Embrace dry shampoo and find your true T-shirt size, my dudes.
If you’ve finished Queer Eye, you’re probably feeling inspired to give your life a little bit of a makeover, right? Right.
Well, great news. We chatted with the cast of Queer Eye, and got five simple tips every dude can use — from grooming to cooking.
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Embrace the magic of dry shampoo.
“The subject of grooming is big for people, so they go, ‘I don’t understand, fuck it!’ So I’d just say, slow down.
For hair care, dry shampoo is really important. It helps you to avoid over-washing the hair. Whether your hair is really short or really long, over-washing is really why most people [have hair that’s] really dry and the scalp’s really oily. The chemicals in shampoo overstimulate the sebaceous oil glands in your scalp, and it makes the scalp oily and the ends dry.
You don’t wanna over-wash; dry shampoo is a great tool in your arsenal for that.” —Jonathan Van Ness, Grooming Expert
Find your true clothing size. And if you don’t know it already, it’s OK to ask for help.
“Know your body and dress for the body that you have now. A majority of the men we helped on the show were wearing sizes that weren’t their sizes. They just thought, I’m wearing a T-shirt because I like T-shirts. Well, it’s not your size, which is why you look this way.
Men seem to wear [clothes that are] too big, so the issue is that they look disproportionate — shorter, dumpier, when the majority of them look great! They just need to dress more appropriately.
Ask for help. There are sales associates who are there to help you, and they’re usually very well-versed in what sizes are appropriate for each customer. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.” —Tan France, Fashion Expert
Can’t cook? No worries, watch some Julia Child YouTube videos.
“For me, a lot of people don’t care about cooking. They don’t have that interest. But I think if you look at your life, and you look at the people who you’re grateful to have, [cooking] is such a great way of showing thanks.
If you find someone in your life who you’re grateful for, who you really love, it’s a great reason to learn how to [cook]. Start off with French cuisine, because it’s all about technique and can teach you how to make anything. It’s the basis, I think, for any single kind of food preparation.
Honestly, YouTube PBS videos of early Julia Child — they’re inspiring and warm and beautiful little demos.” —Antoni Porowski, Food & Wine Expert
Don’t worry about fancy decorating.
“For me, it’s not only about taking care of yourself, but taking care of your space. Your space has a huge affect on your happiness. Keep your home tidy, decorate it — not fancy, just in a way that makes you happy.” —Bobby Berk, Interior Design Expert
Explore one small curiosity a day.
“Explore one curiosity a day. It doesn’t have to be big — what does edamame taste like for lunch? What’s something about myself I’ve always wanted to [explore]? Is there a culture I want to spend an hour learning about? Is there a video game I want to try? One thing! That’s 365 new things you’re exploring in one year. Your mind will be blown.” —Karamo Brown, Culture Expert