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Thursday, July 2, 2015

10 Tips for a Better Shave on Your Neck

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mark “Mantic59″ Herro.

The neck can be a particularly troublesome area to shave. Some just can’t seem to get a close enough shave. Others are troubled by razor burn with redness and pain, nicks, cuts, and ingrown hairs. Here are 10 strategies that can help tame the neck:

1. Detailed Grain Mapping

The “grain” of the beard–the direction(s) the hairs grow in–can be completely counter-intuitive when it comes to the neck. They can even sometimes grow in a circular pattern. Understanding how the hair grows on your neck is the first step in overcoming shaving problems there. To accomplish this, create a map of your beard with a mapping aid like this one.
Using a mirror and gentle circular motions of the fingers, determine the direction(s) your beard is growing in and sketch that onto the face map. Writing arrows in the direction of growth in each box will help you understand how to best shave those areas.

Shaving with the grain initially is one of the basic concepts in shaving, particularly important if you are using a multi-blade cartridge razor. It’s a bit less important with a double-edged razor (you can “cheat” a little and follow the predominant direction without worrying about every twist and turn), but still necessary to keep in mind. Reducing the beard in stages is the key take-away here.

2. Careful Preparation

Properly preparing the skin of the neck is often overlooked: copious amounts of hot water or gently cleaning the skin on the face doesn’t get to the neck. Pay attention and be sure that warm towel or “barbershop prep” lather covers the neck! Some shavers troubled by ingrown hairs on the neck should try a good, thorough scrubbing of the area before putting razor to skin.

3. Pre-shave Oil

I’m not a big fan of pre-shave oils, but some have found that applying some on the neck helps reduce irritation. Wet your face, apply the oil, and then apply your shaving cream.

4. Use Cold Water to Shave

Consider, after a normal prep, using cold water to shave with. Some shavers have reported a significant reduction in irritation with cold water shaving.

5. Use a “Gentle” Razor With a High-Performance Blade

First, what do I mean by a “gentle” razor? In the world of DE shaving, some razors have a reputation for being “gentle” because they’re engineered to expose less of the blade edge when shaving. While you won’t get as close of a shave with a gentle DE razor, it’s definitely much more comfortable and causes less irritation. Some popular gentle razors include the Merkur Classic, Weishi, and many of the vintage Gillette safety razors. On adjustable DE razors you can adjust the razor for a gentler or more aggressive shave. Dial down for a milder shave on the neck, then dial up for other parts of your face.

One of the things you can do to further reduce irritation when shaving on sensitive areas like the neck is to combine a gentle razor with a high performance razor blade like the blades from Feather. A gentle razor that doesn’t expose much blade to the skin, coupled with a high performance blade, provides a much more efficient cut, reducing the chance for irritation.

Adjusting a cartridge razor (like a Gillette Fusion) in this fashion is tougher as the variety of available blade sources is limited. If you’re using a cartridge razor, your best bet to reduce irritation is to go with a cartridge with fewer blades. However that is not “etched in stone,” so some experimentation may be necessary.

6. Flattening–Not Over-Stretching–The Skin

Let’s face it — the neck is not a flat area; it’s a terrain of curves and odd angles. Many shavers will tilt their head upwards to pull the skin of the neck taut. This may help, but it doesn’t really flatten the area. Instead, try leaning forward and tilting the head back SLIGHTLY. Shorter strokes on the razor may also help cover flatter areas more consistently.

7. Use No Pressure on the Razor

No pressure means NO PRESSURE!

8. Try Some “Advanced” Shaving Tricks on Small Areas

This is not for everyone, but if you have small areas of stubble or rough patches, you can try some techniques like “J-Hooking” or “Blade Buffing” to cover those areas without re-shaving–and possibly getting irritation–over a wider area. However, over-doing these advanced techniques can be a prescription for trouble if not done carefully and judiciously.

9. Thoroughly Clean the Neck After the Shave

A very thorough rinsing of the neck with warm water after the shave (before applying aftershave) will help remove any remaining lather residue, particularly important for those prone to ingrown hairs. I personally go one step further: after the warm water rinse, I soak a cotton pad in witch hazel and wipe down the area. You may be surprised what the pad picks up. Follow with a brief cool water rinse and aftershave product.

10. Settle for Less

Do you really need that “baby’s butt smooth” neck? Maybe it’s time to skip that third pass and go for looking “presentable.”

What have you found that improved your shave on the neck?


Mark Herro (AKA “Mantic59″) has been showing the world “what your father didn’t teach you about shaving” for the past six years with videos that have become the seminal “how to shave” tutorials. He also shares expertise about shaving and grooming at www.sharpologist.com

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Are bald men attractive?

I have a fried. Her name is Monica. She is beautiful, little cocky, very intelligent, athletic and very pleasant to be around. She really is a guys dream come truth. She is my fried and we were having a coffee the other day when she told me how wrong she was. Let me explain. You are going to like this my fellow bald and potentially very attractive friend.

So, about a year and a half earlier, Monica said to her other fried, also my friend, also pretty hot, that she is not attracted to bald guys at all. She sort of made a pretty big deal out of it.

So eventually it got to me too, in sort of a funny way. And it made me think a little. And I had a thought that Monica is going to find and date a bald guy. It just crossed my mind that time. Monica just got out of a bad relationship about a 1/2 a year ago and she was searching for a new partner. She was ready. And all this talk about how she is not attracted to bald men made me really think, that she will find a bald guy who she is really attracted to.

So, there I was thinking. It would be funny and great at the same time, if she really found a new guy which is bald. I already knew, that this is possible, because people don’t really know what they are saying in these situations. And Monica clearly stated that she is not attracted to bald guys at all! Boy, she was wrong!

Now, sitting in the coffee shop with her and her telling me how she is incredibly attracted to her new boy Adam. Adam is a guy in early fourtyies, completely bald, hear cut short, very fit, tennis player and ice hockey player as his hobbies. He has just some regular government job, nothing special. But he lives intensively. I met him. He could be our role model here on Bald Attraction. But let’s that keep myself  for now. Ha, Ha, Ha. See, I don’t lack self confidence

So, let me get to the point here. Even those people that say, that they are not attracted to bald people don’t really know what they are saying. They simply don’t know! Nobody knows. But I know one thing. If Adam, the recent Monica’s boyfriend was out of shape, boring, uninteresting and so on, I don’t care how much hair and how beautiful they were, she would not be attracted to him!

