The Best Products For Slicked-Back Hair
The Best Products For Slicked-Back Hair

The Best Products For Slicked-Back Hair

From sleek buns to glossy ponytails, achieving a slicked-back look is easy when you have the right products. To answer one of the SL Community’s most asked questions, we’ve put together a list of our favourites.

All products on this page have been selected by our editorial team, however we may make commission on some products.


Modern Hairspray Multi-Task Styling Mist, £24 | Hair By Sam McKnight

If a pomade, cream or gel isn't for you and you prefer something more lightweight, a styling mist is a great option – and this is one of the best. Versatile and easy to use, it can flatten out flyaways, slick hair into a pony or bun, and create serious volume and texture wherever needed – at the roots and through the lengths of the hair.

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Matte Pomade, £20 | Ouai

If you’ve ever struggled to tame static hairs or split ends, this is the product for you. Take a small amount and warm the product up on your fingertips before flattening out any free-standing hairs for a smoother finish. Alternatively, use it to create extra texture and body when your hair needs a little oomph.

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Flyaway With Me Kit, £20 | Larry King Haircare

If you want a tight, swept-back bun, this Larry King flyaway kit will be your new best friend. The wax and mini brush duo is designed to help you tame unruly flyaways – simply squeeze a pea-sized amount onto fingertips or the back of your hand before running it over the areas that need tidying up. Finish by using the handy toothbrush-style comb to secure everything in place. 

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Shea Butter for Natural Hair Extra Hold Edge Stay Gel, £7 | Cantu

Slicked-back hair can be difficult to achieve with curly hair, but Cantu’s range is a favourite among those with textured hair for a reason. Formulated as a gel, it offers a long-lasting, non-flaky hold and a sleek, shiny finish. Plus, the shea butter-infused formula means your hair gets an extra dose of moisture.

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Supply Hair-Oil: Everyday Gloss, £22 | Bread Beauty

To smooth strands and add a glossy finish, an oil is the way to go. Not only will this one hydrate hair and keep it feeling its best – thanks to a potent mix of safflower and vitamin C – it won’t give you that greasy look either. Not to mention, the aesthetically pleasing packaging makes it more than worthy of a spot on your beauty shelf.

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