If you landed on this page it means you probably really need some grooming help and quick! Well, you’ve come to the right place because we’ve done the research for you and compiled the Top 10 Most Common Grooming Questions for Men. While some of these questions might seem basic, they are actually more technical than you may think (otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this right now). You asked and our 4S 18/8 Fine Men’s Salon experts answered!

1. How often should men wash their hair?

This is the most common question among men! At most, you can wash your hair every other day but ultimately once a week will keep your hair looking great. Most hair professionals agree that you should wash your hair at most every two to three days.

2. How often should men shave?

Shaving is different for everyone. Some guys shave once every few weeks but you may need to shave maybe once every 3 days; it’s really up to your personal style. Unless your hair grows at the lightning speed don’t go overboard but also don’t go too long without a shave to avoid looking unruly. Come in to try our Straight Razor Shaves by one of our stylists!

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3. How often should men get a haircut?

Hair grows at a speed of .5 inch per month so depending on your hair length you might have to go more often than others. on average, in the chair once every three to six weeks.

4. How should men do their eyebrows?

As with most elements in grooming, not all men need the same eyebrow care but one thing you can do is get recommendations from a groomer. Sometimes all you need is a quick clean up and a professional will be able to see what is best for your brows.

5. My hair is thinning, what can I do?

Getting treated early is the best way to help your hair! There are actually quite a few things you can do like keeping yourself hydrated or switching to the right styling product. Shampoos like Revita Shampoo and Roots Shampoo are good choices. To learn more about what you can do to combat thinning hair, check out our other post: Thinning Hair: 3 REMEDIES THAT ACTUALLY WORK!

6. How often should I get a pedicure?

Pedicures are no longer just for women! Feel free to make pedicures a monthly ritual or a few times a year when the occasion calls for it, they are a great way to keep your feet happy and healthy.

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7. Which is the best place to apply fragrance?

Contrary to popular belief, pressure points are not the best place! The chest is actually the #1 best area to apply fragrance. The fragrance will be trapped between your skin and clothes letting it last longer. Some other good places include the biceps or crook of the arm. You can also apply a little cologne in the dip of the collarbone for maximum effect.

8. How to treat my dry skin?

Consider using a gentle face cleanser that won’t be harsh on your skin and lukewarm water. Also, invest in a rich skin moisturizer like Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturizer or Anthony’s All Purpose Facial Moisturizer available at our salon.

Moisturizing at night sets you up for a closer shave tomorrow. #shavetips

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9. Best way to prevent razor burns?

Bacteria, a dull blade, a razor with too many blades, and so on can be the cause of razor burns. Changing your blade each week will help in a lot of cases, but to reduce the risk of razor burn, always shave in the direction of hair growth (pay attention to the neck where it often grows in different directions!); avoid going over the same area twice. Extra tip: Draw a hot bath and keep the steam in! The hot steam will soften up your beard! Learn more ways to prevent razor burn.

10. How can I get rid of dark circles?

The long-term solution is to sleep more, drink less alcohol, eat less salt, and wear sunscreen daily. In the short-term, a fast-acting under-eye treatment, along with a high-quality face mask will help those dark circles.

Still have questions? All of our stylists are highly experienced and are happy to help with any grooming query, from how to apply a product to which haircut is best for you. Make an appointment with us today by phone at (858) 914-5418 or online for any one of our services!