10 Essential Hair Care Tips for Men
There’s a reason why makeovers start with the hair. It’s a crucial element of your personal image, empowering you to look more confident, polished, put together, and to even set yourself apart in a positive and distinctive way.
If great hair days are few and far between for you, read on to benefit from our expert hair care and styling tips. With a few small changes and a little more TLC, you’ll do a much better job of taking care of your hair, improving your scalp health, and having a plan in place.
10 expert hair tips for men
1. Less is more – avoid washing your hair too often
Washing your hair too often can damage your hair and leave both your hair and scalp too dry.
This is mostly because many shampoos contain harsh chemicals and surfactants that strip the hair and scalp of their natural oils. Hair that has lost its natural oils feels coarse and is difficult to style.
So, how often should you wash your hair? Most people don’t need to wash their hair daily. The suggested frequency is about every two days or when hair starts to feel oily and unclean to the touch. If you have very dry hair, washing it weekly may be enough.
2. Use a healthy shampoo
Shampoos and conditioners affect hair and scalp health tremendously. They can make it or break it, depending on their ingredients. While synthetic chemicals and foaming agents such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) help create a sensuous lather and soft bubbles, they are not necessary for deep cleansing. In fact, they coat and clog the hair follicles, and can even lead to hair damage and loss.
Use a healthy alternative such as Seacret Mineral Rich Hydrating Mud Shampoo. It has an SLS-free formula, suitable for frequent use, that effectively cleanses the hair and rebalances moisture levels. Once a week, use Seacret 73% Pure Salt Purifying Hair & Scalp Shampoo to detoxify your hair and scalp with the power of Dead Sea mineral salts. It protects the natural oil balance and soothes the scalp.
3. Dry your hair gently
If you’re like most men, you probably throw the towel over your head and start rubbing in a tough way. Did you know that this can be very damaging to your hair? Wet hair is vulnerable to damage and rough-drying can lead to split ends and damaged cuticles. To dry your hair the right way, start by shaking out the excess water. Then gently stroke your hair with the towel from roots to the ends in one direction.
4. Go easy on the heat
Hot water can strip essential oils from your hair and scalp, whereas cold water seals the cuticles, making hair smoother and shinier. If showering with cold water makes you shiver, simply give your hair a blast with cold water at the end of your shower. When it comes to drying, the best way to dry your hair is to let it air dry. If you want to blow dry your hair, use a lower heat setting.
5. Use a hair mask
Proper hair care for men includes all the basics plus deep treatments. Applying a strong hair mask can improve your hair texture and quality, even after one use. Seacret Mineral-rich Reviving Hair Mask provides a long-lasting conditioning effect and revives your hair’s natural health. The formula contains argan oil, Dead Sea black mud, olive oil, silk protein, and vitamin E to make hair smooth, shiny, and easily manageable
6. Use the right styling products
Styling your hair should be a simple process. Choose a lightweight styling product that spreads easily and evenly to avoid weighing hair down. Seacret Hair Styling Clay adds a long-lasting definition to the hair, providing a strong yet flexible hold that allows easy hair molding. It has a lightweight texture and delivers a natural-looking matte finish.
7. Avoid too much sun and chlorine
Excessive exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can damage your hair. The same is true for chlorine. Almost all swimming pools contain chlorine and it’s harmful to hair. Limit your exposure to the sun and chlorine to keep your hair healthy. You can rinse your hair with cold water the moment before you go swimming to help close the cuticles and use a swim cap to protect the hair strands and scalp from damage.
8. Stay natural
Chemical treatments such as coloring, bleaching, straightening, can damage your hair big time, especially if the process is repeated. They can also lead to hair loss. Try to stay natural as much as possible, limiting your exposure to chemicals.
9. Wear hats sparingly
Do you rock hats? While you may feel in your element in a hat, tight hats can pull too hard on the hair roots and lead to hair damage and even hair loss. If you love hats, choose a loose-fitting one or wear tight ones as sparingly as possible.
10. Have a plan
If you want to keep your hair around the same length, visit your barber for a haircut every 4-6 weeks. If you want to grow it, you’ll want to have a plan. Longer hair requires more time for maintenance and styling; make sure you have the extra time and willingness. You’ll also still need to get a haircut once every few months to get rid of split ends. Make sure to choose a barber who knows how to cut your hair while you’re growing it.