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Keep it clean with the Whisker Dam

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The Whisker Dam is the perfect blend of form and function, keeping your hirsute upper lip clean without strapping anything metal over your chops.

Grooming

Keep Your Scalp Healthy

We speak to Clear hair care dermatologist Francesca Fusco to get to the root of your scalp issues.

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Grooming

How to Shave With a Straight Razor

Of all the shaving implements ever used, none were as finely crafted as the straight razor. Around the turn of the century, when life started moving more quickly, men devised faster ways to shave. Though...
new shaving implements saved time, something was lost–particularly the oddly serene morning ritual of balancing life and death on the edge of a razor blade. If you’re looking to embrace a...
meditative practice that provides a superior shave, consider learning how to shave with a straight razor. We’ve put together this helpful guide and enlisted the help of Calen Koenig, a gentleman barber...
at The...

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Grooming, Uncategorized

Pack the Perfect Holiday Dopp Kit

The holidays are notoriously stressful. All that quality family time, inevitable last minute gift buying, being in the airport or on the road for the busiest travel days…packing for winter break...
shouldn’t be on your list of concerns. We’re helping ease that a tiny bit by putting together the ideal grooming essentials whether you’re jetting off to the mountains, beach or city for the most...
wonderful time of the year so there’s one less thing to worry about. Hitting the Slopes Planning on heading for the hills this season? Your list includes healing salve, sore muscle relief, and woodsy...
solid...

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Grooming

Get a Clean Shave With a Safety Razor

Unlike the safety scissors of your childhood (you know, the ones barely capable of cutting construction paper), safety razors are hardly kid’s play. They are the closest option for replicating the close...
shave of a straight razor without the real chance you’ll slice your own throat. Compared to the four blade offerings this no-frills option (basically just a handle and double edge razor) is practically...
old-timey, but it’s being heralded as the best way to reduce irritation and ingrown hairs by newbie brands Rockwell and Bevel. “There are more benefits than downsides to using a safety razor,” says...
master barber...

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Grooming

How to Grow and Groom a Formidable Winter Beard

Dipping temperatures and whipping winds can take their toll on bare faces. Instead of enduring winter’s sting, you might use the cold weather as an excuse to grow a beard. Lots of mammals grow additional...
hair in the winter, so why not men? Why deny the hairy beast inside you? If you’re not sure how to grow a beard, well, casting your razor into the sea is a good place to start. From there, let this...
humble guide be your . . . guide. Preparing Brace for Snarky Comments For some men, the greatest impediment to beard-growing is the anticipation...

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Grooming

The Manual’s Top Ten Best Beard Oils

Technically, growing a beard requires nothing more than a face, swarthy genes, and time. However, there are a few additional items you’ll need to maximize your beard’s potential. Beard oil, for...
example, can keep your mane soft and help stave off unwelcome itchiness. A good beard oil is especially important during the winter months, when cold winds can make your beard brittle and your skin dry....
You don’t want just any product, however; you want the best beard oil there is. That’s where this list comes in. 1. Burroughs Beard Oil Prospector Co Named after the famed naturalist John Burroughs,...

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Grooming

Magnificent Mustaches of Past and Present

Mustaches have been worn by villains, sex icons, presidents, badasses, and everyone in between. Indeed, this prominent facial hair feature has seen many ups and downs over the years—a “mustache...
ride,” if you will. Most men can grow a mustache, but it’s what a man does with his mustache that defines him. In honor of Movember, we’ve compiled this list of the best mustaches of all time....
Warning: these mustaches are unironic, unapologetic, and undeniably cool. Great Men with Great Mustaches “Some are born with mustaches, some achieve great mustaches, and some have great mustaches thrust...
upon them.” This slightly...

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Grooming

The Grooming Gift Guide

These ten grooming gifts will make you look good. And you deserve it.

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Grooming

Movember Shopping Discount with O&N Collective

O&N is offering The Manual community 15% off their order of Organic Male and Greenbody Deodorant products

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Grooming

The Right Scruff: Birchbox Celebrates Movember

Now that it is officially Movember we can talk about shaving and grooming all day, everyday. Birchbox is about to take your shave-game to the next level. “Birchbox” is a name you may have heard...
your girlfriend speak of – but they’ve opened their brand up to men’s grooming and the month of November is the perfect time to become acquainted with this company. The company launched in...
2010 and redefines the retail process by offering consumers a personalized way to discover and purchase the best lifestyle and grooming products out there. Birchbox has over 800,000 members who enjoy...
new...

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Grooming

5 Rules to be Your Best Bearded Self For No-Shave November

We have spoken to the founder of Beardbrand Eric Bandholz who offers his guide for maintaining your face sweater this month.

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Grooming

Shortcut: The App That Brings the Barber to You

Get a haircut wherever and whenever you want with a new app called Shortcut.

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