Cream of the Crop
Women may think they have a monopoly when it comes to hair styling products, but did you know men’s styling creams have been around for a very long time?
The first Brylcreem product was invented in 1928 in Birmingham, England. Combining mineral oil, beeswax and water, iconic Brylcreem was a highly popular hair cream throughout the nineteen twenties right through until the nineteen seventies, when long, big hair was in vogue and the short, smooth styles that Brylcreem suited became less fashionable.
Thanks to the clean-cut good looks of the face of Brylcreem, David Beckham, Brylcreem made a comeback and has cemented its niche amongst many popular styling creams used by men today.
How to use styling hair cream
Always follow the instructions on the package as some styling creams are applied to damp or dry hair, whereas others are designed for use on towel-dried hair only.
The MUK Rough muk Forming Cream will give your hair flexible hold and a light sheen when applied to dry hair whereas the American Crew Grooming Cream is designed to be used to style damp hair, providing excellent shine and hold.
Then there are styling creams such as SEXY HAIR Shaping Crème Pliable Shaping Crème which will provide medium hold while conditioning and styling both damp and dried hair.
Treat your hair styling cream like a flatpack construction project guys – follow the instructions for a perfect result, or go rogue and suffer the consequences!
What does styling cream do?
Hair styling creams actually have a multitude of uses. As the name implies, they enable you to style your hair. They also provide volume, shine, texture, control, definition, humidity resistance, moisture, UV protection and more, so it is important to choose a styling cream suited to what you want to achieve.
For controlling curly or wavy hair of any length Redken’s Mess Around 10 will give sheen to a natural, tousled look whereas Dear Barber Mattifier provides texture, thickness, strong hold and a matte finish.
Moroccanoil Molding Cream is enriched with Argan oil to nourish and hydrate the hair. Moroccanoil Molding Cream will sculpt and style your hair and provide long-lasting control with a semi-matte finish. For fabulous shine try the Nioxin Definition Cream. It is applied to dry hair to give it extra body, texture and added shine without build-up.
There are many more hair styling creams at Hairhouse Warehouse to create the look you want, with lasting hold and a shine or matte finish. Check them out!
How to apply hair styling cream
Follow the instructions on the product to determine whether your styling cream should be applied to dry or damp hair. The easiest way to apply hair styling cream is to work a small amount into your hands before applying to your hair, styling as you go.
Is styling cream bad for hair?
Build-up can occur if you regularly use oil-based styling creams, but this can be rectified with a clarifying shampoo. Water-soluble styling creams are easily washed out. Many styling creams contain ingredients which hydrate and nourish the hair and scalp, providing condition and shine. Some also contain UV and thermal heat protectants, minimising the damage that the sun and hairdryers can cause.
Where can I buy hair styling cream?
You are spoilt for choice when shopping for hair styling cream at Hairhouse Warehouse. All the big names in men’s haircare have a styling cream so there is sure to be one to suit your hair and the look you want to achieve.
Ranging in price from $19.95 to $49.95, you can change your look every day of the week if you want. Go on guys, styling your hair is much for fun than building a flatpack furniture item!