6 Men's Grooming Questions We Get Asked A LOT
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There’s a lot of information out there regarding men’s grooming and commonly asked questions about best grooming practices. Maybe you feel overwhelmed when it comes to finding the right answers, or maybe you’ve never even considered how many times you should wash your hair a week. Regardless, we’re here to help.
We’re not grooming gatekeepers or anything, but we are a reliable source when it comes to all of those common life inquiries that must cross your mind at least once a day. Okay, maybe not all of them. But definitely the ones that involve getting clean, feeling fresh, and smelling good.
What’s The Proper Way To Shave?
Did you know roughly 75% of males shave every single day?
With a percentage that high, it probably leaves you wondering what the best way to shave is.
Although there’s no right or wrong answer here, we’ll lay out a few basic steps that’ll give you barber-quality results right at home.
1. Wet Your Face
Wet your skin and hair before shaving to help soften it. Softer hair = easier glide = minimal nicks or cuts.
2. Use Shaving Cream/Gel
Apply shaving cream or gel in an even layer. Creams + gels improve razor glide and help reduce razor-induced irritation.
3. Shave Gently
Using minimal pressure, shave in the direction of hair growth. There may be sections of the face where you’ll want to shave with and against the grain because hair grows at different angles; do what feels most comfortable to you. It’s important to use a high-quality razor with 6 stainless steel blades and a lubricating strip that will last longer and give you a close, comfortable shave every time.
4. Don’t Forget to Rinse
Rinse your razor in between each pass to leave the blade exposed so it can glide through the hair and product easily.
5. Finish By Moisturizing
Wash your face after shaving with cool water, pat it dry, then apply moisturizer or aftershave to protect your face and ensure that beloved baby-bottom soft feel.
How Often Should You Wash Your Hair?
Contrary to popular belief, you shouldn’t wash your hair every single day. Daily shampooing can strip your hair of its natural oils and cause your scalp to produce more oil. Yep, excessive cleansing can lead to even greasier hair. This “rule” applies to most men, but not all; there are some that can get away with a daily wash as you’ll see down below.
When it comes down to it, how often you should wash your hair really depends on your hair.
How Often You Should Wash Hair Based on Hair Type
|How Often You Should Wash||Every other day||3-4x per week||Nearly every day||2-3x per week||
After nearly every workout
On the days that you do shampoo, try a 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioner to leave your locks stronger, softer, and healthier. Our 2-in-1 gently cleanses from root to end, hydrates your hair and scalp, and removes excess oil and build-up. ‘Nuff said.
How Often Should I Wash My Face?
The general rule of thumb is to wash your face twice a day: once in the morning and once at night.
Washing your face any more than twice daily can run the risk of drying out your skin and causing irritation, especially if you have dry or sensitive skin types.
Stick to a morning wash to remove oils that build up as you sleep, and a night wash to rid your face of the dirt and impurities that accumulate after a long day spent outside, in the office, or at the gym. If you’re pretty active and sweat often, consider washing after every workout, too.
Pro tip: Wash your face with warm water to open pores so skincare products can really get deep down in there. Splash your mug with cold water afterward to then help shrink the pores. Oh and you can’t forget to use a gentle yet effective face wash to wash away deep-down dirt and oil, leaving your skin fresh, clean, and hydrated.
How Often Should I Change My Razor Blade?
You should aim to change your razor blade after 5-10 shaves.
That number may vary based on how often you’re shaving or how thick your beard is (we’d even recommend an electric trimmer for more thick, coarse facial hair), but it’s a safe way to make sure you’re not dragging blunt blades across your face. The quality of your razor plays a big role in its longevity, too.
Investing in a high-quality razor with interchangeable razor cartridges can help prolong the changing period. With 6 stainless steel blades and an open-flow design, hair and creams/gels can cleanly and satisfyingly pass through, which eliminates corrosion and extends blade life. The more you know.
How To Get Rid Of Razor Burn On Your Face?
To treat current razor burn, face lotion is going to be a lifesaver. Made with menthyl and chamomile to soothe and shea butter to hydrate, it’s your best bet for soothing skin and protecting it from future irritation. Aloe vera is also great for emergencies to soothe burns and relieve pain.
To prevent razor burn in the future, keep these tips in mind:
- Keep your face nice and hydrated by using a moisturizer daily
- Prep before you shave by exfoliating with a face scrub
- Use a generous layer of shave cream or shave gel when shaving
- Never use old or worn-out razors
- Shave with warm water or in a warm shower
How Do I Prevent Wrinkles & Dark Circles?
Kids, morning alarms, zoom meetings...there’s plenty of factors in life that induce those fine lines, puffy under-eye bags, and dark, tired circles.
To prevent fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles, moisturizing is a godsend.
A regular face lotion will do, but we’d spring for something that’s specifically anti-aging, designed to hydrate and protect the skin while improving elasticity and resiliency.
The Every Man Jack Age Defy Face Moisturizer is a good place to start. Use this 1-2x per day, along with Every Man Jack Age Defy Eye Cream to lessen dark circles and reduce undereye puffiness. With consistent use, you’ll be well on your way to restoring some youth back into that handsome mug.
At the end of the day, you can help prevent the signs of aging by doing the essentials: getting enough sleep, drinking plenty of water, and eating more leafy greens. Take this as a sign to do more of all three.
Now that the basic FAQs are covered, it’s time to dive deeper into head-to-toe grooming habits that will help you take care of your best self. Start by reading up on beard care and how to build a solid skincare routine, then see what switching to aluminum-free deodorant can do for you and your body. Maybe you’re starting to care more about sun care and protecting your skin— we’ve got you covered on that front, too.
Bottom line is, there’s no right or wrong way to go about a grooming routine, but we’ve got effective products and the right resources to help clear up any confusion surrounding men’s grooming and hygiene habits.