Barbershop Blog


August 12, 2020

Some blokes think that grooming is owning a toothbrush and are satisfied with a quick splash of their girlfriends shampoo every once in a while, thankfully however, this is not most blokes. The men of today know that there is an important list of grooming essentials that every bloke should keep at the ready. The most difficult part is that there is an ever growing list of products entering the market. This makes it hard to know one from another and what you actually need to have in your kit.

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In this article, we will talk about some of the most important men’s hair care products, what they do and how they work. Read on to learn more about some significant aspect of hair-care for the modern man.

Shampoo and Conditioner

These are the most basic of tools in the man’s hair care kit, and yet their importance is often misunderstood. You should always choose quality products that do not strip the hair of the natural protective oils that coat it and help to keep it healthy. If you’re using oil based pomades or clays you’re gonna need a quality degreasing shampoo and they should always be free of nasties like sulphates and parabens. We recommend shampoo and conditioners from the American Crew range and they are available in store.

Hair Gel

Gel is perfect for those who need a lot of structure in their hairstyle, as in the case of a mohawk or other eclectic style. Most gels offer incredible stiffness and are water-based for easy washing.


Generally provide a shiny and slick appearance, although matte varieties are also available and are very versatile. Pomades are most suitable for creating pompadours and rockabilly hairstyles. The water based varieties like those from Uppercut Deluxe wash out more easily than traditional oil based varieties.


Making its debut back in the 80’s, mousse has been around for a good stint but that is with good reason. It is perfect for taming and adding light hold in long and especially curly hair, it can reduce frizz and help define curls.

Sea Salt Spray

Also works wonders on curly or wavy hair. In thin or straight hair it can add volume and texture. Wan’t to look like you’ve just got out of the surf, here’s your solution.


Relatively new on the scene, powders work by by increasing friction between hair strands. This achieves both volume and texture. Powders are great for creating messy styles or as a foundation before other products are applied. They are quickly growing in popularity due to the ease with which they can hold up without adding weight.


Pastes are known for their thickness and versatility, they are suitable for many hairstyles and generally offer a high level of hold with a matte finish. Check out the award winning range from Muk Haircare in store, they are water soluble, humidity resistant and have amazing fragrances too.

Beard Oil

You facial hair is just as important as the hair on your head and a good beard oil is an essential ingredient in your beards upkeep. The single blade range from Proraso work to moisturise and protect. They consist of all natural ingredients that promote healthy beard growth and prevent breakages.

Final Thoughts

These are just some of the options that you can consider for your men’s hair care kit. Each product serves a specific role and should be used depending on the type of hair you have and the type of style you wish to achieve.

We stock a wide range of men’s grooming products and that range extends well beyond what is in this list. To see the full range, for more information and in-depth advise, come in and see the team at Barber Industries Westfield Carousel, we are open seven days week.