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 understanding basic hair care and hairstyles is an important step in the grooming process. Luckily, good hair care comes down to four simple areas: washing, conditioning, styling and protecting. Follow these simple guidelines of men’s grooming and hair care and look forward to maintaining a stronger, healthier head of hair over time.
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.
Make sure to firmly massage shampoo into the scalp. In addition to working grime free, this also stimulates blood circulation.
After washing, rinse all traces of shampoo away with clean, cool water. A buildup of shampoo can not only cause your scalp to itch, but can also dull hair and damage it.
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.
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.