GUYS: How much do you invest in grooming? (srs) (important)

  • infinitefrien...

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    Oct 27, 2014 7:29 PM GMT
    Basically, how much do you invest in grooming to look your hottest?

    Why do you think it's worth investing so much?

    Is looking your hottest important to you?
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 27, 2014 9:31 PM GMT
    I sacrifice one virgin a week into a volcano.
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    Oct 27, 2014 9:32 PM GMT
    I sacrifice one volcano a week into a virgin.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 27, 2014 9:33 PM GMT
    Probably more time than I should. I'm always in my master bath brushing my teeth, flossing and cleaning up or getting ready to crash out.
  • BAHBAA

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    Oct 28, 2014 12:56 PM GMT
    The GDP of a third world country.
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    Oct 28, 2014 1:29 PM GMT
    I just spent $12.99 on a pair of hair clippers for buzz cuts since my old one bit the dust.....that's about it.
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    Oct 28, 2014 1:53 PM GMT
    infinitefriend9 saidBasically, how much do you invest in grooming to look your hottest?

    Why do you think it's worth investing so much?

    Is looking your hottest important to you?

    Looking good and well groomed is important. But I've never tried to look hot.

    I buy the cheapest clarifying shampoo I can, as recommended being best for my hair type by an ex-BF who owned a salon. I use nothing else, not conditioner or gels. My current barber endorses that. I wait until they go 2-for-1, buy a bunch, cost under $2 per 30-oz bottle.

    But I've begun using a barber again, used to cut my own. All my friends are impressed by what a great job he does, and for $20 a visit. I don't dye my fairly recently grayed hair. Nor do I even use a hair dyer on it. I simply comb it still very wet from the shower and it dries and holds as I want on its own. No time wasted with fussing there.

    I use ordinary inexpensive bath soap, no body washes. And no skin lotions, no colognes or other scents. I do have to spend much more time keeping facial & body hair under control now that I've become older, I think that's my biggest time consumer, so I don't look like a werewolf. But that only costs me my own time.

    And not to make me look "hot". That's a young man's occupation. Although even when young I never went that route, anyway.
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    Oct 28, 2014 1:55 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI sacrifice one virgin a week into a volcano.


    Try two. icon_surprised.gif
  • Kalifornicati...

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    Oct 28, 2014 3:33 PM GMT
    I always put my best look out there by looking handsome.

    Tom Fords quote below

    "British men are peacocks. You see a lot more style on the streets here than you see anywhere else, on every level. Beau Brummell still lives, there's a history of that in British men, and that to me is the best. The worst is sometimes there's not enough attention to the hygienic side of grooming like manicures or pedicures. But there's always the suited guy that's just immaculate. My friend Tim Jeffries is perfectly groomed and very straight, as we all know."

    Hollywood Grooming Secrets
    "If you're at the Oscars there's not a man on that red carpet who is not wearing make-up. Most straight actors I know get quite used to it. Even when they go out in real life they grab some sort of bronzer and they throw it on. They dye their eyebrows, they dye their lashes - they know the tricks. But they won't talk about it because I think that a lot of men confuse wanting to look good as something feminine. Using a bit of cover stick to cover broken capillaries or a spot or a pimple, I'm not trying to look like a woman. There is no shame in wanting to look like the best version of you."

    'Manscaping'
    "In the early Nineties I had gay friends that did a little body hair trimming. Now everybody's shaved. I once did a shoot for British GQ Style that was about our fear of male nudity in advertising. I was using real people, not just models. Everyone 40-plus had normal pubic hair, but the ones in their twenties and thirties were shaved. I had to have merkins made. I had our hair stylist match their hair and, in advance of the shoot, make pubic hair for all these guys. We've been in a hairless decade - but I don't think we are so much any more."




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    Oct 28, 2014 4:01 PM GMT
    I invest in good shampoo and conditioner together costs about $24 but it last me ages

    I buy Lush products I love their Ultrabland cleanser.

  • 5100s

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    Oct 28, 2014 4:08 PM GMT
    I think the old adage "you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear" says it all here.

    If a guy is really attractive, he's going to look good no matter what beauty aids he uses.

    If he's not, all the beauty aids in the world aren't going to make much difference.

    I've always used Ivory soap and the cheapest shampoo/hair conditioner and lotion I can find at Walgreens and figure that whatever will be will be.
  • SilverRRCloud

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    Oct 28, 2014 5:18 PM GMT
    A man who takes good care of himself signals that he can probably take good care of his partner(s), too. Nope, this ain't rocket science.

