We've been saying for years what an absolute crock men's beauty products are. The whole market is the result of a collaborative push by manufacturers and the Gays of the Fashion Industry to inflate male vanity to female levels of preening and spending. Yet in spite of our best efforts to blow the lid off this scam, straight guys are still getting up an hour early each morning to exfoliate their shaven forearms and slather tube after tube of Loreal permasheen into their chemically-fried scalps.
Unless you're a latter-day rockabilly propping up a half-foot pompadour (in which case your vanity issues are already pretty much incurable), there's no reason to put anything other than shampoo in your hair, no matter what the blackshirts at the salon you shouldn't even be going to say. No, not even "just a dollop." The same is true for crap that goes on your skin; and the same is definitely true for anything that smells like something. Ideally, the grooming contents of a guy's bathroom should be limited to shampoo, soap, toothbrush and -paste, deoderant (the one smell exception), and a razor.
If you're wondering why neither shaving cream nor aftershave made the cut, read this article from lewrockwell.com for a wake-up call. It is 100 percent right on. We stopped using shaving cream about a year ago, and within a week all the shitty skin problems that had plagued us since high school just up and vanished. A little while later we tried to start shaving without water too, but that's taking it too far.