The Grooming Journal

A Hair Care Routine for Men

The best hair care routines for men can help keep hair healthy and free from damage. And if you need it, a great hair care routine can also boost your self-esteem!

A Man with Thick Healthy Flowing Hair Covering His Eyes
Words by Jack Goodson
Feb 17, 2022 

Creating a hair routine for men is important, no matter how obvious it may seem as hair is always visible and is often a source of self-esteem. The best hair care routines for men can help keep hair healthy and free from damage and also give a boos to their self-esteem!

What Is a Men’s Hair Care Routine?

A well considered hair Care routine for men helps with:

1. Keeping hair healthy and looking its best.

2. Reducing the likelihood of hair loss.

3. Improving the overall hygiene of hair and scalp, including both its smell and appearance. This can also help with tackling a flaky scalp or issues such as dandruff.

4. Reducing the time it takes to achieve desired results, no matter your hair care aims.

Good grooming can make men feel more confident and boost their self-esteem. Having well-groomed hair and nails can boost self-esteem by making people feel more attractive, secure, and respected.

Humanery is here to help you answer, "what is an ideal hair care routine for men?"

The steps in hair care routine essentials:

Step 1. Shampoos and hair+scalp cleansers

Getting a shampoo that suits your needs is the fundamental bedrock of having a strong hair care routine for men. 

When getting a shampoo for yourself, it's important to ask the following questions:

1. What is your hair type? 
Do you have thinning hair or do you have thick or curly hair? Do you have long hair or shorter hair? 

This then leads to a second important question:
2. How often do you need to wash your hair and scalp with a shampoo? Do you need to shampoo daily or do you need to shampoo less frequently? 

Once you've been able to answer these questions, head over to our curated collection of men's shampoos and hair+scalp cleansers to find the right product to help you get started with a strong hair care routine.

Featured Men's Shampoos and Hair + Scalp Cleansers

Patricks SH1 Daily Hair Thickening Shampoo for Men
PATRICKS SH1 Daily Thickening Shampoo
PATRICKS SH1 Daily Thickening Shampoo
PATRICKS SH1 Daily Thickening Shampoo
Patricks SH1 Daily Hair Thickening Shampoo for Men
PATRICKS SH1 Daily Thickening Shampoo
PATRICKS SH1 Daily Thickening Shampoo
PATRICKS SH1 Daily Thickening Shampoo

PATRICKS SH1 Daily Thickening Shampoo

Hair Thickening, Strengthening & Hair Loss Protection
£28.00
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo

PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo

DHT Blocking and Ultra Thickening Shampoo for Healthier Hair
£68.00
Sons The DHT Blocking Shampoo for Daily Use
Sons The DHT Blocking Shampoo for Daily Use
Sons The DHT Blocking Shampoo for Daily Use
Sons The DHT Blocking Shampoo for Daily Use
Sons The DHT Blocking Shampoo for Daily Use
Sons The DHT Blocking Shampoo for Daily Use

Sons The DHT Blocking Shampoo for Daily Use

Clinically Proven to Halt Men's Hair Loss & Strengthen Follicles
£13.00
PATRICKS SH2 | Deep Clean Shampoo
PATRICKS SH2 | Deep Clean Shampoo
PATRICKS SH2 | Deep Clean Shampoo
PATRICKS SH2 | Deep Clean Shampoo
PATRICKS SH2 | Deep Clean Shampoo
PATRICKS SH2 | Deep Clean Shampoo

PATRICKS SH2 Deep Clean Shampoo

Anti-Dandruff Formula for Improved Scalp Health + Hair Thickening
£28.00
Ruffians Original Shampoo
Ruffians Original Shampoo

Ruffians Original Shampoo

For All Hair Types with Seaweed & Amino Acids
£12.00
Augustinus Bader The Shampoo
Augustinus Bader The Shampoo
Augustinus Bader The Shampoo
Augustinus Bader The Shampoo

Augustinus Bader The Shampoo

High-Performance Restorative and Strengthening Hair Cleanser
£40.00

Step 2. Hair conditioner

Ingredients in Shampoos such as sulfates can be harsh on hair and strip it of its natural oils, which results in dull, dry strands. Moreover, depending on the weather and the kinds of hair styling products you use, your scalp can also get dry and irritated.

