What is needed for good male grooming?

  • infinitefrien...

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    Dec 29, 2014 5:50 AM GMT
    What do you invest in to look really groomed?
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    Dec 29, 2014 6:52 PM GMT
    A good haircut and if you have facial hair (including eyebrows) have them neatly trimmed and shaped. Uni brows are generally frowned upon. Oh, and trim your nose hairs! And Lord knows I love a hairy man but if your pubes are unruly that's a turn off. Don't shave them! But a nice trim is fine. And shave the hair on the back of your neck between haircuts. Your barber/stylist should do it when you get your haircut.

    And when you become a certain age you need to pluck those stray hairs that suddenly pop up in and on your ears.
  • HottJoe

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    Dec 29, 2014 9:04 PM GMT
    Broad spectrum SPF for the face, along with "anti-aging" lotions, have easily been the best investment I've ever made in myself. Working out every day comes in second.

    As far as body hair goes, who cares? There are no long term consequences to shaving, trimming or letting it grow to it's fullest extent.

    Edit: Almost forgot to include a quality electric toothbrush and floss!!!
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    Dec 30, 2014 12:24 AM GMT
    HottJoe saidBroad spectrum SPF for the face, along with "anti-aging" lotions, have easily been the best investment I've ever made in myself. Working out every day comes in second.

    As far as body hair goes, who cares? There are no long term consequences to shaving, trimming or letting it grow to it's fullest extent.

    Edit: Almost forgot to include a quality electric toothbrush and floss!!!


    The OP asked about looking well groomed. A pasty white complexion on a man is not necessarily an indication of being well groomed and as far as I'm concerned looks unhealthy. Give me a man who looks like he's lived a little and looks like a man and not some fair damsel that's been locked away in a tower never seeing the light of day. Daniel Craig comes to mind. I prefer a face with character, wrinkles, and laugh lines.
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    Dec 30, 2014 1:41 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan said
    HottJoe saidBroad spectrum SPF for the face, along with "anti-aging" lotions, have easily been the best investment I've ever made in myself. Working out every day comes in second.

    As far as body hair goes, who cares? There are no long term consequences to shaving, trimming or letting it grow to it's fullest extent.

    Edit: Almost forgot to include a quality electric toothbrush and floss!!!


    The OP asked about looking well groomed. A pasty white complexion on a man is not necessarily an indication of being well groomed and as far as I'm concerned looks unhealthy. Give me a man who looks like he's lived a little. Daniel Craig comes to mind.

    Oh, please, your bf is like 20.icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 30, 2014 1:43 AM GMT
    HottJoe said
    UndercoverMan said
    HottJoe saidBroad spectrum SPF for the face, along with "anti-aging" lotions, have easily been the best investment I've ever made in myself. Working out every day comes in second.

    As far as body hair goes, who cares? There are no long term consequences to shaving, trimming or letting it grow to it's fullest extent.

    Edit: Almost forgot to include a quality electric toothbrush and floss!!!


    The OP asked about looking well groomed. A pasty white complexion on a man is not necessarily an indication of being well groomed and as far as I'm concerned looks unhealthy. Give me a man who looks like he's lived a little. Daniel Craig comes to mind.

    Oh, please, your bf is like 20.icon_lol.gif


    Oh that one's been replaced I've moved up ten years. He works construction and his skin is aging exponentially, but his heart is as beautiful as ever.
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    Dec 31, 2014 7:36 AM GMT
    Well it never hurts to have a good razor. A male grooming kit is never a bad idea to have either. They are relatively cheap and one can purchase it anywhere ( got mine from the Dollar store lol). It contains a small pair of scissors, nail file, mustache/beard comb, a regular comb, nail clippers (hand and foot), tweezers, and also a razor. A nose/ear hair clipper could be handy to have depending on your circumstance (my nose hairs grow crazy). And as Hottjoe stated, a nice toothbrush and dental flosser is always good to have as well.

    As for body hair, to each his own
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    Dec 31, 2014 9:36 PM GMT
    One of the very most sexy things that you can do is have a first name, last name, face, handshake, and a smile. Every thing else is secondary. Stupid pictures of cats won't do. Nothing is a bigger turn off than low self acceptance / closet cases. Total, and complete, dick wilt.

    There's folks that are adiment about being hairy; others about smooth. Some folks think manscaping is for sissies. You have to decide all by yourself what you think is a good look for you.

    In the U.S. unless you subscribe to certain false belief systems, clean cut is almost always a great way to go. You wanta' shower; smell good, but nor perfumey.

    It's all about the culture.

    If you're in The Middle East, or hard core Muslim, the terrorist look might be for you. It's all very subjective and not something that anyone else can guide you on without a clue of what you look like, and what culture you're in.

    We have guys at the gym who look like they come from the 50's, to horribly tatted, to terrorist lookalikes. It runs the full spectrum.
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    Jan 01, 2015 3:54 AM GMT
    Floss regularly and keep a "fresh breath kit" handy at work for the end of the day, when breath can become bad. Be careful of having to work after lunch...spinach can get stuck in teeth and eating Oreos without milk can make it look like you survived a cave in at a coal mine.

    Trim those nose and ear hairs!

    Trim that bushy beard. I LOVE beards but the Lincoln look has got to go.

    Use antiperspirant/deodorant if you sweat a lot.

    A subtle scent is nice IMO. Nothing overpowering. I like Trader Joe's lavender body oil.

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    Jan 01, 2015 4:01 AM GMT
    What is needed for good male grooming?

    I'd start with a good male, and groom him daily.
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    Jan 01, 2015 4:35 AM GMT
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    Jan 01, 2015 7:34 PM GMT
    I think many said it here with the basics: soap, water, toothbrush, flossing, deodorant , etc.
    Everything else is up to interpretation. I have a clipper grooming set because I shave my head and have a beard I groom but to each his own.

    I have to admit I am not good about the stray ear and nose hairs, etc. I am not good with details like that.

    If I really want a bang up awesome job, then I go to the Barber and have them do it all from head shaving, beard trimming etc. I do that about once a mo th and it's worth it.