Attention Men: Don't Make These Common Hair Mistakes

Need some help with your manscaping? Australia’s leading barbershop, Tommy Gun’s, has looked at the long and short of the most common hair mistakes men make.

Many of us don’t realise our everyday hair routine could be causing us more harm than good.

It's time to check on your mane maintenance, and make sure you're not making these standard mistakes.

Using too much product

Less is definitely more when it comes to men’s hair styling products. By using too much you’ll end up looking greasy and it may result in a build up that can start to look like dandruff. Too much product also means you won’t be able to nail the style as you’ll be stuck trying to work the excess product through the hair.

Cutting your own hair

Not only will you have plenty of mess to clean up, cutting your own hair can lead to all sorts of problems including an uneven cut and an untidy hair line from cutting into your natural hairline. Other dangers to cutting your own hair are that you can’t see behind you, not only do you have no idea what’s going on back there but there’s also the very real dangers of cutting yourself especially with the trickier spots like around the ears and back of the neck.

Not getting regular haircuts

Finding time to visit the barber in your busy schedule might be tricky but you’re only doing yourself a disservice by skipping it altogether. Too much time between haircuts can leave you looking scruffy, but also makes it harder to maintain and style you hair.

Trimming your own beard

Just like cutting your own hair, it’s easy to make mistakes when trimming your own beard. Common razor slip-ups include going too short on the neckline and ending the beard or stubble at the jaw line instead of going past it slightly, as well as having an uneven top line on the cheeks and ending up with one side higher than the other.

Forgetting to condition

It might not be a mortal sin but it’s always a good idea to condition your hair every so often as conditioner seals your hair cuticle, assisting with hair styling and avoiding fluff. By only using shampoo, you’re putting your hair at risk of increased static which can weaken the hair causing split ends, breaks and even hair loss!

Not washing your hair regularly

Not only is not washing your hair gross (you will get smelly hair!) the product build up can lead to scalp issues or even irritations.

Wearing a hat every day

There’s no proof that wearing a hat all day everyday can lead to baldness, but it’s still not good for your scalp. Hats can cause your scalp to sweat and hair can become more oily than normal throughout the day, not to mention that shoving your hair in and out of a hat can lead to knotting and messy hat hair.

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