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How to Prevent & Fix A Bad Hair Day

quick fixes for bad hair days How to Prevent & Fix A Bad Hair Day

Let’s face it, bad hair days happen. But, there are ways to limit your chances of experiencing one, and fixing those that do happen.

So before you grab your baseball cap, give our guide to quick fixes for bad hair days a look and see if you can’t face the world confident in your follicle features.

Wash Your Hair Regularly

There are guys out there who have made the most of the greasy look – vampire heartthrob Robert Pattison comes to mind – but rarely is a shiny, oily scalp their most coveted feature. For the average guy, greasy hair is an immediate indicator of lax hygiene practices.

To make styling easier, and to keep your hair looking it’s best, you should wash your hair everyday. Failing that, you should do so every other day, or simply shampoo during every other shower you take. If you shower at night, make sure not to go to sleep with damp or wet hair, since you hair will dry holding whatever shape you tussle it into while you sleep.

If you ever find yourself in a position where taking a shower isn’t in the cards, consider looking into a dry aerosol shampoo, particularly if you have longer hair. In terms of hygiene, it’s not a substitute for water and soap, but it will take that greasy sheen away, and make your hair more receptive to styling and products.

A great fix for greasy hair? Take a little bit of baby powder and comb it into your hair, then towel it out. It will absorb the grease and any odors trapped in your hair.

To make styling easier, and to keep your hair looking it’s best, you should wash your hair everyday.

Try New Shampoos and Conditioners

Aside from products tuned to the obvious issues men experience with their hair – like dandruff – there are a litany of bottles that will add volume, reduce frizz, and minimize or maximize shine.

We know a lot of these things sound like more ‘feminine’ concerns, but the guy who understands what he needs, and seeks out a solution is the guy who’s going to have great looking hair.

The guy who understands what he needs, and seeks out a solution is the guy who’s going to have great looking hair.

Easy on the Product

A lot of guys use more product than they need to, and the result is an over-styled mess.

Ideally, any guy should use a nickel-sized dab of product worked into the hair from the back of your head to the front. If you feel your hair isn’t co-operating with you, don’t add more product to your hair to try and make your hair submit.

A great product for your hair that most wouldn’t reach for is KY Jelly. Familiar to most as an intimacy lubricant, this gel provides a light, matte hold, and best of all is water soluble so it doesn’t build up in your hair.

A lot of guys use more product than they need to, and the result is an over-styled mess.

Get Consistent Cuts

If you find a barber you like, stick with them, and go as often as you can afford. For guys with short styles, this is particularly important, because even minimal growth will cause your style to lose shape and give you a shabby look.

If you can’t afford to see your barber every three weeks, a great way to keep your look fresh is to invest in an electric trim,er. Use it to trim your sideburns and the back of your neck.

It may be tricky at first, but a little work with two mirrors – or a helpful girlfriend or buddy – goes a long way.

If you find a barber you like, stick with them, and go as often as you can afford.

Summary

The best defense against bad hair days is consistent and diligent maintenance. We know you can’t always be on top of things, and when that happens use these simple tips to clean up your look and get your hair looking its best.

  • If you can’t shower for whatever reason, look into dry shampoo’s, or just comb some baby powder into your hair to soak up grease and odor.
  • Limit the amount of product you use and don’t rely on it to make your unruly hair submit. A great product for styling? KY, of all things.
  • Keep it trimmed. Get your hair trimmed as often as you can afford, and if you feel up to it, use electric clippers to keep your sideburns and the back of your neck looking clean.

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Erik Adler

Erik Adler

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Erik Adler is the Editorial Director for Alpha Brand Media. An avid cyclist, when he's not working he can be found restoring vintage bikes for his collection. Proud Estonian. Not so proud Ticats fan.
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  1. All good and well, but haven’t numerous dermatological studies shown, that washing your hair every day robs the scalp of creating the natural oil the skin direly needs to stay healthy – not speaking of heightening the chances of dandruffs.

    • Yes, but showering everyday is a good hygienic practice, which is why we say try shampooing your hair every-other day. Ultimately it depends on the length of one’s hair & unique oil production rate.

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