Like many of you, I started losing my hair in my early 20s, with a rapidly growing bald spot up top and widows peaks that were more and more noticeable. So I decided to take control of the situation and shave my head completely, following in the footsteps of bad asses like Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, and Vin Diesel.
Best. Decision. Ever.
The transformation was pretty dramatic, and I absolutely LOVED my new look. It was bad news for my barber though, as I no longer needed him and his $25 haircuts every 3-4 weeks.
If you’re still on the fence about shaving your head, consider this: A recent scientific study found that hairless men may be seen as not only more powerful and influential, but also stronger, taller, and better leaders. In addition, you’ll save a TON of money on hair products, and you never have to worry about bed head again!
Now one misconception about having a shaved head is that there’s no upkeep. But truth be told, I shave my head at least 1-2 times a week, as my hair tends to grows back pretty quickly.. except in those spots where I started balding.
Over the years, I’ve tried out a variety of hair clippers to keep my hair clipped nice and short, as I’m just not a fan of the straight razor look (not to mention the amount of maintenance it requires). And nothing compares with the Remington Beard Boss Perfecter Stubble and Beard Grooming Kit, which makes short work of my coarse hair. It’s really something else!
As the name suggests, the Beard Boss is designed with beards in mind, with it’s premium T-Blade providing ultra close trimming and pinpoint precision and control for perfect stubble and crisp, clean edges. To clean up your jawline and neck, snap on the foil shaver attachment for fast and smooth shaving results. And expertly groom your stubble, beard, or goatee with the precision metal comb.
Furthermore, thanks to the powerful lithium battery, you never have to worry about running out of juice while you’re shaving. The Beard Boss delivers 5 hours of run-time with every charge, and even offers a 5-minute quick charge if you’re in a jam. There’s even a Turbo Mode which gives a power boost for thick beards/hair and fast trimming.
Overall, I couldn’t be happier with the Remington Beard Boss, as I’m able to tackle all of my grooming needs in a single product. The Perfecter: Beard Boss Stubble and Detail Kit is available for purchase at Walmart and on Walmart.com, and I highly recommend it if you shave your head or want to start.
Gillette’s New SkinGuard Razor Is Designed For Men With Sensitive Skin
When Gillette announced that they were releasing an all-new razor, one specifically designed for men like me who suffer from sensitive skin, razor bumps, skin irritation and razor burn, I was pretty excited, as this has long been a problem for me, to the point where I only shave every few days in order to minimize irritation.
Turns out, I’m not the only one who suffers from this affliction, and Gillette set out to address this issue though an entirely new design philosophy. The secret? Less blades!
Ok, maybe that’s an oversimplification of things. But at its core, these 3, 4 and 5 blade razors can deliver too close of a shave for many people, leading to skin irritation and such.
So Gillette went back to the drawing board and came back with the Gillette SkinGuard razor, which features just two blades, along with a protective “comb” in between the blades. So what exactly is the purpose of that piece in between the two blades, you ask?
As you can see in this video, Gillette’s SkinGuard technology helps reduce skin irritation by:
- Raising the blades slightly from the skin to minimize contact
- Absorbing weight from the hand so blades press less on sensitive skin
- Smoothing skin to protect it from the blades
And similar to Fusion ProShield, SkinGuard also has lubrication before and after the blades to minimize friction during the shave.
“Gillette decided it was going to crack the code on irritation during the shave, and quickly saw that the majority of problems men experience are tied to a shave that is too close for their comfort level,” said Jean Ibrahim, Global Grooming R&D Leader at Gillette. “We challenged ourselves to rebuild the traditional razor from the ground-up, optimizing for comfort above all else because we believe all men, including those who have sensitive skin, deserve to look and feel their best.”
Naturally, I had to try the Gillette SkinGuard razor myself, and after using it for a few weeks, I can tell you that it does live up to its claims for me, delivering a quality shave, but without the razor bumps and ingrown hairs that I’m prone to.
So if you struggle with skin irritation after shaving, it’s definitely worth trying the new Gillette SkinGuard razor and seeing how it works out for you. The razor will hit shelves starting next month, with a suggested retail price of $7.99 for a handle and one cartridge.
Be sure to let us know what you think of the Gillette SkinGuard after trying it out for yourself!
Old Spice Is Inviting Fans To Sit In On Their Next Marketing Meeting
Have you ever wondered how the Old Spice marketing team comes up with the over-the-top, hilarious and ridiculously manly commercials that they’re known for? Over the years, they’ve received countless questions and comments about what really goes on behind-the-scenes.
Well you’re about to find out, because Old Spice is giving fans a peek behind the curtain to not only see for themselves … but also participate in the fun. And it’s happening tonight!
That’s right, tonight at 6pm ET, Old Spice will be hosting a LIVE YouTube experience where fans will be able to not only watch but also “control” the Old Spice marketing department as they go through a monthly meeting agenda of extremely important business things such as ROIs, KPIs, and other three-letter acronyms. IRL.
The interactive livestream for the Old Spice Boardroom is powered by GoLive, a new custom tool that generates dynamic overlay graphics and helps Old Spice integrate the voice of the audience into the show in real-time. Viewers can participate with YouTube comments that appear on air, vote on polls to influence the story, contribute their own content, and more.
It’s going to be fun, so make sure you join this world-first meeting tonight and take part in it!
Gear Up For March Madness With These Great Deals From Target
March Madness is my favorite time of year.. But it’s also the most stressful, as all it takes is one little upset to send my bracket into a tailspin. The same holds true when it comes to your grooming game. Finding the right personal care products […]
Disclosure: Post sponsored by Mirum, but all opinions are my own.
March Madness is my favorite time of year.. But it’s also the most stressful, as all it takes is one little upset to send my bracket into a tailspin. The same holds true when it comes to your grooming game. Finding the right personal care products can be a shoot and miss. So before game day is here, we’re here to help you find the items you need to stay fresh and clean before the jump ball.
Now I know what you’re thinking.. “Hey, I use soap, what more do I need?” Sorry guys, but it’s time to expand your personal care regimen beyond functional hygiene and get something that celebrates your true character and what makes you unique.
I’m personally a big fan of Unilever’s Men’s grooming products, which include AXE, Degree, Suave Men, and Dove Men + Care. They’ve got a wide variety of scents to choose from, all the products work great, and they won’t break the bank. They’re also the Official Men’s Personal Care Products of the NCAA®.
I’ve been using AXE products since college, and they’re constantly adding new products and scents that work great and smell amazing. I highly recommend AXE Body Wash (Apollo is my favorite), AXE Body Spray (to stay fresh on the go) and AXE Styling (to keep your hair looking on point all day long).
Degree Advanced Protection Deodorant is a must as well, as it provides powerful sweat and odor protection with a fresh fragrance, no matter what life throws your way.. even if it’s a last-minute loss at the buzzer.
I’m confident that once you see and feel the benefits of their products, you will realize these brands make the perfect starting lineup for your grooming and hygiene needs.
If you’re ready to improve your personal grooming game, Target has some pretty sweet offers for you to take advantage of now and in the coming weeks:
- From 3/11 – 3/17, buy any four AXE, Degree Men, Dove Men+Care or Suave Men products, and you’ll receive a $5 Target Gift Card.
- From 3/18 – 3/24, score 15% off any AXE, Dove Men + Care, Suave Men or Degree Men product when you use the Cartwheel app.
- From 3/25 – 4/7, score 10% off any AXE, Dove Men + Care, Suave Men or Degree Men product when you use the Cartwheel app.
So what are you waiting for? Head down to your local Target and take advantage of these killer deals before it’s too late! And let us know which product(s) you ended up buying in the comments.