What’s My Hair Type? A Guide for Men

What’s My Hair Type? A Guide for Men

To properly care for your hair, it’s essential to determine the type of hair you’re working with. Without knowing your hair type, your hair care routine can cause more harm than good. Along with aging, environmental, climatic, and even emotional changes affect hair. To help you better manage your hair, we’ve put together simple hair care tips for basic hair types.

All About Blooming

All About Blooming

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Blooming Soap – Yay or Nay? Blooming is one of the most hotly debated topics in wet shaving. After endless research from wet-shaving professionals and veteran shavers, the jury is still out on the value of blooming. As blooming soap is a personal choice, we thought we’d share all the information we know about this practice and let you decide if you’re for or against it. What is Blooming? In wet-shaving, blooming refers to softening soap. When a soap is…

What’s the Difference Between Aftershave Balms, Splashes, and Lotions?

What’s the Difference Between Aftershave Balms, Splashes, and Lotions?

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Aftershaves may be the champion of the post-shaving world, but it’s important to keep an eye on all the other players. There are a variety of post-shave products on the market, including balms and lotions, designed to protect and enhance the quality of your skin. We’ve broken down the main differences to help you better decide which product to use. Aftershave Splash  The traditional aftershave splash aims to prevent irritation from minor cuts and is usually alcohol-based, causing that slight…

Determine Your Skin Type

Determine Your Skin Type

Caring for your skin is much easier once you know the type of products you should be using. If you’re not sure of your skin type, don’t fret, you’re not alone. We have put together a quick guide, with some help from Brickell so you can better determine your skin type and which products to use in your daily grooming routine. A friendly reminder to also use SPF products when possible to protect skin from damaging sun rays.  

Charcoal: Nature’s Cleanser

Charcoal: Nature’s Cleanser

The backbone of all things living, carbon abounds in the human body: it makes up roughly twenty percent of the body’s total chemical composition and fulfills almost an endless number of roles. Its uniquely high bonding capacity results in multitudinous organic and inorganic carbon forms, one of which is charcoal. Made from coal, wood, peat, coconut shell, or petroleum, common charcoal is also abundant in the natural world, and lately, activated charcoal has been put in the spotlight. For centuries…

Best Shampoos for Men

Best Shampoos for Men

Whether it’s skin care or hair care, it’s important that you’re using the right products. We’ve broken down the best shampoos to use according to hair type to help you sort through the options. Best Shampoos for Dry Hair Neglecting or over processing hair will strip it of nutrients and moisture, causing it to become dry, brittle, and frizzy. To reverse damage and bring back its natural shine, look for shampoos with nourishing oils, like coconut oil or aloe vera…

The Importance of the Pre-Shave

The Importance of the Pre-Shave

Myth: Pre-shave products don’t really matter. False. Men believe that a good clean shave depends entirely on a quality razor and some soap. While those tools are essential to wet shaving, pre-shave products are often overlooked even though they are specifically formulated to improve the quality of a shave. A modest amount of time and effort should go into wet shaving. After all, you are taking a sharp metal blade to your face. Preparing your face for a shave can…

Best Moisturizers for Men

Best Moisturizers for Men

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Keeping your skin hydrated is part of a healthy skin routine. Along with keeping skin vibrant, moisturizing helps prevent wrinkles, fight acne, and can reduce the appearance of sun damage. Most effective when applied after cleansing, moisturizing both your face and body should be part of your daily skincare routine. There are so many choices when it comes to moisturizers that it can be hard to choose. You may have to experiment to find one that works best for you,…

5 Simple Steps for a Perfect Lather

5 Simple Steps for a Perfect Lather

You’ve decided to make the switch to wet shaving and have all your new and handsome supplies laid out on the bathroom counter. You’ve done your research and have thoroughly prepared your skin with a  pre-shave product. You’re ready for your first shave but have hit a roadblock at the lathering stage. You can’t seem to get it to the right consistency and are frustrated that something so simple is causing such displeasure. So what’s the secret to building a…

5 Easy Ways to Say Good-Bye to Razor Burn

5 Easy Ways to Say Good-Bye to Razor Burn

Whether you know it or not, you’ve probably suffered from “pseudofolliculitis barbae” at some point in your life. Otherwise known as razor burn, this common skin condition occurs when a hair begins growing inwardly, rather than outside the skin. Besides looking like acne, razor burn can be painful and uncomfortable. The good news? There are several easy ways to get rid of razor burn, right in the comfort of your own home! Below are five of the best natural, at-home…

5 Essential Factors for an Awesome Summer Beard

5 Essential Factors for an Awesome Summer Beard

Sure, we know that the mustache and beard have both together and separately had their heyday – whether it was during an era, a season (winter wooliness maybe) or a signature of a career (lumberjack). Both the beard and mustache know no bounds. Today they’re commonplace but classy. Caring for your facial hair varies by season. In the summer, can you handle (bar) the maintenance for the hair around your maxilla? H2O We realize that a beard isn’t a plant…

Summer Scents: Men’s Colognes and Aftershaves for the Summer

Summer Scents: Men’s Colognes and Aftershaves for the Summer

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Summer is all about lightness and it brings to mind ideas of a little more freedom and breadth. The same goes for the scents you use. Put the traditional musk, patchouli and heavier sandalwoods aside and think about using fresh, lighter fragrances for sunnier days. Instead of going through the summer months smelling like you just rolled in a campfire, stepped in a puddle of malt vinegar, or were doused in some kind of hot dog water bucket challenge, start…