Making The Most Of Your Grooming Routine
In recent years, the market for men's haircare has exploded. There have been certain advancements that make it incredibly easy to purchase products designed specifically for all hair types, which is great.
Making sure you purchase the right product definitely matters, but it's not the end-all-be-all. Here's a few tips to remember when striving to maintain your best look.
1) Shampoo Less.
We talked about the value of the shampooing before getting a haircut here. Basically the more you shampoo, the more you strip oils from your hair, leaving it susceptible to damage.
2) Moisturize Your Hair.
Finding a good balance of moisturizers and oils to groom your hair can be tough, but always do your research and don't allow a name brand to sway your opinion on the product actually working. If you read the ingredients and it says things like "alcohol" and "fragrance", stay away. They'll be doing the exact opposite of what you're hoping to achieve by drying your hair out.
A good place to start for oils are to research ones like Morrocan Argan Oil, and Black Castor Oil. Even essential oils like Peppermint can aid in the relief of dandruff and cool the scalp. (Just make sure you always mix an essential oil with a carrier oil before applying it to your body).
3) Choose A Hairstyle That Fits YOU.
Not every cut is meant for every guy. We'll make a post about this later, but your head and face shape contribute a lot to whether a style looks great on you or not. This is where having a knowledgeable barber comes into play. As a barber I can sometimes give a seemingly innocuous suggestion like "Hey, you should taper out your neck instead of doing a hard line across". My client may not realize it, but if he has a short neck, a taper will balance it out visually. If he has a long one, I'll give him the opposite suggestion.