Is It worth Using an Aftershave for Bald Heads?

Going bald takes a lot of guts, but it also comes with a lot of benefits as well. For one, you won’t have to worry about how you will style your hair since you won’t have any, to begin with. That means no more bad hair days for you. Even then, you will still be considered more attractive, a lot more agreeable and also more dominant than your cleanly shaven peers. This will boost your confidence even more. It does take some work to keep that look, though. And one of the things that you should not miss is applying an aftershave for bald head. But is it really worth it? Read on to know more.

Aftershave for Bald Head

Why Should You Use an Aftershave?

An after-shave is formulated to be in a liquid, lotion, or gel form and is applied after shaving to accomplish the following functions: disinfect, lock in moisture, tighten pores, and reduce possible razor trauma.

Applying an aftershave can help clean and moisturizer for bald head. It gently removes flakes from your skin and leaves it looking and feeling smooth, radiant, and evenly toned.

An application of a high-quality natural aftershave will also add a layer of protection and keeps your skin from infection and irritation.

Aftershaves were originally introduced in powder form and later were made available as a liquid, lotion, gel, and even a balm. Today, an aftershave is not only used for the purposes already mentioned but also for leaving a fragrant smell on the area where it was applied.

Not all aftershaves contain the same ingredient. Some may leave a stinging sensation on the skin as they may contain alcohol. There are those that contain natural ingredients, such as aloe vera, witch hazel, botanical derivatives, as well as other natural moisturizers. (more…)

Weekend Escapes – Is Hamburg the New Berlin?

Our amazing intern Jenni recently had a well deserved weekend away in Hamburg. While she was there we asked her to take a few snaps of her adventures and give us a full report back on this amazing city so we can start planning our own trip there! From the vintage shopping in Sternshanze to drinking gluhwein and wandering around the port I can’t wait to visit and see these places for myself

The city of Hamburg is many things. Beautiful, vibrant, exciting and inspiring are just a few things that spring to mind. For all of you who are looking for a fun get away, skip Berlin and head to Hamburg instead! Here are some of the many things you can get up to on a long weekend break.

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SHOPPING

Head to the Sternshanze, the more bohemian side to Hamburg (kind of like a mini Berlin) for an afternoon of shopping in some of the quirky independent and vintage shops. Hamburg’s Pick n Weight shop is full of fantastic vintage bargains from levis jeans to dresses from the 50’s – 90’s. Keeping in the retro style, you can pick up a selection of great old records in Championship Records before heading to Zoe 2 Sofabar for a well-deserved coffee (or cocktail!) and a chill. Once you’ve got your energy back, take a walk around the Schanze and take in all the amazing street art and graffiti.

PARTY

There’s no doubt about it, the Germans love a good party and Hamburg is renowned for its party loving strip, the Reeperbahn. Start in St Pauli at Christians bar which is a famous place where play boy bunnies used to hang out! You can always catch up on a spot of reading…old school play boy magazines of course! If cocktails are your thing, definitely head to Mowe (translates to seagull) for some more yummy cocktails and a great atmosphere! If you do anything whilst in Hamburg, head to the Reeperbahn for an all night party before heading to Fischmarkt at 6am for a beer, pastry and a last dance to some live jazz music.

EAT

Fruhstuck is my favourite meal of the day, especially in Germany! I had the most amazing breakfast whilst on my last visit to a little independent place called Kaffee Stark. Served in mismatched crockery, the portions are definitely a hangover cure and will set you up for a day of sightseeing! For a real German experience, Hofbrau an der Alster will certainly serve that! With the ladies dressed in traditional Dirndl and the gents in lederhosen, you can drink your body weight in beer and eat an entire farm worth of meat whilst listening to a live German band. If you are looking for something on the go, head to the Sternschanze for a filling falafel.

SIGHT SEE

Hamburg is a major port city and has some fantastic sights to see. A walk through the beautiful Hafen City along the port will blow the cobwebs away and also give you a great opportunity to take some touristy snaps for instagram! The Rauthaus (city town hall) is a magnificent gothic building and usually has a traditional German market in the square outside. Grab a cup of gluhwein and a currywurst and take a stroll around the square. The Planten un Blomen (Japanese Gardens) is a great location to take a walk and unwind. With a botanical Garden and tropical greenhouse, it is hard to believe you are in the centre of a city!

A DIY Easter!

Here at Make Do and Mend, we stand by our ethos of making from scratch, buying second hand vintage and of course making do and mending! So with Easter just around the corner, we can’t think of a better time to have a rummage through the house for some fun and crafty making to do over the long weekend. From table decorating to bunting there’s so much you can do with some left over fabric, egg shells and boxes from eaten Easter eggs. Here is a few ideas for you to try yourself!

BUNTING!

Bunting is a simple yet effective way to decorate your home. It looks homely, handmade and adds a creative touch to a mantle piece of wall. You don’t need any kind of sewing skills to make some bunting. Just cut out some simple triangle shapes (the more quirky the better!) and simply tack together with a needle and thread using some string or pretty ribbon. If your feeling really fancy, you can always cut out some letters and sew them onto the bunting!

THE TABLE SETTINGS

If you are aiming to serve a banquet this Easter, why not hand make your own table settings for the occasion? Create your own unique table settings for your guests by using the cardboard from your Easter eggs. If you have some paint and pens in the house, you can even decorate the card with some pretty patterns to make the table settings a bit more special!

DIY SHOW OFF!

Easter wouldn’t be Easter without the classic egg shell decorating! If you’ve never done it before, just watch a short video on YouTube before the fun of the decorating begins. Instead of the classic bunny, take some inspiration from these Bowie themed eggs!

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE…

Easter egg hunt this way! Making some directions and clues is simple to do from some bits and pieces around the home. You could use old wrapping paper, card and craft bits to make the clues.