Tips and Tricks for Men’s hair Growth, Barber’s Guide

It’s estimated that the global hair loss treatment market will be $3773.54 million by 2028.

Learn these ten tips and tricks for men’s hair growth, every barber needs be able to guide their clients. Are you struggling with hair loss or simply looking to grow your hair longer and healthier? You’ve come to the right place! This comprehensive guide, penned by an expert barber, will walk you through ten essential tips for men’s hair growth. Let’s dive in!

Guide to a Healthy Diet

1. Importance of a healthy diet for hair. Your diet can impact your hair health. Poor nutrition can lead to hair thinning and/or loss.

(i) Biotin (B7): You can get this vitamin when you eat eggs, nuts, seeds, salmon, and avocados. This is crucial for hair’s health and vitality.

(ii) Vitamin E: is in almonds, spinach, avocados, and sunflower seeds. This antioxidant protects your hair follicles and improves blood flow.

(iii) Zinc: can be found in beef, spinach, wheat germ, pumpkin seeds, and lentils. This mineral is pivotal to help with hair growth and repair.

(iiii) Iron: red meat, leafy green veggies, lentils, and poultry. Iron, as we know, helps by delivering oxygen to your hair follicles. 

As you can see your diet is very important: As you see from this hair growth guide for men, a mix of proteins, fruits, veggies,  grains, fats, and dairy can provide all the nutrients your hair needs. Supplements can help if you can’t get the vitamins and minerals from your food. So why not the next time your are grocery shoping get yourself some salmon, avocados and spinach. In the remainder of this Barber’s Guide, we will discuss more practical Tips and Tricks for men’s hair growth.

Regular Trims a Trick to Growth!

2. As a barber, I often get asked if getting regular trims helps hair grow faster. Well, here’s the truth: while a hair cut doesn’t exactly speed up the growth, it does keep your hair looking at its best. Think about it, it’s like pruning a tree, by snipping off those split ends, we’re keeping the rest of your hair healthy. Damaged hair can drag on a comb and put pressure on the roots. So, don’t be a stranger to your barber’s chair. Regular trims are all part of maintaining that handsome head of hair! It’s great for hair and your mental health.

Scalp Massage Encourages Hair Growth

3. There’s nothing quite like a good scalp massage, right? Not only does it feel great, but it also does wonders for your scalp. As a barber, I’ve seen it firsthand. When you massage your scalp, or better, have it massaged, you’re increasing the blood flow up there, this means more nutrients are getting to your follicles. More nutrients means healthier and stronger hair. So, don’t be shy about giving your scalp a little TLC. Spoil yourself, it’s simply a wonderful and enjoyable way to promote hair growth.

Tips & Tricks! Avoid Heat Styling

4. Sometimes you want to get the hair dryer out to get that perfect look. But here’s the thing, too much heat can really do a number on your hair. It can cause damage and even slow down your hair growth. As a barber, I’ve seen it happen. If you’re going to use a hair dryer, make sure you’re also using a heat protector. It’s like sunscreen for your hair – it helps shield it. So just remember not too hot nor too long, moderation is key when it comes to heat styling. If you dab and squeeze your hair first to remove most of the water, your hair will thank you for it!

Not a Trick, Stay Hydrated

5. You know how they always say drinking water every day keeps the barber away! But seriously, staying hydrated is not just good advice for your body, it’s also crucial for your hair. Think about it this way – when you’re thirsty, you grab a glass of water, right? Your hair gets thirsty, too. Drinking plenty of water helps keep your hair hydrated from the inside out. Your scalp is more important when it comes to hydration. It is skin and, needs water to stay supple and soft.  So, keep that water bottle handy, my friend. Your hair needs it just as much as the rest of you does!

Limit Chemical Treatments

6. As a barber I have seen it too many times, the overuse of chemicals. Bleaching, coloring and perming can damage hair and make it brittle. This will shorten the time you will have it as it will break when brushed or washed. But as with hydration, the scalp is the main cause for concern, it can get damaged permanently by strong chemicals damaging the follicles and as a result of that, the hair is weakened and that will dramatically shorten its lifespan.

