Are men aware of grooming? When Men are more aware of self grooming?
A majority of gentlemen are aware of the reality of good grooming. Most of them will even go the extra mile and ensure that they look presentable at all times. It might seem like so much work but the truth is that it comes along with many perks.
For one, ladies will find it difficult to control themselves at the sight of your well-kept hair. Just as ladies wear many hats when it comes to hairdressing, the same case applies to men. They choose how they would like their hair to look on different occasions.
From a good haircut to fading, men also know what they want. A well-researched fact is that some of them become more aware of their personal hygiene and general grooming when they have a crush on a woman.
Whichever the case, men ought to be familiar with the different ways to handle their hair. Technology also has something for those who have balding as a trait in their family genes. They could take a few tips from their buddies or their significant others could have some wonderful suggestions up their sleeves.
Do something your hair
It’s not a guarantee that your hair is going to always be on your head all your life. It will only happen when you are lucky enough. Whichever the case, make the most out of it while it’s still there. Let your trusted barber give you a few suggestions.
After all those years of being such a loyal client, he must have known your hair type by now. Who would be in a much better position to do this than your barber? At the same time, be flexible and see where it will take you.
When you were in your teens, you probably wanted to try out all the fancy styles you came across. Now that age is catching up with you, it’s only fair to give your hair its due. At the top of most men’s to-do lists is the fade.
This is where you cut your hair so short that your scalp is almost visible. What better way to leave yourself feeling liberated than this?
How to go about the fading process
This is not just a matter of grabbing your clippers and getting down to action. It takes skill as well as other factors to get you looking presentable to the world. As the name suggests, this style requires some bit of your hair to fade away.
The thrilling part is that there are plenty of fade styles to choose from. There is the high fade, which leaves a huge section of the crown being exposed to the sun. Older men tend to prefer this one probably because of the numerous responsibilities on their shoulders.
This class of men is usually too busy thinking of their children’s college fees rather than how their hair looks. Then we have the medium fade. As the name suggests, the hair is clipped and cut only to an extent where part of the scalp is visible.
Thirdly, there is the low fade where your scalp is almost hardly visible. The barber clips the sides such that the scalp is visible. The middle part almost running towards the upper part of the neck is almost barely touched.
How to fade your own hair
Tired of those endless trips to the barbershop? Well, not exactly tired, maybe you feel you need to do things differently? How about fading your own hair and see how that goes? Of course, it’s not going to be such a smooth breeze at first but you’ll get the hang of it as time goes by.
First, check whether you have all the necessary products in your bathroom cabinet. Your hair needs to be moistened first so a good bottle of hair spray should do the trick. Spray around your hair lightly until you’re sure that the clippers can move around smoothly.
Pick the right fading line by first doing your research to know where you’re going. Once you are sure of this, get your clippers and begin to shave vertically going upwards. Afterward, move your clippers to the sides of your head towards the fading line you cut initially.
How to care for your fade
While taking a shower, reach through every section of your hair with your bare fingers and shampoo. Rinse it off with some warm water and follow it up with some moisturizing gel. Comb your hair with the fade line as your guide.
Do this every day before you leave the house as it will leave you looking and feeling confident. It will sound like such a huge workload at first but will grow on you in the long run. It has to be a ritual of some sort that you should never skip.
When you notice it growing unevenly, visit your barbershop soonest possible. This way, your fade will maintain its shape and look lively. It might also cost you a few bucks but in the long run, it’s well worth it.
How to taper own hair
The term ‘taper fade’ might cause some bit of confusion so here’s the definition; It means you’re going to have to work with scissors rather than clippers. Taper fading requires you to use both the clippers as well as a pair of scissors.
After successfully fading your hair, there are stubborn strands that just won’t level up. A sharp pair of scissors will leave your hair looking dapper. Taper fading should be done after about two weeks depending on the growth speed of your hair.
One advantage of taper fading is that it knows no facial bounds. Your face doesn’t need to have a certain shape to look good with it.
Embrace the fade while it lasts
It would be rather awkward to come across octogenarians rocking the fade. When your hair begins to fall off or thin out, there will be minimal styling options for you as a man. Embrace the fade and other adventures for your hair while you still have the chance.