How to maintain healthy hair and a fuller beard for Black men

Aaron Wallace's Daily Grooming Routine Revealed

By Aaron Wallace

Aaron Wallace Healthy Hair and Beard Routine with Humanrry

Aaron Wallace launched his eponymous men's grooming and self-care brand from the Shear and Shine Barbershop in South London. During his time as an expert barber, Aaron was often asked for recommendations by his clientele about good quality products that would solve their hair and skin care problems. As a black man, Aaron could personally relate to their frustrations and decided to do something about it. Aaron and his team have created products that are able to improve afro hair and skin, without the use of any toxic ingredients (while utilising key ingredients such as Black Seed Oil and Mango Butter).

We at Humānery know a thing or two about men’s beard and hair-care. We are here to help you find a routine that can work wonders not only for your style but for your confidence too.

Our friends at Aaron Wallace are passionate about good quality afro hair care for Black men. Experiencing these issues first hand, Aaron Wallace has designed a collection of ultra-nourishing men's skincare and haircare product featuring their unique key ingredients of Black Seed Oil and Mango Butter that alleviate dryness and breakage while offering sustainable, natural products to the black community.

We spoke to Aaron, the founder of his eponymous brand (Aaron Wallace) to learn more about what he does to maintain his healthy afro hair and grow a fuller, thicker beard. Here is what he has to say about his routine:

START WITH A CLEANSE

I always begin my routine with a cleanse.

Using warm water I wet the hair (and beard) and then apply a small amount of Aaron Wallace Hair & Beard Shampoo.

Using my fingertips I give my scalp a massage to remove debris and also begin to gently detangle the hair and beard. Sometimes if the hair is dirty you will get less lather, this is because the shampoo binds to the dirt, on these days I'll go in with a second rinse to get more lather and remove any left-over dirt. Otherwise one rinse is fine - but never three!

THEN, CONDITION YOUR HAIR AND BEARD

Next, I condition my hair using the Aaron Wallace Hair & Beard Conditioner.

This is one thing I think many men overlook but is actually the secret to healthy hair and beard.

Conditioners improve the actual physical condition of each strand of hair, smoothing out the surface of the hair which makes it glossier, less prone to tangling and allows moisture to stay in the hair longer. If you're not using a conditioner, the small outer layer of your hair is more likely to become frazzled and frayed. For men that allow their hair to lose moisture faster, it tends to lead to dryness and hair breakage.

Once applied, I leave the conditioner in for 5 minutes and then rinse with warm water.

I don't dry the hair fully. Instead, I like to pat dry for the most part and let the rest air dry. Try to avoid using a blow-dryer or heat after conditioning your hair.

NEXT STEP: ESSENTIAL DAILY MOISTURISER AND STYLING

Next step is to moisturise.

Afro hair requires a lot of moisture, especially after a shampoo. This is when I would apply our Aaron Wallace Hair & Beard Moisturiser to keep the hair soft and nourished for optimal growth.

Whilst applying the moisturiser, I also begin to gently detangle the hair some more using my fingers, being very careful not to tug or yank through any knots. Just gently untwist knots or break at the tips if necessary - tugging breaks the hair at the root.

After I've detangled with my fingers I then go in with the comb and style my hair how I wish. I prefer a metal pick comb to a plastic or wooden one, as I feel they allow for less tugging on the hair.

THE FINAL STEP: THE PERFECT FINISHING TOUCH

The last step is to apply our hair & beard oil to the hair and beard.

The hair and beard oil provides the perfect finishing touch and acts as a sealant to keep all of that moisture locked into the hair for longer. This product has been designed to mimic the body's naturally produced sebum oil, which due to our coils does not always reach the end of the strand of hair - resulting in breakage and split ends.

Finally, I run through the comb once more, followed by a brush to move the oil through my hair and beard. Then I’m good to go - feeling great and ready to face my next challenge.

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£39.00
Aaron Wallace Skincare System
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Aaron Wallace Softening Hair and Beard Moisturiser
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£13.00
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