The weather outside certainly isn’t what it used to be during July and August, and soon enough, you’re going to be reaching for the thermostat to turn up the heat—if you haven’t already. The trouble is, however, that the warmed-up air streaming out of your vents is very dry, and over the course of the colder months, can sap your follicles of necessary moisture if you’re not careful, leaving them dead and brittle. To prevent that from happening, make sure to condition regularly, with lathers specifically labeled as hydrating. Your locks will thank you later.
Conditioning hair daily helps protect and moisturize it while soothing rough cuticles – the jagged, shingle-like shells that surround hair shafts. “People have been doing it backwards for years,” says Shorty Maniace, head barber at F.S.C. Barber in New York City. “We should be conditioning every day and using shampoo twice a week instead of the other way around.” Men with curly hair can benefit the most from daily conditioning, since smoothing the cuticles of kinky hair will help prevent that bed-raggled look, he adds. Just wet your hair in the shower, apply a light amount of conditioner, and rinse.
According to Mens-hairstyles.net, “Using the right hair products can make a significant difference to the quality, health and manageability of your hair. However, how many of you have put thought and care into the conditioner you’re using? While some men use their partners, some simply buy the cheapest stuff in the supermarket whilst many other chaps don’t use it at all. Hair conditioner works to smoothen, soften, nourish, hydrate and repair damaged hair from the daily elements and stresses of life such as heat and harsh winds.”