Not everyone knowsThere’s no shortage of hair care products out there, but are they all created equal? The truth is they are not, so finding the right fit for your style and hair type is what’s going to make all the difference. If the products you choose are too aggressive or coarse, they will strip your hair of its essential oils that make all the difference. That means a shortage of vitamins and minerals that do good work and hair that just isn’t on point. No one wants that, so let’s take a look at how to avoid it.
How to wash your hair
The three critical steps to washing your hair to create the perfect look are: lather, rinse, and repeat. Let’s look into them in more detail:
• To create the perfect lather, soak your hair thoroughly in the shower before taking the time to work the shampoo into your scalp. Smooth circular movements with your fingertips work better than hard scrubbing. This will open up your hair and let the lather get to all the nooks and crannies.
• Next, be patient; you must allow the product to do its thing, so resist the urge to rinse it straight off. A minute or two is all it takes, but if you are unsure, you will find details on the back of the bottle.
• Now comes the rinse; gently, work the shampoo out of your hair, taking the time to get every last drop out. That way, you will avoid an itchy scalp caused by the remaining shampoo.
• Conditioning is the part that most men skip, but it’s important if you want to reduce friction between individual hairs, making it easier to brush and reduce possible damage to the scalp. Using a moisturizing conditioner will help restore damaged hair and make it shine.
• Work it into your hair following the directions on the bottle and then rinse thoroughly with warm water. When you are done, dry with a soft towel or leave to air dry naturally. Blow-drying also works, but be careful not to damage the hair with excessive heat.
• If you use a styling product, like hair gel, now is the time to apply it to create the desired look with perfect edge control.
Understanding skin types
We all have unique looks and styles, but the fact is we also have unique skin. If you want the best results, you must understand which type you have, what it needs, and how to take care of it. Your skin type depends both on your heritage and your environment. Thankfully, these days the variety of products is wide enough to accommodate everyone’s unique needs.
Finding your skin typeThere are three main skin types and most people already kind of know which category they fall into. Here are the main things you should remember about each one:
• Dry skin is caused by your body producing less sebum than your skin needs to stay healthy and moisturized. So try to go for products that help supplement the lack of your body’s natural oils.
• Oily skin comes from excess sebum production which can then block your pores and cause acne and breakouts to occur. Wash regularly and avoid products with additives that can dry out the skin too much, which can trigger your body to produce even more oil.
• Combination skin type means some areas of the body are normal, while others may be dry or oily. In this case, each part should be treated accordingly using the right type of product.
Whichever category you fall into, our grooming products were designed to take care of your hair as well as support the skin underneath. By taking a bespoke approach to your skin, you are laying the foundation for a smooth shave as well.
Shaving theoryWhichever razor you prefer, you will always get a better result by prepping the skin with hot water and applying some shaving cream that lifts individual hairs making it easier to cut. Not only will you get an effortless glide, but you are also guaranteed to get a cleaner shave that will last longer. What you are shaving matters a lot as well, so let’s take a look at how to do it the right way every time.
How to shave different body parts
The key to the perfect shave is to prep your skin by opening up the pores, which also allows to achieve a smoother glide. Here’s what you need to pay attention to when shaving various parts of your body:
• The face is one of the most sensitive areas of the body, so be sure to prep the skin with warm water before the shave and cleanse with cool water to close the pores after you finish. Once your skin becomes accustomed to the glide, you can go one time against the direction of growth for a closer shave if you need. Using aftershave will soothe and nourish the skin providing support and long-lasting relief.
• Shaving your chest, arms, and legs is a less delicate affair than your face, but still requires the right approach. Always wet shave and use gentle strokes in the direction the hair grows to start with. Don’t forget to close the pores and use a moisturizing lotion to avoid irritation.
• Your armpits and groin require special attention during the shave and appropriate aftercare. So take it slow and treat it with the same care you would your face and you should be fine.
• Alternatively, you can use a trimmer to remove just the right amount of excess hair from any part of your body, which doesn’t affect the skin as much, so you don’t need to worry about shaving cream or aftershave.
Now that we’ve covered most of the theory and practical tips, it’s time you learned about finding the actual the products that you will need.