Saturday, 4 February 2012

Male grooming to beautiful boys.

Anyone who has seen me know from my hair style or lack of it that the way I look is not a burning issue with me. However I understand the rather compelling need of a groom to look his best on his big day and also the need of a film star in a movie to look his best since the eyes of his fans and critics scrutinize his every flaw, now that every video content is in 1080p High Definition.
What annoys me is the long line of male beauty products on the rise. I prefer to use the word beauty products rather than male grooming products because that is what they are. Take for instance the ritual of shaving your face. There is a convenience in using lather and a sharp blade for smooth action. Smooth action and not for smooth or soft face. Softness, that’s not masculine, its feminine. You can even go a step further in justifying the use of an antiseptic, but today I was surprised to see a new product, the pre-shaving cleanser cream. Shaving has moved from a ritual to a celebration of male beauty, not grooming or handsome, but beauty.
It’s disgusting for men to smell of body odour but even more shaming to smell pretty… like a teenage girl. Companies those make these products know the truth cannot sell them as what they are. Else you will find “Cinderella Men’s skin cream”, “Snow White fair cream for Men”, “Sleeping beauty Men’s body lotion”. Therefore they choose to use names of military weapons or fast machines to go with the product name so that men using them do not throw away the little pride left in them. These products are actually competing to make you more girly. If it bothers you so much, why not use permanent hair remover on your face, so that you are one step closer to your ultimate transformation to a pretty girl.
It’s one thing to go to the gym or take martial arts classes but to find oneself in a comfy chair with layers of facial cream and pampering chemicals in your hair; waiting for your turn to wash them off in a queue of pretty ladies is disturbing.
We, men love nice smell, but we love them on the lady beside us and not on us. It is the same case with breasts, we love to watch them on ladies and not grow a pair on our self. Picture your father doing the same. Have a little honour at least for the next generation and remember what your father said, be a man.

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