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Time-saving life hacks for managing your body hair

15 November 2018
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There was once a time when facial and body hair were considered the lazy option – something indulged in by grandpas and hippies, while the rest of us average guys went to great lengths to remove our natural adornment by any means necessary. Today, though, the Ken Doll look is out, and a more natural (but no less well-groomed) aesthetic is taking its place. But how, with today’s fast-paced lifestyle, is it possible to celebrate our facial and body hair without spending hours obsessing about how to groom it? We’ve got you covered with these life hacks for diving into the hairier side of life – without the time commitment.

Consider adopting a hairier look

It’s only logical that, with the resurgence of natural living trends and the rising call for men and women alike to “Love the skin we’re in,” guys all over the world are learning to celebrate their facial and body hair all over again. Even better, the hairier faces and bodies we’re seeing on some of Hollywood’s biggest male sex-symbols means the vintage body hair look is right on-trend, as well as being dead-easy to maintain. A little light maintenance every week or two is all it takes, and skipping that morning shave will save you countless hours in the long run.

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Get yourself a great shower-mountable mirror and kill two birds with one stone by shaving in the shower! Not only is it faster, but it will save you having to clean up those pesky hairs and shaving cream scum in your bathroom sink. The steamy environment will also actually make shaving easier by softening skin and hair shafts and opening up those pores, reducing the chance of shaving bumps and ingrown hairs.

And to reach even greater heights of time-efficiency, find yourself some products that are as good at multitasking as you are! Our favourite brands know the time-crunch that most men face every morning and have come up with powerful multifunctional formulas – try something like Redken Brews 3 in 1 Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Wash, which thoroughly and gently cleanses hair, beard and body at the same time.

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Treat your beard as well as you treat your hair

Growing a beard is many men’s dream, yet so many get tired of the upkeep and give up before they’ve achieved the look they want. Many would say maintenance is a hassle, but it doesn’t need to be if you put a few seconds into its care every morning.

An unruly, itchy, unkept-looking beard that’s impossible to style is likely suffering from dryness, and moisturising those thick, wiry hairs properly is essential for achieving the look you want in zero time. Get yourself a good beard oil (Redken Brews Beard Softener and Skin Oil For Men is a great one) and a beard brush (natural bristles like boars’ hair are best for taming frizzy beards). Add a few drops of oil to your beard as soon as it’s dry after your shower, and massage into skin and hair with your fingers. Then smooth your beard down with the brush. Presto! Perfectly groomed facial hair in only a minute or two. 

Facial and body hair are a gift from nature, not a curse! Wear it proudly (but responsibly) and if you’re ready for a walk on the scruffier side of life, look after it! Armed with the right knowledge and a few simple products, you can achieve that hip and dapper look without spending hours in front of the mirror.

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