The word “tonic” calls up the image of a carnival huckster atop a crate hawking the latest miracle snake oil. We’re dubious. But considering that this particular hair tonic formula has existed for decades basically unchanged, we had to give it a spin.
Founded by French perfumer Edouard Pinaud in 1810, Pinaud “can be found in virtually every barber shop and men's club across the United States,” according to its website. Now, that’s a claim we look forward to testing on a zany cross-country grooming road trip one day! For now, we’ll take their word for it.
When you think of double or triple duty cleansers, you're usually picturing something mass market from the drugstore. Something that comes in a tub the size of a Big Gulp, right? Well, in this day and age, the most luxurious shower supplies are multitaskers, too. We present the Cadillac(s) of shower time savers.
If you really want to hone in on an ideal personal grooming routine, you have to be willing to step outside of your comfort zone and try something new occasionally. In the spirit of discovery and humility—and just a pinch of sadism—we send our fearless writers to the outer limits of the grooming-verse to gather intel about new, exciting, and extreme products and practices. In this installment of The Reluctant Groomer, BB Man correspondent Nick Fauchald tries dry shampoo for the first time.
The market is flooded with enough hair loss treatments to make you lose your mind. Before you spring for something prescription-strength, make sure you have the basics of a front line defense: a diet, styling product, and shampoo that will beef up the hair you still have. Here, we've got a few simple, proactive, and inexpensive strategies for preserving your mane.
Victor Macias is the Co-Founder of MaleStandard.com, a site devoted to such pressing issues as “Are you using the right razor?” and “What’s an exfoliator?” We know a kindred spirit when we see one—plus we were impressed by his August Birchbox Man Haul. We tapped Macias for his grooming knowledge, starting with some hair inspiration.
Preparing and eating a grilled cheese sandwich...reading the hundreds of pages in Moby Dick dedicated solely to whale physiology...training for a Tough Mudder challenge—these are just a few ways you might want to spend all the extra time you'll have once you start using these luxurious multitasking shower products.
When we tapped Garrett Bryant, senior stylist at Arté Salon in New York, for some tips and tricks for styling thin hair, what we got was a master class in contrarian hair care. Prepare to forget everything you thought you knew about taking care of thinning hair.
Despite gel’s reputation as a goopy crisping agent for 90’s boy band bouffants, the proper hair gel can be used to achieve styles both cool and contemporary. The key to making gel work for you in 2013 is choosing the right product and styling appropriately. Here’s how.
Unless you commit to keeping your cap on indoors, winter leaves you with a terrible choice: unfortunate hat hair or a frozen skull. Heed these tips from a professional stylist to avoid the static, flatness, and general disarray that results from cold-weather headwear.