So the point here is, that it’s really not about the bald head. It’s about the bold actions and the way bald man lives, takes care of himself, is confident, fit, healthy, intelligent and fun to be around. It’s all about these beautiful things we all can achieve.

And if a bald guy manages to pull these traits off. Oh my, he will become the most attractive man in the world! I wrote about it before. Overcoming certain set backs, in our case early balding, is very, very, very attractive on top of other things. So don’t give up here my bald and potentially very attractive man. You really, really can become very attractive. It takes work, but it’s worth it!

Boris says

I understand what you’re saying: that being bald has little to do with the attractiveness if a man who is confident and interesting, and that we do not have to be hindered in dating women. I am working on myself and this website has given me a lot of hope and motivation and I thank you infinitely for this.

What I was saying is that because I don’t have great confidence right now, every time I see an unattractive or old bald man in real life (which is most of them), I just die a little bit inside. I understand that other people don’t care so much about this but I do for some reason. By identifying as a bald man, I feel related to ALL bald men, not just the few attractive ones.

I guess that the only real solution to this is to keep developing myself, but if you have some thoughts on how to handle this confidence leak that would be great. How can we attractive bald men separate ourselves from unattractive bald men who unfortunately outnumber us by a lot?

Milan says

Boris, what a great question! I absolutely agree that bald men who gave up on themselves outnumber the bald men who work on themselves, improve a little everyday, keep fighting and become attractive bald men. Isn’t that truth for whole human race? I will answer that question. It is. Those who really, really care and do something about it are minority. And it is rare for a man to do everything right. We humans are by nature comfort seeking creatures. Unfortunately that’s how nature created us. Well, I believe this fact creates incredible opportunity to become attractive, successful, bold, confident man.

Yes it takes a lot of work. And yes it can hurt sometimes. But ultimately it is in our control. And guess why some of us hate our bald heads? Because we feel that just by looking bald, this look we were given by nature we can’t do anything about, other people find unattractive. But these either they are beautiful girls, women, guys who ever are comfort seeking individuals too. So what do you think they are going to be attracted to? The humans who can overcome this issue we share. Like I said before somewhere on my web site. Bald head is like business idea. They don’t mean anything until you act on it. It can become ridiculous and funny thing if brought up to attention without action. A massive action is required.

As Boris is asking, the problem sometimes lies in our confidence. And yes, sometimes our brains play funny games with us. Especially when we are young. Than I think, at least from my experience, that turbulent time passes eventually. But there is a way to fight for bulletproof confidence. And I believe it lies in channeling the energy to a higher cause. You can also call it your goals.

Lets take a simple example. Very simple. Ask yourself a question. Can you do 5 times 20 pull ups in the row? And 100 push ups in the row? Well. if you can, congratulations. You are most likely very fit guy. But if not, there you have it. It’s your goal now. Now you have to create a plan how to get there. And that takes lots of planned effort and consistent application. But it is by any means worthy goal. Your health becomes better, your energy increases, your body composition changes. Now you have part of your energy channeled to a worthy goal.

Now let’s take another different example. Can you pack your bags now and go trowel around the world? Most of us can’t. Why? Because we have a bills to pay and jobs to go to. That’s normal. That’s what people do. But wait a minute? Some people, yes those in early twenties can travel around the world and do whatever the hell they want. Well unless their parents are one of first 100 employees in Google, they had to do something about it. They had to plan and execute. This is not an easy goal to achieve. But it’s achievable. And if enough energy is channeled into this goal it will be achieved. So why do we waist it starring in the mirror and feeling sorry for bald guys around us? My answer to that question is: Waists of energy!

And here is where i finish at confidence. if you are bald guy who is not going to settle for an average and you create goals in your life that are big enough and you organize your life and don’t brake promises with yourself, your confidence will climb every day. Of course you are going to fail. And you’ll fail a lot. But you have a growth mindset and your failures are just another steps to bring you closer to your ultimate goals. It’s a great mental game. And it is a very healthy and rewarding mental game. And of course, you can’t forget to have a lot of fun on the journey too. And little bit of thick skin helps too. Sort of, who cares what you think attitude. Because there will be people on your road that will try to bring you down. Just go around them and never look back.

Boris, I don’t know if this makes any sense to you. It takes some work and some turns until you figure your own path. But I am convinced you are on the right path. It is about constant improvement. But don’t just make it to be an improvement. Make it special. Special for yourself! And have fun on your journey! And watch what happens. You might find yourself taking the whole police officer squat to a bar after you convinced them with your bulletproof confidence, that you don’t deserve speeding ticket  But that’s another story. Thank you again to share this publicly Boris. Milan

Boris says

Hi Milan,

Great response! I see what you are saying: that worrying about baldness to any extent is a waste of emotional energy and needs to be stopped. It takes some mental toughness, but there is really nothing stopping us from being attractive and developing ourselves. I like how you point out the enemy to development is comfort and the importance of developing a goal oriented and growth mindset. Also thank you for the suggestion to travel; I will not be in my early twenties for ever and travelling will make you more interesting, fun and attractive!

I think that baldness would be a much smaller deal if men went bald at random ages, but the fact is that it is strongly associated with old age. Most bald heads you see are on old people, and even if they take amazing care of themselves (which I imagine gets harder the older you grow), it is unlikely that they will look as good as a lazy, thin young man with beautiful hair. This, I feel, is the most demoralizing part of baldness: there is nothing wrong with your health, but this one small but very important part of you appearance is destroyed.

It is like a genetic trait that pops up in older men to ensure they are no longer attractive to women, maybe to force them to be faithful to their wives. Hair is the first thing people notice on you, and being very young with old man dome is just really disturbing.

