There comes a point in every man’s life where he wonders what he would look like if he shaved his head. There are guys who pull it off so well, we all have to wonder if we can too. Throw in a little male-pattern baldness, and there’s a strong incentive to explore the idea. If you’re thinking about going bald, you can shave your head using MANSCAPED™ products, and it’s not much of a process. Your first time will be a little slower and carefully coordinated, but you can get it done yourself with no real hassle.
How to Shave Your Head Using The Lawn Mower® 3.0 Trimmer
You can do most of this job using just The Lawn Mower® 3.0 trimmer. Though this is designed mainly for your groin and the surrounding landscape, you can use it for your head if necessary. You don’t need special creams or gels. You don’t need fancy extensions. It’s just you, the trimmer and a mirror. Eventually, you’re going to use a razor, and that part is more complicated. We’ll cover all of it.
Grab the MANSCAPED™ Trimmer & Bring That Hair Down
The last thing you want to do is take a razor to a full head of hair. It would take at least 396 fresh razor blades to get the job done. Your head would also be a splotchy, bloody mess by the time you finish.
No, it’s much better to reduce the work of the razor blade before you get to the shaving portion of the job. Doing so is easy. Grab The Lawn Mower 3.0 trimmer and pop in a fresh blade. Don’t even think about using the same blade you just used on your pubes. Each part of your body needs its own dedicated blade. You can use the shortest guard at the start, but you probably want to have some amount of guard to prevent your hair from tangling right at the base as you trim.
Go over your head and remove those luscious locks. There is no special technique needed; you’re giving yourself a basic buzz cut. The trimmer does all of the work. Once you’ve trimmed things down, you can do another pass with no guard length at all. This will really minimize the workload placed on your razor in a minute.
Soften Those Hairs & Open the Pores
If you’ve never shaved your head before, you want to emphasize this step. You’ve finished trimming, so you want to prep your scalp for a shave. The way to do that is to soften the hairs and open the pores, and that is achieved with the application of hot water. You have two choices. You can take a warm shower, or you can use a compress.
Showering is easy. You don’t need to scrub your head or anything (yet). You’re just spending a minute or two in the warm water to relax the skin. It’ll also get rid of hair clippings, and that’s always nice.
If you don’t want to take a full shower, that’s fine. Use a towel or washcloth and soak it in warm water. Place it on your head like a compress. You don’t need to scrub. You’re just using the warm water to ease the skin and make it more approachable for your razor.
Add Shaving Cream
Your scalp is not a tough part of your body. Most people underestimate how much your hair does to protect the scalp. It never sees the sun. It never gets cold. It is, surprisingly to many, one of the more delicate and sensitive parts of your body.
The point of telling you this is that you do not want to dry shave your scalp — especially the first time you try it. Your scalp might be surprisingly easy to cut with your razor (your head is bumpier than you think it is). It may also be more irritated by your first shave than you anticipate.
Use shaving cream or one of its substitutes, and use it liberally. A well-lubricated shaving experience will be much better. We promise.
After shaving, your scalp is going to toughen up. Exposure to sunlight and the elements will cause a transformation, and you won’t have to baby it as much in the future. You should still take it easy on your scalp when you shave, but it won’t be nearly as sensitive.
Grab a Sharp Razor
Considering everything we just said about having a pleasant, gentle first shave, it’s time to emphasize your razor. You need a sharp blade. In fact, you should have a pristine blade in there for this project. If you’re using a single blade face razor like The Plow™ 2.0 single blade face razor, that makes it easier. If you’re using a disposable, get a new blade on there all the same. It will make your life better.
As you’re shaving (we’ll talk about technique in a moment), some of you are going to find that it takes more than one blade to do this job. This depends on the density and coarseness of your hair, but please don’t be shy about grabbing a fresh blade in the middle of a shave. You really don’t want a scalp full of ingrown hairs. It’s a unique experience, but not a good one.
First, Shave with the Grain
When it comes to razor application, there is a right way to do this. You want to go over your whole head by shaving with the grain. It’s important to notice that the grain of your hair goes in different directions at different points on your head. Pay attention to that. If you go against the grain from the start, you’re going to get razor burn, and you can easily get intense ingrown hairs. And you don’t want that on your head.
