For quite sometime, early in my beard growth journey, I didn’t do much for the health of my beard. I guess because it really just grew out of nowhere. I hadn’t budgeted or even thought about what it would need. This was different in the case of my hair. My mom has pretty great hair and always put noticeable effort in maintaining and styling it. So I did the same, to some extent.
There’s no doubt that the lockdown has left us with very few grooming options. With barbers closed, many of us have resorted to taking things into our own hands; some with more luck than others :’)
I for one found myself treading the thin line between “arg, I just need a cut”, and doubting my true sax.
If you have been reading my blog or following me on the the ‘gram, you’ll know I’m big on wine. I have, however, encountered two issues: one is that wine can be a bit intimidating at times, so you end up settling for your regular choice; two is that I’d always run out of wine because I buy one or two bottles at a time. So what’s the solution?
There’s no doubt that there are a number of creams and lotions on the market, all formulated to treat the effects of dry skin, but why then is dry skin still the biggest skin concern on the planet?
The truth is simple. No brand has quite understood the needs of dry skin, until now.
Why wear a watch anymore? I mean you can check the time in your phone, right? No, not quite right.
So when I was about 10, my mom got me a Swatch watch. I remember it quite vividly: it came in a purple capsule-like container and was quite hard to open for me. It had a rubber strap that didn’t quite fit me, so we had to go get a new strap. I decided on an adjustable velcro strap that was embroiled with blue and gold detailing. I was 10 so needless to say I lost it a few months later and I just used my phone to check the time.
A few gents and I were recently invited to have an overnight staycation at Melrose Arch Hotel, which is part of the African Pride, Autograph Collection (of) Hotels.
It’s actually a strangely enjoyable thing to stay in a hotel in your own city; I mean home is right here. It felt even stranger because I stay just 10 minutes away from the hotel.
Not to be judgemental or anything, and yes, I was once there, but as fellas we need to quit using a boar of soap (in some refined cases, shower gel) from head to toe. Your hair, face, and body have different rules when it comes to routine cleansing.
Today we focus on your hair.
One of my favourite things to do in my downtime is to cook a good meal, have a drink, and smoke a cigar. I play my “township” jazz or apple chill mix playlist in the background and just kick it. I don’t get the opportunity to do so very often but when I do, I make sure its worth it.
I am no guru or cigar connoisseur but I’ve smoked a number of cigars and I have a few favourites that I’d recommend so far:
Usually around this time of the year we are scrambling to find gifts for our loved ones. This is mainly because we don’t plan properly, but it’s also because half the time we’re not quite sure what will scream “You’re Appreciated!”
So the other day a mate gives me a call and asks me to go to an audition with her. We’re both hungover from our individuals shenanigans from the previous night; I obviously grab my zazz (sunglasses) so I can hide my sins from last night. One of the crucial roles that zazz plays in my life.