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Video:Best Products for Enhancing Curls for Men

with Jacob Taxis

There are countless products on the market that can help to enhance curly hair for men, but some are better than others. This hair care video from About.com will provide some advice on the best products for enhancing curls for men.See Transcript

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Transcript:Best Products for Enhancing Curls for Men

Hi, I'm Jacob Taxis for About.com. In this video, you will learn about the five best products for enhancing curls for men. Natural, flowing curls can be a great asset. They can also be a lot of work, especially when dry and frizzy. Today, we're going to look at a few different products that are designed especially for enhancing curls for men.

Products for Men's Curly Hair: Style Holding Gel

First, a style holding gel enhances and maintains curls by firmly retaining the shape of the original curl as you've styled it. It's an excellent product for calming frizz and adding a shine to the overall finish of your style. For best results, dampen your hair and apply a small amount to your hands. Then, run the gel evenly through your hair. To enhance your defined curls, scrunch them with your hands. Then, let your hair dry naturally. A good bottle of style holding gel will cost around $10. Be careful – it's easy to overdue it with gel. If you add too much, you could be left with a greasy look.

Products for Men's Curly Hair: Serum

Another great product for enhancing curls is serum. Serum repairs split ends and holds curls tightly together in a soft, shiny look. It's also a great product for fighting frizz and protecting color. For excellent results, rub the serum into your palms and gently apply it, working it from the middle of your hair length to the ends. It works best if your hair is very damp, but it can also be used on dry hair to add a hint of polish. A small bottle of serum usually costs around $8. One word of caution: serum can build up in your hair quite easily; this can result in unsightly clumps of product and too much shine.

Products for Men's Curly Hair: Moisturizing Conditioner

Next, another wonderful option for enhancing curls is moisturizing conditioner. This product comes in a couple different varieties: deep conditioners, costing around $8, that should be used once-per-week, and nourishing conditioners which usually cost around $6 and can be used daily. Moisturizing conditioners will help define your curls and give them a great shine. Most importantly, deep moisturizing conditioner will also re-hydrate your curls, giving them a soft, healthy appearance.

Using Moisturizing Conditioner

To use deep moisturizing conditioner, apply it once per week on clean, damp hair and comb through it when finished. Let it sit for approximately five minutes before rinsing. For best results with nourishing moisture conditioner, massage the product into the mid-length of your hair, working it to the ends and then down to the roots. Let the product sit for approximately two minutes before rinsing. Be careful not to use too much of either moisturizing conditioner – this can leave your hair looking very greasy.

Products for Men's Curly Hair: Cream Lather Shampoo

Fourth, cream lather shampoo helps to enhance curls and combat frizz by adding a healthy dose of moisture. The product will work wonders on the driest of hair, eliminating any impurities while leaving your curls soft and composed. Cream lather shampoo costs around $11. For best results, apply the product on wet hair and massage it into a lather before rinsing. If your hair is naturally oily, you may want to avoid this shampoo. The amount of moisture may prove to be too much. It may weigh down your hair.

Products for Men's Curly Hair: Styling Pomade

Finally, styling pomade works to hold your natural curls together while also remaining flexible enough for re-styling. This product will add to your style a clean, manageable look while also giving your hair a textured appearance. At around $8 for a small container, styling pomade works best on hair that has been towel-dried. To use, simply apply the product to your palms and style your hair.

With so many great products on the market at affordable prices, enhancing curls for men has never been easier. Thank you for watching. For more, visit About.com.

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