Monday, October 18, 2010

Grooming: Hair Products

In order to have great hair you have to take care of it.  And that begins with selecting a good shampoo and conditioner.  Not one of those 2 in 1 shampoo/conditioner bottles.  I have my favorites, but once in a while I like to switch it up and try new products.  I was browsing through Whole Foods and found Mineral Fusion Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner.  I've been using it for about 3 months and have been very happy with how gently it cleans and moisturizes my hair.
Mineral Fusion Conditioner
Mineral Fusion Shampoo
The next thing is to choose styling products that will protect your hair from damage.  Some guys can walk out of the shower without doing anything to their hair.  I'm not that fortunate.  I wish I could say that I just use one styling product, but I would be lying...I use three.  First and foremost, always read the directions on how the product is to be used.  I start out with damp hair and spray KMS hairplay paste up spray and blow dry.  Then in the palm of my hand I rub a dime size dollop of Bumble and Bumble Sumo Wax and Paul Mitchell firmstyle extreme thickening glue.  The Sumo Wax adds shine while the thickening glue gives a firm hold without having the stiff feel of hairspray.  Whether you're hair is short and conservative or a medium length mohawk these three products will not let you or your hair down.
Bumble and Bumble Sumo Wax
KMS hairplay paste up spray
Paul Mitchell firmstyle extreme thickening glue

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fashion: It's a Man Bag NOT a Murse!

Until there's a better name for it, it's a Man Bag not a Murse.  I've been carrying a man bag for years.  Why? Because it's functional.  I don't like shoving my personal effects in my pockets.  A man bag keeps everything organized.  I've had my man bag for about 10 years now.  I bought it at Banana Republic.  It's very practical.  Military green with a flap and functional buckle.  It's great for traveling (hard to pick pocket).  The inside zippered pocket can fit my wallet, mobile phone, and passport.  The main compartment can house my sunglass and eye glass cases, mobile adaptor/charger and small purchases (like and iPad if I had one) while the front pocket acts as my mini medicine cabinet (allergy pills, excedrin, eye drops, and altoids).  The back pocket has enough room for maps and a phrase book.  So there!!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Fashion: Mens Fall 2010 Trends

The Fall fashion collections are my favorites.  Here are a couple of trends to keep in mind this season when shopping for your Fall wardrobe 1) according to @pour_home camel is the color for Fall and 2) Ex Michael on Facebook posted 3 Fall Men's Fashion Trends that Travel Well.