4 unusual grooming tips for the Nigerian gentleman



Being the ‘perfect’ gentleman means more than a successful career with a six figure monthly salary, a sharp ride and stunning apartment. All these do not matter if you have not mastered the physical swag and appearance to go with it.

It is no secret that the way a man dresses influences the way he is addressed. So unkempt hair, body odor, shabby clothes and birdy fangs are a huge no-no when it comes to pulling of the perfect look.

Jovago.com, Africa’s No. 1 online hotel booking service understands that quality grooming hacks are a treasure as the tips contribute to saving time and money, simplifying everyday life.  Here are 5 unusual grooming hack for the Nigerian man who is willing to try new methods towards putting his best foot forward.


Manage below-belt-hair with talcum-powder

For any man, it is essential that your groin area smells fresh at all times. Odor issues are simple problems that can be curbed by ‘man-scaping’ below the belt. There are sweat glands down there that create a funky, musty smell after strenuous activities or in hot conditions as heat gets trapped faster in confined spaces.  Apart from using shaving sticks and creams, a talc-based powder can serve as a remedy. Applying some on the area keeps it dry. However, it is advisable to use it sparingly.


Chew fresh parsley for bad breath

Parsley is not an indigenous herb in Nigeria, however they are sold at vegetable markets and in large grocery shops around the country in urban areas like Lagos, Calabar andAbuja. While brushing your teeth and using mouthwash can help clean your mouth, there are times when your breath might kick up a force either as result of something you ate or as a side effect to a drug. If you do not like gum, your next best move is to grab some parsley and chew up. The chlorophyll content in the herb makes it an excellent alternative to a mouth freshener.

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Use baking soda and cornstarch on your pits

It may come as a surprise but apparently, baking soda and cornstarch are not just for the kitchen. The items when mixed can act as a potent deodorant which is helpful in combating body odor. Not everyone likes to use deodorant sticks or sprays as a few people are allergic to them, so instead of resorting to just water and soap which only provides momentary respite, mix 1 part baking soda and 6 part cornstarch in a bowl and rub the mixture on your armpit. The tincture will certainly ward off the stink or wetness throughout the day.


Swap the shaving cream for hair conditioner

The norm is to shave ones beards with powder or cream, however most times, this can lead to bumps and cuts. The hair conditioner serves as a better alternative for gentlemen with facial hair. Aside from making the shaving process a lot easier, it’s moisturizing properties nourishes your facial skin and hair, that way you kill two birds with one stone.


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