A man’s hair is his prized possession, it protects his head from harm and at the same time complements his facial looks. To some, it is even worth more than their other earthly belongings (Money included). Despite its importance, many a male individual encounters difficulties in properly caring for their hair.
Whether it’s curly or straight, full or thinning, a short hairstyle or a long, flowing mane, hair plays a major part in a man’s appearance. So fully grasping the basics when it comes to male haircare is crucial for having the desired quality of hair. Thankfully, good hair care comes down to four simple areas: washing, conditioning, styling and protecting.
Washing Your Hair
Regularly wash hair with a shampoo that is gentle enough for everyday use. Look for shampoos like MenScience Daily Shampoo that contain ingredients such as Panthenol and Vitamin E to strengthen and condition hair follicles. Don’t overwash hair.
Washing more than once a day, even with a gentle cleanser, can often stress hair follicles, causing them to weaken and break. It can also provoke an oilier scalp as your skin tries to compensate for moisture being washed away.If your hair is very fine, or thinning, you may want to shampoo every other day to prevent stressing hair. The key is to keep hair clean and free of buildup, without damaging it.
Conditioning Your Hair
Although not for every type of hair, adding a conditioner to your hair regimen can help if your hair is very dry or brittle. Conditioning helps replenish lost moisture levels and makes hair more manageable. However, most men should not need to condition hair if they treat it gently and use effective hair products. Too much conditioning or not rinsing conditioner completely away can create buildup and oiliness.
Styling Your Hair
You might not think you need it, but regular haircuts remove dead ends and stimulate healthy hair growth. And although it’s different for every hairstyle, opt to see a barber or stylist at least once a month. Use products appropriate for your type of hair: oily, dry, thick, thin, thinning or curly. Ask your barber or stylist for some recommendations based on your specific hair type.
If you suffer from oily hair, the best haircut for oily hair is one that keeps hair off the forehead and back. Oily hair follicles rubbing against skin can cause acne outbreaks and irritations. Change your hairstyle from time to time. What looked good on you a few years ago might not be making the cut these days. And something as simple as a different part or trim can give you a more youthful or polished appearance instantly.
Keep any hair tools (brushes, combs, etc.) clean and replace them from time to time. Did you know that the simple act of brushing hair from forward to back can redistribute oils of the scalp and cut down on oiliness and dryness at the same time?
Protecting Your Hair
Protect your scalp and hair from harsh chemicals and drying agents by rinsing your hair with cool, clean water immediately after taking a dip in the pool or ocean. This will prevent follicles from becoming dehydrated and damaged. The sun can damage hair too! If your hair is already thinning or you’ve opted to shave your head, it’s imperative that you apply an effective sunscreen to avoid sun damage.