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Men's hair advice: how to avoid flat hair

/ 08.27.2014
Do you know who never has flat hair? L'Oréal Paris spokesperson and Hollywood hunk Ryan Reynolds, that's who.
Do you know who never has flat hair? L'Oréal Paris spokesperson and Hollywood hunk Ryan Reynolds, that's who.

Limp hair is something that a lot of men have to deal with and often despair of. It's completely normal and the good news is that there are a few different remedies. If you want them, that is. After all, on some people, limp hair is hot (think Tim Riggins era Taylor Kitsch). Flat locks can be caused by a whole bunch of things, so dealing with them may require a little experimentation to figure out exactly what will work for your hair, but we can help with that.

Revive your hair

The main idea is to get your natural bounce back. This means that when you pull a piece of hair taught or squash it, it can and will snap back to its original root-lifted state. To do this, you may need to adapt your whole haircare routine or just a small part of it.

Washing
Annoyingly, it is possible to both wash your hair too often or not often enough. If your hair becomes greasy quite quickly, it could just be your scalp reacting to the drying effects of over-shampooing with excess oil production. To manage this, try using a dry shampoo on day two to soak up the oil and help boost your hair at the root. Alternatively, you may not be shampooing often enough and product build-up could be weighing your hair down after a few days without a good old fashioned wet shampoo.

Drying
If you find that letting your hair dry on its own leaves it looking lacklustre, try using a dryer to add volume and raise your locks from the scalp up. As you dry, lift your hair with your fingers and blast the roots.

Styling
As we already mentioned, too much product can cause build-up which is a major culprit when it comes to limpness. It can be an over-styled nightmare of a chain reaction, unless you're using the right products and the right amount of them. Try switching to L'Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum or TXT IT Hyper Fix Putty, which are formulated specifically not to leave residue, and take care to only apply the bare minimum to get the job done.

Maintenance
Finally, fixing your flat hair could as simple as getting a haircut. When the hair gets a little too long, it can stop behaving the way you want it to, or at all. So, a trim could be just the ticket to that fresh, full-bodied hair you've been looking for.

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