I think because I had quite nerdy friends at school and we subliminally defined ourselves as anti-fashion and anti-trying hard to look good, the idea of fashion and grooming products have always been slightly alien to me.
I’ve made my peace now with buying clothes I like (kind of) but grooming still remains difficult. When I buy hair gel I treat it like teenagers in a sitcom trying to buy condoms, like something slightly embarrassing and shameful. I don’t really know where to start. What’s the difference between a gel and a wax and a clay and putty and all the other things? How do I know which of them work when they all cost a fiver to buy but six months to use up? For once in my life I’d like to not look like I have the hair of a lego man, while I still have hair left.