Men’s Hair Care Tips

At Pruners, we don’t just cut women’s hair, but we are also trained in cutting men’s hair.

Here we run through the top most important men’s hair care tips.

Men’s Hair Care Tips 1: Choose the right shampoo and conditioner

It’s imperative to choose the correct shampoo and conditioner for your hair type. If you have dry and brittle hair, choose a product that is designed to add moisture. Or, if you have dull hair, choose a shampoo and conditioner that adds shine.

Here’s little fun fact: if you struggle to remove wax from your hair, apply shampoo to dry hair, rinse, then follow with another application of shampoo. This method helps break down the wax!

Men’s Hair Care Tips 2: Avoid hot water

When washing your hair, try to avoid washing and rinsing with hot water. Hot water strips your hair of its natural oils, which can leave it dry and brittle – which no one wants!

What you should be doing instead is using lukewarm water to wash your hair, then rinsing with cool water. Rinsing with cool water closes the hair cuticle, and locks in the much-needed moisture.

Men’s Hair Care Tips 3: Towel drying softly

We’ve all done it – vigorously towel dried our hair thinking it will dry quicker. Well, not only does it not dry quicker, but this also causes breakage to the hair!

Instead, gently pat your hair with a towel. You can also use a hair dryer, but keep on reading to make sure you’re doing this right also.

Men’s Hair Care Tips 4: Protect your hair from heat damage

If you use hair dryers, straighteners, or anything else that uses heat, make sure you’re prepping your hair correctly before use. If you’re not prepping beforehand, this could lead to a lot of damage to your hair.

Make sure to always use a heat protector spray. And limit the use of heat styling products to once or twice a week.

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Men’s Hair Care Tips 5: Use the right products

If you find that your hair is starting to thin out in places, then use matte products. Matte products absorb more light, which makes hair appear thicker.

Also, don’t forget to use a pre-styler, which is added to the hair when damp. This can have a real impact on the finished look! Have a look at products such as sea salt sprays and mousses.

Most importantly, less is more! A little can go a long way, and you can always add more if needed, unlike the other way round.

Men’s Hair Care Tips 6: Use the right hairbrush for your hair

Make sure you’re using the right hairbrush for your hair. A wide-tooth comb on wet hair will help detangle and also prevent breakage. 

Use a bristle brush on dry hair to enhance shine and add smoothness.

A great tip is to brush your hair regularly to help stimulate the natural oils on your scalp and in your hair. This will help with your hair and scalp’s health!

Men’s Hair Care Tips 7: Get regular haircuts

We recommend a haircut every 4-6 weeks to keep your style fresh!

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Pruners Haywards Heath

To book an appointment or find out more about our men’s haircut and styling service, call us on 01444 413839 or email us at Alternatively, pop into our salon for a chat to discuss what you are looking for.

Here at Pruners, we offer fully trained expert staff in a relaxed, happy, and friendly environment, with easy parking nearby! Serving Haywards Heath and the surrounding areas.

If you are keen on the hair services or beauty treatments we have available, give us a call at 01444 413839, email us at, or visit our contact page to get booked. Alternatively, pop into our salon, and we can have a chat about what you’re looking for!

Over the years, we have amassed many happy clients who have enjoyed their experience with us.

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