A Guide to the Modern Gentleman’s Hair Grooming Kit

The gentlemanly style is back. And with modern barbershops, men’s grooming salons and styling products popping up everywhere in Singapore, it looks like that it’s here to stay.

If you want to look like a modern gentleman, start with your hair. Hair grooming is a key element in their lifestyle. Begin by getting a haircut and having your hair groomed in of the many barbershops and grooming salons around the metro. Then get a grooming kit filled with essentials that will help you maintain your modern and gentlemanly look.

Here are some essentials you need to include in your grooming kit:

Pomade

Pomade is a hairstyling product made of greasy or waxy material that helps you achieve a certain look. It was very popular from the 1920s to the 1950s, and is popular again now.

There are two kinds available: oil-based pomades and water-based ones. Oil-based pomades contain less chemicals and are more affordable. They never dry, and have consistency that allows you to restyle your hair. The downside with oil-based types is that they don’t wash off easily. That could be a disadvantage if you don’t want any product residue on your hair.

Water-based pomades consist of more chemical formulations and are hence more expensive. Use this if you’d like to maintain the same hairstyle throughout the day since it dries easily. It washes off easily so you won’t have to worry about product residues on your hair. The downside with water-based ones is that you have to use more of it daily to be effective.

Beard Oil

Beard oil is a moisturizing hair product that also helps you style your facial hair. It eliminates dirt and moisturizes the skin beneath. Beard oil makes your facial hair smell fresh and fragrant as well. You can apply beard oil using your hands, a brush, or the built-in dropper that some brands provide.

Hair Comb

A comb is a tool that helps manage and style wet or tangled hair. Wide-toothed combs are used on thick hair, while medium and fine-toothed combs are for finer hair types. Combs made out of wood, stainless steel, horn or carbon are safer and more durable than plastic ones.

Hair and Beard Brush

A brush is a tool used after combing that removes any dirt or residue from your hair. It also helps keep your hair look neat and tidy. It’s better to have separate brushes since facial hair is thicker and coarser than the hair on your head.

Shaving Kit

A shaving kit helps you manage your hair and remove unwanted and stray strands. A complete kit includes a razor, pre-shave oil, shaving cream, shaving brush and aftershave balm. You may also want to include trimming scissors.

Looking like a modern gentleman takes a lot of time and effort to maintain. However, the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages because it helps you feel better. It’s an aesthetic investment that helps you develop discipline, makes you feel better and more confident and powerful.