Men’s Hair Products and the Mistake You Make With Them

You may think you’ve nailed you hair routine but you might make making mistakes with those men’s hair products.

Having shorter hair can be a nightmare to style. You wake up with it in all kinds of directions and you have to spend your morning taming it. However, unfortunately you might be doing it all wrong. We’re here to tell you what men’s hair products you should be using and how you could be using them wrong.

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Are you over using product?

You’ll have heard the phrase ‘less is more’. When it comes to men’s hair products, that’s certainly the case. Short hair needs less products and if you’re using a good quality one you should know that. The secret to knowing when enough’s enough? The product should be completely dispersed once you’ve rubbed it between your palms. If you can still see it on your hands, you’ve used too much. If your hair feels thick and heavy, you’ve used too much. Using less will make your products last longer too…

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Make the most of your products.

There are probably almost as many men’s hair products as there are women’s ones. You could be over-purchasing or over-saturating your hair with them. Quality hair products – from pastes to oils – can be used in plenty of other ways than what’s detailed on their packaging. Try using a paste, not only as a finishing product, but also as a pre-styler when mixed with water. You could also try conditioning your hair with some beard oil if it looks a little dry. Be sure to rinse it out properly though.

Are you using men’s hair products that are water-soluble?

Petroleum-based products take about three washes to get off your hands and out of your hair. Therefore, it looks like grease more than gloss. It’s agreed that water based products are the better of the two and nowadays they aren’t hard to come by.

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Different hair needs different things.

Not all hair colours match with the products you may be using on them. Lighter hair is a lot more course than darker hair. You should be using products to suit that. Men with lighter hair (light brown/blonde/red) would suit a dry/matte finish. Whereas dark-haired men generally look better with a product that emphasises their hair’s natural shine. Be sure to get products to suit your hairs density.

Longer hair needs different styling.

Whether it needs a cut or you’ve deliberately grown it out, you cant keep styling it like it’s short. The longer the hair gets, the more susceptible it is to looking limp and lifeless. You’ll have to shampoo and condition your hair regularly – perhaps more regularly than you did when it was short. Use lighter products to style to avoid your hair getting weighed down.

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If there’s anything you need to correct, we hope you’ve picked up on it! If you enjoy articles from us telling you what you need to change you can head over and have a look at our blog on Men’s Grooming Mistakes or Facial Hair Mistakes.

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2 Responses to “Men’s Hair Products and the Mistake You Make With Them”

  1. Tiffany says:

    I think that some men also make the mistake of thinking that cheaper products are as good as more expensive products. I often hear them say something like “I’ll buy this product, is cheaper and does the same as X”. I believe that good products are famous for a reason. And when it comes to our hair, we shouldn’t try to gristle.

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your comment Tiffany! We agree, usually you do get what you pay for. Although, we think you can find a bargain here and there!

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