16 Best Cheap Men’s Hair Products

herbal essences gelHerbal Essences Set Me Up Max Hold Gel ($10 for a 3 pack @ Amazon.com)

Why you’ll like it: Even though it starts out a little stiff and crunchy, it softens throughout the day and leaves a slightly wet look. Plus it holds hair from coffee to cocktails and is never sticky. Yeah, that’s right, we said “coffee to cocktails”—what of it?

pantene pro v gel hair look betterPantene Pro-V Volume Body Builder Volumizing Gel Maximum Hold ($15 @ Amazon.com)

Why you’ll like it: It offers serious hold but doesn’t have the sticky texture often associated with gel. A little goes a long way though, so apply conservatively at first. You can always add more as you go, DJ Pauly D.