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How to Maintain Healthy Hair and Scalp

hairstyles for white men How to Maintain Healthy Hair and Scalp

The average human head weighs roughly 8 lbs, but it can feel like a lot more if you’re having hair issues. Matters of styling aside, a healthy looking head of hair can make or break not only your self-esteem, but also how people perceive you. Maintaining your hair will improve not only volume, shine, and strength, but also how well it takes to being cut, styled, and controlled.

Products

Shampoo

Obviously shampoo helps to remove extra oil, dirt, skin particles, dandruff, and other environmental pollutants that build up daily. However, washing your hair everyday with shampoo strips naturally occurring oils from your scalp and roots, and causes some undue stress to your scalp.

Ultimately, if you can manage – you don’t get excessively oily results – try using shampoo every second day. If you use any styling products, washing with conditioner only will work to remove them, or you can seek out a water-based product that will rinse out with just water.

Washing your hair everyday with shampoo strips naturally occurring oils from your scalp and roots, and causes some undue stress to your scalp

Conditioner

Conditioners are an excellent way to alter the texture and appearance of your hair. You have four main choices:

  • Pack Conditioners offer thicker layers and add most volume to your hair. So if you have extra time to spend extra time in the shower, shop around at your local store for a Pack Conditioner.
  • Leave-In Conditioners are for the man who already have thick hair and want less viscious mixture and a thinner layers.
  • Standard Conditioners offer you the best of both ‘pack’ and ‘leave-in’ conditioner worlds. Just make sure to avoid purchasing ‘two in one’ shampoo conditioner products. You want to avoid daily shampoo usage; it dries out your scalp which may lead to more daily hair loss.
  • Hold Conditioners have the tendency to hold your hair in a desired shape. It provides you the function and composition similar to diluted hair gels.

Your main goal is to add more personality to your hair naturally. Conditioners help maintain the moisture levels and provide you with more volume for thicker looking hair.

Drying Your Dew

Blow Drying

You want to avoid excessive blow drying, which can dry out the hair and scalp. If you have to use an electric hair dryer, never pass mode, “medium” and remember to hold it at least 30cm away from you head. Be sure to leave your hair a little damp and let it air dry to completion.

Towel Drying

Hair is extra sensitive when wet and towel drying tends to cause your hair to knot up and snap off from the scalp resulting in a damaged cuticle and split ends. Instead, shake or squeeze out the excess water and stroke your hair in the direction it grows with your towel. Although it’s a more tedious drying process, within a few haircuts you’ll notice the difference in the way your hair looks.

Hair is extra sensitive when wet and towel drying tends to cause your hair to knot up and snap off from the scalp resulting in a damaged cuticle and split ends

Cut Your Hair

Hair dressers recommend to cut your hair every 4 to 6 weeks. Why? Well, after 6 weeks your hair begins to lose its support, shape, and refuses to cooperate with you. It’s very annoying! Chop it off before week 6! You want to look your best in any encounter, so make sure you always put your best foot forward.

Summary

Bottom line, the thousands of hair follicles on your head equal to one important first impression. You’re hair is more sensitive than you think, and it experiences a lot of damage both from the environment, and by your own hands. Using these simple tips can allow for the improved look, feel, and health of your hair.

  • Shampoo every second day.
  • Gently towel dry and try leaving your hair damp and air drying to completion.
  • Cut your hair every 4-6 weeks.
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    Sepher Cadiz
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  1. Hi Zach,

    Excellent question.
    Your best bet is to use conditioner.
    That way you’ll add more natural personality and clean out all the “Nasty.”

    Happy New Year!

    • Yeah, that would be fine. Every person is going to be different in terms of how ‘nasty’ their hair gets when not washed. Some of the most respected hair stylists in the industry push the benefits of almost never washing your hair (with shampoo, that is).

      It’s often good to attempt not washing one’s hair for a few days even, shampoo strips the scalp of essential oils, causing your body to produce a great deal more of it (hence, the ‘nasty’). If you stop using shampoo for a period of time, your bodies oil production will begin to naturalize again.

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