9 Hair Care Essentials Every Guy Should Have

It’s not common for 95% of men to intentionally develop a lifestyle that facilitates good hair health. Haircare is something that most men don’t spend time on as they go about in life.

Most men usually don’t go out of their way to take care of their hair and scalp. Haircare is not in their to-do-list for the day or the week, which is why, alongside genetic reasons, there’s more hair loss in men than in women. However, now that we’re staying at home more often than before, we have more time for hair care. Thanks to stay-at-home regulations, we all have spare time thinking about improving our lifestyle. 

In this article, we’ll give you a list of essentials that will keep your hair and scalp in good health. 

Shampoo

It’s not hard to understand the essence of using shampoo every day, but it’s not easy to pick the right type or brand that promotes healthy hair and scalp. Well, it’s not as complicated as you imagine. There are simple and easy tips that you can follow while shopping for shampoo. The best kind of shampoos for hair care doesn’t have harsh ingredients but can clean the scalp and hair well. You can choose from among the available natural shampoos out there that do not contain parabens or harmful chemicals. Aside from looking at the labels for natural ingredients, it’s best to select shampoos that prevent and solve dandruff problems while thickening and strengthening the hair.

Conditioner

If you think that hair conditioner is only a beauty product for women, you’ll be surprised to find out that it’s a hair care essential for men. Conditioners are the key to improve hair volume and smoothness. Shampoos usually cause dryness when you use them every day, while conditioners balance their unhealthy effects. Plus, conditioners make your hair more manageable and easier to style.

Shampoo brush

When you take a shower, you may be spending a few seconds to clean your hair. You may fail to distribute the shampoo evenly on your scalp, which causes the product to accumulate in one area. If you rinse too quickly, some shampoo residue may stay in that area until your next shower. You can prevent this from happening by using a brush while shampooing or putting conditioner on your hair. A shampoo brush will distribute the product evenly on your scalp so it won’t accumulate. This practice facilitates better rinsing too. 

Pre-Styling Product

Some hair styling products have damaging effects on the hair. We advise that you use pre-styling products to add a layer of protection to your hair before you apply any pomade, wax, or finishing touch on your hair. Choose pre-styling products with natural and mild ingredients so you can use them every day.

Hairstyling solutions

Whether you’re meeting someone personally or on Zoom, it pays to look great. You can do this by styling your hair for an improved look. And you need the right styling products to do that. Not all hair styling gel, pomade, or wax that you can shop online are helpful to your hair. Some are really bad for hairstyling, while some are good, but they leave damaging effects on your hair and scalp. The key to getting the right hair styling product is to find one that helps you with hairstyling while it protects your hair from any form of damage. 

Choose hairstyling solutions with natural ingredients that provide a firm hold and an excellent finish. Read the reviews for those products and see if users find them healthy for their hair and scalp. The best styling creams, pomades, and wax don’t weigh the hair down with unnecessary chemical-based ingredients and sticky materials.

Mustache wax

Believe it or not, there are hair products that are specially formulated for the mustache. They help men style and mold their mustache easily to create a perfect shape and finish. Natural ingredients such as beeswax and coconut oil are key ingredients in holding the mustache firm while protecting its health.

Healthy meals

Aside from the physical hair products that you apply directly to your hair and scalp, you also have to be conscious of the food you eat every day. For meat choices, go for chicken instead of beef and pork. Remember that your hair is composed of proteins, and you need to consume more protein to keep it in excellent condition. Chicken is a healthier choice because it’s rich in protein and contains less to no fat than other meat options. Eggs are a great source of protein too. Vegetables are generally healthy for the hair because they are packed with nutrients and vitamins that promote excellent health. Carrots and spinach top the list of vegetables and food that you should eat for healthy hair.

Replace the unhealthy food you eat every day with these types of food to maintain healthier hair.

Healthy snacks

In addition to healthy meals, keep healthy snacks in your pocket all the time to nourish your hair even better. You don’t have to go full vegan to do that. Just make wiser snack choices like yogurt, oats, walnuts, and strawberries. Some of our recommended healthy snacks are oat-based energy bars, strawberry yogurt, and other snacks that are rich in milk. Dairy products are excellent for improving hair health. 

We hope these tips on hair care essentials will make it easy for you to take care of your crowning glory. While almost all men are bound to have thinning and receding hair when they grow old, you can at least delay the natural effects of aging by starting to take care of your hair today.

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