Ever wanted to anonymously tell someone about their grooming gaffes? Well, now you can, because there's an app for that: Grooming Lounge's "Send A Tip"
"Groominglounge.com's "Send A Tip" app helps make the world an even more handsome place by enabling observant individuals to anonymously alert gentlemen to their most glaring grooming faux pas.
Whether it's excess nose hair, uni-brows, or shaving redness that needs attention, Groominglounge.com's "Send A Tip" gives grooming gaffe whistle blowers the courage to tell a gent what needs to be addressed."
There are always people who will take exception to certain styles of facial hair, and while we might poke fun at ironic moustaches or mountain man beards, it's all in good humor. We here at ShavingStuff think you ought to rock the whiskers you were born with, in any fashion you desire, from moustaches to beards to goatees to being clean shaven.
But it turns out that there are some self-styled facial hair fashion police, and they're warning you off of the soul patch:
"A soul patch is that ugly tuft of hair that grows above your chin and under your lip. Legend has it that the soul patch covers (or patches) the hole from which your soul was extracted, which is why most people with soul patches are soulless bastards."
"A rabbi is suing the US Army for refusing to let him serve unless he removes his beard. The US military, as well as many police forces across America, require recruits to be clean shaven. But what is wrong with sporting a beard in the line of duty?
Chin straps, goatees, stubble, soul patches, mutton chops or just the old-fashioned full version.
There are many ways to grow a beard, but if you're serving in the US military, getting creative with your chin furniture is not an option.
The different branches of the US insist that recruits are clean shaven. Those later in their career are permitted to go as far as growing a moustache. But even that facial freedom comes with caveats."
Oh, the things you learn when you write about shaving stuff. Try on this term: merkin.
"Now what's this about True Blood actress Evan Rachel Wood wearing a wig on her lady parts? Who's ever heard of such a thing? I mean besides all the prostitutes of yesteryear who wore pubic wigs, also called merkins, after shaving to eliminate pubic lice?
But why merkin it up these days? Why on earth would Evan Rachel Wood be donning one of these furry little things? (And how do they stay on? Glue? Double-sided tape?)"
I'm wondering why we aren't seeing a renaissance in merkin sales these days... Just think of the possibilities!
Smartphones can do just about anything these days, including shaving.
Shaving, you say? As in, removing facial hair? Yes, indeed. Well, virtual facial hair, anyway...
"For those with beard jealousy, a steady hand or an OCD-like obsession for a clean shave, "Shave Me!" provides endless entertainment and elevates the everyday ritual of shaving to an art form. Use it to draw pictures, write messages, or simply kick back with a shave to unwind after a stressful day. It's oddly therapeutic!
Open up the Shaving Kit and choose your weapon: how will YOU accomplish a close shave? Choose from the classic Single-blade Razor, Electric Razor, Tweezers or Straight Razor, and use Shaving Cream, Toilet Paper Dots and Hair-Gro Tonic to assist you in your shaving quest. Sick of seeing that smooth, shaved patch of skin? Simply shake your device and watch hair grow back before your eyes."
If you're a shower shaver, this new razor from Goodjoy might be the next best thing! No longer do you have to balance your razor on the shelf of your shower caddy or windowsill and hope it doesn't fall into your bath, because the Hooking Razor has a hanger built right into it.
"Our hooking razor is the perfect companion to the hooking toothbrush. Like the toothbrush, it's made from PP plastic (polypropylene is a no.5 category for recycling) and is recyclable after the razor head is easily removed. Hangs onto shaving mirrors, shower caddies and like the hooking toothbrush, just about everything!"
"While standing a little closer to the mirror than I am generally comfortable with this morning, I noticed a couple of stray eyebrow hairs sticking straight out like cockroach antennae. I promptly snatched them in my fingers and plucked them. After my eyes stopped watering, I stepped up to the mirror again for further examination. This was not a good idea and proved, again, that ignorance truly is bliss. I have a lot of stray hairs growing in some odd places. I anticipate an exponential increase in this phenomenon in the coming years. Not good."
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"A study in the 1970s and another one three years ago come to similar conclusions: Women are more attracted to, and more likely to develop a long or short-term relationship with, men with light beards or stubble. They also find men with full beards more aggressive and mature, but also the least attractive. Men with no facial hair were rated the second-least attractive, but also least likely romantic partners.
In other words, a little facial hair goes a long way.
