American Crew: Top essential products for your hair and beard
Keeping your hair and whiskers looking great between barber visits isn’t always easy, and choosing the right hair products is essential to make sure you always look your best. Here are some top essential hair care products from American Crew that will keep your ‘do looking sharp and barber-fresh.
The most basic of hair products, a great shampoo is the essential foundation for the rest of your hair care. Obviously the most important thing your shampoo needs to do is leave your hair clean, but it should also give you a great scent and leave your hair feeling soft. In addition, it needs to take your hair type into account – it’s no good buying a moisturising shampoo if your hair tends toward the oily side.
American Crew know this, and have produced a range of shampoos tailored to a range of hair types.
Their Anti-Dandruff sebum control shampoo contains zinc pyrithione to help prevent formation of dandruff and control itchiness, while its tea tree oil pulls double duty – regulating sebum production and giving a clean, fresh scent. It also contains rosemary and peppermint oil for a cool zing.
If you have dry hair, their Daily Moisturizing shampoo is your go-to. It contains coconut oil to rehydrate your hair without leaving it feeling heavy. Good shampoo tip for dry hair: Washing too often can weaken dry hair and lead to breakage – aim for no more than twice a week.
If you don’t have either of those problems – congratulations! And don’t feel left out, because American Crew still have you covered. Their Daily Shampoo, like the two mentioned above, contains naturally-sourced ingredients like sage leaf and chamomile extracts which provide shine and leave your hair looking and feeling great.
Good shampoo tip: Only shampoo once, even if your hair is super-greasy. Once is enough, and more than that will strip your hair of its natural, protecting oils.
So your hair is clean – now you need to show it some love with a conditioning treatment. Ideally, you want a conditioner that will leave your hair shiny and soft – and smelling great. It also shouldn’t leave any residue or build-up.
American Crew’s Daily Conditioner ticks all the boxes. Like the shampoos, they contain natural ingredients like Panama bark which are not only great for your hair but also have a great fresh, masculine scent.
Good conditioner tip: When the bottle says ‘rinse well’ – it means it! Leave your conditioner on for a few minutes so that it can soak into the hair and do its job, but make sure you rinse it really well afterward to avoid build up. If you don’t, it will make your hair look and feel greasy even though it’s freshly washed.
A good oil treatment should moisturise and nourish without leaving you looking greasy. Like all their products, American Crew’s Beard Serum contains a range of natural ingredients to keep your whiskers conditioned and soft, and protected to boot.
Good beard oil tip: Apply oil or serums after a shower when your chin hairs are softest, but make sure you dry it completely before you start – any water still in there will prevent the oil from absorbing into the hair.