It’s not only women who want or need to care for their hair. The same goes for men as well. While the majority of men have shorter and easier to manage hair, it’s still important for guys to take care of the appearance and health of their hair. Follow this hair care guide for men and give your hair the treatment and care it deserves.
Invest In Quality Hair Care Products
If you’re going to put anything in your hair, whether it be shampoo and conditioner, gel, wax or any other form of hair product, only invest in quality products and brands you can trust. You don’t have to buy the most expensive products on the market but it’s a good idea to avoid the cheapest ones or brands that you are unfamiliar with.
The better quality the hair products are, the more likely they’ll be good for your hair rather than causing damage to it.
Also, keep in mind the type of hair you have and use products designed for your hair type. As an example, if you naturally have oily hair, don’t choose a product designed for men with dry hair.
Don’t Use Product Every Day
If you’re in the habit of applying gel, wax or some form of hair cream to your hair every day to style it, this will result in a build-up of old products, especially near the scalp. Dull and lifeless-looking hair can be the result and you could even develop dandruff.
Tips For Using Shampoo and Conditioner
Unless you’re working a job or playing a sport every day that makes your hair dirty and grimy, it’s never a good idea to wash your hair every single day with shampoo. All brands and types of shampoo are harsh in a way, as they are designed to strip hair of dirt and debris to get it clean. Wash your hair every second or third day instead.
When you do wash your hair, regularly apply a conditioner after the shampoo and periodically try using a leave-in conditioner for added hair nourishment.
Again, use quality shampoos and conditioners and choose ones that have been specifically formulated for your hair type.
How Often Should You Get a Haircut?
This question is a bit like asking how long is a piece of string, but it’s a relevant question nonetheless.
If you like to wear your hair very short, you’ll probably want to go in for a haircut every 2 or 3 weeks to maintain a consistent style. It’s even more important to get haircuts regularly if your hair is naturally curly or frizzy and you’re striving for that short, straight appearance.
For people with naturally straight hair and for those that don’t necessarily have to have their hair very short, a haircut every 4 to 6 weeks is probably regular enough to keep up appearances.
Men who wear their hair long may only book in for a haircut every 3 to 6 months to trim off the split ends and maintain a balanced style.
What To Do If You Have Grey Hair
Men with grey hair, or hair that contains strands of grey, will need to do a few added things to maintain the look and health of their hair.
Grey hair tends to be more dried out and brittle as compared to hair that still maintains its natural colour. Therefore, leaving in conditioning treatments and things like nourishing hair masks will help a lot. These products will build strength back into those grey strands so they don’t dry out and break.
Many men decide to start dying their hair when it goes grey and there’s nothing wrong with this. Once again, be sure to use hair dye that is of high quality and better yet, leave it to the professionals at the barber shop or a hair salon to do the colouring for you.
Tips To Keep Your Hair Hydrated
One of the healthiest things men can do for their hair is to keep it well hydrated. Let’s now list some handy tips on maintaining hair hydration:
- Always use conditioner in your hair washing routine
- Use leave-in conditioners and hair treatments regularly
- Drink plenty of fresh water
- Always rinse hair with fresh water after swimming
- Don’t use products that dry out the hair
- Avoid washing hair in very hot water
- Use hair dryers sparingly
- Don’t wash your hair too often
- Avoid over-exposure to the sun and the elements
- Avoid hair products that contain alcohol
- Air dry your hair rather than drying it with a towel
- Eat plenty of protein-rich foods
- Use shampoo and conditioner designed for dry hair
How Exercise Can Be Good For Hair Health
While exercising will likely make you sweat, particularly in the head region, what it does do is promote blood flow throughout the body. This ensures the scalp receives a steady flow of blood, oxygen and vital nutrients to nourish and hydrate your hair.
Get a Head and Scalp Massage
Having a head and scalp massage also promotes better blood flow to the scalp, leading to increased nourishment. It’s also been suggested that a scalp massage can help prevent hair loss and balding and has even shown positive results in helping to regrow hair. Aside from anything else, a head massage is extremely relaxing.
Every guy should make a point of looking after his hair. For men with short hair, it isn’t very hard to take care of your hair. Follow the tips in this article and maintain healthy and strong hair that always looks its best.
Ashley writes the articles and posts for MyMedici and other websites. He has a background in digital marketing and provides services through www.websitestrategies.com.au and www.ashleybryan.com.au. He lives on the Sunshine Coast, QLD with his family.