A Healthy Hair Routine
You'll be using new products you never imagined needing: a sturdy hairbrush, a blow dryer, extra shampoo, anti-frizz crème, you name it. You need to fortify all that hair frequently, and for help we recommend looking beyond shampoo and conditioner. Sachajuan Hair Repair is a leave-in treatment your wear in your hair for 5-10 minutes after shampooing and conditioning. Using nutrient-rich algae to stimulate hair cells, it forms non-oily films around each hair fiber for protection.
A Trusted Stylist
We know you have a favorite barber who keeps your hair shapely and trim. It's time to let him know that you’ll be seeing someone else—a stylist in this case—because you'll be getting cleaned up every 6-8 weeks and need someone who is used to working with longer hair. Many stylists will give you a good touchup for less than $50, despite what your women friends pay for their blowout routines. Show your stylist what you want to achieve, and he or she will help you "direct" your hair at each interval, to keep it looking tidy without compromising your effort.
A Go-To Professional Look
Occasionally you’ll need to clean up for special occasions or corporate obligations. Tame the sides with a sturdy, combed-back look (try John Allan’s Matte with a light dusting of TOWELDRY Spray Styler). And, when it's long enough, you can celebrate with the best look of all: the glorious—and increasingly popular—man-bun.
Patience and Dedication
Hair grows slowly—roughly one inch every two months. Stay the course. Keep your eyes peeled for guys who are pulling off the look, and hang onto the good feeling that their success instills in you. Also, ignore any resistance. Many people will tell you to cut it, but stay on the trail. You’ll get there, and when you do, it’ll be all the more rewarding.
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