When the Natural Hair movement started
nobody talked about men. I guess it’s because most black men have always been natural; Meaning that they don’t have chemically treated hair. Another reason is that most men are simple. In most cases, we as women care more about how we look than men. Ladies, we can’t hate if men want to look good too! Just as long as they don’t take over our mirrors 😆
In the 70’s, The battle between men and women about whose hair looked the best was close. These days I definitely think that we have the guys beat! Back in the day, my daddy had a foot and a half afro. His afro was bigger than my mama’s. Men were also getting their hair straightened. Glad that is over! In the 80’s and 90’s, when I was a teenager, boys would not even talk about having their hair straightened or relaxed that was just not cool. Guys mostly wore their hair in high-top fades. Later In college, when we started approaching the year 2000, guys were all about the clean cut. The clean cut is still around but a lot of guys are letting their hair grow out in longer styles, including my sons. Also, The beard is very big now and the upkeep is similar to the care of the hair on our heads just not as involved. Some guys have chosen to let their beards grow very long and some keep them full, but short. Guys used to only have beards for the winter or if they were sick. Now it’s Spring, Summer, Fall, and winter! Ladies, we like the beards, don’t we!
Men in My House
When I met my husband, he had a low haircut. I convinced him to shave it off because it was thinning at the top; the best decision he could have ever made for his look! That is also a choice you guys have to make for yourselves. Choose what looks good on you! For him, it is a bald head for you it might be dreads or a clean-cut look. He also has a beard and he used to only let his beard grow out in the winter. Now he just trims it and lines it regularly. Then there are my sons. My two boys have a lot of hair but my stepson’s hair is low. One has basically a fro-hawk and the other a hightop fade and my stepson has a short fade. They also have different hair textures so what works for one may not work for the other. Ladies here are some tips to help your guy out. Men, if you are reading these tips & tools, are just for you!
Guys you only need to wash your have once a week or biweekly. I recommend The Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Shampoo and The Mane Choice Conditioner . You also need to deep condition it after each wash and detangle while the conditioner is in your hair. I also recommend deep conditioning Twice a month. These are the products I use on my boys’ hair the Mane choice For daily maintenance there are several products you can use it just depends on the look, texture, and style of your hair. If you have a very low haircut I recommend using Murray’s Light Pomade & Hair Dressing to help achieve those waves. My husband also uses this on his beard. If you have an inch or more of length you can use activator if you want your hair to have a slight wet curly look. I also recommend Hydratherma Naturals Daily Growth Lotion and Hydratherma Naturals Protein Balance Leave-In Conditioner. After applying your daily moisturizer if your hair is not too long I suggest giving it some curls with the NUDRED Hair Sponge or something similar. If your beard needs trimming you can use Beard Grooming & Trimming Kit for Men and Wahl Color Pro Complete Hair Cutting Kit. Now you can start your day looking good and being confident!
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