Hair Care for Men: How to Avoid Bad Hair Days
While they may be less likely to admit it, men also have their fair share of bad hair days.
As much as men want to deny it, appearances do count for something. Especially for those who are working in fields where impressions count, it’s important to look neat and well-groomed.
Luckily, the key to great hair isn’t inexpensive products. More often than not, it’s really just about choosing the right products and using them the right way.
So gentlemen, take note of these tips on how to avoid bad hair days:
- Buy shampoo based on 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. On the other hand, shampoo for oily hair on a normal scalp can cause dryness or irritation.
- Use only a coin-sized amount of shampoo.
You don’t need a lot of product to make the most of its benefits. A coin-sized amount of the right shampoo will do the job. Lather the product on your hair, let it sit for 2 minutes, then rinse thoroughly.
- Condition every now and then.
Conditioning occasionally after washing helps moisturize the scalp and leaves you with softer hair. When applying conditioner, leave it on for 2 minutes to let the ingredients take effect, then carefully rinse it out until the water runs clear.
- Comb your hair gently.
Tugging on your hair can cause damage, so handle your tresses with care. Dry and comb hair gently, and style with your fingers using gentle strokes.
- Go easy on the towel drying.
Drying your hair vigorously with a towel can damage your hair. Remember that hair is more vulnerable when wet. Instead of rubbing, gently stroke it in the direction of hair growth. It takes longer to dry, but you don’t end up with split ends and frizzy hair.
- Trim your hair regularly.
Getting a regular trim helps eliminate split ends and potential frizz. To keep your hair healthy and tangle-free, get a trim every 6 weeks.
See? Hair care for men isn’t that complicated. Remember that caring for your hair today not only prevents bad hair days but also keeps hair healthy in the long run.