It’s fairly safe to say that men these days are spending a lot more time pruning and preening in the bathroom compared to the generations before them did back in their day. There’s nothing wrong with that, of course — the modern gentleman isn’t shy about wanting to look his best and feel confident in his appearance, and he knows that grooming extends beyond managing just his facial hair.
But instead of sticking to the ways and methods we use for personal grooming, one should know that there’s always a faster, smarter or easier way to do anything in this age of tech. The question now is, what do you already have in your grooming kit that can be replaced with something more modern — something that can either help you save precious time and get the job done quicker, or let you achieve better and more efficient results compared to traditional methods?
Regardless of whichever outcome you’re looking for, here are some gadgets and gizmos that you should seriously consider adding to your bathroom cabinet to help you get prepped for the day in a flash.
You might not think hairdryers are necessary if you don’t have long hair, but think again. If you have semi-long hair or a quiff up top, a hairdryer can really up your hairstyling game. A good hairdryer is not just for speed-drying your hair, but the heat can also help straighten out any waves or help to create volume and shape.
Some things to look out for when buying a hairdryer are wattage, weight, and features. Wattage represents how much heat your hairdryer will generate — more heat means your hair dries quicker. The weight is another consideration — you don’t want to be holding up a heavy hairdryer in the mornings, so get a lightweight one. Extra features that are nice to have include temperature control, cold air settings, and different nozzles and attachments that can be used to style your hair too.
Shaving is one thing every man is familiar with, and most of them likely use razors to get rid of unwanted hair. However, shaving razors can be quite finicky, and if not used properly, you are likely to get cuts and razor burns, which will irritate your skin. Which is why more guys are looking towards electric shavers.
An electric shaver is an essential tool that can come in handy on mornings when time is tight. It gets the job done quickly and effectively. It’s also good for those with sensitive skin that tends to get irritated from shaving with razers. Most electric shavers these days are battery-operated and waterproof, so don’t be afraid to use them in the shower.
Detail Hair Trimmer
It can be tough to get rid of hair that grows in tough-to-reach areas, like nose and ear hair. If you’re someone who has to deal with these, you’ve likely been using a pair of fine scissors to get the job done. Luckily for you, electric hair trimmers are now here to make your job a lot easier.
Electric trimmers are very nifty and will provide you with a quick and fairly painless way to deal with overgrown nasal hair, as well as any unwanted fuzz in the ears and even around the brows.
Body and pubic hair is nothing to be ashamed of, but it’s understandable that some people would prefer to go hairless instead. There are many ways to achieve that, and guys are now willing to explore shaving off hair from their armpits and pubic regions with shavers.
Doing your own manscaping with a razor isn’t exactly a great idea, unless you can put up with nicks, prickly regrowth, and the risk of in-grown hairs. That’s why you should try an electric groomer or trimmer, which is designed specifically to accommodate the body’s curvature. It’s also waterproof, so you can use it safely in the shower.
Facial Cleansing Brush
Are you still washing your face with just your hands? It’s probably about time you discovered the perks of skincare tech.
An electric facial cleansing device can give your skin a deeper cleanse and get rid of all the accumulated debris and pollutants on your face. At the same time, it can even lightly exfoliate and massage your face. By doing all that, it also preps your face for a closer and cleaner shave too.
Flossing is recommended by dentists to remove any food bits and pieces that may be stuck in between our teeth, but not many people follow through because using dental floss or toothpicks can be quite a hassle.
With the arrival of the oral irrigator, things are changing. It uses strong jets of water to remove plaque and food debris from gaps between the teeth, which saves time and makes the whole process a lot less tedious. It’s sure to be a game changer in your daily dental routine.