Unlike women, men do not need an extra suitcase for their travel toiletries. Instead, we’re happy with our small, leather toiletries bag. Also known as a Dopp kit, these leather bags are usually filled with generic or cheap items we find at the store. However, it doesn’t hurt to do some research on these products. Organic products can provide great benefits for your hair and skin, and have you looking great all the time. Check out some of these items that you should add to your Dopp kit to give you those luscious locks and silky smooth skin.
You probably chose your shampoo brand because it was cheap, or you like the look of the bottle. However, not all bottles are created equally. Most shampoos contain sulfates which are used to separate dirt and oil from your hair. However, some of these sulfates can be bad for your hair. They actually strip you of essential oils, irritate the skin on your head, fade your hair color, and dry out your hair. Switching to a sulfate free shampoo could improve the look of your locks and strengthen your hair.
Most men go through life without ever purchasing a hair conditioner. However, this is a shame because it can really improve the look of your hair. While shampoos open up the hair cuticles to clean it, it doesn’t close it up without conditioner. A good conditioner will lock in the nutrients and block many of the pollutants that are harmful for your hair, leaving it smooth and shiny. If you’re switching to a sulfate-free shampoo, it may also be a good time to add a sulfate-free conditioner to your shower routine.
Most men use a bar of soap to cleanse their face, if they wash it at all. However, a bar of soap can actually cause more harm to your face than good. Just like sulfates, soap can strip away essential natural oils and skew your skin’s pH balance. This can also lead to dryness, irritation, and premature aging. Instead, you should use a face cleanser to rejuvenate your face and keep it looking young. You can find some great cleansers in the store that cater to men and provide a unisex packaging that won’t make it embarrassing to carry.
The next time you’re stocking up your Dopp kit, try some of these organic alternatives. Being a man in today’s age means that you have to take care of yourself, and these items can help you look fresher, youthful, and handsome.