STEP 7: Time to Call in Reinforcements (a.k.a., Styling Products)
Sometimes you need styling products to make a certain look happen. But whether you mind spending another five minutes on styling your hair comes into play here. Ask your barber how much time it’s going to take and what form of product is best (gel, hairspray, pomade, wax, etc. — they all do different things.)
“Another big mistake men typically make, especially younger men, is using too much product,” says Pelusi. Too much product can cause buildup, which can make hair look dull and dry. Use less, and try to buy water-soluble products, which have water (not oil) listed high up in the ingredient list.