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Looking good isn’t self-importance, its self-respect. Never before have the words of Charles Hix, author of ‘Looking Good: A Guide for Men’, been so applicable to the man of today. Men are now expected to look good and dress right at all times, no longer is it frowned upon to have a daily moisturizing routine or glance at your own reflection in a passing window. Beards are now the norm and even have their own festivals and sub culture, and a great barber can be found on most high streets across the country. But that doesn’t mean we don’t all get complacent every now and then.
Black Label is here to help you look your best at all times by avoiding the 6 common hair styling mistakes below. Be honest, we’ve all been guilty of at least one of these at some point, or is that just me?
1 – Applying too much product
It may now be considered acceptable to be well groomed, but nobody wants to look like they’ve spent hours and hours in front of a mirror, carefully preening and plucking every stray hair and using copious amounts of every grooming product known to man. We’ve all done it but applying too much product to keep your style in place will ultimately just leave your hair hard and crunchy. Whether you’ve got curly, straight, thin or thick hair you want your hair to flow naturally and to do this, its best to add your hair product a little at a time.
For this natural look a product like a paste will always work best. ShapePaste by Black Label Grooming will provide a natural matte finish and feels very light on your hair, with a firm hold whilst still remaining workable throughout the day.
2 – Using too much heat
Whilst most grooming routines include the use of a hairdryer, too many people are using too much heat, especially when they don’t use a heat protectant. This causes irreversible damage to the hair strands and follicles, ultimately leaving you with split ends. And split ends means more visits to the barbers to get rid of the dead ends of the hair and promote healthy growth. In many cases, this can all be avoided by using a pre-styler, not only adding volume and making thin hair appear thicker, but also heat protects the individual hair strands.
BlackMist by Black Label Grooming covers all the main points needed from a pre-styler but also smells amazing too. By using BlackMist your finished hairstyle will be ten times better and your hair will be protected from any heat damage, preventing split ends and maintaining a healthy head of hair.
3 – Applying product before blow drying
Many products on the market today are specifically formulated to be applied before blow drying. By applying product before blow-drying, this will leave your hair more natural and silky, by allowing the active ingredients within your hair product to settle into the individual hair strands themselves.
BlackMist and ShapePaste by Black Label Grooming are ideal products to work into towel-dried hair before blow-drying by actively heat protecting your hair. So if you want your hair to flow naturally, apply your product before hand. Think of it as seasoning the food before cooking, it’s always going to taste much better.
4 – Sticking with the same boring hair style
Just like last seasons fashion lines, hairstyles get dated, but how do you know when its time to change? A lot of people fall into the trap of sticking with the same old hairstyle either due to being too lazy or just too comfortable with what they have to explore outside the box.
Now we know that finding a new style can be intimidating so why not check out our ‘Best Hair Trends of 2018’ article, found here.
5 – Using a 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner
For the modern man who is strapped for time in the morning, a 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner offers that much needed time saver, but is it doing more harm than good? Shampoo is made to strip away all the product and the build up from the day, whereas a conditioner is meant to put back the moisture and rehydrate your hair. These two opposites don’t mix well. 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioners sounds like the lifeline we need in the morning to save time and grant us those extra golden minutes in bed, but all that you end up with is overly dried hair because you’re never properly moisturizing your hair.
So find yourself a quality shampoo and conditioner and ensure you stick to a proper routine.
Remember though, if you’re guilty of any of these mistakes, you’re not alone. Almost every guy falls victim to these at some point in there life but make a conscious effort to avoid these five common grooming mistakes and I guarantee you, you will have people noticing your silky, natural looking hair. Looking good isn’t self-importance; it’s self-respect.