Add These Grooming Products to Your Wishlist
Gift-giving isn’t always easy, even when you’re giving the gift to yourself (don’t lie; we’ve all done it). This is especially true when it comes to a man’s wish list, which often includes items like an Indian Scout Motorcycle or the Weber Spirit II Propane Grill. Those are the freebies. Yet, when it comes to men’s grooming, most men have no idea where to start. It’s time for that to change.
Today’s men should be cognizant of the different types and brands of men’s grooming products. Until you’re caught up to speed, though, let Johnny Slicks help you build out your wish list with the following items.
The Shaving Kit
If nothing else, each man should have the right tools to shave, trim, or shape their facial hair. To do that, a man needs a quality shaving kit, which should include:
- Razor with Extra Blades
- Shave Soap
- Badger Hair Shaving Brush
- Canvas or Leather Shaving Bag
- Shaving Bowl (for lathering the shaving soap into a foam)
For shaving, we prefer to go with a classic safety razor. Safety razors are double-edged and work well for wet shaving, allowing you to get an ultra-close shave with less irritation than a modern disposable razor. Razorblade replacement packs are also much cheaper for safety razors than the alternative, allowing you to save money down the line.
We recommend the Merkur 34C Heavy Duty Classic Double-Edged Safety Razor, which recently won the 2021 Grooming Lounge Handsome Award.
This is our bread and butter, so naturally, we recommend using Johnny Slicks Organic Shave Soap, which can be used with or without a shaving brush. Our shave soap comes in Original, Vanilla, Paradise, and Rugged, letting you choose a different scent depending on your mood. Feel free to try one of each so you can determine which one you’ll want to use long-term.
Badger Hair Shaving Brush
Many people tend to overlook the shaving brush, which is a bad idea. Using a quality shaving brush will not only help you get the right lather for your shave soap, but it also affects the durability and how the brush feels against your face. You can find a great starter shaving brush at Wet Shaving Products.
For those men who keep a well-trimmed beard, consider adding the best beard oil to your maintenance regimen.
Last but not least, we recommend keeping your shaving kit together in a quality bag made from either canvas or leather and finding a shave bowl to hold your soap as you shave.
Body Hair Trimmer
Next up, we think that every man should be prepared, no matter the given situation. A man’s wish list should include a quality body hair trimmer like The Lawn Mower 3.0 from Manscaped. We’re not against manscaping, and neither should you be. If nothing else, a hair trimmer can help with shaping your beard or trimming unwanted neck or back hair.
We’re talking cleanser, moisturizer, vitamin C cream, etc. When it comes to skincare, there is a lot to learn (and no, it’s not just for the ladies). In regards to your wish list, we’ll keep it simple: every man should have a cleanser (face scrub) and a moisturizer (face lotion). We recommend trying Jack Black’s Pure Clean Daily Facial Cleanser, Double-Duty Face Moisturizer with SPF 20, and Industrial Strength Hand Healer for a bonus.
You can purchase any of these products at Sephora, which will make your significant other happy with the points they’ll earn on your wish list purchases.
Hair and Shower Care
While creating your wish list, it’s a good idea to add some quality hair care products, which likely differ from the 99-cent grocery aisle special that you’re using now. Here’s another shameless plug for our Shampoo, Conditioner, and Beast Wash, the best body wash for men.
For a wild in-shower experience, make sure to add Rocky Mountain Barber Company’s Mint Eucalyptus Shower Steamer Bath Bomb to your wish list. Made with essential oils, a shower steamer can help open up your sinuses and pores for a refreshing experience for both your body and mind.
After the shower, make sure you’re prepared with a quality hair product that will moisturize and help your hair retain/regain its natural oils.
Keeping your fingernails and toenails well-groomed is a no-brainer. If anything, do it to avoid damaged cuticles and painful hangnails. We recommend adding this starter nail kit from Amazon to your wish list, which has everything you’ll need in a convenient, portable case.
What’s on Your Wish List?
If anything, we hope these products spark some inspiration and help you decide on which men’s grooming products you should add to your wish list. You may also want to consider an electric razor, under-eye cream, exfoliating gloves/stone, and any additional items to keep you looking and feeling fresh. Oh, and don’t forget to share your wish list with someone… they’ll thank you later.