After you have done your first pass, you can go back and shave in different directions to get the closest shave possible. For a lot of body grooming, we recommend going with the grain and stopping. The top of your head is an exception. It’s going to be very visible, and having stubble on the top of your head is a bit of a faux pas. You want that thing shining. If you decide to grow it out later, you’ll have to suffer through the stubble phase, but in general, your scalp should not have a five o’clock shadow.
Rinse Blades After Every Stroke
We mentioned keeping your blade sharp. You don’t have to go through a dozen blades on your head if you are even a little smart while you shave. Rinsing the blade might feel like a time sink if you’re in a hurry, but you should reserve time for your first head shave anyway. You want to do this thing the right way.
If you leave gunk on your blade and keep shaving, it’s going to ruin the glide very quickly and it dulls razor blades. You’ll get nicks all over your lumpy head, and you’ll struggle to get a close shave. Just rinse the blade after every stroke. It’s easy, and it should be a habit by now.
Reapply Shaving Cream
If you’re willing to replace your razor blade in the middle of the shave, you should also be willing to reapply shaving cream. It’s part of the same mentality. You’re investing effort to keep the shave gentle and pleasant.
Reapplying shaving cream is especially important after your first pass. You just shaved off all of the cream. You can feel your head a bit to see how close the shave was, but go ahead and reapply before you start shaving against the grain. It’s all in the name of minimizing discomfort now and later.
Rinse, Dry, and Moisturize
At this point, you’re done shaving. Now, we need to take care of the skin to make sure your shave doesn’t ruin your life (that might have been a little melodramatic). Start by rinsing your head. If you didn’t shower before, this is a great time to do so. You can rinse your head and clean it with soap. That’s great for preventing infections if you have any nicks or cuts.
If you don’t want to shower, it’s still ok. Use a warm, wet cloth to rinse and wipe your head. You don’t need to scrub, but you want to remove all of the clipped hair.
Dry your clean head. Pat it dry if your scalp is feeling sensitive. When it is dry, you want to moisturize. Moisturizer will help your skin recover from the shave, and it will reduce any irritation caused by the shave. There’s also a good chance your scalp is dry, and you don’t want to have an ashy scalp after your first shave (or ever).
It’s also important to think about skincare. Your scalp has never seen the sun before. It’s going to burn much more easily than the rest of your body. Consider getting a moisturizer with SPF in it. If not, keep sunscreen handy, and invest in some nice hats. We don’t shave our scalps to invite skin cancer onto our heads. Protect your bare scalp.
How Often Should You Shave Your Head?
How long does it take for your hair to grow back after shaving? For full regrowth, the average is about three months. For any visible hair, it can be one to three days. So, how often should you shave?
We talked about minimizing stubble. That’s your general guide, but there are a few other things to consider. You don’t want to shave your head every day. It’s too hard on the skin. Instead, you want to shave it a maximum of three times a week to maintain a smooth head. That’s more than enough for most guys to keep a clean look.
You’ll probably feel stubble between those shaves, but remember that there is a difference between stubble you can feel and stubble you can see. And, on that note, try to time your shaves around dates or social activity. People are going to want to rub your bald head. It’s a thing.
The Best Electric Razor for Shaving Your Head — What to Look for
A head shaver doesn’t need a whole lot to work well. It’s one of the easier parts of your body to reach and maintain, and the hair on your head is actually less coarse than a lot of body hair. What matters the most is the motors RPM. Your head hair is often the densest hair on your body. High numbers of rotations make it easier for the electric razor to get through all of that hair without getting clogged or pulling your hair.
For a little perspective, The Lawn Mower 3.0 trimmer runs at 7,000 RPM.
Tips for Taking Care of Your Head After Shaving
How often should you wash your hair when it’s bald? Well, you don’t need to use shampoo or conditioner at all. Some people recommend using a conditioner on the bald head, but it’s unnecessary. Those products are primarily for hair. You can wash your scalp every time you shower with body soap. Because you’re moisturizing daily, your scalp won’t get dry, so you don’t need special shampoos or conditioners.
