6 Hair Grooming Tips Every Man Should Know

In today’s world, hair is one of the most important aspects of your appearance, because hair is one of the first things people notice about you. Not only does good hair hygiene look good, but it can also help you feel confident and perform at your best. There is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to hair grooming, but there are some general tips men should know to help take care of their hair.

Here are six hair grooming tips every man should keep in mind:

1. Shampoo Regularly

One of the biggest mistakes men make when it comes to their hair is not shampooing it regularly. Not only will this cause build-up, but it will also leave your hair dry and brittle. Make sure to shampoo two to three times per week, and if you have particularly greasy hair, an extra shampoo will keep your hair clean from oil build-up.

2. Don’t Over-Condition

Conditioning your hair can be a great way to keep it healthy and looking shiny, but make sure to use the right conditioner for your hair type. Using the wrong products can strip your hair of its natural oils, causing it to become dry and brittle. Find products that are specifically designed for your hair type – whether it’s oily, dry, or somewhere in between. If you have dry hair, for example, use a light conditioner that won’t leave your hair feeling weighed down.  

3. Take Care Of Your Scalp

One of the most important things you can do for your hair is to take care of your scalp. If you have dry or sensitive skin, be sure to use products that are gentle on your scalp and free of harsh chemicals. Additionally, one of the biggest dangers to your hair and scalp is the sun. By wearing a hat, using sunscreen, and staying in the shade when possible, you can help to avoid any harmful effects from the sun. Just like you would use sunscreen on exposed skin, you should also apply a UV protectant to safeguard against sun damage when spending time outdoors. Lastly, if you’re looking to be proactive about scalp health, opt-in for our 18/8 Barrington men’s scalp treatments regularly to rejuvenate your scalp and keep a healthy head of hair.

4. Get A Good Shave

A good shave not only looks good, but it also leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft. Use a quality shaving cream and a sharp razor to get the best results. Or stop by our salon to experience a modern straight-razor shave performed by our expert barbers. We promise it will be the smoothest, best shave you’ve ever experienced, as it is the most effective and least irritating type of shave in the hands of a professional.

5. Trim Your Hair Regularly

Most men forget to trim their hair regularly, and this can lead to a lot of unwanted hair growth. How often you need a haircut will depend on how quickly your hair grows and the style you’re going for. But as a general rule of thumb, most men should get a haircut every 4-6 weeks. Trimming your ends every few weeks will help prevent split ends from working their way up the shaft of your hair, and cleaning up the sides of short hair styles between haircuts will help improve the longevity of any professional look.

6. Invest In Good Styling Products

A little bit of product can go a long way towards achieving the style you want (and making sure your hair looks its best). Again, choose hair products that are tailored to your specific hair type. When it comes to styling products, less is usually more. Too much product can weigh down your hair and make it look greasy or unclean. Start with a small amount of product, then add more if needed.

Our 18|8 Barrington Stylists Are Here To Help

So there you have it, 6 hair grooming tips every man should know. Following these simple tips will not only make you look better but feel better too. If you have any questions or need advice on how to improve your hair grooming routine, stop by our 18|8 Barrington barbershop and one of our expert stylists will be happy to help! You can schedule your appointment by giving us a call or booking online. We look forward to seeing you soon.