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Guys, your hair is mad at you.

Why?

Because you’re killing it everyday.

How?

By making simple mistakes that lead your hair to hate you and to look bad.

It’s alright though – I’ve got the solution to all of your horrible hair mistakes.

In today’s article, I am going to go through the 7 worst hair mistakes you make and how to fix all of them.

Let’s jump in!

 

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Mistake #1 – Heat Damage

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The biggest mistake men make with their hair is showering with water that is too hot. I know what you’re thinking, “A hot shower feels so great.”

I am not saying you need to have a cold shower; you just need to control the temperature of your shower. 100 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) is the sweet spot for showers. This will give you a nice warm shower without causing any harm to your hair or scalp.

Extremely hot water will strip you hair of its natural oils or sebum which will leave your hair feeling dry and brittle. Hot water has all been linked to expedite hair loss and grey hair by weakening your hair roots.

“Hot water drives out the scalp skin and promotes flaky conditions like dandruff,” says Dr. Soman Yadav, a medical director at JUVERNE. “It also promotes rebound oiliness of the scalp.”

It’s also important to be careful when using a hair dryer as well. Most of the “hot” settings on hair dryers are far too hot for your hair.

Opt for using the warm or cool option (100-140 degrees Fahrenheit) and always keep the hair dryer moving. By keeping the hair dryer moving, you will reduce your hair from being damaged as well as dry your hair quicker.

 

Mistake #2 – Not Conditioning Your Hair

vitaman men's hair moisturizing conditioner

Guys, it’s time to start conditioning your hair. If you haven’t what are you waiting for?

Oh it’s “girly.” Well I guess you don’t like “girly” girls to run their hands through your hair then, huh?

That’s what I thought. There’s nothing “girly” about conditioning your hair. It is a critical step every time you clean your hair to help keep your hair looking and feeling healthy.

You need to re-hydrate your hair and supply it with nutrients to keep it strong and healthy. If you only use shampoo and skip the conditioner you will be left with hair that is frizzy, dried out, and brittle.

Now you need to make sure you are using the right water temperatures to get the most out of your conditioner. You should use cool water (70 degrees Fahrenheit or cooler) to rinse out the conditioner.

Dr. Abraham Armani, M.D., a board-certified hair transplant surgeon states that this trick is based on the anatomy of the hair shaft. He states that the cuticle is the outermost part of the hair and resembles the shingles on a roof. These “shingles” will open and close depending on the temperature of the water you use to wash your hair.

The warm water you shower with helps to open your hair cuticles and allows the shampoo to clean them out. It also helps a conditioner to moisturize these cuticles much like a skin moisturizer.

 

Mistake #3 – Picking The Wrong Hairstyle for Your Hair Type

I get it – you see a celebrity, and you love their hair style. So you try to replicate the look. But it never turns out quite right…

You have to understand your hair type and what styles are best for it. Hair types come in two main categories – straight & curly and subcategories that you can see below.

men's hair types

Now that you know your hair-type, let’s try to find a hairstyle that will fit it well. Below are a few options for different hair-types but this is just the surface.

  • Thin Straight Hair: try a short quiff, undercut, side swept, short and tousled, hard part or subtle spikes.
  • Thick Straight Hair: go with the pompadour, quiff, slick back, side part or textured crop.
  • Wavy Hair: sport a textured fade, side part, slicked back, high and tight, or tousled waves.
  • Coiled Hair: rock the hockey cut, high and tight with curls on the top, beach curls, fringe, or side part.
  • Kinky Hair: buzz cut, high top fade, short afro, long afro.

Find a style you like the most that fits with your hair-type and rock it with pride. Be careful to not get stuck with the same haircut forever. Variety is the spice of life. “Spice” up your hair style.

 

Mistake #4 Not Using the Correct Styling Products

In a world with thousands of styling products with different claims, it can be hard to find the correct styling product for you. I’ll make it easy for you:

hair product chart

The type of hair you have plays a big part in choosing what type of product to use.

If you have thin hair, you want a lighter product like a gel or cream that won’t weigh down your hair.  A heavy product like a pomade can make your hair look even thinner!

Let’s say you have thick straight hair or curly hair, you need a stronger hold product like a pomade, clay or putty.

Remember, high shine products are good for a formal, “Don Draper” look, while low shine is better for a more casual style.

Don’t be afraid to try many different products until you find the one that you are happiest with!

 

Mistake #5 Using Too Much Product

Odds are you’re using too much product.

Many guys glob a bunch of gel into their hair and think they are doing fine. But they are actually wasting money and weighing down their hair by using too much product.

