You can use just a touch for taming once your hair is dry if it is looking a little poofy. If your hair is thick or coarse, have … -African hair (and similar hair types) requires a humectant to get the nourishment it needs. For a groomed finish, men with wiry, thick hair should ask their barber for a shorter cut along the sides of the head, with a little more tailored length on the top of the head.