Maybe sometimes we wish they didn’t, but people notice our personal grooming and form opinions based on it, which can then affect anything from our dating prospects to our career fortunes. Whether you’re acing a job interview, closing a sale or looking to make the right impression on a first date, we wanted to share our favourite grooming products to help you feel good and look your best when you really want to.. Of course, there’s no law against incorporating each of them into your normal daily routine too!
1. Paul Mitchell’s Tea Tree Special Shampoo
When we were kids, we used whatever shampoo our mother brought home, or, even worse, soap. Now that we’re adults, there’s no excuse not to use a product that’s made specifically for men’s hair. There’s no better choice than Tea Tree for a top-flight shampoo that cleans the hair and reinvigorates the scalp. It offers a pleasing aroma without the overly fruity presence that some products have. Tea Tree provides the right tingling cleansing and leaves just enough scent to send you pleasantly on your way.
Your conditioner needs to be a true conditioner, in a separate bottle from your shampoo. Two-in-one products are neither the best shampoos nor the best conditioners. You may have to try a few products to find one that’s ideal for you. That’s because different conditioners are best for hair that’s dry, oily, curly, thin or thick. For many if not most men, however, this SheaMoisture product is the right choice. Its natural ingredients rehydrate, soften, detangle, revitalize and add buoyancy.
Soap cleans well, but repeated use is hard on skin. Philosophy’s face wash is gentle, soothing and maintains your skin’s balance. As with conditioner, the same product isn’t best for everyone. More sensitive skin needs a conditioner that isn’t harsh and doesn’t dry or irritate skin. That being said, Purity is the top all-purpose choice. This is an eco-conscious cleanser stuffed with responsibly sourced natural anti-oxidants such as meadowfoam seed oil. It’s good for your face and good for the planet as well.
4. Philips Norelco MG7750 Beard Trimmer
Beard trimmers are marketed primarily to men with facial hair, but they’re a useful appurtenance for every guy. They’re good for cleaning up sideburns, maintaining a neat hairline in back and shaving ear hair. The best ones have attachments for nose hair trimming as well. This Norelco tool is a top-of-the-line product with all the functions you need. It’s cordless with a rechargeable battery. It has 14 guide combs and all the accessories to keep your hair and face neat and orderly. The blades self-sharpen and don’t need to be oiled.
5. The Arsenal Ultimate Manicure and Pedicure Set by Wild Willies
Hacking away with cheap clippers is no way to achieve nails that look and feel good. Why not toss those dime-store clippers in the trash and treat yourself to the unrivaled nail care set that does it all. This 10-piece kit includes clippers that look great and cut like champions. There are straight-edge and slanted-edge clippers for nails and cuticles. The scraping tool removes debris from under nails. There are scissors and tweezers and even an earwax pick and a blackhead remover.