THROW SOME HUMOR ON HIM
This tip was offered by my mother, who has an interesting sense of humor. Boyfriends are great people to joke with, especially after they feel fully comfortable with you and confident in your opinions. Therefore, if you come at him in a humorous manner about a hygiene problem, it won’t seem so harsh. As my mother once told my father back when they first started dating, and he had a habit of re-wearing clothes and putting cologne over them: “You don’t put cologne over funk now!” According to her, my pops found the advice funny, and it was a great way for my mother to break down why she was both joking with him, but dead serious. By opening with a joke, you can finish with helpful information and let him know that it’s beneficial for when he goes out around other people. Whether it is the use of too much cologne, hair in his ears, etc. But always come across tactfully. It helps to be light yet polite.