When it comes to proper hair care or healthy hair, things can get a bit complicated because a lot of questions need answers.
- What kind of oil should you use?
- What about the conditioner?
- Should you even condition in the first place?
- When is the right time to get a haircut?
- And so on…
I know you know what I’m talking about.
Anyway, if you’ve been having trouble coming up with a suitable hair care routine, don’t fret. I’ve got you covered. In this post, I’ll highlight seven quick tips on how to keep your hair healthy and looking great at all times.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Maintain a Strict Haircut Schedule
Let’s face it:
Hair grows whether we want it to or not. And to avoid looking shaggy and messy (… like a caveman), a quick trim every once in a while will go a long way in ensuring your hair looks sharp, neat, and well taken care of.
To achieve this, all you have to do is to visit your local barber for a professional haircut.
But, If you are more hands-on like me, a quick DIY self-cut will do. All you need is to ensure you have all the right tools.
For example, you can choose a quality haircutter from this in-depth Wisebarber.com list of the top 10 best cordless hair clippers in 2020.
2. Practice Proper Hair Conditioning
I know: Using a conditioner is basic hair care knowledge, but are you doing it the right way?
Most people apply the conditioner at the root or base of the hair which only ends up weighing your hair down and clogging sweat pores.
Simply put – doing this affects the effectiveness of your conditioner.
To properly use a conditioner, apply it to the middle and ends of your strands to keep them from drying out and frizzing.
3. Don’t Neglect Your Scalp
Scalp care is also imperative. Why? Well, having strong and healthy hair is easier when you have a healthy scalp.
Your scalp – just like the rest of your skin – requires proper care to remain in good shape and well moisturized.
One easy way to take care of it is by exfoliating and scrubbing it clean regularly; preferably, 4-5 times a month to keep it from being overloaded by hair products and dead skin among other things.
4. Don’t Overload Your Hair with a Truckload of Products
Take it from me: As great as your hair might look with different products on, make sure you don’t go overboard. Using too many products or too many of them can lead to hair clumping or even scalp/skin damage.
You don’t want that, do you?
So, always use only what you need. And refrain from using multiple hair products on your head at the same time unless they’ve been proven to be a safe combo.
5. Use Less Heat on Your Hair
As a general rule of thumb; try and use as little heat on your hair as possible.
Note: Excessive heat weakens your hair by removing moisture leaving it rigid, brittle, and dehydrated. If you really must use your heating tools, make sure you use a lower heat setting; also, don’t over-dry your hair.
6. Watch What You Eat
Get this: What you eat affects everything in your body and hair.
Some of the most important nutrients in regards to hair growth are proteins, zinc, and iron.
Therefore, make sure you include foods such as cereals, vegetables, fish, and beans in your diet. Also look out for foods rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, and E.
Remember: Having a healthy diet is paramount for better health and growth.
7. Know Your Hair Type
Lastly: Knowing your hair type helps you better understand your hair, its characteristics, and needs; plus, it also helps you in making informed decisions on the best products to use.
To learn more about men’s hair types, check out this post Types of Men’s Hair
As you can see, growing and maintaining awesome hair doesn’t have to be complicated. Just follow these basic tips and you’ll be well on your way to getting the smooth, strong, and healthy hair you’ve always wanted.