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Hairstyle Tips For Men

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While the temptation to throw on a peak hat and call that your hairstyle is great, just taking a little more effort and finding out which styles are current and which match the shape of your face can do wonders for your image and esteem. Not to mention giving your sense of style a much needed boost.

Should a man change his hairstyle every season?

Why not? Clothes change, so does hair. Everything’s in sync. Don’t forget, though: Only go for hairstyles that suit your face and features. Just because the faux hawk is in style one season, it doesn’t mean a man with a long face should wear it.

Are there age limits for trendy hairstyles?

Age is pretty irrelevant — it’s all about the person carrying the look. There are some older accountants and some lawyers who walk around looking pretty trendy, so age has nothing to do with it. Obviously, your grandfather shouldn’t have a faux hawk, but if a 50-year-old is in retail, and it fits his style, he might be able to pull it off.

What are the biggest hairstyle mistakes men make?

The biggest mistake people make is choosing the wrong products. For example, water-based products, known as pomades, add moisture to your hair, so it’s a great product for people who have dry hair. Products that are matte (that don’t have much shine) are for people with normal hair. If you put shine on normal hair, you get a greasy look. You have to balance everything. So people with dry hair should be using a pomade to balance out their hair and make it look normal. And a guy with normal hair should be using a matte product.

Also avoid adding too much product. A product should be put on when the hair is dry — never wet. You should always use the right shampoo for your hair and, of course, condition regularly. For example, if you have fine, limp hair, don’t use a moisturizing shampoo; it’ll make it flat and stuck to your head. Instead, use a shampoo for oily and limp hair.

Source and further reading: Askmen.com

Trendy Men’s Hairstyle for Spring 2009

While us South Africans are in the throes of an icy winter the following are a couple of examples of trendy hairstyles that are expected to reach our shores by the turn of spring 2009. But for more styles, check out Adversus.

Haircare Products for Men

American Crew is a U.S. based company that specialise in men’s hair care, everything from shampoos to waxes and gels are available, and all are carefully formulated for a man’s hair. One such product that gets a lot of attention is the American Crew Fiber.

“High hold with low shine. Fiber-like, resinous product helps thicken, texturize and increase fullness to hair. Provides a strong, pliable hold with a matte finish. Lanolin: Humectant and emollient responsible for unsurpassed hold. Cetyl Palmitate: An emollient that provides a smooth after feel. Ceteareth-20: A fine conditioner and an excellent emulsifier. Beeswax: Protects against moisture loss while providing total control.”

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3 Comments

  1. Even though men with naturally curly hair may be more willing to wear it natural, there’s no need to feel as though you have to wear it that way. In fact, men with curly hair have tons of options for hairstyling and haircutting, so if you haven’t given your look an upgrade, do so now.
    The basics
    Try some of our ideas for styling your curly hair, and then check our list out below on specific hairstyles that men with curly hair can try. With all the curls, it is important to try to reduce frizz as much as possible, as well as keeping curls natural without looking too stiff. For basic wash-and-wear hair, use moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, and wash your hair every two to three days. Here are few styles at Asian Hairstyle for Men

  2. Johann Knoetze on

    Hi, please let me know if there is a gell/spray that
    I can use to give my hair more body.

    Thank you & regards
    Johann

  3. Greetings from the U.K. This is a cool blog. I’m wondering if you have any advice about staying out of the friend zone with girls? I’m really tired of girls telling me they just want to be friends. Perhaps I’m being too nice?

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