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Male Hair Grooming Tips
I've always found advertisements for products endorsing "healthy hair" to be a bit amusing. Hair is essentially keratin and protein with no nervous system or blood. I normally like to use the term "well maintained" hair rather. Once your hair has been damaged, the only method to repair your hair is to cut off the damaged hair.
Essentially, well-maintained hair begins with a good looking haircut, but that's just the start. Just like your car needs maintenance, so does your hair in order to preserve elasticity, strength and shine. I have tried many hair products over the years, so following are some of my tips that have helped me maintain my hair.
Pat Your Hair Dry
Drying your hair by towel is one of the main causes of damage to men's hair. One of my habits was to aggressively rub my hair dry with a towel, which was completely the wrong approach to take. When your hair is damp, it is more inclined to damage. So when the hair is scoured with a towel, some of the hairs become twisted in the threads of the towel and become strained, resulting in damage to the cuticle, split ends, and frizziness. Rather pat your hair dry after washing it.
Cool Showers Are Better
If you are like me and you love a hot shower, then you should know that it is not good for your hair. Nothing better than a hot shower, but it’s causing damage to your scalp and hair. Your hair actually secretes and produces natural oil, so hot water strips your hair of this natural oil which leads to dryness.
Don’t Use Chemical Treatments
Constantly dyeing your hair can leave it dry, damaged and dismal. If you need to dye your hair, I suggest staying away from at-home chemical dyes and find a decent barber or stylist. A professional stylist will know how to correctly take care of your hair and pick the best products.
Trim Your Hair
The only real method to eliminate damaged hair is to trim the damaged hair. Having your hair trimmed frequently will help reduce split ends. Make sure to cut your hair about every six weeks, even if you are growing your hair out. You can ask your stylist or barber to only cut the damaged or split ends. At the same time, you can also speak to your stylist about different hair styles.