The 10 bathroom must-haves every man needs

The 10 bathroom must-haves every man needs

Make way (and space in the bathroom cabinet) for these essentials that no man should be without

  1. In-shower sound system

    Waterproof radios and CD players have been around for ever. Yawn. Time to think 21st century. We’re talking a Bluetooth speaker that fits inside your showerhead, or one that plays music from your phone – and even allows you to answer calls and talk hands free while you’re showering. Yes they exist, and yes you definitely need one.

  2. Hair gel with benefits

    Worried about thinning hair? When choosing a styling product, opt for mousse to give extra volume rather than heavy gel or wax which can weigh down your ‘do’. Avoid also alcohol-based products, which can strip your hair of nourishing oils and weaken keratin, leaving your hair brittle.

  3. Shower gel

    Skip the soap: bodywash is less harsh on your skin, less likely to slip out of your hands, and much quicker to apply. Triple win!

  4. Razor

    Good looks depend on a clean shave, and finding a razor that suits your shaving style is the best way to get a better result from a regular chore. Technology moves on: time to look again at the one you use? Gillette offers a wide choice of razors to suit every need. Remember to stock up on spares – a blunt blade makes for a poor shave. Man with facial hair? Check out our moustache must-haves

  5. Face muslin

    Splashing water on your face is so last century. We’ve all gone back to using face cloths for a better result, less mess and instant exfoliation. That means you’re ridding your complexion of dead skins cells every time you wash, and reducing the chance of outbreaks at the same. Check out more skincare tips for men

  6. An electric toothbrush

    Forget manual brushing, once you’ve gone down the power-assisted route you will so not go back. An electric (mains-charged, not battery powered) brush cleans your teeth more thoroughly and prevents you from brushing too hard (which can lead to gum recession). Gotta love a gadget.

  7. Face cream

    Real men really do moisturise. If you don’t, why not? Combine moisturiser cream with a good eye cream for an easy two-step regime and your skin will feel and look better instantly. But don’t be tempted to use your wife/girlfriend’s product: male skin is oiler and thicker, so bespoke creams designed for men are the way to go.

  8. Bathroom mirror wiper

    The kids will love this one as much as you. An actual windscreen wiper for the mirror that clears it of condensation after you’ve had a hot bath or shower. Less smeary than using a towel and so much more fun. Google it.

  9. Industrial-strength handwipes

    The dream scenario would be having these in an easy-access wall-mounted dispenser, perfect to clean off industrial-scale filth after a messy job. Not sure the missus would stand for that though, so maybe settle for a tub under the washbasin.

  10. Body moisturiser

    Most men don’t use body moisture products, understandably. They lengthen your bathroom routine, and are hard to apply to hairy bits. BUT if you play sports, run or cycle regularly, you may find that frequent showers leave your skin dry and flaky. In which case, give body butter a try. Cocoa or olive oil are effective ingredients to look out for – and have the added bonus of making you smell good too.


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