The first step to confidence and a true transformation is to dispel common myths about men’s style and men’s grooming so you can avoid missing out on valuable tips and tricks.
Common Styling and Grooming Myths for Men
Styling and grooming myths essentially prevent you from giving your clothing, beard, hair…etc. the care and attention they need.
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Set yourself apart from the rest with an aesthetically-groomed outer appearance, and boost your self-confidence from the inside.
Before we look at ways to become a more confident and trendy version of yourself, let’s first debunk the most common styling and grooming myths.
1. Dressing sharp takes a lot of effort.
Dressing sharp can often bring up images of sleek suits, fancy bow ties, and expensive watches and jewelry.
Being sharply dressed really just means understanding your body, learning your personal style, and researching some of the essentials of men’s fashion to know what the “NOs” of style are.
Over time, you’ll become more used to dressing well and maybe even start to experiment a little more.
2. You need to wash your hair every day for it to be clean.
It isn’t recommended for men or women to wash their hair every day with shampoo and conditioner as you end up stripping too much of the natural oils from the hair.
On Men’s Health, Susan Bard (MD) recommends men to wash their hair every three days and rinse with water on its own in between washes.
Look for an effective shampoo that suits your hair specifically for those twice-a-week washes.
3. Beards don’t need to be washed as much as hair.
Just like hair, beards shouldn’t be washed with product every day, but actually need to be washed just as much as hair – twice a week. Washing your beard will help you avoid unpleasant smells, grey hair, patchiness, dryness, and other problems in the future. You might even want to invest in a beard conditioner for extra care.
4. Dress shoes are often uncomfortable.
Dressing professionally doesn’t mean needing to be uncomfortable. Wearing comfortable and appropriate shoes for your formal event or for work will help elevate your look and provide you the comfort you deserve.
5. Shaving makes hair grow back thicker and faster.
This is a common grooming myth shared between men and women. Shaving doesn’t change any qualities about the hair itself – not the rate of growth, thickness, nor texture. This is a commonly believed myth because the razor cuts the hair at the base while the root remains underneath the skin.
Find a great razor that helps you achieve that close shave for extra effectiveness.
6. It’s difficult to dress stylish on vacation.
It might seem like a tedious task to pack light and pack outfits to make sure you look good on a daily basis. To dress well on vacation, it’s important to consider where you’re going, how much room you have, and to pack multi-occasion, versatile clothing that can be dressed up or down with accessories.
7. If you pluck gray hairs, more will grow back in its place.
Plucking grey hairs will only get you a new one in its place because only one hair is able to grow per follicle. If you struggle with greying hair, you might want to consider experimenting with dyes.
8. A good watch has to be expensive.
Contrary to popular belief, you can find a quality watch that suits your budget, functions well, and adds to your outfit. Whether you’re looking for a casual everyday watch, or something to wear with your suits on business trips, it’s possible to purchase a unique watch that matches your style at your budget.
9. Using aftershave doesn’t make much of a difference.
Why You Should Follow Men’s Stylists
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In short, Men’s Stylists is for people who want to:
- Learn how to dress better
- Elevate their grooming experience
- Feel better in their own skin
We cover all sorts of grooming- and clothing-related topics related to these goals. Some examples of things we discuss include:
- Trendy hairstyles
- Recommendations and advice for facial hair
- Different types of razors for the perfect shave
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Why Men’s Stylists is Different
Finding quality and sound advice on how to dress, style, and groom yourself can be a difficult feat. With so much information (and misinformation) out there, we go the extra mile to provide you with articles and research that are genuine and true. At Men’s Stylists, we aim to do the following:
Give advice to real people from real people – All of the tips, advice, and product reviews on Men’s Stylists are written by experts who care and follow the advice themselves!
Give an unbiased view – Many experts on grooming, style, and men’s products might avoid criticizing certain methods and items, however, we strive to give impartial, unbiased advice so you can make informed decisions when you adopt new habits or purchase new products.
Make the transformation easy – The journey to a full transformation when it comes to grooming and style can be rocky, and we understand that. We break down all the information you need to know into easily digestible parts and explain it in easy to understand language that anyone can follow.
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To get started, you can read some of our best articles to help you during your transformation, whatever your goal may be:
- 33 Trendy Asian Hairstyles for Men with all Hair Lengths
- 37 Best Hipster Haircuts to be Unique in 2020
- How to Trim a Beard: Ultimate Men’s Shaving Guide in 2020
- 6 Steps on How to Grow, Trim, and Wear a Goatee with Style
These articles will hopefully provide you the knowledge and give you the tools to enhance your appearance, health, and style. With new grooming and style articles coming out every week, we will be able to guide you along your way and continue to update you with the best information we have and the new products that you can use to look and feel your best.
There is no reason not to start your transformation journey today!
Nick Wilson & the Mens Stylists