A guide to men’s haircare

When you think of men’s haircare, the first thing that may come to mind is a 3-in-1 body wash, shampoo, and conditioner. Although this is ideal for some, it’s not for everyone. Some men like to take pride in their hair and treat it with various products to give them the hair they desire. Whether they want that natural shine or to keep those ends healthy, there are plenty of products out there for men to use. 

Here’s a simple guide of what to use and when to use it:

Washing your hair 

Washing your hair is pretty simple. All you really need is shampoo, conditioner, and the occasional hair mask. Shampoo washes your hair, removing any dirt build up, dead skin and even any product you have used in your hair the day or two previously. Conditioning your hair locks in healthy, natural oils and helps your hair maintain its strength. Hair masks can be used once a week, or even every fortnight, to give your hair an injection of richness. If you like to dye your hair, whether that be with highlights or an all-over look, you can get specific shampoos and conditioners to enhance the colour.

Styling your hair

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Here’s where you get to have a lot of fun with your hair. With so many haircare products for men to choose from, you can really style your hair any which way you want. Hairspray and gel are the most common products used when it comes to styling hair because they help the hair hold a particular shape. From a side parting to a mohawk, you can really achieve any look with some gel and decent hairspray. To go a step further, you could even include a body builder, making your hair appear more volumized, or even a pomade which improves the shine of your hair. It’s all down to personal preference and the styles you like. If unsure on what styles will suit you, ask your local barber or hairdresser for their advice. They’ll be able to help choose some new styles based on your hair length, colour and even your face shape.

Hair treatments

Depending on what kind of hair you have, you may want to treat it in different ways. As said previously, you can use hair masks to help your hair feel nourished and healthy, but that’s not all you can use. Revitalising serums are very popular nowadays and can be used for various reasons. If you find you hair is thinning or perhaps, you’re suffering from hair loss, the Goldwell Kerasilk Revitalize Redensifying Serum might be the serum for you. This can slow down the process of thinning hair and rejuvenate the hair and scalp. This is a treatment you would apply to wet hair after you’ve just washed it with your shampoo and conditioner. Pattern hair loss is common in men and quite often, men lose confidence when they start to lose their hair. So, if there’s something that can help that issue and help bring back someone’s confidence, it’s worth it. There are also plenty of other products to choose from too, it just depends on what needs you have. 


Sometimes, it can be a little overwhelming when it comes to choosing the right haircare products but by understanding your needs and a doing a little research, there’s a product out there for everyone. Of course, everyone has different needs and if the decision process is too tough, visit the barber or hairdresser and ask for their opinions. They may be able to point you in the right direction of what you’re looking for. Good luck! 

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