A proper man­scape

Jamaica Gleaner - - FLAIR - Jody-Anne Lawrence Life­style Re­porter

IN DAYS past, many women would say that they love a man with a clean shave or a good line-up, but men seem to be groom­ing ‘out of the box’. Beards have be­come a sexy trend but it does come with its fair share of main­te­nance, so we asked a few men how is it that they keep their fa­cial hair all swagged up.

Well, I use a body washes like Old Spice and Suave for men fre­quently, at least two times a day. Fresh­ness, that’s done with a lit­tle af­ter­shave, and for that I use Curve and Givenchy. I clip it up every now and again to keep it neat. Dry­ing it is not so bad. I use a rag then comb it and then brush and af­ter­shave last. – Dev­er­hoid East­wood

I wash it with Tre­semme Sham­poo and then towel dry. For soft­ness I steal my girl­friend’s African pride mois­turiser and even some­times use oil sheen when go­ing on the road. – Xavier Grey

Any­thing my wife is us­ing, that is what I use. Sham­poo and con­di­tioner, and then I dry it with a towel thor­oughly. I then use her leave-in con­di­tioner to keep it soft and a soul comb to comb through. Then just pat it down to keep ev­ery­thing even and well shaped. – Ray­mond Simp­son

I groom it by clip­ping the ends and en­sure that it isn’t dry and stringy. There are se­lected sham­poos that I ac­tu­ally travel with and keep in my desk drawer be­cause I wash it quite of­ten. Hav­ing food caught in it every time I eat is un­avoid­able, thus I wash it every time that I eat. Some of the sham­poos I use in­clude Fi­nesse, In­fu­sium 23 and L’Oreal. I towel dry and I start from the root and then I dry the hair it­self. I also deep con­di­tion it twice a month. – Gavin Henry When it comes to a beard, women have given mixed views:

I was never a fan of my boyfriend’s beard be­cause his hair grows wild. While he looks sim­i­lar to Wolver­ine (I should find that hot, right?), it’s sharp no mat­ter its length, and pricks me in the face every time he at­tempts to kiss me. The one cool thing about it is his bearded hair grows both black and brown, so it al­ways fas­ci­nates me to see the colours col­lide on his face. – A.A., 30

To me the beard is re­ally de­pen­dent on the guy. Some of them just does not take care of it so it will have to­day’s lunch in it. How­ever, there are some that just know how to main­tain it, and will even feel soft be­cause they take care of it like I do the hair on my head, and I do love my hair. Those I can work with. – V.L., 29

My boyfriend grew a beard af­ter two years into our re­la­tion­ship. I loved him with­out a beard but when he grew his beard I loved him even more. He keeps it clean and fresh – strength­en­ing my habit of al­ways smelling his face. I have a spe­cial at­trac­tion to his beard as I am al­ways push­ing my nose in his beard and rub­bing my fin­gers through it. His beard is soft and curly so I ac­tu­ally like feel­ing his face on my face. It also shows his ma­tu­rity. I know some peo­ple worry about their man grow­ing a beard be­cause of groom­ing but I had no wor­ries be­cause my babe is al­ways neat and clean. – K.G., 27

Ray­mond Simp­son

Dev­er­hoid East­wood

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