Help The Men in Your Life Find Their Style

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Every single morning, my sons and my husband roll out of bed, do their morning routine, and head out the door. Time and time again, I notice the one thing that they can care less to bother with is their hair. It’s almost as if none of the men in my life even bother to comb it!

Why is that? Is it only my boys? Can ANYONE else relate?

Maybe bedhead is in. (I really hope not)

I have purchased ‘gels’ and ‘styling creams’ but there is always a complaint about how sticky the products feel or ‘crusty’ their hair becomes. One of my sons came home from school upset one day because his hair turned white! Needless to say when this mommy asks him to style his hair, he is not having it. In regards to my husband, his answer is simply a ‘hat’.

:::sigh:::

Let’s set the record straight, the men in my life have great hair, especially my sons. Their mane is so thick and luscious, and to be honest, I am a bit jealous of their locks. I wanted to focus on my sons to help them find their own sense of style. They express themselves through their clothing, so why not their hair?

The Cut

First thing is first. The haircut. We were on a hunt for a barber that can style their hair based on face shape to give them a look they will love. The same buzz cut was getting old and to be honest my sons were not too thrilled with their haircut style.

We found the perfect barber who knew exactly what she’s doing. That’s right I said ‘SHE’. A rarity, but #LadyBarbers are starting to break that mold and leave their imprint on the barber scene. Natasha new exactly how to cut and style a young mans hair exactly suited to their face shape, wants & needs. Her credentials are astonishing, so she is a must visit if you are ever in the Waterbury, CT area.

Check out the incredible Natasha the barberess and all her work on @natasharose_thebarberess

My sons came out of the Gents BarberShop looking so handsome. They both had a nice low fade and their hairlines were cleaned up (FINALLY!). A perfect hairstyle for the winter. The best part, their hair was manageable so they can style it on their own. We just needed to find the right products to match their needs.

The Hair Product Hunt

As a family, we have tried so many products. There was always some issue. Whether the hold wasn’t there, hair felt stiff or a white cast was left behind; my sons wanted nothing to do with these type of products. It was something that was always an ‘uncomfortable’ concept for them.

BluMaan full size 2.5 oz hair products available in 5 different formulas for $21.50 USD each

This is where BluMaan came into our lives. I was not sure what to think about the pomades, creams and oils, but I thought let’s give it a try. First, I introduced BluMaan Discovery Styling Kit to my sons. They were curious as to what each product did. The packaging really had them intrigued, as did the hair product themselves. It was something they had never seen or used in their hair before.

Blue Maan Discovery Kit
BluMaan Discovery Kit retails $21.50 USD
Each container has .5oz of product.

BluMaan had five different formulas that came in a palm sized tub. Each served a different purpose for different types of hair. This was perfect to test and try to see which ones would be a good fit. I already knew my sons wanted something with a lighter hold, and BluMaan had products just for those needs.

The Five BluMaan Basics

The Original

The Original Styling Meraki was really unique. It wasn’t exactly a right fit for my boys at this point, but this stuff was real cool. It is a heavy, thick, creamy wax, that has a very strong hold and is not too shiny. This is perfect for longer and/or thicker mens hair that requires a little blow drying to style. As soon as baseball season hits, my younger son wants a ‘faux hawk’. The Meraki would be perfect to achieve that look.

Clay

The Hybrid and the Cavalier are both clays. The Hybrid is a favorite that my sons found easy to use. It did not leave their hair stiff and it looked so natural and perfectly styled. They were able to run the product through their own hair without my help. There were no complaints about stiffness or crunchy bits, which is exactly what we were looking for.

The Cavalier was a bit heavier and harder for my sons to work with. I recommend using this one while your hair is damp, if it’s dry, it will definitely tug at it. It had a super strong hold, but still had a natural look to it. If you have thick and/or curly hair, this would be perfect for you.

Clays in general are great to give your hair a fuller look and maintains any frizz you may have.

Paste

The Monarch, which is a paste, was another favorite. This product was creamier and easier to handle. It had a perfect hold that is great for school picture day. The Monarch was also perfect for combing back the hair. It did not look stiff, and you were still able to run your fingers through it.

Pomade

The final one is the Fifth Sample, which is a pomade. This one did not make it into the everyday wear category, but we had a lot of fun with it. The Fifth Sample not only held your slick back or mohawk in place, it also had this great shine to it. An interesting ingredient that sets this pomade apart from others, is that it’s water based.

My husband has used oil-based pomades in the past and it was tough to wash out. The Fifth Sample peaked his interest because of how different the ingredients were. He loved that this was so much easier to wash out compared to oil-based. A huge and unexpected win for the husband.

