The 5 Most Common Grooming Mistakes Men Often Make
You concentrate so much on dressing well and staying fit, yet forget about your physical appearance which also speaks a lot about you. Let’s look at the 5 Most Common Grooming Mistakes Men Often Make and how to avoid them.
This is a new year. A new beginning. And, I’m sure most of you have thought about a fresh start which includes upgrading your wardrobe, improving your image, staying fit & healthy, and generally, ways to boost your confidence.
Well, this is not a bad idea at all.
But while you’re concentrating on all these, you shouldn’t forget about your physical appearance which also speaks a lot about you. Physical appearance isn’t just about how you dress but also about how neat and presentable you are.
So we ask you today – What is your grooming routine? Do you have a grooming routine at all?
Let’s look at some grooming mistakes most men make (or even take lightly) and how to avoid them.
The 5 Most Common Grooming Mistakes Men Often Make
#1: Bushy Eyebrows
Having bushy eyebrows are not cool! It’s a fact!
Walking around with bushy eyebrows draws unnecessary attention to your face and this doesn’t speak well about how clean you are and it makes you look very unkempt.
Imagine speaking at a business meeting or sitting at dinner with your date and you are getting all the attention you desire, only that the attention is directed to that part of your face just above your eyes. I can bet you, it’s a big NO, NO and a turnoff for a lot of people especially ladies.
With that in mind, you should keep your eyebrows always well-trimmed and well-groomed, because, they can change your whole face.
You can always do this yourself in the comfort of your home or visit a salon if you don’t want to do it yourself. Once they are trimmed, you will need to maintain them as well.
#2: Not Getting Your Haircut Frequently
Everyone has a haircut – it’s that simple but yet some of you are guilty of this grooming mistake. You leave their hair for weeks and sometimes months untrimmed while convincing yourself that how others see you isn’t important, how you see yourself is everything!
While that mantra is true in most situations especially as it relates to your vision and mission in life, it doesn’t have anything to do with grooming.
In fact, this is an important aspect of your grooming routine people (including ladies) will always notice, so you should do well to keep your hair neat and presentable. You shouldn’t wait until your hair is overgrown or full before getting it trimmed and well-groomed. Instead, try getting it trimmed every three weeks (on the average) or even less if you are balding.
Whether you opt for shorter hairstyles that can be styled quickly and are easy to maintain, or you choose to go for more dramatic haircuts as a way to express your personal style, we have only one advice for you – You should get your hair cut frequently.
#3: Pubic Hairs
It’s unfortunate that we still live in a world where men think it’s okay to keep pubic hair. While men are busy obsessing with their looks, they have the tendency to overlook the grooming and hygiene of their private parts.
Having ungroomed genitals can be very unhygienic and certainly an intimacy killer.
A survey conducted some time ago suggested that while most women like chest hair, so many women prefer men with a healthy patch of pubic hair but not a forest.
While men expect their wives or girlfriends to keep her pubic hair shaved, there’s no reason for you to not to shave or trim yours, as well.
You should trim your pubic hair or shave them completely with care because male genitals are very sensitive. It is always advisable to use the right products. Read our guide on Great Tips for an Irritation Free Shave Below the Belt.
#4: A Visit to the Dentist
This may not be a common habit for a lot of us in this part of the world, however, a regular visit to the dentist is statutory. For decades, dentists have urged all adults to schedule preventive visits to the dentists once every six months.
While some of you may not consider this as a grooming essential, you should know that neglecting oral hygiene is not good for your health and your image.
A bad breath can kill your confidence and a lot of men aren’t cleaning their teeth the way they should.
- Do you take care of your teeth as well as often as you should?
- Do you visit the dentist regularly?
- How often do you floss?
- Do you clean and brush your teeth at least twice daily [morning and night]?
In order to improve your confidence and the way you look, you need to have a good smile. Having stained teeth will have a negative effect on your confidence, appearance, and image. Maintaining a good dental hygiene is therefore of utmost importance.
#5: Believing Grooming is For Girls
Many already believe that grooming is too girly and not a manly thing to do.
Paying attention to how you look and looking after your skin, hair, nail or dental hygiene isn’t going to dent your masculinity or make you less of a man.
Style Legends and True gentlemen of the old such as Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Gary Cooper, Fred Astaire, and Gene Kelly always cared about their appearance.
Modern gentlemen follow suit – I’m talking about the likes of David Gandy, David Beckham, Nick Wooster etc. These true gentlemen always spent time grooming every morning, making sure they look good, smell good and feel good about themselves. This didn’t make them less of a man and you shouldn’t feel otherwise.
If you’ve always felt that way, glad you know better now – you should change your perspective and start a grooming routine.
The best way to avoid making these grooming mistakes is to have a grooming routine and schedule. Getting a haircut every two weeks depending on how fast your hair grows, trimming your stubble daily, a scheduled visit to the dentist at least every 6 months will go a long way.
When your grooming routine is scheduled and you stick to it, there will be no need for any embarrassing moments and these grooming mistakes will be avoided.
Now that this is out of the way, you are ready to get on with your wardrobe upgrade plans for the rest of the new year.
If you are serious about improving your sense of style, learning how to avoid grooming mistakes, and becoming a well-rounded classy gentleman, I recommend reading the KOBI KOACHMAN ULTIMATE GUIDE TO MEN’S STYLE | A HANDBOOK FOR THE MODERN GENTLEMAN.
I guarantee you that if you follow this guide, you will begin to look great, feel great and become a well-rounded classy gentleman in as little as 30 days.
Thanks a lot for stopping by… Until Next Time, Continue to Do Well, Live Well and Dress Really Well. Be Classy!
Yours in Style,
Kobi O. Mbagwu (Mr. Kobi)
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