If you think hair care is just the fuss that women make, a lot of men today are actually becoming more conscious with how their hair are doing. The reason for the increasing concern is that hair loss is becoming a widespread problem, with the patient’s ages becoming younger and younger. Genetics may have a large role to play, but in some cases it can be on how you take care of your hair.
Here are some of the mistakes that men make when it comes to tending their hair.
VIGOROUSLY TOWELING DRIES THE HAIR
Sometimes it comes as second nature that men come out of the shower rubbing their hair so hard with a towel. Most guys may think that this is simply a harmless habit, but it can actually create damage to the hair. Since hair is most sensitive when wet, vigorous toweling can cause hair breakage.
So the next time that you come out of the shower, make sure that you gently squeeze or pat your hair with a towel. It may look too girly for you, but using a cold blower can actually help you save time while safely drying your hair.
INADEQUATE RINSING OF SHAMPOO FROM THE HAIR
Shampoos are designed to clean, nourish and strengthen hair. But when you are unable to wash it thoroughly, shampoo can dry and eventually damage your mane. Leftover chemicals can be detrimental to the hair and even the scalp. This is also one of the reasons why dandruff forms.
NOT DRYING THE HAIR ENOUGH BEFORE APPLYING ANY HAIR CARE PRODUCT
If you look at hair care bottles, you can find instructions about how it should be applied. There is a perfectly good reason why you should dry your hair first before putting anything on, and that is wet hair will only cause the substance to slide off the hair making them less effective. The same is also true when styling, so make sure that you gently and thoroughly dry hair before applying any product.
USING TOO MUCH STYLING PRODUCT
A lot of men today have their hair styled with the use of dollops of creams, gels, hairsprays, or any styling solution. This is okay, but when you use it too often, it can eventually lead to hair damage. It can dry the hair or it can cause breakage, while at the same time wreaking havoc to the scalp. This is often aggravated when one forgets to wash their hair thoroughly before going to bed. Not being careful when it comes to choosing your hair care product can increase the likelihood of hair loss, especially in men who have a genetic predisposition to it.
SCRATCHING THE SCALP WHEN WASHING HAIR
One of the mistakes that most men are unaware about is scratching the scalp while washing the hair. As mentioned earlier, wet hair is most vulnerable and a scratching motion instead of a gentle massage can only lead the hairs to be either uprooted or broken. Use the pad of your fingers instead of your nails.
NOT INVESTING ON A GOOD HAIR CUT
Men don’t always make a fuss when it comes to matters of the hair. Some may have haircuts, while others simply forgo it entirely, but for those who do the common mistake that they commit is settling for cheap and poor quality haircuts. Some think that just as long as they have their hair trimmed, that’s fine and done with. But what they don’t know is that it takes a quality hair cut to maintain a healthy head of hair.