Hair care is just as important for men as it is for women, especially since men have a whole spectrum of hair related issues most women don’t have to deal with. Thinning hair, dandruff, and male-pattern baldness are among the issues that are largely associated with men as opposed to women, so it’s important to find hair products that cater to your specific hair needs. Let’s break down what is essential to keeping up that great head of hair.
The most obvious and universal choice for hair care is a cleansing shampoo. Some shampoos focus on thickening properties, others are infused with proteins, while others work to prevent hair loss. Shampoo can be harsh on your hair, with some brands containing sulfates and parabens that can strip your hair of natural essential oils - so finding a shampoo free of these ingredients is key. Bottom line, if there is one step you simply cannot skip in terms of hair care, shampoo is it.
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Many men overlook the benefits of a nourishing conditioner, and assume more effort is involved in using one than is actually required. The benefits of conditioning your hair outweigh any effort exerted, so it’s certainly a recommended step. Conditioner nourishes and moisturizes your hair, which is ideal for anyone with drier hair or scalp. Many conditioners formulated for men contain DHT blocking agents, minimizing your risk of hair loss or thinning.
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It’s no surprise that men often have to face the reality of hair loss. Luckily, there are many products that prevent thinning, hair loss and male pattern baldness. DHT is a by-product of the male hormone testosterone that attacks the hair follicles on your head, causing male pattern baldness. DHT blockers are a common ingredient in most shampoos and conditioners formulated for men, but it never hurts to use an additional treatment if this is a particular concern of yours.
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There are a large amount of hair gels, waxes, pomades and sprays used for men’s hair styling. The difference between these products is largely to do with whatever texture you prefer, and the type of style you’re after. Each type of styling product you use comes in a range of hold strengths and finishes, so it’s easy to determine which product is right for you based on these traits.
Lock in that style!
While each of these aspects of hair care is important, it’s not necessary or beneficial to wash your hair every single day. On the contrary in fact: washing your hair every day actually strips your hair of its natural oils, which is entirely counter-productive. If you have greasier hair than most, every other day is sufficient. If your hair is drier or more damaged, cutting down to two or three times a week is more than enough.