Haircare for men: 6 easy steps to follow for luscious locks
Haircare for men is the most underrated topic but luscious hair doesn’t discriminate. Nothing is more attractive than healthy tresses be it a man or a woman
Here are some tips for men to help keep their hair nourished and healthy.
1. Ditch the 3 in 1 hair care:
The idea of having shampoo, conditioner, and body wash all in one handy product sounds great but how helpful is it for your hair? Choose to go for a complete hair care system made up of separate products tailored for your hair type.
2. Gentle towel dry:
We are habituated to dry our hair by rubbing a towel over your head. This excessive rubbing can cause breakage. Just gently rub and pat your hair dry to keep hair damage at bay.
Your hair is prone to damage while it is wet. Vigorous rubbing of the wet hair causes the hair to get caught in the threads of a towel stretching your hair past its breaking point. This might cause split ends and frizziness.
The fact is, your hair is very susceptible to damage when it’s wet, and rubbing wet hair with a towel causes some of the hair to become caught in the threads of the towel and stretches hairs past their breaking point. In turn, this causes damage to the outer layers of hair, as well as split ends and frizziness.
Instead, pat dry your hair after you shake out excess water while gently stroking it in the direction it grows.
You also need to take caution when blow drying your hair. Honestly, the best way to dry your hair is to air-dry it, but blow drying may be your best option on those days when you’re running short on time. Some important things to remember when using a hair dryer are to use the lowest heat settings possible, and to always leave your hair slightly damp to make sure you aren’t over-drying it.
3. Go easy on the hair products:
Men love hair gels and hair sprays to achieve the style that they want. But too much of any hair product can make your hair look heavy and unnatural. Stick to using the amount you really need and ditch applying excessive amounts.
When it comes to hair styling products, remember less is more. Too much use of products can cause your strands to be weighed down and appear flat.
4. Excessive heat can damage your strands
Blow drying and straightening can cause your hair to damage easily. Time to turn down the heat on your hair. If you are planning on styling your hair, apply a heat protectant beforehand.
5. Trims are important:
While you may not have super-long strands, it’s important to get regular trims. This will help get rid of any unwanted split ends and allow your hair to look and feel its best. The shorter the hair, the easier it is to maintain it and lesser the hair problems.
6. Oiling for hair and scalp:
Use coconut, olive or almond oil. For better results mix a little onion juice with oil. This prevents your hair from drying and protects your scalp. Apply some hair oil at the roots of your hair and massage it evenly over your scalp. It is always better to read the label of the oil as there are certain toxic ingredients that can cause harm to your hair. Avoid using hair oil with silicone as an ingredient.