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Men’s Hair Grooming 101: Essential Products and Techniques

June 17, 2024

You’re in your PJs and socks with a cup of coffee that has gone cold beside your laptop…You can hear your wife and kids busy with their daily routine outside your home office.

Just another day of working from home.

And that’s when it happens… You get a call from your superior, responding to your request for a pay raise. You need to be on-call in T-minus 10 minutes! You have planned this moment for months and need to put your best foot forward.

But wait! Is that dandruff all over your head and sweater? Is your unruly hair ruining the look even after you’ve put your best shirt on?

Wish you’d listened to your wife about that hair routine?

We’ve all been there. That’s why this blog post is here to help! We will discuss essential tips and techniques to groom a modern man’s mane, so you can always look your best and not face any awkward situations as in the story above.

So are you ready? Hair we go!

Men’s Hair Grooming Products: Understanding Your Scalp And Hair
Is your hair curly, straight, or somewhere in between? Is your scalp sensitive and itchy or usually unproblematic?

Understanding your hair type and scalp issues is the starting point of your hair grooming journey. Your choice of products largely depends on this knowledge.

Here is a basic classification that’ll help you get started:

The scalp is the skin on your head on which your hair grows. A healthy scalp is the foundation of a healthy mane.

Oily: If your scalp feels greasy and your hair roots tend to look shiny soon after washing, you have an oily scalp. Clarifying shampoos are your best friends. But beware of heavy chemical-laden ones because they will strip away the good natural moisture!

Dry: You’ll know you have a dry scalp when it feels itchy and tight, and you see flakes coming out of it. Hydration is the key! Regular oiling, hydrating shampoos, and moisturizing conditioners are your best bet. Also, avoid products with alcohol as they dry out even more.

Sensitive: If you are one of those who can’t just go and try any new product without flare-ups, redness, or inflammation, you have a sensitive scalp. Try hypoallergenic products with calming ingredients like chamomile and tea tree oil. Steer clear of fragrances and sulfates.

Normal: If you are one of those lucky ones who don’t relate to any of the above, congratulations! You have a normal scalp. It’s neither too greasy nor dry and has no significant issues. Maintenance is pretty straightforward because you don’t have to get products related to any specific problem.
Treat your hair with what it needs and you’ll always have a good hair day!

Curly: Curly hair is full of bounce and volume but also prone to dryness and frizz. Use moisturizing shampoos and conditioners, and incorporate leave-in conditioners and curl creams to define those curls. Avoid heavy products that can weigh your curls down.

Straight: Straight hair tends to lie flat and can lack volume if thin. Look for lightweight, volumizing products to add body without weighing your hair down. Dry shampoos can be handy to keep oil at bay between washes.

Wavy: Wavy hair falls somewhere between straight and curly, with a natural, beachy texture. You need products that enhance your waves without causing frizz. Try light mousses or sea salt sprays for a natural, tousled look. Avoid heavy creams that can make waves look limp.

Apart from the hair texture, your hair can be thin, full, oily, or dry. Look for products that promise to fight the specific issue to stay on top of your hair game.

5 Men’s Hair Grooming Tips For Mantaining Those Luscious Locks!
Here are 5 tips that’ll keep your hair healthy and make every day a good hair day:
Don’t just stop at shampoo:
There are several haircare products specifically targeted at men’s hair that can help you address your particular hair issues. Look for conditioners, serums, oils, and hair masks to make your hair care routine beneficial and targeted to your situation.
Avoid shampooing every day
Unlike popular opinion, you don’t need to wash your hair every day. Not only does it strip your hair strands of the natural oils and moisture but is also considered non-eco friendly because of the wastage of water and products involved.

Depending on your hair type, daily routine, and climatic conditions, you can go for two, three days, or even a week without shampooing your hair.
Choose a hairstyle according to your face type
Just because Chris Hemsworth can look sexy with long, surfer hair doesn’t mean everyone will.
Every face is unique, so you’ll need a hairstyle that highlights your best features.

An experienced hairstylist at a professional men’s salon like Steel Blade can help you choose a look that suits your personality and face shape, so you can always look your best.
Stay on top of your haircuts
Haircuts are essential for maintaining your desired hairstyles. While shorter hair requires occasional trims, longer styles like a man bun can go for weeks without affecting your overall appearance. So your commitment to haircutting should also affect your hairstyle choice.
You are what you eat!
This one’s no secret…

What you eat directly affects your scalp and hair health. So pay special attention to fruits, veggies, and proteins because they have all the antioxidants, minerals, and building blocks that keep your hair stronger, shinier, and all-around healthier.
It may sound cliche, but your hair IS your crown… And to wear it with pride you need to know how to take care of it.

Investing in the right kind of products and taking the time to learn the best hair grooming tips will help make your hair one of the best features of your overall personality, always making a great impression wherever you go.

So, get the right products, learn the right techniques, and remember… If you ever need an expert’s touch for your hair care routine, Steel Blade is always there to give your hair the star treatment it deserves!

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