Men's Bathroom Essentials

Mankind is currently enjoying something of a golden age of grooming. Men, almost as much as women, are now going out of their way to look and feel good about themselves – and they’re doing so without the slightest whiff of apology. While this uptick in male cleanliness isn’t guaranteed to last forever, it’s seen the growth of a healthy industry dedicated to accommodating the modern man’s newfound desire to look and smell fantastic – without compromising his masculinity. Since you’re going to be spending time in the bathroom more often, it follows that you’ll want to kit it out just as well as the other rooms in your house. Having done so, you’ll earn the appreciation of your co-habitants – whatever gender they might belong to. Let’s take a look at some of the men's bathroom essentials purchases that’ll make your morning grooming routine and life more enjoyable.

Shaving Mirror

It won’t have escaped the notice of anyone reading this men's bathroom essentials post that beards are well and truly in, and look set to be so for at least a few years to come. But this needn’t mean we allow our facial furniture to grow ragged and unkempt. A shaving ritual is therefore called for, along with a shaving kit full of pairs of moustache scissors, adjustable beard trimmers and enough moisturising & beard oils and waxes to maintain an enviable beard for several decades. One item that’s often neglected, however, is a small shaving mirror. After all, who wants to spend their time hunched forward across the sink to examine their facial hair in the desired detail? Get a bowled mirror on a telescopic arm attached to the bathroom wall. You’ll then be able to trim your beard in precise detail without having to give yourself backache. As a bonus, you’ll be able to shave in the shower, too – just remember to get a fog-proof mirror.

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Bathroom Shelves for Grooming products

If you’re going to be assembling a suitable catalogue of grooming products, then you’ll need somewhere to store them. That’s where a set of bathroom shelves will come in handy. Don’t just hurl your stylish collection into the space just above the toilet; get things organised with the help of a suitable cabinet.

Storage Jars

If you’re going to be storing things like bars of soap, cotton buds and swabs, then you’ll need a few suitably air-tight jars to store them in. Get some that match your shelves and stow them on the bottom, and you need never frantically search for the next bar of soap.

Bluetooth Speakers

If you’re one of the many men who’ve experienced the trauma of dropping a mobile phone into a toilet bowl, then you’ll want to keep your expensive electronics equipment as far away from water sources as possible. Fortunately, it’s possible to keep your phone in your trouser pocket throughout your stay in the bathroom with the help of a suitable waterproof Bluetooth speaker. Jam it onto the side of your shower and you’ll be able to stream music even when you’re soaking wet – and you’ll even be able to answer calls while you’re at it!

Shower Head

Showering is a fantastically convenient means of keeping oneself clean – but without a decent quality shower head (and indeed, enough pressure to drive it) your experience is likely to be lacking. Since you’re going to be spending at least a few minutes beneath this device each day for a substantial chunk of your life, it makes sense to invest in one that’s up to the job. There’s nothing more annoying than having to crane your neck in order to expose the entirety of your scalp to the tepid dribble emanating from a rusty old shower-head.

Shower Mat

If you’re showering in a bathtub every day, then you’ll run a not-inconsiderable risk of slipping over and injuring some crucial appendage or other. The likelihood of this particular misfortune can be hugely reduced with the help of an extremely inexpensive piece of textured plastic. Seriously, get one. If for no other reason than that, having read this advice, you’ll feel very silly if you should one day slip and break your leg (or worse).