In our professional opinion, men’s hair care doesn’t get the attention it deserves. While men typically have shorter cuts that require less maintenance, that doesn’t mean you should ignore upkeep altogether.

Use these styling tips for men to ensure you’re doing your hair justice so you can stay looking sharp.

Wash, Wait, Repeat

While washing your hair is essential to keep it clean, there is such a thing as overdoing it. Shampoo can strip away your hair’s natural oils, leaving it looking dull and even creating split ends with daily use.

Your best bet for hair cleansing without damage is to shampoo your hair once or twice a week. If you’re a major product junkie, washing your hair daily or every other day may be a good call. However, if you don’t use much styling product, keep your shampooing cycle to a minimum.

Another tip? Remember to always follow up your shampoo with a good conditioner to keep your locks silky and smooth.

Keep Facial Hair Tidy

Beards can make a significant difference in your appearance, but if you don’t take good care of them, it will be for the worse. An unkempt beard will look scruffy and won’t do your facial features any favors, so be sure to trim and shape it regularly to complement your bone structure.

Just like the hair on your head, facial hair requires cleaning, too. Whenever you shampoo and condition your hair, take the time to do the same for your beard. Invest in a beard shampoo, as it has a gentler formula that won’t irritate your skin. In terms of conditioner, opt for oil or foam to make your facial hair soft rather than scratchy.

Invest in Good Products

The quality of the products you use has a big impact on the health and appearance of your hair. Too many men fall victim to products that claim to do it all, like 3-in-1 shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. You should be using separate products specially formulated for their intended uses to get the full effect of their benefits.

Think about it – your skin and your hair are completely different, so why would you use the same product to care for them both? If you find yourself lost in the drugstore and aren’t sure which products are B.S. and which ones are legit, ask your hairstylist for recommendations on styling and washing products formulated for men.

Remove the Unwanted

While a full head of hair looks great, it is less appealing if that hair is coming out of your ears and nostrils. Pay attention to the little spots on your body that hair grows and figure out a hair removal method that works for you, whether that be through waxing or an electric nose trimmer.

As is the rule for hair regardless of your gender, be sure to schedule a regular haircut or trim with your stylist to keep it in good shape. While these tips will do wonders for maintaining your style, hair needs to be cut routinely to freshen up the shape and eliminate unhealthy strands.

Drop by The Salon Of Classic AutoSmith this June, and you’ll also receive a 10% discount on men’s hair products, complete with complimentary gift wrapping!