And being bald is not the same thing as having a shaved head; naturally we should have hair growing out the sides and just be bald on top. If you really loved male patter baldness, why would you hide what it actually looks like by shaving your head? I buzz my head too, but by doing so we inherently admit we do not like how we would naturally look.

I feel like getting bald in my teens stole away my carefree youth. Few teens and young men are instilled with the discipline and mental toughness necessary to get over baldness. The entire message of your site is that if you become exceptional, then baldness will not matter. Isn’t it unfair that a bald man needs to have great mental toughness and strive for perfection where as a man with beautiful hair can get away with a lot more?

I know that I am wasting emotional energy on this, but it is hard to get past. If it wasn’t this site wouldn’t exist. You are giving amazing and very helpful advice, and I feel that you may save me years of sorrow, but I also think you are not addressing the things about being bald that hurt the most. I guess that part of the bald advantage is that we can channel all this pain to push us to try harder and become ultimately more attractive than if we had hair because of the extra effort and development.

Thank you,

Milan says

Boris, again great questions! I understand now what you’re asking. My response kind of seemed like a escape from reality of a young bald man. While I still think that working on yourself is very important in overall attractiveness, let’s dig deeper into your questions.

You mention that baldness has strong association with old age. And yes, I agree that you see much more older guys being bald. You are a man in early 20ties and it’s almost rare to see a guy completelly bald in that age. I am older than you now 37, but I’ve been there. What I can tell you from my now experience is that people actually think I am much younger than I am. They usually guess late twenties to me now. But, you are in your early twenties. And your thirties are still far away. So how did I aproach this problem in my early twenties? I was completelly bald by the age 23 and I don’t want to make that situation easy. No it wasn’t. But somehow in my brain, I really didn’t pay that much attention to it. Yes of course if you asked me if I want a Brat Pit like hair at that age I will take it very happily. I wanted it. For some reason I didn’t find it to be that big of a big deal. And I think that made all the difference in my overall life. I didn’t find myself less attractive than guys with hair. And I think that made difference in my dating life that time too. Maybe I a was just lucky to sort of overlook it. But what I want young bald guys to know is, that it works. I dated some very attractive girls, younger than me and they found bald head attractive. I know it seems like a simplistic answer here. But I wish that for every young bald guy out there. Seriously, it just boils down to this: If you don’t seet it and suffer by it, other people even those very young ones don’t see it either. And if you see it and suffer by it, they’ll smell it form 1000 miles on you. Of course you’ll have those low life’s that will try to bring you down and make fun of you just because of that.

But these situations will hapen in life, and you can not be protected from everything. You won’t be able to protect your young children from it either. Tough times, times of shame and guilt are unavoidable. The only think in our control is how we deal with them. It’s like somebody making fun of me that I have a small dick. And he has bigger one. So now I going to fall into depression just because he said so? No. I am not. I it’s easy to go into that depression though about virtually anything in life.

You mentioned Boris, that when people get older it’s harder to take care of yourself. And that the older bald guys will always look worst than thin guys with beautiful hair. I absolutelly don’t agree with you here. I have a bunch of unatractive thirty something’s skinny guy friends with hair that are absolutelly unatractive. They are struggling to find attractive partners. Their hair is going grey. And there is such a think as skinny fat. The guy with chest in, tiny hands, slouching not a good picture. On another hand fit skinny guy with beautiful hair doesn’t necessarily wins that hot blond girl on tennis court over bald fit guy. That’s her call. And a lot of factors are at play here.

Yes I agree with you here, that when you get older staying fit becomes harder. You won’t have as much energy anymore and there are different priorities in life. But I don’t care how much hair you have on your head, every human being who doesn’t stay fit in later years is going to look unatractive, tired, unappetizing. Fitness is lifestyle that should never end, untill you last breath leaves your lungs. Unfit people in general are unatractive. And here is where the opportunity lies. Just stay fit. Don’t be lazy. It’s good for everybody. Being fit is not coping with baldness. Being and staying fit is hard, attractive thing available to all of us. It’s every bodies duty for good life. But very little people chose to apply it.

You mention that bald head means that small part of your overall appearance is destroyed and that it is a signal to young women that the man is old and unatractive and should be avoided. Maybe you thing that mating of young women with old guys can produce unhealthy children. And that’s probably truth. However I don’t think that is the signal women get. How would you then explain those healthy black athletes with bald heads having increadibly hot girlfriends. And not only them. If you are bald and fit, it actually sends the opposite signal to women. This man is strong, fast, able to defend me and my ofsprings, manly sort of primal message. I am sure you get the picture. So yes, women are very attracted to bald men. So here is where I disagree with you. And I have a lot personal evidence for that even from my early twenties.

You also mentioned Boris that hair is the first thing people notice on you. From my experience, those are your eyes, your fit ass, which also means fit legs, shoulders and athletic chest preferably fit in tight shirt. If you have those, you’re physically attractive. Period.

I agree with you about shaving bald head. Don’t shave. It’s too much work. And I thik it sends wrong signal. 2-5mm short cut is I believe the best for young bald guy.

You also mentioned Boris, that baldness stolled your teen years. And most likely it does that to majority of men. And here I agree with you. Teen years are very, very difficult time for a bald guy. Primarily because every teenager is simply stupid and full of fear of what his environment things about him. And he is channeling his fear attacking other teens, especially those with some imperfections like for example baldness. But my opinion here as a guy who is no longer teenager, is that teen years don’t last very long time. High school was the weirdest period of my life in every aspect of my life. And seriously, those stupid teenagers who are the bullies and make themselves better than others usually with almost 100% certainty turn into Loosers later in life.

Yes Boris, I know you might feel like you didn’t experience your teen yers to the fullest, but you need to look ahead. Time that is gone is gone forever. Look ahead. Past is nothing. Don’t get stuck there. Look ahead. And remember only the good stuff from your past.

Isn’t it unfair that bald man needs to have great mental toughness and strive for perfection where as a man with a beautiful hair can get away with lot more? Without considering perfection, this is actually increadible advantage. Just wait what life is going to throw at you! And not only you, everybody! If you have mental toughness you’ll get through anything while others give up. Work on it! Cultivate it! It’s a great life skill for everybody. And huge advantage and being ahead of everybody for young bald man.

