People often assume that shampooing men's hair is really easy. The hair is short, so washing it is simple, right? Well, not necessarily. While you can just rub some shampoo in, rinse it out, and head on your way, that's not really the best way to care for your hair and keep it easy to style. Here are some men's shampooing tips to help you do a top-notch job of cleaning and caring for your manly locks.

Select a shampoo made for your hair type.

There are a lot of generic shampoos made for men and women, and there are some shampoos that are marketed more generally to all men. There's nothing necessarily wrong with these shampoos, but they are generic formulas that are designed to do an okay job on everyone's hair. If you want better results, you should look for a shampoo made for your specific hair type. For instance, if you have thin and frizzy hair, look for a shampoo made from thin and frizzy hair. If you have thick hair, buy a shampoo for thick hair.

Make sure your hair is wet and rinsed before you apply the shampoo.

When you wash your hair, spend a little time thoroughly wetting and rinsing it before you apply the shampoo. This will rinse away some of the residue and dirt before you apply the shampoo, which will allow the shampoo to have better contact with your hair shaft. The shampoo will also lather better if the hair is nice and wet before you apply it.

Use warm, not hot water.

Since men often wash their hair in the shower, they often wash it with the same hot water they're showering in. This might feel nice, but it is not good for your hair. It rinses away a lot of the oils that keep your hair soft and silky. Shampoo your hair in lukewarm or even cool water, and your hair will have a nicer texture.

Focus on cleaning your scalp.

When you are rubbing in the shampoo, make sure you really focus on cleaning your scalp. Rub the shampoo into your scalp using the tips of your fingers; spend an extra minute or so doing this. Cleaning your scalp helps prevent dandruff and also that dreaded oily look — both of which can be really obvious when you have short hair.

Shampooing men's hair is not hard, but there are a couple of extra steps and precautions you should take for top results.  For more information on men's hair shampooing, contact a local company.