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Welcome to Pedro Advisor, the ultimate destination for all your grooming queries and lifestyle curiosities! Consider us your go-to source for everything men's grooming, because Pedro is here to tackle your burning questions, offer expert advice, and unleash the secrets to unlocking your full grooming potential. From tips on mastering the perfect hairstyle to navigating the treacherous waters of grooming dilemmas, we've got you covered. So sit back, grab your favorite grooming product, and prepare to embark on a journey of grooming enlightenment with Pedro Advisor. 

Volume 13: Key Summer Grooming Tips
Volume 12: Are Loofahs Girly?
Volume 11: My cowlick is driving me nuts!
Volume 10: The correct way to shampoo
Volume 9: My girlfriend said my balls smell...
Volume 8: How many colognes should a man own?
Volume 7: Is there just one product I can use for bueno hair?
Volume 6: My wife keeps talking about my thinning hair!
Volume 5: Why does my cologne change smell?
Volume 4: Setting the mood on a date
Volume 3: Tips on using a hair dryer for more volume
Volume 2: Get rid of stinky feet (for good!)
Volume 1: How do you deal with Razor burn?

VOLUME 13: Key Summer Grooming Tips

QUESTION: I'm hitting the beach for a few weeks this summer, what are the key grooming tips I need to know?

ANSWER: Let's start with the power moves: slather on sunscreen like a boss to avoid turning into a crustacean, stay hydrated like it's your mission, and shield your eyes from the sun's glare with badass sunglasses.

Once you've got that covered, it's time to think about your hairstyle. In hotter climates, shorter is best. My preference? The buzzcut. It helps you stay cool, it is easy to manage, and the girls think it's sexy too! If you do opt for a bit more length, incorporate a salt spray into your routine to help you effortlessly maintain volume and beachy texture.

When it comes to combating sweat and body odor, I've got the routine for you. After a shower make sure you thoroughly dry sweat-prone areas. Then, apply our uber-popular Ball Powder to your body (especially your boys!) to help absorb sweat, protecting you from foul fumes, chafing, and irritation all day long. Finally, apply a natural deodorant and you're onto a winner. Our Fresh Deodorant gives you full protection all day in the hottest of heats, don't believe me? Check out this guy! 😉

Oh, and one final thing... the beach is no place for unkempt toes and smelly feet. It's time to give your piggies the attention they deserve. Trim those nails, exfoliate away any roughness, and moisturize them to achieve feet that are smooth enough to rival the rough sand.

With these essential summer grooming strategies, you'll conquer the beach like a bronzed god, leaving a trail of admirers in your wake. Surf's up, dude!



QUESTION: My girl has a Loofah and I've been tempted to use it... does that make me girly?!

ANSWER: Nothing girly about it amigo. Good skin is in and trust me it won't be a fad. The spicy senoritas might even be impressed that you care that much about your skin when they see what's behind the curtains. But sure, stay away from the girly pink ones if it bothers you!

The loofah is like a secret weapon in your shower waiting to unleash its cleansing and exfoliating powers. It will lather your soap bar or body wash way better than your hands, scrub away dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and boost circulation - all critical stuff. 

Now, let's talk body wash - which are actually designed to be used with a loofah to maximize their lathering potential. The combo will create a luxurious and indulgent cleanse that leaves your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. If you're looking for an invigorating and cooling scent perfect for summer, give MINT a go. 

Of course, if body wash isn't your thing, our new Body Soap Bar is incredible. It's infused with a silky combination of natural shea butter and olive oil that will hydrate your skin like never before. It suds up so well with the loofah, too - try it!

So, embrace the power of the loofah without hesitation. But if a loofah still isn't your thing, embracing the macho exfoliating gloves or some other shower tool might be. 



QUESTION: I've got a cowlick that is driving me nuts. I can't get rid of it! Pedro, can you show me the way?

ANSWER: I'll get straight to it... you can't eradicate your cowlick (blame it on genetics) but there's still hope. Instead of fighting against the cowlick, why not try styling the straggler or even embracing it? Believe it or not, some spicy senoritas actually find cowlicks kinda cute!

1. Try a different hairstyle

No, you don't have to go crazy and try something wildly different, but maybe a slightly different hairstyle or direction will tame that bad boy down. We'd recommend the Side Sweep, combing your hair to the side opposite to the direction of the cowlick, allowing it to blend in naturally.

2. Grow your hair out

Keeping your hair longer is one of the best ways to make a cowlick go bye-bye. The added length helps to weigh down the stubborn tuft and make it blend more seamlessly with the rest of your hair.

3. Pomade To The Rescue

Another option is to use a styling product to help control the cowlick. Look for a product with a strong hold that will keep your hair in place, like our Pomade. Apply a small amount directly to the cowlick and work it through your hair, styling as desired.

