Its A Mans World

I read a lot of people’s beauty blogs & articles. From Essence.com to Curly Nikki. I have yet to spot a blog addressing the grooming needs of the men. I’m sure they read blogs too lol !

Just like women have their beauty routine men must have their grooming routine.

I have dated  very few men with long hair. I’m not a big fan of braids or locks.I personally prefer a man who is clean cut . .

No matter what race he is. I love fades,ceasar cuts,buzz cuts,even bald heads.

BUT that’s just me lol .

The hair routine for each man will  differ, depending on the hair texture and chosen hair style. Black men need to maintain the moisture in their hair. Shampooing/conditioning once a week, then washing the hair with a conditioner twice a week (also called co washing) is a good routine. For example: Shampoo/condition your hair Thursday morning while in the shower then get a haircut or shape-up later that evening. Wash your hair with a conditioner Sunday and once again on Tuesday. (If you’re maintaining a certain hairstyle, like if you’re trying to process your waves for the first time then you may want to wait a week and half between washes until your waves process).

I’m open to pretty much anything with facial hair. I’m okay with beards, as long as its kept kinda neat.Women change up their looks with new hair dos while most men stick to short easy-to maintain hairstyles, but men do use the hair on their faces to get new looks.

Sometimes though,men grow beards to cover up razor bumps.

  • Use a hot cloth on your face prior to shaving (or a hot shower) to open up your pores and splash with cold water afterward to tighten them up.
  • Shave in the direction of hair growth. While shaving upward seems to give a closer shave, shaving in the hair’s direction reduces irritation and the likelihood of hairs growing back into the skin. Don’t pull skin taut when shaving since this can also cause ingrown hairs to form.
  • Follow a shave with an after-shave solution that contains hydrating ingredients like aloe, witch hazel and tea tree extract like Post-Shave Repair to cut down on redness and discomfort. Stay away from products that contain alcohol since this can dry skin out and provoke an ashy appearance in black skin.
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Growing Out Your Summer Cut

Are you wrestling with that (once fly) hair cut you got earlier this summer? I know its hard! I have been there and have given up many times and re-cut my hair in utter frustration! Here are some tips and pictures to help you endure the growing out phase so you won’t get trapped.

✂Keep hair healthy. Shampooing too often gets rid of natural oils that help keep your hair healthy.

Fantasia Barrino in 2006.Spikes and flips camouflage the shabby appearance of a grown out cut.

✂Conditioner is your BEST FRIEND! Let it sit in for at least 15 minutes everytime you shower, this helps keep your ends from splitting.

Nicki-Minaj at 2011 MTV Awards . Wigs are a style option for growing out a cut.

✂Eat PLENTY of good vitamin rich foods, such as, veggies.Take a daily multivitamin.

MONICA on the red carpet at the 2nd Annual BET Honors. Wear hair slicked down and straight.You will be relying heavily on styling products during the growing out phase.Stock on gels,hair spray,etc.
Selita Ebanks
Janet Jackson

✂Be careful when getting a trim.Find a stylist who understands how to cut a style that’s growing out. They should trim as little as possible to get the length you want FASTER.The trim will keep your hair shaped up (neat looking) and also eliminate split ends.

Raven Symone. Get you a clip in ponytail.Ponytails and updo’s also help you to stay away from the scissors.
Kim Kardashian. Pompaudour updo.This look can be acheived with a clip in ponytail or half a wig.

GOOD LUCK AND STAY AWAY FROM THE SCISSORS !!!!