Month: April 2015

How to be a better man 

This is my 10 ways to being a better man, I try to follow these as best as possible. Hopefully you can find something helpful in here. 

1 – Be a gentleman, hold the door for a lady (f*ck those extreme feminists), offer up your seat, buy her a drink, pay for your evening out… You know the stuff. If it would upset your mother, then don’t do it. 

2 – Learn how to cook…even if it’s some basic dishes, perfect them and you’ll be on to a winner. 

3 – Learn how to make things, just some basic DIY will do, you don’t have to be an engineer. 

4 – Always be honest to yourself and others, real men don’t let other people take the blame for your errors. 

5 – Don’t have a massive ego, be modest and don’t point out every small achievement. 

6 – Get a style unique to you and have a great wardrobe, you can kit your wardrobe out with some basic pieces and can go from there. (https://thebeardedgentlemanblogs.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/wardrobe-essentials-for-the-alternative-gent/)

7 – learn about the planet we walk upon. Some basic history and knowledge can go a long way. 

8 – Always look after your family and friends, back them up when needed. Without them you are nothing 

9 – Learn to be a leader. Lead how you would like to be led. Learn to listen and think through your actions before you proceed to do anything. Be fair and loyal to those that stick with you. 

10 – Maintain a healthy lifestyle as best you can. You don’t have to be a fitness fanatic, just learn to do things in moderation. 

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Beard threading and General beard care. 

Ever heard of beard threading? I’ve been looking at this method of facial grooming recently and decided to give it a go, so I thought I’d share my experience with you.

First off, it hurts like nothing else. It won’t be something I do often, I just wanted to see the process and how it works/feels. This process will weaken the folicle and prevent the hair growing as dense in the future in that area, so this is particularly good for your cheeks and neck with any hairs you are constantly trimming. You will still have to trim your beard and look after it with your normal methods. 

You will want to get a good brush with strong rigid bristles as well as some good scissors along with your beard oils. Be sure to wash and scrub your beard to remove any dead skin and keep your beard and face soft, you’ll want to brush your beard when it’s still wet and then gently towel dry your beard until it’s almost dry, then apply your oils to lock in the moisture and leave it smelling great. 

So along with this grooming and possibly getting your beard threaded you can be going into the spring with an amazing looking beard. 

Don’t be scared to go and try threading, just be prepared for the pain and don’t listen to the reports that are creeping in saying beards are on the way out… They aren’t.