For Him: The Definitive Grooming Guide - Happier Hair
If you’re new to it, the world of male grooming can be a bit like stepping into the gym for the first time. Technique is crucial, and without somebody there to spot you and offer guidance on how to get the most out of your routine, it’s easy to waste your time. So, consider us your personal trainer. But instead of building your biceps, we’ll be focusing on building your personal care regime so you can look and feel fresh every day.
A fine head of hair is a point of pride for a lot of men - but without a little research, you might end up harming your hair without meaning to. It’s easy to reach for the three-in-one body wash and hope for the best, but we guarantee that putting in a little extra time and effort will yield incredible results that will leave you feeling confident and happy with your hair. Turn your attention to your hairstyling habits and discover a new way to secure yourself a good hair day.
Never underestimate the power of a hairdryer. Used correctly, a blow dryer can speed up your styling time and help you get that polished finish much faster than a towel would. We’d recommend using the cold setting (most hair dryers have them) to prevent damage, but if you have thin hair, the heat can actually help to ‘plump’ the individual strands, which can make your mop appear thicker. Just be sure to use some sort of heat-protecting spray before you turn up the temperature.
Cut It Out
Your hair is only as good as your hairdresser. It can be very tempting to not look much further than your nearest barber, but beware of falling into a haircut rut. If you’ve been going to the same chap and asking for the same style for as long as you can remember, it might be time for a carefully considered shake up. You don’t need to do anything drastic - just try looking around. Word of mouth is a great way to find a good barber, or if you’re too shy to talk to your friends, diving into Instagram is a foolproof way to discover talented hairsmiths in your area - and you might get some style inspiration from pictures of their happy clients.
How often do you wash your hair with shampoo? If you do it more than three times a week, the chances are you’re overdoing it, especially if you have wavy or curly hair. Shampoo is designed to clean your scalp and remove any excess oil, but if you’re using it every day, it can actually damage your hair by stripping away the important oils. Try skipping the shampoo every other day, and watch the quality of your skin improve. Co-washing (using conditioner instead of shampoo) is an amazing way to keep your hair clean and frizz-free, especially if you’re rocking curls.
Taking care of your hair isn’t rocket science, but it does involve a bit of chemistry. Make sure you aren’t damaging your roots with too much shampoo, switch to conditioner some days, and try to find a hairdresser you get along with.