How to Use Hair Cream for Men: A Complete Guide

The basics on hair cream and how it can define your style.

Brilliant for boosting hydration and keeping frizzy hair in check, it’s a wonder so many guys are getting in on the hair cream bandwagon. As a basic primer, styling creams are typically used for styling and are known for their ease of use. Hair creams typically work to smooth out your style as they define your look, which can be a major time-saver if styling is really your thing.

Read on to discover more of its many uses in our hair cream guide that’s sure to help you discover more about this must-have product for men’s hair:

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Not too thick or thin, hair cream is typically less sticky than gel or hair wax, which some guys find easy to deal with. Instead of being a solid, like a wax or tacky, like a gel, styling creams are thick and typically work well with all hair types.

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Give your curls a soft finish with a styling cream. Photo credit:

For Curly Hair

Hair cream is especially effective for men that have curly or longer hair. We suggest AXE Natural Look: Softening Cream to help you to define and boost your curls or natural waves without weighing down your hair.

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Use a hair cream to style a quiff.

For Wavy or Medium Hair

To get the most out of your hair cream start by towel drying your wet hair. Then apply a dollop of cream such as Axe Natural Look: Understated Cream to your hair. Rub the cream between the palms of your hands and then run it through damp hair. Cover all of your strands evenly and then style as desired. This formula will also help you make your hair soft as it gives you a light hold. You’ll also find that creams can help you tame fizzy strands and flyaways in addition to giving you added definition.

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Keep it straight and voluminous.

For Straight or Fine Hair

Similarly, you can also use a molding product for your strands. These work well for men that have either straight or fine hair. The foundation for this product is a combination of cream and wax. These are water-soluble and easily wash out of the hair so they can be used daily without fear of product buildup. Plus, unlike straight creams, they add medium hold, as well as some shine. Try out Bed Head for Men by TIGI Pure Texture Molding Paste to help achieve a look that features texture and definition.

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Use a hair cream to master your 360 waves.

For Natural Hair

Keeping a 360 waves style on point is much easier with the help of SheaMoisture for Men Argan Oil& Shea Butter Waves Pomade. This pomade is softer like a hair cream, infused with Argan oil and Shea Butter to provide lightweight hold for styling. Your hair will feel so moisturized and soft after use. It won’t weigh down your hair with a feeling of too much product.

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