Wax Your Way to Better Hair With Our Ultimate Men's Guide to Wax

Wax Your Way to Better Hair With Our Ultimate Men's Guide to Wax

When it comes to men's styling products, the options are bountiful - notable among these are hair wax and hair gel. To nail that suave look every time, we always recommend wax, considering its substantial styling benefits and stronger lean towards environmental friendliness.

As a reliable provider of eco-salon supplies, we'll dive into the wonderful world of wax and what it can offer your hair, which may benefit those with shorter ‘dos.

Hair Wax: The Eco-Friendly Styling Partner

Hair wax isn't just about delivering a fantastic look with the versatility to change styles on a whim. It also often takes a greener road compared to its counterparts.

The ingredients in hair wax tend to lean more natural, which is a win for those conscious of reducing chemical exposure. Additionally, given that you need less wax to keep your style in place, you end up using less product over time, saving you money and the planet in one purchase.

The magic of hair wax? It adds texture that can transform limp hair into a voluminous mane! It's a mesh of style and substance that really delivers, making every hair flip or casual head nod an epic moment. With hair wax, flexibility is the name of the game.

Hair Gel: The Stronghold Contender

The hair gel, a classic staple of hairstyling, is undeniably celebrated for its unmatched, all-day hold. Offering undeniable gloss and sturdiness, it does, however, limit opportunities to change your hairstyle throughout the day.

While gel offers a fail-safe solution for undisturbed styling, commercial hair gels are often packed with synthetic ingredients that may be harsh on the hair and the environment. Also, the strong grips and high shine can make the hair appear more artificial in certain light, eliminating the possibility of a natural-looking finish.

So, whether you're a wax enthusiast or a gel kind of guy, remember that choosing between these two ultimately boils down to your unique hair type, your preferred hairstyle, and the amount of hold and flexibility you need. However, if you value eco-conscious products, adaptability, and wearability from dawn until dusk, wax shows itself as the clear frontrunner.

Tips and Tricks for the Wax Experience

When it comes to using wax, there are plenty of do's and don'ts. If you'd like to make the change to the flexibility of wax, consider these tips for creating a do like no other:

Warm the Wax

Styling wax is often solid at room temperature, so the first step is to warm it up. Scoop a small amount (about the size of a dime) and rub it between your palms until it becomes soft and pliable. This not only makes it easier to apply but ensures that it will be evenly distributed throughout your hair. This step is especially crucial during colder weather, as the wax will be much firmer.

Apply on Dry Hair

Styling wax holds better on dry hair because water can dilute the product, lessening its hold. Dry hair, whether air-dried or blow-dried, provides the perfect canvas for wax application. For stronger hold and a more defined style, air-drying is the way to go.

Start From Back to Front

This application technique helps prevent your hair from looking greasy or plastered. Starting with the back sections and moving towards the front ensures the product is evenly dispersed, and helps preserve balance throughout your hair. It also prevents over-application on the more visible parts of your hair.

Choose Your Tool

Fingers or a comb can be used for applying and styling with wax. If you aim for a more carefree, relaxed look with added texture, using your fingers is best. On the other hand, if you desire a sleek, neat, and well-structured hairstyle, use a comb to achieve precision and perfection.

Practice Moderation

One of the cardinal rules of using hair wax is ‘less is more’. Start with a small amount, about the size of a five-pence piece, and add more as needed. Styling wax has a high concentration of hold, and as such, it requires a minimal amount to be effective. It's more hassle-free to add more wax if needed than to wash out an excess. Spend time experimenting with your wax to find the best results for your hair type and length.

Wax for Men at SBS

If you're looking for a reliable wax to help maintain style and class all day round, we have plenty of hair finishing products to make sure that no matter what type of hair day you're having, it's an easy fix with a bit of wax.


The EVERYGREEN 5 Water Wax (100ml) is a versatile styling product perfect for achieving bold, contemporary hairstyles. This high-quality product is enriched with Organic Olive Oil and Argan Oil, ensuring you nourish and protect your hair while styling. It will abstain from leaving any residue in your hair and is devoid of any oiliness. A distinguishing feature of the product is its easy removal - a few simple brush strokes are all it takes. For men seeking a hassle-free, bold and stylish look without compromising hair health, the EVERYGREEN 5 Water Wax is an exceptional option.


O&M W-Spray Dry Wax

The O&M W-Spray Dry Wax Spray (200ml) is another superior hair styling product designed distinctly for achieving a creatively tousled look. As a wax mist, it provides an unconventional medium to add separation and texture to your hair. Whether your hair is short or long, this dry wax spray can effectively enhance your desired style, creating an appealing sheen that stands out. One of the key features of this product is its non-greasy formula, ensuring your hair feels and looks natural.

NINE YARDS Play Hard - Dry Matte Paste

The NINE YARDS Play Hard - Dry Matte Paste (100ml) is an exceptional men's styling product aimed at those who prefer a textured, matte finish with a flexible hold. This dry matte paste is designed for short to medium-length hair and is versatile enough to cater for all hair types. The key feature of NINE YARDS Play Hard - Dry Matte Paste is its unique formula, which creates a matte finish while adding volume and texture, making it a perfectly suited choice for individuals seeking a fuller, slightly rougher feel.

NEW: O&M Tubs

We’d like to also give an honourable mention to the brand-new O&M Tubs, as seen pictured below. These high-quality, vegan hair products are perfect for men looking to up their hairstyling game. The O&M Clay tames stubborn hair with a whole-day firm hold and a matte finish, providing definition and volume through its easily applicable and sustainably sourced formula, enhanced with the natural fragrances of Bergamot and Rosemary.

Alternatively, the O&M Paste, infused with Carnauba Wax, ensures durable, texturising hold and definitive height for medium to thick hair whilst being effortlessly reworkable, protecting your hair against heat and subtly fragranced with Sandalwood and Frankincense.

Finally, at SBS we have the O&M Pomade, which is infused with Safflower Seed Oil and creates shine and hold, perfect for defining side parts and slick back styles. Suitable for all hair types, this product boosts manageability and glossiness through its water-responsive re-styling capabilities, enhanced by the naturally derived Cedarwood and Vetiver scents.

Get High-Quality Hair Products With SBS

Gels have been the male go-to product for many years, and for good reason. It's easy to use and adds style to the simplest hairstyle. Of course, with our excellent range of professional hair brands, we have plenty of products to make light work of keeping your styled hair in place all day and night.

We also have a variety of other hair styling products, such as vegan hair conditioners and shampoos, to make sure your hair gets the best treatment throughout your entire hair care schedule. Buy our products online and have them delivered directly to your door.