How to Condition Your Mane – For Men

In Educate by El Moreno31 Comments

Your conditioning regimen could be the single most important factor to maintaining your flow. Using proper technique, conditioning with appropriate frequency and thoughtful product selection all matter.

Watch El Moreno break it down for ya, with how to condition your hair for men.

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Tell us about your conditioning regimen. How often? What’s your technique? What products have you tried? Any questions after watching El Moreno?


  1. All you guys are just great to read. I read, learn and have a lot of fun. I still have no idea what I am doing, but feel fairly sure I will gradually figure. Are any of you Silverbacks or grey foxes? Does old white hair naturally start to yellow? Can it be removed and made shiny? Been growing long for about 11-12 months and am getting to just past the awkward stage can now pull about a 5-6 inch queue and would like it look good.

    1. Author

      Yo El Viejo! Great to have you here man and happy you are enjoying the content. Not a ton of experience with the grey over here. Have not heard of it yellowing but I could imagine that happening through over-exposure to a substance. For example, if you swim a lot and have a lot of chlorine exposure in your hair without giving it sufficient wash or maybe extreme exposure to the sun. Really not sure though, as long as you take care of it you should be fine.

  2. Whaddup longhairs! I just stumbled on some of y’all’s videos recently and I love em all! I’m about 11 months in to my journey for long hair. I can pull it together in the back from the sides just barely, but I’m not quite there with the top of my head.

    I was just wondering if I should be conditioning my hair everyday as it’s still in the end of the awkward stage but it hasn’t touched my shoulders yet. So all of the natural oils from my scalp should be getting to most of my hair, right? Meaning I shouldn’t need to condition everyday, am I right in thinking like this or not?

    1. Yo Kyle what up man?! Stoked to have you here.

      Great question. You’re right, you should be fine not conditioning every day. Since I cut my hair I’ve found I need to use even less conditioner. Every two or three days has been fine for me.

      Keep lettin it ride amigo!

    1. El Nico, if you ever figure it out let me know. I don’t have FB either. I don’t see anything here that let’s you add a picture.

  3. It’s science man! I’m 6 months into letting my hair grow so I’m trying to learn everything I can.

  4. Adding a picture and logging in, it asks you for a password but I can’t figure out how you go about creating one, or am I just being a dumb as?!

    1. Author

      No that’s on us. If you’ve never purchased a product and created a customer account you are not going to be able to add a pic. One thing you can do in the meantime is create a gravatar and that will pull you image. That is how El Rubio and my pictures are being pulled.

  5. Craig, your Amazoniaphobia aside, I found this on Amazon and I love it. There doesn’t seem to be a particular brand name so search for “Natural Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner Set Sulfate Free.” It comes with a nice wooden brush. This is my “A Team” hair product. My “B Team” product is Art Naturals Argan Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. Probably just as good, but the first one has an amazing smell. Once a week I use Mane ‘n Tail conditioner. This gives a really deep moisturizing for your hair. It has Behentrimonium Methosulfate which I was concerned about but I looked it up and it’s not a bad sulfate. “The blend consisting of Behentrimonium methosulfate (&) Cetearyl alcohol (or BTMS) is considered the mildest conditioning hair-detangling ingredient available today. This sophisticated ingredient is a hair thickener that unlike most, does not cause build-up on the hair. This is in part due to the fact that it does not coat, but actually penetrates the hair shaft. Because it is so extremely gentle, it is recommended for use in leave-on baby products. This ingredient is not the same as behentrimonium chloride, which is not nearly as mild or gentle.”

    I shampoo my hair once or twice a week but I condition every day. On non-shampoo days I do still massage my scalp as if I were shampooing. You also want to work your hair (not just getting it wet) under the water before applying conditioner to break the surface tension. Surface tension is what allows some insects to walk on water; it’s a molecular barrier that occurs when the water surface is against the hair and skin and prevents the water from penetrating into the rough surface of the skin’s cornified layer or the hair cuticle. Shampoo reduces the surface tension of water, which allows it to penetrate into all parts of the surface of hair and skin. The process of bringing the water and surface to be cleaned into more intimate contact is described as surface activity. I think this is what people mean by “opening the pores” because pores don’t really “open”; you’re breaking the surface tension. So if you don’t shampoo, you need to manually break the tension before you condition.

