• I'll be getting a tattoo soon and I'm not sure how I should care for it afterwards. Any advice?

    - Lucas

  • You can go with a dedicated product like Brooklyn Grooming's popular tattoo balm, that contains nourishing oils and butters, which according to the brand, "are known to help ease swelling, calm irritation and in turn aid in the healing process." But tattoo aficionado and author of "Forever: The New Tattoo," Nick Schonberger, simply uses his everyday body moisturizer for the first few days. "A lot of people recommend Aquaphor as well, which is a really great healing ointment and minimizes itching associated with dryness. I regularly keep tattoos wrapped for the first night," he says. "No rhyme or reason, but it makes the long-term process more palatable."



  • I've been looking to purchase a pair of raw indigo selvage jeans and can't find a quality pair that satisfies all my qualifications for less than $285. Do you have any recommendations?

    - Ryan

  • It can be tricky to find a pair of well-built raw selvedge jeans for less than $200. But here are a few of our favorite affordable options that we think you'll dig. They're all cut with a slim-straight fit from quality, sturdy cotton denim and finished with minimal branding and embellishments.

  • I have a dry and itchy scalp. My girlfriend says I shampoo too much (twice a day). I use dandruff shampoo and might be overdoing it with double showers, but If I skip shampooing, my hair gets really greasy.

    - Joe

  • Well, we hate to say it, but your girlfriend makes a valid point. The more you shampoo, the more you strip your hair and scalp of the oils needed to keep them from drying out. But if you can't go without shampooing, a few things to try: Go for a high-quality shampoo like DS Laboratories Dandrene that will help maintain the health of your hair without drying it out too much. Or if you go without washing your hair, you can use a dry shampoo to absorb any excess oil. Also, a hairstylist once told us about the wonders of Bragg's organic apple cider vinegar. Make a 50/50 water/vinegar mixture and rinse your head with it after shampooing. The enzymes treat the bacteria/fungus that can cause the flaky scalp and give your hair a nice sheen and texture.





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