Which Aftershave Balm Is Best For You?

For sure you know how to use an aftershave balm. But there could be other uses of this versatile product that you may not have heard of. Aftershaves are, exactly as how they are labelled, an aftershave product. It is generally used to address post shaving skin care. It reinforces the skin’s ability to heal itself, cools down any inflammation cause by shaving. Applying an aftershave balm also helps moisturize the skin, relieve it of any skin burn, and also prevent the development of in-grown hairs. With the best aftershave balm, you can do more than just give your razor treated skin the tender loving care it needs.

Aftershave Balm

Use an Aftershave Balm as an Alternative to Your Regular Lotion

Applying some aftershave balm will soothe the skin where the razor have come in contact with while shaving. This men’s personal grooming product contains soothing aloe vera as well as purifying tea tree oil that can often the skin. It can be applied on other parts of the body as well, just like on your hands, feet, and any other parts of your body that may need extra moisture. It won’t even feel sticky as the overall composition of this balm is lighter than your regular lotion.

Treat Minor Burns with an Aftershave Balm

There may be some smelling aftershave balm that will sting when applied as they usually contain some sterilizing ingredients. However, an aftershave balm, also contains the same smoothening ingredients that lotions and sunburn ointments usually contains.

Use an Aftershave Product after Having a Tattoo

Having a tattoo, like shaving, may result to skin irritation. An aftershave balm is primarily used to help seal the pores and heal any irritation that may have formed after shaving or having a tattoo. Applying some of this product will not moisten your skin, but it will also help sanitize the area and soothe any irritation, itching, or burning sensation that commonly follows after getting inked.

Use an Aftershave Balm as a Disinfectant

As this beard grooming product contains alcohol and other sanitizing ingredient, it can also be used as an emergency disinfectant.

An Aftershave Balm Makes Shaving Delicate Areas Easier

An aftershave balm is transparent than shaving creams and foams, it will be easier to see where your blade is going if you use it instead of these shaving products.

Balms create a thick layer of moisture to protect and soothe the skin after a shave. They do smell great, but they contain only a small amount of fragrance. All that you need to do for this aftershave product to do its magic is to massage the balm onto your freshly shaven face using upward, circular motion.

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Top Natural Ways For Preventing Baldness in Men

Baldness

Baldness is defined as the partial or complete loss of hair or lack of growth of hair. About 70% of the men suffer from male pattern baldness. Baldness is the most common reason for hair loss in men.

The following are the tips that you can try out to get rid of hair fall and to prevent balding.

Massage Your Scalp

Massaging your scalp regularly with lukewarm oil will improve blood circulation in the scalp and stimulate the hair follicles. It is also a great treatment for scalp infection and dandruff. You can use almond oil, coconut oil or sesame oil for massaging. You can also mix coconut oil and almond oil for maximising the effect.

Garlic Juice

Garlic can be considered as a miracle food. It is one of the best home remedies for hair fall. You will have to extract the garlic juice and apply it to the scalp using a cotton ball. Leave it on your scalp overnight and then wash it off the next morning using a mild shampoo. Rich in zinc and calcium, garlic juice will make your hair healthy.

Onion Juice

Onion Juice

Onion is another home remedy for hair loss. The antibacterial properties of onion will fight the scalp infection. Onion is also rich in sulfur content, which improves circulation of blood to the scalp and stimulates hair follicles. It controls hair fall and promotes hair growth.

Amla Juice/ Powder

Amla or Indian Gooseberry is rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and has exfoliating properties. Amla is an excellent home remedy for hair loss. Eat amla to make your hair strong and healthy. You can also apply it your hair to prevent premature greying and to promote hair growth. You will need amla powder if you want to apply it to your hair.

Neem Paste

Neem has antibacterial properties and fights off scalp infection. It also helps your hair to grow strong. Make a paste from neem leaves and add olive oil and honey. Apply this paste to your scalp. Keep it for about 20 minutes and then wash it off with normal water. It will leave your hair stronger and healthy.

