Hair gels have come a long way from making hair all stiff and crunchy after use. The modern-day hair gels for men, thankfully, have been given formula updates that render them not only easier to use but also better for overall hair quality. That means no more dried-out hair strands.

Of course, better quality hair gel would mean looking beyond the aisles of your local pharmacy or supermarkets. Quality brands would naturally invest more in the ingredients, which play a big part in making your hair look better. For example, Jack Black’s Body-Building Hair Gel contains basil leaf extract to give more volume to your roots. Their formula also contains no chemicals, meaning the natural ingredients will result in softer-looking styled hair. After all, no one actually wants helmet hair.

Kiehl’s hair gel is non-greasy and scented with Cedarwood, Sandalwood and Eucalyptus essential oils.

Despite everything, more men of this day tend to avoid hair gels for fear of looking old-fashioned. The product was popular from its conception in the 20s all the way to the 60s, thanks to the ‘wet’ look hair trend for men. It died down and then regained popularity in the 80s when stiffer hairstyles were in vogue. With so many other products in the market for men’s hair now — pomade, wax, cream, spray — it’s not surprising that hair gel would take a back seat.

However, a good tube of hair gel is essential for men who want to look well-groomed and keep their hair in place. After all, looking neat is always in trend, and nobody likes random strands of hair getting into their eyes. So, keep your hair in place all day long with these hair gels  — you’ll thank us later.



PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.