How do I keep my hair straight?

Hoe houd ik mijn haar goed naar voren?

A hair-forward haircut is popular, stylish, edgy and 'a la 2022'. It looks effortless. As if you just got out of bed with your lovely loose coupe forward. But nothing could be further from the truth, unless you are blessed by the gods. To keep your hair in a neat way all day long, you need some skills. A guide to keeping your out of bed look classy instead of completely haggard. Time to give you that manual!

The reasons your haircut doesn't stay in place

You are probably familiar with the following scenario. You've styled your hair perfectly forward in the morning and leave satisfied. You come home after a long day, look in the mirror and see a feral primeval man with strands of hair standing in all directions. After a few days like this, you start to wonder if this hairstyle is right for you. Well, we'll tell you, sure. There are simply several reasons why your hair in the front does not stay in place. Hang in there, see if these reasons sound familiar to you.

Hair type

Every man has a different hair type. This can be straight hair, curly hair, frizzy hair, thin hair, thick hair, etc. For example, one hair type fits more with one hairstyle and the other more with the other. To be able to style your hair well forward, straight or slightly curly hair is the best hair type to have. The more curls you have, the more stubborn it can get. Thick hair also tends to take the path of least resistance and therefore jump out of style, but also tends to be heavy and therefore hang neatly forward.

Get to know your hair (and your hair type) so you know how to handle it. There are many products that are suitable for a certain hair type so that, despite your hair type, you can wear your hair forward for men. A little tender, love & care combined with some research will ensure that you know your hair best. And so also how you can best deal with it.

Growth direction

Okay, this one is really unfair. The direction of growth of your hair is something you can do very little about. The direction of growth of your hair has been determined since birth. Some hairs grow towards the front, the other to the side and sometimes to the back. Just look at your crown, here the hairs often go in all directions and this can therefore be a difficult place. Especially if you want to send all your hair in the same direction, you have to learn to deal with the direction of growth of your hair. One place goes forward effortlessly, with the other you have to do a little more. This point can also be solved with some research into your own hair and its growth direction. That way you know exactly which areas of your hair need a little more attention and effort during styling.

Sebum production

The sebum production of your scalp is also important and can affect your haircut. If you have an overactive sebum production, your hair will become greasy a lot faster than other men's. The oils that are released will form a layer on your hair. This layer can be useful for a hairstyle with your hair forward because it weighs it down a bit. Unfortunately, this layer can also repel styling products that you use. Compare it like water and oil, the oil repels the water. This works the same way with your styling products and can therefore be more difficult to style. So this point can be a curse for some men and a blessing for others.

Wrong products

Above are all points that are almost all genetically determined. But, of course we also have a point that you can do something about yourself! If you use the wrong products, your haircut will fall out of shape faster or be difficult to handle. These products can also ensure that you get a natural, matte or glossy finish. Always read the description of the product you are interested in to see if it is a good match for your hair type and the type of hairstyle you want to create.

Tips to keep your hair forward

Of course we have put together some tips for you to keep your hair forward. Take all the reasons mentioned above to see why it doesn't work, get started and use the tips below.

Wash your hair

When your hair is wet, it is malleable. The growth direction can be softened in this way, this only works when it is still wet! When your hair dries naturally, it will fall the same as it used to and will therefore be a lot more difficult to style.

Use a hair dryer

In the previous point you read that it was important to wet your hair. And now it's the art of drying your hair in the right way. The hairdryer is important, a secret weapon in this context. You can bend your hair and slightly adjust your hair growth direction. When you want to style your hair forward, you should (unsurprisingly) blow dry your hair forward. Just make sure you blow-dry your hair completely, otherwise you'll still be giving your hairstyle the option to sneak back to what it's used to.

Show your barber what kind of haircut you want

Sounds superfluous, but this tip is very important. Do you want short hair forward? Or just a bit longer and more messy? Your barber sees your hair growth direction, your hair type and the condition of your hair better than you. Therefore, if you want a certain haircut, show what you want really clearly. He then knows exactly what needs to be cut and how your hair can stay forward as best as possible.

Use the right products

Our favorite topic: the right styling products for hair forward for men. For example, if you want to create a casual, messy look, a sea salt spray is your best friend. If you want to weigh your hair down a bit, you can use a cream or wax. A pomade will often make your hair too greasy and you don't necessarily want this if you want to go for a casual look. Fortunately, there are plenty of products that can help you with the hair forward haircut for the man.

Which products keep my hair forward?

If you're lucky, you don't have to use much product with this hairstyle. But, if you have a little more trouble with it, there are certainly products that can ensure that your hair stays in shape just a little bit better. Think of a good grooming spray or hair paste . This way you model your hair properly, it doesn't get too greasy and it ensures that your haircut really stays in place during the day.

If your hair is a little longer, we recommend a hair cream . With a hair cream you ensure that you have more control over your hair, without making it greasy or weighing it down too much. You can keep the casual look this way! Oh, and speaking of casual looks, a sea salt spray is the best match for this. It literally creates a kind of 'beachy' look. Your hair will get a little more texture and definition and it will also be able to give your hair more of a wave or curl. Makes the whole thing less flat and boring.

And the finishing touch is of course the hairspray . When you've styled your hair exactly the way you want it, a few good sprays of hairspray will keep your hair in good shape throughout the day. This is how you actually secure your coupe. The hair growth direction will struggle to find its original way again and you will come home with the same look you left with. Problem solved!

If you still have questions about, for example, your hair style or suitable products? Please feel free to contact us. That's what we're here for, you're happy - we're happy. You know where to find us!

Your friends, The Alpha Men