4 Basic Hair Care Tips for Men
The secret to getting great hair? It’s all about giving your hair the basic care that it needs.
As much as we’d like to deny it, appearances do count for something. Especially for those who are working in fields where impressions count, it’s important to look well-groomed. Fortunately, the key to great hair isn’t in expensive products. More often than not, it’s really just about knowing the right products and using them the right way.
Here are some basic hair care tips to keep in mind:
1. Buy shampoo according to your hair type.
Like skin, there are also different types of hair. Next time you buy shampoo, check the label if it matches the type of hair you have. Products for “normal hair” will work for most men. If your hair is normal, using shampoo for oily hair can dry out your scalp.
2. Use only a coin-sized amount of shampoo.
Shampoos with extra moisturizers are for dry hair and scalp, so using it on normal hair will make it look greasy. You don’t need that much product to get its maximum benefits. A coin-sized amount is enough to get the job done.
3. Condition every now and then.
You don’t have to condition every day, but doing so occasionally will make your hair look shinier and feel softer. Conditioning moisturizes the scalp and hair, which is ideal if you have dry, coarse or curly hair. When using conditioner, leave it on for about two minutes for the product to take effect, then carefully rinse it out.
4. Comb your hair gently.
Treating your hair roughly won’t do it much good. So as much as possible, dry and comb your hair gently. Also, as much as possible, style with your fingers.
It doesn’t take much to give basic care to your locks. Remember that caring for your hair today means having healthy hair in the long run.