Hair Care Tips for Men

April 13 2018


Having healthy, manageable hair is important to both men and women. While it seems women spend more time and energy managing their hair, men are just as concerned about looking their best. We’ll share several hair care tips for you fellas.

How often should you be shampooing your hair? It’s a misconception of many that you need to shampoo your hair every day. We understand that you may work up a sweat, get dirty, and so forth, but all that shampooing is actually drying and damaging to your hair. It’s best to shampoo your hair two to three times a week only. When you’re not using shampoo, you’ll still want to scrub your hair and scalp with warm water. This will remove any sweat, dirt and product build up. And, you can finish with a conditioner.

If you’re battling dry or frizzy hair, be sure to use conditioner every time you shower. Using a leave-in conditioner will also help contain the frizz and restore the moisture in your hair. Stop in for deep conditioning treatments to make your hair healthy, soft and manageable.

You’ll want to trim your hair at least every six weeks, although some hairstyles will require more frequent haircuts. If you come in regularly for trims, we’ll remove damaged ends, keep your hair looking healthy, and your hair will be more manageable.

While we listed some of the things you’ll want do to keep your hair healthy, there are some things you’ll want to avoid. We know, hats can sometimes be a permanent fixture for some men. However, tight hats and ponytails can cause traction alopecia as your hair is being pulled from your scalp. If this happens regularly, it’ll eventually cause permanent damage.  

What else should you avoid? Drying your hair with a high heat, and rubbing it dry. High heat can damage your hair and rubbing your hair dry, especially with thinning hair is damaging. Keep your dryer setting on a low to medium heat and pat your hair dry.

Schedule your next hair trim to get a start on your hair care routine. Our team of skilled stylists at Meraki Hair & Makeup Studio are committed to providing the best hair service in the industry. You can find us at 1281 Arthur Kill Road in Staten Island or call 718.966.6601. You can also download our app for free from iTunes or Google Play.