Taking care of your hair can be as easy as you want it to be, or it can also become a never ending project if you want to follow the latest trends or have longer and fuller hair.
Whatever your choice may be, having good products that were created for your hair type will make all difference and save you time and a headache.Let’s begin by talking a little bit about haircuts.
If you want to really keep it simple and save time, you can choose to, for example, just keep it short military style. If you want to set yourself apart with your hair, you can go for the full pompadour style or even just go for long hair. So remember that your choice begins with the haircut you choose.
Make sure you don’t just choose what’s easiest because you are afraid you won’t know how to take care of your hair. I personally know many ways to make your hair routine smooth and easy.
I have really thick and wavy hair and have learned to find ways to tame it and keep it just how I want it without stressing too much. I am going to share with you step-by-step all that I have tried and learned about hair care.
Choose Your Shampoo According to Your Hair Type
As much as you may think shampoo is not important, it is! So follow along for the best shampoos for each hair type. Also remember when applying shampoo use a small amount like quarter size or even less.
Oily hair can be a bit time consuming because you end up washing your hair everyday, which for many guys with short hair is not a problem, but for longer hair it can take quite some time.
Having said that, I will also say that if your hair looks dirty unless you do wash it everyday then I would suggest you go for it and just manage the problem.
Walking around with dirty oily hair does not give a good impression of who you are. I believe in always looking fresh and clean and if that’s what it takes then do it.
Products For Oily Hair:
Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo – very good but you must truly have oily hair to use this because it is a very drying product.
Living Proof Full Shampoo. I really like this brand. It cleans the hair without drying it too much.
For Oily Scalp and Dry Ends:
Bain Divalent by Kerastase. I really like all the products by Kerastase. It’s a great brand.
Another really good one is Tea Tree Oil Shampoo by Kiehl’s
For Oily and/or Dandruff:
Head & Shoulders Instant Oil Control 2-in-1 Dandruff Shampoo Plus Conditioner
Redken Dandruff Control Scalp Relief Shampoo
Some guys think that the solution for dry hair is in buying good conditioner, that is true but the solution starts with a good shampoo actually.
VITAMINS Gold Label Hair Growth Shampoo and Conditioner – this shampoo also helps with hair growth.
For Normal Hair:
Argan Oil Shampoo from Majestic Pure (my favorite, I am currently using this shampoo).
Redken Go Clean Daily Care Moisturizing Shampoo
Redken Body Full Shampoo Shampooing For Fine/Flat Hair
Next I want to talk about hair conditioner. Hair conditioner can be a tricky thing. If you have really dry hair you should definitely use a good conditioner
You should not however use the conditioner on your scalp; you want to start from about the middle of your hair and work your way down and especially focus on the ends. If your hair is oily or normal you should just use conditioner on the ends.
Best Hair Conditioners:
L’Oreal Natures Therapy Mega Moisture Nurturing Crème – this conditioner really works and leaves your hair soft. It is also very inexpensive.
For those with super dry hair you can also use a hair mask. A hair mask is a deep conditioner. It’s an especial treatment for your hair and you should use it about once per week.
This is usually for those with really damaged hair, hair that is dyed or dry hair in general. It really repairs your hair if you use a really good product and use it consistently. My personal trick is to leave on my hair for 1-2 hrs. and then wash it.
Best Deep Conditioner/Hair Masks
Moroccan Oil Intense Hydrating Mask – I am really into Moroccan oil, also known as Argan oil.
My personal secret: I actually use just the pure 100% oil as my deep conditioner. This is the one I use: Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil.
Living Proof Restore Mask Treatment – this is a very good mask for super dry hair.
Keratin Hair Straightening Treatment
I have talked about the keratin treatment before. Keratin straightening treatment is something I started doing a few years ago and not only does it straightens your hair but it also treats it
For my thick wavy hair it really makes it nice and straight. The benefits for me are that I can now do different cuts because my hair is no longer wavy and my hair always looks good. If you have wavy thick hair you know what I am talking about.
You can go to most hair salons today and get the treatment. It takes about 2-3 hours but lasts about 3 months.
You can do the treatment by yourself as well. Watch my video for more info and how to do it.
Heat protector is good to use if you have to blow dry your hair. The heat from the blow drier is really harsh on the hair. I personally blow dry my hair everyday and this is the heat protector I use:
My new favorite hair pomade is the BlackLabel Shape Paste. This is a medium-strength paste, which works perfect for me because strong hold or strong strength is too much; It makes my hair look much too stiff, so medium strength is perfect.
But I prefer the Shape Paste because my hair is thicker already and it is very easy to stay in place. If you have a thinner/straight hair, you can also get their Craft Clay for a more strong hold.
In my opinion the scent of the product is very important. Many people may not think that this can be an issue until you use a product with a very strong smell on your hair for hours.
BlackLabel nailed this part. Their products come with a Lemon Sherbet scent which is very delicate and smells awesome.
So to recap you start with a good shampoo, specific for your hair type, second use a good conditioner and a mask if needed. If you have really unmanageable hair you might want to consider the keratin treatment. If you need to blow dry it use the heat protector. And lastly for styling use a hair pomade or styling gel. Hope this helps guys.
As I always say: have fun with this. Your hair doesn’t have to look perfect everyday, but sometimes when you go out its cool to look sharp and that includes doing your hair. I, like everyone else, have a lot of bad hair days but when I want it to look good I know exactly what to do.
My best advise is educate yourself in what works for you and your routine. You might be a busy guy and the short cut is perfect for you. Or maybe you are in the fashion industry and your hair is a part of your job. Invest in good products; this will save you time, money and make you look good.