Historically, guys weren’t expected to know a lot about grooming. The basic expectations were to bathe somewhat regularly, brush your teeth a couple times a day, and use whatever razor was available to shave as often as the job you had dictated. These days, however, a lot more is required. You need to look better at work and you need to look better for women — and you probably wouldn’t mind less razor burn and hair that doesn’t stick up in weird directions.
In order to make sure you meet today’s minimum grooming requirements, you’re going to need the right tools. Don’t worry — they’re not hard to find, they don’t cost a fortune, and they won’t require you to spend a ton of time getting ready. They’ll simply make you look better and make your life easier.
#2. Pre-shave: John Allan’s Slickwater ($25 @ Amazon.com)
If you want a really perfect shave, it helps to augment your shaving cream/gel with a pre-shave oil/gel. John Allan’s new “Slickwater” uses tea tree oil to help lift your pesky follicles for an even closer, non-damaging shave, and oat extract to reduce dreaded razor burn. Just massage it into your skin before lathering up — or if you want the same kind of experience you’d get in one of John Allan’s hair salons, have a smoking-hot stylist do it for you.
Next: Your Razor