Healthy Hair Tips for Men
A healthy looking hair starts with a great looking haircut, men’s hair needs maintenance in order to preserve strength, elasticity, and shine. Once damage has occurred, the only way to repair the hair is to cut off the damaged length. The condition of your hair is often a reflection of the overall health of your body. Men’s hair can become dry, brittle and damaged just as easily if the right precautions aren’t taken.
1. Men’s hair needs special care. It all starts with proper hair washing. Avoid excessively hot temperatures when showering. Hot water robs the scalp of its natural oils which keep your hair lubricated. it dries the scalp and encourages itching and dandruff. Instead, stick to warm water
2. When you dry your hair, don’t rub and scrub—that breaks hair, making it look frizzy and dull. Pat and squeeze your hair dry instead.
3. Choose a nice, soothing aromatic shampoo for healthy hair. Gently massage your scalp as you shampoo. Most of the oil is near the scalp. Avoid using your finger nails to scrub your hair clean. This rips and damages hair shafts. Instead, use the soft pads of your finger tips in a circular, massaging motion.
4. Wash your hair three times a week unless you have excessively oily hair.
5. Use conditioner or pomade rubbed in the palms to style and smooth frizzy hair for shine and softness.
6. Moisturize your hair. Conditioner is an essential hair product if your hair is dry.
7. Find a comfortable hair style that you can easily maintain on your own daily in less than five minutes. If you keep your hair cut very short, you probably won’t need any styling treatments, as the oils from your scalp will be sufficient for your hair, and the short hair basically styles itself.
8. Avoid using styling products with excessively high levels of alcohol.
A higher quality styling product will likely contain more hair-friendly and moisturizing ingredients. Find good quality gel, they may be a bit expensive, but you only need to use a little to do a lot.
9. Don’t use a brush on wet hair, when the hair is most vulnerable. When combing through wet hair, use a wide-toothed comb and gently work out any tangles. Avoid heated tools such as blow dryers or irons which can dry and damage hair.
10. If you have noticed your hair getting gray, use some hair dye to liven it up. A professional could easily do this for you if you’re afraid of messing something up.
11. Eat well, exercise, drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, and reduce stress in your life for healthy hair. Doing so will result in a healthier scalp and great looking hair. Living well and staying healthy will also increase the rate of hair growth.
12. A tight hat (or ponytail) can cause “traction alopecia,” a condition in which hair is pulled out of the scalp. If worn long time, the damage can become permanent. A tight hat or ponytail can also cause damage to the cuticle and breakage.
13. Stress has an adverse effect on the overall health of your body. In most of the cases, hair is the first to bear the brunt of the problems. It is advisable to avoid stress and anxiety to ensure proper growth and nourishment of the hair.
14. Smoking, drinking, irregular sleeping habits and an unbalanced diet will definitely take a toll on the health of your hair. Other reasons for hair fall in men could be iron deficiency, fungal infection, and improper functioning of thyroid.