The side part is a classic style that is easy to maintain. As the name implies, it’s simply a part from the left or right, combed to the opposite side. Luckily it works very well with with the thicker hair of Asian men and can be used with any of the products suggested here.
Browse through the gallery below to find the right side part hairstyle for you.
Versatile. Most styles are applicable. Excellent for the toughest of Asian hairs. Great for volume
Water (Aqua), Lanolin Wax, Cetearyl Alcohol (Coconut)
Tough, white, hard and thick, dry and tough, slight cream
Firm bind, but flexible, matte (not shiny)
Very Firm. Can withstand punishment. Able to style hair vertically.
Start by rubbing a quarter sized piece into palm and smashing until smooth. Lightly pat or run through damp hair where you desire hair to be formed together.
Recommended Brand for Asian Hair
You can find American Crew Fiber at Target and Walmart, but the cheapest I’ve found is at Amazon.
Brushed Up. Facial Hair. Excellent for messy style. May be weaker for thicker Asian hair that is very control resistant. May be difficult to manufacture volume
Lanolin, beeswax, and petroleum jelly. Many ingredients actually nourish hair for a double whammy. Excellent choice if your hair requires little manipulation, and you just want to add a slight touch with nourishing properties
Greasy, thick, and Gooey
Soft, moderate shine. Does not leave debris. Does not dry, and can last much longer. Sometimes darker color.
Soft to moderate hold.
Start by rubbing a quarter sized piece into palm and smashing until smooth. Lightly pat or run through damp hair
Oil-based. Difficult to wash out of hair.
Stiff and Slippery. Clear to slight yellow
Matte. Doesn’t harden or feel sticky
Soft to moderate hold that is flexible.
Start by rubbing a quarter sized piece into palm and smashing until smooth. Lightly pat or run through damp hair. Apply it once your hair is completely dry starting at the back to avoid clumping near the front