Looks matter here!
They might not be as obvious as women, but guys care about their hair, too. Sometimes, a lot more than what we think.
There’s nothing wrong or strange about a man taking care of himself and wanting to look good from head to toe. In fact, I find that to be extremely neat and sexy.
Unsurprisingly, society has already found a name for these types of men: Metrosexuals. Basically, this is the name given to any straight man who invests a lot of time and money on hair and skin products, and takes great care of his physical appearance is classified as a metrosexual. I happen to be a big fan of metrosexuality.
My current boyfriend has probably purchased more skin and hair products in his life than I had before the agony with my hair began. He has fine hair, he’s not balding at all, and when he gets a haircut, it lasts him at least three weeks. There is nothing that he needs to worry about at this time. Yet, he still cares a lot for his hair, and like most men worldwide, his main concern is hair loss.
While hair loss is the major problem for most men, especially middle aged men, others–maybe younger–care for the type of products being used on their hair, the hair color, and hairstyles. In general, we have a whole new culture of modern men who care and know what they want. For that reason, I have created a section here on My Summer Hair dedicated to our dear men.
March 8, 2010
The Oscars might be over, but we’re not done talking about it!
These three men had something in common last night, and it was not the color of their tuxedo. They are just three of the few whose hair I thought looked a little out of control.
I know that with so many millions some people might find that nothing else matters in life; however, one would think that having this much money could also facilitate celebrities to afford a professional hair stylist. With all due respect, Keanu Reeves looked like he just came out of a hospital for mentally ill people. Neil Gaiman and–very specially–Quentin Tarantino’s hair was also looking a little crazy. I guess I can relate…I sort of understand. But what I’m trying to say here is that they could have at least made an effort (just for the Oscars’ sake) and try to look neat. After all, some of us watch these events not only for the films, but also for the styles .
March 6, 2010
Seriously, do these men ever have bad hair days? They always have that clean-cut look going on. It’s a beautiful thing. My favorite is David Beckham; the man can be wearing a pineapple on his head and he still looks fine and stylish.
Practically everyone I know feels the same way about shaving: they hate it. Although women are commonly the most aggravated by this experience, men are also annoyed by the everyday habit of shaving. They can wake up one day; decide that they will not shave for the day, and they can totally get away with it. That’s the beauty of being a man. Well, I’m not a man, and don’t get me wrong; I’m undoubtedly proud of being so feminine. But I’m definitely jealous of this one! Men sure are lucky.
Anyway, even having our society’s blessings–letting it all grow long and wild and being accepted–some men still opt for shaving and doing it every day. Shaving on a day by day basis can definitely irritate the skin, sometimes with ugly results. My boyfriend, for instance, hates shaving every single day and he has his reasons. He feels that his facial hair grows faster when shaved everyday (which I think he’s totally right because the same happens to me), and he also used to feel that his skin got irritated. Now he shaves approximately every other day, and it works since he works at home. Do I love it? No, I guess, but his reasons are valid–plus, I can relate! Fortunately, my boyfriend is a Metrosexual (if you don’t know the meaning, just click on the link) and I like it! . He’s always on the search for new products. Years ago, he found this wonderful clear shaving gel that is not thick, doesn’t dry out the skin as much as regular shaving creams, and it moisturizes the skin and hair. Before shaving, he prepares the skin by applying a pre-shave oil called Prepare, also by the same brand. __________________________________ Hair Loss
A quick look at hair loss
Hair loss among men is very common. Some can start balding as young as 18 years old. According to the university of Meryland, Medical Center website, excess loss of hair is linked to a number of issues, including thyroid disease, hereditary thinning or balding, a fungus infection, and inadequate protein in diet. Stress, which is a big issue in the United States, can also be a major reason for baldness. Whatever the reason for hair loss is, most men do not welcome the idea of losing their hair, especially at a young age. To conceal or diminish the appearance, some guys shave their heads and wear hats and caps. Others, however, wear the “look” with pride.
The good news is that with the advanced technology today, there are many products on the market that men can buy to prevent or treat hair loss. Also, for those who don’t mind surgical procedures, hair restoration might be a good option.
For more details on hair loss, visit the University of Maryland Medical Center website.