Things about baldness that hurt the most. Yes I know Boris, this is what hurts the most young bald guy. I am bald and everybody around is not. And people find me old and unattractive. And it is not fair! Of course it’s not fair.

What I am trying to show bald guys is that baldness is not the end of life. No you can’t fight baldness. That would be a huge mistake. You’ll never win that war. And it will destroy you if you try. It did literally destroyed men in the past and will destroy many men in the future. Their psyche and the way they live their life’s. I am teaching guys to not enter this war. And the road is pretty clear. You only have actually 1 option – Use your baldness to your advantage. Seriously think about it. There is nothing you can do about it. Or is there a lot you can do about it?

Thank you for your questions Boris!

Boris says

Milan, this is exactly what I was looking for! I have never heard someone directly address the negative aspects of baldness and in a both realistic and positive way! I have read over what you wrote a few times and I will continue to think about it.

Most people trying to give positive advice just say stupid sh!t like “look at Jason Statham and Bruce Willis” as if they are supposed to validate our existence, or “just be confident and it makes no difference!” as if confidence is some mental state you just snap into, not addressing the great amount of work that is required.

When I think about it, no one has ever really cared about my baldness and despite my mostly negative attitude I have still had cute girls be attracted to me without even really talking to them. The negativity is all a trick of the mind. I had taken on the belief that I will never really be attractive as a bald guy and that I will just have to deal with it, but you are showing me that this is actually not true.

It is kind of weird that sometimes men in their thirties will talk to me as if I am their age, but actually that is a big advantage in the professional world. And a sad truth is that a bald guy will inevitably get fewer looks from younger pretty girls, but does a look really mean all that much?

With the right mindset, I am starting to see how being bald is actually an advantage. It can force you to realize what is really important in life, or it can destroy you and make you into a miserable wretch. I believe that having a strong male role model is vital in taking the right path, and you are filling this role that many of us have lacked. Being 6’3 has also helped you be naturally attractive and confident a lot more than you probably realize -_- , but that is what it is I suppose.

I have a lot more thoughts on this and look forward to writing more comments, but it seems that many of the entries say that “Comments are closed.”, and don’t let me post anything.

Much gratitude Milan, you really are one of a kind.

Milan says

Boris, thank you very much for response and all these great thoughts of yours. You are obviously very intelligent man. And you really think deeply about this issue. And I think, that that kind of attitude is required. Because I am certain, you’ll find your own successfull path. And also I am increadibly humbled by you calling me a role model for young going bald guys. I love it. And I am not taking it for granted.

Interesting thing is, that when I was starting Bald Attraction website, there was a lot of head scratching from people I know. You would be surprised how many people were telling me: Milan what are you doing? What’s up with this baldness problem? It’s not a problem? Bald is in Milan! Everybody knows it!

Seriously, people were telling me that being bald is in and what I am doing is worthless piece of work. On one side it really made me happy that a lot of people see it this way. But on the other side I saw the problem. I have a few close friends that are loosing their hair in my age now, which is 37 and they really suffer by it. So, as you can see people have a different wiew on baldness issue. But I decided to help guys who don’t seem to be able to get through it. So that’s why I decided to keep going with it. I believe it can make huge difference on young mans life to be able to embrace it and not fight it.

Thank you Boris for notifying me about that comment issue on my web site. I will fix that hopefully fast! That is unacceptable. I want to be able to communicate and comments below the articles are crucial for that.

Boris, you also mentioned that men in their thirties talk to you like you are someone in their age. If this is truth, it’s going to change. No worries. Just keep fit, eat good diet, care for your healt. And by the time you are 30 something, those in your age with hair will seem much older than you. It’s happening to me quite often now.

So Boris, keep your curious attitude, question everything and reason, and I am sure you’ll find the best answers that work for you the best. I thing you’re on a very good path. I am certain attractive, healthy, bold, successful life lies ahead of you. If I can ask you Boris, what part of world is your home. Your English is great! Milan

Boris says

I am glad you find my thoughts interesting Milan, thank you for the compliments!

I am actually a bit surprised that people do not think that baldness can deeply affect a man’s psyche. It makes sense though, as for the first time in history a shaved or very short hair is socially acceptable, so just because things are better than 20-40 years ago (thank god I wasn’t around back then….) they think that everything is perfect now. You need to walk in someone’s shoes to truly understand their plight.

I think I big part of it is that people generally assume that men only go significantly bald after the age of 30 or even 40, so by then they should not care about what women in their late teens and 20’s think about them. Very young baldness occurs so rarely that I think many people don’t even realize it exists.

Thirty somethings thinking I am their age has only happened a few times, and I am not even sure of it except for once. I am in pretty good shape, thought there is a lot of room for improvement and I do have some bad habits that drain my energy. People my age seem to recognize me as such. I actually get a lot of odd looks from random people, and they sometimes brush their hair when I walk by like they are afraid it will happen to them! I am not bothered though, and I have started to give them an evil eye like I am transferring a curse hahaha. Looking old is actually a very big fear of mine, especially in the future, so it is really good to hear that this does not have to happen!

My family moved from a country in the Balkans to America when I was 2 years old and I have lived here ever since. So I would certainly hope that my English is good!

Happy World Cup Milan!

Milan says

Boris, yes you have European name. I am not that far away from Balkan area from too – Slovakia, born in Czechoslovakia. I moved to US 13 years ago. The best move I have ever done in my life. Not because I didn’t like living in Slovakia, but because it taught me really to take responsibility for my own actions and life. When you are far away from people who you can rely for help, and outpatient care, you have to learn to take care of yourself. Simply the best schooling I’ve ever received. Of course your English is great Boris. I am still working on mine  enjoy the game. Still 0:0?

Boris says

Your English is great, in fact I sometimes wish I had a cool Eastern European accent  It is totally understandable and anyone who complains about it is really just a loser.

Wade says

I must agree with what you are saying, I started losing my hair around 19 and it was the worst experience ever! I hated the person i was becoming, I felt old and ugly and could do nothing to prevent it, worst part was i started believing it too, i did all the usual things cuts and styles, it was hopeless.

