Men who visit the hair salon just once a year are rare these days. Nowadays, maintaining stylish hair is part of the daily routine just like keeping the body hair neat. You can successfully attend to your care routine if you use the following tips. Hair we go!
The Dos and Don’ts of Styling Men’s Hair
Men used to restrict themselves to shampooing and blow-drying their hair. Today, men draw on almost unlimited resources. Whether your hair is short or long, whatever appeals to you goes. You can decide whether you want to wear an accurate form-cut like Jake Gyllenhaal or rather sport the tousled out-of-bed look of Johnny Depp. Also in fashion are the more feminine haircuts with longer fringes and fringed covering hair. Owen Wilson wears this unisex hair style. Beware! You will be wearing your hair style in your work place as well. Dreadlocks, an Iroquois or punk haircut or hair styles with tribal or other motifs shaved into the hair are a matter of taste or no taste, whatever the case may be.
Hair Styling for Men: Helpful Tools
Aside from a hair dryer and comb, a man’s hair styling tools should also include a hair brush. Invest in a brush with natural bristles or a massage brush with rounded bristles, rubber or wood bristles. A flat iron may be useful for men as well. Be sure to buy a flat iron of good quality so that you won’t heat damage your hair and scalp.
By the way, wildly growing eyebrow hairs should be plucked out using tweezers. You should regularly disinfect these tweezers with alcohol. A very small dab of wax or gel will keep the hair close to the skin.
Men need the proper products to style their hair
- Short hair is best styled using gel. Gel gives short hair styles sufficient hold. Using the right amount of gel is very important. Porcupine quills and the concrete look are out of style right now
- Wax or pomade is the right choice if you like your hair to fall softly. The products should also have a pleasant fragrance
- Gel is not suitable for longer hair because it makes long hair rigid and hard to style
- Hair wax or styling crème helps to create a natural hair style. You should use hair spray with some caution after you have applied gel or wax to your hair. While the hair spray will provide hold, it can also make your hair appear fatty and bedraggled
Balding Hair, What to Do?
What are your options when your hair falls out? Many young men have to deal with balding hair. Hair growth promoting treatments and hair transplants are possible solutions. However, the simple and cool way to deal with the loss of hair is a razor-short haircut or a bald head. This may look quite sexy as Bruce Willis has shown. Consult with your hair stylist before making your decision and don’t hesitate to ask your closest friends for feedback.
Stylish Facial Hair
The opinions on beards are split. As a general rule, you should only grow a beard if you have enough facial hair. Meagre beards tend to look unattractive. Beards like the hair on the head are subject to trends. Three-day beards can be sexy but this is not (no longer) true for a thick bushy moustache. On the other hand, chin beards and full beards keep growing in popularity. You should not forget to take care of your facial hair. It needs to be washed at least every second day. Not all hair grows at the same speed and you should therefore trim your dry beard as needed. Wild scraggly beards are not in style at all. Special beard trimmers and electrical beard trimmers can be helpful tools for the care of your beard. The same tools are also useful to trim sideburns. Bushy mutton chops look good on only very few men. Most men look better with properly trimmed sideburns, which match the hair style and beard.
Unwanted Body Hair
Body hair is useful but not pretty. Visible nose and ear hair can quickly result in a scruffy appearance. It is easy enough to remove them. Nose and ear hair trimmers pluck the unwanted hair out but this is a painful process. Special nose hair trimmers with rounded ends also take care of the problem. Special trimmers only cut the hair near the roots; they don’t completely remove the hair. This way, the important protective functions of the hair remain intact. Under no circumstances should you use depilatory creams in your nose and ears. These creams work well on legs, chest and back hair. In the nose and ears however they will irritate the sensitive mucous membranes.