This week the male grooming experts at Mavericks’ Barbershop Letterkenny, famous for the best close shave a man can get, share a guide to keeping hair clean and in good condition:
So gentlemen in this new era where pre teen boys are taking hair straighteners to their hair, gentlemen are going to the barbers every week to maintain their style and there is any amount of styling products on the market for men, it has become clear to the barbers in Mavericks that we are still not quite sure what we are doing when it comes to keeping our hair clean and healthy.
Some guys are washing too often, some guys not at all, yes… “AT ALL”!!! Some are using the wrong shampoo and some are using the wrong styling products.
Well here is the few simple points you need to get it just right….
How often should I wash my hair
Depending on the dryness or oiliness of your hair. If your scalp produces a lot of oil, obviously you need to wash your hair more often. Fine or straight hair tends to show oil more readily, while coarse or curly hair tends to be dryer and can go a day or more without a wash.
Many people are squeamish about not washing their hair everyday, especially those who work out. But the truth is, most of us don’t need to cleanse our hair with harsh shampoo every single day. If you really feel strongly about washing it, try just rinsing with water once in a while instead of giving your hair a full scrub every day.
A convenient way to maintain your hair and ensure it looks healthy is a daily application of a hair tonic. There is several types on the market and are also available with oil for dry hair. We recommend Vines hair tonic, a great product for the man on the go!
Shampoos are also labelled to cater to your hair type–thick, thin (or thinning/hair loss), coarse, fine, curly, and so forth. Read the label and pick the appropriate product. Pay attention to other issues like scalp health. Massaging your scalp well while in the shower–instead of just rubbing shampoo over the top of your hair–is important.
If you have flakes, nip them in the bud with a good anti-dandruff shampoo (the ones that use Tea Tree Oil tend to be more palatable, fragrance-wise, than the ones made with coal tar).
What kind of hair do you have
Ultimately, you may need to ask your barber this if you can’t figure it out on your own, but here’s a quick run-down.
First, consider the actual diameter of each strand of your hair. When you hear “coarse,” and “fine,” that’s what this is in reference to–how wide is the shaft of the hair. Second, consider how much actual hair you have on your head–this is thick hair versus thin hair.
So you could have very fine, thick hair, which means the strands themselves are super thin but you have a ton of hair follicles on your head.
Conversely, you could have very coarse, thinning hair, which means the strands are substantial and strong, but the follicles on your head are spaced out. Why does this matter? It will tell you what products to use, and what kind of style will work well with your hair.
For gents with thin or thinning hair we are now stocking the fantastic Nioxin hair system kit. It is the no.1 globally selling product for thinning hair and will not only boost the volume of your hair but your confidence too. We highly recommend it if you are concerned about your thinning hair.
Liam Gill member of one of the best boybands to ever come out of Donegal, getting presented with a hamper from Mavericks from Calum after winning it on Mavericks Instagram page.
How to style my hair
Less is more. Always err on the side of less product, less styling, less fussing. This is true especially when trying a new product (it takes a while to figure out how much of it you need for your particular hair) or styling a new cut.
Again, what kind of hair you have will determine what kind of product you use. There are products to make your hair appear fuller or to hold style, to spike or to enhance curls.
If you’ve coloured your hair or chemically treated it, you’ll need to use products that are more gentle. Read those labels.
If you find yourself really at a loss, ask your barber what products does he/she use in your hair? A good barber will know the best product for your hair and for you to get the desired results.
If there is any more you would like to know on this topic just call in to Mavericks on Larkins Lane, Lower Main St. Letterkenny, we would only be too delighted to point you in the right direction, that is what we do.
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