By: Chris Eckstrum
Title: Using The MANSCAPED™ Lawn Mower® 3.0 Trimmer On Your Head
Sourced From: www.manscaped.com/blogs/grooming/shaving-head-with-manscaped
Published Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2021 16:00:01 +0000
How to wear your watch correctly
As much as you won’t like hearing this, you’re probably wearing your watch wrong.
It’s not your fault; you may have never been taught how to wear a watch properly. After all, there is more than one way to wear a watch.
But how do you know which way is the right way?
Don’t worry, gents; as always, I’ve got you covered. I’m here with the best way to wear your favorite timepiece properly and look as stylish as ever.
In today’s article, I’ll be covering:
- Origins Of The Wrist Watch
- What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?
- Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?
- The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch
#1 Origins Of The Wrist Watch
When it comes to wearing a watch correctly, it’s important to note why the wristwatch came about in the first place.
Dating back to the 1800s, the first watches modified to be worn on the wrist were primarily worn by women as accessories. One of the earliest was created by Patek Philippe as a fashion accessory.
At the start of the 20th century, watchmakers became intrigued about using a wrist-worn timepiece for men in the military. They believed it would help them tell time quickly while on the battlefield.
Watchmakers started modifying pocket watches to fit on a bracelet worn on the wrist. Men would not wear the first iteration of the modern wristwatch until well into the 20th century.
Then developed as a ‘trench watch’ for military use, the earliest wrist watches offered something the pocket watch didn’t have – convenience.
After the wristwatch became less of a fashion accessory and more of a functional tool, watchmakers would spend the next century modifying them into the modern wristwatches we enjoy today.
#2 What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?
The age-old question: what wrist to wear a watch on? The answer – it depends.
The reason it depends is that since the creation of the wristwatch, men have mostly worn their watch on their non-dominant wrist. And since most people are right-handed, you would wear your watch on your left wrist.
But this isn’t always the correct answer. You may want to wear your watch on the right wrist if you are left-handed. But you may also want to wear it on your dominant hand.
So how do you know for sure?
The most significant benefit of wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is that you can quickly put the watch on and navigate the dial more efficiently than with your non-dominant hand.
Wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is less likely to damage the watch as you tend to do more with your dominant hand. If you were to wear it on your dominant hand, you’re more likely to scratch or ding the watch than on your non-dominant hand.
So the rule of thumb here is to wear your watch on your non-dominant hand for the best way to navigate and protect your watch.
#3 Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?
The next question is, why would a man wear his watch facing inward on his wrist instead of outward?
This trend is seen primarily in individuals who need to check their watch frequently and in the most efficient way possible. Among the many reasons you should wear a watch, one of the most common is to support you in your profession.
You will see men in the military do this, as it’s easier and prevents sun glare better than when it’s on the outside of the wrist. It also offers faster convenience to other tools on the watch in addition to the time.
Another reason you may want to wear your watch facing inward is that it can help protect your watch from scratches and dings. Again, this is just a preference.
But you’re a stylish guy looking for the best way to wear his watch. What should you do?
The answer here is to wear it facing outward, as that is the most common way to wear a wristwatch. It shows off your timepiece that you love while also still being functional.
Unless you’re in a profession where you need to check your watch quickly while managing other tasks, the best way is to have your watch facing outward. After all, you probably didn’t spend money on that beautiful timepiece to hide its character.
#4 The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch
Now it’s time to find out exactly how to wear a watch in the most stylish way a guy can.
Assuming you’ve selected the right size watch for your wrist, the first thing you want to do is figure out if you’ll be wearing your watch on your right or left wrist.
As mentioned above, traditionally, the watch is worn on your non-dominant wrist. So if you’re right-handed, this means wearing your watch on your left wrist. For left-handed guys, this means your right wrist.
After you figure that out, it’s quite easy. The first thing you want to do is locate your wrist bone.
You want to wear your watch face up just above your wrist bone. If done correctly, your watch should slightly peek out from under the cuffs of your shirt when wearing long sleeves.
