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Category: Men’s Hair

6 Oct

REVIEW: Braun Series 5 Shaver

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Review: The Braun Series 5 Electric Shaver For the past few months, I've been using razor blades to shave, so when I was gifted the Braun Series 5 shaver a month ago, I was hesitant to make the switch and review it. However, two weeks ago, I made the plunge and started using the Braun Series 5 (5020s model). The change has been surprisingly easy – I expected more razor bumps and irritation – although there are certainly some areas of improvement for Braun to consider. Design and Ergonomics of the Series 5 shaver Braun is known for their attention to detail and ergonomic design, and the Series 5 shaver exhibits both qualities. The shaver itself is a...
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9 Mar

Top 5 Anti-Dandruff Shampoos for Men

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It's true that a man's head of hair is inextricably linked to his self-image and self-esteem - after all, look at men like Alec Baldwin and George Clooney who have amazing hair. So when the issue of dandruff comes up, it makes many men uncomfortable and embarrassed. But the truth is, dandruff is merely the scaling and itching of the skin on the scalp. In most cases it can be easily remedied with medicated anti-dandruff shampoo. But with every other shampoo claiming to the the best anti-dandruff product out there, which one should a man choose? Here are our top 5 anti-dandruff shampoos for men. Why does dandruff occur? To know which anti-dandruff shampoo to use, it's important to know why dandruff...
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2 Dec

REVIEW: Goldwell Thickening Shampoo for Men

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Our ingredient-based review of the Goldwell Thickening Shampoo Goldwell Thickening Shampoo for Men: The Claim According to the Goldwell website, this Dualsenses thickening shampoo "provides more fullness and strength for fine and thinning hair" for men by using "special strengtheners and protein". If we look at the ingredients in the shampoo, we'll see that the first few ingredients (aside from water) are Sodium Laureth Sulfate, PEG-90 Glyceryl Isostearate and Coco-Glucoside. The first two ingredients are nothing special as they're merely foaming and cleanings agents. Coco-Glucoside on the other hand, is derived from natural ingredients (you guessed it, coconut) and can help "smooth out the hair structure and increase manageability" 1. Other products in the Goldwell Dualsenses haircare...
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31 May

Best Men’s Skincare Products 2013

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Complete list of the best men's skincare products of 2013 Each year, we see skincare companies invest more and more money into men's skincare products. According to this report, over 9 in 10 men now use skincare products, whether it's facial or body skincare, shaving products or hair care products. A glance at your local supermarket and a search online will confirm this - there are now a plethora of options for men when it comes to taking care of their looks. So the question we're hearing a lot of readers ask is" which skincare products are the best? That's why we've put together  this list of the Best Men's Skincare Products 2013.  If you have any products you...
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22 May

Slicked Back Undercut Hairstyle

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Slicked Back Undercut - Men's Hairstyle Trend With the influence of hit shows like BoardWalk Empire, expect to see the slicked back undercut to be the hairstyle of choice for fashion-forward men in the year ahead. Since its origination in the 1920s, the modern slicked back undercut has undergone a facelift and is a surprisingly versatile hairstyle for men of different ages and hair types.   Michael Pitt with the Slicked Back Undercut in BoardWalk Empire Michael Pitt pulls of the slicked back undercut hairstyle with ease in BoardWalk Empire. Of course, he has a hairstylist crew to help out, but if you want to achieve the same look, the key characteristics to the undercut are the short sides and...
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25 Mar

Short Quiff Hairstyle for Men

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Ryan Gosling with the short quiff This year, the short quiff hairstyle has evolved from being a runway haircut seen on male models to the trending haircut. Perhaps its the enduring appeal of shows like Mad Men, but it seems men's hairstyle trends for 2013 are focused on a refined look, channeling a modern urban gentleman. Of course, as with all hairstyle trends, the key thing men should figure out is whether it's suitable for them. Whilst ad campaigns and catwalks show men with quiffs that are very slicked, side-parted and immaculately combed, this might not work for the everyday man – especially those with thinning hair or with high hairlines. Luckily, the quiff is also very adaptable,...
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19 Nov

What is Aftershave for?

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Humans have been using aftershaves since the early 19th century What is an Aftershave? As the name suggests, aftershaves are used by men on their skin after shaving, although there are similar products for women too. Aftershaves come in a various forms like lotion, balm, gel or liquid. Usually, they contain antiseptic ingredients like alcohol to help prevent razor bumps or shaving cuts. Depending on the exact ingredients, aftershaves are often marketed as toners. Why use an Aftershave? Here are several good reasons: Aftershaves help regulate your skin's oil production One of the key ingredient in aftershaves are astringents like alcohol, witch hazel or salicylic acid which help control the skin's production of oil and sebum. This means that men who are...
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22 Oct

Men’s Hairstyles 2013: Short Crop

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The Short Crop in 2013 Of the various men's hairstyles seen on the runway for Spring/Summer 2013, the most versatile is the short crop. Whether executed with a textured or a slicked side-part look, the short crop was a popular choice amongst designers. Off the catwalk, the short crop is also a popular choice. Not only is it easy to achieve, but it's also simple to maintain. Many men often want a new look for the season ahead, so bookmark this page or print the below images as reference for your hairstylist. Short Crop: How to Get the Look Monica Watts of Lawson's Mens Hair says the key to 2013's approach to the short crop is to re-style the traditional 'short back and sides'. “The...
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2 Oct

