As men, we can all agree on this – a hairstyle is a crucial aspect of our overall look. Yes, sure… you might be as handsome as Robert Pattinson or Idris Elba. But, if your hair is a mess, your appearance will be a mess too. That’s why it’s important to keep your hair looking good and well-styled. I know you’re thinking, “I can always go to the barbershop, right?”
Well, it is not often that easy. Understand that there are times you won’t have access to your barber, or won’t have time to visit a barbershop. Hence, the need to do it yourself. If you’re in a similar predicament, here are a few tips you can use to improve your hair styling skills.
1. Pomading…? Use the Right Products
The first step to having a neat hairstyle is choosing the right products. Because they will determine how your hair will look. Pomades are perfect for creating neat hairstyles and holding them in place.
Whether it is a Slick Back, A Quiff, or a Pompadour, you need the right pomade to achieve a good-looking style. These styling products help to shape hairstyles. And also determine how much shine you get.
However, getting the right pomade may not be a walk in the park. Choosing one depends on several things including:
- Your hair type.
- Hair length.
- Intended hairstyle.
- And ingredient composition.
Bottom line – you need a pomade that will work well with your hair. If you are not sure about which one to use, you can check out WiseBarber’s list of the best men’s hair pomade products. It offers more insight on how to choose the right product.
2. Frequent Trimming and Touch-Ups
Hair grooming is all about maintenance and trimming is a big part of it. Obviously, you can’t trim your hair once in a year and expect it to be magically neat. So, forget about frequently visiting your barber. Instead, it’s much better to learn how to self-trim. It’s not hard.
However, you should remember that perfection takes time. Therefore, you won’t nail it on the first try. But with time and the help of YouTube tutorials, you’ll be able to nail it. Thus, allowing you to trim your hair whenever you want to.
3. Moisturizing…? It’s Equally Important
In case you didn’t know, moisturizing your hair as a man is very important. It is the key to ensuring your hair stays soft, strong, sleek, and neat. Why is this important? Well, dry hair is generally frizzy and far from attractive. Plus, moisturizing makes it easy to style. Besides that, moisturized hair always looks and feels healthy.
4. Shampooing…? Don’t Overdo It
Here’s the thing – you might be shampooing your hair diligently but your hair is still giving you a hard time styling. More so, you’ve ensured it’s the right shampoo, no chemicals, good quality but still… Nothing. What could be the problem?
The problem is that you are using too much shampoo. Yes, you may be trying to be a better caretaker of your hair. But, don’t overdo it. Naturally, hair takes time to replenish its oils. Therefore, try to limit your shampooing to once every two or three days. Alternatively, you can simply rinse your hair with water as you shower. That will do just fine.
And there you have it – a few good tips to help you keep your hair looking neat and well-styled. From choosing the right pomade to limiting your shampooing frequency, these are all good grooming tips that any man will appreciate.
Published on Holr Magazine