Easy Hair Mistakes to Avoid for Men

As your trusted barbershop servicing those in and around Deer Park, Lake Zurich, Inverness, Palatine, and Fox Grove, we at 18|8 Barrington are here to make sure that your hair always looks its absolute best. However, when you can’t be here to have one of our expert men’s barbers take care of you, it’ll be up to you to make sure that your hair looks presentable. Unfortunately, though, there are plenty of hair mistakes that are easy to make on a daily basis and may end up ruining a man’s style. Here are a few of the more common ones that you should watch out for. 

Don’t Wash Your Hair Too Much

This may surprise you, but shampooing your hair too much isn’t actually a good thing! Shampooing your hair often (especially with cheaper shampoo) will strip your hair of natural oils and protections. Because of this, it’s best to limit yourself to washing your hair a few times a week.

Don’t Forget the Conditioner

While shampoo will strip your hair of oils, the conditioner will protect your hair from losing too much of it. It will bring back moisture to your hair, which is especially helpful if your hair is feeling dry.

Don’t Wash Your Hair with Water That’s Too Hot

Also, make sure that when you shower, you don’t wash your hair with water that’s too hot. While it may be fun to take hot showers, that water will drain your hair of some much-needed moisture and make your hair look much frizzier. It’s best to keep the water at a temperature where it won’t create steam.

Don’t Comb Your Hair When It’s Wet

After you shower and your hair is still wet, it’s natural to want to comb it. However, this is a bad idea because your hair will be at its most vulnerable when it’s wet. Combing your hair at this time will mean that there’s a much greater chance of breaking or pulling out strands.

Don’t Eat Too Much Junk Food

Junk food won’t just harm your body – it can harm your hair as well. When you eat a healthy diet and get enough nutrients, your hair will look fuller and shinier. When you eat junk food, your hair can look greasy and lifeless.

Don’t Wear a Hat or Hoodie for Too Long

While it may be easier to just throw a hat or a hoodie over your hair to avoid combing it, you’ll find that you might quickly develop hat hair (or ‘hoodie hair’). If you keep it on for too long, your hair will become flimsier and lack thickness to it. Try to limit the amount of time that your hair is covered up.

Contact Your Barrington Barbershop Today!

If you have any questions for us, feel free to contact us and let us know. We’ll be glad to help you in whatever way that we can. If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with your men’s barber, give us a call at (224) 633-2188. We’re proud to service all those in and around Barrington, Deer Park, Lake Zurich, Inverness, Palatine, Fox Grove, Schaumburg, and the surrounding areas. We can’t wait to hear from you!