Tip! Use Hair Growth Products

7. You know, in all my years as a barber, I’ve seen many products come and go. But when it comes to hair growth, there are a few that really stand out. Take minoxidil, you might know it as Rogaine. It’s one of those products that can genuinely help some people’s hair growth. Also DHT blocking shampoos can help. But just keep in mind not all so say hair regrowing products are created equal, what works for one might not work for another. So, if you’re thinking about trying out a hair growth product, do your research, maybe even chat with a Trichologist.

Avoid Tight Hairstyles

8. As a Barber I’ve seen a lot of trends in my time. One thing I’ve noticed is that tight hairstyles, like buns or braids, can actually lead to a type of hair loss called “traction alopecia.” It’s caused by too much and prolonged traction on the hair, pulling the hair too tight, too often and too long. The best advice I or anyone can give you is to let your hair down, when you can. If you need to keep your hair out of the way, say for work, put it in a hat. Your follicles will thank you for it in the long run.

Tip! Don’t Brush Wet Hair

9. Ok, one of the tips and tricks to hair growth is not brushing wet hair, especially long wet hair. When your hair is damp and wet, it is more prone to stretching and breakage. It’s at its most vulnerable. This isn’t great if you’re trying to grow it out. If you need to brush and detangle it after a shower, use a conditioner and reach for a wide-toothed anti static comb. It’s much gentler on your wet hair.

Manage Stress one of the Best Tips of ALL!

10. And finally, let’s chat about stress. We all have it, it’s part of life, but did you know it can actually contribute to hair loss? It’s true. So, finding ways to manage your stress can be a game-changer for your hair. Maybe it’s meditation, maybe it’s yoga, or maybe it’s just a good old-fashioned workout. Whatever helps you unwind, make it a part of your routine. Your hair – and your mind – will be better off for it. 

These Tips and Tricks are just the Beginning

In wrapping up this barber’s guide, it’s important to remember that hair care is not a one-size-fits-all journey. Everyone’s hair is different, and what works wonders for one person may not yield the same results for another. From eating right and staying hydrated to regular trims and choosing the right products, maintaining a healthy mane involves a holistic approach. And let’s not forget the importance of managing stress, which can also impact your hair’s health.

Don’t wait, find help!

If you find yourself experiencing more hair loss than usual, don’t wait for the situation to worsen. Consult a professional—whether it’s a trusted barber or a certified trichologist—to get personalized advice tailored to your specific needs. After all, your hair is your crown, and taking good care of it is an essential part of self-care.

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Further Reading

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A quick Q&A quiz just for fun, what can you remember about the Hints and Tips?

Q1: Why is a healthy diet important for men’s hair growth?

A1: A healthy diet is essential for hair growth because poor nutrition can lead to hair thinning and loss. Nutrients like Biotin (B7), Vitamin E, Zinc, and Iron play a vital role in maintaining hair health and vitality.

Q2: How can scalp massages encourage hair growth?

A2: Scalp massages increase blood flow to the scalp, delivering more nutrients to the hair follicles, resulting in healthier and stronger hair growth.

Q4: What effect does heat styling have on hair growth?

A4: Excessive heat styling can cause damage to the hair, leading to slower growth. It’s important to use heat protectors when using a hair dryer or other heat-styling tools to minimize damage.

Q5: Why is hydration important for hair health?

A5: Staying hydrated is essential for both your body and hair. Drinking enough water helps keep the scalp hydrated and supple, which, in turn, promotes healthier hair growth.

Q6: How can stress impact hair growth?

A6: Stress can contribute to hair loss, so managing stress through activities like meditation, yoga, or exercise can positively influence hair health. Keeping stress in check can help maintain a healthy head of hair.

Q7: What are some essential nutrients for promoting hair growth?

A7: Essential nutrients for promoting hair growth include Biotin (B7), Vitamin E, Zinc, Iron, and other vitamins and minerals found in a balanced diet.

Q8: How can chemical treatments affect hair health?

A8: Chemical treatments like bleaching, coloring, and perming can damage hair and make it brittle, leading to hair breakage and shortening its lifespan.