In Excess: The Best Men's Hair Styling Products for Long Hair

No longer the exclusive domain of rockers, surfers and skateboarders, longer men’s hairstyles have been experiencing a red-blooded renaissance in the mainstream for some time now. Men of all persuasions and backgrounds are eschewing regular cuts and trims in favour of greater growth and lengthy lustrous locks. 

You may be a newly proselytised adopter of a matured mane or a long-time possessor of well-tended tresses. Whichever the case, longer men’s hairstyles enter into a whole different ballpark when it comes to styling and maintenance over cuts of lesser lengths. 

Putting the endless array of longer hairstyles aside for a moment, let’s address long hair care and wear. If we take a general point of inspiration as Brad Pitt at full-grown moments versus say, Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons, we can bet that the former falls closer to your overall aesthetic objective.

While longer men’s hair generally calls for a lighter touch in the styling department, it can be more prone to a number of foes. Brittle dryness, untamed flyaways, grease and oil build-up, tangled strands, lacklustre shape and split ends are some common problems faced by men with longer locks. While the right shampoo (used sparingly) and conditioner (applied generously), and the occasional trim can assist to combat these pesky annoyances, a sleek selection of styling products can work wonders for a lengthier hairstyle and keep you looking lit each and every day.   

In consultation with our team, scroll on for the best styling products for men’s long hairstyles:

Firsthand Supply Clay Pomade 

Those with long hair might shy away from a clay based product but our team highly recommends trying this product in longer styles. A natural water based formula that is best applied evenly into damp hair from back to front then side to side. If you’re long locks can tend to sit too flat this product will help create added volume. 

Hold: Flexible High Hold 
Finish: Matte

Layrite Natural Matte Cream 

A lightweight, water-based shaping cream particularly effective at taming frizz and flyaways. Adds control to longer hair lengths, and to waves and curls. Scoop a small amount into palms and apply evenly through damp or dry hair and style as desired. The drier the hair, the higher the hold.

Hold: Pliable medium
Finish: Soft matte

Morris Motely Matte Styling Balm

One of the most versatile products on the market. Beautifully fragranced with citrus notes including yuzu, tonka. It provides a non greasy hold which is a typical challenge to avoid as hair gets longer. It sits at the luxury end of the market but in our opinion this rich creme formula is worth every cent. 

Hold: Flexible light to medium hold 
Finish: Soft natural matte finish

Geo. F. Trumper Limes Hair Cream

A light hold hair cream that offers natural control without leaving hair plastered down or greasy. Rub a small amount of product into the palms of your hands and apply to damp or dry hair. Applying to wet hair will provide a wet-look finish. Applying to dry hair will give more of a matte-natural look.

Hold: Light
Finish: Low shine

For more hardworking hair product well suited to men’s long hairstyles: