You’d be hard-pressed to find a rugged guy who admits to grooming himself. In the real world, though, it’s something that can’t be avoided. Well, you could, but you’d likely be cozying up at night with just your hand for company. Unfortunately, brushing your teeth and using deodorant simply isn’t enough. If you think no one notices the following grooming issues, we can explain your celibacy.
Overlooking Body Hair
You may have recently read that over 70 percent of women prefer body hair on men. But what you might have missed is the fact that they only like it in moderation. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that a dark carpet on your chest and back are going to attract the ladies in droves.
However, since women do like some body hair, it’s important to not just go nuts with a razor. Whether you accomplish this permanently through laser hair removal or by spending hours a year carefully trimming, just make sure to get it done. Before making the final call, check out what Barber Surgeons Guild can do for you in this area.
Ridiculously High Beard Lines
The best beard in Britain belongs to Jack Guinness, and his recommendations range from leaving some hair on your neck to avoiding the use of dye. What you’ll never see him suggest is taking your beard line too high. You might think that this will take attention away from your double chin, but instead, you’ll just be highlighting its flabby existence.
Tiny Hairs Aren’t Tiny
“Your scalp, body hair and beard are all you really need to worry about.” Sounds legit, right? Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Those stray little hairs growing from your eyebrows, nose and ears? They’re just enough to ensure you leave the bar alone on any given night.
Heck, you might even scare off some long-time prospects. If you let these hairs grow unchecked, the ladies will think you don’t care about grooming yourself. On top of that, nose hair does look a little gross. And unless you want to look 93 years old, you need to handle your ears and eyebrows too.
Letting Earwax Go Unchecked
It’s a pathetically unfortunate fact that most of us never think of earwax until we scratch the canal and come back with a fingernail full of candle. This certainly sounds pretty nasty, but it looks even more unappealing. Yes – even if you can’t see it.
Think about landing the cutest millennial girl in the bar and getting her up to the room in the cool hipster hotel you booked and you’re about to get lucky. Now imagine she rolls over to stare longingly into your eyes – and catches an earful of yellow wax instead. Come on, man.… you know better.
Using Too Much Hair Product
Proper hair styling products are absolutely essential; you need to know the two hair products every man needs for daily survival. Unfortunately, there is also a concept known as “too much of a good thing,” and it is a good credo to live by.
Mark Townsend is an expert on hairstyles that look like they could fall apart at any minute. He manages to accomplish these, however, without overloading his scalp with hair product. Using too much can produce a greasy appearance and an overwhelming smell. Honestly, these things aren’t good for anybody.
Groom Without Shame!
If you spend an hour in front of a mirror, you’ll never hear the end of it from the rest of us. That being said, we’re not the ones you’re trying to wind up in bed with. Observing proper grooming techniques isn’t something to avoid – even if the other guys won’t let you live it down. Need a few more tips on staying manly and approachable? Check out the BSG Dispatch!