Best Men’s Hair Products for Thick Hair

In addition to the best haircuts, men with thick hair need the right products to get those hairstyles just right. Here our favorite and most recommended products organized into the three main categories available: pomades, waxes, and matte products

Keep reading for the best men’s hair products for thick hair:


To get that Don Draper slick hair that is all the rage right now, a pomade is what you need. They offer flexible hold that never gets crusty and varying amounts of shine. For medium length or thick hair, these pomades offer the strong hold your hair needs.

  • Baxter of California Hard Water Pomade – Apply it wet for a shiny look or dry for a more matte finish.
  • Wicked Slick by American Pomade – This is the real deal, greaser era pomade. It’s shiny, slick, has a very strong hold and it will give you the best slicked back hair, for days on end.
  • Baxter of California Soft Water Pomade – Gives you a non-greasy very natural looking low shine to your hair with a light to medium hold.


Wax offers stronger hold and usually  a more matte finish than pomades. They are excellent for thick hair, curly or wavy textures, and oily hair. To use a wax, take a pea sized amount and heat it up between palms before rubbing through wet or dry hair.

  • Bumble and Bumble Sumo Tech – Gives strong hold for spiky, messy, and slick hairstyles.
  • Gatsby Moving Rubber Hair Wax – From the land of epic spiked hairstyles, this Japanese hair product is no ordinary wax. The strong hold has light and non-sticky to the touch. This is the best product out there for thick or coarse hair.

Matte Product

This deserves it’s own category. Specific names include clay, mud, putty, paste, fiber, and more. Matte products work for every hair type, from thin to thick, and work well for messy hairstyles or any slick look.  As advertised, there will be no shiny finish but almost invisible hold.

  • Matte Pomade Paste by Imperial Barber – Light to medium hold, is water based so washes out easily, no-shine matte finish.
  • Clay Pomade by Baxter of California – This firm hold matte finish product adds amazing texture to your hair.

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