Grooming

    The Grooming Products Guys Should Know

     

    This was a fun one. Consider this Pinterest board a double whammy – guys, you might learn some new hair and facial product brands you didn’t know about before. And for the ladies in your lives reading: take note! These products all make great stocking stuffers.

    A few I’m loving right now:

    Cleanlogic soap+sponge

    I’m giving one of these to every guy I know this Christmas. I always forget when to toss my own old shower poufs so I don’t even want to think about how long they live in some guys’ showers. You’re supposed to throw them away every two weeks! Or is it every week? …It’s definitely more often than any of us actually do it, that’s for sure.

    This body sponge is infused with all natural glycerin soap – when the soap is gone, you throw out the sponge. So you don’t keep it around longer than you should.

    Trader Joe’s Peppermint Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo

    The more I read about the effects of the chemicals in our lives, the more I try to look for grooming products that are sulfate-free. This one – from Trader Joe’s of all places! – smells amazing (fact: guys dig tea tree scents) and is thankfully au naturel when it comes to the back of the bottle.

    Also, a reader had this tip on sourcing natural products in your area:

    “A nice place to pick up natural/organic products (Shampoo, Conditioner, Cleansers, Moisturizers, etc.) is your local TJ Maxx or Marshalls. Selection is hit or miss but you can find items at a nice discount compared to Whole Foods.” Good tip!

     

    Bumble and bumble Sumotech

    I love this stuff. Ever since working at Bumble and bumble manning the front desk as a fresh-faced, fresh off the Wisconsin boat 18-year-old (have I ever told you that story?), I’ve been an evangelist for all things Bumble. Take a small amount of sumotech in your hand and rub it between your hands until the color goes away, then slick through hair for a light hold and matte finish.

    Tell me:

    What products do you swear by in your grooming routine? See any you’d like to try?