    1. the BTMS, or any conditioner tensive is a quaternary compound, with for main property detangling
      caution: it is not sufficient to solubilize the fatty matter on the hair, and you risk adding day after day much grease on your hair; this problem often occurs on no poo adepts, with very heavy hair, and much lose of curls..
      you can also make a homemade conditioner with low fatty matter: water, incroquat BTMS 50 7%, preservative for a no greasy conditioner
      another recipe: water, honeyquat 5%, preservative
      the twice are rinse out

  6. Unrelated boys but how do you go about creating a profile for yourself on here?

    1. El Nico, I think it might have to do with Facebook. If you have FB maybe that’s where the profile pic comes from.

  7. I’m 17 and I recently started using Argan Oil from Morocco by TCB Naturals. It’s a leave-in conditioner and I must say that it is not only phenomenal, but it smells amazing. Great product and I recommend it for any type of hair.

  8. Macadamia oil what I condition with after a beer shampoo mix. Then I put in some longhairs. Citrus oil. I try to wash only once a blow dryer ever. Glad to hear winter hats coming back…..would have loved to seen your ride in video

  9. A good watch El Moreno, its made me want to… go and condition my hair 🙂
    An important lesson for me as I would tend to do the exact opposite, get most of the conditioner in the top half and then Comb it (wet), all be it with a wide tooth comb (and then let it dry)!
    By the looks of it you don’t bother conditioning the top half at all?!

    1. Author

      Nah man, the top gets plenty of moisture from the scalp, no real need to condition it.

  10. i never use fatty conditioners for moisture is provided by water, not by oils and fatty matters
    i often use a home made oat milk ( 2 table spoons of quaker oat in a cup of cold water, wait a little, put in a spray bottle the clear fraction and add preservative; leave in product on wet hair or on the brush
    fot those who have red or dark hair, you can grate an avocado kernel , let it boiling 10 mn in 2 cups of water, filter and use as a rinse out conditioner ( add a preservative cosgard or geogard 221)
    ther are two good detanglers
    for sealing the moisture, in the wet hands put a few drops of table oil (olive or sunflower)and pass the palms on the wet lenghts ( after the towel)
    for a chemical conditioner: boil 80 metric centiliters of water, melt in 30g ( 1 ounce) of stearamidopropyl dimethylamine and 1 cup of white vinegar; well solve and add a preservative; use as a rinse out conditioner; it covers the hair and detangles

  11. I’d love some recommendations on shampoo/conditioners to use and where to buy them. I’ve been using Kevin Murphy which I love, but it’s a little difficult to purchase. I hate buying that stuff on Amazon because I’m afraid of getting scammed. Pretty sure I got scammed on some Redken for Men I bought which left my hair with a noticeable film that would come off on my brush (gross).

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      Yea that’s a little nasty.

      Honestly not loyal to any brand that’s why I don’t mention anything, still in the process of figuring out what is best for my hair and really have never found anything that I absolutely love.

  12. Wassup longhairs! I love everything that you guys have been doing, and I just wanted to ask if you guys are currently working on a hair ties for guys v3. If you are, that would be great. I can’t wait to see what new designs you might have in store for us.

    1. Yo John, thanks for the kind words and good news man! We have six new collections en route. We’ve been pretty quiet about it but you’ll see some action very soon. Glad you asked amigo!

  13. After I get out of the shower. I pat my hair somewhat dry after a few my hair whips, I take little amount of the conditioner (quarter size) and finger comb it through my hair with a few drops of essential oil (clove is one of my personal favs). My hair always turns out flawless. And with the essential oil, the smell lingers throughout the day and puts a smile on people’s faces.

    1. Niiiiiiice man love that routine.

      Need to hear how you’re healing up. And you may have seen we changed the date for The Great Cut. I know you were planning for November of 2018 so hopefully you can hang another six months!

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