7 essential hair products for men to style hair at home

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While some may dream about the time when they can have social interactions again, others dream about the time they can go back to the hair salon.

Since quarantine has become the new normal, mundane things like going to a nail salon, a hair salon or barbershop have been placed on hold. And unfortunately, that means you’re going to have to handle that fade yourself now. Needless to say, that’s quite an adjustment if you’re used to having your hair stylist or barber give you the GQ look you want.

So, what can you do about the unruly hair on your head during these uncertain times? Well, that depends on your hair type and the way you like to wear your hair. But whether you have a tried-and-true hair routine, or you’re in desperate need of some direction, we’ve rounded up some products that we love that can help give your hair a boost.

Shop: American Crew Forming Creme, $17.96

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If you’re looking to do some light styling to your hair, this one from America Crew is considered a fan favorite. While it mainly works as a styling cream, it also conditions and moisturizes your hair, as well as helps it appear thicker.

Ideal for: all hair types

Shop: Jack Black Wax Pomade, $23.00

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Like many pomades, this wax from Jack Black helps style and give your hair a nice shine. But it stands out because it can polish and tame frizzy hair. Plus, the wax is so lightweight that it can be used on facial hair too.

Shop: Cantu Men’s Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner, $4.99

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Part of keeping your hair healthy is keeping it moisturized. And this affordable Cantu shea butter leave-in conditioner can also help provide your hair with some much needed moisture. It contains caffeine to “encourage hair growth”, as well as hemp seed oil to help lock in moisture and fight breakage.

Ideal for: wavy, curly and coarse hair

Shop: hims DHT reducing shampoo, $19.00

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If you’re concerned about losing your hair or that receding hair line, then this might be a shampoo to have on your radar. Its main ingredient is saw palmetto, which can help balance hormones and fight hair loss, according to Healthline. Additionally, this shampoo boasts that it decreases DHT levels — a hormone linked to hair loss.

Shop: Dry Texturizing Spray, $48.00

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While this is on the pricer side, it does comes from one of the most celebrated brands in the hair industry. It’s also an award-winning hairspray that works both as a dry shampoo and texturizer. Just spritz some on your hair and it can help absorb excess oil from your roots and give your hair some volume.

Shop: Philips Norelco Series 7200 Beard & Hair Men’s Electric Trimmer with Vacuum, $54.99

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This all-in-one tool can help save your some time by trimming your facial hair and the head on your head. It’s designed to give a sleek and clean trimming experience. And its unique vacuum system catches up to 90 percent of the hair you cut so there’s less for you to clean up.

Shop: Japonesque Classic Barber Shears, $8.99

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If you like to groom your facial hair, these highly-rated shears from Target might be what you need. Made with stainless steel, they’re designed for facial and cuticle care.

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