Expert: Craig the Barber, owner of the Grooming Concierge, an on-location grooming service, and a barber at The Shave of Beverly Hills (craigthebarber.com)
MensHealth.com: What is men'sbiggest hair mistake?
Craig the Barber: Men's biggest hair mistake is wearing hairstyles that do not fit their faces. For example, the faux hawk was a popular style for a while, but many men withrounder faces should steer clear of this style. This is also why a goatee can look great on one man, but not another. Men need to know that haircuts and facial hair need to be complementary to their faceshape, and a good barber will know this and guide you in the right direction.
MH: When it comes to products, what are the bare essentials I need for my hair?
Craig: To keep your hair groomed, youneed at least three products, minimum: shampoo, conditioner, and one of four hair products: grooming cream, pomade, styling paste, or matted putty.
MH: Do 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioners work?
Craig:For the most part, these work. However, considering that shampoos are designed to remove oils and conditioners are designed to do the opposite (replace the oils lost), these products are trulydesigned for the person that has no hair challenges. If you suffer from an oily or dry scalp, it is best that you continue to stock your shower with both. Or, if you are loyal to a 2-in-1 product, try anduse a separate shampoo and conditioner every so often to restore balance to your hair. You can always buy a small set in the travel section of any drugstore.
MH: How do I prevent a dry scalp?
Craig:Keeping your hair clean and moisturized, and limiting the number of products in your hair will solve this problem before it becomes one. Shampoo and condition your hair daily, and apply at the veryleast a hair lotion or grooming cream to keep your scalp moisturized.
MH: How do I get a great haircut?
Craig: Communication, communication, communication, I cannot say it enough. I know I may...