I read a lot of people’s beauty blogs & articles. From Essence.com to Curly Nikki. I have yet to spot a blog addressing the grooming needs of the men. I’m sure they read blogs too lol !
Just like women have their beauty routine men must have their grooming routine.
I have dated very few men with long hair. I’m not a big fan of braids or locks.I personally prefer a man who is clean cut . .
No matter what race he is. I love fades,ceasar cuts,buzz cuts,even bald heads.
BUT that’s just me lol .
The hair routine for each man will differ, depending on the hair texture and chosen hair style. Black men need to maintain the moisture in their hair. Shampooing/conditioning once a week, then washing the hair with a conditioner twice a week (also called co washing) is a good routine. For example: Shampoo/condition your hair Thursday morning while in the shower then get a haircut or shape-up later that evening. Wash your hair with a conditioner Sunday and once again on Tuesday. (If you’re maintaining a certain hairstyle, like if you’re trying to process your waves for the first time then you may want to wait a week and half between washes until your waves process).
I’m open to pretty much anything with facial hair. I’m okay with beards, as long as its kept kinda neat.Women change up their looks with new hair dos while most men stick to short easy-to maintain hairstyles, but men do use the hair on their faces to get new looks.
Sometimes though,men grow beards to cover up razor bumps.
- Use a hot cloth on your face prior to shaving (or a hot shower) to open up your pores and splash with cold water afterward to tighten them up.
- Shave in the direction of hair growth. While shaving upward seems to give a closer shave, shaving in the hair’s direction reduces irritation and the likelihood of hairs growing back into the skin. Don’t pull skin taut when shaving since this can also cause ingrown hairs to form.
- Follow a shave with an after-shave solution that contains hydrating ingredients like aloe, witch hazel and tea tree extract like Post-Shave Repair to cut down on redness and discomfort. Stay away from products that contain alcohol since this can dry skin out and provoke an ashy appearance in black skin.