Mistake #1: Letting your beard grow/moustache grow wild
Many guys make this mistake when attempting to grow a beard or moustache. The false thinking here is that in order to see real change in your growing facial hair, you should simply let it grow wild. But the result is just a scruffy and unkempt appearance that’s more “mountain man” than “bearded bro” (no trimming or grooming when trying to grow a beard or mo)
Quick Fix: Ideally, you should keep your growing beard and mo’ tame with regular trimming and styling with your barber (or at home if you know your way around a razor). And keep a handy tool like the Kent Beard and Moustache Comb 73mm close to keep your facial hair looking neat and tidy.
Mistake #2: Allowing nose or ear hair to grow long
Unless your nose and ear hairs grow uncontrollably long, they’re probably the most overlooked and neglected part of male grooming. While nose and ear hair definitely shouldn’t be completely removed as they serve a biological function, you can keep this hair trim and invisible.
Quick Fix: The general rule of thumb here is that the hair in your nose and ear should be inside the cavity and never sticking out beyond. Try the easy-to-use Tweezerman Nose and Ear Hair Trimmer to keep unsightly hairs in control.
Mistake #3: Overusing Cologne
If people can smell your cologne before you appear or long after you leave, then you’re probably overdoing it. Many men think that using too much cologne will help make it last throughout the day, but this is false and only leaves you with a very strong smell for a short amount of time. Quick Fix: When applying cologne, remember that it’s about quality not quantitiy! Spray your chosen scent (we love a fresh and citrus summer-ready frangrance like Penhaligon’s Quercus Eau De Toilette Spray 100ml) to your pulse points – think the inside of your wrists, behind your ears and on your chest – to make your signature fragrance last longer.
Mistake #4: Ignoring thinning hair
As embarrassing as thinning hair may be for the men affected, it’s extremely common from as early as your 20s to start noticing less volume at the crown of your head. Most men simply accept this as “luck of the draw” and go on as if nothing has happened. But when left ignored, hair loss can quickly progress to patchy growth and eventually nothing at all.
Quick Fix: Choosing the right haircut can minimise the appearance of thinning or balding hair, but this is a temporary solution that can only last so long. Prolong the process of hair thinning by incorporating volumising products to your routine, such as the American Crew Hair Recover & Thickening Shampoo that both stimulates and soothes the scalp to promote hair growth.