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Are you planning on taking some time off work? If so, here’s how you can keep your hair looking neat and healthy without visiting a barbershop.

After weeks of long working hours, it’s often wise to take some time off and change the scenery. Typically, this is usually in the form of a vacation, sabbatical, or visiting someone you haven’t seen in a while. However, what most men never plan for during a vacation is how they are going to take care of their hair.

Remember, stepping out of your comfort zone means change; i.e. losing access to your usual barber, personal grooming space at home, and adapting to something new. And while it’s not always the case, you might not enjoy this change. So, what can you do to avoid unnecessary disappointments? Well, below are a few cool and simple WiseBarber hair grooming tips for men in 2021.

Choose the Right Haircut

Yes. This is the most important tip I’ll give you today. Why? Because your haircut determines several things; including:

  • How easy it’s going to be to maintain?
  • How you’ll look?
  • As well as how much it will cost you, overall?

My advice – keep it simple. You don’t want to spend most of your precious vacation time worrying about your hair, right? Go for a haircut that not only complements your look but also makes life easy for you. Generally, it should be easy to clean, style, and retouch when necessary.

Luckily, there are numerous men’s hairstyles to choose from, nowadays. You can go with a Buzzcut, Taper Fade, Undercut, Man Bun, or even a Slick Back; as per your preferences.

Many do not realize that part of healthy hair includes choosing the right haircut. Photo: Delfina pan | Unsplash

Learn How to Trim and Style Your Hair and Beard

When going on a vacation (away from home), always assume that you’ll have to handle most of your grooming needs yourself; trimming included. You’ll save yourself from disappointments and bad hair days; just in case there’s no skilled professional available to do it for you.

Thus, it’s important to learn how to maintain and cut your own hair and beard. Luckily, this is easy. There are a ton of web posts and video tutorials online showing how to trim, style, and maintain all kinds of hairstyles. And yes – it might take time to master. However, you’ll perfect your skills sooner or later. Just ensure you start early enough.

Learning how to take care of your beard as well is important. Photo: Jordan Nix | Unsplash

Clean and Shampoo Your Hair the Right Way

Cleaning is an important aspect of any grooming routine. Generally, it ensures your hair stays fresh, is free of product build-up, and stays strong and healthy. BUT! If not done right, frequent cleaning can cause more harm than good. Specifically, shampooing. How?

Well, anytime you shampoo or wash your hair with soap, its natural oils are stripped away from the strands. And if you do this frequently, your hair may get dry and frizzy. That’s why, when washing your hair, it’s advisable to:

  • Always comb and brush your hair to get rid of any existing chunks of dirt or debris.
  • Shampoo once every three to four days with a hair-friendly product.
  • Rinse your hair with plain water daily to wash off dust and other soluble particles.
  • Apply a natural conditioner after every rinse.
  • If your hair starts feeling dry and frizzy, apply a moisturizer.
  • Also, use beard oil and balm to keep your facial hair looking nice, soft, and fresh.
Finding the right shampoo can be difficult. Photo:@sblaps | Unsplash

There you have it – three simple yet important hair care tips for traveling men. Remember, all you have to do is choose the right hairstyle and learn how to trim, clean, and maintain it. Obviously, it shouldn’t be as controversial as Zac Efron’s Dreadlocks back in 2018; unless, of course, you don’t mind the criticism that’ll ensue