How to use hair wax and which are the best to buy
Hair wax is an interesting hairstyling product that, unlike the name hints, is not made out of wax; rather, hair wax’s visual manifestation resembles melted wax, hence its name. Hair wax also goes by other names such as putty, glue, styling paste or molding gum.
What is hair wax for?
Hair wax is great for holding gravity-defying hairstyles, just like hair gel; however, hair wax doesn’t dry as much as hair gel, yet the former retains the same pliable (i.e. molding) property of the latter. Furthermore, hair wax provides shine, which, together with its pliability and less potential to dry makes hair wax an excellent choice for men who prefer a less drier look than that offered by hair gel. In fact, the same ability of hair wax to mold one’s hair into shapes is also why hair wax as a hairstyling product for men is simply referred to as “wax”.
Consistency of hair wax
How to use hair wax
To use hair wax, simply scoop out some with the fingertip of your index finger and then rub this very amount on your palms, ensuring to coat your fingers. Proceed to coat your hair with the hair wax, ensuring that you don’t get this hairstyling product on your scalp; hair wax is notoriously annoying to remove from the scalp, so aiming to coat ¾ of your hair’s length (i.e. all the length except that closest to the scalp) will ensure that you don’t get any on the scalp. Because of this particular residue-leaving issue with hair wax, try to use as little wax as possible to style the hair: one fingertip amount will usually do for short hair and even medium-length hair.
Short and medium-length straight and wavy hair benefit the most from hair wax since both hair types are easy to shape into hairstyles. Hair wax can also be of somewhat benefit to coiled and kinky hair although it is better you use pomade rather than hair wax if you’re looking for sleep hair that is held in position.
Best hair wax for men
There is a good range of hair waxes in the market, with some resonably-popular names such as Gatsby hair wax and Dax hair wax. Unfotunately, most hair waxes are either garbage or leave too much residue on the hair, and, many times, you have to trade the hair wax’s ability to mold the hair for its ability to not leave behind gruesome residue on the hair that is hard to remove after. Thus, the best hair wax for men will have a good balance of hair molding and light-residue depositing.
The following are some of the best hair waxes that we currently have:
- The current king of hair waxes
- Excellent value for money (6 pack of hair waxes)
- Good hair wax for defining short hair
- Water soluble and easy to remove hair wax
All in all, hair wax is an excellent men’s hair product that allows a male to mold his hair into all sorts of shapes while providing pliability and shine, which is precisely the reverse of what you’d expect if hair wax were made of candle wax! Grab yourself some of the hair waxes posted above, follow these hair wax tutorial and get on practicing some cool hairstyles to show off with!
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