Hey all! I don't spend a ton of time around here anymore, but recently did a lot of digging on this particular subject and thought I would start a thread with my findings where others could join in!
Finding non-comedogenic hair products has always been a pain, partially because I don't think the companies really worry about it, but also because even when a product may be non-comedogenic, it's not a label they're going to put on a hair product--after all, it's for your hair, not your face, right?
Unfortunately, those of us with acne know that things are never so simple. If you have long hair, your hair product can get on your face and clog pores, and if you don't wash your hair before bed every night, it can get on your pillow and then on your face. So, sometimes these things can cause problems.
So, after some research (both on these forums and elsewhere), here are a few products I've found that should be acne-friendly:
- MAK Glypto molding paste. This is specifically labeled as non-comedogenic. I haven't tested this one out myself, but it's there.
- Menscience Hair Styling Gel. Another product specifically marked as non-comedogenic. Good for those that want a gel rather than a paste (though I usually prefer paste to the crunchy, shiny look of gel). Menscience also makes a pomade, but unfortunately it is NOT non-comedogenic, so I do not recommend it.
- Bumble and Bumble Sumotech molding compound. This one is kind of an in-between paste/creme kind of product, and while it doesn't say non-comedogenic on it, I looked up the ingredients and didn't find any that were specifically comedogenic--in fact, all of them appear in other products marked non-comedogenic. I've been using this one a lot recently and have not broken out. Plus it does exactly what I want it to do in my hair.
- Aloe Vera Gel. This is a popular suggestion in these forums--works like a hair gel, is non-comedogenic.
That's all I've really found in my travels, but I'm sure there are a few more out there we can add to the list! Note that as a guy, most of my research was for male-centric products, but females should absolutely feel free to chime in with their findings as well.