Not all men are created equal. Every hair type is as diverse as the men who have them.
I'm assuming you read the article before, The Right Haircut for You, so now its time to study the state of your hair. Everything you've read about mens hair has mostly been about normal (straight) hair... But in reality, when talking about hair type, not all men are created equal. Curly, thinning, afro-textured and straight.
Straight Hair, is more or less devoid of waves, straight hair is, well, straight. It's usually medium in thinkness and there's no curl to it.. But it's not cartoon hair, so maintienance is still madatory. Even guys with great straight hair need to ensure that the scalp is well scrubbed, stimulated and moistureized. Its easy to care for but the reall prize here is that staight hair can take on just about any cut - fauxhawk, mohawk, Mad Men style side part, or the effortless bedhead.
Curly Hair, is coarser, dryer, duller and more susepctible to breakage than straight hair. Curls call for serious care, and the key ingredient is cream. Creamy shampoo (not the liquid-y, clarifying shampoos), creamy conditioners (one for everyday and one deep conditioner for once a week) and some creamy styling products... not gels or pomades or putties. Curls get frizzy, if you haven't noticed. Washing your hair just two to three times a week, ditiching the blow dryer and patting rather than rubbing your hair dry after a shower are aslo part of my recomindation for a perfect mop top.
Last thing, invest in an expert stylist who specializes in curly cuts. Yeah, you could ask to just go super short all around but that would be chopping off all those beautiful curls. Instead, go with short on the sides and longer length on top, long all over, like a modern afro, or easy, breezy beach hair.
Afro-Textured Hair, Men of color tend to have hair that is thicker, coarser and more tightly coiled than other hair types. Its also more dryer and more fragile, so proper care is critical. Shampooing even a couple of times a week can cause the hair to become brittle and break. Tha's because most common shampoos contain sodim lauryl sulfate (SLS), which is responsible for removing residue and essential oils, making hair that's naturally on the dry side even more dryer. Look for shampoos that are SLS-free and incorparate a sweet almond or coconut oil scalp treament into your daily routine to help maintain moisture
Thinning Hair, Ok, my favorite! I am in this catagory and I want to be honest: If you got a glimpse of some scalp while examining your head, you're part of the more than 40 million men in America who have androgenetic alopecia - better known as male pattern bladness. Regardless of your level of loss, you still need to watch after your hair... or whatever is left of it... with a thickening shampoo that contains protiens like keratin to strengthen the hair shaft. Other shampoos add too much moisture and that weighs your hair down making it look even thinner. But lets be real, no shampoo is going to help you from going bald. For that look into Rogaine or some prescroption pill.
BUT, a skilled stylist (like myself) can disguise a receding hairline or bald spot with a crew cut or a modified Caesar. You don't need a lush head of hair to be down right handsome, Jason Statham learned how to deal with loss of hair and you don't hear the women (and men) complainning. He's a hottie!