Get Ready for Romance with these Top 5 Valentine’s Day Grooming Tips for Men

You're going to love these grooming tips.

Cupid’s day is fast approaching, so we thought we’d hit you with our top Valentine’s Day grooming tips for men. Looking and smelling fresh is key for your date, so make sure you cover all of your hair bases, and we mean all of them!

In order to get you the full scoop on all things Valentine’s Day grooming tips, we surveyed 300 men to learn what they want to know about prep for the holiday. We learned a lot of good info and are here to give you the lowdown on everything you should do to prep your locks for your big date. Check out our top 5 tips so you don’t miss a beat as you get ready for Valentine’s Day.

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Keep your fade style fresh for Valentine’s Day. Photo credit: Hean Prinsloo

1. Freshen up your fade.

One of the questions we asked our survey group was “what is your go-to hairstyle for a date? You can see below a fun word chart that shows the most popular answers, the bigger the font the more popular the s

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Some of the most popular Valentine’s Day styles.

The fade was a clear winner. This style relies on being freshened up before a big event, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Since most of us are doing everything by ourselves because #socialdistancing, you may need to freshen your fade on your own. No fear, we’ve got a step-by-step guide to freshening up your fade, at home.

2. Get your manscape on.

Manscaping is definitely a plus, if you’re up for it. Go to work with a razor to trim and clean any hair you see fit. Giving your facial hair nice sharp edges or your beard a trim is highly recommended as one of our top Valentine’s Day grooming tips.

3. Wash your hair.

It’s time for the big pre-date shower. Choose a shampoo and conditioner duo that will hydrate your hair and give you that fresh scent that screams “I put effort into my style.” We highly recommend Dove Men + Care Eucalyptus + Birch Revitalizing 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner for the job. This 2-in-1 uses plant-based cleansers to leave yo with healthier looking hair and the amazing fresh scent of pine and birch. What’s not to love?

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Make sure your beard is hydrated and looking clean. Photo credit Karsten Winegeart

4. Hydrate your beard.

Whether you’re manscaping or keeping your beard exactly as is, it’s important to hydrate your skin underneath and your beard hair. A scraggly, dry beard is never a good look for Valentine’s Day. Refresh your facial hair with some SheaMoisture Men Maracuja Oil & Shea Butter Butter Beard Wash. This wash will deep clean your beard and condition your hair and skin.

Post-wash, finish off the beard grooming sesh with some SheaMoisture Men Maracuja Oil & Shea Butter Beard Balm to shape, smooth and define your facial hair.

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Keep it slick and in place. Photo credit: Mohammad Faruque

5. Get that slick back extra slick.

Another popular style from the survey was the slick style. Date night is the perfect time to go extra slick, sleek, and shiny. If you want to take your slick back to the next level, then you’re going to need the right styling products. Dove Men + Care Well Defined Taming Gel. This styling product is perfect for high shine and high hold for your slick back.

Those are the top Valentine’s Day grooming tips for men! No matter your hairstyle, the most important part is to smell fresh and put some effort into your hairdo. Just take a look at the the answers we got from our survey, 77% of participants care if their date looks like they spent time on their appearance. So don’t skimp on the product or prep time!

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77% of people want their dates to take time on their appearance before their date!

Happy styling and happy Valentine’s Day!

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