4. Master The Blow Dryer

If you're dead set on getting rid of the cowlick, master the hairdryer. Blow dry your hair in the opposite direction of the cowlick. This can help train your hair to lay flat in the direction you want it to go but it takes time and patience!. You can also try using a heated hair brush to smooth out the cowlick as you blow dry.

So blame it on genetics and move on, my friend! Don't let your cowlick's rebellious nature get you down. Instead, embrace the 'lick and make it your hair's signature style.



QUESTION: Pedro, can you set the record straight on what to do, or more importantly not to do, for shampooing my hair?

ANSWER: As someone who's been blessed with a mane of hair that would make even Samson jealous, I'm frequently asked about the ins and outs of proper shampooing. 

Shampooing can be tricky. And, the mistakes can be costly to both your wallet and bueno hair. So, listen up and hopefully take my advice below.

First things first, the key to shampooing properly is you just don't have to do it as much as you think. Over washing your hair is like revving your engine in neutral - sure, it might sound impressive, but it's not doing your ride any favors!

Shampoo every other day (or as needed like if you exercise/sweat or have really oily hair) and make sure you're using the right type for your hair - that's critical. If you have dry hair, go for a hydrating shampoo. If you have fine or thinning hair, go for a volume shampoo. See all our types of shampoos here - we've got one for everything!

Also, you only need to use a quarter-size amount each time. I can't stand it when I see guys squeeze out the entire bottle in one session. You don't need to use that much!

Don't forget the importance of conditioning! Using a conditioner after shampooing is like adding a little extra seasoning to your favorite dish - it takes things from good to great.

Finally, to really get your scalp clean, consider using a Scalp Massaging Brush.This will help distribute the shampoo more evenly throughout your hair and it feels awesome, too. It's a best-seller of ours for good reason.



QUESTION: My girlfriend said if she didn't like me so much she would have stopped dating me because I smelled so bad down below... help me asap Pedro as now I'm super self-conscious!

ANSWER: Stinky balls, we’ve all got them. But only a small percentage of us do something about it. Your girlfriend could have been a bit more... gentle. But hey, honesty is the best policy!

First and foremost, make sure you're keeping up with your hygiene. This means taking regular showers, washing your body thoroughly, and paying special attention to your nether regions. Opt for a macho scent that’s still gentle on those private areas though, like Desperado We'd recommend you grab a Loofah too. Not only will it help create an amazing lather (way better than your hand will) it will also help scrub away dead dermis for healthier, cleaner, and better-smelling balls!

Next, consider investing in some products specifically designed for the boys! When it comes to keeping your nether regions fresh and dry, our Balls Powder is a game-changer. This talc-free powder is specially formulated with natural ingredients to absorb moisture and control odor. Simply sprinkle a small amount onto your hands and apply to your groin area as needed throughout the day. Trust us, your girlfriend will thank you for it.

And finally, make sure you're wearing clean, breathable underwear made from natural materials like cotton or bamboo. Synthetic fabrics can trap sweat and bacteria, which can lead to unpleasant odors.

Remember, it's natural for our bodies to have a scent, but if you're feeling self-conscious about it, these are the steps you can take to freshen things up. And who knows, maybe your girlfriend will be so impressed with your fresh scent that she'll start sniffing around for all the right reasons.



QUESTION: I’m a one-trick pony when it comes to cologne. I wear the same thing every time, how many colognes should I really have in my personal collection?

ANSWER: Ah, the age-old cologne question. Well, my man, the answer is simple: variety is the spice of life! While it's great to have a signature scent (hello, REBEL), wearing the same fragrance day in and day out can get stale like going to the same restaurant for dinner every Friday night.

It's time to mix things up a bit, and frankly, your spicy senorita will appreciate it, too.

First things first, let's talk about seasonality. Just like your wardrobe, your fragrance collection should change with the weather. While some colognes are way more versatile than others, generally speaking, for winter/fall, go with something warm and spicy like REBEL or VILLAIN, while summer/spring calls for something lighter and fresh like HERO or KING.

But it's not just about the seasons. Consider the occasion too. A fancy dinner date on a summer evening? Opt for something like 
LEGEND. Formal event during the winter? VILLAIN is your man. Meeting the family? Go with REBEL. Going to the office? Keep it light and fresh with HERO.

Finally, always remember, less is more. Don’t reek of too much cologne, it’s a total turn-off for everyone in the room. Simply focus on the pulse points like your wrists, neck, and chest.

If you’re looking to add a new cologne to your collection there is no better way than trying out our
Fragrance Sampler Set. See what you like first before buying a bigger full size bottle.