Next, you want to tighten the strap so it’s loose enough to be comfortable. You don’t want it so loose it can spin freely around your wrist. You also don’t want it too tight, or it will feel uncomfortable, especially when you bend your wrist.
After doing this correctly, you’ll be wearing a watch in the most stylish way possible.
There you have it, gents.
Now you no longer have to worry about wearing your watch incorrectly.
There is more than one way to wear a watch, so find what’s most comfortable for you personally, and rock your favorite timepiece accordingly.
If you want to take your watch knowledge to the next level, check out this article I wrote about the difference between quartz and mechanical watches.
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Title: How To Wear A Watch The Right Way
Sourced From: www.realmenrealstyle.com/wear-watch-right-way/
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 10:19:42 +0000
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Fall Capsule Wardrobe Preparation (Buy Now and Get $$$)
We’ve all been there – fall comes around, and you open your closet only to find you have nothing but polos and shorts.
So what’s a stylish guy to do? Pay a premium to build an entire fall wardrobe last minute? Sure, if you’re loaded. But not every guy is that lucky!
Don’t worry; as ever, I’ve got you covered. In today’s article, I’ll show you how to get the best bang for your buck when building your fall capsule wardrobe.
We’ll be covering:
- What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
- How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
- Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?
- What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?
#1 What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
One of the most common headaches guys run into in their closet is having too many clothing options to choose from but not enough of the right options.
While more options aren’t bad, they can be overwhelming, especially when you rarely wear most items. This is where building a capsule wardrobe comes into play.
A capsule wardrobe is a limited selection of clothing items that complement each other. This means you can buy a smaller selection of items and create a larger number of outfits.
This is crucial to understand because most guys don’t have an unlimited budget for buying clothes. A capsule wardrobe allows you to purchase and use items frequently with little redundancy.
But where do you start in building your fall capsule wardrobe?
#2 How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
After you have put together the perfect capsule wardrobe, you can start to add a few fall-specific items. This is done by adding a few staple pieces that complement what you already have.
For most, fall offers mild temperatures mixed with slightly warmer temperatures.
This means that layering will be of the utmost importance because you may leave the house needing a jacket, but it might be warm enough by midday to sport only the t-shirt underneath.
Start with the basics when building your fall capsule wardrobe and add pieces accordingly.
Keep It Simple
Fall is primetime for layering, so you only need a few outer layers and should focus more on the innermost layers.
You want to make sure that interchangeability is at the top of your list when it comes to your wardrobe. Everything should complement each other for ease of use.
With that said, having a few staples and adding additional items as you change seasons is essential.
For this reason, ensure you have the following items in your fall capsule wardrobe:
- A dark three-piece suit
- A light-colored tweed blazer
- A leather bomber or biker jacket
- An overcoat (dark or light)
- A formal button-up shirt (white)
- 2 casual button-up shirts (flannel or chambray, you choose)
- 2 sweaters (1 shawl, 1 crew neck)
- 2 t-shirts (1 white, 1 black,)
- 2 pairs of Jeans (1 dark, 1 light)
- 2 pairs of slacks/chinos (1 dark, 1 light)
- 2 belts (1 black, 1 brown)
- 1 pair of black dress shoes
- 1 pair of brown oxfords (leather or suede, you decide)
- 1 pair of sneakers (plain white or brown)
- 1 pair of military boots (black or brown)
When it comes to accessories like watches, scarves, or gloves, you can use what you have as most men won’t need all of them, so I won’t count them in.
#3 Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?
As it is the middle of summer, fall will be approaching quickly.
Now is a great time to snag up some of last year’s sale items at department stores as they usually have sales on previous season items. By now, most men aren’t thinking about what to wear in the fall.
While you still might be able to find good deals on last year’s fall items, it’s usually the most optimal time to purchase these items after the season has ended. This is when retailers try hard to clear space and make room for the next season’s clothing.
When they do this, it is a great time to get excellent deals on items that have just gone out of season.
Another great option to buy men’s clothing is online at your favorite retailers, as they will often have sales and discounts on items they have in their online inventory but are not yet in prime season.
The most expensive items in your fall capsule wardrobe are the ones you want to focus on, as you can often save a significant amount of money out of season for them.
