If your hair is thinning, styling products can make a big difference to your look. Hair styling products can transform thin hair by adding the look of texture, volume and thickness. However, not every styling product works for men with thinning hair. And some can actually make thin hair look worse. Here are our picks for the best hair styling products for men with thin or fine hair.
Go-To Hair Styling Products for Men by Category
The Best Shampoo for Men
Contrary to popular belief, if you have thinning hair you’ll actually want to wash your hair more, not less. Most men with thinning hair try to avoid shampooing their hair because they associate shampooing with more hairs going down the drain. However, excess oil causes hair to clump together, making thinning more noticeable. And as long as you use the right shampoo, washing your hair more often should not make hair fall out at a faster rate.
Viviscal Man Full Force Fortifying Shampoo cleanses hair without stripping. So it’s gentle enough to use daily or every other day. While washing your hair, use your fingertips to massage the scalp, which increases blood flow and invigorates the scalp, helping to bring more nutrients to the follicles.
The Best Hair Gel for Men
A gel is a great way to add a bit of hold and volume to thin or fine hair. Just make sure to choose a gel with a matte finish. Shiny or glossy finishes can make scalp show-through more noticeable. But a matte finish will add subtle texture to strands, making hair look thicker.
A light hold formula is usually all you need to style thin or fine hair to achieve most looks. But you may need a stronger-hold gel if you want to achieve a highly sculpted look like a pompadour. Choose a water-based gel formula, which will wash out more easily. Other types of hair gels can lead to product buildup, which makes already-thin hair look more limp and lifeless.
The Best Hair Wax for Men
Hair wax is one of the best styling products for men with thin hair because it simultaneously adds thickening texture and hold.
We recommend choosing a hair wax and dry shampoo hybrid formula. The gritty texture will add volume and thickness to your hair. It’ll make hair look just like after a day at the beach. Use it on days when you skip shampooing to help your hair absorb extra oil and add some control.
As with hair gel, you’ll want to choose a formula with a matte finish to make hair look thicker and help minimize scalp show-through.
The Best Conditioner for Men
We cannot say this enough: it’s so important to moisturize hair after shampooing. Otherwise, hair can become dried out, brittle, and break off.
Men, you can use Viviscal Gorgeous Growth Densifying Conditioner. Don’t let the pink bottle fool you, Viviscal has a lightweight formula that keeps hair moisturized without weighing it down. Men and women like the refreshing, but not-too-floral, botanical scent. Plus, it contains biotin, keratin, and zinc, which help to nourish and strengthen hair strands on the outside.
But the best hair styling product for men isn’t really a styling product at all – it’s Viviscal Man! Every hairstyle looks better when you’re starting with a canvas of healthy, strong hair. Viviscal Man hair growth† supplements include all the nutrients hair follicles need to promote existing hair growth. Just two pills each day can help to grow healthier, thicker hair within 3-6 months.*
What’s your favorite hair styling product? Let us know in the comments!
Hairstyling Tip: To cover scalp show-through and add natural-looking thickness to any hairstyle, add a shake or spray of Toppik™ Hair Building Fibers.
†Existing hair growth