But at the end of the day, whatever you wear, rock it with pride. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to fragrance, so experiment or don’t experiment just make sure to wear your signature fragrance with confidence. That’s sexy!



QUESTION: I'm fed up with having to use multiple products in my hair. Takes way too long and my bathroom counter has no more space. Isn't there just one do-it-all product I can use for bueno hair?

ANSWER: We feel your pain – spending more time on your hair than your spicy senorita can be a real drag. Who wants to use three products when one can do it just as good, or dare we say better!

Our top pick for effortless, low-maintenance hair is
TEXTURE POWDER. This stuff is a game-changer for guys who want weightless volume and texture with a casual, effortless matte look without having to spend hours in front of the mirror. Stuff works in seconds, too. Simply shake a bit onto your dry hair (don't apply it on your hands), tousle your hair, and you're ready to go – instant bueno hair with just one product!

If powder isn't your thing, fear not. A Leave-in conditioner like 
SMOOTH is another great option that doubles as a styling product, giving you a natural-looking very light hold with all the conditioning benefits to boot. It's the bueno hair gift that keeps on giving.

With the simplicity and efficiency of texture powder or a leave-in conditioner, you'll have everything you need to achieve effortless, great-looking hair with just one easy-to-use product. So go ahead, show off your new hair game, and let the compliments roll in. After all, time is money – and no time to waste in front of the mirror!



QUESTION: My wife has started to throw some “playful” jabs my way about my thinning hair recently and it’s starting to get to me… what can I do?

ANSWER: Ouch. Those jabs start to add up, just ask Rocky. But, he had thick hair so he was able to withstand the constant jabs and became a champion. So can you if you follow these tips:

1. Cut The Gunk

Avoid heavy styling products that weigh your hair down and clump up your strands. If you’re piling on the pomade or similar it’s likely time to cut back. Consider using a 
Texturising Powder or Sea Salt Spray for a lightweight alternative. If you prefer a more structured style, opt for a light holding cream like THICK or even a Leave-In Conditioner like Smooth that has very light-holding abilities.

2. Pump Up The Volume

Look for hair care formulas that have the key ingredient biotin that will help strengthen hair. No, these solutions won’t grow your hair back, but they will do some solid hair volumizing and thickening work. Take a peek asap at our aptly named
Volume Shampoo & Power Conditioner - they should definitely do the trick..

Last, but definitely not least, if you’re a routine-type of guy grab some Biotin Gummies. Packed with the nutrients you need, they will definitely help increase hair thickness and strength.

So there you have it, my follicle-challenged friend – a few tips to help you look and feel your best. Oh, and the best tip of all, Happy Wife, Happy Life!



QUESTION: Every time I buy a cologne at the mall it smells so different than when I start using it at home. I’m always super bummed - what the bleep is going on?

What you need amigo is simply some patience. And, that's free! Here’s the deal with fragrances. They’ve got 3 Key Notes and the Top Note is usually the flashy first one to lure you in. Damn that Top Note – I feel your pain.
The Top Note is what you’re smelling at the store only. But, the Base Note is the lasting legacy note that you will smell for hours later when you go out on those dates with the spicy senoritas. So, always look to see what the Base Notes are. That’s the essence of the fragrance.

Here's what I recommend the next time you go to the mall. Go spray on the scent, but instead of saying it is amazing right away and getting suckered into buying it, go hit Panda Express at the eatery and grab some Orange Chicken for lunch. Be patient.
Then, after the fragrance has settled down, take a whiff. If you love it, buy it! Of course, you could always just skip the mall entirely and try our P&P Fragrance Samples Set.



QUESTION: I’ve got a big date with a girl I’ve been wanting to go out with for almost a year now. Any tips to set the mood when she comes over?

ANSWER: First off, nice work my guy. Now the real work begins. 

Make sure your pad is clean, not your type of clean, but your mom’s clean. The bathroom is super key. It might not be a bad idea to hire a cleaner the day before, seriously. It could be the best Ben Franklin you ever spend. You definitely don't want the first time she sees your place to be the last!

Ask in advance about a few meals that you can cook for her (no, SpaghettiOs doesn’t count – not even the Franks version). This chatter can be fun over text to get to know the real her, too. Oh, and ask if she likes red or white wine (probably red – but having both a Cabernet and a Chardonnay on hand will cover you regardless of which she prefers.)

Then, light a candle, and put on a slick outfit. Keep the outfit choice casual though. You’re at home after all, be comfortable.

Finally, make sure you do one last QC check on your grooming. Check your nose/ear hair for any stragglers and apply only a few spritzes of your favorite cologne – hello REBEL. Oh, and definitely, lightly powder your boys

Ultimately, just showing her you’re making the effort is what it is all about. If she’s coming over, she’s already into you – so just be yourself. Sage advice, I know.



