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If you’re finding it a struggle to write your Christmas list this year, fear not! We’ve come up with a list of must-have hair products for 2016 that will provide you with the perfect present requests and keep your hair looking bang on trend through the New Year. We’ll be looking at the type of hair product on the market and discussing what each product does and what you can do with it. So, sit back, relax, and get ready to discover some great stocking filler inspiration that even Santa couldn’t match!

Perfect pomade

For gents who really want to experiment with their hair and sculpt their look, pomade is the perfect choice. A lot of products use the word ‘pomade’ a bit liberally as it is a catch-all term for ‘hair styler’.  However, a true pomade will give you shine and a medium to high hold when you apply it to damp hair. Pomade is the perfect choice for short to medium length styles and is great for adding a spot of vintage pomp to your look.

Wouldn’t-be-without-wax

Hair wax is another great product that you should consider adding to your arsenal. Wax is best for shorter hair styles but can also be used to get that perfect tousled look on medium length locks. Wax is great for a medium type hold and a bit of low shine.

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Make them jealous with gel

Gel is another must-have hair product that you may well have already experimented with. If you’ve given it a try and hated it, consider giving it another go. Don’t buy a drugstore gel unless you want your hair to turn into cement (probably the reason why you aren’t a fan of gel anymore). Instead, find a lighter grade gel that won’t suffocate your follicles but provides a strong hold and high shine when applied to towel dried hair.

Best Christmas ever cream

Cream is the perfect choice of product for gentlemen with longer to medium length hair styles. A good cream will give you a light hold and a little bit of shine and is best applied to hair that has been towel dried. Cream gives a longer style a bit of direction and light control without locking it in place, so your look is flowing but intentional.

Which of these hair products will you be hoping to unwrap on Christmas morning? 

We’d love it if you let us know your thoughts on social media. If you have any questions, or would like our product recommendations, pop in to Richmond Barbers and we’ll be happy to have a chat with you about what will work best with your hair and your style.