Le Edge Review – A New Exfoliating Tool

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I recently received a new exfoliating device called Le Edge in the mail. Touting itself as “the next generation in exfoliation”, Le Edge is a razor-like tool with a stainless steel 'edge' to help remove dead and dull skin. Le Edge comes in blue and pink packaging How does Le Edge work? Essentially, Le Edge is a physical exfoliator, meaning that when you slide it across your body, it helps get rid of old skin to promote younger skin. With summer around the corner, most people are bound to show some skin, so if you're considering a day out at the beach, think about exfoliating first before grabbing your swim-shorts. The packaging says Le Edge is safe to use on...
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27 Sep

New Shaving Products from Zirh Skincare

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Founded in 1995 by Brian Robinson, Zirh has been going from strength to strength with its distinctive packaging and easy-to-use products. Zirh has recently released four new shaving formulas for their men's grooming range. Each have been created to cater to different skin and hair types whilst helping protect the skin from dryness and flakiness. Depending on your skin type (learn more here), there's definite a product suitable for every man. Zirh's four new products are: Zirh Sensitive Skin Calming Shave Gel – helps relieve irritation and cools the skin. Zirh Sensitive Skin Calming Shave Cream – for sensitive skin types in a cream formula. Zirh Heavy Beard Skin Conditioning Aloe Shave Cream – for those with heavy beards and coarse hair. Zirh Ultra Performance-Infused Shave...
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23 Sep

Remington Black Diamond X-System Rotary Shaver

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It's nice when you receive products in the mail, but it's always better when it's a quality product. Last week, I received the Remington Black Diamond X-System Rotary Shaver. For whatever reason, I've never used an electric shaver before, but now I'm converted. The Remington shaver gives a clean, close shave and has a great battery life - I haven't charged it since first use. Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) Technology If you're currently using Remington shavers, then you can expect a much closer shave using this. It's DLC coated dual close-cut tracks help reduce irritation and razor bumps. In fact, Remington's studies show it gives a 400% smoother shave compared with their other rotary shaving products. Remington's Top Shaver The Remington Black Diamond X-System Rotary...
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17 Sep

VS for Men I-Pro Intensive Clipper

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If you're in the market looking for something to help tame hair-related issues, there's the new VS for Men I-Pro Intensive Clipper which I recently received it in the mail. As a professional grade hair trimmer, it features engineered Japanese steel blades that are specifically hardened to deliver a salon-even hair cut effortlessly. The VS for Men I-Pro Intensive uses lithium-ion technology which gives it sustained shave time of up to 75 minutes with just a 30 minute charge time. It also has a quick charge option. With a heavy-duty 4.0V DC motor, the VS for Men I-Pro Intensive is the brand's most powerful clipper. It's three times more cutting power than a magnetic motor and gives an really smooth cutting. The package includes a...
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1 May

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hairspray

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If you have dry hair, you'll appreciate it when brands make specific products catered to your needs. The John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hairspray, as the name suggests, helps remove frizz from your dehydrated hair come rain or shine. I personally prefer the hold of my hairsprays to medium (this product is marketed as 'Firm Hold'), but I do like the UV filter embedded in the formula. The smell is a love or hate: a mixture of salon goodness with a tinge of grape. Available here....
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13 Mar

How to Prevent and Get Rid of Razor Bumps

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Razor bumps is one of those annoying things that happen to men (and women) everywhere and they usually come at the most inconvenient of times, like before an anticipated date or an important meeting. Like most skin issues, when it comes to razor bumps, prevention is always better than cure, so how do we prevent razor bumps, and how can we get rid of them? What are Razor Bumps what causes them? Also known as shave bumps, razor bumps are painful red bumps that develop from ingrown hair. Razor bumps begin to develop if your hair is cut too short, which then causes hair follicles to be trapped beneath the skin. The skin then gets inflamed, which leads to visible redness and...
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18 Jan

Men’s Hairstyle Trend 2012: The Quiff

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Men's Hairstyle Trend 2012: The Quiff The quiff has been around for ages, but 2012 will see the hairstyle evolve into dramatic variations. Gone are the days of subtle short quiffs, the new year will bring with it longer and taller quiffs with different textures that help elongate the face. The dramatic but natural quiff 3 parts James Dean, 1 part Elvis is the way to go with the quiff in 2012. Think relaxed, unintentional hair that happens to point heavenwards. Avoid the full greasy look that Elvis spotted. Instead, choose products that give your hair to a natural shine. The menswear shows for 2012 showed plenty of varying quiff hairstyles, some being more dramatic than others. The Dolce and Gabbana S/S 2012 show...
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9 Jan

Men’s Hairstyle Trend 2012: Brit Rock Hairstyle

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Men’s Hairstyle Trend 2012: Brit Rock Hairstyle The Brit Rock hairstyle has been a staple on menswear shows in recent seasons, but it was the Burberry Prorsum Spring/Spring 2012 show that has made this style catch on, and it's a hairstyle trend that will continue into 2012. Inspired by British rock bands like The Beatles and The Animals, the Brit Rock hairstyle offers plenty of variations for guys to play around to suit their tastes. In essence; the Brit Rock hairstyle consists of shorter sides, with a medium fringe that is layered. The overall look is a little disheveled and textured, but always looks effortless. The great thing about the Brit Rock hairstyle is that it's versatile and most guys can make the...
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