3 Men’s Short Hairstyles for Straight Hair: Make the Most of a Drugstore Comb

This underrated tool will always have your back.

Men’s short hairstyles for straight hair can be a little tricky for the uninitiated. You might be tempted to shower and let your hair air-dry on your morning commute for lack of an alternate plan, but we’re here to save you. Men’s short hairstyles for straight hair become infinitely easier to create when you have a drugstore comb at your fingertips. You may have abandoned this tool back in the day but we’re here to tell you that it’ll be a game changer when it comes to your hair. Keep reading to check out these three quick styles that are easy-to-create, and won’t cut into your daily date with the morning paper.

Men’s Short Hairstyles for Straight Hair: 3 Looks to Try

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A messy lived-in look that will have heads turning.

1. Comb Down Hairstyle

Grab a small dab of the Axe Clean Cut Look: Classic Pomade, lightly rub it between your hands, and run it through the top of your strands. Take your comb through the front strands of your hair and angle it down towards your face. The pomade gives even the straightest hair a piecey textured look and helps you achieve the laid-back/easygoing vibes you’ve been after.

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How to use hair gel without looking greasy.

2. Use Gel

If you have a history of trying hair products and not liking how they feel or look (ahem, greasy), then give this gel a chance. The Bed Head for Men by TIGI Power Play Gel keeps your strands from looking greasy and gears your look more towards a healthy movie star-esque shine. Run a dime-sized amount of gel through the top of your hair, and use your comb to gently guide your hair away from your face. Gentle strokes are key and that’ll help you avoid the comb’s teeth from leaving a super defined trail.

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When it doubt opt for a clean and fresh look.

3. Classic Styling

If you’re not really into hair products, simply try replacing your usual shampoo and conditioner with the Dove Men + Care Fresh & Clean Fortifying 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner. This two in one product will clean and refresh your hair and will have you looking your best. While you hair is still damp, run your comb through it and comb it to the side. It’ll dry in a soft and feathered style that is crunch-free.

Looking for more men’s short hairstyles for straight hair?  Check out our men’s guide to dry shampoo.