Yesterday I was talking with an old friend of mine who was and I think still is the craziest guy I know. Most people remember him for pulling a lot of crazy pranks like gifting urine for Valentines day, but I didn’t dwell on that much. I simply remember him as the guy who said he would use spirit to make his beard grow and did. It took everyone by surprise and trust by the next day, every guy in school had a bottle of spirit in their pockets. Unfortunately it didn’t work for them, apparently a beard isn’t that easy to grow.
Beards are instant confidence boosters for men. They make you look more mature and can make any man stand out. However, the will to grow a beard isn’t enough to magically make the facial hair grow out. You need a bit more than that.
Today, Informationng is doing something for the men. Below are a couple of tips to guide you on growing a beard and maintaining it to best suit you.
Start from Scratch
It is always better to start from nothing when growing a beard. It gives you the flexibility to plan what your beard is going to look like and helps you groom it even from the beginning. When the hair starts to grow, it is important to keep your skin moisturised. Dry skin breaks easily which would cause bumps and irritations as the hair strands push their way through.
When your stubble (the tiny new growth of hair) starts to grow, wash it at least three times a week with shampoo. Hair wont grow unless it is growing in a healthy environment.
Before your beard starts to properly form you should have a defined line of how you want it to grow and shave accordingly. To locate this, use a ruler or chalk to draw a line from your Adams apple to the corner of your jawline. The area segmented is where you want your beard to grow. To streamline where you want it to begin, use a quality shaver in grade 1 for a stubble or grade 4 or 5 for a full beard and define the outline.
Length and shape
As you are growing out your beard determine what length you are willing to let your hair reach and how you want your beard to look. After you have outlined where you want your beard to start and stop, do the same for the length and shape. There are different shapes of beards out there for different face shapes. You just have to look for one you are comfortable with.
Square Shaped Faces
A great beard shape that works well for men with square faces is an all-over beard. This beard slims the face and takes away the harsh lines formed by the jawline. Here Ramsey Nouah is showing great example of how this would turn out when joined to your hairline.
Rectangle/Oblong Shaped Faces
The 5 o’clock shadow beard is a great way to add shape to the rectangular or oblong face. This beard usually sits below the chin and looks like a cast shadow on the face. This illusion defines and softens the shape of the face causing it to look structured. In the image above Mai Atafo has let his beard grow up a little towards his cheeks. It still has the 5 o’clock shadow effect but with more hair at the top.
Round Shaped Faces
A circle beard does wonders for round shaped men. The beard unlike its name looks more like a rectangle surrounding the mouth and extends all the way to the chin. With this type of beard you would need to make sure you have a clean and close shave to properly outline the beard. Banky W here is showing a perfect example of how this look would turn out. Just remember to keep it neat and bump-free to have a good outlined look.
Triangular Shaped Faces
Men with triangle shaped faces tend to have pointy chins. To compliment or hide it (whichever way you think of it) grow a semi- full beard. The length should be just enough that your chin is covered but not too long that it looks overgrown. Here Dbanj has added a straight line cut to the beginning of his chin hair. This creates the illusion of the chin being shorter.
Pear/Diamond Shaped Faces
Just like the triangular shaped face, pear/diamond shaped faces usually have pointed chins. A different approach to this is to add sideburns to your beard. The sideburns soften your features and soften he shape of your face. Here Uti Nwachukwu has opted for a 5 o’clock shadow, a heightened chin hair accent and light sideburns.
How To Style
Today, having a beard goes way beyond just growing and maintaining it. Now guys are styling theirs in different ways and even dying it to suit their personality. Check out Lynxxx, Chris Attoh, Davido, Praiz and Adams Ibrahim who have all styled their beards to suit them and maybe you could get some inspiration from their styles.
How to Maintain
As your beard grows it is important to care for it. Earlier I stressed how you should shampoo the stubble as it grows, as you shampoo be sure to condition and moisturise as well. This would help keep your beard soft and looking moisturised.
Another important thing you have to remember when growing a beard is to have the right tools. Invest in buying a good shaving kit, equipped with all the necessary things. Apart from having a good shaving kit, always have a comb and a good pair of scissors specially for your beard.
Keep a good eye on your beard, watch its growth and trim regularly so you have an even stub, and that’s it. Follow these steps and you should be well on your way to having a healthy face of hair.
Avoid These Nigerians Food To Burn Stubborn Belly Fat (Video)
Being overweight or obese can be detrimental to your health. It is not advisable to have excess fat in the abdominal cavity because it can lead to some health issues. Getting your dream body will not be easy and you need to make some sacrifices to your diet. You will also need to turn a blind eye to some fatty foods.
