I feel like everyone’s under this assumption that men who have long hair don’t have to take care of it. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, men may need to take much more care of their hair than women. It’s all about how much you want your hair to glow (not all guys care about having gorgeous hair) and how you treat your hair already.
For instance, do you routinely wear hats? Doing so can actually cause lasting damage to the roots of your hair, and distort the way your hair grows and falls on your head. This damage can be permanent, so try to minimize hats to maybe once a week or so. This may not be a problem for everyone, but I’m gonna assume the next point is.
How do you dry your hair? 95 percent of guys dry it off with a towel and rub until there’s virtually no moisture left. If this is you, please stop now. Your hair will thank you for it, especially if you wear it long. Think about what you’re actually doing to your hair; rubbing and squeezing essentially rip it apart. Pat dry, or perhaps even use a blow dryer if your hair is extra long or thick.
Next, we need to focus on how you treat your hair when it’s dry. First, invest in some reliable leave-in conditioner. The right kind will help your hair fend off sun damage and leave your hair looking silky, shiny, and smooth. Regardless of your budget, even the slightest amount of leave-in conditioner will do your hair good. If you’re not really into splurging, try out Herbal Essences’ “None of Your Frizzness Smoothing Leave-In Crème.” You can find it for ~$5. Just apply when your hair’s wet, and this will ensure that you can go anywhere with gorgeous hair. If you’re willing to invest a little more, try out Bumble and Bumble’s Leave-In (Rinse Out) Conditioner – this product is universally recognized as one of the best out there, and at only ~$25 a bottle, it will be a worthy investment.
Lastly, don’t forget to trim! Even if you’re intent on growing it out to twelve inches, you must trim regularly. I can’t even believe how many guys I see out there who forget this crucial part. It’s more important for you than guys with short hair, and perhaps even women, because women’s hair is usually cut to withstand some shag. Long men’s hair isn’t cut this way – trim it up, and you can still grow it out, but with some class!
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