Contrary to what most people think, growing out your hair isn’t as simple as steering clear of your barber. If you want healthy, shiny and gorgeous locks, then you need to give your hair the attention it needs.
Dreaming of your hair flowing in the wind? Thinking of reaching for that man bun length? We’ve got your covered. Here are 4 rules for men who want to grow their hair out.
Get regular trims
This may seem counterintuitive, but we highly recommend that you visit your barber every month or two. This will help get rid of split ends and prevent your hair from breaking. It will also improve the look and feel of your hair.
Switch up your hair products
Now that you’ve got the extra length, you may need a different set of hair products. You no longer need waxes and pomades since these products are designed for short hair. For medium-length hair, we suggest that you use leave-in conditioners, serums, and grooming creams. These products will bring moisture back to your hair, making it easier to style and manage.
Shampoo less, condition more
The lack of moisture is one of the most common reasons of hair breakage and split ends. This is the last thing you want to deal with when growing out your hair.
Frequent washing can dry out hair, leaving you with dull and brittle locks. Limit washing to 2 – 3 times a week to keep your hair from drying. Also, add moisture back to your strands by conditioning your hair on a regular basis.
Adjust your style as it grows
Growing out your hair requires a lot of patience. You’ll go through months after months of unruliness, awkward styles and lengths before you reach a glorious mane.
Take a good look in the mirror and decide which style would best match your features. If you have a thin face and small features (small lips, nose etc.), a thinner, longer style would look great on you. If you have rounder face and big facial features, opt for a more textured style. Adjust your style as it grows. Do not hesitate to cut it back if you don’t think it’s going to go as well as you thought.