So many times it feels like men's hair styling options are limited to haircuts or some version of cornrows with little variety outside of that. Also with those styles, hair care tends to be simple and wash and go. However, for men with longer manes, hair care takes on another meaning. Luckily with a bit of understanding of maintenance routines, curls, coils, waves, twists, and longer hairstyles are easy to manage! Here are a few tips on how to maintain and keep it simple.
There is always the question of how often you should wash your hair while trying to maintain your style. The answer is, there is no universal answer because everyone’s hair texture is different and has different needs. A quick rule of thumb is potentially once or twice a week. Also, wash your hair in the following instances: (1) Your hair feels oily, (2) Your hair looks dry, (3) Your hair has dandruff, (4) Your hair smells.
Condition & Moisturize
Similar to washing, there is the concern of how often to condition one’s hair. For those with curly, coily and wavy hair, you should only wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo one per week. After cleansing, apply a deep conditioner to condition your hair from root to tip. If you want to cleanse your hair a few more times throughout the week, use conditioner to co-wash it vs. a shampoo so that you don't strip your hair of its natural oils. Co-washing your hair, which is washing your hair with conditioner only, helps to hydrate, detangle and moisturize to keep your look and style defined. The Scotch Porter Hydrate & Nourish Conditioner is a great product for conditioning and retaining moisture and is available at your local Walmart. Picking up the product you need for your hair care needs including the Scotch Porter Twist & Curl Gel Cream and Beard & Hair Conditioner Spray just got even easier. From the store to your door. Easy as 1,2,3...
The Leave-In Beard & Hair Conditioner Spray is perfect for curls, coils, waves and twists and ideal for dry and coarse hair. Using the conditioner spray adds weightless moisture and all-day silky softness. This is ideal for non-wash days, adding moisture before sealing the hair with Hair Balm and/ Serum. To really help define and maintain the style you're looking for, Scotch Porter's Twist & Curl Gel Cream holds, defines, and adds intense moisturization to curls, coils and waves with a gel cream formula featuring Moringa Oil. It easily washes out and won't leave a flaky residue like other gels or creams.
Your hair is a powerful representation of you. The style you desire is the product of time, dedication and care. So, invest in the products and procedures that give the best results. Fortunately, social media is your friend as there are a wide array of natural hair pros sharing their tips and methods. Check out Dawan Pearson aka Curly Guy who’s got a dope collection of videos to add new styles to your repertoire.
Society is opening up it's thinking as to what "clean cut" really represents. With that comes more room for style and creativity in all facets of life. Embrace the freedom to truly let your hair down.Written: By Marc Kelly