Should I shampoo my hair?

 

I can’t stress how important it is to shampoo your hair before you get the haircut. I see a lot of clients over the weeks (over 70/week), and they understand how it benefits both them and myself when you shampoo your hair first. In between haircuts your hair attracts a lot of dirt that works against the clippers when trying to cut the hair off. If you are one of those people that like to put wave grease such as pomade in your hair on the way to the barbershop, STOP doing it today. A barber’s clipper can not cut through tough pomade as easily as it could through clean hair. As barbers, we need the hair to fall off as easily as possible. If you are in a rush and don’t have time to shampoo your hair before you get to your barber’s chair then ask him/her to do it for you. I promise they will love you for it. The customers get better haircuts and the barber’s clipper doesn’t get clogged up with mountains of pomade grease and other dirt.

My hair is thinning. How do I prevent my hair from thinning?

Doo Gro Mega Thick Growth Oil

 

Being a barber, I get to see a lot of heads week after week after week. Sometimes it can feel like I’m working an assembly line in a factory. But at the end of the day I love what i do! However, some of my customers main concern is the thinning of their hair. Black men tend to begin thinning on their hairline first. Most of the time it begins in the corners of their hairline or perhaps at the crown of their head. Okay well there are a couple of things I would recommend that you do to delay this process. First talk to your barber about your situation and let him or her know that you want to prevent your hair from thinning or balding earlier than it has to. Ask your barber to scissor over your thinning spots instead of using the clipper to cut through it. This will take the hair level down to the necessary length while leaving bulk or darker appearance. Second you want to make sure you are using a good hair strengthening oil on a regular basis. I recommend this to all of my clients with this problem. I prefer to use Doo Gro products which are available at http://www.DooGro.com. The Doo Gro oil takes the hair that you already have and makes it thick, stronger, and full. With these two tips along with shampooing and conditioning your hair once a week can delay the thinning of your hair.

Should you use Bigen for your haircut? What is it?

Okay, so you have a special event to attend. A wedding, a big party, a photo shoot, or a big date with that special person you’ve been waiting to get for so long. What can you do for your hair to really help you stand out and make a good impression? While there are numerous things that you can do I often recommend to my clients a Bigen Haircut service. What is it? Simply put its just permanent hair color. However it’s the technique in applying the Bigen which makes it the number one hair enhancement product on the market right now. When applied appropriately Bigen will give you a very define line and full look to your hair. So to those of you that may want to hide a thinning spot, Bigen will definitely help you with this. However, there are some precautions that one should take before applying Bigen. A patch test should be done in order to verify if the client has any allergic reaction to the product. One may also want to make sure that his/her hair is clean of any grease or pomade because it could affect the hair taking in the color. Your barber should be able to handle it from there. Keep in mind that there is an art to applying the Bigen to your haircut so results may vary. Many celebrities, athletes, and entertainers use Bigen hair color to enhance their haircut. There are several different colors offered by Bigen which you can checkout at www.bigen-USA.com, however they mostly offer darker colored dyes. Rest assured that if you want to make a great impression with your haircut Bigen will definitely give you the crisp and full look that you’re looking for. Take a look at some of the photos below by Mont da Barber and feel free to Like us on Facebook or Follow on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting rid of hair bumps. No problem.

Just some friendly advice. A couple of weeks ago I had a client tell me that he got bumps on the back of his neck when he had to go to another barber. I know there are some of you who can relate to this. The worse feeling in the world is to see a patch of bumps growing anywhere on your neck or face. My client told me that he thought the barber’s clippers were dirty. This is a concern for customers! To those of you who go to barbers to get your haircut, I am going to give you some advice, ask your barber to spray his clippers and combs before he services your hair. I get the impression, from myself and other barbers, that customers are hesitant to ask the barber this question. If you are sitting in the chair of any reputable barber then he or she will not mind if you ask them this question. In fact, they should be glad to do so considering that they are legally obligated to do this by the state barber administrative agency. I told my client to make sure he asks this question if he feels uncomfortable about the cleanliness. I also told him to make sure he tries to stay with a consistent barber who practices proper sanitation. Dirt from clippers, hats, finger nails, glasses, wave caps, and other items can also cause bumps and its important to keep these items clean as well. An effective bump removing product that I recommend to my customers is Kiti Kiti. It’s great to use, non-oily, mint-smelling, and easy to apply during the morning or after your haircut. It’s usually for sale at a local hair supply store or online. However, the most effective way to remain free of bumps is to stay clean and ask your barber to help you stay bump free. Have you ever wanted to ask your barber to do this? What do you use for bumps?

 

Do you want waves in your hair?

I remember someone asking me how did I get my waves to form and spin so good. Back then I told them I was just blessed with some good hair, “from my momma” I said. Years down the line after becoming a barber and getting the chance to talk to hundreds of customers I decided to write about what works for most people.

The number one key to getting waves to form in your hair is brushing. I can not stress how important this is when you are trying to form waves in your hair. Sometimes I get parents that ask me how can their child get waves in their hair. The children are usually twelve years or younger and kids at that age typically don’t care to much about getting waves in their hair. I tell the parents that if they or the children are not going to dedicate the time to brushing then they may want to wait until the child has the desire to get waves themselves. Somehow when we were young we had all the time in the world to brush our hair. Don’t get me wrong, some kids are truly blessed with good hair and can get waves without almost even trying. But most of us need that brush.

Step number two is to let your hair get thick. I know what you are thinking! You don’t want to go without having a crispy haircut. However, waves are actually a curl pattern in the hair and if the hair is not long enough then the curl pattern can not form. Think about a piece of string, when you tightly pinch it with your thumb and index finger and slide it down to the bottom the string curls up. This is the same with our hair. Consider just getting edge ups from your barber when going through this phase.

In all actuality these two steps when done should create a wave pattern. If your hair is still not cooperating then you can look to other techniques and products that can help you get waves. A few of my clients share the same technique in getting waves to form in their hair. First they dampen the hair with a hot towel to soften it. Next, they place a small amount of grease in their hair for shine and hold. There are tons of products on the market for waves from pomades, gels, creams, or even texturizing. When I was younger I used Murray’s Wave Grease and it definitely had me spinning. However, I didn’t like the build up and how it clogged up my hair. I would recommend that you wash your hair 1-2 times per week if you are going to use a pomade. Gels and creams are a lot lighter and don’t build up as much as pomades. After you place your product in your hair then you brush. Then you brush some more and some more… Afterward, to get a good hold and really lock in those waves that begin to form you may want to use a wave cap. Most wave caps are the same and I haven’t come across any that are different in the way they work. However, I will say that you need to be extremely careful when purchasing one with the two strings that tie around the back of the head. This is a major cause of premature balding in the nape of the neck (the back of the head or neck). The reason why is because most people wear these wave caps for to long of a period and it cuts off blood circulation. Well guess what? Your hair needs blood to grow and stay healthy. So please be careful when choosing to wear this type of wave cap. I would not recommend to wear it more than 30-45 min at a time.

If you do these steps consistently for a minimum of 2-4 weeks you should begin to see some waves forming. Just remember that brushing is really the key to getting waves. These are some of the techniques that my customers use and I would like to hear about what you do. So leave a comment and let us know.