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Blog Post - mens grooming trends and what women think

Postby DigitalBarber » Thu May 07, 2015 11:30 am

Morning Gents!

I came across an interesting article yesterday where they did some research into google trends over the last 10 years relating to beards, shaving and mens grooming.

I wrote a quick blog post about it here http://www.digitalbarber.co.za/what-do-women-want/

If you are interested in the unabridged version head on over to West Coast Shaving http://www.westcoastshaving.com/mansome-maps-shows-mens-grooming-trends.html

Would love to know your thoughts?
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Re: Blog Post - mens grooming trends and what women think

Postby Chrisvo » Thu May 07, 2015 11:48 am

Honestly stopped caring what women want when I turned 25. I would say to most men that they should do what looks and feels the best for them and rather find a woman who likes that. It's better for you, her and your sanity.
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Re: Blog Post - mens grooming trends and what women think

Postby RiverValleyTrading » Thu May 07, 2015 11:56 am

DigitalBarber wrote:Morning Gents!

I came across an interesting article yesterday where they did some research into google trends over the last 10 years relating to beards, shaving and mens grooming.

I wrote a quick blog post about it here http://www.digitalbarber.co.za/what-do-women-want/

If you are interested in the unabridged version head on over to West Coast Shaving http://www.westcoastshaving.com/mansome-maps-shows-mens-grooming-trends.html

Would love to know your thoughts?


Interesting trends. I think age group play s a big factor though. I find that as we get older good grooming habits really make a difference. Younger guys out there might be into Man buns, Three day stubble etc, but as you get older, and get a few wrinkles, it can become really easy to look like a hard-luck hobo. Therefore I think it's good to start proper grooming habits at a younger age. This will really serve you well as you get older.
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Re: Blog Post - mens grooming trends and what women think

Postby DigitalBarber » Thu May 07, 2015 3:51 pm

Chrisvo wrote:Honestly stopped caring what women want when I turned 25. I would say to most men that they should do what looks and feels the best for them and rather find a woman who likes that. It's better for you, her and your sanity.


I get what you are saying and wholeheartedly agree with you, but as RiverValleyTrading put it
it can become really easy to look like a hard-luck hobo. Therefore I think it's good to start proper grooming habits at a younger age. This will really serve you well as you get older.


It doesn't matter what your motives are to start taking better care of yourself are, be it for vanity, or picking up chicks, the fact is you are taking care of yourself - and by this I don't exclusively mean grooming. eating right and exercising are all vital!

To me, that is what is important and I am sure you agree too :o::
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Re: Blog Post - mens grooming trends and what women think

Postby Chrisvo » Thu May 07, 2015 4:18 pm

Oh, I agree. That's the great thing about the increase in traditional shaving, even the increase in male grooming and male health. It seems to be male driven.

I only disagree with the idea that you as a man should groom yourself according to these constantly changing ideals. You will only keep chasing your tail in endless loops. Never mind that there are endless forums on how to pick up women, fashion or no fashion. In the end, you have to be happy with the grooming that you choose to do.

In 10 years I've seen the change from clean shaven, to beards, to stubble and back to clean shaven. In all this time I just stayed with stubble due to the irritation of cartridge razors. Growing a beard was out due to the constant itchiness. It was only due to the comeback of traditional shaving that I found a way to shave that brought me the level of comfort I feel now. If women like that, all the better.
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Re: Blog Post - mens grooming trends and what women think

Postby DigitalBarber » Thu May 07, 2015 4:59 pm

Well put!

Over the last 10 years I have gone from clean shaven to quite a thick beard, to stubble, back to beard, back to clean shaven, depending on my mood but the change is that I always make sure it looks sharp!
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