Grooming

Nine essential warm-weather grooming products.

How to Keep Your Hair and Skin Looking Fresh All Summer Long

Against all odds, the warmer months have finally arrived. That means plenty of sun, sweat, salt, and sleepless nights — and if you want to stay looking your best through all that, your bathroom better be stocked with the best grooming products on the market. These ones, in particular, will keep your pits smelling fresh, your skin glowing, and your hair flowing luxuriously.

Harry’s Shave Gel

No matter how dope your beard looks, when the temperatures push past 30°C, you’ll want to shed the extra fizz. And when you do, you’ll need a shave gel that keeps your skin moisturized and coddled. Harry’s aloe-enriched gel is a cheap and effective way to keep clear of any itchy, red, razor burn nastiness. Harry’s, $6

Baxter of California SPF 15 Oil Free Moisturizer

You’re fully aware that tanning is never great for your skin — and nobody wants to get burnt, obviously — but you still want a little colour, because it looks good.  Here’s how you get it: A daily SPF 15 oil free moisturizer like this one, which has just enough sun protection to block out harmful rays. Baxter of California, $30

Haeckels Dreamland Parfum

Haeckels uses specific locations to inform and inspire their next-level fragrances. This one was based on the former site of a 19th-century amusement park that fell victim to arson. As such, it boasts notes of burnt wood, worn leather, and vibrant florals. And, if you really love it, you can get it in candle form, too. Haeckels, $280

Lavett & Chin Sea Salt Texturizing Mist

If you have longish hair, summertime can be dangerous for your ‘do. All that sun and chlorine can leave your mop dry, frail and out of control. A few spritzes of this handy mist will help to keep your top tame: with repetitive use, it’ll moisturize, style, and thicken your hair, leaving it more stylish surfer dude than ratty beach teen. Goop, $28

Le Labo Face Bronzer

Le Labo is the first to tell its customers: “This is not a self tanner.” If a badly-positioned nap in the sun leaves your tan spotty and uneven, Le Labo’s gentle bronzer will be your saving grace. Apply just a little bit to your ailed areas, and it all washes off in your next shower — plus, there’s no need to worry about it rubbing off on your clothes or sheets. It’s a simple, no frills way to look tanner without baking in the sun. Le Labo, $50

Ursa Major Hoppin’ Fresh Deodorant

It’s time to trade in your goopy-residue-leaving stick for a subtler organic version. One of the best ones on the market right now is Ursa Major’s Hoppin’ Fresh Deodorant. It’s a crisp, smooth scent of peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, grapefruit, chamomile, and lemon. Clementine Fields, $25

Hims DHT Blocker Shampoo

In the winter, you can probably get away with not washing your hair too often — via routine toque-wearing — but summertime means sweat. You can’t afford the extra garmentry or any unwanted scents. So, you’re going to need to stock up on a deep-cleaning — and, in this instance balding-blocking — shampoo. Hims’ signature shampoo blocks DHT (the hormone that causes hair loss) and has a gentle foaming agent that leaves your hair voluminous and fresh. Hims, $11

Rudy’s Shine Pomade

If you’ve committed to a seasonal hairdo, like a texture-topped fade or one of those ever-trendy Caesar cuts, you need to keep it in check. Get a bi-weekly maintenance cut, slick it back when applicable, and make your hair shine with a dollop of pomade. Rudy’s is humidity-resistant and cohesion-causing; there will be no untameable, spiky fragments on your head. Rudy’s, $18

Way of Will 45 Refresh Body Wash

When your outdoorsy activities leave you sore and achy, this body wash will clean and care for your body. It’s packed with Mandarin and peppermint essential oils, which are antibacterial and replenishing respectively. Oak and Tonic, $31