How much product should you use? Shorter hair (shaved – 2 inches) use a nickel-sized amount of product.Medium length hair (2 inches- 5 inches) use a quarter-sized amount. Long hair (5 inches and up) use two quarter-sized amounts or more.

If you are using the recommended amount of product and still don’t have enough control over your hair, it may be time to switch to a product with stronger hold.

horrible hair mistake product on hands

Waxes and pomades and fibers need to be emulsified in your hands.

To emulsify, put your product in your hands and rub them together to warm it until you can’t see the product on your hands anymore. Then gently run your hands through your hair until you have spread the product evenly.

Also don’t apply your product to your hair when it is sopping wet.  Excess moisture will prevent the product from coating your hair properly.  Your hair should be slightly damp, not soaking wet.

 

Mistake #6 – Not Knowing Your Brushes

All you need is one hairbrush or comb to get whatever style you want right?

Wrong!

The shape of the brush and the number of bristles can have a dramatic effect on the volume of your hair, the way it lays, and the perceived thickness.  Even combs can create very different looks depending on the thickness of the tines (bristles).

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The infographic above does a great job of showing you all of your options. Some hair-types have more options of brushes and combs than other. Again, don’t be afraid to try out more brushes and combs than the standard ones you can find at the local drug store.

Want to learn more about how to comb your hair correctly? Click here to check out my ultimate guide on combing your hair correctly.

 

Mistake #7 Being Too Rough with Your Hair

You need to be gentle with your hair, especially when it is wet. Many men basically beat up their hair with a towel to dry it. This is horrible for your hair!

I understand; you’re in a hurry and want to get your hair dry so you can finish everything else in your morning bathroom routine. Trust me, it’s not worth it.

Being too forceful with a towel can “rough” up the cuticle (outer layer of the hair) causing it to look frizzy or fluffy.

It can also leave your scalp irritated and itchy. If you suffer from hair loss, it can actually speed up the process and lead to your hair looking thinner.

The correct technique is to gently pat your head dry, take your time. Another great technique is to utilize a hair dryer. As mentioned before, keep the hair dyer on the cooler setting to not damage your hair. If all else fails, gently pat dry your hair and let the air do the rest of it.

 

Horrible Hair Mistakes – Summary

Good job – you’ve taken the first steps to making your hair hate you a little less.

Fixing all 7 of these horrible hair mistakes will make your hair look and feel better and others around you will notice!

What to read next? How about shower hacks that will change the way you shower forever!

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As much as you won’t like hearing this, you’re probably wearing your watch wrong.

It’s not your fault; you may have never been taught how to wear a watch properly. After all, there is more than one way to wear a watch.

But how do you know which way is the right way?

Don’t worry, gents; as always, I’ve got you covered. I’m here with the best way to wear your favorite timepiece properly and look as stylish as ever.

In today’s article, I’ll be covering:

  1. Origins Of The Wrist Watch
  2. What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?
  3. Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?
  4. The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch

#1 Origins Of The Wrist Watch

old watches

When it comes to wearing a watch correctly, it’s important to note why the wristwatch came about in the first place.

Dating back to the 1800s, the first watches modified to be worn on the wrist were primarily worn by women as accessories. One of the earliest was created by Patek Philippe as a fashion accessory.

At the start of the 20th century, watchmakers became intrigued about using a wrist-worn timepiece for men in the military. They believed it would help them tell time quickly while on the battlefield.

Watchmakers started modifying pocket watches to fit on a bracelet worn on the wrist. Men would not wear the first iteration of the modern wristwatch until well into the 20th century.

Then developed as a ‘trench watch’ for military use, the earliest wrist watches offered something the pocket watch didn’t have – convenience.

After the wristwatch became less of a fashion accessory and more of a functional tool, watchmakers would spend the next century modifying them into the modern wristwatches we enjoy today.

#2 What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?

man wears watch

The age-old question: what wrist to wear a watch on? The answer – it depends.

The reason it depends is that since the creation of the wristwatch, men have mostly worn their watch on their non-dominant wrist. And since most people are right-handed, you would wear your watch on your left wrist.

But this isn’t always the correct answer. You may want to wear your watch on the right wrist if you are left-handed. But you may also want to wear it on your dominant hand.

So how do you know for sure?

The most significant benefit of wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is that you can quickly put the watch on and navigate the dial more efficiently than with your non-dominant hand.

Wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is less likely to damage the watch as you tend to do more with your dominant hand. If you were to wear it on your dominant hand, you’re more likely to scratch or ding the watch than on your non-dominant hand.

So the rule of thumb here is to wear your watch on your non-dominant hand for the best way to navigate and protect your watch.

#3 Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?

watch facing inside

The next question is, why would a man wear his watch facing inward on his wrist instead of outward?

