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Can’t Style Your Hair The Way You Want? Here’s Why

Avoid these mistakes and achieving a clean, dapper look will be much easier.
Can’t Style Your Hair The Way You Want? Here’s Why

Hairstyles can be a difficult thing. Even as most guys have a general idea of what sort of look they want for themselves, achieving it is a completely different story, and often the source of serious consternation.

For example, a lot of guys grow their hair out expecting to look like Jon Snow from Game of Thrones, or young hair god Timothee Chalamet, or wavy agri-influencer Nico Bolzico. But instead, most guys end up looking like a mess with a mismanaged mop.

That's because each individual head of hair is different—in texture, in thickness, in dryness and oiliness—and so requires its own haircare regimen. This means different things for different people, but for men, it also means sticking to products formulated specifically for male hair.

Conditioner, for example, is more scalp-focused when formulated for men, because it's typically more important for men than for women to apply conditioner on the scalp as well as the ends. Also, because men tend to use styling products, one round of shampooing isn't always enough—it takes a little more to wash out the slop. Failing to consider these kinds of nuances can lead to messy, hard-to-style hair. 

Here are a few more of the common mistakes men make, and why you should avoid them if you want to achieve a cleaner, more dapper look for yourself.

You’re using too much product

Substances like gel, wax, and pomade tend to seal in oils in your hair and scalp, and when not washed out properly, these products can build up and cause itching, dryness, and greasines, which in turn make your hair wild and unkempt. If you must insist on using a styling product, pick one that’s water-soluble, use it sparingly, and make sure you always wash it out thoroughly. How do you know how much product is too much? If you can’t wash it out of your hair every night with just a quick shampoo, that’s a telltale sign you’re putting too much slop on your mop.

You’re neglecting shampoo and conditioner

Getting your hair to behave itself means figuring out how often you should shampoo your hair. For some guys, that's every day; but for others, it can be every other day, or every three days. Equally important is routinely using conditioner. In fact, a damn good conditioner may just be the cornerstone of every man's haircare regimen, and the key to achieving hair god status. Make sure to select a conditioner that’s made specifically for men’s hair and scalp:

Head & Shoulders UltraMen Conditioner is precisely that kind of conditioner. Believe it or not, it's the first of its kind here in the Philippines—a conditioner for men specifically—formulated to effectively address your haircare needs. Head & Shoulders UltraMen Conditioner has the anti-dandruff properties you know and love from Head & Shoulders, and on top of that, it works to detangle your hair and make it much easier to manage. Used in tandem with Head & Shoulders UltraMen Shampoo, this breakthrough conditioner helps wash out dirt and excess styling product so you can be confident that your hair stays fresh, clean, and easy to style.

You’re drying your hair wrong

After a bath, your natural instinct to dry your hair is to rub it vigorously. This friction, however, can cause hair damage and fraying, which leads to split ends and messy hair. Get in the habit of patting and squeezing rather than rubbing, so you can dry your hair more gently. This natural drying method also allows you more control over your hair’s volume than blow-drying would.

You’re either combing too much or too little

In this work-from-home era, guys are probably combing their hair much less frequently. It’s important, though, that you do comb at least once a day if you want the kind of hair that’s well-behaved and easy to style. But as with everything else in this world, don’t overdo it. Coming or brushing too much, like vigorous towel-drying, causes friction and can damage your hair cuticles. Be gentle, but consistent—that’s enough.

 

All of these tips help you manage an otherwise unwieldy head of hair. The cornerstone of all this is definitely regular use of quality shampoo and conditioner, like Head & Shoulders UltraMen. Tame your mane effortlessly with Head & Shoulders UltraMen Conditioner,  which you can get at Lazada and Shopee.


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This article was created by Summit StoryLabs in partnership with Head & Shoulders.
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