COVID-19: HOW TO FIGHT THE CORONAVIRUS



With a wide spread and growing concerns about COVID-19, Coronavirus is on everybody's minds at the moment. Here, in a special article, we look at some products on the market that can help you either fight off or minimise the effects of the COVID-19.


1. Vitamin C

COVID-19 can be harmful if the contractor has a poor immune system. That's why Vitamin C, a great immune system booster, is a great vitamin to take.

Using vitamin C to treat the common cold was an idea popularised by double Nobel Prize-winning chemist, Linus Pauling, and further promoted by the dietary supplements industry. The immune system depends to a significant extent on the intake of nutrients. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps prevent and treat the common cold. Many infections lead to the activation of phagocytes, which in turn release oxidizing agents, also known as active forms of oxygen.

2. Vitamin D


Vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. These nutrients are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities such as rickets in children, and bone pain caused by a condition called osteomalacia in adults.

Vitamin D won't cure COVID-19, but you should definitely take it daily, for overall health. The healthier you are, the less chance you will suffer from the dreaded virus.

3. Folic Acid


Folic acid helps your body produce and maintain new cells, and also helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer. As a medication, folic acid is used to treat folic acid deficiency and certain types of anemia (lack of red blood cells) caused by folic acid deficiency.

Again, if you're looking for an overall health booster, then folic acid is definitely something to consider taking.  

4. Home-made De-sanitising Remedy 


With hand-wipes and many other anti-bacterial cleaning products hard to find, there's always the option of creating your own remedy. Get a jug/container, and add one cup of water, one cup of vinegar, 12 drops of lavender oil, five drops of essential oil, two teaspoons of detergent, mix in well, and you're ready to go. 

Be sure to wash your hands regularly, and have hot showers. Heat kills the virus, so the hotter the better. Just try not to burn yourself.

YOUR COMPLETE HAIR CARE GUIDE FOR SPRING SEASON







As men, our hair is most commonly our biggest asset. In fact, hair is the largest sector of the men's grooming industry. We spend more on our hair than on any other part of our body. 

The thing is, as seasons change, so too does our hair. The way our hair grows depends on the season. We tend to experience different growth patterns at different times of the year.  The texture of the hair varies, and you also have to take into account other key factors, such as seasonal shedding.

So, to get the very best out of your hair during spring season, here's our complete guide. Follow these steps for bigger, stronger, and healthier hair...

Dont' wash your hair every day

Too many of us wash our hair far too often. There's simply no need for it. Spring tends to be a season where we typically shed more hair than normal, and so over-washing your hair can do more damage than good. Limit washing to twice orIf you have quite naturally thin hair, then avoid conditioners.

Dry your hair gently

Wet hair tends to be weaker and vulnerable to damage, so, avoid rubbing your hair after washing, as it will lead to excessive breakage, which you don't really want. Instead pat dry it to avoid stress on scalp, and avoid heavy rubbing and patting.

Keep thinning hair short

If you have thin hair, or are thinning, then be sure to keep your hair cropped in a tidy style. Growing your hair will only accentuate the problem. Short and tidy does the trick. Spring season is the perfect time to get a nice short cut look.

Use an egg based conditioner 

Egg is loaded with proteins and essential minerals like sulphur and choline that your hair secretly craves for. Harness the goodness of egg by conditioning your hair regularly with egg yolk. Let the egg yolk penetrate deep into your scalp so as to strengthen your follicles from within. Protein is a vital attribute for strong hair growth, so your strands will appreciate the extra dosage during the season when we tend to lose the most hair.

Less is more

Using too much of hair gel, hair wax, hair spray or any other hair product can make your hair look unnatural and heavy. Use minimalistic amount of these products when it comes to styling your hair the right way. Your hair will benefit for less product, and be sure to go for naturally formulated styling products.

Use a stimulating shampoo

Hair thickening shampoos are becoming increasingly popular with men in their 30s and 40s. There are many to choose from, including caffeine base shampoos too. Some of the best ones include Head & Shoulders Endurance, Alpecin C1, and OGX Biotin & Collagen.

Wash, don’t repeat

An article on men’s hair care would not complete without clearing the myth about using a shampoo twice. Basically don’t get fooled by the television ads that tell wash, rinse and repeat. Washing your hair once is enough. But make sure you use right shampoo and conditioner (see previous tip).

