Ever notice how most hair care products, ads and articles focus on women? Perhaps it’s because women do most of the shopping? Or maybe because woman, more than men, use these type of products frequently. But the reality of it is, men need to take care of their hair also.
Chris Sherwood, a professional freelance journalist who specializes in health and fitness, admits that while most men don’t like to spend money or time on their hair, the payoff is worth it. “Taking a few extra minutes of your day, and spending a few more dollars a month, can go a long way for your hair,” he says. “This extra effort will not only make your hair look great, but it can also head off common hair problems for men, including dandruff and hair loss.”
The solution can be as simple as using a quality shampoo and conditioner. Mane ‘n Tail offers a Gentle Clarifying Shampoo that is great for everyday use. It effectively removes petrolatum, grease, pomades, waxes and other hard to remove styling products while reducing incidence of flaking and itchy scalp. “Everyone should use a clarifying shampoo once a week,” writes Daniel Billett, About.com’s Guide to Men’s Fashion & Grooming. “You will notice the difference. Your hair will be easier to manage and won’t look dull and lifeless.”
But what conditioner? Is it a product just for women, who tend to have longer tresses and hair that is more damaged from coloring, blow drying and styling? Sherwood points out that the American Academy of Dermatology suggests men also use conditioner after every shampoo. “Conditioners helps strengthen hair strands, provide shine and also reduce the presence of static electricity in the hair,” writes Sherwood. For this, try Mane ‘n Tail’s Gentle Replenishing Conditioner, a weightless conditioner that provides essential vitamins and proteins for a healthier scalp and refreshed hair. If your scalp is itching or if you have dandruff, both common problems for men, use Mane ‘n Tail’s Daily Control Anti-Dandruff Conditioner. It contains Pyrithione Zinc to help soothe and relieve itching and flaking.
As with any routine involving your personal care, watch your diet. Craig the Barber, CEO of the Grooming Concierge, and owner of TheMensRoom.com, writes on MensHealth.com that an unbalanced diet can “weaken hair follicles because your body is not getting the appropriate volume of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.” He advises his readers to include vegetables, fish, and white meat in their diets, which will help “strengthen and promote growth of your hair follicles.”
Male or female, we all want to feel good and look good. So remember to eat right, exercise and maintain healthy hair with our whole line of Mane ‘n Tail products!