Dry/ Damaged / Unruly Hair
Hair that has been proccessed, over styled, over worked or just mistreated will become dry, brittle, difficult to style, & lose it's shine. Think of your hair as your favorite shirt or blouse. The more you wear it, and wash it, unless you are using delicate cleansers, the worse it looks for wear.
The same goes for your hair. As you process, style & punish your hair, it loses moisture, & shine. If you aren't caring for it properly, the dryness becomes critical, and your hair weakens in strength & sructure, becoming more suseptible to breaking & splitting.
The products you use to maintain your hair health matter. It has far less to do with your inate ability to style your hair, or the styling tools you use.
Many product lines use silicones, waxes, & resins to cover up the poor condition of hair, tricking you into thinking it is soft, shiney, and healthy. All the while these heavy chemicals can build up on your hair unless you are using harsh stripping cleansers to remove them. Those harsh cleansers can cause further damage.
Your hair needs to be infused with long lasting moisture. Adding moisture is going to create a soft supple texture, and leave your hair more manageable, easier to style, with beautiful natural shine.
Fine / Flat / Lifeless Hair
Dry/ Damaged Rehydrated
Hair that is fine, flat & lifeless has challenges all its own. The structure of fine hair is such that it is difficult for the strand to support itself, or hold a style. Hair of this type needs plumping to increase the diameter, and add to the inner make up of the hair strand. You've certainly tried volumizing products to help boost the volume of the hair. These products are designed to work by sheathing the hair in resins in order to create a more robust structure, or will use chemicals that lift the cuticle of the strand increasing the size of each hair on your head.
By coating the hair, the products can build up, feel greasy or dirty, requiring more frequent washing to remove the offending products. Chemicals that open the hair up allow or loss of moisture, & weakens the structure of the hair, making it more tangly, reduces the natural shine, & harder to style.
Fine hair needs to be infused with deep moisture that causes the hair to expand and increase in diameter without lifting the outer layers of the strand. Botanical oils that have the correct molecular weight & structure do a fantastic job of this without causing damage to the hair strand itself. There is nothing wrong with fine hair, if you have it, you can create styles that work with the structure. If however you want to have a style with volume, or texture like soft curls, the appropriate product is a must.
Products for men have come ahead by leaps & bounds over the years. Incredible products combining skin care and hair care are emerging that make it easier for guys to take care of their skin & their hair, & their image. Men's lines have improved the results of shaving, styling, & grooming. What ever look you want to achieve, you can find a product for it. It is as important for a man as it is for a lady, to protect your hair and work to keep it healthy if you want it to perform for you. Hair structures between men & women very similar, the main differences between hair products for men & women are often aromas, and sheen.