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A Man’s Guide to Hair Care

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Modern men care about their hair and the way they look. Guy’s spend a lot of time and effort trying to perfect their hairstyle before they leave the house in the morning. However, instead of spending hours in front of the mirror, try a few of these suggestions below that will help make your hair look its best.

Use a shampoo. Avoid washing your hair with a bar of soap, shower gel or all-in-one products that are readily available on the market these days. All lack the balanced nutrition that your hair needs. Instead, find a shampoo that matches your hair type. If you have dark, thin, oily hair, then buy a shampoo that’s formulated for dark, thin, oily hair. If you have light, thick, dry hair, go for shampoo designed for light, thick, dry hair. Everything that you need to know will be written on the bottle, including full care and usage instructions.

Tone. While shampooing, gently massage your scalp using the balls of your fingertips. Toning will help the scalp release natural oils from the sebaceous glands and will prevent clogging of the pores. One of the main causes of hair loss is clogged hair follicles.

Use a conditioner. If you have dry hair, then conditioning your hair is essential. After you’ve shampooed your hair, massage a small amount of conditioner into your hair and leave it for approximately two minutes, then rinse.  Your hair should now be easier to control and style.

Don’t towel dry your hair. Once you’ve finished washing your hair, don’t towel dry as it can damage your hair causing it to split. The best way to dry your hair is to let it do so naturally and then comb through. If you’re going to use a hair dryer and style your hair, it’s recommended that you use a heat protector serum or spray to ensure that your hair doesn’t get damaged.

Use less styling product. Some men use way too much styling product in their hair. Whether you’re using fixatives (gels, hair sprays) or pliables (waxes, clays, creams), a pea-sized amount is all you’ll usually need. If you need more you can always apply a little extra until you’re happy with your look but remember that less is always more.

Get your haircut every 3 – 4 weeks. Most men get their haircut once a month or every five to six weeks. You should aim to get your haircut every three to four weeks so that your hair remains neat and tidy, and easier to style.

Get to know your barber or stylist. Building a good relationship with your barber or stylist is important and will make a big difference. Your barber or stylist will know exactly how you like your hair styled and can advise what hairstyles will suit your face shape.

Let your hair grow. Shorter hair doesn’t always mean it’s easier to deal with. If you’re in-between a buzz cut and an inch or so on top, let it grow for a bit.

Cut it all off. If you’re quickly losing your hair then cut it all off. Men that try to hide their hair loss often look ridiculous. Go bald gracefully.

Don’t stress. If you’re having a bad hair day or don’t like your new haircut, don’t let it stress you out and chill. Consider cutting it short but sleep on it first. If you feel the same the next day, go ahead and trim it.

Care less about your hair. Bad hair days are often caused by over caring and styling. All you end up with is an overworked mess. If you’re preparing for a date and your hair isn’t doing what you want it to do, walk away from the mirror and come back to it. You’ll probably find that it doesn’t actually look that bad.

Remember that no one cares. Unless you have a shockingly bad haircut, no one is ever going to notice or care about your hair. Sure, taking care of your hair is important for your look and confidence, however when was the last time you fixated over someone’s hair? If your hair isn’t quite right one day, then don’t worry as no one will notice anyway.

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