Our senior stylist Luke Kalat is known not only for turning out Manhattan's best blonde haircolor for a devoted clientele, but also has a loyal following of men's haircut clients. His men's hair renown recently attracted the attention of grooming and lifestyle site Birchbox who tapped Luke's men's hair expertise for a surprising interview about how, and how often, guys should really be washing their hair. Restraint, avoidance of drugstore dandruff shampoo, and apple cider vinegar all play a role in this conversation. Check it out!
A Guy’s Guide to Washing Your Hair
We asked stylist Luke Kalat to clarify a few things about the supposedly easiest part of our grooming routine. With thirteen years of experience—the last six as a senior stylist at Seagull salon in New York—the guy knows a thing or two about hair.
BB Man: Is it true that washing your hair can actually accelerate oil production?
Kalat: Everyone has different hair types, but generally the more you wash your hair, the more your scalp produces sebum. Sebum is an oil secreted from the sebaceous glands to protect and waterproof your hair and your skin. If you shampoo too much, you can dry out your hair and scalp and your glands will go into overdrive to protect you. It can be a vicious cycle, especially for guys shampooing every day or more. Lots of guys think they are dirty if they don't shampoo, but if they just 'slow their roll' the scalp will balance itself out.
BB Man: So how often do you recommend a guy use shampoo?
READ THE REST OF LUKE'S INTERVIEW, INCLUDING SOME REALLY GOOD ADVICE FOR EVERYONE IN THE LAST LINE, AT BIRCHBOX.COM!