To gain back moisture lost and add a healthy boost, using a conditioner after shampooing is a must. Think of it like cleansing your face and never moisturising; your skin will feel parched without a protective barrier.

There are various types of conditioners from daily conditioners to leave-in conditioners. Head over to our curated collection of men's hair conditioners to find the right conditioner for your hair care routine.

Featured Men's Hair Conditoners

PATRICKS CD1 | Stimulating & Thickening Conditioner
PATRICKS CD1 | Stimulating & Thickening Conditioner
PATRICKS CD1 | Stimulating & Thickening Conditioner
PATRICKS CD1 | Stimulating & Thickening Conditioner
PATRICKS CD1 | Stimulating & Thickening Conditioner
PATRICKS CD1 | Stimulating & Thickening Conditioner

PATRICKS CD1 Stimulating & Thickening Conditioner

Deep Cleansing, Improved Hair Fullness + Reduced Hair Loss
£30.00
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner

PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner

Super-Strengthening Anti-Hair Loss Formula with DHT Blockers
£68.00
PATRICKS CD2 | Moisturizing Conditioner
PATRICKS CD2 | Moisturizing Conditioner
PATRICKS CD2 | Moisturizing Conditioner
PATRICKS CD2 | Moisturizing Conditioner
PATRICKS CD2 | Moisturizing Conditioner
PATRICKS CD2 | Moisturizing Conditioner

PATRICKS CD2 Moisturising Conditioner

Restorative, Nourishing Formula Designed to Soothe Hair & Scalp
£30.00
PATRICKS CD Lite Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD Lite Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD Lite Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD Lite Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD Lite Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD Lite Daily Conditioner

PATRICKS CD Lite Daily Conditioner

Intensely Hydrating, Non-Greasy Formula with Soothing Aloe
£16.00
Ruffians Original Conditioner
Ruffians Original Conditioner

Ruffians Original Conditioner

Smoothing, Strengthening Conditioner for Men
£12.00
Aesop Conditioner
Aesop Conditioner
Aesop Conditioner
Aesop Conditioner

Aesop Conditioner

Hydrating Daily Conditioner with Elevating Natural Notes
£35.00

Step 3. Using hair and scalp treatments

Hair treatments are a series of steps used to improve the health and appearance of hair. Most hair treatment products are used as pre-stylers before styling products are used. 

You can use hair and scalp treatments to revive dull, dry and lifeless strands, as well as promote a healthy scalp. For those days when shampoo and conditioner won’t cut it, Humanery offers a curated selection of hair and scalp treatments for men that will help to reduce dandruff, regulate oil secretion and fight against hair loss and thinning. 

Featured Men's Hair and Scalp Treatments

Ruffians Hair Powder
Ruffians Hair Powder

Ruffians Hair Powder

Adds Density & Volume with Strong Styling Hold
£14.00
John Masters Organics Scalp Follicle Treatment & Volumiser
John Masters Organics Scalp Follicle Treatment & Volumiser
John Masters Organics Scalp Follicle Treatment & Volumiser
John Masters Organics Scalp Follicle Treatment & Volumiser

John Masters Organics Scalp Follicle Treatment & Volumiser

Boost Scalp Health & Growth + 70% Organic Ingredients
£25.50
Aesop Equalising Shampoo
Aesop Equalising Shampoo

Aesop Equalising Shampoo

Smoothing Antidandruff Formula with Oil-control for Extended Freshness
£35.00
PATRICKS CD Lite Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD Lite Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD Lite Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD Lite Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD Lite Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD Lite Daily Conditioner

PATRICKS CD Lite Daily Conditioner

Intensely Hydrating, Non-Greasy Formula with Soothing Aloe
£16.00
Aesop Sage & Cedar Scalp Treatment
Aesop Sage & Cedar Scalp Treatment

Aesop Sage & Cedar Scalp Treatment

Botanical Oil for Dry, Flaky Scalps + Lightweight, Grease-free
£25.00
Saunders & Long The Long Weekender-Humanery
Saunders & Long The Long Weekender-Humanery

Saunders & Long The Long Weekender

5-in-1 Multifunctional Bath & Grooming Hybrid Space Saver
£26.00

Step 4. Styling your hair

Styling your hair is the final step of a great hair care routine. It can make a big difference to how your hair looks and feels.