I even did the “Hair Replacement System” and if thinning hair wasn’t bad enough the first time, nothing like going bald again to make things even worse! and newsflash EVERYONE can tell.

I have to admit it took a few years for me to start liking the person in the mirror again but once i changed my perception of myself i noticed that i was still getting attention from women i was just too concerned with myself to even notice them before and honestly they don’t care about our hair as much as we do.

Learn to love yourself again and others will be drawn to you.

Wade says

Wade, thank you for your note. You’re certainly on the right track. And most likely, you’re already very attractive bald man. Keep it that way! Milan

Ryan says

Hi Milan, I’m 23 and bald. It has been tough. I have considered hair transplants (not a suitable candidate) and even hair replacement systems! Finally, I came across your videos! You speak the truth. This is the way I need to channel my energy and change my attitude. Inspirational. I can’t thank you enough!

Milan says

Ryan, thank you for your words! I feel honored! I understand the madness that comes with early baldness.

Yet, it’s up to you to surrender to it. And I can already tell, you won’t. Ryan, go rock the world as a bald attractive successful man! And you’re on the right track!

Hair gets credit for only 1% of what makes man attractive and successful. Let’s scratch that!That 1% is luck.

Hair is way too overrated!

The rest is in our power!

Thank you Ryan!

Secret Formula for Bald Mans Attractive Successful Life

Secret formula for Bald Mans Attractive Successful life

Control only what you can control, and you can control a lot!

Concentrate your emotional and physical energy on important stuff

Starting a war against your hair loss is unproductive waist of your precious time and energy, that can be put to a much better use (nobody ever won that war)

99% of what makes man attractive is acquired by himself and his effort (having hair doesn't belong to this category)

You can find all of it bellow

Get and stay very physically fit

Strength train regularly and intensively

Do fun skillful cardiovascular activities - games and outdoors activities regularly (examples - tennis, soccer, beach volleyball, skying, surfing, hiking, swimming, bicycling and others)

Eat only unprocessed free of flour, sugar and chemicals diet consistently

Gain abundant energy and bulletproof self confidence

It comes automatically with better physical fitness and perfect diet

Cultivate further your self confidence by applying growth mindset to failure and pursuing your goals

Gain capacity to learn more and become automatically more intelligent

Fitter you are, more intelligent you become and you gain more capacity to learn

With self confidence you approach problems with boldness and action - and that's where the genius lies

Cut your hair very short - 1-7 mm or shave it

You are fit, strong, bold and self confident = baldness is your advantage!

Have style

Dress well

Dress right

Be adventurous in dressing

Apply smart unprotected sun exposure

Get natural dose of health promoting vitamin D

Gain and maintain healthy darker skin color

Be ambitious

Don't follow the masses

Start your own business

Never stop learning

Dream big

Have discipline to follow up with your goals until completion

Apply fun soft art of seduction

Be gentlemen

Don't be boring = be interesting

Be bold and decisive

Let them do the talking

Don't let people get comfortable with you/file you as a boring person

Terrorize your environment with positive unexpected actions

Don't take yourself too seriously

Make fun of yourself vigorously

Make fun of your bald head vigorously

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Best Ingrown Hair Products: Put a Stop to Ingrown Hairs

When each one of us are searching for the best ingrown hair products, we want certainty – the certainty that we will be getting rid of ingrown hairs.

We want the cure that will give us beautifully looking smooth skin. Skin without any dark spots, bumps, or itching.

We work hard to keep our skin hair-free and the reward shouldn’t come in the form of hairs that don’t want to come out to the surface of the skin.

Whether you have ingrown hairs from shaving, waxing or from using an epilator, the certainty is that you have them. Let’s see a few amazing ingrown hair removal products that actually work.

Before jumping right to that, I should also mention that the only radical solutions are laser hair removal and electrolysis. But not everyone can afford such radical solutions, I for one can’t afford them so I have plenty of experience with the matter at hand.

Prevention is the first step. That’s why I wrote a post called how to prevent ingrown hairs. It’s a great guide that talks about the different types of exfoliation.

But even with prevention, the matter might not disappear entirely. That’s why, you should know which are the best ingrown hair products.

1. PFB Vanish + Chromabright 93G

I cannot start a review on the best ingrown hair products without first talking about the PFB Vanish. Why is that? Because when it comes to eliminating ingrown hairs, this product is at the top of the list.

Can it be used by anyone? Absolutely. It works great on men and women alike. It also works on any skin type and color. No matter what method you use – shaving, epilation, depilatory creams, or waxing.

It does its job whether you have serious ingrown hair problems that have lasted for years or if you are like me and you just have some tiny ones that look like really tiny black dots.

It also eliminates those dark spots that usually happen after shaving andscarring, too. The Chromabright part is for evening the skin tone. It’s definitely one of the best ingrown hair products.

And it can be used on any area of the body – legs, bikini line, face, underarms, and so on.

How do you use it? The PFB Vanish is a roll on, fragrance-free, you will only feel the smell of alcohol. When using it, simply roll the PFB Vanish on your skin.

If you want to rub it in a little, I advise you to use some gloves. That’s indicated because this ingrown hairs eliminating product dries and peels the skin. If you touch it, your hands might peel, too.

Why does it contain ingredients that peel the skin? That’s simple. Through peeling, the layers of dead skin are efficiently removed, exposing the hairs that were laying underneath.

Simply put, it aggressively exfoliates the skin. It also contains camphor for preventing infections.

How often should you use it? Well, some people use it daily after taking a shower, some twice a day, others only use it after shaving, waxing or epilating. It’s up to you, depending on the severity of the ingrown hairs that are hidden underneath your skin.

2. Earth Therapeutics Hydro Exfoliating Gloves

PFB Vanish is an amazing product. There’s no question about the fact that it works. Those of you who have suffered from ingrown hairs for a long time, should give it a try.

For the rest of you, who would prefer other options, I have three more suggestions.

Let’s start with my favorite ingrown hair eliminating product – exfoliating gloves.

