Healthy Hair Meets Style
At 18|8 Brookhaven, we know that your hair is more than an accessory—it is a defining feature of your style. That’s why we offer a variety of men’s haircuts and styling options to help you look your best. In addition to the work of our talented Atlanta barbers, there are some things you can do on your own to promote healthy hair throughout your life.
When To Wash
Depending on your hair type, you may need to wash your hair less frequently than you think. Straight hair gets oily more quickly, but curly hair can sometimes go a few days without becoming greasy. Washing your hair too frequently can cause your scalp and hair to dry out, causing itchiness and hair loss. Worried about grooming your hair between washes? Our barbers are experts in hair styling for men and can suggest methods and products to keep you looking fresh.
How To Wash
Most people know how to wash their own hair. But there are a few tricks to the process that can keep your hair healthier. Before washing, make sure your scalp and hair are completely wet. After applying a small amount of shampoo, massage it into your scalp. Contrary to popular belief, you do not want to rub your scalp too hard. Make sure you rinse your hair completely; if you don’t rinse all of the shampoo out, your scalp may feel itchy and dry. Finally, avoid brushing your hair until it is dry. Because your hair is wet, the roots are soft and can more easily pull out.
Protecting Your Hair
You can protect your hair from exposure in a variety of ways. As many know, heat can be damaging to your hair. One way men can avoid excessive heat on their hair is by using cooler water in the shower. You can also shield your hair from the sun, wind, and rain. Exposure to these elements may lead to dry hair and scalp, dirt buildup, and even infections.
Both your hair and your scalp require extra moisturizing from time to time. Using conditioner helps keep your hair looking great, but it is not meant for your scalp. When using conditioner, apply it about two inches below the roots of your hair. Sometimes extra help is needed. Our men’s hair experts offer scalp treatments to help moisturize and revitalize, including removing dandruff. For more information about our services, visit our Atlanta men’s salon to speak with a barber about your hair needs.
Diets For Healthy Hair
You are what you eat. And that extends down to the tips of your hair. A healthy and balanced diet means you are intaking sufficient levels of important vitamins and nutrients. Healthy sources of protein (such as chicken, leafy greens, eggs, nuts, and beans) can assist in hair growth. Additionally, antioxidants help boost your metabolism and blood circulation—both essential elements in a healthy scalp.
Visit Your Atlanta Men’s Salon
Do your part to keep your hair healthy and strong; leave the rest to us. As your Atlanta experts in hair care for men, we are excited to offer quality haircuts, as well as straight-razor shaves and beard care. Your 18|8 Brookhaven appointment is more than a trip to the barber—it is a complete grooming experience for men. To set an appointment, call us at (404) 481-5368 or use our online scheduling form. We look forward to seeing you!