Introducing the best in men’s grooming for the year. Next in the four-part series is a list of must-have hair products to treat your crowning glory right.
Best In-Shower Hair Products
Best scalp scrub: Some find scalp scrubs unnecessary, but we found this one to be helpful in keeping our scalp feeling fresh while promoting hair growth. The gel-like product is packed with oils to condition your hair strands, while almond and hazelnut micro granules gently slough off dead skin cells and product buildup. We used this as a weekly treatment before shampooing to keep hair fall in check.
Product: Defence Regulating Pre-Shampoo, Svenson
Available at Svenson for $58
Best shampoo: If you think it takes more than a shampoo to prevent hair loss, think again. DrGL’s formula offers a plethora of nutrients like vitamin B5, amino acids and biotin to nourish our scalp while effectively removing grime and debris with gentle coconut-derived detergents. Extracts of thuja orientalis and polygala tenuifolia improve blood circulation while hydrolysed silk and keratin leave your hair well-conditioned.
Product: Anti Hair Loss Cleanser, DrGL
Available at DrHair for $98
Best conditioner: Every couple of days, we like smoothing this deep conditioning product onto our manes after a thorough shampoo to maintain our hair’s health and integrity. Its star ingredient, argan oil, is rich in essential fatty acids that help to repair damage and smoothen the hair shaft. Those with longer hair will appreciate the subtle healthy shine that it imparts to your tresses.
Product: ADV Hydrate Argan Oil Conditioner, PHS Hairscience
Available at PHS Hairscience for $48
Best hair mask: A combination of styling products, environmental aggressors and lack of attention often leave your hair strands weakened. But all it needs is a weekly dose of Thann’s Shiso hair mask to repair the damage and restore its health. The ceramide-rich hair mask also contains shiso extract, along with oils of wheat germ, rice and jojoba, coating each strand with a protective layer without the extra weight.
Product: Shiso Hair Mask, Thann
Available at Thann for $39
Best post-shower hair products
Best hair tool: Don’t scoff at its price before you try it. This hair dryer does wonders for all hair lengths. The patented Air Multiplier technology dispenses air efficiently, cutting hair-drying time to a fraction, which is great if you’re always in a rush. Those with longer hair will appreciate the nozzles – the smoothing one leaves your hair frizz-free, while the diffuser keeps your curls well-defined thanks to Dyson’s advanced technology.
Product: Supersonic Hair Dryer, Dyson
Available at Dyson for $599
Best leave-in scalp treatment: We almost didn’t feel this anti-hairloss serum on our head, thanks to its lightweight formula. But it certainly played a role in reducing hair fall and maintaining healthy hair growth. The blend of botanical extracts like polygala tenuifolia root, thuja orientalis root and ginko biloba supports microcirculation, while biotin and lecithin effectively condition the hair, leaving it soft and smooth without weighing it down.
Product: Anti Hair Loss Solution, DrGL
Available at DrHair for $168
Best styling product: Blind Barber’s 90 Proof Pomade lightweight formula is infused with hops extract, vitamins and keratin to strengthen and condition the hair while keeping it in place. Matte pomades are a godsend for this humid weather, but unlike most others that often leave stubborn residue, this one washes off easily, so there’s no need to shampoo your hair multiple times.
Product: 90 Proof Pomade, Blind Barber
Available at Sultans of Shave for $35
Best oral hair supplement: After snacking on this kiwi-flavoured supplement jelly for a fortnight, we noticed reduced flakiness on the scalp, as well as a softer touch to our hair. Our diets were unchanged, so we are quite sure the hair booster had played a part in the improvements. It contains nutritious ingredients like tamarind, ginko leaf, cinnamon and chia seeds, after all.
Product: Nutri-Hair Healthy Hair Booster, PHS Hairscience
Available at PHS Hairscience for $62 (box of 14)