    Dudes who overdo the act usually fail to see that overdoing the good thing tends to be counterproductive. If your looks suggest that you have spent ages before the mirror making sure that every hair sits right at its most perfect place, end up being admired by the likes of fashion magazines but usually do not fare too good in your daily dating & mating business. Being perceived as obsessed with your looks tends to turn many men down.

    Look good without overdoing the bit.

    SC
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 28, 2014 5:34 PM GMT
    5100s saidI think the old adage "you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear" says it all here.

    If a guy is really attractive, he's going to look good no matter what beauty aids he uses.

    If he's not, all the beauty aids in the world aren't going to make much difference.

    I've always used Ivory soap and the cheapest shampoo/hair conditioner and lotion I can find at Walgreens and figure that whatever will be will be.

    There are skin products that nourish skin a lot more than Ivory soap. I guess it's the equivalent of using a sonicare toothbrush and the best toothpaste. It might seem like a subtle difference but the impact is huge over the years. The daily use of sunscreen also cannot be overestimated.
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    Oct 28, 2014 6:55 PM GMT
    For some guys no matter how much time, effort, money you will spent it will not improve your look and for some guys no matter how little you do you still look good
  • Unnamed6

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    Oct 28, 2014 7:01 PM GMT
    infinitefriend9 saidBasically, how much do you invest in grooming to look your hottest?

    Why do you think it's worth investing so much?

    Is looking your hottest important to you?


    I don't groom myself at all. Maybe I should start though. I can't believe I responded to one of these threads.
  • Nakedman1969

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    Oct 28, 2014 7:12 PM GMT
    Why should I groom myself when I'm ugly? I mean really I just buzz my hair, don't wash my face. So why should I groom?
  • frogman89

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    Oct 28, 2014 7:24 PM GMT
    How many more of these dumb threads do you wanna start? Last time I checked this was not a newbie gay forum.
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 28, 2014 7:51 PM GMT
    frogman89 saidHow many more of these dumb threads do you wanna start? Last time I checked this was not a newbie gay forum.

    He's not new. He just has a new(ish) acct.
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    Oct 29, 2014 12:13 AM GMT
    HottJoe saidI sacrifice one virgin a week into a volcano.


    Lmfaooo. That made me laugh harder than it should have.
  • davfit

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    Oct 29, 2014 1:20 AM GMT
    lol ..if you don't take care of your skin and hair you will look like crap..I spend on good stuff.. dr brandt products Great stuff!!!! and organic moisturisers ..decent shampoo without sulfates..most lasts a while maybe 20=30 bucks every 6-7wks ...thats why I have the same skin and hair that I had at twenty...
  • cityguy39

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    Oct 29, 2014 4:00 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidI sacrifice one virgin a week into a volcano.
    I love that!!!!!!
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    Oct 29, 2014 5:20 PM GMT
    I think it is important to invest in grooming, you want a good razor to shave your face without getting ingrown hairs, you want sunscreen so you don't age prematurely, a moisturizer and good hair care products. Its all about being well presented and putting your best foot forward.

    There are times we all look in the mirror and just go meh but its nothing you can't fix with a little bit of care to turn that meh into a meeeow...

    once a week I scrub the shit out of my legs like a crazy mad mad Ill be sitting on the shower floor scrubbing my legs and feet still Ive nearly scrubbed down to my bones, it feels so good.
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    Oct 29, 2014 5:23 PM GMT
    Not that much ..lol..
    I keep my hair short , and use Aussie 3/1 ( shampoo/conditionner/body wash ) aud 2.97

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    And use a moisturizer on my face aud 8.98...that's all
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    Oct 29, 2014 8:42 PM GMT
    Not everyone can be beautiful, but everyone can be well groomed. My bag of tricks includes:

    A hot shower and a close shave
    Moisturizer/anti-aging serum (Oil of Olay)
    Nose and ear hair trimmer
    Tweezer for stray eyebrow hairs
    Self-tanner on occasion
    Eyebrow pencil (lightly)
    Concealer for under eyes (rarely)
    Bronzing powder/blush (very rarely)
    Self-manicure/pedicure with buffing to a shine
    Shave stray body hairs here and there (knuckes, toes, nipples...)
    Hair gel or hairspray to style
    Silicone-based hair shine serum

    I don't use all these every day; it depends on what I'm doing and where I'm going. Most of the supplies are pretty inexpensive. Only the Oil of Olay is an indulgence at $27/bottle.

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    Oct 29, 2014 8:46 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    HottJoe saidI sacrifice one virgin a week into a volcano.


    Try two. icon_surprised.gif

    Where do you get a virgin these days that isn't under 14? And then you're in danger of being charged with molesting children (unless you are a devout religionist in Nigeria or ISIS Syria).