Hair care tips
Shampoo every alternate day, daily shampoo strips the hair of essential moisture
If the hair is too greasy, wash with plain water on days without shampoo, water will cleanse the hair without stripping away essential oils
Gently massage hair using fingers in circular strokes to increase blood circulation
Gel is generally lighter and easier to work through the hair, pomades and creams are difficult to wash out due to their texture
For curly or kinky hair, use a wide-tooth comb to get rid of tangles, fine-tooth comb will cause hair to frizz
Skin care tips
Use a shaving brush to spread the shaving gel, it helps to lift the hair and prevent in growths
Shave after a shower, when the steam has softened the beard and the skin is slick and frictionless
Avoid products containing alcohol, which dries and tightens the skin, irritates sensitive skin
Swirl the shaving brush in baby powder and massage it onto the face, it will make the skin smooth and soft
Using sunscreen only during summers, or when stepping out in the sun, and ignoring it the rest of the year is the biggest skincare mistake
Apply sunscreen all year round to prevent premature aging
Personal care tips
Use deodorant directly on the skin (15cm away) for long lasting freshness
Body odor problem can usually be managed by getting rid of excess skin bacteria-which are responsible for the smell-rub wet alum (phitkari) on the armpits after bathing to eliminate smell causing bacteria
Wear natural fibers, such as wool, silk or cotton which allows the skin to breathe, which means sweat will evaporate quicker
10 Wardrobe Essentials Every Man Should Have
White, Colored & Patterned Dress Shirts
White, neutral colors and subtle patterns like pinstripes and plaid should be a part of every man's wardrobe.
No man's closet is complete without at least one suit, black is versatile and neutral, making it the ideal color for a starter suit.
Every man should own a pair of good, dark denim jeans that can be paired with a crisp shirt or t-shirt.
Looking to change up your daily work attire? Try mixing the black suit jacket with a pair of khakis for a fresh look!
This small-but-mighty accessory can pack quite the style punch. Invest in a good steel or leather watch that goes with formals as well as casuals.
A casual solution for those situations where a jacket seems very formal, a cardigan will maintain the style as well as look.
Select ties in a variety of solid colors and designs for mixing and matching.
Transitioning effortlessly from a picnic with family to the neighbor's party, polo t-shirts are perfect for casuals.
For those formal occasions, no other footwear will do. Invest in a quality pair of both brown and black dress shoes to keep those feet looking fancy.
A leather belt goes well with casuals as well as formals, it goes with jeans, chinos as well as dress pants. Have at least one black and one brown leather belt that will match with every outfit.
Grooming for Success
The right grooming can magnify the chances of getting ahead in life. With that in mind, here are a couple of top tips to groom for success.
Dress for Success
Clothes have a way of reflecting our mood and attitude. Make sure the outfit is clean, neat, and ironed.
Focus on Your Posture
While sitting, standing, or walking, the back should always be in a straight position.
Hair is one of the most noticeable things that people look at when they see you for the first time. Frequent shampoo and conditioner use, and regular haircuts are “must-dos” when it comes to the overall grooming routine.
Skin is one of the most exposed parts of our body. Try using skincare products such as exfoliates, body washes, and moisturizers to keep the skin looking clean and fresh.
For some, this is the most difficult technique to master. By focusing on what others have to say, it shows that you care more about their needs rather than your own.
A Winning Smile
Teeth should be cleaned, flossed, cleaned again, and well rinsed. Also ensure to have a pack of mints handy. Avoid the gum at all costs though.
Finally, when it comes to deodorant and cologne, play it smart. Use an odour-free deodorant and let your cologne do the talking, but keep it subtle.