Our hair is an essential part of our looks. No matter you wear your hair short or long, it is crucial to take good care of it in order to have healthy hair for a long time. While women typically invest a lot of time daily in their hair, men often have less difficulty keeping their hair clean and tidy on a daily basis.
However, playing down the importance of hair care in men will bring about different hair disorders. Hair loss, premature hair graying, split ends and dandruff are some of the most common problems men have with their hair.
Although hair disorders in many people are to a large extent, genetic and people have little control over them, there are still many things you can do to maintain the health and strength of your hair. For those who have already lost a great deal of hair – enough to be called bald – the only solution is a hair transplant procedure.
Although it may be an expensive solution in many countries, you can get one in another country at a much more affordable price. For example, having a hair transplant in Iran for men and women does not cost you more than $1500, inclusive of all your travel costs.
However, we hope that you still have your hair in place. But if you don’t take care of it now, you might see them get lost sooner or later. Below you can find best hair care tips for you who want to care more about your hair and appearance.
1. Follow a healthy lifestyle
The health of your hair is usually a direct reflection of your overall health. As the foundation of your hair, hair follicles need a healthy scalp in order to grow strong and healthy hair strands. Like other parts of your body, your scalp needs vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Eat healthily, sleep well, exercise, and keep your body hydrated to have a healthy scalp. A diet rich in vegetables and fruits is vital to healthy hair. Try to keep stress away as it is poison for your scalp.
2. Avoid chemicals
Frequent uses of hair products that contain chemicals can damage your hair. Most gels, waxes, hairsprays, and other hair styling stuff affect the health of your hair, especially if they are applied to the hair in large amounts on a daily basis.
There are organic natural hair styling products you can use instead. Repeated chemical treatments of hair coloring and bleaching also might damage your hair. It’s recommended to get these treatments done by a professional hair colorist rather than do it at home.
3. Be gentle with wet hair
Everybody knows that brushing wet hair is much easier than dry hair, but we recommend that you think twice before picking up the brush and harshly running it through your hair. Wet hair is very susceptible to damage and breaking. When combing through your wet hair, use a wide-toothed comb and be extra gentle.
Similarly, towel drying is a big cause of damage to hair. Aggressively rubbing wet hair with a towel does damage to the outer layer of the hair called ‘cuticle’. When towel drying, do it gently and in the direction of the hair growth rather than against it. Try to shake off as much excess water as possible before towel drying so that your hair would get dried with less effort.
4. Avoid too much hot water
Taking hot shower frequently causes your hair to lose strength in the long run. Your scalp has glands producing oil that is essential for healthy scalp and hair and too often washing of hair with hot water strip this oil from the scalp, leaving it dry and itchy.
If you need to take shower every day, you can occasionally use cold water. Besides, if you have dry hair you don’t need to wash your hair every time you take a shower; make it every third day.
5. Trim your hair regularly
Split ends or Trichoptilosis is a hair disorder that that can’t be corrected once it happens. The only way to get rid of split ends is to get your hair regularly trimmed, at least every six weeks (you can read more about trichoptolosis here)
6. Avoid using hairstyling tools too often
Split ends are often caused by dry hair and heat. Overusing grooming tools such as blow dryers, curling rods, crimping irons and straightening irons, cause your hairs to lose strength and fray at the ends.
7. Take dandruffs seriously
The white flakes on your scalp aren’t just embarrassing you by falling on your shoulders. They are a sign of unhealthy scalp and you cannot expect healthy hair grow from an unhealthy scalp. Using a shampoo containing anti-dandruff agents such as zinc pyrithione or ketoconazole might help. Enough intake of Omega-3 fatty acid may also be effective in curing dry skin and dandruffs.
8. Don’t insist on hairstyles that damage hair
Certain hairstyles are cruel to your hair. The likes of ponytails, man buns, and cornrows put a lot of pressure on the follicles and in the long run cause hairs to fall out. These hairstyles, which involves pulling back the hair, often result in a receding hairline.
If your forehead has got too big because of receding hairline, you still can get it lowered through a hair transplant or a surgical procedure. A look at the cost of forehead reduction in Iran, as a great cosmetic surgery destination, will show you even if your hairline has gone back a lot, you can restore it at a decent price.
Read Next: How Does Men and Women’s Hair Loss Differ?
9. Scalp massage
This one is probably the most favorite of all. Scalp massage both gives you a great pleasure and helps increase blood flow in the scalp as well as relax tense scalp muscles. Treat yourself to a scalp massage once in a while and enjoy all the benefits at once.