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Just Because You Are A Man Does Not Mean That Your Hair Does Not Matter

Apr 9, 2008
If you are a man then that is not a reason that you do not need to take care of your appearance and that includes making sure that you look healthy and that you have good strong healthy hair. But that does not mean that you buy an expensive shampoo from the shop and hope for the best.

No, the health of your hair is very much dependant on just how healthy you are. So this will mean that you will need to take regular exercise and to make sure that your diet is free from junk food.

So, let us start with the actual process of washing your hair. What you need is a good shampoo and this is not reflected in the price or the brand name. You should try your best to use an item that is free from harsh chemicals and is ideally certified organic.

Depending on your hair type depends very much on the type of shampoo that you should be using. If you hair is greasy that clearly you need to be using a shampoo that is for oily hair and if your hair is dry then make sure you actually have a product that is suited for dry hair.

Do not use very hot water when washing your hair but lukewarm is best or if you are brave enough try using cold water. Simply apply a generous amount of shampoo and massage this into your scalp.

Do not shampoo for too long and make sure that you rinse your hair well in order to make sure that there is no residue left on the scalp.

You may also want to consider using a conditioner and these should be used after you have shampooed your hair. Again there are different conditioners for different hair types such as curly hair or even straight hair.

It is best when using a conditioner to actually leave this on the scalp for just a few minutes before you actually rinse off with clean water.

One other thing that you should be wary of is the actual drying of the hair process. Now after all that care and attention do not take a towel to your head and rub your head very hard.

This can lead to thinning of the hair and also cause a lot of hair to fall out. Simply pat your hair dry, and ideally you should allow your hair to dry naturally. You should also avoid the use of hair dryers as these are essentially damaging the hair and also the scalp of the head.

Another problem associated with hair is that of dandruff and this affects not just men but also women too. It can be a cause of great embarrassment as the white flakes essentially fall from the head and rest on your shoulders and if you are wearing dark colours then this can be very noticeable.

What you should try and do if you are suffering from dandruff is make sure that you are using the right shampoo but do not use anything that is too strong. You should also consider massaging your scalp with an oil to help condition the skin.

In most cases dandruff is a fungal infection and if you dandruff is very severe then you should visit your doctor and they will suggest something that is medicated with the aim of removing the infection.
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