Men’s Hair Products: Epic Tutorial For Guys

This is a men’s hair products tutorial for dudes who want real information on shampoos, conditioners, hair gels, hair clippers and the whole lot without the fluff abounding the hair field.

The Epic Tutorial for Dudes on Men’s Hair Products

Hair products for men; we know they “exist”, but most of us dudes don’t know jack all about them.

You see, there is more to men’s hair products than generic hair gels and greasy hair pomades; we have hair waxes, hair clippers, styling creams, minoxidil and hair dryers; and we have hair spray, wide-tooth combs and conditioners; but wait, we also have anti-dandruff shampoos, leave-in conditioners and hair picks…you can imagine where am heading to, right? Too many hair products for us dudes and not enough real valuable information outside of the broscience spouted by some “men’s websites”.

The lack of relevant information on the stuff atop our heads is what some time lead me to publish my two bestselling books, The Curly Hair Book and The Men’s Hair Book, and what also led me to creating the site you’re right now reading. This same hunger for knowledge is what has led me to publish some epic hair guides in the past such as the one on curly hairstyles for men, the one on curly hair types and the one on fade haircuts; today though, I’m hungry for writing another epic guide of great use for all Manly Curls readers: a men’s hair products tutorial. This epic tutorial on hair products for men that is to follow now will have you shopping for the best hair products available and thus have you sporting the most awesome of manes. And, as usual, all of this written by yours truly in my typical style of no fluff and no Sex-in-the-City baloney.

A bottle of hair product for men as snake oil

All the hair products we dudes could ever imagine

Alright, according to yours truly, there are 29 types of hair products that men can choose from, and these hair-product types fall under my hair-management equation, as explained in my book, The Men’s Hair Book. If you haven’t read my book yet, I essentially came up with a system to deal with your hair based on your daily interaction with your hair, and I then put such daily interaction with your hair into 3 stages: shampooing, conditioning and styling. Just about all hair products fall under these 3 stages of shampooing, conditioning and styling, although, for this specific hair-product tutorial, I’ll be calling these stages “categories” as there are 2 more categories I’ll be outlining below.

Other than there being a majority of hair products falling under the 3 categories (stages) of shampooing, conditioning and styling, we do also have other men’s hair products that could be regarded as “orphan”. However, considering that I’m one creative genius (who else would write a 250+ page-long book on men’s hair?), I decided to group these so-called orphan products into 2 extra superbly-thought-out and ingenious categories: “hairstyling tools” and “hair loss” (you weren’t expecting such wickedly-labeled categories, were you?). Ok, enough with the lame jokes, here is the breakdown of the overall 5 “categories” that the 29 types of men’s hair products can fall under:

  • Shampooing
  • Conditioning
  • Styling
  • Hairstyling tools
  • Hair loss

My goal with this tutorial is to cover all of these categories and hair-product types, and you can rest assured that this is going to be one epic tutorial unlike you will have read or will ever read. I will go category by category outlining the hair-product types found in each category as well as providing you with a couple of product recommendations for you to buy from; unfortunately, the hair-product advice I have read in other sites is absolutely horrible and I’d rather give you the whole package in this tutorial, including product references that actually work, instead of me risking you reading from some clown who is happy giving out advice gems such as “hair gel can make you bald” or “it is totally cool to comb your curly hair with a regular comb”.

A hair product bottle

Types of hair products for men

There are 30 men’s hair products, that’s a high number, and it is a number with which it is easy to get confused once you start reading about each of the hair-product types. Before getting straight down to business, I will list the 29 types of men’s hair products for your convenience:

Shampooing hair products for men

  • Normal shampoo
  • Moisturizing shampoo
  • Shampoo for oily hair
  • Thickening shampoo
  • Anti-dandruff shampoo
  • Clarifying shampoo
  • Chelating shampoo
  • 2-in-1 shampoo

Click this link for the shampoo for men tutorial, which details all about the men’s shampoo category.

Conditioning hair products for men

  • Normal conditioner
  • Leave-in conditioner
  • Deep conditioner
  • Hair-repairing creams and hair-treating masks

Click this link for the conditioners for men tutorial, which details all about the men’s conditioner category.

Styling hair products for men

  • Hair gel
  • Hair pomade
  • Hair wax
  • Hair mousse
  • Styling cream
  • Hair spray
  • Natural oils

Click this link for the hair styling products for men tutorial, which details all about the men’s styling category.

Hairstyling tools for men

  • Hair dryer
  • Hair clipper
  • Heat protectant
  • Combs (including wide-tooth comb for curly hair)
  • Hair straightener
  • Hair accessories

Click this link for the hair styling tools for men tutorial, which details all about the men’s hairstyling tools category.

Hair loss products for men

  • Minoxidil (including Rogaine)
  • Hair loss shampoos
  • Hair loss treatments
  • Hair loss concealers

Click this link for the hair loss products for men tutorial, which details all about the different products used to manage male pattern baldness and other forms of hair loss affecting men.

Nice juicy list, huh?

Men’s Hair Products: First part of this epic tutorial

This men’s hair products tutorial is one heck of a tutorial and posting it in one single article would scare the bejesus out of you when you scroll down the page just to check how long it is. That’s why I am going to be posting my tutorial in parts, with the next part of the tutorial based on the category of shampooing hair products for men. You really don’t want to miss what’s to come later in this tutorial, so make sure to you subscribe to my blog and like us on Facebook in order to be up to date on my ramblings and epic-tutorial moments.

See you here with in the next part of this men’s hair products tutorial!

All the best


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Rogelio is the go-to guy when it comes to men's hair. Having embraced his natural curly hair for over a decade while living in 5 countries, Rogelio has learnt a thing or two along the way. Rogelio is the author of the two bestselling men's books "The Curly Hair Book" and "The Men's Hair Book", and his motto when it comes to hair is, "Gentlemen, having a good head of hair should not cost us our testosterone".

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6 comments for “Men’s Hair Products: Epic Tutorial For Guys

  1. Justin
    August 17, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Hi Rogelio,

    Do you have any advice or recommendations on hair care products for vegans or vegetarians? I have medium length wavy type hair, but I am growing it out to shoulder length. I have noticed that most, if not all vegan shampoos are sulfate free. How might that effect one’s shampooing schedule?

    A short guide on vegan products for all hair types and lengths might be useful for other gents as well.


    Westland, MI

  2. Sultan
    July 7, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Hey, Rogelio! I wanna ask your opinion on dry shampoo. I was thinking of using dry shampoo instead of regular shampoo to spare my hair the harsh washing. What’s your take on it?

  3. Cesar
    October 17, 2014 at 3:28 am

    I have a question. Is wildroot hair groom good for curly hair? And also what kind of hair product is it?

  4. Andrej
    September 26, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Greetings Rogelio, i would like to ask you if it is also possible to use hair lotion and cream serum on my Type III hair ? Both of them are from Redken curvaceous set. I have already conditioner from this set and I am satisfied, so is it a good choice to buy it, or is it useless ? I ask because my hair are a bit dry although i use leave-in conditioner every day. Thanks for any advice. :)

  5. Ty Anderson
    August 13, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    I’m a 17 year old male with a decent amount of hair but it looks short because its too curly and gets nappy quick. Years ago I had good curly hair but my mother don’t want to help me get it curly again and I don’t know good hair products. Can anyone help me or maybe give me some tips on how to get good curly hair again. I would really be thankful.

    • Emilio
      December 2, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      I usually use a good conditioner like Pantene so first you should wash your hair and then put conditioner in it and leave it in, and use a good oil or grease i use tee tree oil or Indian hemp softee.

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