Hair Care Tips for Men
Walk down any drugstore’s hair care aisle and you’re bound to see countless products marketed specifically toward women. While tucked away in the corner there will be a small, in comparison, selection of men’s grooming products. Sure, some men prefer a no-fuss, air-dry-and-go routine, but that doesn’t mean they care any less about the health and appearance of their hair.
A good hair care routine is essential to achieving your healthiest hair possible. Read on to learn how best to care for your hair and develop a routine that’s simple and easy to maintain.
A clean scalp is a healthy scalp.
How often you wash your hair each week depends on your hair type. While over-washing hair strips it of moisture, it’s important to wash the scalp regularly to prevent build-up, bacteria, and inflammation.
The right products make a difference.
Sure, you can get by with an all-in-one face wash, body wash, and shampoo but the health of your hair may suffer as these products are often filled with fragrances and chemicals that strip your hair of moisture. Choose products that are specifically formulated for your hair type, avoiding those with lots of unnecessary ingredients.
Consistency is key.
Men’s hair grows in places other than just the head. When grooming, don’t ignore the back of the neck, sideburns, and ears. Good habits and techniques mean the difference between looking well-groomed and messy.
Don’t forget to moisturize.
The amount of hydration your hair needs is determined by your hair type. Shampooing alone can strip hair of its nutrients and oils, leading to dry, brittle, dull-looking hair. Don’t forget to hydrate from the inside out, as well. Drink plenty of water to keep your hair, skin, and nails as healthy as can be.
Hair Care by Hair Type
- The key to healthy black textured hair is to keep it nourished. Invest in products specifically formulated for this hair type and limit shampooing to once to twice a week. If you like to keep your hair short, get it cut every three weeks or so to keep it looking well-groomed.
- Keep long hair looking great by getting a trim every 12 weeks or so to remove any split ends. Avoid products that provide a firm hold to keep hair loose and bouncy. And try to avoid heat styling tools whenever your can to prevent damage.
- As hair greys, its texture can turn dry and brittle. As such, you may need to adjust the types of hair care products you use. If you decide to color your grey hair, consider a blend that keeps about 50 percent of the gray for a more natural look.
- Managing curly hair can be a challenge. Men with curly hair may encounter too much volume, frizz, dryness, and breakage. Choose products and styles that work with your curls, not against them. And be sure to regularly condition your curls to keep them hydrated.
- Oily hair can look and feel greasy and limp. It is often caused by your scalp producing too much sebum which can be due to over-washing, poor scalp hygiene, and intense exercise. Examine your hair and scalp care routine and choose products made for oily hair.
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