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9 Hair Moisturizers for Men That Deserve a Spot in Your Routine

All strands deserve to be pampered.
January 26, 2022

Men deserve to have healthy, moisturized strands to play with just as much as women do. But sorry to break it to you, guys, you won’t be able to transform a dry mane with your three-in-one shampoo — a hair moisturizer is a must. And while it’s easy to think that you need a specific hair moisturizer for men, you can actually use any offering that suits your hair type. With that said, you’ll need to use these hair products the right way to reap all of the benefits. If you’re not too sure where to start on your journey to hydrated hair, we can show you the way. Ahead, we're sharing 9 hair moisturizing products for men that will suit your needs.

1. Shampoo and Conditioner

When it comes to locking down the right hair moisturizer for men, it’s always smart to go back to the basics. And that means keeping your shower stocked with a moisturizing hair care system, like the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Shampoo and the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Moisture Conditioner — yes, two separate products. This duo is formulated with rosemary and works to deeply hydrate your hair and provide luminous shine. Not to mention, this pair is sulfate-, paraben- and salt-free, which is just what you need to show your strands TLC. 


2. Hair Serum

Hair serums have become a top hair moisturizer for men (and women). They’re known to provide many benefits that include layering your hair with instant moisture and shine and helping with damage. They also come in handy to protect your mane from the elements and soften your mane. If you need more proof, try the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Treatment. This lightweight serum is infused with flower oils and helps to nourish and hydrate lifeless strands. 


All you have to do is rub one to two pumps of serum between your hands and apply it throughout the lengths of your hair, making sure to concentrate on the ends. You can use this treatment before your shampoo to provide nourishment or prior to styling to add an extra boost of moisture to your hair. 


3. Hair Cream

No matter how diligent you are with providing your hair with moisture, daily styling and product buildup can take a toll on your hair. If you notice that your once hydrated strands have become dry, you need to take action. This is where a hair cream, like the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil-In-Cream, can work its magic. This oil-in-cream boasts a lightweight formula that helps to hydrate hair with just one use. We also appreciate that you don’t have to rinse it out, so it’s perfect for days when you’re pressed for time. Rub a dime-sized amount of the leave-in cream between your hands and work it throughout the length of your damp hair.


Editor’s tip: For guys with curly hair, try the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Super Curls Cream Leave-In instead. In addition to deeply nourishing your strands, it also helps define your coils and spirals.


4. Hair Mousse

Curly dudes, this one's for you! A hair mousse might be the last product on your mind when you’re thinking about hair hydration, but you’ll find that this hair-styling product can provide your mane with shape and leave it feeling extra soft. As with all things beauty, it’s all about the formula you use. That’s why the L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle CURVE IT Elastic Curl Mousse is a solid pick as a hair moisturizer for men. Its formula is ultra-lightweight — meaning you’ll never have to worry about any weigh down — and it delivers a long-lasting hold without stickiness. Start with a dollop of product and work it through your damp hair using your fingers and concentrating the product on your roots. 


5. Hair Mask

On occasions when your strands are feeling extra dry and dull, a nourishing hair mask won’t disappoint. Hair masks do a fantastic job of deeply conditioning and strengthening your hair while layering your locks with lasting moisture. See what all the hype is about with the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Power Restore Multi-Use Treatment. This product goes the extra mile to eliminate dryness for a healthy-looking mane.


Kick things off by washing your strands with the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Repairing Shampoo and the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Repairing Conditioner. Once complete, apply the mask onto wet hair and massage it through the lengths and ends. Leave it on for a minute, then rinse with lukewarm water.


6. Deep Conditioner

Dry-looking and brittle hair is not a pretty sight. If you’re looking to transform your damaged tresses into buttery smooth ones, a deep conditioner is sure to be your best friend. A few times a month, set aside some extra time in your shower routine (or wash day process) and use the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Total Repair 5 Rapid Reviver Deep Conditioner. Its rich formula works wonders at reviving, repairing and fortifying each strand. After shampooing, apply the deep conditioner onto wet hair and work it through lengths to the tips. Leave it on only for one minute and rinse thoroughly. 


7. Leave-In Conditioner

For days when your hair could use a softer touch, reach for a leave-in conditioner. This hair care staple adds moisture and shine and helps to make detangling a breeze. That’s why we love the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths No Haircut Cream Leave In Conditioner. While it’s ideal for those with longer strands, men with shorter ‘dos can benefit from it, too. Formulated with a blend of castor oil and vitamins B3 and B5, this leave-in pick quenches thirsty hair, seals split ends and helps revive the look of shine. 


Editor’s tip: If you have curly hair, try the L'Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Non-Stop Dreamy Curls Leave-in Conditioner instead. Set the stage for your styling routine by smoothing a sufficient amount of the leave-in conditioner onto damp hair. Gently work through your mane to evenly distribute. Bonus: It also makes for a great heat protectant and prevents any further damage to your strands.


8. Leave-In Spray

Hybrid hair care products work wonders to address multiple concerns. So, if you’re on the hunt for an offering that can provide moisture and definition in one, you’ve hit the jackpot. The L’Oréal Paris Sulfate-Free 21-in-1 Color Caring Spray, Leave In is designed to deliver a whopping 21 essential benefits with the help of two superpower ingredients: almond milk and rose extract. 


Want silky smooth and healthy-looking hair? Yep, it can do that. How about bouncy, frizz-free tresses? It does that, too. If you dye your hair, the leave-in spray even preserves the color vibrancy. Basically, the treatment does it all. Just mist the product throughout clean, damp hair and carry on styling as you usually do. 


Editor’s tip: The L'Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Refresh & Reshape Leave-in Spray is also a great option for folks with curly hair. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and castor oil, this leave-in spray works wonders at nourishing and reshaping your curls without any buildup. 


9. In-Shower Hair Treatments

What if we told you that you could be seconds away from getting the silkiest hair of your life? After just one use of the L'Oréal Paris 8 Second Wonder Water Lamellar Hair Treatment, it’s possible. In just eight seconds (yes, you read right!) this rinse-out treatment visibly transforms your strands, leaving them looking and feeling silky, smooth and shiny. For best results, use this superhero product a few times a week after shampooing. Massage through hair for eight seconds, rinse out and follow your normal conditioning routine — it’s that simple.


Another fantastic option is the L'Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Glossing In Shower Acidic Glaze. This hair treatment seals the hair’s cuticle and intensifies shine for a silky, smooth finish. Make sure to use it two to three times a week for an extra glossy look.


Next: An Easy Skin Care Routine for Men



Edited by: Sophie Dweck, Design: Sarah Duvivier

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