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6 Important Hair Care Tips for Black Men

As a man, one of your great physical assets is your hair. Of course, women love it when you’re cute with a sexy body. But if your hair doesn’t complement your looks, every other good feature will be sabotaged. Hence, whether your hair is short or long, you need these hair care tips for black men.

They are very important because they help you look better.

You don’t think so?

You should think so because we aren’t the only one with this option.

Brooke from Hairstyle on Point says “your hair frames your face, it can put emphasis on certain features or balance out your face.”

As though that wasn’t enough, he went ahead to give pictorial proof of how much a new hairstyle improves one’s appearance. 

If your goal is to be a man in control, it begins with your appearance.

We want you to always look good.

We want people to regard you as a smart, stylish man who’s got his life in control.

 We want people to see you as who you are when you dress up.

And that’s why we’ve curated the hair care tips for black men to enhance your looks.

Keep reading.

There’s a lot to take home here.

However, if you hitherto knew about the tips, see this post as a reminder and never forget them.

Hair Care Tips for Black Men

low cut hairstyle for black man

The black man’s hair isn’t the same texture and type as the hair of other races. It’s thick, coarse, gets dry easily, and can easily fall off.

But if you use the hair care tips for black men outlined in this post, you’ll be able to maintain it better.

Let’s check them out.

1. Don’t Wash Your Hair All the Time

African man washing his hair

There are harsh chemicals in the shampoo or soap you use to wash your hair. Regular usage of these shampoos can make your hair dry.

Furthermore, if you wash your hair every day, you lose the natural oil (sebum) your scalp produces regularly.

 You can wash your hair two or three times a week. However, if you need to wash often, do so with a sulfate-free shampoo. 

Don’t pick a shampoo because it smells nice. Instead, look out for the ingredient so you don’t buy something that reminds you of the axiom, “all that glitters is not good.”

You can choose something that contains any of the essential oils or natural oils for hair growth. It’ll still have a nice fragrance.

Furthermore, avoid products that contain petroleum. They’ll make your hair very greasy and dry. 

2. Moisturise Your Hair

man applying moisturizer on hair

Just as it’s important to moisturise your skin, it is also important to moisturise your hair. 

Remember, as a black man, you’ve got coarse hair. And to make it soft for your comb or brush to pass through, you need to moisturise it.

Apart from pains when combing your hair, if you don’t moisturise it, you send an invite to dandruff and other hair maladies.

To moisturise, use natural oils such as coconut oil, palm kernel oil, jojoba oil, castor oil, almond oil, olive oil, etc. They’ll make your hair soft and detangle it properly.

3. Use Good Hair Products

men's hair products

As stated in tip one above, you have to be wary of the shampoo you use on your hair. This also applies to your hair cream and other hair products you use.

Most of the products you find in stores contain harsh additives that hamper the health of your hair. 

Hence, always check the ingredients of the products before you take them to the counter.

In fact, avoid products that contain ingredients such as:

  • Propylene glycol
  • Alcohol
  • Formaldehyde
  • Fragrance
  • Mineral oil
  • Petroleum
  • Sulfate
  • Benzene

They won’t do your hair much good especially if you use them often.

 But just because Svelte Magazine says so doesn’t mean you should believe.

Reverly Hair listed 10 toxic ingredients to avoid when buying hair products. And guess what, these ingredients are among them.

According to Reverly Hair, some of these ingredients cause cancer, split ends, and even dry out the hair.

So, be sure to look out for them to avoid using your money to buy hair problems for yourself.

4. Wear a Good Hairstyle

Afro fade hairstyle for black men

Do you want to have a skin cut or maybe a high bald fade? Or would you like to rock some dreadlocks hairstyle?

If your hair is short, there are many cool haircuts for African men you should choose from. And if you like to grow your hair out, cornrows hairstyles will do the magic.

The goal is to look more dapper and handsome. Your coiffure can help you achieve that.

It’s best you go for a low-maintenance hairstyle that won’t stress you to maintain. It’s not in the nature of most men to fuss about their hair. 

Leave it for women.

So, pick a good, low-maintenance haircut and move ahead.

5. Brush and Comb

black man combing hair

When you brush and Comb your hair, you give it a neat look. It also helps you know if there’s an intruder in your hair or not.

Brush your hair when it’s dry or damp and not when it’s wet. This will prevent your hair from getting damaged.

6. Get Good Styling Tools

men's hair styling tools

Depending on the length of your hair, you need the right brush or comb. If your hair is long, a wide-tooth comb will help. If it’s short, use a small comb or brush. 

Make sure the teeth of the comb or bristle of the brush aren’t hard. You want to pamper your hair and not wreck it with a terrible styling tool.

There you go with the hair care tips for black men. Using them will ensure your hair is always in good shape

In addition, never forget that when a man doesn’t present himself well, nobody regards him.

You shouldn’t be that man. Command the respect you deserve by learning how to look better as a man right away.


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