Brilliantine has been around since the turn of the 20th century. As it’s name may hint at, the product was first created by a Frenchman named Edouard Pinaud. He created a product to give mens hair a glossy, well kept appearance, and named it “brilliantine”, which is quite obviously the French word for brilliant.

You might be familiar with the perfectly styled haircuts of men in the 20’s, 30’s and 40s. Most of the time it’s brilliantine to thank for this great styling. A classic product that remains a must for a wide range of casual and razor cuts.

Below find some of the top rated Brilliantine product, as chosen by the team at Mens Hairstyle Guide


JS Sloane Mediumweight Brilliantine


This is easily the best brilliantine we have come across, in fact it is the hair product of choice for the owner of this site. A great scent and it keeps your hair in place all day long. Perfect for all the styling brilliantine is known for –  slicked back hair, side parts, styling undercuts and more. A fantastic product.


Joico Brilliantine Pomade Unisex, 1.7 Ounce

This brilliantine is a little on the expensive side, but just take a look at those reviews – people love it! Definitely a product worth considering if you’re willing to spend the extra money.


Three Flowers Brilliantine Pomade Solid 3.25oz


This brilliantine is the ideal “old-school” style, perfect for combing your hair back (slicking it) or if you want to part.