It’s said that a man marries a woman hoping that she will never change, while a woman marries a man hoping that he will change, or at least that her love is going to make him change.
But the irony in this statement is that it’s the woman who changes mostly, and men stubbornly stay the same. And nothing could illustrate this point further than the men who maintain the same bland hairstyle the rest of their boring lives.
Men stubbornly stay the same, stick to routines and avoid topics to do with hair until that receding hairline starts to show when they begin to worry on hair matters; what a shame
But do you know it’s never too early or too late as a man to style your hair towards a look that will turn heads and stop traffic when you walk down the streets?
Hair experts say there are several men hairstyle tips you can use to better your hair. And trust me, hair styling matters, especially for job seekers or bachelors looking to impress their date.
Here’s a look at men’s hair do’s and don’ts according to leading hair experts.
Experts’ Advice on Men Hair Style Tips
1. Less Shampoo
So, you have that dry and coarse hair, and you think washing it often will make it better?
Hell no, according to experts, you’ll be, in fact taking natural oil from your hair faster than it can replenish it; the result? You end up looking worse than you intended.
It’s advisable to wash it just once or twice a week and apply conditioner for that soft, smooth touch. In between shampooing, rinsing it in the morning with water is just okay.
2. Switch to Spray Waxes if Thinning
Hair loss is the only thing that can terrify a man and make him start to worry about his hair again. To stop receding hairline, you should make use of the right styling weapons.
Heavy products like gels, pomades, and clays build up on the scalp, causing dandruff, irritation and more; you should avoid such
Georgie Wynes-Devlin, an expert London Berber, advises using plump up wet hair with mousse and style fine hair with texturizing powder.
He also recommends the use of spray waxes and other light-absorbing hair products that make the hair appear thicker.
3. Deal with Stubborn Dandruff
Dandruff is among the causes of hair loss. It also leads to low self-esteem, too, so try dealing with it and keep your scalp free from flakes.
Shampoos with anti-dandruff agents such as zinc pyrithione are the best. They remove grease and grime, which would otherwise block hair follicles and encourage dandruff.
4. Shampoo Using an Egg
According to Paul Sculfor, a male model turned TV presenter, egg washing one’s hair is the best hair care advice he can give you.
And why not?
With lost of things conspiring to rob you of your favorite hair, you must feed your hair with sulfur-containing proteins and keratin that follicles need to produce new hair strands.
5. Avoid Rubbing Your Hair
Especially after showering and when in a hurry, don’t make the mistake of rubbing it hard to make it dry quickly.
Such overzealous activity is only going to result in more hair losses because hair is always brittle, soft, and weak after the shower.
Try instead to pat it; don’t rub too hard.
The same goes for greasy hair, scrubbing and fiddling into it to give it a blitz won’t help, overzealous fiddling will instead result in overproduction of oils by the sebaceous gland. You end up with more oily hair than you wanted. What a heartbreak!
Just shampoo it, cold water is good, so use it to rinse your hair after shampooing then apply shampoo again.
6. Opt for a Short-Cropped haircut if thinning
One way to deal with that receding hairline is to forget about the comb-over and opt for a short hair cut instead. To steal attention away from that receding hairline, opt for shorter side hairs and longer top hairs.
7. Don’t Forget to Protect Your Hair When in the Pool
Men think women are the only ones who are supposed to protect their hair when they go swimming.
Well, all hair is affected in the same way by chlorine; it breaks the bond between protein molecules resulting in brittle and dry hair. It’s advisable to wet hair with clean water or condition it before jumping into the Pool.
And lastly, if you’re planning on getting a haircut, pick the right time when the stylist is fresh and focused on styling your hair to the desired look. Anita Cox, a British hairstylist, says mornings or evenings are the best times to visit your hairstylist shops.