he hair industry continues to grow in leaps and bounds. Daily television ads, blogs, articles, etc. all claim to offer products that promote “healthy hair.” However, the reality is that hair is not alive, so it cannot technically be healthy. The more accurate term would be “preservation.” Regular maintenance is required to preserve the hair’s shine, strength, and elasticity. Some shampoos claim to repair extensive hair damage, but they simply cannot. The following are the best hair care tips for men:

Use Proper Hair Drying Methods

Despite the fact that some hair products promise to work wonders on your hair, none of them can actually repair damaged hair. Hair plays a big role in the grooming process for men. Proper maintenance is the key to healing the scalp, enabling replacement hair to thrive and look its best. Towel drying your hair is a primary cause of damage to men’s hair. The more you rub your hair when it is wet, the weaker it becomes.

Rubbing hair with a towel when it is wet causes it to tangle and stretch, which leads to cuticle damage. Additionally, it creates split ends. To minimize the damage, shake out the excess water and pat your hair dry with soft, cotton material.

Avoid Regular Blow-Drying

Regular blow-drying is another leading source of hair damage. If time is an issue and you really need to blow dry, then follow this set of guidelines. Applying a thermal styling spray is the first step, as it detangles the hair and makes it easier to comb. Furthermore, it protects against heat damage. Always hold your blow dryer 6-10 inches away from your scalp and move it briskly from one side to the other. It is best to leave your hair slightly wet and allow the last few minutes of drying to occur naturally.

Beware of Pool Water

Pool water contains chlorine, which can cause significant damage to your hair. To minimize the damage, always wet your hair with tap water before entering the pool. This will reduce the absorption of chlorine. Hair stylists also recommend carrying a spray bottle filled with water and a conditioner. The conditioner helps to avoid discoloration caused by pool water chlorine.

Control Frizzy Hair

Although some hair is naturally frizzy, lack of enough protein and moisture can also be a contributor. A good moisturizing conditioner will help you control frizz.

Eat a Balanced Diet

Like the rest of your body, hair appearance is affected by food and water intake. A proper diet and sufficient water consumption will promote the growth of healthy hair. A balanced diet provides the right mixture of nutrients and vitamins that aid scalp repair and promote faster hair growth. Getting plenty of sleep also relaxes your scalp and the result is shiny, strong, and healthy looking hair.

Maintaining hair does not have to be a tedious process. Get into good habits and your reward will be healthy and shiny hair.