Pump Up the Volume

BluMann Ascend Volume Cream retails $23.00 USD

We decided to have a little fun with BluMaan Ascend Volume Cream. It came in an easy to pump bottle and has a great creamy consistency. We used about a dime size on damp hair, massaged it down to the roots and blow dried.

It required a little more work, but this was by far my favorite to use on my boys. Their hair had this gorgeous volume to it and looked completely natural. Best part, you could run your fingers through it.

Hair Health

My sons found their personal style, and some great products from BluMaan to go along with it. The one little teeny thing that I am always concerned about is if they really wash their hair well. BluMaan created an amazing product called Cloud Control, a hair oil, which can be perfect for this concern that I had.

Hair oils have been around for centuries and have some great properties. There have been claims that they can really slow down hair loss and help promote hair growth. They have also been known to condition, soften, and strengthen your hair. Personally, I adore hair oils. I use them often and love the nourishing look and protection it provides.

BluMaan Cloud Control Hair Oil retails $24.50

Cloud Control was extremely easy to use, and more importantly my boys did not fuss that there was ‘an extra step’. As soon as they came out of the shower, I added 4 drops to their hair and rubbed it in. THAT’S IT! My son’s hair has never felt softer and looked healthier. Not to mention their hair smelled incredible!

Routine

We are happy to say, we found a routine that our sons could get on board with. My husband and I think our boys finally appreciate the hair they have. It was a bit of work, but was worth it. First, we helped them find their style with the right barber (Barberess for our sons, thank you Natasha!). Then moved onto to finding hair products that worked for their needs and comfort. (Thankfully BluMaan gave us so much to choose from) Finally, we introduced a little extra ‘hair care‘ in their hygiene regimen. With some time and effort, my sons are finally discovering their unique selves.

Looking for the perfect gift for that special man in your life? Or need a gift for an aspiring barber or barberess? BluMaan has something for all mens styling needs and is perfect to keep in your barber kit.

Easy Luxe Repair For Damaged Hair

Easy Luxe Repair For Damaged Hair - Ayur Luxe Hair Care
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Easy Luxe Repair For Damaged Hair Easy Luxe Repair For Damaged Hair

Winter is hard on hair. Mine gets dry and more susceptible to damage and flyaways. Hair care products that provide deep moisturization and damage repair help make my long, thick hair easier to live with.

Ayur Luxe is helping me keep my hair looking great as we head into winter with its deep moisturizing Ayurveda hair care line. It’s reducing the instances of frizz and flyaway so that dealing with my hair doesn’t make me crazy.

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Chemical Control: Looking Good Without The Effort

Let’s take a look at how looking good without the effort is worth the extra effort. Beauty is important in our society. How do you pamper yourself? What makes you feel confident and beautiful?

Chemical Control: Looking Good Without The Effort

Looking good without the effort

Looking good is a goal which a lot of people strive to achieve. Working hard each morning in the bathroom, going out and picking the right clothing, and spending hours with people working on your appearance all are big parts of this, though this sort of approach often doesn’t work with a busy modern lifestyle. Instead, you need to find ways to make your beauty easier to control. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the best ways to achieve this goal with chemicals, giving you the chance to feel confident, even when you don’t have the time to throw into your normal routine.

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Beauty Brite Holiday Gift Guide 2019

Are you ready for the holidays? We’re proud to share our Holiday Gift Guide 2019!

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Welcome to our Holiday Gift Guide 2019!

As a team, we worked hard to find the best gifts or gift ideas! We are very excited to share this year’s gift guide!  This post is a collaboration between a few of our writers! Looking back, I feel like the holidays are quickly approaching! I’ve been waiting to make a few big purchases for my new home and we are only weeks from the big shopping days!

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3 Steps To Healthier Hair {In One Use}

I moved into my home almost a year ago. Since then, I’ve had to update appliances and other things around my home. One of them is my water heater. I started to notice my showers wouldn’t stay hot for very long. Soon after, I also realized I had hard water that did major damage to my hair and left my skin feeling and looking so dry and cracked. Since then, my water heater was updated and I had a water filtration system installed. Still, my hair suffers a bit. I am so excited to share a product line I’ve been using for only a few days. There are 3 steps to healthier hair in as quickly as one use! 

3 Steps To Healthier Hair {In One Use}
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I’ve been a fan of argan oil for years. I’ve even tried argan oil shampoo and conditioner in the past and loved it. 

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4 Easy Ways To Brighten Your Look

I have my favorite brands and products. However, every few months (usually every season), I am reminded to go through my beauty products and switch them out. Whether I need to use a different type of product for changes in weather or I want to try something new! We found 4 easy ways to brighten your look! Take the time to go through your beauty stash and make the necessary changes!

