How Alpha Males Keep Themselves Looking Good and Feeling Better
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Think about it: an alpha male is always put together, always looks good, smells good, and is dressed to the nines. Alpha males weren't just born like that, they become that way through smart grooming and caring about how they look. They are men who are willing to do what is needed to get what they want and spending time on themselves and being their best version is just part of that.
"A gentleman is simply a patient wolf." -Lana Turner
Taking the time to groom yourself takes attention and time, which requires patience, but the results are worth it.
Here are the 5 top grooming rituals of the accomplished alpha male:
1. Manage Your Facial Hair
Whether you let your facial hair grow or you like a clean shave, you should always make sure that your facial hair is trimmed and well-kempt. If you have a beard, invest in grooming products such as beard wax and if you shave, try out some shaving soap or shaving gel that helps you to get a smooth shave.
If your job requires to be clean shaven at all times and you have to travel a lot, you should get yourself a Braun M90 mobile shaver, as it is lightweight, easy to use and perfect for everyday shaving and as a travel shaver as well.
Maybe you like to have a "shadow" beard! That's okay too, it doesn't make you less of an alpha male.
Just make sure that it’s trimmed well and completely uniform without any stray hairs. When shaving, avoid facial bumps by using the right type of products for your skin.
If you have sensitive skin, try to find shaving products with butters and oils that can help ensure that you get enough lubricant in shaving and also make sure that you are not allergic to any of these ingredients.
While men naturally have more hair than women and it's acceptable for them to have some on their bodies, many people consider manscaping to be an attractive thing to do. Manscaping isn't about completely removing your bodily hair, whether near the private areas, on the underarms, chest, and happy trail, but it is about keeping hair trimmed and neat.
You don't have to entirely shave your pubic hair, but trimming it and keeping it short will not only make you feel better, it will also make you feel more attractive. This takes special care and upkeep, but it is a part of a manscaping routine which will definitely pay off.
Trimming your underarm here with a pair of clippers will help you sweat less and smell better which is a big part of an alpha male's grooming rituals. If you have thick back hair, try getting it waxed regularly.
3. Keep Your Hair Styled and Maintained
An alpha male doesn't always need to have short hair, but whether you have a crew cut or long hair, you should always have clean and good smelling hair.
Investing in the right products for your hair is just one part of being a groomed alpha male that demands respect and deserves it. Dirty hair or smelly hair is unsightly and is not something that you would find in an alpha male. Keeping your hair dandruff-free, attractive, and styled is a key component of an alpha male's success.
While you don't have to, if it looks good on you, why not get your hair cut in a trendy style such as fade or a pompadour cut, to name a couple of examples? Many of the stylish haircuts this year are attractive cuts that will make you stand out and feel good. Just don't forget that what looks good on you is what works best for the alpha male.
4. Use Facial Products
Many people used to think that facial products for the skin were only a part of a women's beauty routine, but now men are sitting up and taking notice at how important skin care is.
Delaying the aging process and ensuring that your skin is smooth and blemish-free speaks volumes about what you can bring to the table and someone who obviously cares about their appearance is someone who cares about life.
From face wash to face moisturizer and anti-aging cream, using facial products on a regular basis can help ensure that you look great. If you happen to suffer from acne, you will want to invest in some type of acne face wash that can help to clear up your face. If you aren't sure what can help you, speak to your dermatologist and see if they can suggest a product for you.
5. Dress Well
A big part of the alpha male routine is that they know how to dress and if they don't already know how, they learn. An alpha male who has a proper grooming routine knows that the cherry on top of everything is wearing the clothes that set him apart.
From classy watches to the right combination of belt and shoes, and the perfect pair of jeans, button ups, and classic t-shirts, an alpha male will always wear clean and quality clothing. If you can wear recognized brands that scream quality, even better, but the most important thing is that you look good in what you choose to put on.
Think about the men who you consider to be alpha males. Ryan Gosling definitely fits the bill with his good looks, his groomed and shaved face, his haircut, and of course, the way that he dresses. Another celebrity who you may consider to be an alpha male is Henry Cavill. He nearly always looks impeccable even when he does have facial hair. He looks well-kempt and never looks dirty, even in his more barbaric roles, he keeps it clean.
Final Thoughts On Alpha Male Grooming Habits
An alpha male is someone who wants to look his best, no matter what and the 5 above-mentioned grooming rituals are just some of the ways that men can be sure that they are appearing exactly how they want to: trustworthy, attractive, and put-together. Whether in business or in dating, a well-groomed man is a successful one.
Yes, grooming takes time, but remember that "a man who masters patience, masters everything else." –George Savile
Good tips but white socks with a suit is a definitely no no in the Alpha male world!