Just because you’re a man doesn’t mean you can lax about hair maintenance. Long or short, thick or thin, straight or curly, even your hair needs regular maintenance. That snazzy haircut of yours is of no use if your hair isn’t properly taken care of. The hair care routine for men is the same as it is for women, only with few variations.
Don’t over wash
A common mistake committed by every man is washing the hair quite often. Limit washing to twice or thrice a week and always condition your hair. This would ensure the hair health and avoid losing out on essential oil from scalp.
Use fewer products
Less is always more. Using too much of hair gel, hair wax, hairspray or any other hair product makes your hair look unnatural and heavy. Use a minimalistic amount of these products when it comes to styling your hair the right way. A little can go a long way and if you use products sparingly, you’ll find yourself sporting a more natural look while avoiding a heavy and greasy appearance.
Use a clarifying shampoo
Over the period of time, the product that you apply to hair can build up and make your hair look dull and lifeless. You may also use white vinegar for hair rinse as it helps in balancing the pH level. It might sound weird but it really works.
Matte products for thinning
To make it look thicker and more manageable, use a matte styling paste or clay. Matte products absorb light and instantly make hair appear a little thicker.
Use a pre-styling product
As true a saying in the bathroom as it is in the bedroom: it’s not all about the big finish. Lay a base layer before adding paste, pomade or wax. However, they commonly miss the vital element of adding a pre-styler when the hair is damp. Mousses, sea salt sprays, and even serums can have a real impact on the finished style when used correctly.
Men tend to think that the harder they rub their hair after washing the quicker it’ll dry. Wet hair tends to be weaker and vulnerable to damage. In reality, an over-zealous towel drying technique will just cause breakage especially bad news if your hair already isn’t quite as thick as it used to be.
Get a haircut every four to six weeks
Unlike women, men’s hair tends to grow faster. If you want to look your best then get a haircut every four to six weeks. Another good haircut tip is to always visit your hairdresser early in the morning. They will be less busy at that time, so they will take more care with your hair.