Lately my hair has become a big issue for me. As much as I hate to admit it, it is rapidly depleting and I am always trying to figure out new ways to hold on to what is left lol. I think back to growing up and all the shit I put in my hair from bad shampoo to relaxer to dye. Even though my parents told me not to, I did it anyway. Damn. Maybe they were right!
As much as many guys hate to admit it, taking care of your hair is important and is part of one’s overall health. One of the recent lines of products I’ve tried out is Dove Men+Care. I really like the 2-in-1 shampoo because it just makes my hair feel thicker immediately. And it leaves it super smooth. I was able to sit down with, or rather email back and forth with, professional skateboarder and super dad Andy Schrock and talk to him a little bit about how Dove is integrating into his active lifestyle and helping keep his hair and body healthy. Check out the interview and check out the Dove Men+Care products if you’ve been thinking about switching up your hair and body care routine.
Q: So I think we are about the same age, and I skated from about age 14-24. So, naturally, I have to begin with asking what your favorite video and/or part is?
A: Ah, there’s so many good skate videos! I’d have to go with Zero Skateboard’s Misled Youth. That really shaped me into what kind of skateboarder I wanted to be as a teenager. I probably watched it 300 times.
Q: I loved going through some of the videos you’ve uploaded of your son. I have a one year old myself and I’m excited to be able to teach him how to skate. How happy are you that he is goofy footed? I mean, I don’t know what I’ll do if my son wants to be regular.
A: Haha! Well, I may have guided him a little bit to skate goofy footed for sure, but now that he is for sure pushing the same way as me, I’m so pumped to help him with and watch him learn tricks. It’s so rad to see his excitement when he does something new.
Q: Now down to what we’re here for. Hair. When did you make it a point to take care of your hair and why?
A: As you get older you begin to start noticing differences in your appearance, but before this campaign I never spent a lot of time looking into it. Working with Dove Men+Care definitely provided me with the information I needed to improve how I care for my hair. In the Dove Men+Care Hair Fall study, 90% of the dermatologists surveyed agreed that men today aren’t aware of how everyday activities can contribute to hair fall due to breakage. I was definitely one of them – that is until I started working with Dove Men+Care. Now I’m more informed than ever and have started making adjustments to improve my hair health.
Q: Why did you choose Dove Men+Care over all the other hair care products out there catered to men?
A: I’m a big fan of Dove Men+Care products, especially their 2-in-1 shampoos and conditioners. I use the 2 in 1 Thick and Strong Shampoo on a regular basis, so it was a natural fit to work with them. Being a father and a husband are top priorities for me as well, so working with a brand that appreciates those values was very important to me.
Q: What is the biggest difference you’ve noticed since you began using the Dove Men+Care line of products?
A: From using the Dove Men+Care’s 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner regularly, my hair feels stronger, more resilient and can keep up with my busy schedule. Usually my day consists of shooting videos, play time with Ryden and skateboarding, all of which takes a toll on my hair. No one day looks the same in my career, so having a head of hair that is prepared for whatever lies ahead – from campaign shoots, to filming a new video for my channel – has made all the difference.
Q: What Dove Men+Care products do you use daily and which is your favorite?
A: My personal favorite is the Thick and Strong 2-in-1 Shampoo. It’s a go to product for me that cuts down on the amount of time I spend washing my hair.
Aside from that, I always use the Clean Comfort deodorant, and the Control Gel occasionally for date night!
Q: As a father, what would like to pass down to your son about taking care of one’s appearance?
A: I want to pass down to Ryden that treating yourself with care and incorporating that into your everyday life is important. When you’re an adult, it is easier to forget about yourself due to responsibilities and work. I don’t want him to fall into that habit, so it starts with him seeing me taking proper care of myself. He grew to love skateboarding from spending so much time with me, and I want him to learn to love taking care of himself by my example as well.
The general attitude of stopping for a moment before we do anything in life, before we do something, and thinking “how can I do this correctly,” is very important to me. General health is at the top of this list. So as long as he is doing that, then mission accomplished for me as a father!
Q: And finally, what is your favorite trick that you have landed?
A: Ah, that’s a tough one! In my latter years I’ve been getting more technical and creative than I did as a teenager, but I think the trick that sticks out the most to me is my boardslide on the Hollywood 16 Stair. It’s just a boardslide I know, but to hit such a big and iconic spot has always had a spot in my heart! Not to get too mushy, haha.
This post was sponsored by Dove. All thoughts and opinions are my own.