This trend is seen primarily in individuals who need to check their watch frequently and in the most efficient way possible. Among the many reasons you should wear a watch, one of the most common is to support you in your profession.

You will see men in the military do this, as it’s easier and prevents sun glare better than when it’s on the outside of the wrist. It also offers faster convenience to other tools on the watch in addition to the time.

Another reason you may want to wear your watch facing inward is that it can help protect your watch from scratches and dings. Again, this is just a preference.

But you’re a stylish guy looking for the best way to wear his watch. What should you do?

The answer here is to wear it facing outward, as that is the most common way to wear a wristwatch. It shows off your timepiece that you love while also still being functional.

Unless you’re in a profession where you need to check your watch quickly while managing other tasks, the best way is to have your watch facing outward. After all, you probably didn’t spend money on that beautiful timepiece to hide its character.

#4 The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch

stylish watch

Now it’s time to find out exactly how to wear a watch in the most stylish way a guy can.

Assuming you’ve selected the right size watch for your wrist, the first thing you want to do is figure out if you’ll be wearing your watch on your right or left wrist.

As mentioned above, traditionally, the watch is worn on your non-dominant wrist. So if you’re right-handed, this means wearing your watch on your left wrist. For left-handed guys, this means your right wrist.

After you figure that out, it’s quite easy. The first thing you want to do is locate your wrist bone.

You want to wear your watch face up just above your wrist bone. If done correctly, your watch should slightly peek out from under the cuffs of your shirt when wearing long sleeves.

Next, you want to tighten the strap so it’s loose enough to be comfortable. You don’t want it so loose it can spin freely around your wrist. You also don’t want it too tight, or it will feel uncomfortable, especially when you bend your wrist.

After doing this correctly, you’ll be wearing a watch in the most stylish way possible.

There you have it, gents.

Now you no longer have to worry about wearing your watch incorrectly.

There is more than one way to wear a watch, so find what’s most comfortable for you personally, and rock your favorite timepiece accordingly.

If you want to take your watch knowledge to the next level, check out this article I wrote about the difference between quartz and mechanical watches.

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Fall Capsule Wardrobe Preparation (Buy Now and Get $$$)

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We’ve all been there – fall comes around, and you open your closet only to find you have nothing but polos and shorts.

So what’s a stylish guy to do? Pay a premium to build an entire fall wardrobe last minute? Sure, if you’re loaded. But not every guy is that lucky!

Don’t worry; as ever, I’ve got you covered. In today’s article, I’ll show you how to get the best bang for your buck when building your fall capsule wardrobe.

We’ll be covering:

  1. What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
  2. How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
  3. Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?
  4. What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?

#1 What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?

man in closet

One of the most common headaches guys run into in their closet is having too many clothing options to choose from but not enough of the right options.

While more options aren’t bad, they can be overwhelming, especially when you rarely wear most items. This is where building a capsule wardrobe comes into play.

A capsule wardrobe is a limited selection of clothing items that complement each other. This means you can buy a smaller selection of items and create a larger number of outfits.

This is crucial to understand because most guys don’t have an unlimited budget for buying clothes. A capsule wardrobe allows you to purchase and use items frequently with little redundancy.

But where do you start in building your fall capsule wardrobe?

#2 How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?

fall clothing items

After you have put together the perfect capsule wardrobe, you can start to add a few fall-specific items. This is done by adding a few staple pieces that complement what you already have.

For most, fall offers mild temperatures mixed with slightly warmer temperatures.

This means that layering will be of the utmost importance because you may leave the house needing a jacket, but it might be warm enough by midday to sport only the t-shirt underneath.

Start with the basics when building your fall capsule wardrobe and add pieces accordingly.

Keep It Simple

man wearing coat

Fall is primetime for layering, so you only need a few outer layers and should focus more on the innermost layers.

You want to make sure that interchangeability is at the top of your list when it comes to your wardrobe. Everything should complement each other for ease of use.

With that said, having a few staples and adding additional items as you change seasons is essential.

For this reason, ensure you have the following items in your fall capsule wardrobe:

  • A dark three-piece suit 
  • A light-colored tweed blazer
  • A leather bomber or biker jacket
  • An overcoat (dark or light)
  • A formal button-up shirt (white)
  • 2 casual button-up shirts (flannel or chambray, you choose)
  • 2 sweaters (1 shawl, 1 crew neck)
  • 2 t-shirts (1 white, 1 black,)
  • 2 pairs of Jeans (1 dark, 1 light)
  • 2 pairs of slacks/chinos (1 dark, 1 light)
  • 2 belts (1 black, 1 brown)
  • 1 pair of black dress shoes
  • 1 pair of brown oxfords (leather or suede, you decide)
  • 1 pair of sneakers (plain white or brown)
  • 1 pair of military boots (black or brown)

When it comes to accessories like watches, scarves, or gloves, you can use what you have as most men won’t need all of them, so I won’t count them in.

