Grooming is an art!
Go ahead and master it.

When was the last time you stepped outside your house, looking as if you've just rolled out of bed. Don't remember? Well, times have changed. Just like women, men are now expected to present themselves with clean style and confidence, in the worlds of both business and pleasure. Researchers found out that men spend 83 minutes a day on personal grooming. On the contrary, women take just 79 minutes. Not at all shocking!

Since with a hectic life, many of us do not have the time to step into a salon or spa, with a proper men's grooming regime, a man can look as if he just stepped out of an expensive day spa. So go ahead, try using some of our simple tips and get ready to make a strong statement!

Finding the perfect Hair Gel

Hair gels are among the most popular hairstyling aids for men. Most guys look upon gels as an undemanding, easy way of getting their hairstyle right. However, finding the perfect hair gel isn't that easy. For starters, the increasing number of products in this niche makes it almost impossible to clearly establish which is the best hair gel or which one is best suited for your hair. The following tips will help you understand more about hair- styling dynamics and choose a hair gel most appropriate for your styling needs:

Hair Gel Compatible with Your Hair Type

Most gels today are high-strength products. They can take upon any hair and give it a more defined stance. However, there are some top cosmetic brands that retail hair gels specifically meant for different hair types. For instance, some hair gels are better equipped at handling curled or textured hair. Some are better suited for slightly wavy or regular hair while some are particularly formulated for colored hair. Thus, try to choose a gel that is more suited for your hair type.

Hair Gel Based Upon Degree of Hold You Require

The degree of hold provided by the hair gel depends upon the kind of hairstyle you want. For instance, if you want to freeze your hair, you need the strongest of hair gels. However, for slight molding, medium-strength hair gels too work well. Similarly, you might be able to find hair gels retailed specifically for sculpting or scrunching your hair. Just invest some time in searching for the right product.

Hair Gels that Contribute Towards Better Hair & Scalp Health

Ensure that the hair gel moisturizes and conditions the scalp along with fixating the hair. Most of the branded hair gels offer such feature. This is essentially because conventionally hair gels didn't contain any ingredient that helped to improve the scalp health. Understanding this deficiency, most manufacturers introduced hair gels that made some contribution towards improving the mane/scalp health. You can also find hair gels with dandruff-fighting formulations.

Get Decided About Fragrance, Sheen of Hair Gels

Some gels tend to render the hair a bright sheen. Some guys like it while some don't. So, be sure about the kind of final look you want. This also applies to the scent, a hair gel emits. Some hair gels are strongly scented whereas others have a neutral odor. The better brands mention the kind of fragrance imbibed in the hair gel to help the consumer make a better buying decision.

Be Guarded Against Hair Gels that Need Re-working

Some guys prefer the least potent of hair gels, afraid that the gel might become too obvious. While this is a personal decision, you should remember that such gels need to be reactivated. This means that a few times during the day, you would need to wet your fingers and run them through the hair. On the contrary, some hair gels are so penetrative that unless washed-off with soap or shampoo, they render style to the hair for days.

Easy-to-Wash Hair Gels are Better

Always choose a hair gel that is easy to wash-away. You need to understand that despite the best of manufacturing practices used to make modern hair gels, these are essentially artificial products. They tend to suffocate the hair follicles as they are not fully absorbed by the scalp. It is better to choose a hair gel that can be washed-off easily and doesn't remain stuck to the scalp for days.

The more recent introductions in the niche of hair gels are Hair Spray Gels. These are recommended if you need to gel your hair on-the-go. This ensures your hands are not rendered sticky and you can target specific zones of your mane with ease.

Source: MensXP