Today’s busy lifestyle doesn’t leave much time to spare for a morning grooming routine – and neither does that extra half an hour in bed. Dress it up how you like, but it all comes down to the same dilemma, and that is getting yourself into an acceptable-looking state in a minimal amount of time, with minutes to spare for that extra coffee.
While crawling straight out of bed and into your suit and snoozing on the tube on your way to the office is not an option, condensing down your grooming routine to just the essentials is. Your masculine image won’t have to suffer one bit, and you’ll no longer be grinding your boss’s gears by arriving either late or barely conscious.
No time to wash your hair? Those spray cans your girlfriend is forever brandishing aren’t just for rock-solid, crusty ‘up dos’. The secret? Dry shampoo. A couple of quick spritzes massaged into your roots will have your greasy bonce looking dapper again in no time, and no one will be any the wiser.
Not convinced? Ask yourself this: Had you noticed that your lady friend had secretly been stretching the boundaries of hair-washing time limits all this time? No? Exactly – point proven.
Unless you are a fully-fledged Bluebeard and self-confessed Desperate Dan lookalike, you can probably get away without shaving every single day. And if you can’t? You’ve come to the right place. They don’t call us The Bluebeards Revenge for nothing, and using our luxurious shaving cream or shaving solution along with our soothing
post-shave balm will see the frequency of your need to shave diminishing bit by bit. The secret? Special ingredient Decelerine, which gradually slows down hair regrowth with consistent use.
We’re firm advocates of thorough preparation when it comes to wet shaving, as doing so can make a world of difference to the end result as well as minimising the nasty nicks, cuts and bumps which can result from a hasty and careless shave. But if you haven’t got time for the whole lot, then kill two birds with one stone and ditch the hot towel, replacing it with a hot shower. Chances are you’ll be having one anyway – and if not, you need to have a serious word with yourself. Cutting down your routine is one thing, but showers are pretty much essential. The steam from the hot water will soften the skin and hairs and open your pores just as well as your normal method while you wash, slashing the time you spend on the full process in half.
Last up, you need to make sure your hair is looking presentable, but put down the pomade and reach for a matte paste instead. While a structured style is often a good look, they can be far too time consuming to deal with on a daily basis. With a paste, you simply spread between your hands and distribute evenly through the hair with your palms, roughing up to add texture as you go. It doesn’t have to mean a scruffy do, and takes a matter of mere seconds to execute.
Now, we strongly suggest you use the extra time you’ve gained wisely, so instead of crawling back into bed, make yourself a double espresso and perk up before the boss clocks those dark circles!