We get it! Growing healthier tresses is not easy.
Although, this issue is highly addressed for women, but on the men's side... There are not that many tips. And that's somewhat acceptable because we men are always on autopilot 365 days and used to doing all of our things in a rush.
Prime example: Using the same gel to wash our face, hair, and body with it.
Men also need proper grooming, and your hair is an essential part of your body that require maintenance. You can't just lax your hair and expect to make a ponytail after 2-3 months?
What you need is care, maintenance, dedicated products, and the right hair growth tips to let it style the way you want.
So, what are those tips? Let's find out.
Grooming Tips for Healthy Hair
Use a Sulfate-free shampoo
Starting from the basics, your hair deserves to be treated with products that are gentle and don't include any harsh chemicals.
What most people don't know, is that our regular shampoos are formulated with sulfates, which is an ingredient used to make all the foaming gel we enjoy rubbing on our scalp. You see, this foam is "too effective" at the cleaning, that it also removes the natural moisture from our scalp, leading to dull and dry hair. And when we have dull and dry hair, it leads to problems like dandruff, itchy scalp, less hair growth, and in worst cases, hair fall.
So, starting from today, keep an eye out for the products you use on your scalp. If it includes sulfates, phthalates, silicones, parabens, or petrochemicals, then it's a big NO.
As an alternative, opt for a sulfate-free shampoo that is formulated with gentle, natural ingredients.
Avoid shampoo overdose
Now, even if you use a sulfate-free shampoo, we don't recommend you to use it on a daily basis.
Consider washing your hair only twice per week. There can be exceptions when you're going to a party or have a dinner date, sure you need to look your best at that moment but if you're shampooing your hair on a daily basis then STOP.
Another myth: You need to apply shampoo twice on the same wash.
Believe us, using it just one time will cleanse your hair of all the impurities. So, minimize your washing pattern.
Be gentle when shampooing
Do not rub your hair with force when you're shampooing your hair. Be gentle, use your fingers to massage your scalp in a circular direction. This is the basic hair grooming lesson that every man should follow.
When we're shampooing, our hair is the most sensitive. So, whatever you do at this stage, will have its results in the future.
Use Sulfate-free conditioner
Sorry guys, we're covering this in points, but shampoo alone won't keep your hair looking the best. Pairing this with a conditioner can help:
- Nourishes your scalp and hair
- Promotes healthier hair growth
- Protect and strengthen your hair follicles
- Moisturizes your scalp
- Maximizes hair health
Overall, it leaves your hair shinier and stronger. And like always, use a sulfate-free conditioner because it's formulated with gentle ingredients.
Don't use too much heat
We all know that heat styling products can harm our hair. So, we're just reminding you that don't use them. Straighteners and blow dryers can adversely hurt your scalp and hair.
They also strip out all the essential moisture from your hair, leading to dullness. Use a towel to squeeze out excess water. If you must use a blow dryer, keep the heat settings at the lowest.
Visit your barber monthly
We men are lazy. We always have the "weekends" on our minds to plan our trip to the barber.
Making grooming a priority includes going to your barber every month. Though this really depends on the length and hairstyle you like to keep, we recommend that you go at your earliest convenience.
Regular trims or cuts can effectively get rid of weakened strands and split ends, leading to healthier, stronger, and shinier hair.
Pick a hairstyle that suits your face
Not all hairstyles will suit your face. Pick something that really sparks some eyes on your look. For this, think about your hair texture and face shape. Then check out the hairstyle that best fits you. You can learn a lot from the following graphics.
Remember, if your hair style or texture is different, it doesn't mean that you can't try other options as well. It's just about understanding what best works for you, so you can be your ultimate self.
Chlorine is not helpful for your hair. In case you don't know, this chemical is used in swimming pools to kill all the bacteria. So, next time you jump into the swimming pool, make sure you wear a swimming cap. This will help protect your hair from this chemical.
Use fewer chemicals on your hair
Eliminate the use of chemicals on your hair. Too many chemical products will eventually make your hair fall and lose its natural shine.
Your hair will become brittle, dull, dry, and rough. So, try to invest in products that are formulated with natural ingredients. Minimize box dye coloring, perming, or straightening.
Brushing your hair stimulates the scalp, thus leading to better blood flow circulation to the hair follicles.
However, it doesn't mean that you should brush all the time. It's like exercising, once you're done for a certain limit then leave it.
Avoid combing too excessive as it could damage your scalp. Moreover, use brushes that are made with natural bristles to avoid hair breakage.
Hair grooming is an important part of your hair growth process that could literally save your hair. Apart from the mentioned tips, it's important to care for your health, sleep, exercise, and minimize stress to take care of your body.