Hair Care 101 For Men
If you want to level up your style game, having the right clothes for your body type is just one piece of the puzzle. Whether you have flowing tresses or are rocking that beautiful shaven head, grooming above the neck is vital to looking and feeling your best. Let us clue you in on some easy steps to keep your hair, beard, and scalp on point.
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Smart Scalp Care
Most men experience hair loss and/or thinning hair over time. It’s a totally natural part of the aging process, something we all go through. Still, you can combat hair loss and thinning hair by paying attention to your scalp. Your average scalp has roughly 100,000 hair follicles, and keeping those tiny follicles healthy will give you a fuller head of hair.
Be gentle on your scalp. Look for sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners, which can dry out the scalp and damage your follicles. Alcohol and additives can irritate the scalp, causing bumps and redness. Once in a while, it’s a good idea to give your scalp a little TLC with a scalp scrub. Scrubs can help decrease flakiness and stimulate circulation, both of which keep those little follicles happy and healthy!
Trimming those nose hairs and keeping your eyebrows in check only takes a second, and it can make a world of difference in your appearance. You can pick up nose trimmers online or in virtually any drug store. Since internal nose hairs are important, make sure you only get the visible ones on the outside.
While bold eyebrows can frame your face and make you look distinguished, going too bushy is never a good thing. If your eyebrows look more Groucho Marx than Drake, it’s time to pull out the scissors or tweezers and get to work. If you’re reluctant to groom them yourself, a barber can tame your brows in no time.
Beards can be one heck of a hot facial accessory, and they’re a great way for a distinguished man to show some style personality. If you want your beard to be chic and cosmopolitan, rather than back-woods survivalist, follow these tips.
You’ll need to trim your beard more than you cut your hair. The shorter the beard, the more often you’ll need to shape it. Get an at-home beard trimmer and have your barber regularly shape it.
Also, beards get wild, bushy, and unkempt if you don’t take care of them. A quick rinse in the shower isn’t enough. If you want a good-looking beard, invest in some product.
Don’t use regular shampoo and conditioner on your beard. Specialty-formulated beard shampoo and conditioners will keep your beard shiny and healthy while also being kind to your facial skin. Don’t skimp on the conditioner either! Just like scalp hair, beards can dry out and look unkempt, so make sure you keep those hairs moisturized.
Beard balms and oils tame flyaways, and soft-bristle brushes can help you maintain a sleek, healthy look.
Bald is Beautiful
Just about any man can look downright fantastic with a shaved head. [Any look depends on head shape.] The key is to take excellent care of your scalp. Some bald men simply rinse their heads in the shower — big mistake. Just because you can’t see the hair doesn’t mean that those little follicles don’t need some love. Continue shampooing and conditioning!
Bald heads are super sensitive to the sun. Sunburn can be painful or even damaging to your scalp. Apply plenty of sunscreen, even on cloudy days, and avoid dry, itchy patches by using a thick moisturizer, especially during the winter months.
Keep your scalp happy by giving it regular rub-downs. Scalp massages stimulate circulation and can help your skin look and feel its best. Plus, they’re totally relaxing. Win-win!
You’ve heard it before; we are what we eat. If you live on junk food and coffee, you’re not doing your scalp or hair any favors, so get a little green into your diet. High-quality proteins and Omega-3 acids are stellar components. Certain fish, such as salmon, have tons of fatty acids and Vitamin D, and eggs are nutritional powerhouses that taste great.
Additionally, you want to incorporate a hefty dose of leafy greens, raw vegetables, and plenty of Vitamin A-rich fruits, such as mango and watermelon. Work these foods into your diet and your scalp and hair will look and feel their best.
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— Elizabeth Lavis
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