Summer Festival Essentials [Men’s Grooming]


You’re going to a festival this summer, and you aren’t sure about, how you handle the hygiene-slack and all the filth.

Living in a tent with limited access to both showers, mirrors and electricity can be a challenge. BUT just because you’re setting up camp in a (probably) muddy and (definitely) bathroom-free field doesn’t mean you have to admit defeat in the battle to look your best.

We’ve gathered a few grooming essentials for you to survive the crazy world of festivals and still look your best!


Mirror, Mirror, In Your Hand

Yes, we know you’re not a girl and you don’t use those things… But luckily all the rules change on a festival!

Just ask the other guys from your camp if they wanna share a mirror. You’ll be surprised how many that’ll take positively to your idea of purchasing a shared mirror for the camp.

This way you wont be alone on the mirror-thing either.


Shower With a Cloth

There’s nothing better than a splash of cold water on your face in the morning. But right now you’re stuck somewhere without water and you can’t do the whole soap-and-water routine.

What to do? Well, if you can’t wash, wipe! 

In this scenario, your best and easiest skin care option is to use a face wipe. Face wipes are not only great for cleaning your face and removing oil and sun cream, they’re also super handy and refreshening.

Complete Cleansing Cloths & Ole Henriksen TRUTH™ ON THE GLOW CLEANSING CLOTHS

‘Travel Size’ Your Regulars

You don’t have to throw on a hat every day just because you’re living in a tent. Here’s the ultimate solution to keep up your daily hair routine and make sure you always look your best. 

Do you know, what they say about great things coming in small packages? Different brands offer different styling and haircare products in small sizes. By Vilain, for example, offers travel sizes (15 ml), which are excellent festival styling aids for both pre-styling, styling and haircare.

….And if you’re looking for really small wonders go for the minis (8 ml):

By Vilain Travel Kit & By Vilain Minis 

Refresh Your Hair

Come rain, come shine. One of the most useful festival-aids any man can own is a so-called freestyler. A water spray, that mainly hairdressers use. However, this tool makes it possible for you to make your hair wet and re-style it quickly and smoothly.

  By Vilain Freestyler 

Block Out The UV

If you only take one skincare product with you, make it a sun protection. 

Hopefully the sun will shine from time to time, so make sure you’re 100% prepared. Sunburn is not only painful, ugly and damn right uncomfortable, it also causes skin damage and can lead so serious health problems. 

Safe to say: Do the sensible thing and protect your skin! 

Danish Skincare SKIN DAY PROTECTOR, Ole Henriksen HERBAL DAY CRÈME & Garnier Ambre Solaire Mini SPF 50+

Pep Up Your Mouth

There’s nothing worse than a great guy with a bad breath. Come on guys – Keep it fresh! Brush your teeth every morning and night before you go to bed as usual – and you will have a good chance to get lucky 😉

However, bad breath is quite easy to get on a festival, but it’s a complete turn-off to even the most non-picky women. 

However, there’s a huge variety of options: Gum, sprays, mouth wash strips, hard mints an so on… What you choose is up to you! 

Well, are you set for the festival season? And do you have any great essentials that you would recommend for festival-going?

Read more about how to up your style game with our Complete Festival Style Guide For Men