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Jan 29, 2018

This Is the Bearded Man's Best Friend

Like many hirsute men in the world today, I am privileged by a culture of men's style that has embraced the beard. Because not only do I think it's a bit more flattering of my face, but the beard is a style of convenience – shaving daily is certainly much more work than not shaving. All the bearded man needs are some plug-in clippers that allow you to keep it at a neat length and shape it to your liking, a beard balm and some moisturizer. On paper, at least, there's nothing else essential.

Unfortunately, even if you prize simplicity in your routines, there is this lingering problem for maintaining a neat beard. Unless you are a genetic

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Sep 15, 2017

Make This: DIY Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream

 

I can't say I can recall the ingredients on a basic can of shaving cream. It's pungent smell and pearly white appearance can only make one wonder if you're putting healthy chemicals on your face. Lucky for you, controlling what you put on your face is as easy as this recipe for your own jar of shaving cream.    

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Aug 09, 2017

10 Homemade Beard Oil Recipes

Anyone who's read ManMade for more than a week or so can attest: we're never gonna wax poetic about the beard. Some men look better with them, some do not. Some can grow a full one, and some can't. There's no magic in the beard. It's a choice, and if yours looks nice, it's good to have options. Personally, I tend to wear one in the fall and winter, and then go clean shaven in the warmer spring and summer. 

 

What we do know is: having a beard is much more than just not shaving. You've got to care for it, clean it, trim it, and keep it healthy. And one important way to do that is with beard oil: it's great for your skin, it keeps your

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Dec 09, 2015

How to: Give Your Beard a Hot Oil Treatment

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Most winters, I sport a beard (I've got one now), and I have, admittedly, never put a single thing on it other than soap, water, and sunscreen. As a "men's lifestyle" writer, I see all kinds of facial hair treatments go buy and sold on cool sites I like, but my own experience is a big none.

And, even more admittedly, I would have had no idea what do with it even if I had a bottle. Just rub it in and leave? Wash out? Apply with a brush? Does putting oil on your face make you break out.   

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Nov 05, 2015

The Science of Facial Hair

It’s the official first week of No-Shave-November, Novembeard, etc. and I imagine a lot of us are hitting that grind full-on. Beyond the manly feeling a hearty beard can bring, have you ever considered the social benefits/cost of sporting the scruff? The Science of Facial Hair dissects the social aspects of having a beard and its implication in the workplace and dating market, as well as the personal benefits/costs.   

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Aug 13, 2015

Yes, You Can Shave with an Axe. Here's How to Do It.

You've seen it. Old movies, Looney Tunes cartoons, vintage black and white photos that at least look real. An axe is, after all, a sharp blade, and apparently, you can shave with it.    

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Jul 06, 2015

How to: Maintain a Beard in Summer

created at: 07/06/2015Beard trends go in and out as they always do, and it's easy to think of beards as simply being bound to a single season. But as my bearded buddy Ian (pictured above) pointed out to me, this doesn't have to be the case.    

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Nov 11, 2014

A Convenient Guide to Choosing a Safety Razor

Safety RazorsAlright men: the votes have been cast, and the safety razor is the way to go. I got my first one as a gift from a buddy and have used it ever since. They're significantly cheaper, easier on the environment, better for travel, and generally make you feel like a badass...   

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Aug 04, 2014

The Art of the Shave

Whether its our birthright or our burden (or, like most things, somewhere right in between) men gots to shave they faces. While we've been doing it for years, there's always room for improvement, to both care for your skin, minimize cutting, and getting the finish you want.   

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Feb 24, 2014

How to: Make Your Own Hardwood Comb

created at: 02/24/2014

Today I learned something new: a wooden comb has all sorts of benefits over plastic. According to

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Feb 11, 2014

Will It Beard?

"Will It Beard?" is a new series by art director Pierce Thiot and his wife Stacy. I'm guessing you can figure out what it's all about.    

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Oct 23, 2013

Meet Isaiah Webb, The King of All Beards

Yes. That's a dude eating ramen out of a bearded bowl. And yes, there's more where this came from.   

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Jun 17, 2013

A Comprehensive Guide To Hair and Body Grooming

Guide to Body Grooming [http://www.gq.com/style/grooming/201306/gq-mens-body-grooming-duide?mbid=social_fb_fanpage]

Let's face it - not everyone can rock the rugged look without a bit of grooming. So, if you currently look like you just completed the Appalachian Trail or an extra in a shipwreck movie, then you definitely need to read this guide.

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May 31, 2013

That One Time When I Shaved My Beard and Made Silly Faces...

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I guess it's because it's basically summer. The weather is hot, I'm officially in the groove of bike season, so I decided it was time to say goodbye to the beard.   

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May 02, 2013

Shaving 101: A Guide to Shaving and Facial Hair

created at: 05/02/2013

Of course, you know how to shave. Me too. But this interactive graphic from the team

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Apr 15, 2013

Beards are Good For You: Science Says Facial Hair Makes You Healthier and Helps Prevent Aging

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Attention, ManMakers! For your fun fact of the day: beards are good for you! A recent scientific study from the University of Southern

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Jan 07, 2013

How to: Make DIY Barbershop Hot Towel At Home

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A classic, quality barbershop shave always includes a "hot towel," which goes on your face prior to the shaving. The experience is not only relaxing, but the heat and moisture from the hot towel serve to open your pores and soften your beard, so you can get even closer with the razor. Plus, it's all kinds of old school fun, and you can easily recreate the effect at home.   

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Nov 02, 2012

The Best Mustache in America?

created at: 11/02/2012

In honor of Movember, the Mustache Institute has given the 2012 "Mustached American of the Year" to

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Oct 25, 2012

How to Grow a Mustache with Nick Offerman

 

In honor of Movember, a mustache-growing event to raise awareness and funds for prostate and testicular cancer, "classically-trained actor and fine woodworker Nick Offerman," offers his tips for properly growing his best known feature: a serious mustache.  

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Jul 12, 2012

DIY Idea: Make a Bearded Beer Cozy

Way manlier than a DIY mustache straw, Philadelphia-based Arms & Ink Studios presents the can beard cozy, the best way to fuzzface up your cold one.  

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