If you are looking for that perfect, low-effort hair style, you might be overwhelmed by all the advice that is out there. From product recommendations to daily hair routine ideas, there are a lot of different trends to follow. Our team often notices that many men don’t place importance on taking care of their hair, and we are here to change that! Everyone deserves to feel great about how their hair looks and more importantly, how much time they spend on their hair in the morning.
To save you some time and stress, we have put together five of the top hairstyling mistakes that we see men make the most. Check out the mistakes below and how you can avoid them!
1. Don’t choose the wrong hair style
It’s important that you work with your Victoria barber to choose the best hairstyle for you. You may be thinking ‘isn’t the best hairstyle just the one that looks the best?’, but the answer is not necessarily! There are two major parts of this mistake: choosing a style that doesn’t work for your hair type, and choosing a style that doesn’t fit your lifestyle. Sometimes you may love a style on someone else, but it just never looks quite right on your hair type. Choose a style based on your hair type and take your barber’s advice! Lastly, if you don’t want to spend a long time on your hair, don’t choose a style that requires a blow-dry every morning. Your stylist can help you choose a style that’s maintenance needs fit your lifestyle.
2. Don’t select products that won’t work for your hair
If you find that you aren’t achieving the look that you want, or your hair feels crunchy, greasy, or frizzy, it could be the products that you are using. Not everyone is the same, and you need to use different products depending on the needs of your hair. For example, if you have balding or thinning hair, avoid gel or pomades that will clump your hair together and reveal more of the scalp. Try using mousse or moisturizing products instead! Finally, as a general rule, never go in and add twice as much product if you don’t achieve your desired look the first time. If you feel that you need to slather on the product, this is usually a good sign that your current selection isn’t working right and you need to switch up your product choices.
3. Don’t use your products incorrectly
When styling your hair, you can always add product, but you can’t remove product once it is in there. First, start with half of the amount of product that you think you need, then heat up the product by rubbing it together between your hands (this will help it evenly distribute in your hair). Apply the product to your hair from the back of your head to the front, root to tip. Avoid using a large amount of product right at the start, otherwise you’ll have to wash your hair or use a large amount of dry shampoo before starting over.
4. Don’t go too long between haircuts
As your hair grows, it becomes susceptible to damage from brushing or heat, split ends, and dryness. The longer you go without a haircut, the more these issues present themselves and this makes it harder to manage your hair. In order to maintain your style and your hair health during long periods between trims, you may end up using more product than usual. By scheduling regular haircuts, you can achieve that fresh look to give some life back to your locks and help you avoid using more products than you need to. A good rule of thumb is to get a haircut three to four times a year.
5. Don’t forget to wash thoroughly
Are your 3-in-1 shampoo/conditioner/body washes really washing your hair properly? When you don’t use high-quality products and proper washing techniques, your hair will develop buildup which causes it to be dull and unmanageable. If you want to thoroughly cleanse your hair and keep it shiny and healthy, be sure to take at least two minutes to scrub your hair and massage your scalp with your fingertips. Not only will this cleanse the area, it will also help to stimulate your scalp – which improves blood flow and hair growth. This will also reduce greasiness in your hair and help extend the time between washes.
Having great hair doesn’t have to be a chore, and it is definitely attainable for all men. If you avoid the 5 hairstyling mistakes above, you will be well on your way to achieving the style you want with no fuss! If you are looking to change up your style or hair care routine, contact us today to chat with one of our professional team members.