As a man, looking good is not something that you should debate about. It should be at the top of your to-do list. You can acquire a 3-piece suit, an up-market wristwatch, and a leather pair of shoes, but one thing can help create a negative perception about you – thick, wavy, and unruly hair. After balding and thinning hair, this is another hair problem that men have to deal with.

Dealing with the menace

You want to have fabulous hair that will make you standout, and well….one that the woman of your life will take pride in, and want to run her fingers through every time, right? Your wish has been granted! Below are some tips that will help you deal with thick, wavy, and unruly hair.

    1. Always use the right products

In the 21st century, entrepreneurs have realized that people want to outshine the other as far as beauty is concerned, which explains why there are millions of products in the market. With all of them promising heaven to their prospective clients, it is very easy for you to choose one that will cause more harm than good to your already unruly hair.

First things first, you need to do a lot of research about a product before you make an order. Check multiple websites for reviews. Never make the mistake of depending on a manufacturer's website alone, because the information in it is based on a pre-planned marketing strategy. When you find a product with great client and expert reviews, know that it has worked for others, and it will doubtlessly work for you.

In case you don’t trust the internet, why not ask your referrals about different products they use? Then, choose the best based on the answers you get, and of course, your instincts!

Avoid going products that wow clients with prices that are too good to be true. There are high chances that they are made from low-quality products, which can be detrimental to your hair. Buy quality conditioners, beard shampoos, and other beauty products you are convinced will make your hair cuticles smooth.

However, do not spend all your life savings on beauty products. Remember the rule of the thumb. Always buy the best that you can afford!

    2. Get a haircut

Getting a haircut is another excellent way to deal with thick, wavy, and unruly hair. Besides, it makes you look appealing and exposes your personality to the world. With this kind of hair, avoid getting a haircut that requires a lot of styling. A simple one will do. If you are a busy person, and you do not have much time to schedule a morning appointment with a barber, ask your hairstylist to give you tips on how you can set your hair every morning for a better look.

If your hair is exceptionally thick, consider getting a short hairstyle, since its maintenance doesn't demand a lot of attention.

    3. Add some colour

Yes, adding colour to your hair goes a long way in improving its texture. If you hate doing it, it might be the best option for dealing with the thick, wavy, and unruly hair that you hate so much. Start with changing your attitude towards hair colouring.

To enhance the beauty of thick hair, add several colour tones. However, make sure you seek the services of a good hair stylist if you want nothing but the best.

    4. Learn some styling techniques

Styling your hair helps in redefining your looks, and assists in dealing with this type of hair. After showering, apply straightening balm and leave-in cream. This reduces fizziness, smoothens your hair, and makes it shinier than ever.

    5. Avoid using too much heat on your hair

Most people use hair dryers to dry their hair since it helps them save time. However, if you do not want all the tips mentioned above to become futile, make use of the free heat given by Mother Nature to dry your hair. This is because lots of heat drains a lot of oils and nutrients from hair, and might end up becoming thicker, wavier, and more unruly. If you must use a drier, then keep it to the lowest settings.

There you have it! Make the above tips your daily routine, and you will see results over time. All the best!

(Last Updated On: November 11, 2020)

A licensed hair practitioner, Catalina Johnson has worked in hair care for more than 25 years, spending the last decade focusing on trichology, which is the study of hair and scalp disorders.She is an accomplished author and educator as well, and she credits God for drawing her to the hair industry.