male grooming

The basics of male grooming

From haircare to beard care to skincare, learn everything you need to know on the basics of male grooming with NIVEA MEN.

The basics of male grooming

There’s a huge misconception about grooming, and that’s that men shouldn’t spend too long keeping themselves clean, smart and looking good. But times are changing and we all should want to look and feel our best. I know it’s not the caveman mantra that is instinctive in our bones, but it’s the twenty-first century and we should really up our game.

There is no shame in saying you have a morning skincare routine or that you spend an hour making sure your hair stays looking dapper. We all like to take pride in our appearance, so here are all of the basics to get started in male grooming. From haircare to beard care to skincare - we’ve got you covered.

6 tips for washing your hair

You may think that washing hair is simple and easy. But funnily enough, most men get it wrong - by either washing their hair every day or thinking they don’t need to wash it at all! Here are the 6 all-important male grooming tips on how to wash your hair properly:

 

  1. The first tip to maintain your fresh barnet is to wash your hair 3 times a week at the most. A lot of men tend to wash their hair every day, and if that is you, then stop.
  2. Wash your hair with both shampoo and conditioner. Don’t use too much, just use the right amount of both products so it covers all of your hair.
  3. If you’ve been exercising, such as going to the gym or playing football - it’s best to use a shampoo that’s focused on getting sweat out of your hair. Try using NIVEA MEN Active Clean Shampoo to get clean and fresh smelling hair.
  4. If you struggle with having dandruff, you can use our specially designed Anti-Dandruff Shampoo, and follow our top tips on getting rid of dandruff.  
  5. Leave your conditioner in for however long it says on the bottle. It’s so easy to quickly wash it off straight away - but hold your horses! If you want your melon to look marvellous, then keep it on your hair a bit longer. 
  6. Exfoliate your scalp every day with just warm water. Just because we’re saying don’t wash your hair every day, doesn’t mean when you shower you need to dodge the water from getting you hair wet. In fact, we’re saying you should wet your hair without using shampoo. Rub your scalp with just your hands, so you’re manually exfoliating it.

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The basics of shaving


Shaving is usually a huge part of a man’s life - unless you want to go for the rugged, bushy beard type look. But guys, even if you want to keep that perfectly grown out beard - you’re going to have to do some beard maintenance and shaving is a core part of it. We’ve got the expert advice on shaving your beard, maintaining your intimate area and getting rid of your chest hair.
man shaving face

Shaving your face

If you like the clean-shaven look and tend to shave your face every day. Then we’ve got all of the tips and advice to make sure you don’t get any irritation or a nasty shaving rash.

 

Firstly, grab yourself a razor, and take a read through our guide on how to shave your face. Taking you through the process, step-by-step. From preparing your skin before a shave, to how to look after your skin afterwards. 

 

Or, if you’d prefer the saucy stubble look, then you can find out how to rock the stubble and keep it looking sharp. 

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Shaving the male intimate area

There’s no set way on how to maintain the male pubic hair. Some men tend to go all out and keep the bush, and others keep it preened to perfection. But we’ve got everything you need to know on what’s going on down there and what to do with it.

 

Our guide on shaving the male intimate area gives you all of the important information, from why men have pubic hair in the first place, to the core tips in taming the fuzz.

How to shave your chest hair

Chest hair is a controversial topic amongst men. Some men are adamant that they will never shave the wild animal that they call their chest. Others want to go for the fully bald look.

 

If your preference is the latter, here’s everything you need to know on shaving and trimming your chest hair


man shaving chest

Skincare for men

man with moisturiser

find your Skincare routine

Having the right skincare routine is a crucial part of the male grooming process. For those who’ve never embarked on a skincare journey before, you’re in for a treat. But if you’ve already started that adventure and would like more top tips then NIVEA MEN have you sorted. 


The perfect skincare routine can help reduce breakouts and spots, whilst feeling soft and looking fresh. We’ve put together our best skincare routine for men which you can start today. It has all of the important skincare advice from the best products, to 8 top tips for the best skincare.