We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, your hair a super important part of how you look and come across.
Even so, it’s rarely given the attention it deserves. We get it – you’ve got a lot going on and giving your hair more time (and financial resources) may not be the most appealing prospect.
But it doesn’t have to be a chore. There’s a few things a lot of men are doing that can be easily fixed and will make all the difference.
Don’t force the long hair look
Just because all the ladies are going wild for Jason Momoa in Aquaman and all the guys on Game of Thrones all have them, doesn’t mean you should try and emulate the long, luscious locks look. While they make it look easy - there’s no time for proper grooming when you’re fighting White Walkers - the reality is styling and cleaning long hair is a lot more difficult and time-consuming. So if you’re not wanting to spend hours on your hair every day, avoid long hair.
Then there’s the hard truth: around two-thirds of men experience male patterned baldness, and trying to rock long hair while you’re going a bit thinner in places isn’t a great look. Don’t pretend you’ve got a head of hair like Jared Leto and hope for the best - your hair will end up looking thinner and any balding will be more noticeable.
You’re best to work with what you’ve got and be honest about what style will be best. Whether you opt for a cool short style or even shave it all off, it’s better to embrace who you are.
Hold back on the product
You’ve all seen it before, those guys that use use WAY too much product. Not only does it look amateurish and pretty crazy, with hair drenched in gel or waxed into a super unnatural state, but it’s super uncomfortable and unhealthy for your head.
With product, the old adage ‘less is more’ is definitely true. It’s easy to do it right - just take a small amount of product, rub it through your hands, distribute it evenly through your hair and then style. You can add more if needed. Just don’t let it clump, or it’ll look greasy and dirty.
Our Specter Pomade and Walker Fiber (depending on what’s right for you) will give you a good hold and let you style your hair how you want it. The hold will last all day while still looking healthy - and never greasy. Plus it’s got natural ingredients and will help to promote a healthier hair and scalp.
Change is your friend
Fashion is always changing. You’re not wearing the same clothes you did in the early 2000s, and your hairstyle shouldn’t be stuck in the past either. Your hair plays a key part in your whole look, so you need to be keeping up with the times. If you’re dressing like a man, but still styling your hair like you did in high school, maybe it’s time for a change.
That said, make sure you go with a style that suits your hair type. Just because something looks cool on David Beckham or Ryan Gosling doesn’t necessarily mean it’ll have the same effect on you. Instead, have a couple of styles in mind, then have a chat to your barber about what will work with your hair.
Avoid two-in-one shampoo conditioner
Two-in-one shampoos and conditioners. Sounds like a good idea, right? Two birds with one stone, and all that. Well, in this case, it’s too good to be true.
Shampooing and conditioning are actually very different processes (and should actually be thought of quite separately). The former opens up your hair cuticles to release build-up from product and dirt, while the latter closes up the cuticles to put moisture back into the hair shaft to rehydrate and replenish. Anything that tries to do both these things at once isn’t doing a proper job.
It’s well worth investing in products that will do what they’re supposed to. Our Hunter Shampoo will invigorate your hair, cleaning thoroughly to leave it clean, fresh and healthy. Our Hunter Conditioner, on the other hand, will nourish and enrich your hair so it’s moisture, strengthened and protected.