A few years ago my hair looks like crap I had no idea what to do with it, I didn’t know what products to use, how to style it, or what to ask for at the barbershop, but, I found the upgrade button, it wasn’t easy but I spent the last few years learning everything there to know about hair, and I have to say it was worth every minute, but you don’t need to have to go through the same thing or to make the same mistakes I did, I only found out how to have nice hair when I was like 26 years old, so in this article, I have a list of the top 5 mistakes that guys make with their hair and how to fix them.
1. Having the same hairstyle for years wearing.
I know so many friends of mine who have had the same exact hairstyle since they were 16, your face changed your bones are different you grew a beard but your hairstyle is still the same exact thing! that makes no sense.
It’s time to change it out, what I would recommend is stop being so scared of a little change and try something new.
Who cares if it doesn’t look good the first time around let it grow back, try something new the second time and then the third time who cares hair grows back, so you’d be fine either way, you can go short, you can get a fade, you can get your hair colored, it really doesn’t matter a little change is always good.
2. Using the wrong products
I see way too many guys using the wrong products, and I was definitely guilty of this one, I had no idea what clay was or pomade, or the difference between them, I just used gel every day of my life, a lots and lots of very cheap joke, well not anymore, now I know what type of hair I have.
I know I need a clay I need a heavy hold clay, with a low shine that’s going to hold my hair, up all day long and you also need to look for the right product for your hair, for a product that’s not going to make your hairstyle fall flat halfway through the day.
3. Not finding hairstyle photos online to show your barber
How do you expect your barber to know what you want, it is so hard to verbalize that, right? there are so many dope hairstyle photos online, take some time to look them up and bring them on your phone when you go to get your hair cut, it’s going to make his life so much easier and you’re going to get a better haircut, so it’s a win-win.
Check Instagram look for the hashtag men’s hair hashtag, men’s hairstyle, there are literally millions of photos out there, I know not a lot of guys use Pinterest but this is actually a good reason to start using, go on Pinterest type in men’s hairstyle and trust me, you’re going to get thousands of really dope hairstyle photos, bring that to your barber he’s going to be super happy that you’re making his life easier.
4. Being stubborn
A lot of guys are just stubborn, like too stubborn to try any treatments like a hair mask, or a Brazilian blowouts, and I know it’s true because I didn’t do any of that for years, I thought it was for girls, that’s the truth, (why the hell would I need a hair mask I’m a guy but let me tell you, girls do it for a reason, your hair is going to be completely changed once you start taking care of it, start doing weekly mats, you can use coconut oil, avocado mask, or a mask that you buy at a salon or Amazon, who cares just make sure you try a few until you figure out which one works the best for your hairstyle.
I’m a huge fan of the coconut oil masks, it makes my hair feels so nice, it’s good for my dry scalp and it makes my hair even look better, and the Brazilian Blowout that thing is like magic, I just feel so good feel so different when you get it done it takes away all the frizz, it takes away all the stubborn curls and the waves and it makes my hair so damn soft.
I’ve done them every four months for the past couple of years and it’s a game-changer like your life is actually going to change if you’re on the fence, just try it you’re not going to regret it.
5. Applying way too product
Alright, so you got the right product you got everything else but one of the biggest mistakes that I see guys making is applying way too much of it you don’t need all of that product, the more products you use the heavier your hair is going to get, so you need to apply just the right amount that’s not going to weigh your hair down use very little and if for some reason you feel like you didn’t put enough in then you can always add more, but if you put too much in the first time around and unfortunately you have to start from scratch, you have to wash your hair, you have to dry it again nobody wants that so go easy small scoops to start and then add more if needed and this is for every product.
Hair is one of the most things in men’s style so make sure to take good care of it and avoid these 5 mistakes.