Basic and Simple Grooming Tips for Men
Some of my male friends have been complaining that I always write ‘out of syllabus’ topics on my blog. Asked me to write some posts that would help them too. Well, boys, here is a post explicitly for you.
What comes to your mind when I say -Grooming? Not just the outfit you wear or the hair style you opt for. It includes many more little things.
Just like the way you guys notice ‘certain things’ in a girl, we do notice certain things in you too. I hear some of you yelling that ‘girls won’t get impressed by you’. Read on to know the basic steps to impress a girl. haha.
I have seen guys following some outfit trends blindly. For example the low waste jeans, the most annoying (most funny yet times) style I have ever come across. You might think you look cool. But, it’s a thumbs down from us.
Women usually like men with nice dressing sense. Do not wear something unwashed, crumpled, very tight(provided if you have those killer abs for which you have been working hard), colors that won’t suit you(as far as possible, please do not wear neon colors. Especially if you are going to meet a girl for the first few times. You don’t want to hurt her eyes. Do you??? ) etc.
PS: Brownie points for men in formals. #hot
Na, I am not telling you to categorise your footwear like we do. For office wear, for parties, night out, blah blah. Na. But guys, kindly think about ‘basics’. Like, do not wear bathroom slippers to office or a party. (Yes, I have seen men doing that mistake. )
Casual footwear like sneakers would look cool with t-shirts. A well polished formal shoes with a formal attire – ahhh hello handsome. (Trust me, you don’t need top have that killer body to flaunt this look.
Let me share a secret, just to simpler this point. Try to match your belt with footwear. This will make you look more appealing with minimal efforts.
I don’t restrict you with some particular hair style. Do experiment with hair but please stick to the hair styles that suits you. Do not over experiment.
In order to avoid bald patches and dandruff, you have to take a good care of your hair. Keep your hair and scalp clean with regular wash. Once in a while, applying oil to your hair will make them healthy too.
Nose Hair and Ear Hair –
Kindly ask your barber to trim those nose and ear hair. Trimmed hair gives you a well groomed appearance. Over grown nose hair and ear hair is just tacky.
Ahh you guys know that we love men with beard. But what you might not know is we don’t really like hippy. Yes, growing beard is not exactly the goal. Grooming it well should be. There are multiple oils and creams available to take care of beard. Regular trimming and combing should be enough for keeping them in good condition.
Also, let me be frank with you. Beard doesn’t suits everyone. On some it looks so amazing and they look so manly. For some it looks like a kid who is trying hard to look like a man. If you think you fall in the category of ‘cute’, don’t worry there are many girls who love clean shaved chocolate boys.
Washing face with a good face wash at least twice daily must be in your routine. Else you are inviting blackheads, whiteheads, pimples and what not…!!! You don’t want to look ugly right??? Buy a good face wash for your ‘rough and tough’ skin and start taking care of it.
PS: Using a face wash never makes you less manly.
Smell good –
This is very very basic. Those sweat stains and that awful smell is just a big turn down.
Take bath daily. Invest on some good deodorant or a perfume that lasts long. Because I know you guys are not as dedicated as we are for touch ups. Once applied – done. Phew. Hence opt for a good, long lasting fragrance.
And yes, please make sure you have some lady by your side while shopping a perfume. Because men with strong perfume on them are yet times root cause of head aches.
Ok, so you guys have this ‘misconception’ that, applying packs and taking care of yourself is considered ‘girly’. Well hello, letting your skin tanned like a buffalo and letting it dry like desert is not considered manly either. Sorry I might sound rude. But this is like a big no for me, at least. I am not asking you to dip yourself in a pool of body lotions, to get silky sift skin. haha. But too much negligence about self grooming is also not acceptable.
Apply sunscreen on arms and hands before leaving house. If you think I am asking too much, at least cover yourself before going out in sun. Do not roam around in the sun without protecting yourself, only because you are a rough and tough man. Remember, sun is tougher than you. Effects of his rays are similar on both men’s as well as women’s skin.
Dark lips –
You must have heard the term – kissable lips. Well, what you might not heard is it applies to you too. Those dark, chapped dry lips. Arrgghh looks like a land suffered from drought. Kindly apply a colorless lip balm before going to bed at least twice in a week. (Ideally it should be daily. Well, considering your ‘consciousness’, I am reducing it to twice a week.) Also make sure the lip balm is colorless because, you don’t want to show off pink or red lips. That definitely will make you look ‘girly’.
These are some of the basic grooming tips I could think of. Hope it helps you.
Let me know if you guys have any query related to this post or you want me to write on something specific.
Thanks for reading 🙂