The world of hair products and hair styling can be challenging for us men as it is not that easy choosing and knowing how to use the right products for your hair as well as styling it to match your head shape, look, and personality. You’ll always learn the best advice is to treat your hair with respect all the time. Here are some simple tips and tricks that can help you avoid any common hair mistakes.
Washing your hair too much or too little
Is a daily wash necessary or not? Actually, there’s not an answer set in stone for how often your hair should be washed because all of this comes down to personal preference. How frequently you wash depends on several factors like your hair type, how much you are gelling and sweating and so on. For some men, washing daily is not essential, and some can’t do without washing.
If you will be using hair products daily, washing daily is fine. Amazingly letting some waxes sit in overnight has been reported by few to be a cause of headaches, while leaving the grease to soak in to your pillow. You wouldn’t want that when trying to get a good night’s rest. I say wash your hair every morning and take your time to style it.
Use The Right Amount of Shampoo
This is one of the most overlooked hair mistakes. It is important to use shampoo as most men don’t even think about shampooing their hair or care about the right way to go about it. On the contrary, if you use it too often, it will damage your hair, especially if you don’t use hair products regularly.
You should keep in mind that shampoo traps oil and will dry out your hair if used too much. However, you should not forget why using shampoo is necessary. It cleanses your hair and opens up hair follicles. We recommend using shampoo daily. Apply it to your wet hair and massage softly with you fingers for up to a minute, then rinse thoroughly with water.
Some men don’teven have a conditioner on their product shelf, and that is because they see it as women’s thing or they just don’t know what it is yet. But conditioning after shampooing your hair should be an essential part of your washing routine.
If your hair feels dry, is curly, or has been colour-treated, you should be using conditioner. Conditioner helps to prevent loss of too much oil from the hair in the shampooing process, while helping to moisturize the hair. Having said that, hair and scalp textures are different and so require shampooing and conditioning at different levels.
Having no Heat Protection when blow-drying
Like conditioner, many men don’t use a blow dryer. It is also considered one of the fancy tools women use. But this is not the case. A blow dryer is one of the tools you need to style your hair to perfection. However, with blow-drying comes the need for pre-styling spray. Heat protection before and during blow-drying is very important.
Choosing a Hairstyle That Doesn’t Suit You
So you find the picture of the coolest guy on Instagram, Facebook, or Google and decide to try it. You go to your hairstylist and he/she tries as much as they can to fit your needs, but the result is, well, undesirable.
You have to understand that that style may not just be for you. We aren’t all blessed with the thick and luscious hair of celebrities, models and football stars like David Beckham or Cristiano Ronaldo. Quite the fantasy and so find a style that you can accept would work for you. Talk to your stylist to make suggestions of the best style for you.
Cover Up Receding Hairlines
A lot of men are dealing with receding hairlines so if you happen to be one of those guys, you are not alone. But oneof the biggest hair mistakes is when you try to cover it up rather than deal with it. Don’t work against your hair. Work with it!
Many men try to cover their baldness by growing the front hair longer, but often it just makes everything worse. You can shift attention form the obvious area with the right kind of haircut. Talk to your stylist and ask for opinions on how the visibility of your receding hairline can be minimised.