If you're a man with curly hair, you know that it can be challenging to keep it in tip-top shape.
One day you wake up with bouncy, curly locks, and the next, it's a frizzy mess. But with a little bit of care and some added know-how, you can manage your curls and also keep them looking their best all year round!
Here are our top 5 tips for ensuring those beautiful curls stay put for a lot longer. So listen carefully gentlemen, because these simple steps really work!
Get the right haircut for curly hair
One of the most important things you can do for your curly hair is to get the right haircut. Go to a barber who knows how to cut curly hair - trust us, not everyone’s an expert in this domain - and ask for a style that complements your face’s shape.
If you have a round face, for example, ask for a haircut with more height on top to elongate your face.
Likewise, if you have a longer face, ask for a haircut with more volume on the sides to create balance.
How do men wash curly hair?
Washing your hair is another essential step in keeping it looking its best!
Unfortunately, not everyone knows how to wash men’s curly hair properly.
When lathering up your locks in the shower, it's important to use a natural shampoo and conditioner that will help define those curls and keep them bouncy.
Using harsh shampoos and conditioners - filled with nasty and sometimes harmful chemicals - can make curly hair get really frizzy and dry.
Do you need an extra helping hand to keep your curls nourished and hydrated without the aforementioned harmful chemicals? We've got you covered!
Our Dry Hair & Scalp Treatment Kit contains everything you need to give your curls the TLC they deserve, including our Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner, and our Dry Scalp Treatment!
Now, did you know that washing your hair too often can actually strip it of its natural oils? This causes the scalp to overproduce oil in an attempt to replenish what has been lost.
So while you might think you’re doing your hair a favor by giving it a solid wash, you’re actually the blame for why it has become really greasy. This is especially noticeable for you curly-haired guys, as the oils can get trapped in your curls and make them fall flat.
So guys, be sure to rinse your hair thoroughly and avoid using too much product while styling, as that can weigh down your curls, too.
Are you washing your hair too often? Find out by reading How Often Should Men Wash Their Hair?
Is blow drying good for curly hair?
When used incorrectly, hot styling tools (aka, blow dryers) can quickly become the cause of dull, dry, and lifeless-looking curls, which will ruin the look of your hair.
If you only remember one thing from this article, it should be this: Curls need moisture in order to remain healthy and voluminous. That’s why it’s so important to know how to dry your hair the right way.
The best way to dry curly hair is to let it air dry as much as possible.
If you have long, thick, or really tight curls, you might want to consider using a microfiber towel to soak up the excess water immediately after getting out of the shower. This will speed up the drying process in a big way.
Oddly enough, simply using a regular towel can add to frizziness and make your hair unmanageable. Do try to avoid this common mistake whenever possible!
If you do decide to use a blow dryer, make sure it's set on the lowest possible heat and, if possible, use a diffuser to help distribute the heat evenly.
If you're doing it multiple times a week, it's also a good idea to use a heat protector product to help prevent extra damage.
Style your curly hair to perfection
Now that you've got the right haircut, and you're washing and drying your hair in the right way, what’s left to do?
Well, the next step is to use good-quality styling products to give those curls definition, so they stay looking full of life (aka, not dull and dingy) all day long.
There are a ton of different styling products out there, but it's important to find ones that aren't full of harsh chemicals and sulphates, which can cause unnecessary damage to your hair and scalp over time.
Here at VITAMAN, we have a range of natural hair styling products that are perfect for curly hair, including our texturizing Sea Salt Spray, which gives your hair natural-looking volume and texture, and our Max Hold Matt Mud, which keeps your curls in place all day long without making them look greasy, crunchy, or stiff.
Made from 100% natural ingredients and formulated for all kinds of men's hair care needs, you can trust our products to keep your curly locks looking their best!
How do men take care of curly hair?
The hardest part of having perfect curls is knowing how to maintain them and treat them with utmost care.
When it comes to brushing your curls, it's best to use a wide-tooth comb to avoid causing damage that essentially “breaks” your hair.
You should also avoid brushing your hair when it's wet, as this is when your hair is most vulnerable.
Instead, gently use your fingers or comb to detangle your hair and then style as desired.
Also, be sure to stay on top of your barber appointments.
Getting your hair trimmed regularly will help to keep your curls looking neat and tidy and will also help prevent them from becoming too frizzy or out of control (unless, of course, that’s the look you’re going for!).
Taking care of men’s curly hair doesn’t have to be hard
Now, we know it can be a bit of trial and error to find the right regimen for taking care of your curls. But if you give them the right amount of TLC, your curls will stay looking good for the long haul!
And remember… You don't have to worry about any sulphates, parabens, or harsh chemicals when using VITAMAN products.Our full range of haircare products contain only natural ingredients sourced directly from the Australian outback that not only strengthen dry and damaged hair but also can help revitalize and soothe your scalp (which is the key to even healthier hair)!