*in partnership with Native. All thoughts expressed are my own.

Having clean, healthy hair is something that dudes could be paying a lot more attention to, in my opinion. It’s not really something I was ever taught about growing up and it can really make such a big difference in having hair that looks great or having hair that’s just kind of ‘meh’. Here are the three easy steps that I follow to keep my hair looking and feeling its best.

STEP 1: Shampoo

I use Native’s Coconut and Vanilla Moisturizing shampoo. I love their products because they work really well, they’re paraben-free, and they’re made with only 10 ingredients. They even show you exactly what the 10 ingredients are and what each of them is there for right on the back of the bottle. Native is known for their all-natural deodorant and they just launched this hair care line that’s exclusively sold at Target!

Shampooing is the step for cleaning dirt and old product out of your hair. I’m a pretty active person, I like to try and break a sweat every day, so I usually wash my hair 2-3 times per week. Usually Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, unless I’m doing something that gets my hair extremely messy. If you have longer hair, you may need to wash more, but it’s ultimately different from person to person.

Get a good lather going with the Native Shampoo, rinse it out, and you’ll immediately feel how much softer and healthier your hair and scalp are.

STEP 2: Condition

Next in the process is to use my Native‘s Coconut & Vanilla Moisturizing Conditioner. This step makes your hair nice and smooth. For people with shorter hair like mine, you only need a tiny amount, maybe a dime size. Do your best to work this into the ends of your hair and not rub it too much into the root as it can build up and clog your hair follicles.

I really love the coconut and vanilla scent of these products too because it’s not overly feminine but also not overly masculine like some other grooming brands’ products.

Let your conditioner sit in your hair for 2 minutes or so. On days that I’m washing my hair, I do it first so that while the conditioner is in my hair I can wash my body while the conditioner sits. After 2 minutes or so, rinse it thoroughly and your hair will be feeling smooth and silky.

Step 3: Hair Mask

Finally, once a week, usually on Sundays, I will use the Native Almond and Shea Butter Hair Mask. This is a great way to add some extra strength and moisture to your hair. A tiny bit goes a long way like the conditioner. Work it into your hair and let it sit for 2-3 minutes while you finish the rest of your shower duties.

TO THE LONGER HAIRED FRIENDS…this step is REALLY important to maintain as much health and strength in your hair strands. If you’re regularly using a blowdryer to style your hair, the heat can damage your hair strands. It dries them out and doesn’t let them grow or sit as nicely. This hair mask fixes that so your hair will look and feel the best it possibly can.

So these are my 3 easy steps to good hair with Native. It’s available exclusively at Target, it’s inexpensive, and the quality of the products is excellent. I hope you take my tips into consideration and start having the healthiest, best-looking hair you’ve ever had!

About the author

I'm Parker York Smith, a curious dude still very much figuring everything out. I hail from the Midwest but have been dwelling in Los Angeles for the last few years being a pretty stereotypical west coast transplant. I'm a fashion geek, I love to walk (a LOT) and I do my best to find the bright side. I'm extremely excited about this blog and hope that (with some hard work and luck) it turns into what I believe it can. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please get in touch with me via my social networks (which can be found in the sidebar) or email me at parker@thelooksmith.com.

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