A man’s hair or lack of hair can tell people a lot about the kind of guy he is. From impeccably styled hairdos, windswept and interesting, plain and simple to completely bald, rightly or wrongly, we all judge a man by his locks. We make assumptions about their profession, their personality and even whether or not we will get along with someone based on how they present themselves, so it’s worth paying a bit more attention if you want to make the desired impression. To help you improve your hair game, here are 15 essential (and occasionally slightly quirky) hair care tips for men.
- Swap the comb for fingertips
Overbrushing or combing can cause hair follicles to become tired and even lead to thinning hair on the top of the scalp. Instead, tease out knots and fluff up the volume using your fingers.
- Towel dry gently
If you are going to use a towel to dry your hair, go easy on it. Violently scrubbing at your hair can weaken it and cause broken ends, which will lead to thin hair.
- Avoid stress (if you can)
This is easier said than done, but we all know that a stressful life can lead to hair loss. Find something which relaxes you and try to indulge in it a bit more often. Scalp massages are a great way to lose tension.
- Avoid using hairdryers
Hairdryers are convenient, but the extreme heat being concentrated towards your hair is likely to be doing a lot of damage. While you might not always have the time, a gentle pat dry is always better.
- Be careful with chlorine
If you like swimming, it’s worth remembering that chlorine can not only bleach the colour of your hair, and even turn it green, but can also damage your scalp and cause brittle and dry hair. If you want to prevent this, then it’s best to apply conditioner just before you get in the pool.
- Wash your hair less
Washing hair too much will strip the hair of its natural oils and make it ultimately weaker. Try to get into the habit of washing your hair less, and you should see an improvement in its condition.
- Apply vinegar now and again
To make your hair shinier, consider applying apple cider vinegar every now and again. It will restore your hair’s natural pH balance.
- Hands off greasy hair
Our hands are covered in oils and dirt, so it stands to reason that fiddling with our hair too often will make it greasier.
- Minimise products
Most men and women overdo the use of styling products, including wax, gel, mousse and spray. When used sparingly, you can usually achieve a much better finish as the hair won’t be weighed down. It’s also worth experimenting with a few different types of hair products, as not all will be a good match for your hair.
- Plan your haircuts
If you tend to visit a very busy hairdresser or barber then chances are you are not getting their full attention and will be rushing your haircut. If you want a one-size-fits-all approach, that’s fine, but for a more personalised finish, it’s worth planning your appointment for a less busy time.
- Stop the comb-over
One of the most common concerns when it comes to men’s hair is the receding hairline. However, the age-old tactic of combing the hair over to compensate is not only ineffective but also likely to be damaging the remaining follicles further and speeding up the hair loss. If you are concerned about hair loss, it’s now possible to book a high-quality hair transplant Turkey appointment with GetHair.
- Try soaking it with eggs
A protein deficiency can lead to an unhealthy head of hair; however, some people combat this with an occasion egg cleanse. Using raw eggs as a conditioner can restore protein and make it look shiny and thick.
- Use conditioner
It’s a simple one, but many men believe that a quick shampoo is all that is required. They are getting rid of dirt, but not adding any shine, thickness, softness or strength. Always use conditioner after you shampoo.
- Stop smoking
Smoking is bad for us in just about every way, and tobacco certainly damages hair. In fact, smoking can speed up hair loss significantly as well as worsening the condition of the hair itself.
- Choose a better haircut
Speak to your hairdresser or barber about changing up your look with a new style. Whether you’re going for an image change, a lower maintenance look or trying to hide a receding hairline, they will be able to recommend a new direction for you.