May 17, 2014: Boys your hair & scalp also needs care and attention as of girls. Here are some tips to deal with hair-raising problems like greasiness, breakage and product build-up.
%) Switch To Matte Products If You’re Thinning
For many men, hair thins out as they hit their thirties and forties. To make it look thicker and more manageable, use a matte styling paste or clay. Matte products absorb light and instantly make hair appear a little thicker.
%) Give An Egg Wash
You may laugh but it’s true, wash your hair in eggs once a month for the protein.
%) Apply Shampoo To Dry Hair To Remove Wax
Fan of hair wax but struggle to get it out of your hair? The best way to deal with wax is to apply shampoo directly to dry hair and rinse, then follow this with another application of shampoo. You’ll find that this method helps to breakdown the product and leave hair clean.
%) Pat Dry, Don’t Rub
Men tend to think that the harder they rub the hair after washing the quicker it’ll dry. In reality, an over-zealous towel drying technique will just cause breakage, especially bad news if your hair already isn’t quite as thick as it used to be. Hair tends to be weaker when wet (and hence more prone to damage) so don’t rub too hard. Instead, pat dry to avoid putting any extra stress on it.
%) Avoid Over-Washing
A common mistake men with dry and coarse hair make is over-washing it. If that’s your hair type limit washing to once or twice a week and always apply a conditioner. Washing it every day will just make it even drier. If you reduce washing and use a conditioner the result will be smoother, healthier looking hair.
%) Protect Hair In Pool
As any regular swimmer knows, chlorine can play havoc with hair. Chlorine chemically bonds with the proteins in the hair and causes the cuticle – the hair’s protective outer layer – to lift, which makes hair dry, brittle and dull. To minimise its effects wet your hair thoroughly with clean water before swimming as this dilutes the adverse effect of chlorine. Or try applying a little conditioner to it before your swim.
%) Forget The Comb-Over
If you’re losing your hair a short, cropped style is the best option. Keeping it shorter at the sides and longer on top is a good idea too as it draws attention away from the thinning areas.
%) Keep It Cool
Wherever possible you should allow hair to dry naturally or, at the very least, change the setting on your hair dryer. If you’re using a hair dryer, don’t over dry your hair as it will leave it frizzy and damaged. Instead, try to set your hair dryer on the ‘cool’ mode. It might be a bit more time-consuming but it’ll help keep hair in good condition.
%) Go To The Kitchen For Shiny Hair
Many of the store bought and professional shampoos, conditioners and styling products not only build up on the hair but on the scalp too. Once a month wash hair with a small amount of washing up liquid. Do this twice and let the second one sit for a minute or two. Then, after rinsing thoroughly douse the hair with household vinegar, to restore Ph balance, and rinse again. This will make the hair super shiny and freshens up the scalp, leaving it clean and healthy.
%) Don’t Fiddle With Greasy Hair
If you have greasy hair it’s always a good idea to avoid using hot water. Don’t scrub and rub like mad; it only serves to further activate oil producing sebaceous glands that are already over active..
%) Spray To Play
If you want to ramp up the clay/wax/putty product that you normally use, simply pinch a squirt or two of a traditional dry hairspray into the palm of your hands, rub and tease into the finished texture. This just adds a little more hold and texture to your usual style.