Good and professional looking hair style separates men from boys. When every hair is in place, you command attention and come across as self-reliant. However, achieving this requires right information, right products and right care. Now the B.LAB Gentleman's Guide to Hair Care demystifies and simplifies hair care - to put you in control of your appearance and identity. But first, as always we start with the fundamentals.
Men have different hair types - fine and oily hair, wavy thick hair, and curly and dry hair. Worrying about each hair is a pain in the you-know-where. So we have created guidelines and products that can adapt to any hair types using a 3-part regimen.
To achieve strong shiny healthy hair, you need a complete hair care regimen to treat all 3 parts of your hair including the 1) hair root (inside), 2) hair fibre (outside) and 3) the scalp (skin).
With our regimen, you will find that it takes less than 10 minutes a day to have strony shiny healthy hair all year around.
What is it: The skin under your hair through which hair appears.
Common problems: Dandruff, Itching
What causes it: Hard water, hygiene, cheap hair care products, genetics, microbial infection, environment
Goal: Clean and declog pores
What is it: The external of the 3 layers that make a hair shaft (cuticle).
Common Problems: Breakage, Dryness, Dullness, Frizz, Limpness
What causes it: Color/Salon treatments, hard water, cheap hair care products, bad diets, environment
Goal: Smoothen and protect the cuticle
What is it: The part of hair that lies under your scalp (follicle)
Common Problems: Hair Loss (Thinning, Shedding, Rejection)
What causes it: Stress, heredity, bad diet, disease, drugs, steroid intake, hormonal imbalance
Goal: Restore growth (anagenic)
Like in diabetes or heart disease, all forms of hair loss is a chronic problem. There is no cure. There is only treatment.
Once you have bald spots, no treatment can restore hair in that area. The only option is hair transplant.
In active follicles, you can reduce shedding, prevent hair thinning, promote thickness and regrowth.
If you are facing hair loss, start using a high quality topical treatment right away.
Applying a treatment is the easiest and simplest first step. You need to give treatments time to work. We recommend you try hair loss treatments for 3 months minimum. If you see no result, then consult a endocrinologist for a health check up.
Dandruff, gray hair, uneven beard and eyebrow growth are mostly cosmetic issues (meaning it is more of a social problem than a health problem). Any scalp itching and irritation should be addressed separately.
Clear any dandruff as soon as you can with a combination of a gentle shampoo, using Argan Oil and Vitamin E and anti-dandruff treatment. Dandruff can lead to hair loss. Anti-dandruff shampoos are also fine, but used alone they provide temporary relief.
Gray hair in 20s and 30s is called premature graying. Graying in 40s is considered normal by social norms. There is no treatment for gray hair (or white hair as it is commonly known). The reasons for gray hair are not completely understood and research is incomplete. We recommend that you try to reduce stress and take Vitamin B5 supplements. Outside of this, hair color is your only option. While choosing hair color, take all the care we have highlighted in this guide.
Beard hair is similar to hair on your head. Care and management of your beard is similar to that of general hair care. Simply replace the shampoo with a exfoliating skin wash that is right for your skin type. And oh, eye brows don't require blow drying. :)
Nutrition plays a big part in your hair health. For example, biotin or protein deficiency may result in hair loss. Eat healthy wholesome foods. Eliminate packaged, processed or sugary foods completely. It is hard to get all nutrients from the diet. Use basic supplementation to fill in gaps in your nutrition. The following supplementation can be taken with your meals. Follow dosage instructions on the package. Buy quality brands.Biotin