In modern society, the male pheromones humans are most interested in (thankfully) are those that end up on your hair and skin. Your sebaceous glands, one of your body’s production centers for pheromones, sit inside your hair follicles where they release a substance called sebum. This oily and waxy coating helps lubricate and protect your skin and hair, and it also carries pheromones along with it. This is the same gland that gives you oily skin or hair when it over-produces, while under-production will leave your skin and hair feeling dry.
Once they reach your skin and hair, male pheromones are exposed to the outside world and begin to aerate. Their subtle scents are carried to those around you, where the different types of pheromones are interpreted and certain biological responses can begin if the stimulus is powerful enough. This can include a perception of confidence, attractiveness, virility, and power. When combined with the other senses that people use to form impressions, sight, and hearing, pheromones can be a powerful tool when navigating social interactions.