20 Popular Grooming Tips That Are 100% BullSH!T

April 14, 2024
Today, I want to discuss common myths and wives’ tales to understand what’s going on and what’s true about being a well-groomed man. Does shaving your face more frequently make your hair grow faster? Or will shaving make your beer thicker? Also, does wearing a hat increase your risk of losing your hair?

Men’s Grooming Wives’ Tales We Need to Toss

  1. Caring about your appearance makes you gay. If you want to shave your legs, balls, or taint, it doesn’t mean that you’re anything less than fantastic.
  2. Only girls get manicures and pedicures. Your nails need to be groomed. If they’re gnarled, bitten, crusty, thick, callus, or discolored, you must do something, whether at home or otherwise. Take care of your nails and cuticles regularly.
  3. Shaving your face makes your facial hair grow faster. The answer is no, and it’s a common thought among young guys that the more you shave, the more it will grow. Testosterone, along with genetics, is responsible for facial hair growth.
  4. Shaving your facial hair makes it thicker. This is not accurate. Shaving does not increase the density, but you will see a fatter cross-section of the hair if you shave. That’s why you should never shave your eyebrows but rather pluck or tweeze them.
  5. Plucking hair will make it stop growing. No, plucking hair will not prevent it from growing back, even if you pluck it for a long time. Plucking causes hair to grow back slower, however.
  6. Wearing a hat will make you go bald. Sure, some problems happen when wearing a hat, such as hair breakage. You can also experience some thinning around where the hat touches your head because of temporary alopecia from the rubbing and touching. Hats are also generally dirty, which can adversely affect your hair.
  7. Hair loss is always genetic. This is inaccurate because even if your dad or grandfather were bald, you would not necessarily go bald. Hair loss is determined by factors such as environment, diet, genetics, testosterone, and other factors.
  8. Nothing can stop hair loss. Technically, this was true in the old days. But now, with modern medicine and hair restoration advancements, you can get your real hair back and keep your hair. You can stop hair loss from progressing. Bosley has fantastic hair doctors and has been in the hair loss business for over 50 years.
  9. Getting hair loss medication is a hassle and time-consuming. Bosley RX can ship you prescription hair loss medication directly to your door, simply, discreetly, and conveniently.
  10. Dandruff and an itchy scalp are the same. These two are different: dandruff is from yeast, and an itchy scalp happens from a dry scalp. Some minor flaking may occur with a dry scalp, but it’s not technically dandruff. Dandruff is caused by a yeast-like fungus that develops on your scalp that feeds on excessive oil and flakes off. Cold tar is an active ingredient in some dandruff shampoos that work best with dandruff.
  11. Guys don’t need to use a hair conditioner. This is false because you must condition your hair at least twice weekly to smooth the cuticle and shaft, making it healthier, softer, and less prone to breakage.
  12. Bar soap is suitable for washing your face. Your facial skin is different than the skin on your body. The skin on your body is thicker and less delicate; therefore, body soap shouldn’t be used on the face. It’s too aggressive and not designed for facial skin.
  13. The best grooming products are expensive. Petroleum jelly is one of my favorite and most versatile grooming products. It keeps your lips sexy, you can lock in moisture, it is affordable, and it works as a pulse point precursor for fragrance application.
  14. The more fragrance, the better. Wear three spirts. If it’s something lighter, you might get away with wearing four spurts. Too much fragrance is just as offensive as foul body odor.
  15. You need to shower after you sweat. Sweat does not smell—it’s odorless. What makes your armpits funky is the bacteria on your body. Use powder in your pants to combat musky nuts to reduce stinkiness. Shaving hair also helps to reduce odor.
  16. The more blades on a razor, the better. This is wrong. Multiple blades cause ingrown hairs, razor burns and bumps, and blemishes. Every blade makes a separate pass across your skin, making the skin more prone to irritations. If you have sensitive skin, use a single blade.
  17. Always shave against the grain. The first pass should always be with the grain to remove the bulk of the hair, and then afterward, if you want to go a bit smoother, you can go against it, but you really should pay attention to how the hair grows.
  18. Shaving your balls is optional. Nope, it’s not. Shave your balls with a razor. However, do not shave your butt cheeks with a razor because the results are very uncomfortable. Use a trimmer instead. And remember, the more passes you make while shaving, the more likely you’ll have hair stuck below the surface. Regardless of your shaving area, exfoliate to keep the hair free and allow it to grow back without getting hooked or trapped underneath the skin.
  19. Exfoliating your face daily is good. This frequency is actually bad. Exfoliation removes the top dead layer of skin, and doing this too frequently can have the opposite effect and prematurely age you. Wash your face twice a day; exfoliate twice a week.
  20. You don’t need moisturizer if you don’t have dry skin. Every man needs to use a moisturizer. Use a moisturizer with a minimum SPF 20 during the day. You need SPF regardless of your actions, including sitting in your car. When you leave your house in the morning, you need to use sunscreen, which is not optional.

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