I find it odd that so many guys still use those nasty 3-1 shampoo-conditioner-body wash combo bottles or just straight up body wash on their hair. Maybe you don’t care, but you really should.
There’s something to be said about the stigma that men don’t care about our skin or hair because we’re “manly men” and everyone knows that males do not partake of beauty.
I was right along with you. Beauty was something I didn’t have to worry about, I have relatively good skin and it will probably be that way for the rest of my life. However, over the summer I decided, due to a few statements from some internet personalities that I follow, I decided to try out a skincare routine. What did I have to lose?
So I did my research and ended up deciding on a certain brand. One month was the idea and I bought it with a special deal because I am cheap and broke. Soon after I had some squeeze bottles with strange soaps and whatever an “exfoliant” is, all I know is that it makes my skin cold.
My results were close to what I expected, it took about 2 weeks for me to really notice a difference but once I did, oh boy was there a difference. I took a photograph of myself before I started and the amount of oil and general gunk that I no longer had on my face was striking.
So what’s my point in all this? For one I would encourage guys to at the very least get a separate shampoo and conditioner because daily shampooing is detrimental to the health of your scalp, but you do need to condition daily.
Next, your skin has a variety of resistance and softness, and certain soaps can seriously damage your skin. I also just really want to hammer home that caring about how you look is a perfectly natural thing, it’s a part of respecting yourself and I think a lot of guys don’t see it that way.
I’m tired of “bro” culture that dictates we can’t care about how we look and I think it’s high time that we end this skin and hair care discrimination.
A company that I personally attribute a lot of men caring about the way they look is Dr. Sasquatch, a silly name for sure but pretty much everyone knows about them. They have a great campaign running to end this culture of body-wash bros who would commit such heresy as using a 3 in 1.
I’d like to speak to a specific kind of person for a second and guys, it’s not “feminie” to care about the way you look.
Society has ingrained in us a lot of stupid rules and regulations for being a “man” and this is just another example. We have absolutely no reason to listen to what anyone else says, especially when the thing that you’re doing is basically just smelling good. Now I’m sure that a lot of women would really appreciate that.
So I guess if I really wanted to leave you with one idea, one thought that might ring in your head and get you to rethink your choice of soap, care about your looks, in a healthy kind of way.