5 Alternatives to Reddit’s /r/MaleGrooming

While Reddit’s MaleGrooming subreddit has long been a popular online destination for men seeking advice on personal grooming and self-care, there has been much controversy at Reddit due to some recent API changes.

Needless to say, men are upset and are looking for alternatives to stay updated on grooming tips, latest product reviews, and men’s lifestyle advice. Here are a few communities worth considering if you are among those searching for a fresh source of information and interaction.

5 Alternatives to Consider

1. Tools of Men

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Yes, a little self-promotion here, but it’s worth noting that Tools of Men isn’t just a repository to great grooming advice. We are building a supportive community where you can get not only expert advice on grooming and self-care but also engage in meaningful discussions.

While we are still developing this community, we’d love for you to join us in shaping it into a vibrant, informative, and welcoming space. You can dive into any discussion here or you can ask your own questions. Our team, along with other community members, will be more than happy to provide you with insightful answers based on personal experiences and professional knowledge.

What sets Tools of Men apart from other grooming communities, including Reddit’s MaleGrooming subreddit, is its approachability and inclusivity. It’s a space where all men – regardless of their experiences, backgrounds, or grooming habits – can find support and guidance.

Additionally, unlike other communities, we aren’t specialized in just beard care or just shaving – we are bridging the gap, offering well-rounded information on all aspects of men’s grooming.

2. Men’s Hair Forum

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Got a flowing mane or trying to grow out a stylish mullet? Perhaps you’ve tried every hair product on the market and nothing seems to work? Then you may want to take a trip over to Men’s Hair Forum.

The community there discusses everything from hair products to hair-specific issues such as maintenance, hairstyles, hair loss, and hair health. It’s a great source of advice, especially if you’re trying to find the best products for your specific hair type or dealing with a hair problem that seems all too common.

As far as activity, it’s moderate, not as high as Reddit’s MaleGrooming subreddit, but the conversations there can be quite insightful and the community seems invested in helping each other out.

3. Badger & Blade

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If you’re a fan of the old-school shaving method or just want to know more about it, Badger & Blade is the best place for you. This forum has a massive section dedicated to shaving with straight and safety razors, traditional lathering techniques, and more.

While not solely focused on grooming, Badger & Blade has a wealth of knowledge to share on the subject. The community is incredibly friendly and welcoming to beginners, so don’t worry if you’re new to the world of traditional shaving. You can expect detailed and patient responses to any query you might have.

The site also offers reviews and discussions on different brands so you can find the perfect razor, brush, or cream for your needs.

Of course, if you are adamant on not abandoning Reddit quite yet…then you should check out /r/wicked_edge as well.

4. The Shave Den

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Similar to Badger & Blade, but with a more modern approach to men’s grooming, The Shave Den offers advice on an array of topics, from shaving to skincare to general grooming. This site prides itself on its close-knit community, and forum threads often feel more like casual conversations between friends.

The Shave Den hosts a marketplace that can help you step out of your grooming comfort zone and try new things.

5. Jefffs Beard Board

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For those men who are passionate about their beards, Jefff’s Beard Board (yes with three F’s) is the perfect online destination. It’s teeming with members who offer advice on everything related to beard growth and maintenance. Whether you’re new to growing out your beard or you’re an experienced beard aficionado, this forum can offer you valuable guidance and camaraderie.

Beyond basic beard care, the forum also touches on topics such as beard genetics, the experiences of young beard growers, and even issues that arise in relationships due to beards. The community is very supportive and respectful, making it a great place for questions and discussions, even on sensitive subjects.

Notably Absent

There are no forums we could find that spoke about manscaping, body care, skincare, etc. If there is one you think should be included in this list, we’d like to know. Drop a line in the comments or reach out to us directly. We feel that the inclusion of these topics could serve to create a more rounded and complete resource.

While it’s true that there are countless resources available online for grooming advice, finding a community that is supportive, interactive, and dedicated specifically to men’s grooming can be challenging. We believe that the five alternatives listed above each bring something unique to the table that Reddit’s MaleGrooming subreddit may not have offered.

Adam Williams

As the lead editor of Tools of Men, Adam loves men's grooming products. Particularly of interest is managing facial hair and perfecting the art of the modern man's skincare routine. His work has been featured or quoted in several publications, including New York Magazine, Vice, Sharpologist, MIC, Elite Daily, and more. When Adam isn't working, he enjoys spending time with his two little kids who keep him both on his toes and young at heart.

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