Just as with our clothes, our hair is an extension of our sense of self. A lot can be inferred about a person just by looking at their hair. That’s why it is so unfortunate that many men do not take care of their hair properly. Or if they do take care of it, they may not know what exactly to do to make it look good. Let’s take a look at some of the most common hairstyling mistakes men make, so you can avoid them if at all possible.
Everyone wants to look like they’re up to date with the latest trends, but the truth is, most of the time, you won’t have the kind of hair that the trendiest hairstyles require. What you should focus on instead is finding the right hairstyle that fits your face and head. Not only will it look better, but you’ll also have far fewer embarrassing pictures to look at once the trend is over.
Keeping a Hairstyle Too Long
On the other hand, you also don’t want to have the exact same look for years on end. You don’t want to be the person who is known for having a certain hairstyle that they never give up. Don’t be afraid to ask your barber or hairstylist what you should do differently with your hair—they’ll be happy to help you find the right look.
Messing with your hair should be a fun experience, not something to stress over. Let yourself play around with your hair. Let it grow long, pull it back with a nice hair tie, and get a samurai ponytail going. Use products you’ve never tried before or try mimicking a hairstyle you saw once that you think would look good on you.
Where some guys don’t use any product in their hair, others use way too much. Whether it’s a gel, mousse, gum, paste, or whatever else, overusing your product can make your hair look unnatural. Read the instructions on your product before using it. Remember to start small—you can always add more, but it’s really hard to take some away.
Hopefully, seeing the most common hairstyling mistakes men make should help you figure out if you’ve been committing any of these acts.