Tips From Your Chicago Men’s Salon

Here at 18/8 Chicago, we know you want to keep yourself looking sharp, fresh, and attractive. That’s why at our Chicago men’s salon, we offer a variety of services including haircuts, styling, shaves, waxing and grooming treatments for men throughout the Chicago area.

By helping you feel your best, a great head of hair can boost your confidence and your performance. Unfortunately, many men actually contribute to their hair’s misbehavior by making simple mistakes that are easy to avoid. Here, we offer a few tips for habits you should break to keep your hair looking and feeling great.


Taking Burning-Hot Showers

Unfortunately, those steaming hot showers can damage your skin and hair. Hot water strips the hair of moisture, leaving it susceptible to frizz, flyaways, and excess dryness. Never fear – you can still enjoy those amazing hot showers by simply turning the dial down and rinsing off with cold water when you’re done, and keep your hair healthy and moisturized by receiving regular haircuts at our Chicago men’s salon.


Washing Your Hair Too Often

Believe it or not, it’s actually better for your hair if you don’t wash it every day. Every time you wash your hair, you strip your strands of necessary nutrients, making them vulnerable to not looking their best. It’s best to only wash your hair 2-3 times a week. If you’re curious to learn how your unique hair texture and cut responds to being washed, ask your hair stylist on your next visit!


Styling Wet Hair

Rubbing your wet hair with a towel, or excessively messing with your hair before it’s dry, can cause breakage, damage, and frizz. Your hair is most fragile when it’s wet, so the straining, stretching and pulling can be too much and cause breakage. Instead, use a blow dryer on a low setting, or give your hair a chance to air-dry before styling.


Using The Wrong Product

Did you know that humidity can change the effectiveness of the products you’re using? In dry seasons like fall and winter, your product may work wonders, but in the more humid seasons, you should consider switching it out for a wax-based product that will help keep your hair under control in the humidity.


Eating Junk Food

We all know junk food is bad for us, but did you know it’s also bad for your hair? It’s true – eating junk foods can make your hair dull and greasy. On the other hand, eating healthy foods will make your hair soft, fresh and shiny – all qualities you want no matter your style or length.


Get A Men’s Haircut At Eighteen Eight

The good news is that it’s never too late to start making positive changes to help the health of your hair. Now that you know what habits are bad for your hair, and how to fix them, come see one of our expert hair stylists at Eighteen Eight Chicago for a fresh men’s haircut or style to receive a men’s haircut or one of our other salon services. Start your journey towards healthier hair today by getting a crisp new look and talking to your stylist about what routines to implement in order to look and feel your best. Book your appointment today!