2015 NYC Beard & Moustache Competition

Full Beard Natural, Under 8 Inches

This is a full beard, with all parts of the beard and moustache naturally grown to a maximum length of eight inches (20.32 cm), with no styling products permitted.

Acceptable styling methods to be used with a natural full beard include brushing, combing, conditioning, and shampooing.

 

Full Beard Natural, 8 Inches and Over

This is a full beard, with all parts of the beard and moustache naturally grown to a length of eight inches (20.32 cm) or more, with no styling products permitted.

Acceptable styling methods to be used with a natural full beard include brushing, combing, conditioning, and shampooing.

Cropped Beard/Starter Beard

This  is a short or scruffy beard, with all parts of the beard and moustache naturally grown, with no styling products permitted.

Acceptable styling methods to be used with a natural beard include brushing, combing, conditioning, and shampooing.

Groomed Beard

A groomed full beard is a full beard, with all parts of the beard and moustache grown, expertly brushed, trimmed, shaped, and generally maintained, with minimal styling products and methods. A styled moustache is permitted.

Acceptable styling methods to be used with a groomed full beard include brushing, combing, conditioning, shampooing, and trimming. Styling products are acceptable, but should be limited to refinements for overall moustache and beard shape.

Styled Moustache

The moustache as it grows naturally, the more natural the better!

A natural moustache is any length of hair grown from above the upper lip and underneath the nose, with no styling products permitted.

Acceptable styling methods to be used with a natural moustache include brushing, combing, conditioning, and shampooing.

Chin hair is not permitted in this category: no “goatees”/van dykes, musketeers, etc. Sideburns unconnected to the moustache are permissible. They cannot be overstated, and will not be considered during judging.

Natural Moustache

A styled moustache is any length of hair grown from above the upper lip and underneath the nose, styled with any product.

Styling aids are permitted. All hair must still be attached to the face.

Chin hair is not permitted in this category: no “goatees”/van dykes, musketeers, etc. Sideburns unconnected to the moustache are permissible. They cannot be overstated, and will not be considered during judging.

Partial Beard/Chops

A partial beard is any facial hair that is neither a full beard, nor only a moustache.  Minimal styling products may be used, and a styled moustache is permitted.

Common styles include:

  • Chops (cheeks only)
  • Friendly Chops (cheeks connected by moustache)
  • Natural Goatee (chin only)
  • Van Dyke (connected moustache and chin beard)
  • Triple Point/Musketeer (moustache with narrow, pointed chin beard)
  • Donegal/Alaskan Whaler (large moustache-less beard)

Acceptable styling methods to be used include brushing, combing, conditioning, shampooing, and trimming. Styling products are acceptable, but should be limited to refinements for overall moustache and beard shape.

Partial Beard Freestyle

A partial beard is any facial hair that is neither a full beard, nor only a moustache.  Anything goes in this category, but all hair used must be real and attached to the face.

Common styles include:

  • Chops (cheeks only)
  • Friendly Chops (cheeks connected by moustache)
  • Natural Goatee (chin only)
  • Van Dyke (connected moustache and chin beard)
  • Triple Point/Musketeer (moustache with narrow, pointed chin beard)
  • Donegal/Alaskan Whaler (large moustache-less beard)

This category includes the free design and creative styling of the beard.  All partial beards that do not qualify for other categories may compete here.

Full Beard Freestyle

A styled full beard is a full beard, with all parts of the beard and moustache grown, styled with any product.

Styling aids are permitted. All hair must still be attached to the face.

This category includes the free design and creative styling of the beard.  All full beards that do not qualify for other categories may compete here.

 

Fake Realistic

This category is open to everyone. The goal is to create the most realistic-looking facial hair of any style. Creativity and craftsmanship is encouraged.

The fake facial hair should be as true-to-form, life-like, and convincing as possible.

Fake Creative

This category is open to everyone.  Create the most imaginative, creative, and fantastic facial hair of any style you can. Creativity and craftsmanship is encouraged.

The choice of materials is completely open. The more imaginative, the better.