QUESTION: I’m thinking about using a hair dryer to add some quick and easy volume to my hairstyle, but really have no idea how to use it properly - any tips?

ANSWER: I like to say the hair dryer is the jedi weapon of choice for great looking hair. Master the hair dryer, master Bueno Hair!

But, a blow dryer is no toy so don’t go all Kylo Ren and get all angry – that’s bad for your locks as hair is super fragile! Here’s a few quick key tips. 

Keep some space between the dryer and your hair. A little warmth (medium setting) is key to locking in your volume and texture, but too much is just going to damage your hair. If your style requires a little heat activation, make sure to use PROTECT Heat Shield Spray prior to drying for that force field protection. That’s critical.

Next, you know that fancy nozzle thing that attaches to the blow dryer? That thing is actually called a concentrator, and I recommend keeping it on. Using the concentrator is going to give you much more control, making it easier to target and direct your hair the way you want it to go.

The final quick tip is to know when to blow dry. Try out blow drying before or after you apply your products. Things like pomades and gels are going to really stiffen up after adding some heat, giving you a hard, crusty look that is definitely no bueno! On the other hand, prestylers like SALT Sea Salt Spray are going to work with the heat for added volume.

Bonus Tip: If you want some extra volume, blow dry your hair in the opposite direction.

Mastering the art of using a hair dryer takes time and practice. Or, just go to the Dagobah System and seek Yoda - he knows his stuff.



QUESTION: My girlfriend says my feet and toenails are kind of gross. She wants me to get a pedicure, but there’s no chance in the world I’m going to a salon. What can I do to keep my feet looking awesome for the upcoming summer months?

ANSWER: No chance in the world? It’s 2022 dude! The spicy senoritas appreciate a guy that takes care of his feet. Not to mention if your feet are super gross it could be a deal breaker. Dudes have been turned down for way less!

And, here’s a little secret the spicy senoritas learned long ago – pedicures are actually pretty awesome. Who doesn't love some quality pampering from time to time!

But if you insist and stepping foot into a salon is not an option (pun intended), you'll want to start by grabbing yourself a quality double-sided foot file. The foot file is key to removing dead skin and smoothing out your calluses. Do yourself a favor and file away in the shower when your skin is nice and soft. 

Next, grab a toenail clipper. Yes, there is a difference between the clippers you use on your feet versus the ones you use on your fingers. Toenail clippers are longer and sometimes wider to make trimming easier and to allow for a nice rounded finish since those angles can be tougher to reach. 

Pro Tip: Always trim your nails after getting them moist so the nails don’t break.

Finally, let's talk about odor. If you thought dry skin and rough nails were bad, then consider a pungent stink coming from your barking dogs to be the icing on the dealbreaker cake. Don't take any chances here. Throwing some Body Powder onto your feet and in your shoes/socks will keep the sweat and odor to a bare minimum. 

Oh, don’t forget to use some body lotion from the ankle down to keep your feet from cracking. Boom!

Now put your best foot forward (I did it again), and go enjoy some fun in the sun amigo!



QUESTION: I get really bad razor burn, ingrown hairs, and bumps when I shave. What can I do to make my shaves more efficient and stop the burn?

ANSWER: First off, mastering a proper shave routine is an art form. So, don't beat yourself up too bad about the burns and bumps. It happens to the best of us. However, there are a few ways to ensure you get a super close, clean shave without feeling the burn afterwards. Just remember, the most important thing you can do for a great shave is before you even start the shave... Preparation!  Here's my quick tips:

  1. Make sure you shave in or right after a hot shower to ensure your hair and skin is wicked soft and your pores are open. This is going to make sure the blade has to do far less work, and more importantly, far less damage to your dermis.
  2. Pre-Shave Oil. Never heard of it. Well, that’s because it’s the secret weapon to a smooth shave! Pre-Shave Oil makes the razor glide across your face like butter with no tugging or pulling. Trust me, it’s a game-changer. Get one.
  3. Use a shaving brush to stand up those whiskers. A shaving brush not only exfoliates dead skin, but it gets the beard hair standing up so the razor can get a clean cut underneath. That's huge so you don't have any ingrown hairs. Also, once you apply your shave cream, give it some time to marinate. Be patient and let that stuff sink in.
  4. Finally, make sure to rinse after with cold water and use an aftershave balm when you're finished to chill out the skin. Cold water is going to close up those pores fast to reduce the amount of razor bumps and ingrown hairs you'll see in the days to come, while a quality aftershave balm is your first line of defense to cool the burn and heal your skin.

Bonus Tip: Change your blades way more frequently than your toothbrush! Blades should be changed after like 5 shaves. Once they get dull and dirty, change them. That can literally make all the difference!