Even if you spend a lot of time on your personal style, your hair might be something of an afterthought. It’s not unusual for men to be perfunctory about this aspect of their grooming, but it is an important part of your overall look and style. You can take better care of it with the tips below.
How to Wash
You need to wash your hair, but not too much. If you’re washing it daily as part of your routine morning shower, that is almost certainly too often. Too much washing will strip away the natural oils and leave it weak and damaged. You may need to experiment to figure out how often is right for you. You also need to choose the right type of shampoo. If your hair is dry, you need a moisturizing shampoo while if it tends to break easily, you need something restorative. If you use product, you may also want to occasionally use a clarifying shampoo. This should only infrequently replace your regular shampoo. The best clarifying shampoo can fight itchiness and flakes and can reduce any buildup. Be sure to use a conditioner as well to keep your hair in top shape. Finally, be gentle when you towel dry.
How to Style
You only need a little bit of whatever type of product you use. You can comb it through your hair after applying it, but as with the towel, be gentle. Air drying is better than blow drying, but if you must blow dry, do so gently. You may want to consider using a weekly deep conditioner or leave-in oil treatments if you have more than a couple of inches of growth.
Choosing Your Cut
You don’t have to go to a fancy salon to get a good cut although you certainly can. You do need to choose a cut that takes your face shape into account and that is flattering to you. For example, if you have a long, rectangular face and your hair is short on the sides and longer on top, this can elongate the look of your face even more. If your face is round, you will want a cut that adds texture. It also needs to be a style that is consistent with how much effort you’re willing to put into it. Be sure that you get it cut often enough to maintain your style, whether that is every few weeks or every few months.
Dealing With Hair Problems
What about issues like dandruff or thinning hair? For the former, you’ll need to use a dandruff shampoo sometimes but not necessarily all of the time if you get it under control. Anytime you wash your hair, it’s important to clean your scalp, but this is particularly important for managing dandruff. As for thinning hair, there are things you may be able to do that could make it healthier and improve how it looks. For example, gently massaging your scalp, vitamins and an overall healthy lifestyle may all help.