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How To Take Care Of Your Beard In The Winter

first_img How Fast Does Facial Hair Grow? Tips for Growing a Beard Faster How to Shave With a Straight Razor Mi-Me’s Ultimo Beard OilThis beard oil by up-and-comer Mi-Me is made from a combination of gentle but potent oils that will help prevent flaking and coarseness without breaking the budget. Made from all-natural ingredients like argan oil and grapeseed oil, you’ll get an insanely soft, well-hydrated beard. You know: the kind that you can’t help but run your hands through. All of Mi-Me’s products are handmade and tested by the co-founders, Gil and Liz. While their scalp and hair oils are great too, the Ultimo beard oil formula is specifically made for wiry beard hair and dry skin. It also prevents dandruff. After all, you want snowflakes on the ground, not on your face.$25 for 10 oz.Beardbrand Beard Wash & SoftenerThis duo wash and softener was formulated specifically for beards. It’s like shampoo and conditioner for your face. Both the wash and the softener are silicone-free and incredibly gentle so as to prevent itchiness that would crop up if you used regular shampoo. The softener is creamy and makes even the most wiry beards manageable. Beardbrand recommends using it twice a week—though if you get particularly dirty,  it’s gentle enough to use daily. Hey, no judgment here. It’s strong enough to work on extra-coarse beards, and all three scents are amazing. At turns woodsy, spicy, or minty, you’ll look forward to washing your beard for once.$49.99 for 8.45 fl. oz. eachMayron’s Goods Man OilThis roll-on beard oil soothes irritation that comes from a long day of being out in the cold. You can use it as a pre-shave oil or, you know, just because you feel like massaging your face. It hydrates without leaving a greasy film. If you decide to apply it before work, you won’t walk into work looking like the office greaseball. This one is pricier, but a little goes a very long way. Bonus? It smells like black pepper and vanilla. You’ll have a hard time not sniffing your beard all day.$55 for 1.6 oz. How to Grow a Beard: It’s Not Just a Look, It’s a Philosophy Regardless of which products you choose to apply to your face, don’t forget to comb your beard to avoid mats, and trim that puppy every once in a while. In no time flat, your beard will be lovely and your skin well-moisturized. Take that, winter! 10 Best Beard Balms: The Secret to a Tamed and Tangle-Free Beard Editors’ Recommendations As we have mentioned previously, we are big fans of beards at The Manual. We have advised you in the past on how to properly shape your beard, which beard oils to apply in order to tame the beast, and the best trimmers on the market to help you keep things tight. You’re a beard pro by now. But wintertime adds a whole new challenge to keeping your facial hair in check. Winter beard is real, and nobody wants that. Biting cold, fierce wind, and a dip in humidity are not your beard’s friend. Your whiskers can become unwieldy, itchy, dull and flaky. While you can get away with applying beard oil every once in a while in weather where your skin doesn’t dry out like a corn husk, winter calls for daily attention and products that are a little more heavy-duty. A season-specific regimen is crucial if you want to avoid looking like Hagrid from Harry Potter. The Manual suggests upping your game: wash your beard no more than twice a week, paying careful attention to how dry your skin is. You want to continue washing it like you do in the summertime, but without drying it out, which will lead to flaking and itchiness. Avoid shampoos with sodium lauryl sulfate. It’s a very commonly used foaming agent, and it irritates sensitive skin. After washing, apply a conditioner or softener for a few minutes, and then rinse. (It’s kind of like deep conditioning for your beard.) Apply beard oil at least once a day. For lighter formulas, you can apply in the morning and at night.  And never fear if you don’t know where to start when it comes to what you should be applying to your face. We’ve gathered a list of some extra-hydrating beard products that will help you keep your beard touchably soft through the dark days of winter. Is Calisthenics Right For You? A Guide to Bodyweight Workoutslast_img read more

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Violinist United wouldnt let her board with instrument

by Jim Suhr, The Associated Press Posted Jun 6, 2017 1:03 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 6, 2017 at 1:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Violinist: United wouldn’t let her board with instrument This undated publicity photo provided by her attorney, Philip A. MacNaughton, shows professional violinist Yennifer Correia in Venezuela. United Airlines says it wants to contact Correia, who says she was barred by a United supervisor from boarding a plane with her violin on Sunday, June 4, 2017, in Houston, leading to a scuffle that caused her to miss her flight and she thinks may have injured her hand. Correia and her attorney say the scuffle happened as the Memphis musician was preparing to fly to Missouri for a symphony rehearsal. (Yennifer Correia/Philip A. MacNaughton via AP) KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A classical musician has accused a United Airlines supervisor of barring her from boarding a plane with her centuries-old violin, sparking a scuffle that caused her to miss her flight and left her worried her hands — and by extension, her livelihood — may have been harmed.Yennifer Correia’s attorney said Tuesday a lawsuit against United is likely on the 33-year-old Memphis woman’s behalf after the Sunday confrontation in Houston as she was preparing to fly to Missouri for a symphony rehearsal.Correia had a discount fare that, according to rules posted on United’s website, doesn’t let passengers stow luggage in the overhead bin, although an exception is allowed for “small” musical instruments. It was not clear Tuesday why Correia was told to check the violin — made in Italy and believed to date to the late 1700s, her attorney said — instead of being allowed to carry it on board.Chicago-based United has refunded Correia’s airfare, discussed the matter with its Houston employees and has “reached out to Ms. Correia to gain a better understanding of what occurred and to offer assistance,” spokesman Charles Hobart said.“We’re disappointed anytime a customer has an experience that does not live up to his or her expectation,” he said.Correia, who was making the trek Tuesday to Missouri on another airline, will have her hands examined next week by a Houston surgeon, attorney Philip MacNaughton told The Associated Press.While the Venezuelan-born Correia’s hands show no immediate bruising or redness, “we’re all holding our breath,” MacNaughton said. “We think the odds of injury are low, but the stakes are career-killing.”“You don’t grab a surgeon’s hands, a pitcher’s hands or a professional violinist’s hands,” he added, calling Sunday’s dispute “a physical attack” on Correia. “She knows she has to stand up to United and say you can’t treat professional musicians this way. I don’t understand why airlines, especially United, can’t simply deal with an issue and not turn it into a confrontation.”Musicians long have complained that airlines frequently require that instruments they rely on for their livelihoods be checked and be entrusted to baggage handlers, with the result that they often are damaged or lost.“These instruments cost, at her level, tens of thousands of dollars,” MacNaughton said. “You’re making a living with an instrument that costs twice as much as your car — probably the most expensive thing you own. Airlines can’t safely transport it.”United’s grappling with the issue even went lyrical. After Canadian musician Dave Carroll had a guitar smashed during a flight in 2009, he wrote a song and book about it, calling both “United Breaks Guitars.” Carroll’s online video of his song was so popular — and so damaging to United — that it has become a business case study of how social media can harm a company’s image.More recently, Florida State University graduate student asked for public help in January in replacing a cello she claimed was smashed on a United flight. In June of last year, violinist Yura Lee reported being kicked off a United flight for attempting to stow her instrument below seats.United’s customer service took another hit in April, when 69-year-old David Dao was injured by Chicago airport security officers who were called to remove him from an overbooked United Express plane — a confrontation captured on cellphone video that went viral. United later apologized and reached an undisclosed settlement with him.___Associated Press writer David Koenig contributed to this report from Dallas. read more

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