With my hubby and two teenage sons, male grooming is a big thing in our home.
We have all sorts of grooming products and gadgets, my boys even have their own hair dryer.
It has changed over the years. My two teenage sons and their friends couldn’t be further away from the boys of my youth. I grew up in the 80s and my brothers and their friends very much cared about how they looked and the image they were portraying - the clothes had to be right and the hair had to look cool. However, they didn't have all the 'products' that modern teens have. It is very different now-adays and comparing to a couple of decades ago, there is a lot more involved in the modern teens morning routine.
My boys get up in the morning, spend (just as much time as I do) preening and fretting over clothes/hair/skin/shoes etc. They won't leave the house unless their hair is styled perfectly, their clothes are smart, and they've moisturised, cleaned teeth, mouth washed and smelling like a walking deodorant parlour - the amount of body sprays and antiperspirants they get through is crazy. Hubby keeps a backup spary in the car otherwise, it's a gonna.
My hubby is a little more relaxed than my boys and that is because he is from a different generation but he still takes great care in his appearance. It is a little different for hubby as he is older, for starters, he doesn't have any hair on his head, thus, he doesn't need to spend time styling his hair each day like the boys do, but he does have hair growing places he would rather that didn't i.e, nose hair which he preens and frets over - oh and his eyebrows need trimming back. These are things my boys will have to consider as they get older, but in the meantime they have got off to a good positive start.
I am glad they take care of their appearance, and they take pride in that. It takes time and effort to pull it off, which doesn't always come naturally to some teens, but if they do, they’ll create an overall positive impression.