Beautiful hair has no gender. Yes, we are looking at you, men. The term hair care is most often only referred to when talking about women’s hair, and it is high time we broke those stereotypes.
Haircare for men is not a much-talked-about topic. However, there is a notion that taking care of your hair and having a routine is not a “manly” thing. This thought process leads to men making mistakes when taking care of their hair due to a lack of information.
Here’s to changing that, starting with 10 things you should stop doing immediately!
- Be mindful of the temperature of the water
You get back home from the gym or a football game all sweaty, and there’s nothing you want to do more than unwind under a steaming hot shower. We understand how therapeutic that feels, but we also can’t sit back and let you harm your hair like that.
Using hot water to wash your hair may burn your scalp and damage the scalp tissues. In addition, it strips your hair off your natural oil, leaving the hair very dry. This dryness eventually increases the chance of dandruff and the harsh temperature may also make your hair brittle and porous, leading to increased hair fall and breakage.
We hope we have listed out enough reasons for you to at least lower the temperature to lukewarm the next time you shower.
- Start being pickier
No, don’t pick random products without knowing anything about it! From picking up the first bottle that reads shampoo to using harsh setting gels without realising the damage it does to your hair, these are practices that you need to stop doing immediately.
It’s time you rethink how you pick products; don’t worry, we’ll help you out. But, first, you need to understand your hair type and accordingly pick the ones meant for you and your hair problems. With a gazillion products in the market, we understand that it can be extremely difficult to point at one product and go, “that’s the one for me”. Fortunately for you, Tru Hair has developed the 3-Factor Hair Analysis, which will easily let you know the perfect products for you. The algorithm developed by Ayurvedic doctors analyses your hair type, body type, and demography, to recommend ingredients and products best suited for your hair problems.
Another important factor to consider is the use of products with harmful chemicals. Most over-the-counter products contain harsh ingredients that cause more harm than good. When used regularly, these products change the hair texture and damage it, making it brittle and rough. Do yourself a favour and check if the product you are picking has harmful chemicals like parabens, sulphates, LLPs. We, at Tru Hair, have made it a point to use natural ingredients and create products that are free from such harmful chemicals.
- Yes, conditioning the hair after shampooing every time is a must
Most men wash their hair with shampoo and do not follow a conditioner because of the short length. However, the job of a conditioner is to keep the hair soft and hydrated, for which the length of the hair is no concern.
Irrespective of the kind of hair you have, start the practice of using a good conditioner. Many men also have the habit of washing their hair every day. So, it makes it all the more important to use a conditioner as the hair tends to become dry.
The Tru Hair Biotin Conditioner helps keep the hair silky and smooth while promoting hair growth. The Fermented Rice Conditioner is also formulated to keep the hair moisturised and silky. Make sure to choose a conditioner based on the ingredients, your hair type and hair goals.
- Not doing that little extra to improve hair health
As much as it is important to get the basic hair care right, it is equally important to give your hair that extra care now and then. Based on the kind of treatment your hair is subjected to, you need to give it some extra love. For instance, if you live in an area with high pollution levels, your hair needs extra protection. Also, if you have the habit of heat styling, you need to make up for the potential damage caused by the heat.
One of the things you can do is add hot oil treatment to your routine. Oil made with ingredients like amla, Brahmi, bringaraja, hibiscus, and more can do wonders to your hair but we understand that your busy lifestyle hardly leaves any time for you to make an oil, heat it, and apply it to the scalp. However, Tru Hair’s oil with heater is an innovative solution that’s perfect for our busy life. All you have to do is pour the Tru Hair Oil into the Heater and plug it in. In about four minutes, you will have oil heated to an optimum temperature of 65 degrees that is perfect for your scalp to absorb all the nutrients. In addition, the rare Ayurvedic ingredients in the oil also provide your hair with intense moisturisation, protection from damage, and significant hair growth.
You can also use an overnight hair mask like that of Tru Hair. It contains a blend of ingredients like Bringaraja, aloe vera, Brahmi, Onion, and more. These ingredients help strengthen the strands and smoothen the hair. Tru Hair also has the best herbal hair powder that deeply conditions the hair.
- Not knowing how to treat your hair
Do you know how much damage you cause to your hair when you vigorously rub your hair with a towel after the shower? Well, your hair is the most fragile when wet. So, in general, it is very important to be gentle with your hair.
After taking a bath, dry the hair using a microfibre cloth or a soft t-shirt. Don’t rub or comb the hair when wet. When sleeping, use a silk pillowcase as it causes less friction and is way more gentle to your hair. Mindful practices like these matter a lot when it comes to hair health.
- Skipping out scalp care
Scalp care is equally important, and it is only vital you do it the right way. The biggest mistake that men tend to do is lather the shampoo on their hair to remove dirt or oil. The truth is using more shampoo than you should can be bad for your hair and scalp too. It will only leave your scalp dry and itchy, leading to dandruff. Causing your hair more damage than you could have imagined.
Avoid this habit and use less shampoo, or try using a gentle shampoo instead. The Tru Hair Tea Tree Shampoo is specially designed to moisturise and soothe the scalp. It clears blocked pores and prevents a dry and itchy scalp. This shampoo is capable of taking care of your hair and scalp health together.
- Using too much product
Are you aiming at getting that sleek look for a party you are heading to tonight? Even then, you shouldn’t be using so much product on your hair. The product will just weigh your hair down and not do your hair any good.
Try taking a tiny amount of hair product in your palms, warm it and apply it to your hair. Only if you think you need more, repeat the process or leave your hair as it is. If you still think your hair gel or any other product you are using isn’t doing anything, it could be time to change the product.
- Using the wrong comb
Now, you wouldn’t think that a comb could make any difference, did you? The thing is there is no “one brush” for all hair types. You have to choose your combs/brushes wisely, as your choice of comb or brush can affect the volume of hair and the way it falls. For example, if you are someone with wavy hair, a rectangle, oval brush and a wide-toothed comb works just fine. Understand which kind of brush or comb works best for your hair type and stick to that.
- Watch your diet
Did you know your diet can affect your hair health? If you have done everything right, but your hair still feels the same, it’s time you take a look at your diet. You can start off by switching to a healthy diet by indulging in the right hair foods, drink sufficient water and it will show on your hair. Have a plate full of nutrients, vitamins, iron, biotin and protein, among the others. Greek yogurt, salmon, spinach, sweet potatoes, eggs, etc., are some of the superfoods for strong and healthy locks.
- Choosing the wrong hairstyle
Everyone has been there and done that! You come across a great hairstyle in a movie or while scrolling through the gram and you want it. Here’s the thing, just because it is a great hairstyle and it looks great on your favourite celebrity, doesn’t mean it will suit you too. Choose a hairstyle as per your type of hair, texture and face shape.
Once you have got that right, take care of it with the best natural hair products available. You can browse through our range of hair products and buy the hair products that are best suited for your hair and scalp health.
Keeping these simple yet important tips in mind will make a lot of difference in your hair health. One of your priorities should be choosing the right products which is a cakewalk, thanks to Tru Hair. Knowing that any and all products you choose from us are free from harmful chemicals like LLP, Parabens, and Sulphates ensures that your hair isn’t damaged. With ingredient-specific products like onion hair shampoo, biotin shampoo and conditioner, tea tree shampoo, onion oil, etc., the root cause of your hair problem can be targeted and treated right.
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