The Earth Therapeutics Hydro Exfoliating Gloves do an amazing job and that’s why they come second on my list for the best ingrown hair products.

They’re also good for blood circulation, which in turn helps reducing cellulite, even though in my case they haven’t done wonders.

As the name says, these are specially-made gloves for exfoliating the skin. They help bygetting rid of dead cells.

Dead skin cells prevent the hairs from breaking to the surface, staying under the skin and growing there. They act like a wall that stands between the newly growing hairs and the surface of the skin.

Once you eliminate the dead skin, the hair can grow to the surface easily and the problem is solved.

I exfoliate almost daily. It helps a lot with my dry skin. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have a lovely skin at all. At the same time they don’t harm your skin, they don’t leave you with scratches after. They’re great.

3. Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub

I love body scrubs not only because they are one of the best ingrown hair products out there but also because they leave your body feeling smooth and smelling wonderful.

I like alternating between using an exfoliating glove and a body scrub. The glove is wonderful but the scrub is just as great.

The Tree Hut Shea Sugar Body Scrub it’s one of the best there is, it smells amazing and it doesn’t harm the skin in any way, no irritations no dryness.

4. Tend Skin Care Solution for Men and Women

This solution is absolutely phenomenal. If the PFB Vanish, the exfoliating glove or the body scrub don’t work for you for some reason then you can always turn to the Tend Skin Care Solution for Men and Women.

It doesn’t only reduce the ingrown hairs appeared after shaving or waxing or epilation butit also eliminates redness, razor bumps, and prevents irritation.

It’s a great product for men and women, alike.

The Tend Skin Care Solution for Men and Women can be used without limitations.

I would recommend using it immediately after shaving, waxing or epilation in order to obtain the best results. You can apply the solution using a cotton ball.

It works well on any part of the body, be it face, underarms, bikini area, legs, and so on. After using it, you will get no more razor bumps, no more redness, no more ingrown hairs.

It can only be used on dry skin and you should test it before using it. Just apply the Tend Skin Care Solution on a small portion and leave it on for 5 minutes. After that you can safely use it as much as you want.

5. Majestic Bombay – Stainless Steel Ingrown Hair Tweezers

This is the final solution, the last resolve. It’s for ingrown hairs that simply won’t come out no matter what you do.

When this happens the only thing left to do is to get a pair of tweezers, dip it in alcohol and go hunting:-)

This particular pair of tweezers is incredibly effective because it was specifically designed for ingrown hairs and splinters. It has those elongated sharp tips that easily grab anything, no matter how thin or tiny.

You will tweeze the hair out in an instant. It’s definitely good to have one of these around, just in case any of the above best ingrown hair products miss a more stubborn one.

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Shaving your pubic area is an important part of manscaping but sometimes it can also be scary since many men experience nicks and cut . This blog will give the benefits for shaving your pubes,the best way to shave this area review the best electric shavers for shaving your balls or testicles also your pubic area base on my experience and views of Amazon customers.

Growing up as a teenager I never cared much about shaving my pubes until age 18 when my girlfriend told me two things how unattractive pubic hair looks and it has a weird smell. Since then I have been shaving every five to eight days . I first started out with razors and trimmers then later in life using electric shavers. Razors do gives a clean shave , but you can expect blood to be pouring from your balls ,the reason being is that your testicles skin is not as smooth as the rest of your body so it often times get caught between the razor blades ,also the skin in this area is very tender . This means using the right shaver and the correct technique to shave your balls is very important.

How to shave your pubes and testicles without bad results.

Apply warm water or a hot cloth to the area this will help raise the hair and make shaving easier.If you are trying to have a baby you can shave dry or just use normal water since the hot water can kill your sperms.
Apply shaving cream this would help with a close shave and protect against nicks and cuts .
Use shaving cream for sensitive skin since these would have natural ingredient and will not cause irritation on your testicles.It also best to use non scented since the other will cause an odor in the pubic area.
Use a trimmer to reduce your hair if it is long the reason being it can be caught between the razor or shaver blades which can be painful.
Pull your skin tight so as to prevent nicks and cuts and then pass the razor or electric shaver in the direction of the grain close to the skin.
Wash off the razor or shaver after every cut so as to get a clean shave and avoid any tangling.
You can apply talc powder or baby oil after shaving.

This video shows how to shave your pubes.

Why should men shave their pubic area and their testicle and area what are the benefits?

1.Hair holds heat (for men too much heat in the pubic area can reduce our sperm count)
2.Hair can increase sweating in our groin area and testicles
3.Hair in the groin area is a fertile ground for bacteria (this will result in bad odors )
4.Women don’t like hair down there.
5.It makes your penis look longer.
6.Reduce itching.

We will now look at the best shavers for shaving your pubic area,balls /testicles.
My personal experience with shaving my pubic area is that razors shaves the cleanest but expect cuts and burning sensation afterward but one razor I have used and had a good experience was the Gillette fusion pro glide styler this will be the first of my review

1.Gillette Fusion Proglide Styler 3-In-1 Men’s Body Groomer With Beard Trimmer

Product descriptions
This shaver was design for face and body with three options 1.It can be used for trimming with combs at three different lengths 2.after trimming you can shave closely then 3.use the precision edging blade for polishing your look .

The package comes with 1 trimmer, 1 pro glide power cartridge,3 combs an organiser for the parts and an AA battery.
This is one of my favourite shaver it gives a very close shave and can trim your long pubic hairs
Waterproof(can be used in the shower)
Can be used manually or with a motorized blade
Lubrication strips with mineral oil for smooth shaving and sensitive skin
Trimmer,close shaver and edging blade in one
Great handle
Easy to clean
Easy storage

Doesn’t work well with long stiff hair
You have to buy replacement blade when present ones become dull
Comes with AA non rechargeable battery
Can get jammed up in very long bread(2″ and longer)

Amazon customers review.
A total of 2159 customers reviewed this product
1944 customers (90%) rated this Gillette shaver as 4 and 5 starsthose who rated it 5 stars were really excited about how will it trimmed their beards and it give them a really close cut.
Those who choose 4 stars loved it as a trimmer it trimmed very evenly but the not great for lining hair and the battery life not long enough.

