Five grooming essentials for juggling work and gym.
With London 2012 in full swing you're probably considering exercising more often. Maybe. Well, once you've planned your workout, it's probably time you gave that washbag an audit too.
Convenience is key. Our grooming columnist Chris Beastall from Niven & Joshua picks five products to help you minimise time, space and leave you looking ready for the podium.
The key to a successful sport washbag is convenience - something simple, stylish, water-resistant and durable. For your gym washbag look for something lighter and less bulky than the norm - like this Henry Wash Bag in Black Textured Nylon from Mulberry is made with super durable nylon, brass hardware and a wipe-clean interior. Mulberry Henry Wash Bag, (£150, Mulberry)
Multi-purpose products often lack quality as they try and fail to do too much. Not the Active Cassia Hair & Body Sportswash from Molton Brown, blended with Guar Beans, Cassia Bark, Lemon, Lime and Rosemary, it will keep your hair in optimal condition, and leave you fresh and invigorated. It's housed in a sleek washbag friendly tube too.Molton Brown Active Cassia Hair & Body Sportswash (£15, Niven & Joshua)
Malin+Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant is perfect for sportsman; the twist-stick version is quickly and conveniently applied, has an extra mild formula and offers a marathon (and genuine) 24hr protection. It has a light, natural fragrance and is blended to absorb without residue, staining, irritation and pore clogging. (£16, Space NK)
Many brands have started to produce travel or sport-bag sized versions of their favourite products - established men's grooming experts Anthony Logistics does the best job here. You can pick and choose at will across the range but post-workout you're going to need a simple moisturiser with added SPF and this is a great all-rounder. (£32, Niven & Joshua)
The Hair Product
Applying the finishing touches to your hair is the final step. A decent pomade has sufficient hold to retain your chosen style and tame any post exercise frizz. Grant's Golden Brand is famed for its attention to detail and their Original Pomade is the result of many years of research and more than 10 formula revisions. Grant's Golden Brand Original Pomade (£18.5,Carter & Bond)