First and foremost, great hair starts with a great haircut. "Don’t be afraid to spend a little money," says celebrity hairstylist Allen Edwards. "A lot of men are really cheap, but the haircut can make a huge difference in their work environment and how people relate to them." Keep it short. Edwards says that the groomed look is in and that keeping your hair short not only minimizes maintenance, but it looks better.
Edwards suggests using shampoo when you shower and conditioner only a few times a week. Conditioner is heavy. It can weigh down the hair and make it too soft. Always start with just a dime-size amount of any hair product that works with your hair type. Pomades, gels, oils, and styling creams will help style hair to keep that groomed look throughout the day. Pomade keeps hair flat and controls curls. Gel gives hair a little bit of hardness and brings out the wave. Creams are not as hardening as gels, but still keep hair in place. Oil will keep hair silky, hydrated, and smooth. Edwards recommends Davines all natural shampoos and conditioners and American Crew styling products for men, and using a vent brush when hair is wet will allow it to dry with texture.