|American Crew styling products|
Women aren't the only ones that care about their appearance. Men also like to improve their packaging though they often don't like to admit it. Just like us, they can be confused at times what styling products to use. However, I was sent a variety of American Crew's hair styling products for men that I had my own guy test for this review and just in time for Valentine's Day!
Depending on how much hold you need, this company has a styling product to fit. Forming Cream is a great place to start to gain a medium hold while helping hair to appear thicker with a bit more of a healthy shine. This product with sucrose as a conditioning agent doesn't make hair look pasted down or hard either but somewhat softer to the touch. My guy used a small amount after he towel-dried his fairly thick hair and it was enough to keep it in place while it also had movement.
The next day, I replaced that jar with their Pomade for him to try. Being the good sport he is, my guy applied a little of the product after he showered and shampooed. Though you can use these products on dry hair as well, his preference always runs the same way as mine, using on damp washed hair.
The Pomade had a creamy light texture he explained instead of any heavy, waxy feel. This gave him a firmer pliable hold with an added shine for slicking back his hair for more of a wet look. Running my hand over it, I noticed it was also was not sticky, crunchy, or greasy to the touch.
Another surprise awaited him when he looked at his dresser. Once again I replaced the product and left him a replacement. This time I gave him American Crew's Fiber to use. He overdid it and ended up with spikes shooting from his hair. However, he teased me and intentionally styled his hair that way since this product enabled him to bend it without making it hard.
To keep him on his toes, I denied him another product and skipped a day of switching. Usually, he was not one for styling products, but I wanted to see if he would try it again after his fun yesterday. And once he joined me I noticed he arranged his hair slightly different but more into keeping with his classic style. This time though it had more control and brilliance.
A good sign, I thought. Nonetheless, I had one more product left for him to test. I stole his Fiber and substituted Classic Ultramatte, a liquid styling product that gives hair a matte finish. All I had left was to wait and see what my guy would do. From the hallway, I saw him carefully read the new tube he picked up before working a small amount from the top to the ends.
I handed him the blow-dryer and pointed to the plug. I gave him my brush and he worked his hair up into a Pompadour. He nodded and then followed my direction. The next time I came back into the room, I saw him admiring himself with his slightly tousled up thick hair that still looked classic enough for work only with more of a youthful modern edge.
Though he liked this product, I could tell he was debating about the loss of the shine. I threw him a magazine showing the matte look was a big thing now for men. I should never have done that because ever since he is fussing with his hair every opportunity now and demanding all his American Crew products returned plus even experimenting with some of mine.
Ladies, be careful in making your man realize his true handsome potential! But yet, I have to admit he is looking sexier thanks to America Crew styling products.
To learn more do visit their website to find salons where to buy and their range of products.
*This is my own honest opinion. Free products were provided solely to facilitate this review.*
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