Avoid heat styling products

Heat can be hugely damaging to your locks. Avoid using hair dryers for drying your hair. Let them dry naturally. Also, try and avoid hair straightens, as they can be massively damaging to your strands.
Trim it

Take cool showers 

Avoid cold and hot showers. Cold showers actually blocks the blood capillaries in the scalp. These blood capillaries carry essential nutrients and need to be active for optimum effect. But this doesn’t mean you shower your hair under piping hot water. It will completely mess up your hair by pulling out all the natural oils from scalp. Ideally try and wash your hair with lukewarm water. That is the healthiest option, especially during the spring hair shedding season.

Be healthy 

Your hair health is a reflection of your lifestyle. Hair care for men means you need to eat well, get plenty of exercise, drink water, get enough sleep and try to stay positive. It's no secret - the better you live and eat, the better chance you'll have of having great hair.

Take vitamins

Multi-vitamin hair supplements like Viviscal and HR23+ can help prevent hair shedding, as well as support healthy hair growth. These types of supplements contain all the vital nutrients and minerals your hair needs to thrive. They are also safe, risk-free, and a great alternative to chemically based drugs.

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TRX2® MOLECULAR HAIR SUPPLEMENT REVIEW



By Cedrick Mitchell

I started experiencing hair loss at around the age of 25. I am now 32. It wasn't a severe case of thinning, but it was noticeable enough for me to be worried.

I started finding hairs on my pillow every morning, and more in the bath plughole after having a bath or a shower. This was not something I had experience before, and I suspected this could well be the early stages of male pattern baldness.

I quickly looked for solutions, and how I could best treat the issue and make it go away. Unfortunately, there still isn't a cure for baldness, which I find absolutely incredible, especially when you consider the fact we can stick a man on the moon!

Medically Approved Hair Loss Treatments

Having checked out some treatments online, I came across two treatment options that looked interesting.  The first one I considered was Finasteride (Propecia), which is a medically approved prescription pill for treating male baldness. However, after looking into Finasteride in greater detail, I noticed that it can come with some pretty horrific side-effects, which include low libido, skin rash, erectile dysfunction, and mental health problems. This was not a risk I wanted to take. 

So, I decided to try Minoxidil, which is another medically approved hair loss treatment, but this time a topical solution. However, I wasn't all that happy about using it, simply because of the negative side-effects that come associated with it. I have used Minoxidil on and off for the best part of a decade, experiencing only minor side-effects, such as headaches and dizziness, which were undesired, but certainly not to the scale of Finasteride's potential side-effects.

Despite using Minoxidil, my main aim was to find a treatment that was safe to use, and didn't have any negative side-effects associated with it. That's when I stumbled across TRX2. Its 'science' looked interesting, and the early reviews looked promising, so, I ordered three bottles with much anticipation.

What is TRX2®?

Developed in Oxford, and manufactured in Germany, the company Oxford Biolabs introduced the hair supplement, TRX2, which contained Potassium chloride, Carnipure, Niacin, and Biotin. It claimed its naturally-based ingredients could benefit the hair and scalp by stimulating potassium channels and improving blood circulation, and that those experiencing hair loss and thinning could expect to see results within just six months.


Does TRX2® Work?

It was around my late twenties when I started using TRX2, and although I tried to remain as realistic as possible, I'd be lying if I said a big part of me wasn't excited about what this supplement could do for my hair. I was at the early stages of hair loss, and so I think I had a fair basis to be optimistic.

I started with the three bottles, but I wanted to give the supplement a fair trial period of at least six months. The thing is, I'm not a wealthy man, and at over £50 per bottle (one bottle gives you one month supply), TRX2 wasn't really something I could afford. I was desperate though, so I decided to go for it anyway.  As far as I was concerned - my hair was my happiness, and if there was a fighting chance of keeping it, I was always going to take it.

In short, I experienced very little to zero improvements in my hair during a one year period of taking TRX2 continuously.  I was tempted to stop taking TRX2, after seeing no visible improvements in my hair after six months, but, I clung onto the hope that it still might work, and gave it another six months. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement.  I think I'd actually given up mentally by the six month mark, and all hope quickly drained away from there on in.

