Just because men generally have shorter hair than women doesn’t mean they don’t need a good hair care routine. Guys, it’s 2018 and it’s high time you adopt good hair grooming habits that will keep your locks in great shape. We know how impatient you can get with fussy routines but we promise, our list is not long so you shouldn’t have a problem sticking to it. Don’t skip any of these practices and you can be sure you’ll have great looking hair, all year long!
Hair habits you should start and stick to
1. Visit your barber regularly
Don’t keep putting off your trip to the barber shop. Procrastinating is not a good for you—or your hair! Don’t wait until it’s too long and too crazy before you get a haircut, because that awkward stage makes you look lousy and unkempt. Set a regular visit to your barber, say every 3 weeks, to keep your locks at perfect length.
2. Choose your products well
Don’t use just any hair products you see lying around. Pick ones that suit your hair type, haircut, and style. Using your mother’s or sister’s shampoo is not a very good idea. Men typically produce more sweat than women, so you need to wash your hair with shampoo that’s specifically formulated for your needs. For example, if you have a very active lifestyle, use CLEAR Cool Sport Menthol Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Men. Or if hair fall and breakage are your concerns, use Dove Men + Care Strengthening Shampoo to keep your strands from getting weak and brittle and prone to breakage and hair fall.
Now when it comes to styling, it helps to know exactly what products to use. We’ve got an entire article on this here to help you tell the difference between pomade, wax, gel, etc.
3. Use conditioner every time you wash your hair
Repeat after us: conditioners are not just for women. Using shampoo alone can strip away all the natural oils in your hair, making it dry and dull. This is why you need to pair your shampoo with a conditioner—so you can bring back the moisture to your strands and keep it healthy.
4. Understand your hair
The better you know your hair, the better you’ll be able to deal with it. Find out what your hair type is so you know which styles and products are ideal for you. It’s also good to understand your hair problems—do you have dandruff? Is your hair thinning? Don’t ignore your concerns with your hair. Being able to pin point what your issues are will allow you to find the best solutions.
Start the year right by making sure you develop these hair grooming habits, ASAP!