Monday, August 16, 2010

Top 10 Hair Care Tips for Men

Every man desires to look great and hair plays an important role in shaping the overall personality and appearance of an individual. Still, more often than not we tend to forget to take good care of them. Its only when we notice thinning of hair, does the alarm ring. Maintaining your hair is the most important task that you should pay attention to. The pillar of good hair is its strength and you can keep its strength intact by maintaining it properly. To repair the damaged hair, begin by trimming the damaged length of hair and let it regrow. Through a number of natural ways you can plump up your thinning hair sans resorting to complex ways like hair transplant or chemical treatments.

Top 10 hair care tips for men

Listed below are top 10 hair care tips for men:

1. Keep your scalp clean:

This is the most basic and essential tip to get healthy hair. Shine is one of the parameter to judge how healthy your hair is. The more the scalp is clean the better the shine will be in your hair. To keep your scalp clean, rinse it regularly and exfoliate it once in a week.

2. Say ‘no’ to tight caps:

Wearing tight caps or tying tight ponytails, both have a negative affect on your hair. People wearing tight hats for extended periods of time are seen to lose hair. Tight caps or ponytails suffocates the hair and can lead to ‘traction alopecia’ that is a condition where the hair is pulled off the scalp automatically.

3. Trim your hair regularly:

The only way to get rid of damaged hair is to trim out the damaged portion. Trimming your hair on a regular basis will help you eliminate split ends, which is one of the biggest problems experienced by most of the men. If you are contemplating to increase the length of your hair, it is still advisable to trim your hair once in six weeks so that you can maintain a distance from split ends.

4. Say ‘no’ to towel drying

You cannot do anything worst than this to your hair as they are most vulnerable to damage when wet. Drying your wet hair with towel might entangle your hair to the threads of your towel thereby stretching hair to an extent where they might just break off. Pat drying your hair with towel when they are wet damages the cuticle, causes split ends and makes your hair frizzy. Blow drying your hair also damages them.

5. Do not use chemical treatments

Style in today’s age is all about coloring and perming your hair. These styling techniques can actually damage your hair making them look dull and dry. However, when done under the guidance of an expert they can make you look trendy. So take help of an experienced hair stylist and avoid coloring your hair at home with chemical products that are easily available in the market. A good stylist is aware of the best products that can suit your hair type.

6. Keep away from hot water

Washing your hair in very hot water may burn your hair and damage your scalp. It may also wash away all the essential oils thereby causing dryness. Hence, it is advisable to wash your hair in cold water or lukewarm water.

7. Stay healthy

Your hair is a mirror to your overall health. Whatever you eat whether nutritious or junk food reflects in your hair, hence incorporate healthy food in your diet. Besides, follow a regular exercise regime, drink lots of water, have enough sleep and stay away from stress, if you want healthy, shiny hair.

8. Select good quality shampoo

You hair can get proper conditioning, cleansing, moisture and elasticity, if you use a good shampoo and a conditioner.

9. Lessen frizz

Make use of a good moisturizing conditioner to reduce frizz. You can apply a slick and smooth serum to add shine to your hair and render them a smooth appearance.

10. Make use of right tools:

Always brush your wet hair with a wide-toothed comb. Also, gently and slowly brush while working on the tangled hair. Do not make use of tools like irons or blow dryers to dry your hair as they can damage your hair.

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