Long Hair for Men:Tips for Growing and Managing It

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Sep 15, 2014
Quick Bites

  • Longer hair needs more care and maintenance.
  • Ensure proper nourishment and nutrition.
  • Choose your hair care products according to your hair type.
  • Minimize damage to your hair.

If there is something that has the luxury of getting love and attention from all of us, then it's without doubt our hair. Everyone loves their hair. Usually, iti s women who go gaga over their hair, especially if it is long. However, it's not uncommon for men to grow their hair. In fact, it isn't unusual to see men with long hair. But what's different with men is that only a few know how to get long hair for men.

man with long hair

Growing long hair for men may not be as easy and may require some help. While air blowing through your long hair will look nicer, you may also end up with lot of split ends. You will need proper care and maintenance for longer hair. Here are some long hair tips for men that will solve the typical how to get long hair for men puzzle.

Proper Conditioning

Washing your hair always leaves them a bit dry. So you should condition your hair every time you shampoo them to rehydrate your hair. Choose a suitable protein based conditioner that suits your hair type to minimize the damage done by the shampoo. However avoid conditioners with too much of protein as they may leave your hair brittle. Deep condition your hair once a week with natural hydrators.


Alternate Cold Wash

Wash your hair with cold water. Even if you can't get cold water, avoid a hot water wash. Go for a normal water wash with suitable shampoo. During summer you may want to wash your hair often as the scalp sweats more during summer even causing dandruff. However you should wash your hair alternately. Washing hair daily will strip your hair of its natural oils which may not be good news for your long hair.

Take Care

Make sure your hair gets the right amount of vitamins, iron, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids. Eat a healthy diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables. Also avoid excessive combing as it can damage your hair before it grows long. Use a natural-fiber comb to detangle hair immediately after showering. You should also stimulate your scalp using shampoos and conditioners that contain eucalyptus, menthol and peppermint oil.


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