What Neil Did - Men's Hair Care Tips

In 2015, men’s hair care took over women’s hair care in search volume on Google for the first time. It’s big business. From the latest styles to products, men are taking an ever-increasing interest in what they do with their mop up top, so I’ve created a list of some of my top men’s hair care tips to make sure you keep your hair in the best conditions possible. Here’s to a hirsute life!

Men’s Hair Care Tip One: Use a hair oil

This is a tip I picked up from the girls and I can’t believe I didn’t sooner. I have really uncontrollable hair, it’s why I usually cut it so short. But I knew a lot of my female friends treated there hair with oil after washing and before styling. so I gave it a go and haven’t looked back. Infusing your hair with nutrient-rich oil after showering is a great way to strengthen and smooth your hair. My hair instantly became more manageable, to the point where I can even semi-style it dry if I can’t be bothered to do it properly. Something I could never do before.  Using an oil reduces frizz and prevents damage leaving you with a healthy barnet and scalp. If you have course, dry or stubborn hair, I cannot tell you how much this will change your life.

Men's hair care tipsMen’s Hair Care Tip Two: Use quality shampoos and conditioners

If I have said this once, I’ve said it a hundred times. You have got to use quality shampoo and conditioner on your hair. Gym junkies pay special attention here. Depending on the gym you go to, the washes you’ll find in the showers are not of benefit to your hair. They will strip hair of sweat, and it’s natural oils, and while it may make it smell nice, it can leave your hair dry and weak. This is even more important if you are a pool user!

Men’s Hair Care Tip Three: Wash out your product every night

This is pure and simple. Don’t go to bed with your hair caked in product. Your skin will thank me too. As you toss and turn and sweat in the night, your product is going to get rubbed all over your face by your pillow and/or sweat, potentially causing breakouts. Wash and rinse your hair every night, apply an oil before your sleep too to nourish your hair. A tip is to use water-based styling products that wash out easily. If you use oil-based, your hair is going to need a proper wash to rinse it out.

Men’s Hair Care Tip Four: Be the Goldilocks of showers

When it comes to shower temperature, you need it just right. Too cold and it restricts blood vessels and blood flow meaning vital nutrients aren’t delivered and nasty toxins aren’t flushed away. Too hot and you’ll strip essential oils from your hair and scalp, leading to dry and damaged hair. So keep lukewarm in mind when washing your hair. If you want your shower hot or cold on your body, try and avoid keeping your head under for too long.

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Men’s Hair Care Tip Five: Go au natural

As much as you can, let you hair dry naturally. When wet, our hair is at it’s weakest. If you then ferociously dry it with a towel, or go all hurricane Katrina on it with a hair dryer, you risk breaking and further damaging your hair. For most of us gents, our short hair style mean’s it doesn’t take long to dry. Gently pat-dry your hair with a towel as soon as you’re done showing, then leave it to mother nature to dry it as you get ready, then follow tip one as you prepare to style.

Men’s Hair Care Tip Six: Give it a rest

On the seventh day he rested… and so should your hair. Unless your out seeing mates or trying to impress, think about leaving the wax at home and giving your hair chance to breath after a nourishing shampoo and condition.

What are you top tips? Leave a comment below or let me know on social!

 

Featured photo by Felix Russell-Saw

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Written by Neil Thornton
London-based coffee drinker. Editor by day, blogger by whatever time he finds spare.