Short Men's Hair Guide. What product should I use for my hair?!

Are you having trouble identifying what product suits your hair? Ever wondered what type and texture your hair actually is? Confused with all the terms and categorizations of hair floating around?

Hopefully this short post will help to answer any of the above questions, and we will be recommending which products might suit your hair!

A common confusion among men (and women) is about the difference between hair types and textures. In short, there are 2 main hair textures (straight and curly) and 4 hair types (straight, wavy, coiled and kinky), as categorised by Rogelio Samson in his book “The Men’s Hair Book”.

        1. Straight hair (texture)
          1. Straight hair (type)
        2. Curly hair (texture)
          1. Wavy hair (type)
          2. Coiled hair (type)
          3. Kinky hair (type)

How do you know if you have Straight or Curly hair? A good rule of thumb is to measure the first 8cm of your hair, starting from your scalp. If your hair does not curl within this mark, then you’ve got Straight hair; likewise, if it does, you have Curly hair.

Straight hair

Celebrities with Straight hair: David Beckham and Chris Hemsworth

David Beckham Straight   Chris Hemsworth Straight

Pros

  • Easiest to shape
  • Versatility in terms of styling

Cons

  • Difficult to get Volume

Recommended MANIGTO products: Any of the 5 products in our range are suitable for Straight hair depending on the hairstyle you are going for.

Sleek-back look: MANIGTO Classic Pomade, MANIGTO Summer Pomade

Natural, Dishevelled (In a good way) look: MANIGTO Wax Pomade

Pompadour: MANIGTO Clay Pomade, MANIGTO Charcoal Clay

Tip: For Volume and Extra-hold, use MANIGTO Ox-horn Comb and apply Clay Pomade and blow dry before applying Wax Pomade after.

Wavy hair

If your hair bends and curls, but does not make a full coil shape within the mark of 8cm; you have Wavy hair.

Celebrities with Wavy hair: Orlando Bloom and Kit Harington

Orlando Bloom Wavy  Kit Harington Wavy

Pros

  • Ideal hair type for men
  • Easy to shape
  • Volume

Cons

  • Nil

Recommended MANIGTO products: Similar to Straight hair, any of the 5 products in our range are suitable for Wavy hair depending on the hairstyle you are going for. Shoulder-length and Medium-length hairstyles are recommended.

Sleek-back look: MANIGTO Classic Pomade, MANIGTO Summer Pomade

Messy look: MANIGTO Wax Pomade

Side-parts: MANIGTO Clay Pomade, MANIGTO Charcoal Clay

Coiled hair

If your hair bends and curls (similar to Wavy hair), but coils within the 8cm mark, you have Coiled hair.

Celebrities with Coiled hair: Howard Stern

Howard Stern Coiled

Pros

  • If maintained properly, stands out in a positive way
  • Plenty of volume

Cons

  • Difficult to style and maintain
  • Use a Wide-toothed comb!

Recommended MANIGTO products: 

Short and Medium length: MANIGTO Wax PomadeMANIGTO Clay Pomade, MANIGTO Charcoal Clay

Kinky hair

Celebrities with Kinky hair: Barrack Obama and Will Smith

Barack Obama Kinky hair  Will Smith Kinky hair

Pros

  • Most volume among all hairstyles
  • Ideal for fancy hairstyles

Cons

  • Takes a long time to grow

Recommended MANIGTO products: 

Afro: MANIGTO Clay Pomade or MANIGTO Charcoal Clay to keep your hair moisturised and rejuvenated

 

We hope this short guide has provided you with an idea of what your hair type is as well as the product which might be suitable for it. For more detailed information and further tips, check out this article from Manly Curls!


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