These big ticket items include:
- Your dark three-piece suit and blazer
- Overcoats and jackets
- Dress shoes and sneakers
These items will be some of the most expensive items and can be found discounted out of season. Put these at the forefront of your fall capsule wardrobe search.
#4 What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?
You want to adhere to a few staples when building your fall capsule wardrobe.
Since fall weather can vary, layering will be essential. These few items are crucial as mainstays that can be layered with other items within your wardrobe.
For example, if you experience a rather chilly day in fall and need to wear a suit, an overcoat is essential as that outermost layer because you can simply remove it when you no longer need it.
When it comes to the concept of layering within your fall capsule wardrobe, you want to make sure you nail these following items.
Having a good overcoat to complement your fall capsule wardrobe is crucial.
The overcoat acts as the outermost layer and will be removed whenever you go indoors. This makes for a great option as you can wear it with anything as it offers excellent versatility.
When searching for the perfect overcoat, it’s essential to know your size as they usually come in sizes of suit jackets, not regular sizing. After you’ve nailed the size, focus on color.
Dark-colored overcoats tend to be the most versatile. However, a light camel color can work as well. Stay away from patterns with overcoats as the goal is to be as versatile as possible.
A good leather jacket goes a long way. You can choose a leather biker jacket or a leather bomber; it’s your call.
Biker jackets can be slightly harder to pull off as most of the time, they will have a larger and more aggressive collar, but they still look great.
A leather bomber jacket is an excellent option because it looks great on all body types and often has more options than biker jackets.
For color, opt for black or dark brown, as that gives you the most versatility with other items in your fall capsule wardrobe.
Sweaters are to fall, what t-shirts are for summer. This means they are a critical piece as they are season specific and offer great versatility when it comes to layering.
So how do you find the perfect sweater?
You want options, so have a couple of different collar choices to give yourself the most bang for your buck.
Having a shawl neck sweater and a crew neck sweater ensures you have all your bases covered.
Make sure you choose neutral tones such as greys, creams, and tans for color. This ensures maximum versatility with other items within your wardrobe and gives you the most options.
That’s it, gents.
To learn more about how versatile this concept of capsule wardrobes can be, check out how I turned 16 pieces of clothing into 256 outfits.
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Title: Preparing Your Fall Capsule Wardrobe (Buy Now And Save $$$)
Sourced From: www.realmenrealstyle.com/fall-capsule-wardrobe/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 23:59:00 +0000
The Best Zara Fragrances
We all know of Zara and I’m pretty sure the majority of us own at least one piece from them, but I’m not here to talk about their reasonably priced clothing, I’m here for their fragrance.
Not quite a hidden gem but I don’t feel that they vast range and high quality fragrance that they create is given enough air time, I’m about to change that. The fragrance game is massive at the moment, everyone from the big fashion houses all the way to footballers have a scent on the market and they all carry a hefty price tag, with some of the bigger hitters asking in excess of
£100 for 50ml.
Zara clearly understand the need for a great fragrance but also appreciate not everything has to be overly expensive. I’ve been lucky enough to sample my fair share over the years and wanted to share with you what I feel are some of their strongest.
Tobacco Collective 100ml – £16.99
This is one of my absolute favourites, it works perfectly as an everyday scent. The initial smell is strong and masculine but with undertones of vanilla bourbon help to soften it slightly.
For Him 100ml – £22.99
My current daily spray, its warm, modern and intense. It just so happens to be the perfect blend of three of my favourite scents, bergamot, cardamom and sandalwood. It’s strong yet light, never over powering and leaves a wonderful trail.
Florence 100ml – £16.24
Summer calls for a fresh fragrance and I cannot recommend this highly enough, its light, fresh and citrus scent is perfectly for those warmer days. Notes of black pepper, strawberry and guaiac wood allow this scent to sit gently on the skin with offending the noses of those around you.
Written by Tom Loughran
The post The Best Of Zara Fragrances first appeared on Mens Fashion Magazine.
Title: The Best Of Zara Fragrances
Sourced From: www.mensfashionmagazine.com/the-best-of-zara-fragrances
Published Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 09:57:00 +0000
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