The wet look went out of fashion with curtains and the bowl cut, so what can men do to ensure their hair holds its style without looking sticky and slimy?
Green People’s new No.11 Organic Men’s Texturising Hair Gel holds hair in place whilst creating a naturally textured finish. Here we explain how to use this handy hair serum.
Hair gel for men with curly hair
Curly hair requires extra special care. Without adequate moisture not only will your curls lose their bounce, they’ll also fall foul of frizz.
The good news is frizz is easily fixed by rubbing our No.11 Texturising Hair Gel into your hands and working it through damp or dry curls. Made with B Vitamins that offer powerful conditioning for healthier-looking hair, it also contains Avocado oil which is rich in antioxidants and help prevent damage.
DO’S AND DON’TS FOR APPLYING HAIR GEL TO CURLY HAIR
DO: CONDITION BEFORE YOU STYLE
Curly hair is also prone to knotting, and if your tresses are in a tangle we recommend using our Moisturising Conditioner to hydrate the hair and ease out kinks prior to styling.
DON’T: BLOW DRY YOUR BARNET
Heat will exacerbate frizz so once you’ve styled your hair let it drip dry. Not only will this reduce your chance of frizz but the gel will set firmer giving your curls strength and definition.
Hair gel for the manscaped man-bun
This look is favoured by footballers and whilst they might make wearing a man-bun look effortless, it actually requires a monumental amount of effort to get your bun looking top knot.
- To start, you need to smooth the hair by rubbing your hair gel in your hands and running it through your hair
- Next, pull your hair into a pony tail and secure it with a hair tie
- Once your pony tail is in place loop the hair through your hair tie to create a bun
DO’S AND DON’TS FOR APPLYING HAIR GEL TO A MAN BUN
DO: PLAY WITH YOUR STYLE
There’s a multitude of ways to style your man bun and not everyone can carry it off. Test out the Low Man Bun, the Pony Bun and the Full Man Bun to see which suits you best.
DON’T: MAKE YOUR PONY TAIL OR BUN TOO TIGHT
A tight style will place strain on the scalp and can leave your hair vulnerable to breakage and a receding hair line.
Hair gel for those with a fringe
Boyband members aside, no one wants to face the day with a floppy fringe. Flat and flimsy, fringes get in your way and if you suffer with a greasy, spot-prone forehead, an oily fringe will only exacerbate your risk of experiencing a breakout.
Fed up of your fringe? For an easy fix for fringe problems, style your hair away from your face with the Texturising Hair Gel as soon as you step out of the shower.
DO’S AND DON’TS FOR APPLYING HAIR GEL TO YOUR FRINGE
DO: USE A HAIRDRYER
If you want your fringe to look full and fall across your face blow-drying it in the opposite direction to the way you want it to fall will boost volume.
DON’T: USE TOO MUCH PRODUCT
You’re lubricating your hair not a car engine, and when it comes to hair gel for men, less is more. For a swept back fringe that adds height and hold to your style, towel dry the hair then comb a pea-sized amount of our Texturising Hair Gel upwards through the hair.
For a slick smooth style
Want a style that’s smart and suave? The slick back look is ideal for nights out with the boys and days when you are suited and booted.
For a style that’s slick and not slimy you’ll want to use a pea-sized amount of our Texturising Styling Gel for men.
DO’S AND DON’TS FOR USING HAIR GEL TO SLICK BACK YOUR HAIR
DO: WORK THE COMB
Running your fingers through your hair is great for a casual, tousled look but for days when you can’t have a hair out of place, it’s time for the comb.
DON’T: WEIGH DOWN YOUR HAIR
Some hair gels for men can be formulated with heavy, synthetic ingredients which weigh down the hair and leave it feeling sticky. For a strong but lightweight hold, opt for a natural hair gel instead. We formulated our No 11. Texturising Styling Gel for men with Irish Moss, a form of seaweed which is packed with minerals and vitamins to deliver strength to your style.
How do you use your men’s hair serum to style your hair? Join the conversation at @GreenPeopleUK.