Guys, work with your hair!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Guys, work with your hair!When it comes to grooming their hair, men often feel they’ve got the short end of the stick. But there’s so much you can do with your style, simply by working with what you’ve got.

Terence the dynamic stylist and owner of Terenzo International Hairdressing Professionals shares his styling tips.

‘The trend at the moment is most definitely steered towards a more groomed vintage gentlemen’s cut that can work for most hair types and textures,’ Terence says. ‘Something that is easy to style which also compliments most wardrobes.’

If you’ve got…

Thinning and/or fine hair

Terence’s tip: ‘Often men would grow their hair longer thinking that it will look fuller. However, if you cut your hair in a shorter style it will definitely appear thicker and fuller. For thinning hair Redken has an amazing range called IntraForce. It is formulated with a targeted combination of zinc PCA, aminexil and arginine that works synergistically to help promote density and delay avoidable hair loss. Another great product for men with fine or thinning hair is Densify Texturising Shampoo by Redken.’

Long and thick hair

Terence’s tip: ‘Try a more textured style that has the flexibility to be scraped back and is more sophisticated or just texturised. It should be left to dry naturally for a more relaxed look. Apply Get Groomed by Redken for Men after shampooing – towel dry your hair and rub a coin-size of the product through your hair and style.

Frizzy/curly hair

Terence’s tip: ‘We recommend a Brazilian Blowout. This treatment can control the curl and reduce frizziness. Once the treatment has been done, you will have to invest in the Brazilian Blowout Acai Hair Care products, developed for the unique purpose of extending the life of the treatment.’

Ethnic/afro hair

Terence’s tip: ‘Invest in a MIzani Relaxer followed by a Brazilian Blowout a week later to ensure silky smooth hair that can be cut and styled in more of a variety of styles.’

Dandruff-prone hair

Terence’s tip: ‘A shorter hairstyle will ensure for more UV exposure to the scalp that can help with dandruff prone hair. You should avoid tying hair up if you have a longer style. Scalp Relief from Redken helps to eliminate and combat dandruff and its symptoms while gently cleansing the hair – the scalp is clarified and relieved while hair is shiny, light and airy.’

Oily hair

Terence’s tip: ‘If your hair is excessively oily, the shorter the haircut the better. Use Scalp Relief – Oil Detox by Redken. Apply a dollop of the shampoo on dry hair and emulsify with very little water. This will help soak up the oil. Then shampoo again and style.’

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Other articles you may be interested in:
Curly cuts for guys
The Mohawk
Sexy summer hair

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. Blazezn

    I fall into the thinning category so keep it as short as possible

    6 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    Going to need to show this to my Hubby ;)

    6 years ago •

  1. beautyaddict

    My husband went to the same barber for 25 years and payed R20 for a hair cut. That was until i dragged him to my hair stylist, now he has hair cut in a mohawk style… still cant believe it

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Kay

    Some guys just go overboard!

    7 years ago •

  1. Sam

    What about the guys with bald heads? Maybe they need some tips about how to shave their heads effectively. I know my husband would appreciate tips like that.

    7 years ago •

  1. Sam

    My husband shaves his head bald as he has a receding hairline.

    7 years ago •

  1. Zu

    The salon for men in Canal Walk is good.. Its always fully booked though. But they give nice head massage/shampoo and i like howthey style my honeys hair/haircut.. It makes him look young

    7 years ago •

  1. Botes

    Will give Redken a try, my man is very fussy about his products but will try it and post back. Very informative, will pass it on

    7 years ago •

  1. Charne

    It’s a pitty hubby is a policeman … they have to cut their hair short (number one-4 style). Will definitely share this article with him.

    7 years ago •

  1. Debsie

    My husband shaves his hair. Easier he says

    7 years ago •

  1. paulina

    Well thank u so much on the Ethnic/afro hair tip will really try this out on my partner, such a wonder tip thank u.

    7 years ago •

  1. Robyn Bronkhorst

    Great tips! Will see if I can convince my hubby that a change is as good as a holiday and instead of just shaving his hair off to maybe grow it a little longer. Here’s holding thumbs!

    7 years ago •

  1. Maria Meyer

    Hubby is also just the shower and shampoo type, no hair products

    7 years ago •

  1. gerrit

    They say a change is as good as a holiday, i have been wearing my hair in the same style for years, so my girl eventually got me so far to got for a haircut and a different style and i was very satisfied with the style the hairdresser gave me so come on guys give it a go u won’t be sorry.

    7 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    Lol I must make my bf read this! Grooming is so important!

    7 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    its good to see man taking good care of their hair.

    7 years ago •

  1. landman

    Oh goodness i have the same problem, hubby is from the old school, he’s been cutting his hair army style for decades, gosh it drives me up the wall, sometimes i really think they just to lazy to take up a brush and hairdryer to give the old crop a better style.

    7 years ago •

  1. Mpbutterfly

    Great tips for the not so fairer sex.

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    Some great tips for the boys!

    7 years ago •

  1. julandism

    My boyfriend refuses to spend more than R100 on a haircut and R30 on products. It drives me insane!

    7 years ago •

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