Following last article on “Why is Solid Cologne the Solid Choice for you?”. We realize there might be a few grey areas of men’s grooming that would need some clarification and explanation, hopefully through our article there would be some enlightenment on such areas. Hence for this week, we would delve into the topic of hair, specifically damaged hair and what are the tell-tale signs. Rest assured, we would also provide recommendations to avoid and solve such predicament.
- Lack of Moisture – the paradox of this would be while dry hair is not always damaged, damaged hair is dry. If your hair does not seem to be conditioned no matter what you try, it is a sure shine of damaged cuticles that are unable to seal in moisture.
Morris Motley Treatment Cleansing Oil – emulsify the excess oil of the scalp, enveloping the hair strands with nourishing lipids that contain Jojoba and lanolin which moisturizes the hair. The cleansing oil thereby removes impurities naturally, converting into a conditioning milk with water and rinses clear.
- Dulled Shine - Damaged hair lacks shine. This happen due to damaged cuticles which would lead to hair shafts stop. With damaged hair, you will notice that there is no shine even after a deep conditioning treatment.
Mister Pompadour Peppermint Conditioner – Infused with natural peppermint oil, vital botanicals and nutrients which leaves your hair feeling moisturized and revitalized while adding shine and body. Additional vitamins and proteins repair and protect sensitive scalps.
- Rough Texture – If by running the ends of your hair through your fingers would leave you feeling that the ends are sticking out and rough, your hair is probably damaged.
Ubersuave Fortify Conditioner – A salon grade rejuvenating hair conditioner. Amino acid and carbohydrates actively repair and envelop the hair cuticles, creating a strong 24 hours protective film above each hair strand, keeping them moisturized, soft and alive. Suitable for all hair types.
- High Porosity – As the cuticle is lifted, it is much easier for moisture to pass. External moisture collects in the hair shaft, and it starts to swell, which makes your hair frizzy.
O'douds Conditioning Cream – A light-hold, medium-shine cream for adding moisture and controlling frizz on long or coarse hair types. Deeply conditions the hair and scalp throughout the day while providing loose control and a medium non-greasy shine. Acts as a heat protectant and pre-styler before blow drying.
If you notice, we mentioned a lot on conditioning cream/conditioner. So, what is that?
To begin, on a technical term, to condition something means to bring this something into its proper state. Thus, conditioner treats your hair with nutrients, thus improving its condition.
So, one would asked what the difference between shampoo and conditioner? Well shampoo cleans hair quite well but removes natural hair oils in the process. While conditioner helps restore these oils and nourish the hair and scalp for maximum health. Conditioner also coats and close the hair cuticle since it's positively charged while hair cuticle is negatively charged.
Benefits and reason to make conditioning part of your grooming routine.
- Soft: It makes the hair softer as they contain fatty alcohols, humectants, and oils which your hair would greatly benefit from
- Reduce hair frizz: It keep the cuticle hydrated so moisture can penetrate deep into each strand. This helps prevent the cuticle from opening up and letting excess moisture from the environment in.
- Prevents damage and breakage: Conditioners will help strengthen and coat the hairs, reinforcing them from the outside against damage.
- Helps in moisture retention: Restoring of natural oils in your hair.
The process of applying conditioner is really hassle free and one could easily incorporate into their shower routine.
1. Put a small amount into your palm and apply directly to your hair after shampooing.
2. Distribute evenly using your hands. To ensure every strand of hair is conditioner.
3. Massage gently into your scalp and focus on the ends.
4. Wait for two to three minutes and rinse it off.
- Short hair, in general, only needs to be conditioned 1 – 2x a week. The reason is because the hair strand is short, it can receive ample nutrients from the scalp.
- Longer hair needs to be conditioned 2 – 3x a week, depending on length and hair health. The longer your hair is, the harder it is for nutrients to make it to the end of your hair tips from your scalp.
Now that you know how to detect and repair damaged hair, what are you waiting for? Remember, treating damaged hair is not something that can be done overnight, or even in a week. But you can revive your hair with a little extra care and effort. Go forth and achieve a healthier and happier hair!