7 Healthy Hair Tips For Men

In a modern society where so much emphasis is placed on appearances, everyone wants to have great hair. For men, having a healthy head of hair takes effort, although not as complex or as detailed as some women’s hair care routines can be. Here, we have a list of simple expert tips that every man can apply to keep their hair looking full and healthy without going overboard.


1. Address Hair Loss And Balding

To have healthy hair, you need to protect it from thinning and balding. Start by establishing what the underlying condition is so you can treat it appropriately. Hormones, genetics, age, and medical conditions are the main reasons that cause hair loss and balding in men. If a full head would significantly improve your quality of life, address hair loss issues at the earliest time possible by using either natural remedies or over-the-counter hair loss treatment prescriptions.

2. Shampoo Your Hair Regularly

Regular hair cleaning using shampoo helps remove dirt, odor, and oil from the hair and scalp. Avoid shampoos made of harsh chemical ingredients that strip natural oils from your hair, thus dehydrating it. Opt for natural shampoo options with a gentle formula that suits your hair type. Avoid washing it every day and overscrubbing as this strips the hair of its natural oils, leaving it dry, weak, and broken. Use warm water since both cold and hot water cause damage to the hair and scalp.

3. Always Condition Your Hair After Using Shampoo

If you use shampoo to clean your hair, don’t forget to use conditioner afterward. Conditioners help keep your hair healthy by replenishing your hair’s moisture and the essential oils the shampoo may have stripped off, leaving it looking shiny and smooth. Conditioning is especially important for long hair (any length above three inches) as it greatly helps detangle the hair and safeguard it against breakage. Don’t forget to rinse off the conditioner thoroughly.

4. Dry Your Hair Naturally

After cleaning your hair, pat with a towel or air-dry it. Avoid pulling or rubbing it aggressively when drying with a towel, which creates friction and weakens the strands. Hot air dryers and blow drying will leave your hair dehydrated, so it’s best to avoid them. If you have to use a hairdryer, ensure you keep it moving and further away from the scalp on low heat.

5. Visit The Barber Regularly

Your grooming should be a priority, so focus not only on hair cleaning but also on paying regular visits to the barbershop. Everyday hair exposure to friction from clothing and elements like heat weakens its strands, leaving it dry and damaged. Regular hair trimming will have you looking good while taking care of those split ends and weakened strands for healthier hair.

6. Stay Healthy

For healthy, vibrant hair, eat food rich in vitamin D, vitamin C, and zinc. Healthy practices like getting enough sleep, exercising, and eating right are good for your hair and overall wellness, too. Find time to destress, and if possible, get a scalp massage regularly. Decrease your intake of alcohol and avoid smoking as these are known to reduce hair growth. Remember to take lots of water to hydrate internally even as you hydrate your hair externally, which is pretty good for your hair.

7. Use Lightweight Hair Oil

Keep your hair and scalp moisturized using nongreasy, lightweight hair oils like olive, coconut, almond, and castor oils. Oiling nourishes your hair and gives it a beautiful shine. Massage them into the scalp, too, to help relax your head muscles, improve blood circulation, and stimulate healthy hair growth.


Great-looking hair will have you looking polished, attractive, and more confident. Be intentional and consistent with your hair care routine, as is with other aspects of your life. If these tips still don’t work on your hair and its unhealthy state concerns you, talk to your doctor.



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