Those who choose who choose 3 stars could not get the trimmer to trim their long beard , a few had problem using the razor while it was vibrating.

Customers who choose 2 and 1 stars had problems with the battery life it lose it power very quickly and it can be noticed by the slowing down of the motor, didn’t like it because it was not rechargeable ,product problems such as broken guard ,dull blades, stubble guards are pretty flimsy,disposable head broke after few use.

As a shaver for pubes and testicles
Most men give 5 and 4 stars for this shaver using it in their pubic area 28 men in total.

Anderson “LemmingRush” from Austin TX stated that he was not sure at first about using a motorized razor any way close to his balls but did build the nerve to do and he did not experience any cuts he like the guard it came with which allowed him to cut and trim his pubes then use the razor for a close clean shave. He was quote as saying:

The way the blades are curved down decreases concern of getting your flesh balloon caught in the razors.
2 men give 2 stars since they got nicks using it on their balls

2.Philips Norelco BG2040 BodyGroom Pro

Product descriptions

Cordless, rechargeable ,designed for shaving and trimming it features a two end design with a groomer above and with a 3-D pivoting head which follows your body curves closely to give you a clean close shave without causing scratches, the head also includes a pre trimmer so you can trim your long hairs. The bottom has a trimmer which can also cut ,you can select five different length setting for more refined grooming.


Can be used dry or in the shower
Its rechargeable and cordless
Provides 50 minutes of use
5 Integrated Length Settings
Beard and body groomer
Oscillating head that go over the curves and grooves of your body for a close shave
Self cleaning and self sharpening

It a little too long
It cannot cut when charging because it is cordless
Cannot trim long hair if used incorrectly
Clogs up using on long hair

Amazon customers reviews

1130 reviewed this product 73% give it 5 and 4 stars most liked the shaver it was easy to use ,easy to clean ,very few exchange parts so they don’t have to look for part when they need to shaves,they love it because they can shave their eye brows ,
then beard their back by just making easy adjustments,nice clean cuts without nicks,loved the charging stand,works well in the shower without rusting. Those persons who selected 4 stars mentioned some of the same stuff as the 5 stars but had a few reservation about the plastic trimmer blade guard which looks cheap like it going to break,did like the size it was little too large and some persons were having problems shave clean under the shower.

3 stars reviewers account for 12% these reviewer liked the Philips Norelco BG2040 BodyGroom Pro somewhat but had a few complaint many of these persons upgrade from the older version and didn’t find much difference with this new version ,some were not please that they were not able to get a smooth and very clean shave as when you are waxing and a number of persons complain that the battery life does not last long enough some said ten minutes of shaving some said 20 minutes .

2 and 1 star reviewers were upset that they paid so much for the device and they didn’t get a smooth shave , they found that the trimmer worked fine but it did not cut evenly they had to go over the same area twice ,quite persons weren’t sure if they were using it correctly since they got scraps on their skins .

As a shaver for your pubes

35 person spoke about using this shaver for their pubic area and on their testicle a few were uncertain about using it on their testicle because they were afraid of scratches and nick but they found it quite comfortable
C. Miner (Madison, WI USA) stated i quote

I’ve been using this to shave my groin pumpkins and the surrounding regions for the last 1.5 years. This is far better and easier than using a regular shaver. The skin on the pubic mound and between the leg and the sack are thick and tight enough to use the shaving foil for an extra close shave. Be cautious when doing the perineum, the part in between the scrotum and the backend, its bumpy.

J. Heyerdahl (West Hollywood, CA) stated i quoate

The pivot head is great because it better follows the contours of your body and is especially handy in the groin (be careful down there!).

3.Cleancut PS335 T-Shape Personal Shaver

Product descriptions
This is one of cleancut products which is a company(by Seiko) in Japan it is a motorized shaver design for body trimming of beard ,underarm hair ,legs and pubic area without nicks and cuts.


Very easy to maneuver
Light weight
Trims without cuts and nick once used correctly


Not water proof
Non rechargeable
Uses AA battery
Leave some stubble

Amazon customers review.
194 persons reviewed this trimmer 69% choose 5 and 4 starsthey mentioned that it gives a very satisfying shave ,the motor runs well ,the clippers cut very close,those who give four stars didn’t like the problems they experience when cutting long hair they had to move very slow over those areas and when the battery gets low it slow its speed

3 stars customers ,they were some that were satisfied they found it cut with out razor bumps , it cut pretty close but had a few complaints one customer said they though it would have adjusted to different lengths but it didn’t ,it came apart when it was dropped but they put it back together. On the reviewer said it has lasted him for years but it gets caught in his long hair some time .

2 and 1 star were 42 persons in total a few person said some good thing such as its worked well on their sensitive skin no irritations or bumps but it fell apart most complained about how the product is cheaply made and a few persons said the product came damaged.

As a shaver for ball

This shaver was made for female but over twenty men reviewed it as using it on their pubes most men liked it because it give them quit a satisfactory shave without nicks and cuts except two who said it scratch their tender skin on their testicles .

I have been searching for an electric shaver that I could use to trim my nether regions in detail and not have to worry about getting nicked and taking forever to finish the job.

will work on your private areas as advertised (I’m a man), as long as you are willing to bear some pain. It will hurt less than using razors though.

Safety InformationDo not submerse. Do not use in shower orbath.

DirectionsDuring the initial trim, work slowly. Working the trimmer too quickly on long hair can clog the blades, causing them to catch and bind. If the trimmer binds, remove hair from blades with fingers. On long hair use with the direction of hair growth first (the grain) to reduce hair length and quantity somewhat, then against the grain for a close trim. May require multiple passes to trim all hairs.

Conclusions and tips

Philips Norelco BG2040 BodyGroom Pro and the Gillette Fusion Proglide Styler 3-In-1 Men’s Body Groomer are two of the shavers I have used in the past and still have and my first time experience with each one was intimidating but they do give a nice clean shave with no cut be sure to read the instruction how to use them to avoid accidents.

