Do you have these grooming habits? Let us give you a quick 101 on men’s grooming.
When it comes to men’s grooming, a real gentleman doesn’t take it lightly. And when it comes to his hair, he does go out of his way to make it look better and clear of dirt and dandruff.
I mean, have you ever seen James Bond with a single strand out of place? Yeah, never! It might be time to up your hair grooming game, and lucky for you, we’re here to help you get you started.
When it comes to men’s grooming, these are the habits you need to develop:
1. A gentleman books an early appointment with his barber
When it comes to getting a haircut, timing is everything. If you want your barber to be at his freshest, book an appointment at the beginning of the day when salons are much quieter. That way, you can have his undivided attention.
2. A gentleman knows which hair product is good for his hair
With so many different hair products coming out today, it’s hard to know which ones are good for your hair and which ones aren’t. For starters, choose your product by your hair’s length and texture. This article should help you in choosing the right hair styling product for you.
3. A gentleman washes his hair after using a hair-grooming product
Not washing your hair enough can cause product to build up, which can then cause dandruff. And when the flakes from your scalp start to fall, no amount of wax, pomade, or clay can save your look. Having white flakes on your shirt is definitely not gentlemanly, and nor is it attractive.
Editor’s tip: The easiest way to get rid of it is to regularly wash your hair and scalp with a dandruff-proof shampoo like Clear Cool Sport Menthol Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Men. Made especially for mens’ scalp, it repairs the scalp’s natural protection barrier, leaving your hair fresh, healthy, and free of visible flakes.
4. A gentleman doesn’t rub his hair too hard
Rubbing your head hard with a towel after a shower may put stress on your hair and cause breakage, especially since hair is weaker when it’s wet. Don’t rub it too hard and pat it dry instead—it takes longer to dry, but you’d be doing your hair a favor.
5. A gentleman lets his hair dry naturally
Be careful when using a blow dryer—over drying your hair could lead to frizz and damage. If you have the time, allow your hair to dry naturally. But if you’re really in a hurry, at least avoid setting your blow dryer on maximum heat and leave it at cool mode.
6. A gentleman is comfortable to try different hairstyles
Trying different hairstyles may be a process of trial and error, but how would you know what would look best on you if you won’t at least give it try? Don’t worry, if you don’t like the hairstyle you tried, your hair will grow out of it. Most men get a haircut every 2-4 weeks to maintain the same style. Here’s a video tutorial on how to do the Bro Flow hairstyle.
Many have settled for the classic barber’s cut and there’s nothing wrong with that, but there are other awesome trends you can try. You may just find something better that fits your personality. Some gentlemen would try growing their hair and sport a long hair, there are others would try a hard part haircut or a disconnected undercut. You should try a fresh look at least once in a while.
Editor’s tip: Use TONI&GUY Mattifying Putty for Men to take your hairstyle to a different level. It gives texture and long-lasting hold with a matte finish. It’s our all-time favorite and it won’t give you the icky feeling.
7. A gentleman can rock gray hair
Blame genetics, age or diet, but human hair will turn gray; some earlier than others. A gentleman will come to terms with graying hair when it happens. It has a sexy appeal of maturity, wisdom and sophistication. Grey hairstyle has been embraced by many of the hottest Hollywood celebrities and is certainly something a Filipino gentleman can rock.
Now that you’ve got everything you need to know about men’s grooming, go show everyone how dapper you are!
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