If you’re ready to get rid of the belly fat, then stay put as Information Nigeria brings you some important tips that will help.
1. Avoid sugar and carbonated drinks
Did you know that consuming sugary substances like coke, fanta can lead to weight gain and a number of health problems like high blood pressure?. This is due to the high fructose content found in added sugars. Taking sugar-filled drinks may slow your metabolism and this in turn can make it harder for your body to burn fat. Fructose can only be metabolized by your liver. When you consume too much, you push your liver to its limit and it becomes overloaded, then it turns the fructose into fat and it ends up getting stored in your belly. To avoid putting yourself from risk, you should cut back on foods and drinks that contain huge amounts of sugar.
2. You also have to forgo junk foods like meat pie, cakes, rolls, candies, burgers, ice cream and cookies. You also need to do away with heavy foods like eba, akpu, pounded yam, rice among others. Switch up your eating habits and opt for a more balanced-diet if you want to burn your belly fat. Avoid consuming refined carbs like bread, pizza, potation chips etc. You should also stay away from processed and heavy foods because they contribute to stubborn belly fat. You should choose to eat proteinous foods like fish, eggs, and milk. starch contains fat, sugar and salt. They help a person feel fuller so you don’t end up looking for something to munch on after eating. It basically keeps hunger at bay.
3. Eat the right amount of fruits, vegetables, fibrous foods and whole grains – You can add vegetables, fruits and whole grains to your weight loss diet. They provide essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other substances that are good for your body. Examples of fibre rich foods include; beans, broccoli, avocados, apples, oatmeal brown rice and whole grain bread.
4. Try to incorporate exercise into your daily or weekly routine – Exercise helps to speed up your metabolism and helps you shed weight. The bitter truth is that wearing just waist trainers and staying put in one position will not make you lose that stubborn belly fat. You should hit the gym.
5 Reduce alcohol intake – Excess intake of alcohol also leads to a host of health problems especially the build-up of fat in the belly area. Have you ever noticed that those who drink alcohol, especially men, often develop ‘pot-bellies’. Alcoholic drinks like beer provide your body with calories and very little nutrients. It can also increase your appetite. Replace the alcoholic drinks with water or alternate with low calorie, non-alcoholic beverages. Too much alcohol can cause liver damage and other serious health problems.
6. Try out apple cider vinegar – Apple cider vinegar is made in a two-step fermentation process. It is obtained from apples that have been crushed, distilled and fermented. Acetic acid is the main active component of apple cider vinegar. It is safe for consumption in small quantities and can be taken as a supplement. Do not also consume it straight from the bottle or in its pure form. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons to water before you drink. You can also add honey or lemon. It is best to drink it before your meals. Research shows it has many health benefits, such as lowering blood sugar levels.
Williams Uchemba And His Wife Exchange Wedding Vows In Lagos (Video)
Popular Nigerian actor, Williams Uchemba and his wife, Brunella Oscar have officially solemnized their union.
The couple finally exchanged their wedding vows at Dominion city church in Lagos state.
The beautiful wedding ceremony was reportedly officiated by the founder of the church, Dr. David Chukwudi Ogbueli alias Papa Eagle.
Celebrities, fans and well-wishers poured in congratulatory message for the couple after photos and videos from the ceremony hit the internet.
The actor wore a sleek tuxedo, while his bride, wore a lovely white gown.
Watch the videos below:
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Actor, Model, Comedian, Philanthropist… Meet The Latest Groom, Williams Uchemba
Williams Uchemba, who was born on October 22, is an actor, motivational speaker, model, comedian, entrepreneur and philanthropist. The Abia-born thespian graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relation from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in Enugu State.
Uchemba began his career in the early 2000s as a child actor and came into the limelight in 2001 after appearing in the Nollywood blockbuster movie, “The Journey of the Dead” along with Olu Jacobs, Ramsey Noah, and Pete Edochie.
Since then, the multi-talented actor never looked back as he has gone ahead to feature in more blockbuster movies like Sugar Rush (2019), Merry Men 2(2019) and Story Story: The African Rideshare (2018). He is the recipient of several awards.
The actor adopted an 18-year-old furniture maker in June and he promised to sponsor his education. He recently got married to his longtime girlfriend, Brunella Oscar at her hometown, Alor in Anambra state. The actor’s wife, Brunella opened up on their love story with Wedding Digest Naija and she disclosed that she made the first move. According to the English trained medical doctor, they both met on Facebook after she sent him a message.
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