Hair styling can be done using various products, techniques, and styles. Hair waxes and pomades are used to keep hair in place and add shine. Hair gels and clays are used to add hold and volume to hair. Hair mousse is used to add body and texture to hair. Hair sprays add volume, hold, and shine to hair.

You can explore a variety of high-performance men's hair styling products at Humanery and find the product that is just right for your hair.

Final tips to keep a high-performance hair care routine

  • Continue to invest in the right products for your hair care needs. Going for products that use low quality ingredients or don't suit your scalp may lead to poor hair growth and other scalp issues. Go for high-performance products for your hair.
  • Be consistent with your routine. As with any good thing in life, consistency and constant improvement is the key to strong results.
  • Your hair health and scalp health are intertwined. A healthy scalp leads to healthy hair so continue to look after your scalp (keep it clean, keep it moisturised and keep nourishing it with good quality nutrients).
  • Get regular haircuts and keep your hair trimmed.

Featured Men's Hair Care and Hair Styling Products

Patricks SH1 Daily Hair Thickening Shampoo for Men
PATRICKS SH1 Daily Thickening Shampoo
PATRICKS SH1 Daily Thickening Shampoo
PATRICKS SH1 Daily Thickening Shampoo
Patricks SH1 Daily Hair Thickening Shampoo for Men
PATRICKS SH1 Daily Thickening Shampoo
PATRICKS SH1 Daily Thickening Shampoo
PATRICKS SH1 Daily Thickening Shampoo

PATRICKS SH1 Daily Thickening Shampoo

Hair Thickening, Strengthening & Hair Loss Protection
£28.00
PATRICKS CD1 | Stimulating & Thickening Conditioner
PATRICKS CD1 | Stimulating & Thickening Conditioner
PATRICKS CD1 | Stimulating & Thickening Conditioner
PATRICKS CD1 | Stimulating & Thickening Conditioner
PATRICKS CD1 | Stimulating & Thickening Conditioner
PATRICKS CD1 | Stimulating & Thickening Conditioner

PATRICKS CD1 Stimulating & Thickening Conditioner

Deep Cleansing, Improved Hair Fullness + Reduced Hair Loss
£30.00
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo
PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo

PATRICKS SH PLUS Daily Shampoo

DHT Blocking and Ultra Thickening Shampoo for Healthier Hair
£68.00
Sons The DHT Blocking Shampoo for Daily Use
Sons The DHT Blocking Shampoo for Daily Use
Sons The DHT Blocking Shampoo for Daily Use
Sons The DHT Blocking Shampoo for Daily Use
Sons The DHT Blocking Shampoo for Daily Use
Sons The DHT Blocking Shampoo for Daily Use

Sons The DHT Blocking Shampoo for Daily Use

Clinically Proven to Halt Men's Hair Loss & Strengthen Follicles
£13.00
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner
PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner

PATRICKS CD PLUS Daily Conditioner

Super-Strengthening Anti-Hair Loss Formula with DHT Blockers
£68.00
PATRICKS M2 Matte Finish | Medium Hold Styling Product
PATRICKS M2 Matte Finish | Medium Hold Styling Product
PATRICKS M2 Matte Finish | Medium Hold Styling Product
PATRICKS M2 Matte Finish | Medium Hold Styling Product
PATRICKS M2 Matte Finish | Medium Hold Styling Product
PATRICKS M2 Matte Finish | Medium Hold Styling Product

PATRICKS M2 Matte Finish Medium Hold Styling Product

Medium Hold Thickening Hair Styling Paste Ideal for Thinning Hair
£38.00

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