Hair Care Basics Every Man Should Know
Your hair care routine should not be a hassle. Let Fino for Men elevate your lifestyle by following our basic 5 step hair care tips every man should know.
Some men wash their hair daily but what they do not know is, excessive shampooing strips your hair of essential oils that add shine, volume, and pliability to your hair. Every guy needs his own personalized regimen based on his hair type, density and strength and your barber is the best one to advise you. However, here are some tips to sort out your shampoo schedule.
- Shampoo cycle should be every 2-3 days, though that can change from one man to the next, you need a day to build up natural oils that are good for the scalp.
- If possible, go for sulfate-free shampoo
- Use warm or cool water instead of hot. Hot showers are great, but the heat of the water dries out hair. It’s better to use warm or cool water to wash your hair.
- Co-wash instead of using shampoo in-between time; every other day and you will see improvements in dry hair.
Conditioners are moisturizers for your hair and it is very important to regularly condition to help maintain healthy, sturdy, and continued hair growth. Conditioners should work by smoothing down the scales on your hair so it looks smooth, soft and shiny, but conditioning daily can excessively weigh down your mane leaving hair looking and feeling heavy. We have provided some tips that should help simplify your conditioning routine:
- You should condition after shampooing.
- Use silicone-free conditioner; these ingredients are hard on hair and cause it to look dry and dull over time.
- If you have greasy hair, use a conditioner only in moderation, 1-2x per week
- Pat Dry, Don’t Rub – doing a rough towel dry treatment can break your hair.
Blow dryers are convenient when we to dry our hair in a hurry and it is even more tempting to put it on maximum heat, but doing it every day will cause heat damage to your hair. Here at Fino, we encourage you to let your hair dry naturally whenever it is possible or set the dryer settings to low. If you are concerned about thinning let your hair air dry. We have provided some styling tips for the times when you want to keep it cool:
- Point the dryer in the direction of hair growth to help your hair lie flat.
- If you want more volume, point it against the direction of hair growth as you dry it.
- To make the hair look fuller, blow dry it and finish with a matte styling product
While it may seem like an easy way to tame your hair, you should never use a regular hair brush on wet hair, if you are going to brush your hair while wet it is advised to get a wet brush to untangle when you come out of the shower. When the hair is wet, it is at its most vulnerable point and highly susceptible to breaking and damage. Brushes are best used at the end of the day, after showering. By running a brush through wet hair you can evenly distribute and activate the scalp and help release the natural oil.
When it comes to styling your hair always remember, a little bit goes a long way; avoid using too much product. We recommend starting with a smaller amount than what you might think you need and experiment with to find the right amount that works for you. You want to avoid products with alcohol because it will dry your hair out and reverse the effort you put into conditioning. Our last piece of advice is to continually evolve by trying new trends no matter what product you use.
- Putties/Clay: Best for medium hold and matte finish with texture on straight hairstyles
- Cream: Best for medium and long hairstyles with light hold
- Paste: Best for medium hold and matte finish on messy, textured hairstyles
- Wax: Best for medium hold and low shine on shorter hairstyles
- Pomade: Best for medium-to-high hold and shine on short-to-medium hairstyles
- Gel: Best for maximum hold and high shine on most hairstyles
- Mousse: Best for firm hold and added volume on straight hairstyles