What To Expect From TRX2®

Oxford Biolabs may have told us to expect one thing, but I can assure you none of that happened with me. My hair continued to thin at the same rate as it was before I started using TRX2®. I saw zero change in my hair, and I would certainly not be able to call this supplement a treatment for baldness - not in a million years.

I think, what disappoints me most, is the claims Oxford Biolabs makes with regards to the performance of TRX2. I have since been through hundreds of reviews by men and women who have used TRX2, and like me, have been left hugely disappointed with it.  You'd think, with the price of such a supplement that, at the very least, I'd notice some slowing down of the thinning, or maybe some thicker texture to the strands, but no, nothing.

With all that said, it does say that results will vary from person to person, so, who knows, maybe TRX2® has a better chance of working on someone else than it did for me. I guess that's completely irrelevant to me, because it didn't work for my hair, and it left me over £50 per month down, financially.


What Are The Better Alternatives to TRX2®?

After my disappointment with TRX2, I decided to try more fact based supplements. So, rather than trust in flaky 'potassium theories', I went for multi-vitamin supplements that contained a broad range of proven hair beneficiary ingredients. I tried Viviscal Hair Growth Support Supplement, which helped prevent thinning to some extent. I also tried various others, but I found HR23+ Hair Restoration Supplement to be the most effective.

I have been using HR23+ for just over one year, and I have noticed visible improvement in my hair. I don't lose anywhere near as much hair as I used to, and it has also added strength and texture to my strands. I can say, from my personal experience, that HR23+ is far superior to TRX2. 

If you're looking for a treatment for hair loss, then I would strongly recommend researching the market before deciding on a treatment.  There are many treatments out there, but in reality, most of them don't work. And although hair loss can't be cured, your realistic aim should be to treat it, and minimise it as soon as possible.  
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HAIR THICKENING PRODUCTS TO COMBAT BALDNESS & SUPPORT HAIR GROWTH



Baldness is the biggest issue for men. Well over half of us will suffer from thinning hair by the age of 40, and without a cure, baldness can be a very tricky problem to tackle, head on.

In this article, we'll be going through some of the very best hair loss treatments for men (and women), to help give you a fighting chance of beating hair loss, or to minimise the problem, at the very least.

So, here are the best products on the market for minimising hair loss...



A - Derma Roller
The derma roller can be an effective way to promote hair growth, and with its success rate, it is easy to see why so many hair loss sufferers are now using about this device. The derma roller is commonly used for anti-ageing on the facial skin, but users have discovered it can also work to combat hair loss. This device is particularly good for treating the crown area, as well as the receding temples. Just roll the pins along the desired area of your scalp once or twice a week for about 1-2 minutes.

B - Fagron Neogen NeoWash
This potent shampoo contains rosemary essential oil which strengthens the hair, limits the fall and paves the way for healthier, shinier growth. The addition of juniper essential oil provides a tonic that activates the shoot, thus leading to healthier strands. Tea tree essential oil helps revitalise and strengthen the hair strands, and lavender essential oil works hard to slow down excess shedding. It is regarded as one of the best anti-shedding shampoos on the market.

C - Collagenius Hair Growth 180 Laser Helmet
The Collagenius Hair Growth 180 Laser Helmet is a clinically proven laser technology to treat hair loss and thinning. 180 lasers diodes - more than twice the nearest competitor to provide the best results. This device penetrates deep into the scalp to stimulate hair growth at the root of your follicles, providing you with a natural and safe solution with zero side effects

D - Supplement - HR23+
There are many multi-vitamin supplements on the market, but none are as good as HR23+. This potent, yet safe, formula is made from 23 key ingredients that combine together to work at the root of the cause. Expect to see less hair fall, and added thickness and texture to the hair from using HR23+. This supplement is rated as the best of its kind on the market, with an 88% male user satisfaction rating, and a 91% female user satisfaction rating, respectively.

E - Biolopic Regrowth Serum
Combat receding hairline, widows peak and bald spots with our acclaimed regrowth serum for men. This serum is formulated to help tackle more difficult areas of hair loss and is an excellent compliment to our Follicle Plus 27™ spray formula. Hair regrowth nutrients including: caffeine, anagain, liposomes, anti-DHT and hair vitamins. Use the precise pump applicator to directly apply serum onto fingers and apply to problematic areas on along hairline and/or scalp.

