The 15 Best Hair Products for Any Hair Style

These days, parsing through your pharmacy's hair care intimidatingly crowded hair care aisle can be a doozy. But, if you're armed with the right trove of knowledge, you can keep your mane looking red-carpet ready—all the time.

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R+Co Cactus Texturizing Shampoo

This Vegan and cruelty-free shampoo is perfect for adding some much need texture to your hair. Bonus: It's the easiest product in the world to apply: Just lather, rinse, and repeat! No need to condition after, unlike some other texturizing shampoos. ($24; randco.com)

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Paul Mitchell Lemon Sage Thickening Conditioner

The tea tree tingle is enough to make this conditioner worth it, but the thickening benefits are the real winning attributes. Add thickness to fine or thinning hair with this as your final shower step and you will be all set. Go get 'em, tiger! ($14; paulmitchell.com)

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Ducray Neoptide Hair Lotion for Men

One of the best OTC topical solutions on the market, this easy-to-use spray lotion is a favorite for strengthening weak or thinning hair. Studies have shown over 90% of users have hair that looks and feels stronger. (Is it worth it? You do the math.) The best way to use this product is right after the shower; apply 9 sprays to balding areas. Your scalp can also be dry, but you should avoid shampooing for at least 2 hours application. It has no residue, so it's great as a pre-styler. ($97; dermstore.com)

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V76 Hair & Scalp Tonic

Perfect for refreshing your scalp as well as your style late in the day, this tonic is weightless and enriched with tea tree and juniper oil. It's also super easy to use; all you need to do is spray it on dry hair to wet for styling. Spray lightly after a long day to reactivate your style to last well into the night. ($20; v76.com)

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Jack Black MP 10 Nourishing Oil

Not for the faint at heart, oil is an unsung hero in hair care for a lot of guys. Perfect for guys with super thick or curly hair, oil can tame and condition hair without leaving a trace. (Guys with thin or oily hair, stay away.) All you need to do is to apply a few drops (a little goes a long way — add more if needed) to towel-dried hair from your mid-length to ends. Be sure to avoid scalp and roots, as oil can have adverse side effects on your skin. ($32; getjackblack.com)

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Blind Barber 60 Proof Wax

Probably one of the most versatile hair products for guys out there, a wax will have a semi-hold and slight sheen, and is one of the go-tos for most dudes who have shorter to medium length hair. And this water-soluble wax is especially easy to get in and get out. Here's exactly how to use it: get a two finger spread (about a dime) and warm up between hands. Apply from the crown (top-back) of your head down. ($20; blindbarber.com)

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Rudy's Shine Pomade

Some guys like to keep it old school. This high shine, medium hold pomade doesn't disappoint, if slicked back greaser or pepped up pompadour is your inspiration, and is perfect for medium-length hair. Comb through and add a part for a polished, classic appearance, or hand style for a looser look. ($22; rudysbarbershop.com)

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Bumble & Bumble Sumogel

We know: Gel? What the heck? But gel can be a good styling product, when used correctly. If you're rocking a longer style, and have a fancy party to get to, you can look suave if you have a gelled back 'do. Gel has a higher hold than pomade—and this gel is clean and flake-free. To achieve true high-class style, comb back and let things air dry. The heat from a blow dryer will just nullify the product. ($29; bumbleandbumble.com)

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Hans De Fuko Claymation

Clay is the hardest of the soft hair stylers and best for volume and structure. Providing a super high hold, yet with low shine, clay is great for guys who like a hairstyle to stay put but don't like any sort of gel or hairspray. This is best used on a guy with short to medium length hair. To use this product, apply a nickel-sized amount to damp hair and comb or finger through. Blow dry your 'do into the shape you desire, and add a bit more once things dry off to keep it in place. ($20; hanzdefuko.com)

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American Crew Fiber Cream

Not just any cream, this fiber cream adds texture and control. If you have used American Crew Fiber in the past, think of this as another way to get that hold you like, but with a bit more movement. This product works for everyone—and to use it, all you need to do is dab about a dime's worth into hands and emulsify. Run it through wet hair to create a soft hold. For dry hair, use a touch less. ($18; ulta.com)

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The Ouai Soft Mousse

Forget what your mom was rocking in the '80s. Mousse is lightweight and water-based and creates volume (in other words: thickness) for fine hair. This is great it you're thinning out a little on top but still like to put in a little effort. Keep in mind that mousse is a great foundation, but you'll want to finish off with an additional product, like a paste or a wax. ($28; theouai.com)

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Oribe Free Styler Working Hairspray

Hairspray isn't the Aquanet of years past. Nowadays, this stuff is practically magic in a bottle. It isn't crunchy or crispy; it just holds your hair where you want it. It's really as simple as that. ($42; oribe.com)

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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo

Whether you sleep until the last possible moment or need to squeeze a workout in before the board meeting, dry shampoo needs to be in your repertoire. It's oil-, odor-, and sweat-absorbing, so your hair can look and feel clean and fresh, even if you haven't showered in a while. The neck down is up to you. ($22; livingproof.com)

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Head & Shoulders Itchy Scalp Care

A good hair style starts with good hair. And good hair starts with a good scalp. If you suffer from an itchy, flakey head, you need to fight back. This is refreshing, moisturizing, and even works on color or chemically treated hair. ($7; headandshoulders.com)

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Viviscal Man Hair Growth Program

Good hair starts from the inside out, right? This drug-free supplement is chock full of ingredients that are shown to nourish hair from within and promote hair growth. Sure, if you are bald, this won't reclaim the hair from years past. But add this twice-daily product to your routine and you'll be thanking us in the years to come. ($50; viviscalman.com)

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