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7 Mistakes New Wet Shavers Make

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mark “Mantic59″ Herro.

So you’re new to wet shaving. Maybe you’re at that time in your life where you’re just beginning to shave. Or perhaps you’re making a transition from electric razors to manual. Or you’ve decided to shave like your grandpa. In any case, there are some common mistakes new wet shavers make that I see all the time. I cover 7 of those mistakes below, as well as their solutions. Let’s jump in!

Mistake #1: Poor Prep

One mistake many men make (particularly those switching from electric to manual) is preparation. They think that splashing some water on their face for a few seconds is enough to get lathered. The truth is that it can take up to three minutes to properly clean and hydrate the skin for shaving.

Gently wash with warm (not hot) water and a soap specifically made for the face — body or deodorant bars will strip away too much of the skin’s natural oils, drying the skin and making shaving more difficult. If you’re young and struggling with acne, you may want to avoid using a washcloth (vigorous scrubbing can irritate the skin and make acne worse). Don’t neglect preparing the neck too!

Mistake #2: Lousy Lather

That pressurized can of shaving foam from the discount store might seem the way to go for someone learning how to wet shave, but it may be the worst decision you could make. Sure, it’s cheap and convenient, and some people can use them without any problems, but there are some trade-offs. The can’s propellant will tend to dry out the skin, so the manufacturers have to add artificial lubricants to try to make up for it. Then even more ingredients that have nothing to do with shaving are added, like stabilizers and preservatives. Remember, your skin is the largest organ of the body, so every additional unneeded ingredient is one more chance for some kind of allergic reaction.

So at least look for a decent shave product out of a squeeze tube. Better yet, try a lathering shave soap or cream that is applied with a shaving brush. You may pay a few pennies more for it, but your skin with thank you.

Mistake #3: Ignoring Grain

Hair doesn’t just grow “out” from the body, it grows in a particular direction — which is called the grain. To determine the grain, let the hair grow for a day or so then gently rub the area from different directions. Some directions will feel rougher and some smoother. The smoothest direction is the hair’s grain for that area of your face. You may find the grain changing direction on different areas of the skin, so it is useful to make a map of the area (at least mentally) and note the patterns.

Why is this important? Think of shaving not so much as eliminating hair but ratherreducing hair (hey, it’s going to grow back!). You want to make the “bulk” reduction known as shaving as comfortable as possible, avoiding irritation and nicks. The best way to do that is by initially shaving with the grain. If you want a closer shave, re-lather and shave across the grain (at a direction 90 degrees away from the grain). Closer still? Re-lather and shave across the grain from the opposite direction. Some people can shave against the grain, but it should only be attempted after at least a pass with the grain, and I recommend a cross-grain pass before as well.

By the way, if you are using a single-blade razor (an “old school” double-edge, single-edge, or straight razor), you may be able to cheat a little and not follow every twist and turn but instead shave in the predominant direction your hair grows. But if you are using a multi-blade cartridge razor, you need to be following the grain more closely.

Mistake #4: Too Much Pressure

Probably the most common — and most serious — problem for a new wet shaver is using too much pressure on the razor. It must be something innate in the male species to press down when shaving the skin, perhaps thinking you must be getting more of the stubble. The opposite, however, is more accurate. Razor blades are at their most efficient when cutting across a flat surface. Pressing down creates a “ditch” that can cause irritation and an inconsistent shave.

Modern razors can at least partially compensate for too much pressure with things like pretensioners (those “fins” at the bottom of the razor cartridge), pivot schemes, and cartridge designs (multiple blades and “skin guards” that create a flatter surface). But you can avoid all that by simply using a light touch on the razor.

Tilt your head to one side and rest the razor on your cheek. Feel that? That’s the most pressure you should use on the razor.

Mistake #5: Incorrect Blade Angle

Shaving with the blade at too steep of an angle is another frequent cause of irritation and nicks. This is actually two different issues.

If you’re making the transition from a cartridge razor to a double-edge there’s a tendency to hold the razor the same way. However, that is usually too steep of an angle. Hold the razor so that its top cap is resting on your face, then rock the handle down until the blade edge is just touching the skin. Some advocate learning the correct angle by shaving in a silent bathroom (no radio, running water, or other distractions) and listening to the sound of the stubble being cut to “tune in” the correct blade angle.

On the other hand, if you are using a cartridge razor, you are locked into a specific angle set by the manufacturer. Unfortunately it is some engineer’s guess (or maybe some marketer’s guess) of what the average angle should be for most people. The problem is, you are not most people. You are you. What works for one person may not work for another. A few years ago a certain four-blade razor was set to a notoriously steep angle; it may have been great for television commercials but countless faces suffered for it. If you are going to stick with a cartridge razor, spend some time to find the one that works best for you.

Mistake #6: Shaving Over Unlubricated Skin

Another common mistake even experienced shavers make is trying to shave an unlubricated patch of skin. It seems we all miss those little bits in hard-to-get areas like the corners of the mouth or right under the jawline, and the natural reaction is to go back and give it another swipe when we see it. Unfortunately, that’s a prescription for a nick or cut. If there’s no lather there (gel, soap, cream, whatever), no blade belongs there! Practically speaking, some people can get away with a short, light swipe at the very end of the shave with just water. But remember, even water can be a lubricant.

Mistake #7: Repeating Strokes

Related to shaving over unlubricated skin is the tendency to repeat strokes — that is, going over the same spot again and again at the same time. It is a habit many people pick up, but it’s a sure-fire way to get razor burn. New shavers should make a conscious effort to make their shaving “efficient” — mindful strokes that only slightly overlap. Remember, you are trying to reduce the hair, not get rid of it all at once. If you miss a spot, you can re-lather and catch it on the next pass.

Paying attention to correcting these common mistakes will reduce the chances of irritation and increase your enjoyment of shaving.


Mark Herro (AKA “Mantic59″) has been showing the world “what your father didn’t teach you about shaving” for the past eight years with videos that have become the seminal “how to shave” tutorials. He also shares expertise about shaving and grooming at www.sharpologist.com.