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NO MIX, NO MESS HAIR & BEARD COLOUR



Introducing No Mix, No Mess Hair & Beard Colour.

You may have heard that hair color is messy. Or that it’s complicated. Not anymore.
Cremo’s ready-to-use design makes coloring your hair and beard easy. You just press the button and comb in the foam. No mixing. No gloves. No mess. It's one simple solution that colors your hair and beard evenly in about five minutes.


CLICK. SHAKE. FOAM. COMB.
Unlike many hair colour systems, Cremo 2-in-1 Hair and Beard Colour requires no messy mixing. You just click it together, shake it up, push a button to dispense the foam, and comb it directly into your hair. No messing around.



Match your hair and beard colour
Cremo's colour foam is designed for both your hair and beard so every strand stays the same tone. Plus, the kit comes with a handy detailing tool for small areas like the moustache, beard, or sideburns.



What's your shade?
Pick the one that's closest to your natural colour. When in doubt, go lighter.








USE YOUR HEAD: UPGRADE TO BARBER GRADE HAIR STYLING PRODUCTS






Straightforward labels, premium ingredients, astonishing results. With Cremo Barber Grade Hair Styling Products, it's easy to find the cream, paste or pomade that gives you the look you want, when you want.

 
Whether you want a lot of hold and shine, a little hold with almost no shine or something in between, the styling possibilities are endless with Cremo Barber Grade Styling Products.

MEN'S GROOMING PRODUCTS TO TRY IN 2020




1. Beard - Redken Brews Men's Beard Oil
Treat your facial fuzz to Redken Brews Men's Beard Oil; a quick-absorbing, non-greasy formula to condition, soothe and soften the beard and skin beneath.

Infused with a nourishing blend of Avocado, Apricot Kernel and Olive Fruit Oils, the ultra-moisturising blend hydrates and strengthens skin, whilst enhancing shine and taming unruly facial hair. Perfect for the well-groomed male.

2. Skin - L’Occitane ‘Cade’ Face Moisturizer
While a little on the pricer side, we loved how little was actually need to stay (or get) fully moisturised. It contains both cade essential and grape seed oil, which helps to completely hydrate skin especially when the weather is totally drying out your skin.

You can use it once or twice per day. Rub a small amount in after you shave or shower in the morning and then again before you head to bed for the night. We even thought our face felt a little firmer too which, to be honest, was just an added bonus. Currently this particular face moisturiser in one of the top selling men’s moisturisers on Amazon and has 4.5 out of 5 customer review star ratings.


3. Hair - HR23+ Hair Restoration Supplement
Hair loss affects over 60% of men by the age of 40, and it's a problem that isn't about to go away. If you suffer from thinning hair, or if you're simply looking to give your hair all the healthy nutrietns it needs to grow bigger and better, then give HR23+ a try.

This powerful, yet safe, formula is designed to help prevent the lasting effects of baldness by preventing excess shedding, and supporting the healthy function of hair growth. Worry less about hair loss with HR23+, currently ranked Europe's best hair health supplement.


4. Body - TOM FORD Oud Wood Body Moisturiser
Rare. Exotic. Distinctive. One of the most rare, precious, and expensive ingredients in a perfumer's arsenal, out wood is often burned in the incense filled temples of bhutan. Exotic rose wood and cardamom give way to a smoky blend of rare oud wood, sandalwood and vetiver. Tonka bean and amber add warmth and sensuality.

5. Fragrance - Giorgio Armani Eua de Cedre Pour Homme 
The Armani brand at Fragrance Direct welcomes the new edition of Armani Eau de Cedré. Originally launched in 1984 this classic scent has been rejuvenated to launch again in 2015.

This new mens fragrance is an aromatic blend of sage, cardamom and cedar wood. Armani Eau de Cedré opens with top notes of bergamot, lemon and sage. The perfume then blends into a spiced heart of cumin, cardamom and violet leaf. Finally the scent comes to a close with a masculine blend of suede, cedar wood and black tea. It is an elegant and charismatic scent perfect for a classic gentleman.