4 Easy Ways To Brighten Your Look
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I love trying new makeup. I am always going through my makeup to make sure I am no longer holding on to products I no longer use. This also helps make room for new products! 

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Repair and Protect Hair and Skin from the Harsh Summer Weather

One of my lease favorite seasons is summer. I live in the South and it’s always 100+ degrees, even late into October. The heat damages my skin and leaves me a sweaty mess. This does not bode well for my naturally oily skin.

The application and re-application of sunscreen and make up leaves my skin clogged and looking rough. The scorching sun usually leaves me with redness and burns. Because of this, I am super careful with the products that I apply to my skin.

Detox and Correct Skin after Harmful UV Rays and Chemicals

good4u skincare

Clear Your Skin – Tox-Block & Cleanse Supplement detoxes the liver which, in turn, detoxes chemicals from the skin and blood stream. Supplements are easy to swallow and do not have a weird taste. When taken twice per day, skin improves by reducing redness and inflammation.

-Milk thistle – supports the liver in its hard work of processing chemicals and toxins
-Curcumin – a bioactive component of turmeric, with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to offset stress, soothe and calm
-N-Acetyl-Cysteine (NAC) – counters toxins and inflammation
-Alpha-Lipoic Acid – helps prevent cell damage and restore levels of vitamins E and C

Clear Your Skin – Decongest Fruit Enzyme Creme Mask After a long day of sweat and make-up running down my face, I like to give my pores a nice deep clean without striping my face and causing damages. The cream is nice and provides cooling relief in the dead of summer.

-Organic Aloe Leaf Juice – soothes irritation and inflammation, taking on the two main causes of skin redness
-Organic Pineapple Enzymes – gently sweep away dead skin cells to smooth texture, clear pores, and add glowOrganic
-Papaya Enzymes – reduce redness and spotchiness, exfoliate, tone, and help cool blemishes

Clear Your Skin – Resurfacing 1% Retinol Serum I use this at night to repair my cells after hours of sun exposure. It leaves no greasy feel and is perfect for recharging skin at the end of a long day.

-Retinol – supports skin elasticity and renewal, helps address the look of scars, fine lines and wrinkles
-Calendula – speed healing of minor blemishes, bring calm and balance bacteria
-Organic Aloe Leaf Juice – soothes irritation and inflammation, taking on the two main causes of skin redness

Keep the Little Ones Protected Too!

bye bye tangles

Bye Bye Tangles contains shampoo, conditioner, and a tangle free hair brush. My daughter has course, curly hair and it is a nightmare trying to brush out the knots. Little Green is safe and has pure ingredients that relive tangles with ease. The scent is lovely and my daughter loves that she has her own designated shampoo and conditioner.

kid safe sunscreen

Blue Lizard Sunscreen for babies and kids is REEF SAFE and contains no added chemicals making it safe for delicate skin AND our delicate planet! The sunscreen goes on smooth and absorbs into skin quickly without leaving a greasy residue. Easy to apply and features characters your children will love.

Find other great items to protect and repair your skin. We LOVE reef-safe sunscreens as well as options for sensitive skin!

Plant-Based Hair Care For All Hair Types

Are you looking to go natural with your hair products? We found a brand that offers plant-based hair care for all hair types. Their products are also made with essential oils! Who loves natural scents?

Go for natural hair care products as they are gentle on your scalp and hair. They are less harmful on the environment.

Plant-Based Hair Care For All Hair Types
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Pura D’or provides plant-based products for hair. They are best known for their products that reduce thinning but they offer products for people of all hair types.

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Roll Away Stress and Worry and Uncover Sun-Kissed Glow

We discovered a natural way to roll away stress and worry with one simple product! The jade roller helps relax and acts as a natural facial massage for your skin too! Ready for more? We’ve got you covered!

Metamorphic Jade Roller and Heliophilia Glow and Fix Serum
Metamorphic Jade Roller and Heliophilia Glow and Fix Serum
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We Switched To Natural Hair And Beauty Essentials

I like to switch up my haircare products between natural and the name or store brands you may find at any retailer.  I recently switched my son over to a natural deodorant and he’s already using a natural shampoo bar and body bar. It was only fitting to switch to a natural shampoo bar for myself. We switched to natural hair and beauty essentials and we’re excited to share what we found!

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I am always looking to simplify my life whether by organic clothing, food/cooking, beauty, fitness, health, and wellness. When I use natural shampoo and conditioner, I always like to keep a brand name to use at least once a week. Natural hair care tends to leave my hair feeling heavy and look greasy!

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