Whether you’ve got a full head of curls or natural waves, we understand that it can be tricky to find a hairstyle that works with your hair type. And with so many hair care products on the market, how do you find the right ones that can help you maintain your curly hair?
If you’re struggling to manage your locks and make them really work for you, this is where curly hair care for men comes in.
If you’re tired of tangles, fed up with frizz and cross with your curls it’s time to check out some of our men’s curly hair care tips and start taming your tresses today.
How To Take Care of Curly Hair For Men
After all, curls don’t have to be a wild mass of hair sitting on top of your head and when treated with a bit of love, curly hair can be one of your most attractive and eye-catching features.
You just need to know how to take care of curly hair for men and you’ll be good to go.
Start with a great haircut
Your curls are only going to look as good as your haircut. Talk to your barber before a cut and tell them what your issues are with your hair and how much time you have to spend on styling it each day. A good barber will be able to suggest a hairstyle that suits your type of curl as well as your lifestyle.
Dial back the shampooing
Forget what you’ve been told about needing to wash your hair every day. Daily washing can dry your hair out and strip it of its essential oils. And your curls need moisture to banish the frizz and to keep them in good condition.
We suggest washing your hair every 2 to 3 days instead. You can even add on a couple more days if your curls are tight. This applies to both caucasian and Afro hair.
Use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner
Curly hair has a different anatomy to straight hair. It can break more easily and it can be dryer and lack moisture. This is because the essential oils that healthy hair needs have a tougher time making it from the scalp down to the ends of your hair because they have to navigate the curls.
Stop using any old product and use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner that will cleanse your hair and add shine. We really like the Aveda Men Pure-formance™ Shampoo and the Aveda men Pure-formance Conditioner which cleanse, condition and, in particular, moisturise hair.
Prepare your hair for styling
Learning how to take care of curly hair for men goes beyond using the right shampoo and conditioner. You also need to make sure you’re treating your hair with respect post-wash and pre-styling.
Ditch the regular cotton towel that you’ve been rubbing your hair with when you step out the shower and replace it with a softer, less-damaging microfiber one.
And stop rubbing at your hair, for goodness sake! Your curls won’t thank you for it. Instead squeeze excess water out with the towel. Then gently comb your hair through with a wide toothed comb.
Use the right products for your hair type
Curly hair care for men is about knowing which products work on your hair type. If you want a bouncy, more natural look, go for a product with medium hold that will add shine and tame frizz such as the Aveda Men Pure-formance™ Liquid Pomade.
For tighter, more defined curls, use a product with a stronger hold that defines and enhances your hair’s texture, such as Aveda Men Pure-formance™ Pomade. To apply both pomades, simply work a small amount between your palms and apply evenly to dry or damp hair.
Summary: How To Take Care of Curly Hair For Men
- Start with a great haircut
- Dial back the shampooing
- Use a moisturising shampoo and conditioner
- Prepare your hair for styling
- Use the right products for your hair type
Men’s Curly Hair Care at Cutters Yard London
We hope our curly hair care tips for men have started you on a path towards better curl maintenance!
If you’d like to chat with one of our curly hair care men’s professionals we’d be more than happy to advise you how you can make the most of your curly or wavy hair with a great cut and some deluxe hair care products from Aveda Men.
Book your appointment today and let’s get those curls under control together!