Hair care for most men is just shampoo, conditioner, any ol' gel and thats it. And poor hair care is what cuases dandruff, dry hair, damaged hair, even hair loss.
Putting in some more thought and time into hair care isn't such a bad idea. Men are lucky now to have specific hair care products made for men. Here we've outlined the basic hair care steps a man should follow.
Wash: The frequency with which you wash your hair depends on your lifestyle. If you're more active than most, then you'll need to consider washing your hair more often to reduce the build-up that sweat can produce on your scalp. Whichever schedule you chose, ensure that it's a regular part of your routine.
Tone: Gently massage your scalp. This is an often skipped part of everyone's hair care routine. It's too bad because toning for a few minutes -- after you wash but before you condition -- not only feels great but helps release natural oils from your sebaceous glands (that's a good thing). There's no special way to massage, although you'll want to avoid going in circles to avoid tangling your hair.
Condition: Moisturize your hair. Conditioner is an essential hair product if your hair is dry. An herbal rinse is better for those with oily hair. If you want the best results invest some bucks in quality men's hair products. It's not too expensive and it's worth every buck because you'll get great results.
Groom: Get the right tools. You'll likely need the following:
- brush (natural bristles are best)
- comb (wide-toothed if you have curly hair)
- hair dryer (if it's less than 1000 watts, you're wasting your time)
Style: Find a comfortable style that you can easily maintain on your own daily in less than five minutes. The better you know hair products, the faster you'll get your hair done.
Don't be cheap about the styling products. Cheap ones will either dry out your hair or grease it up. Buy quality gel, pomade, mousse, and whichever other products that are best for your hair type. They may be a bit expensive, but you only need to use a little to do a lot. And go to a good barbor, the right hair cut can make a huge differance.