1. Make sure your hair is healthy. If you experience split ends or frizzy hair you simply need to take better care of it. Make sure you visit your hairstylist to get an expert opinion on your shampoo and treatment.
2. Use leave-in conditioner to reduce weight.
3. Completely dry your hair before you start ironing or curling it as this reduces the risk of damaging it.
4. If you complete your hair-do wet, make sure to apply a hair shine spray to manage it.
5. iron or curl wet hair is more difficult to handle. Combing wet hair can be more stressful on the hair and it may cause more damage.
6. Don’t brush your hair too much as it can cause it to break.
7. Use anti-frizz serum to manage it when you add styling products.
8. Visit the salon for deep conditioning treatment as deep conditioning makes the hair more fragile and it may break more easily.
9. Use iron-based styling products rather than silicone-based for a healthier mane.
10. While using a blow-dryer, make sure to direct the airflow down the hair to prevent heat damage.
11. Block the heat with your hand when using a dryer as your hand retains heat.
12. Use oil-based styling products to keep your hair straight. There are several types of oil – choose the one that is right for your hair. Olive oil, jojoba oil, mira oil, coconut oil and sesame oil are good for men’s hair.
13. Apply a heat-protectant leave-in conditioner to protect it against drying, splitting and breakage.
14. Trim your hair every 6-8 weeks for normal wear and tear.
15. Keep a hair oil journal to capture the trends and secrets that works for your hair.
16. Use professional hair care products formulated for men to care for your hair. Just because a product is marketed for men doesn’t mean it will work for you.
17. When you wash your hair, make sure to condition it as soon as possible. This will ensure that the hair has no time to dry out and will be easier to comb.
18. For extra shine, apply a silicone based shine spray to the hair.
19. Use pomade or a styling mousse to style rather than blow drying and curling.
20. Don’t brush too much as this can make your hair greasy.
21. Avoid using elastic hair bands as they can damage hair.
22. Eat foods that are high in protein, iron and omega-3 fatty acids.
23. Iron deficiency can be a cause for slow hair growth. Women who are iron deficient tend to have thin or lackluster locks.
24. Use biotin and prenatal pills as these two vitamins are known to promote healthy hair growth.
25. Always use a clean comb, preferably auto-tone, to get tangles out of your hair.
26. There are various hair care products on the market today that can be used to style your hair. They are mostly chemical-free but I still think they are better than using heated tools.
27. Don’t blow dry your hair when it is wet as it will cost your hair major time. Use a towel and dry it a bit, then finish drying it by air-drying.
28. Hair is most fragile when wet. It is also the first part of your hair that gets damaged by heat styling. Use a wide-toothed comb to detangle it before you blow dry it.
29. A shine serum is useful to have throughout the year. It can be used in the winter when you are homesick for shine.
30. Use baby wipes to get rid of flakes.
31. Use a hair spray with shine in it, for that frizz-wave look.
32. Applying hair mousse on wet hair can cause it to freeze and break.
33. Do not brush your hair too much. Too much friction will cause it to break.
34. Work with small hair sections. You will get better and quicker results with this.
35. The cut of your hair is important too. Work with the lowest level of tension. If you use a high tension hair cut, you will get stiff hair with each twist. The same thing goes for the scalp. If you use a low tension scalp cut, you will need to tug on your hair to get it straight.
36. Dandruff is a must. Cleanliness and hair care are part of a good lifestyle.
37. Use vinegar – it helps to get rid of the flaky stuff. Apply the juice and the salt or sugar with two drops each.