Guest post by Helen Kelly
Despite increasing attention towards grooming, most men still underestimate the needs of their hair. This is unfortunate, as hair has so much potential to enhance their attractiveness. One issue that limits that potential is when hair becomes dry and dull hair is a common problem resulting from lack of care. Yet the damage can easily be reversed with some of the following simple hair care hacks.
Washing It The Right Way
One advantage of having dry and dull hair is that you don’t have to wash it as often. Use that advantage! Washing your hair less frequently is number one hack for treating the hair right. Add some shine to your dry and dull hair by washing it with colder water.
Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner that will take good care of your hair is a must. Avoid products that contain silicone. Then, if you’re able to, air-dry your hair. If you can’t do that, another tip is to use a hairdryer that has a cool mode.
Hairstyles And Hats
Dry and dull can still look good if you properly style it. While longer hairstyles are trendy, men with shorter haircuts stand out from the crowd. Going really short can make you look unique in an endless sea of men with long hair. There are various hair designs to choose from.
Keep the sides as short as possible while the top can be a bit longer. One very important extra tip is to avoid hats! They will press down on your scalp, causing hair loss. Also, they will strip your hair from little moisture that you have in it.
Moisturise Moisturise Moisturise!
It’s intuitive that if you have dry hair, you’re supposed to moisturise it. Interestingly, too many men ignore that. No, hair oils are not made just for women! All of those oils that you hear about all the time when they’re advertised for women are also essential for men to use.
We’ve all heard about the benefits of using argan oil, so you can’t go wrong with that one. Pure virgin olive oil is a great option, too. If your scalp is dry as well, rub some coconut oil on it. This will ensure that your whole hair is well-moisturised from roots to the tips.
If you have extra time or you’re really determined to make your dry and dull hair look more alive, start experimenting with home remedies. The most popular home hair care remedy is egg mask. That’s because of its extreme moisturising effect that will leave your hair looking shinier than ever. Apply the mask to the while hair and leave it for one hour. After that, wash your hair gently but be thorough so that you get rid of the smell.
Another highly effective mask is a honey mask. Applying honey to the hair is the oldest hack in the book. It works really well, and it’s the fastest way of getting the best results. Not only will it give your hair extreme moisture, but it will make it so much softer. Dilute honey with some water, apply it to the hair and leave it for about ten minutes.
As you see, any man can take care of his hair without too much effort. Knowing these hacks will finally make your dry and dull hair look alive. The best thing about them is, you won’t need to wait long to see the results.