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Thursday, November 30, 2006


In early days, moustaches were the symbol of a man’s status and his pride. As a man increases in his rank, his moustache becomes thicker and much bushier. – This is the history of moustache, which is quite interesting.
Men are always in dilemma whether to wear a moustache or not. There are associations like World Beard and Moustache Association, whose purpose is to encourage the universal admiration of beards and moustaches.
Moustache had now become a part of men’s facial decoration. They style their moustache and beard accordingly. Here are the lists of some of the styles:

The Chin Curtain – it is grown along the jaw line and covers the chin completely. Abraham Lincoln was the individual who made this moustache famous.

The Goatee – it is quite popular among the actors, heroes and even musicians. It is grown in the chin combined with a clean shaved head or with small hair style. This goatee can even be worn with a moustache.

The soul patch – it is worn just below the lower lip and above the chin. These moustaches were most popular among the jazz artists in 1950s and 1960s. The shape varies from horizontal to vertical. Some of the famous persons who wore it are Bruce Springsteen and Aamir Khan.

The Handlebar Moustache – it is a really interesting moustache. The handlebar moustache is distinguished by the truth that it must be worn long enough to curl the ends of the moustache upward. The curling is done by the help of specialized styling wax.

Fu Manchu style – it is extended downwards passing the mouth on either side of the chin. In modern time, the moustache is given different shape and size at the bottom.

The toothbrush – it is a bushy moustache placed in the centre of the lips, having three to five centimeters in length. Rather than tapered, the side of the moustache is vertical. The two most famous person who worn the moustache are Adolf Hitler and Charlie Chaplin.

Walrus – it is thick and bushy in characteristics, which hang down over the upper lips, typically curling up towards the end. Australian cricketer, Merv Hughes wears it.

But having a clean shaven face never goes out of style. If you are confused about what type of style to wear and what would your facial structure suit the most, I would personally recommend cleanest looking style of facial hair, which is shaving the whole facial hair. This style gives a fresh, elegant and preppy looks.
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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Men’s fashion

Earlier, men were much more gadget freak, rather than fashion. But this concept had entirely changed. Approximately every man in today’s world is getting too fashion conscious. They know what suits them the most, including men’s wear, watches, accessories, wallet, shoes, ties, etc. Now most of the men speak about bands like Gucci, Versace, and Armani, by regularly watching fashion shows to know the latest trend in men’s fashion; which used to lack previously. They want to compete with women in the field of fashion; so they often visit salons for doing the girly bits and pieces, like waxing, facial, piercing etc.
Not only men are cognizant about what they wear, but they are also conscious about their skin. So they regularly go for cleaning, toning and moisturizing their skin. Men had even started experimenting on hair. Almost on every alternate month, they go to the salon for a complete new hair style, sometimes asymmetric hair cut, sometimes long, sometimes curly, sometimes spikes and even sometimes bold with a tattoo done right on the top of the head. I even saw some men who are always in confusion, whether to have beard or not. But there are many styles of beard, like the chin curtain, the goatee, the goatee with moustache, the soul patch, the fu Manchu, the maharaja style mustache, mutton chops and finally the full beard. Many men even prefer to be clean shaved.
So with the change of time, men’s attraction towards fashion is quite admirable and eye catching. We may term it as “globalization in terms of fashion among men”.
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Friday, November 24, 2006


Liquorice (Botanical Name: Glycyrrhiza glabra), the herb is nearly 1.5 metres in height with compound leaves. It has great medicinal values. It’s an anti- inflammatory, antiviral and also having skin brightening properties. Starting from stomach disorders to cough, sore throat, muscle pain, constipation it serves as an excellent remedy. Liquorice can be used externally as it has a soothing effect on skin.

This deep rooted plant is found in Southwest and Central Asia. In India it is quite popular with the name”Mulethi”. In different facial soaps liquorice is often used. It can be used for detoxify the liver and kidney. An interesting point is it can be used as an aid for those who want to quite smoking.
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Monday, November 13, 2006

Men’s hair care

We know very well that today’s men are very much cautious about their grooming or style and hair is one of the important parts of it which need to be nurture carefully. Always cut the hair according to shape of your face and type of your hair. There are found various hair types like oily, dry, normal, straight and curly or combination of any of them. Clean and wash your hair regularly to make it healthy. Here are few steps to care your hair i.e. Washing, Toning, Conditioning, Grooming and Style. Wash hair is must be in your daily routine. You must massage softly through all over your scalp after wash. It helps to release natural oils from sebaceous glands.
Conditioner is must be listed in your hair care products. You have to be very careful when you purchase it. Always buy a good quality herbal conditioner to moisturize your hair.
Next is brushing and combing with round and natural bristles which are the parts of hair grooming. Lastly style your hair as you desire or which make you feel comfortable and easy to maintain.

Hair loss-

Hair loss or baldness is commonly noticeable in men. Basically it comes from the family history of both father and mother side. Beside this there are several reasons like hormonal problem, over stress, illness, dandruff, chemical based stuffs etc.
Improper care also leads excessive hair loss. Before starting the treatment you have to be found the exact cause of hair fall or consult with specialist.

References: http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Good-Hair-Care-Routine-for-Men, http://familydoctor.org/081.xml, http://www.medicinenet.com/hair_loss/article.htm
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