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Our Top Ten Men’s Hair Care Tips

Medically reviewed by Dr Knut Moe,
Sons Medical Director

"In my experience, the treatments on offer with Sons include the most effective medical treaments available to treat male pattern hair loss."

11 May 2022
4-minute read

Our Top Ten Men’s Hair Care Tips 


Maintaining a healthy head of hair isn’t necessarily straightforward - there’s a lot to think about after all. To ensure you keep your hair looking full and healthy, here are our ten of our top men’s hair care tips to help you keep your hair in the best condition possible.


Wash and condition your hair regularly


You’re probably not surprised to see this as our first men’s hair care tip. While some guys wash their hair 4-5 times a week, others do it much less frequently. While there’s no right or wrong number of times to wash your hair, it is important to give it a good wash when it starts to become oily. You should always supplement your shampoo with conditioner, too, as it strengthens the structure of your hair and offers additional protection from the sun’s UV rays.


Protect your hair from the sun


When your hair is exposed to the sun’s UV rays, it can change colour and the sun may even affect its integrity. In fact, research has found that the sun can damage your hair follicles, causing them to dry out (which is particularly true for people with light or fair hair). As such, we suggest wearing a hat when you’re in the sun as much as you can to offer some added protection to your hair. 


Consider your lifestyle 


It’s no surprise that bad habits, such as smoking and drinking excessive alcohol, can negatively impact the overall health of your hair. Conversely, ensuring your diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, and other foods that are packed with nutrients will contribute to the growth and thickness of your hair. Therefore, making the right lifestyle decisions could help your hair become both healthier and thicker.


Choose the right hair care products 


Opting for the right hair care products is also super important. Look for products that are free from sulphates, as these can lead to skin irritation and can negatively contribute to the health of your hair follicles. If you’re experiencing hair loss, you can try our DHT Blocker Shampoo, which can help to revitalise growth in affected areas of your scalp. 


Let your hair dry naturally 


Instead of using a towel or hair dryer to dry your hair, leave it to air naturally. While this takes longer, using a towel or hairdryer can irritate your scalp. If you do use a hairdryer, make sure you set it to low heat and hold it far enough away from your scalp. 


Reduce the amount you brush your hair 


If you’re blessed with long flowing locks, resist the temptation of brushing or combing your hair throughout the day. Particularly when you’re working from home, it’s a good idea to let it do its thing. Studies have found that brushing too strongly may contribute to hair loss, so if you reduce the amount you brush or comb, you’ll serve your hair well in the long run. 


Be consistent with your routine 


When it comes to all these tips, it’s really important that you’re consistent with your hair care routine. Washing and conditioning regularly are important, as already mentioned, and sticking to that routine over time will ensure it feels great in the long term. It’s also important that you’re consistent with any hair care medications, including our treatment plans, as they’ll be less effective if you use them intermittently. 


Don’t overuse cosmetic products 


Adding too many cosmetic products to your hair isn’t good for its overall health. No matter the cosmetics that you use, make sure you check the list of ingredients and educate yourself about those that may damage your hair and scalp. As a general rule of thumb, the more natural a product, the better. 


Be aware of hair loss treatments


Hair loss is something that a huge percentage of men experience in the UK. The good news is that there are two scientifically-backed medications you can turn to in order to treat hair loss - Finasteride and Minoxidil. Our popular Duo Hair Treatment Plan combines Finasteride and Minoxidil to ensure your hair has the best possible chance of recovering and thriving once again.


Figure out what works best for you


Our final men’s hair care tip is to listen to how your hair reacts. There are so many hair care products out there, and you’re bound to find that some work for you, and some don’t. Being open and willing to try new things will help you stay in control of your hair care routine and take the necessary steps if you need to start a course of treatment to facilitate hair regrowth. 


Overall, these men’s hair care tips will keep your hair in the best possible shape. Explore our range of hair loss treatments to find out how Sons can help you revitalise your hair follicles, impact your hair loss and get your confidence back. 

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