Most men have pretty short hair, and think just because it is short that they do not have to wash it as much, use conditioner or other hair products. To keep your hair looking and feeling great, follow these tips! You will surely notice a difference in your hair.
1) Shampooing your hair is essential to having healthy hair and scalp. When you are choosing a shampoo, look for one that removes DHT or dyhydotestosterone, and one that doesn’t leave a residue. DHT causes hair loss because it restricts blood flow to the hair follicles. So if you are noticing premature balding, then it may have something to do with your shampoo. If you are noticing flaking and itching of your scalp, you may have dandruff. Look for a medicated shampoo. It is made for dandruff, and will make your scalp less flaky and itchy. Once you have found the right shampoo, remember to only wash you hair once a day. The more you wash your hair the more it strips your hair of the natural oils it produces, which will dry out and damage your hair. And remember just because a shampoo smells good, does not mean you should use it.
2). Conditioning your hair is great to do, even if you have very short hair. Condition your hair daily after you shampoo it. Conditioner moisturizes, strengthens, and repairs your hair while leaving it soft to the touch. Never use conditioner in replace of shampoo. All it does is make your hair look greasier, and it does not actually remove any dirt for your hair. And after you get out of the shower, run a brush or comb threw your hair. It will keep it from getting knotted, and looking messy.
3) Products can be a great thing for your hair, as long as you use them properly. If you have problems with random sections of hair sticking up, use some hair spray on the area and gently comb it down. Keep the hair spray 6-8 inches from your head, so that way it isn’t really stiff in just one section of your head. You can use any type of products to style your hair such as gel or mousse, but remember a little goes along way. Use only quarter size amount for your whole head. Keep the products off of your hairline. It can cause unwanted breakouts.
I also learned today that if you run out of shaving cream, you can use a thin layer of peanut butter instead. Hope you learned something new today as well!