Hold It: The 6 Best Hair Products for Firm Styling

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* Firm hold products can style any hair, and last all day
* Choose from gels, pomades, and hairsprays – or work in all three
* Find further control with matte, medium, or glossy shine

Finding the right product for your desired hair style is a hard task, plain and simple. There are hundreds of options, but a good place to start is with a firm hold styling product because they can mold almost any type of hair. This way, you can experiment with styles and figure out how to get the most out of your look. Below are some of the best gels, pomades, and hairspray for a clean, sturdy hairstyle.

1. Towel Dry Firm Hold Gel

Towel Dry’s daily gel provides a firm hold and a medium shine. If you’re unfamiliar with gels, this product is a good place to start. Clean and fresh, it won’t leave that annoying white residue.

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2. It’s a 10 Haircare Firm Hold Gel

This firm hold, glossy shine gel by It’s a 10 Haircare gives the classic slick-back gelled look. It’s not for everyone, but when done well, the sleek style can look great.

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3. Reuzel Clay Matte Pomade

Pomades have seen a big comeback in the past decade, and for good reason. They’re easy to work with, give a matte finish, and with a good one like this from Reuzel, provide a firm hold that lasts all day.

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4. Paul Mitchell Dry Wax Firm Hold

Paul Mitchell’s Dry Wax is another great option if you’re preferential to pomades. The product works on almost any hair, and has the reliable quality that’s made Paul Mitchell such a huge international brand.

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5. CHI 54 Enviro Firm Hold Hair Spray

Hairspray has come a long way since the 80s. CHI 54 brings the convenient styling tool into the modern age with Enviro, a product that firmly holds finished styles and features silk protein and herb enrichment for stronger locks.

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6. Baxter of California Clay Pomade

This clay pomade by Baxter of California yields a strong hold and natural matte finish with just a small amount of product. It’s won multiple awards including Men’s Health “Best Styling Product,” and has over 600 favorable reviews on Amazon.

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