So you've just ventured into the world of hair styling. You want to look good, but you need some pointers on how to get started and what's the product you want to start using first. Well, this article will be useful for you.
Step 1 : Get a Haircut
Even the best hair products cannot produce good results if you have a bad haircut. Each hairstyle has a different type of haircut, so google around for some men's hairstyles you like, save the picture and show it to your barber. Don't know which hairstyle to get? Here are some ideas to get you started.
Step 2 : Find your Pre-Styling Routine
If you need to add volume to your hair and have a hairstyle that can last throughout the day, you'll definitely need a pre-styling routine. Pre-styling is basically prepping your hair before you apply any products so that you can enhance the hold and improve control. We recommend using Original by BluMaan if you just started pre-styling. The product comes with a heat protectant, but most importantly it helps you control the direction of your hair while you're blow drying, which can be challenging if you hadn't had much practice. You'll need a styling brush as well.
Step 3 : Find your Styling Product
There are a few go-to products for beginners. Typically you'll want to get products that give you better control, so we suggest to go for wax-based products instead of pomades. Depending on the finish you prefer, here are some recommendations if you're just starting out:
Matte finish : Morris Motley Treatment Styling Balm, ADH Dry, or Mister Pompadour Sculpting Clay
Medium-shine finish : Morris Motley Chrome or Fifth Sample by BluMaan
Slick finish : ADH Wet or Daimon Barber No.3 Wax Pomade
The products mentioned above give you greater control and are products that will not damage your hair. When you've just started, start with just one product that you will use everyday until you are ready to experiment with new hairstyles. Since you'll be using the product everyday, start with something that won't damage your hair.
Step 4 : Care for your hair
Less is more. Gradually add product to your hair if you don't know how much will work, instead of scooping out a whole gunk and hoping for the best. Whenever you have product in your hair, be sure to wash it with a good shampoo and condition your hair. To prevent hair loss or itchy scalp, try to get silicone-free shampoo, and only apply conditioner to the hair, not the scalp. Towel dry after, and leave it to air dry before going to bed to prevent dandruff buildup.
And that's it! Once you're good at pre-styling, you'll be able to achieve pretty much any hairstyles for different occasions. Try out different products to see which one works best for your hair, and you're all set.