You don’t have to be a metrosexual to look after your hair. There was a time when taking care of your barnet was frowned upon as a girly thing to do, but since the invention of the man bag and Beckham worship it’s now far more socially acceptable to take care of your hair.
Check out our advice on how to keep your hair in tip top shape throughout the year. You are a real man, even if you do take two bottles into the shower!
Choose Your Product Carefully
Many gels and waxes feature polymers, which is basically plastic dissolved in alcohol. This damages the keratin in the hair which can lead to hair loss. Ensure that your product is predominately water based and use sparingly. Covering your hair in product also makes it harder to wash out, which can reduce the hair’s natural oils. Remember that a little goes a long way.
Which Shampoo is Right for You?
Washing your hair in the same shower gel you use for your body may save you enough money to buy an extra pint in the pub, but many shampoos on the market have been specifically tailored for your hair type. Throwing money at the issue won’t always work either, so don’t just buy the most expensive shampoo and hope for the best. If you’re not sure of your hair type or which shampoo to buy, pop into one of our shops and have a chat with our knowledgeable team; they will be able to steer you in the right direction.
Get Your Haircut
This isn’t us upselling our services; getting your hair cut really is good for you! Your hair sees a lot of wear and tear in it’s lifetime, but having a trim helps to remove split ends and stop weakness and damage. Getting your haircut regularly actually helps to strengthen the hair, so ensure you get in the chair every 3-4 weeks. Try ours though, they’re particularly comfy!
Eat Well and Exercise
Your hair needs as much assistance from what you eat as the rest of your body. Hair is mostly protein, so adding soy to your diet is a real plus. Biotin, which is found in brown rice and eggs helps to strengthen hair, whilst omega-3 fatty acids are great for the scalp. These can be found in nuts and most fish. Plus exercise increases the blood flow to the scalp to deliver all those nutrients. Your diet can really effect your hair, so eat the right kinds of foods to make your locks luscious.
Taking care of your hair should be an important part of your lifestyle: after all, there’s a good chance you aren’t always going to have it!