leave-in conditioner to help keep your hair moisturized as styling with heat can leave you with dry and brittle hair. To strengthen and restore, use SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner. This reparative leave-in conditioner softens and detangles hair while controlling frizz. It’s perfect for those who regularly color, straighten, perm, or heat style their hair. 

Formulated with Jamaican Black Castor Oil and certified organic shea butter to nourish, moisturize and support elasticity so hair resists breakage when detangling. Conditioners provide a protective layer that improves the appearance of split ends. Peppermint stimulates the scalp for an invigorating experience.


Step Three

Use a blowdryer or flat iron to get the sleek style of your dreams. Whether you’ll want to use a blowdryer, flat iron, or both is ultimately up to you and what you have on hand. Keep in mind though, a flat iron will give you sleeker results than a blowdryer. You’ll want to finish your look with a setting spray like TRESemmé Dry Texture Finishing Spray

When you want sleek hair with tons of body, TRESemmé Dry Texture Finishing Spray will make it happen. This texture spray revives hair by creating a natural full-body look to last you from day-to-night. Made especially for flat hair that needs a boost of volume and texture, this spray will give you a natural-looking style with an airy finish.



Knotted bun

male top knot shaved hair
Make a statement with a shaved style. Tie up your straight hair into a knot to an easy-breezy do.


Go icy blonde

silver blonde hair color
Jump on board with the icy blonde trend.


Take brunette to another level

mens haircut for thick hair brunette fade

Try this brunette fade with a high top.

Classic side part

Mens Hairstyles for Round Faces Comb Over
Try out a classic side part! Photo credit:

The quiff

side swept undercut quiff
A classic quiff on top adds volume to the style. Photo credit: Dvora


Brushed through

side swept undercut side brush
Brush your hair slightly to the side for an easy everyday look.


See more straight hairstyles for men.

Dove Hair Therapy Dry Scalp Care Leave-On Scalp Treatment

Healthy hair and a great straight style start with a happy scalp. This leave-on scalp treatment is infused with vitamin B3 to help lock in moisture and moisturize scalp dryness. Here’s how to use it: Step 1: Lift hair in sections to spray directly onto the scalp, evenly covering your head. Step 2: Massage into scalp. Do not rinse. Can be used when hair is damp or dry.


Suave Men 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner with Shea Butter & Coconut Oil 

Looking for an easy 2-in-1 product that will help keep your hair soft and moisturized? This 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner use coconut oil, shea butter, and hemp seed oil to help you keep your sleek style hydrated.


SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque

This intensive treatment masque deeply moisturizes and conditions dry and damaged hair. Formulated with certified organic raw shea butter and natural botanicals to restore natural lipids to damaged hair. 


Bed Head for Men by TIGI Clean Up Peppermint Conditioner 

Your hair is about to be the healthiest it’s ever been! Perfect for guys who want healthier looking hair. This conditioner is formulated with proteins and vitamins to help hydrate and enhance volume and shine, leaving your scalp tingling with joy. Great for guys who want healthy-looking hair and scalp.


Suave Blow Dry Accelerator 

This heat protectant is perfect when it comes to blow-drying, curling, or straightening your hair. It protects your hair up to 450°F and helps shorten your blow-dry time. Plus, the protectant helps detangle knots too and is packed with an Amino Acid complex.


Nexxus Weightless Style Smooth & Full Blow Dry Balm 

Treat your hair to body and style with this smooth & full blowdry balm. Created with a blend of body-boosting flexible polymers, fiber, and polishing actives, this lightweight balm offers a workable grip for a fast, easy blowout.


Bed Head by TIGI Straighten Out Straightening Cream 

Want to achieve seriously sleek strands? This powerful, high-performance straightening cream is boosted with thermosetting polymers which help to keep hair seriously straight for up to 48 hours, even in 98% humidity. Formulated with conditioning agents which help to defend against frizz and help hair moisturized and shiny. Strictly for smooth operators!


Bottom Line

Men can have fabulously straight hair too! With the right tools, products, and advice, you can sport a different sleek style each day if you desire.

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