#3 Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?

clothing on sale

As it is the middle of summer, fall will be approaching quickly.

Now is a great time to snag up some of last year’s sale items at department stores as they usually have sales on previous season items. By now, most men aren’t thinking about what to wear in the fall.

While you still might be able to find good deals on last year’s fall items, it’s usually the most optimal time to purchase these items after the season has ended. This is when retailers try hard to clear space and make room for the next season’s clothing.

When they do this, it is a great time to get excellent deals on items that have just gone out of season.

Another great option to buy men’s clothing is online at your favorite retailers, as they will often have sales and discounts on items they have in their online inventory but are not yet in prime season.

The most expensive items in your fall capsule wardrobe are the ones you want to focus on, as you can often save a significant amount of money out of season for them.

These big ticket items include:

  • Your dark three-piece suit and blazer
  • Overcoats and jackets
  • Dress shoes and sneakers
  • Boots

These items will be some of the most expensive items and can be found discounted out of season. Put these at the forefront of your fall capsule wardrobe search.

#4 What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?

man shopping for clothes

You want to adhere to a few staples when building your fall capsule wardrobe.

Since fall weather can vary, layering will be essential. These few items are crucial as mainstays that can be layered with other items within your wardrobe.

For example, if you experience a rather chilly day in fall and need to wear a suit, an overcoat is essential as that outermost layer because you can simply remove it when you no longer need it.

When it comes to the concept of layering within your fall capsule wardrobe, you want to make sure you nail these following items.

Overcoats

man wearing overcoat

Having a good overcoat to complement your fall capsule wardrobe is crucial.

The overcoat acts as the outermost layer and will be removed whenever you go indoors. This makes for a great option as you can wear it with anything as it offers excellent versatility.

When searching for the perfect overcoat, it’s essential to know your size as they usually come in sizes of suit jackets, not regular sizing. After you’ve nailed the size, focus on color.

Dark-colored overcoats tend to be the most versatile. However, a light camel color can work as well. Stay away from patterns with overcoats as the goal is to be as versatile as possible.

Leather Jackets

leather jackets

A good leather jacket goes a long way. You can choose a leather biker jacket or a leather bomber; it’s your call.

Biker jackets can be slightly harder to pull off as most of the time, they will have a larger and more aggressive collar, but they still look great.

A leather bomber jacket is an excellent option because it looks great on all body types and often has more options than biker jackets.

For color, opt for black or dark brown, as that gives you the most versatility with other items in your fall capsule wardrobe.

Sweaters

man wearing sweater

Sweaters are to fall, what t-shirts are for summer. This means they are a critical piece as they are season specific and offer great versatility when it comes to layering.

So how do you find the perfect sweater?

You want options, so have a couple of different collar choices to give yourself the most bang for your buck.

Having a shawl neck sweater and a crew neck sweater ensures you have all your bases covered.

Make sure you choose neutral tones such as greys, creams, and tans for color. This ensures maximum versatility with other items within your wardrobe and gives you the most options.

That’s it, gents.

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The Best Zara Fragrances

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We all know of Zara and I’m pretty sure the majority of us own at least one piece from them, but I’m not here to talk about their reasonably priced clothing, I’m here for their fragrance.

Not quite a hidden gem but I don’t feel that they vast range and high quality fragrance that they create is given enough air time, I’m about to change that. The fragrance game is massive at the moment, everyone from the big fashion houses all the way to footballers have a scent on the market and they all carry a hefty price tag, with some of the bigger hitters asking in excess of

£100 for 50ml.

Zara clearly understand the need for a great fragrance but also appreciate not everything has to be overly expensive. I’ve been lucky enough to sample my fair share over the years and wanted to share with you what I feel are some of their strongest.

Tobacco Collective 100ml – £16.99

This is one of my absolute favourites, it works perfectly as an everyday scent. The initial smell is strong and masculine but with undertones of vanilla bourbon help to soften it slightly.

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For Him 100ml – £22.99

My current daily spray, its warm, modern and intense. It just so happens to be the perfect blend of three of my favourite scents, bergamot, cardamom and sandalwood. It’s strong yet light, never over powering and leaves a wonderful trail.

Florence 100ml – £16.24

Summer calls for a fresh fragrance and I cannot recommend this highly enough, its light, fresh and citrus scent is perfectly for those warmer days. Notes of black pepper, strawberry and guaiac wood allow this scent to sit gently on the skin with offending the noses of those around you.

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