Taking great care of your hair isn’t just for women; men can benefit from investing time in their hair, too! While men’s hair care is not inherently different from women’s hair care, there are a few key hair care tips that are especially applicable to men with shorter hair or hair that is thinning. Here are four men’s hair care tips to ensure the health of your hair and scalp.
Dry Your Hair Carefully
Many people dry their hair by rubbing it haphazardly with a towel after showering, but this can actually damage hair. Wet hair is vulnerable to stretching and breaking, so men should gently pat their hair dry with a towel. Heat styling can damage hair as well. If you decide to use a blowdryer, use one with a cooler setting. Heat protectant styling products can also mitigate the effects of blow drying. If you use heat to style your hair regularly, talk to your stylist about which men’s hair care products can best protect your hair.
Use Sun Protection
Sunscreen isn’t just for your face, guys! Sun protection for your scalp is vital, especially if you have thinning hair. While wearing a hat is an obvious choice for protecting your hair and scalp from damaging UV rays, men can also use UV-blocking shampoos and hair mists to provide some SPF. Have you dyed your hair recently? Protecting your hair from sun damage can also extend the life of your hair color.
Shampoo Sparingly with a Quality Product
Many men follow their dollar store shampoo’s advice: lather, rinse, repeat. Not only can shampooing too much leave your hair frizzy and dry, but using a cheaply-made shampoo can dry your hair out even more. In reality, you should only shampoo your hair a few times a week, especially if you have a shorter haircut. Also, you should make sure to use a quality shampoo that can meet your scalp’s needs. Redken’s men’s line, Redken Brews, has a whole host of shampoos that can meet the needs of any scalp.
Talk to Your Stylist
One of the most important things you can do for your hair is to build a relationship with your stylist. If you have an oily scalp, dry hair, dandruff, or other hair or scalp concern, a good stylist can help you figure out which products to use and how to keep your hair looking its best. The professionals at Symmetry Hair Studio can discuss the specifics of your hair and scalp with you and give you recommendations for what hairstyles, color, and products can best suit your hair’s needs.
Find Your Ultimate Look with Symmetry Hair Studio
Symmetry Hair Studio is a passion-driven salon committed to excellence in experience. Whether you want an incredible change, a classic cut, or anything in between, we invite you to come in and relax while you get your hair needs taken care of. Our services include haircuts, fashion color, balayage, bridal service, nail service, and more! Our service area includes Ellicott City, Columbia, Catonsville, Clarksville, Sykesville, Marriottsville, Howard County, Elkridge, and Glenwood. You can contact us online or at (410)750-7055. Also, be sure to follow Symmetry Hair Studio on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter to stay up-to-date on the latest hair trends!