Guys, your hair is mad at you.
Because you’re killing it everyday.
By making simple mistakes that lead your hair to hate you and to look bad.
It’s alright though – I’ve got the solution to all of your horrible hair mistakes.
In today’s article, I am going to go through the 7 worst hair mistakes you make and how to fix all of them.
Let’s jump in!
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Mistake #1 – Heat Damage
The biggest mistake men make with their hair is showering with water that is too hot. I know what you’re thinking, “A hot shower feels so great.”
I am not saying you need to have a cold shower; you just need to control the temperature of your shower. 100 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) is the sweet spot for showers. This will give you a nice warm shower without causing any harm to your hair or scalp.
Extremely hot water will strip you hair of its natural oils or sebum which will leave your hair feeling dry and brittle. Hot water has all been linked to expedite hair loss and grey hair by weakening your hair roots.
“Hot water drives out the scalp skin and promotes flaky conditions like dandruff,” says Dr. Soman Yadav, a medical director at JUVERNE. “It also promotes rebound oiliness of the scalp.”
It’s also important to be careful when using a hair dryer as well. Most of the “hot” settings on hair dryers are far too hot for your hair.
Opt for using the warm or cool option (100-140 degrees Fahrenheit) and always keep the hair dryer moving. By keeping the hair dryer moving, you will reduce your hair from being damaged as well as dry your hair quicker.
Mistake #2 – Not Conditioning Your Hair
Guys, it’s time to start conditioning your hair. If you haven’t what are you waiting for?
Oh it’s “girly.” Well I guess you don’t like “girly” girls to run their hands through your hair then, huh?
That’s what I thought. There’s nothing “girly” about conditioning your hair. It is a critical step every time you clean your hair to help keep your hair looking and feeling healthy.
You need to re-hydrate your hair and supply it with nutrients to keep it strong and healthy. If you only use shampoo and skip the conditioner you will be left with hair that is frizzy, dried out, and brittle.
Now you need to make sure you are using the right water temperatures to get the most out of your conditioner. You should use cool water (70 degrees Fahrenheit or cooler) to rinse out the conditioner.
Dr. Abraham Armani, M.D., a board-certified hair transplant surgeon states that this trick is based on the anatomy of the hair shaft. He states that the cuticle is the outermost part of the hair and resembles the shingles on a roof. These “shingles” will open and close depending on the temperature of the water you use to wash your hair.
The warm water you shower with helps to open your hair cuticles and allows the shampoo to clean them out. It also helps a conditioner to moisturize these cuticles much like a skin moisturizer.
Mistake #3 – Picking The Wrong Hairstyle for Your Hair Type
I get it – you see a celebrity, and you love their hair style. So you try to replicate the look. But it never turns out quite right…
You have to understand your hair type and what styles are best for it. Hair types come in two main categories – straight & curly and subcategories that you can see below.
Now that you know your hair-type, let’s try to find a hairstyle that will fit it well. Below are a few options for different hair-types but this is just the surface.
- Thin Straight Hair: try a short quiff, undercut, side swept, short and tousled, hard part or subtle spikes.
- Thick Straight Hair: go with the pompadour, quiff, slick back, side part or textured crop.
- Wavy Hair: sport a textured fade, side part, slicked back, high and tight, or tousled waves.
- Coiled Hair: rock the hockey cut, high and tight with curls on the top, beach curls, fringe, or side part.
- Kinky Hair: buzz cut, high top fade, short afro, long afro.
Find a style you like the most that fits with your hair-type and rock it with pride. Be careful to not get stuck with the same haircut forever. Variety is the spice of life. “Spice” up your hair style.
Mistake #4 Not Using the Correct Styling Products
In a world with thousands of styling products with different claims, it can be hard to find the correct styling product for you. I’ll make it easy for you:
The type of hair you have plays a big part in choosing what type of product to use.
If you have thin hair, you want a lighter product like a gel or cream that won’t weigh down your hair. A heavy product like a pomade can make your hair look even thinner!
Let’s say you have thick straight hair or curly hair, you need a stronger hold product like a pomade, clay or putty.
Remember, high shine products are good for a formal, “Don Draper” look, while low shine is better for a more casual style.
Don’t be afraid to try many different products until you find the one that you are happiest with!
Mistake #5 Using Too Much Product
Odds are you’re using too much product.
Many guys glob a bunch of gel into their hair and think they are doing fine. But they are actually wasting money and weighing down their hair by using too much product.
How much product should you use? Shorter hair (shaved – 2 inches) use a nickel-sized amount of product.Medium length hair (2 inches- 5 inches) use a quarter-sized amount. Long hair (5 inches and up) use two quarter-sized amounts or more.
If you are using the recommended amount of product and still don’t have enough control over your hair, it may be time to switch to a product with stronger hold.
To emulsify, put your product in your hands and rub them together to warm it until you can’t see the product on your hands anymore. Then gently run your hands through your hair until you have spread the product evenly.
Also don’t apply your product to your hair when it is sopping wet. Excess moisture will prevent the product from coating your hair properly. Your hair should be slightly damp, not soaking wet.
Mistake #6 – Not Knowing Your Brushes
All you need is one hairbrush or comb to get whatever style you want right?
The shape of the brush and the number of bristles can have a dramatic effect on the volume of your hair, the way it lays, and the perceived thickness. Even combs can create very different looks depending on the thickness of the tines (bristles).
The infographic above does a great job of showing you all of your options. Some hair-types have more options of brushes and combs than other. Again, don’t be afraid to try out more brushes and combs than the standard ones you can find at the local drug store.
Want to learn more about how to comb your hair correctly? Click here to check out my ultimate guide on combing your hair correctly.
Mistake #7 Being Too Rough with Your Hair
You need to be gentle with your hair, especially when it is wet. Many men basically beat up their hair with a towel to dry it. This is horrible for your hair!
I understand; you’re in a hurry and want to get your hair dry so you can finish everything else in your morning bathroom routine. Trust me, it’s not worth it.
Being too forceful with a towel can “rough” up the cuticle (outer layer of the hair) causing it to look frizzy or fluffy.
It can also leave your scalp irritated and itchy. If you suffer from hair loss, it can actually speed up the process and lead to your hair looking thinner.
The correct technique is to gently pat your head dry, take your time. Another great technique is to utilize a hair dryer. As mentioned before, keep the hair dyer on the cooler setting to not damage your hair. If all else fails, gently pat dry your hair and let the air do the rest of it.
Horrible Hair Mistakes – Summary
Good job – you’ve taken the first steps to making your hair hate you a little less.
Fixing all 7 of these horrible hair mistakes will make your hair look and feel better and others around you will notice!
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