We all make mistakes. The most important thing is to learn from them. So let’s go over the top grooming mistakes that every guy makes and that you need to stop. It could be ruining your handsomeness.
Too long without a haircut
One, the first grooming mistake guys make all the time, you go too long without a haircut. Making your way to the barbershop at least once a month is a great way to stay in peak grooming shape. Unless you have a long mane, this probably doesn’t apply to you.
If you have a medium to short hairstyle that exposes your hairline, the same hairline that completely just loses its borders and makes you look like a hobo if you don’t go to the barber shop and get it cleaned up regularly.
Too many styling products
You’re using way too much hair styling products. If you’re applying a sea salt spray for texture, a pre-styler to avoid the heat damp, then a cream to nourish and moisturize your hair. On top of that then adding your styling product, like your clay or your pomade to actually hold in your hair, and then finally tying it all off with some hairspray, you’re probably causing more harm than good.
There is such a thing as chemical damage and just like heat damage, it’s irreversible, causes split ends and completely kills your hair. Using less product will give your hair a natural silky flow, which is much more healthy and also less expensive.
Not applying enough shave cream when shaving
The third thing that guys get wrong all the time is when it comes to shaving. You’re not applying enough shave cream or shave butter, whatever it is that you use every time you shave. If you are shaving and then you have to reshave that same area, let’s say you missed a bit, and you’re not reapplying some cream or butter before you shave again, you could be severely harming your skin.
Think about it, a sharp blade going over and over and over again the same area, that’s what causes irritation. You’re literally cutting off a topical layer of your skin because you’re not adding a protective layer that the butter or the cream is giving you.
A good way to avoid all of that and having to reapply and shave and shave again is by not using dull razors and using a high-quality razor with extremely sharp blades. You want to get all the hairs and get the closest shave possible without having to cover the same area like your average cheap razors do.
Tame the body hair beast
Untamed body hair, it can get a little wild. Your body hair is just as important as your facial hair. Sadly, most guys don’t even pay attention to it or even take care of it. And there’s nothing more unsightly than being in public and see guys with pubic hairs coming out of their chest or their back or their armpits. Most of this stuff is so easy to tame and groom, you just need a good trimmer.
Covering up the body odor
Using colognes to try to mask bad odor isn’t a good idea. In some cases it might make it worse because it’s going to bring more attention to the bad odor. With the additional spray, it’s a bad odor with a strong, cheap scent behind it.
Most of the body odor is due to bacteria. Bacteria that builds up because of moisture. You want to kill moisture, avoid the bacteria, and avoid the body odor. You then don’t need to worry about carrying an emergency scent and you can actually wear a quality fragrance that’s going to make you smell amazing.
Washing your hair too much
You’re washing your hair too often, usually during your morning routine. When you shampoo your hair every day, you’re basically just stripping it from all the oils, all the nutrients and leaving it flat and dull. Wash your hair either every other day or every three days.
On the days that you don’t wash your hair, don’t use a shampoo. Just rinse out your hair with water. That way it’ll remove any sweat, any dirt and any product without actually stripping it from its nutrients.