When asked about that one thing that unites humanity, universally, the answer shall be obvious - great hair. However, achieving it can be a daily struggle. Let's just shut our ears to when people say - "Good hair days feel few and far between; it’s easy to settle for just okay." Well, fellow men, we don’t have to.
In all these years of being your guide, we at Bella Vita Organic, have realised that the goal of most men is to spend as little time in the bathroom as possible. That’s precisely why you also tend to cut your hair shorter. Lesser the hair means lower the maintenance, right? But, let us just introduce you to the resulting pitfalls - the tenants of good hair apply no matter how long your hair is, what texture it is, or how much you have. Post the reality check, let's switch to the brighter-side-mode! Achieving great hair does not require a lot of effort, either, as long as you have your basics in place. Here are some of the best hair care tips for all men on the lookout:
1. Don't Wash Your Hair Everyday
As you might just think you’re getting extra clean by washing your hair every day, let us clarify that it's merely a myth. Opposite to what you believe, you could be doing more harm to your hair than good. If you end up over-shampooing, you’re likely to stripping away oils and nourishment from your scalp. Those natural oils are the best thing to keep your scalp well-hydrated. Even someone with short hair on, shouldn’t shampoo every day, but it’s especially important the longer your hair is. Three to four times a week is best!
Additionally, whenever it's time to wash your hair, ensure to use a gentle, sulfate-free all-natural shampoo formulation that does not strip away too many of those natural oils that protect and hydrate your hair. Moreover, also do not forget to take care of your scalp to benefit the health of your hair (and help keep it around, if thinning is a concern). The first step is to give yourself a scalp massage whenever you shampoo. Use your fingers and nails to exfoliate your scalp gently. It will help you get rid of dead skin cells and buildup at the roots, plus it always feels relaxing.
2. Evaluate Your Hair Type
It is essential indeed to learn about what hair type you have - straight, thin, curly, dry - and buying shampoo or a hair masque designed for it can make the desired difference. Believe us when we say it’s not just about effective marketing; these shampoos or masques contain specific ingredients that certain hair types benefit from in general. For instance, curly hair needs a formulation with extra moisturising ingredients, whereas, on the other hand, formulae for thin hair will contain ingredients to help volumise.
3. Always Condition After You Shampoo Your Hair
We all want to save time in the shower, but washing your hair without conditioning afterwards can cause severe damage in the long run. Of course, unless it is a conditioning shampoo. However, if your hair type is super dry, you will have to use an additional source of nourishment like a hair masque.
Conditioners get formulated with the intent to restore moisture and essential oils that even sulfate-free shampoos can get rid of. If you have short hair, you should always use a conditioner after shampooing to keep hair healthy, but it’s especially important for long hair. For a matter of fact, even on days when you’re not washing your hair, conditioning them is super important. For anything longer than three inches, you should condition your hair every day, whether you shampoo or not.
4. Oil Your Hair For Hydration & Extra Moisture
Use a lightweight hair oil after you shower. This practice will help lock in moisture and is especially crucial for curly, coarse, and textured hair too. We recommend you to apply Bella Vita Organic Coffee Onion Herbs Ayurvedic Hair Oil to accelerate hair growth, repair and reduce hair fall, dryness, dullness and frizz. It is lightweight and won’t make hair look greasy and also won’t build up on the scalp.
5. Be Gentle While You Towel Dry Your Hair
Drying your hair with a towel, aggressively can do more damage than good, especially if you already have voluminous hair. You should blot your hair with the towel only and not rub with vigour. Being too rough can make curly or wavy hair frizzy and decrease the volume on all hair types, especially thinning hair.