Science says it's true, but what about anecdotally?"
Ever wonder if your facial hair interferes with people understanding your words?
Then this facial hair science piece might be for you:
"Facial hair can cover parts of the face such as the upper lip, the teeth, and the larynx. This modifies the visible area of the open mouth, and hence facial hair is responsible for a kind of natural impoverishment of the visual speech signal. Under normal conditions such impoverishment may be marginal for the intelligibility of speech, since auditory information is fully available. However, under noisy conditions such as a cocktail party (in audiovisual speech research terms: multi-talker babble noise), visual cues may be crucial for increasing speech intelligibility (assuming that listeners want to understand their communicative partners). Based on these considerations, we hypothesize that:
(1) Facial hair hiding visible articulatory movements leads to lower speech intelligibility under noisy auditory conditions, longer reaction time, and lower confidence in recognizing the relevant target words.
(2) The shape and location of the beard is crucial for the reduced speech intelligibility in noise. A mustache hiding upper lip movement has a larger impact on visual speech intelligibility than a long chin beard, hiding the larynx only. So in terms of speech intelligibility, is it time for a shave?"
"Properly using a straight razor comes with a learning curve. While not a major obstacle to most men, it does require a willingness and ability to master a few basic use and maintenance techniques. Many of today's straight razor users would tell you that it is this very point that attracts them to it, others simply see the additional responsibility as a chore or not being worth the effort, something to be avoided.
One thing is certain; straight razor shaving is not for everyone. So how do you determine whether you are a straight razor or safety razor guy? For the answer to that you really need to look more inwardly, at yourself, your personality type, your value system and beliefs."
"These shave kits have been showing up in grocery stores, mega-marts, and drug stores in the United States over the past year or so, and I'm even starting to see them re-branded for specific retail chains. Though they are labeled "premium," probably by some sales and marketing genius, its a far cry from the genuinely up-scale traditional shaving products. Still, its wide distribution and low price make it a good introduction to traditional shaving, and when used properly may actually out-perform many of the other shaving products on the retail shelf."
"For his final project as a student of New York University's film school, Martin Scorsese produced the six-minute short The Big Shave as an anti-Vietnam piece for an "Angry Arts Against The War" demonstration. Dialogue-free and employing only a single location and character, Scorsese took a simple premise and crafted an accomplished and unsettling piece that is said to be a comment on the self-destructive nature of U.S. intervention in Vietnam."
You might not play with Barbies, but chances are you know some little girls who do. And now they can join you in your grooming routine with Shaving Fun Ken:
"Ken doll has a date planned with his favorite girl, Barbie®, but he has a five o' clock shadow! Help Ken doll look his best by "shaving" away the stubble. Just dip the sponge-tipped "razor" in warm water and "shave" his beard. To make Ken doll's facial hair "grow" back, wet the towel with ice-cold water and wipe his face."
Does spring put you in the mood for love? Or maybe just in the mood for a new scent?
From Ape to Gentleman:
"In spring a young man's fancy turns to a new fragrance. Every season we see new trends evolve and develop, so one cannot be categorical about what should be worn and when. However a good spring fragrance has a certain hallmark - an atmosphere of well-being, excitement and optimism: a sense of uplift without being anodyne or hackneyed."
I just came across some great honing videos for straight razor enthusiasts on gssixgun's channel on YouTube.
Check this one out:
"From bevel set to shave ready in 17 minutes, How to use one stone to hone with, once the bevel is set or at least close...
Part 1 is mostly setting the bevel, and the first part of using a Thuringen. Keep in mind this system works with just about any hone you can shave off of if it can raise a slurry or hold a slurry.."
"You don't have to label yourself as metrosexual or partake in the Guido-dominated ritual of GTL to get your groom on. Here are the seven easiest routines to try if you need a boot o' confidence and know that hygiene involves a little more than a shower and a swig of mouthwash."
"We've been scrubbed, shaved, plucked and waxed within an inch of our lives. We have been told we should look more like choirboys than Hell's Angels. Our masculinity has been drowned in a tidal wave of metrosexual conformity.
But now we are fighting back. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, David Beckham and a growing number of men are going in pursuit of the hirsute and proudly declaring -- the beard is back, baby."
It's March! Time for kite-flying, garden-planting, and summer vacation planning. It's also time to take a look back at the posts we published in February, so without further ado, here's the monthly wrapup: