Men’s Hair Mistakes

I'm sorry for not posting yesterday.

All of us have that one friend that just can’t get his hair right.

Either the style, the product or the way he takes care of his hair are wrong, or maybe all three?

The truth is that you might be that guy, and if you are not, well a little more information on how to give your head that  ‘oh so’ deserved massage it needs.

But what happens if you are that guy?

There is no need to go crazy nuts if you have dandruff, oily hair or just can’t get your hairstyle the way you want it to be. All of these things are reversible, and yes, they do need your attention but it’s nothing to worry about.

Now, before kicking things off here, I want you to go and take a good look on your shampoo. And answer the next question honestly – did you bought the shampoo because of the ingredients in it, or did you bought it because it said shampoo?
Not to be stereotypical, but that is what we men do.

That is what I did for a long time too.  I would go to the store and get the cheapest and most importantly the closest to me bottle of shampoo. And there is one thing I learned from this practice of mine – don’t expect good hair!
Not a surprise huh?

So, if you are like me and are sick of bad hair days and getting mocked that you look like Ross from ‘’Friends’’ then, let’s get on a life changing journey to changing your hair care habits.

The talk.

The talk is the first thing you have to do before you take any action. After all, you can’t take any actions into improving your hair if you don’t know what is to be taken care of.

This is why having a consultation with a doctor or your barber, depending on how big the problem is, can help you determine the starting point of improving your hair.
If your barber is worth their buck they can help you determine the best way to take care for your hair. The shampoo, conditioner or the product are probably the things that he can tell you all about. Again, if he knows his business he should be able to help you out.

Conditioner

Yes, that is the shampoo looking bottle in your bathroom that belongs to your wife or girlfriend that smells great, but you are too afraid to use it on yourself.

The first time I found it, it wasn’t my girlfriend’s nor a girl friend’s, it was my mom’s. As embarrassed as I am to share this with you, I feel man enough to do it and yes, it was. I was fifteen and all the shampoo was over, so I had to use a conditioner. Wasn’t sure what the end result would be, but in the end, my hair was smoother, shinier and easier to style.

For the past 3 years, the conditioner has been an unfailing friend that I can always count on. After all this talk there is one thing I have to mention to you. Although you should definitely go and consult yourself with an expert for the type of shampoo and conditioner you need to use in order to make your hair healthier, there is one thing you have to take into consideration.

Never use “Two-in-One” shampoo and conditioner!

Those type of products simply doesn’t work. The reason being is that a single product can’t open and close the cuticle at the same time. The 2-in-1 works by opening your cuticle and then filling it with silicone. Yes, your hair is clean and looking awesome but the cuticles of the hair are open, letting it pick dirt more easily, resulting in a dirtier hair quicker.

Not thinking of your scalp

For me, it’s crazy when people think that a simple shampoo will do the work. While it definitely makes your head cleaner and better smelling, you need to go the extra step when it comes to scalp care. Using a product that is specially made to remove all the impurities like excess sebum or styling product build-up that clog up all the follicles in your head resulting in ill looking hair. There are some great products on the market nowadays.

Embracing reality

This is probably the most important thing you can do. It’s a huge favor you are doing to yourself if you can do it. Take a good look in the mirror. Chances are you are not gifted with a model like hair. Neither am I. Acknowledging this fact will save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

I used to cut my hair like Brad Pitt in “Fury’’. It’s a great cut, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not what suits me. I know I can’t sport a haircut like David Beckham, so I don’t try to. Instead, I do the best I can get from my hair, and if you learn to use what you have and make it look the best it can then you’ll look great.

In other words – ditch those model looking haircuts because that’s just not realistic. Go for more natural and relaxed hairstyle that complement your hair’s texture, thickness, and form. Also, don’t forget to visit the barber every two to three weeks if you want to look on point.

Dying you hair.

I think every man that dyes his hair is crazy. Why going for a crazy fake looking style when you can sport the George Clooney look with that salt-and-pepper. Gentleman, don’t dye your hair. It looks ridiculous.

Not accepting baldness

I’m young. I feel like I have a long way before I face baldness, but I know I will. My grandfather is bald and my father already has receding hair. I’m headed the same way.

But what I can’t bear anymore are comb-overs. If you think hair dying are ridiculous think of a comb-over. If you are sporting a comb-over currently, however, don’t fear. The fastest thing you can do is shave your head and never look back.
If you have any visible bald spots on your head I think it’s time for you to shave it off. Grow a beard and just be badass about it. It’s hard I get it, but a shaved head, beard dad is way cooler than the bald dad. Isn’t it?

Final words

The hair is a wide and never ending subject that you can go on and on about it. Taking care of your scalp and hair ensures you look healthier and better.

Share with us what you think!
What are your hair care secrets you implement in your everyday life? Tell us!

– Evgeni Asenov

Evgeni Asenov

For the last 4 years I've been enthusiastic about men's style, lifestyle and fashion. Trough trial and error I've learned some things in this area and now I'm here to share with everyone who might be interested.

2 thoughts on “Men’s Hair Mistakes”

  1. Great article Evgeni! I wore a hat for most of my life but started to make an effort with my hair and I haven’t looked back. My hair isn’t very easy to work with but this info is invaluable.

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