An increasing number of men are dying their hair for different reasons. For the younger ones, it
is usually to look cool or keep up with the trend. For the more mature, it’s mostly to hide the
grays and somehow defy aging. A teenager bleaching his dark hair blonde is a form of self-
expression. On the other hand, a fifty-year-old man with deep facial wrinkles and jet-black hair
spells desperation.

Graying is part of aging. Melanin, a pigment polymer that gives hair its natural color, is
delivered via specialized cells called melanocytes. These cells are located at follicles and inject
color as the shaft grows. As you age, these melanocytes slow down or stop their pigment production,
leading to gray, colorless hair. According to a study, a man’s chances of going gray increase about
10-20% every decade after the age of 30. Unfortunately, a cure for the condition, outside of dyeing
and application of coloring products, is yet to be discovered. Continue reading



Most men want to smell great! After all, this is what attracts a possible mate. Thank goodness for the countless fragrances, body sprays, colognes, and deodorants available in the market, the task of keeping one’s self smelling good is so much easier.

There are thousands of men’s fragrances already available in the market and hundreds of new ones are added each year, according to industry estimates. These scents come in variety of forms and spectrum of prices depending on the concentration of fragrance oils used. The higher the concentration of aromartic oil in a fragrance, the longer it lasts and the more expensive it gets. Continue reading


We are all familiar with body odor.  It is that all too familiar stench that emanates from another person and, sometimes, from our very own armpits when we “forgot” to take a shower. There are various causes of body odor such as diet, genetics and certain illnesses but the most common is the lethal combination of sweat and bacteria aggravated by poor hygiene.

Humans have two types of sweat glands. One type produces eccrine perspiration which helps lower body temperature, like when we exercise or when it’s really hot. These sweat glands are found all over the body. The other type is found in such areas as armpits, groin, hands, and feet, and produces apocrine sweat. Continue reading


Unlike some women, guys don’t need an entire suitcase for their toiletries when traveling.  A small bag is enough to contain all the grooming essentials a man needs to be clean, fresh and presentable while on the go.  The key is to pack only the essentials and only the amount allowed for air travel (100-ml per liquid, aerosol and gel you take on a flight).  Here is a low down on what to fill your toiletry bag with when traveling so you have more time sight-seeing instead of looking for places where to get stuff.

Shampoo & Conditioner
These items are a must if you don’t want to look like you are having a bad hair day on your souvenir photos.  Exposure to sun, sea water and humidity can wreak havoc on your locks, leaving them dry, brittle and even damaged so a good wash and conditioning at the end of the day should be in order.  You can use your hotel’s complimentary toiletries but, unless they are from L’Occitane, Molton Brown and Hermès, take caution because these freebies can leave your hair even more dry!  Pack travel-sized bottles of your favorite shampoo and conditioner. Continue reading


Many teeth are knocked-out of their sockets every year due to accidents, fights and sports injuries. Most of these teeth are lost forever, leaving their owners with no other option but to resort to dentures or bridges.  But did you know that an avulsed tooth (that’s what dentists call a knocked-out chomper) can be saved by simply re-implanting it back into its socket?  Properly done, the root of the tooth can reattach to the jaw bone and reclaim its rightful place to last for years.

However, to be successful, the re-implantation must be done immediately while the cells at the root of the tooth are still alive. The sooner the tooth is replaced, the better chances of saving it.  The American Association of Endodontists recommends the following steps to successfully save a knocked-out tooth: Continue reading


Dogs’ incredible sense of smell is indisputable.  These tail-waggers are not only adorable pets, they have also been used for centuries for hunting because their noses are much better at finding prey or food than ours.  Today, specially-trained dogs help us find everything from bombs to illegal drugs, and even diseases such as diabetes and certain cancers, by simply using their sniffers!

Dogs’ abilities to sniff out cancers has been reported over the years.  There was case involving a Border Collie/Doberman Pinscher mix that relentlessly sniffed and nipped at a single mole on her owner’s leg which turned out to be malignant.  Another case was that of Nancy Best and her dog Mia which kept on sniffing and pouncing on her right breast.  When Nancy examined the spot, she noticed a lump.  Her doctor recommended a biopsy which came back positive of Stage II breast cancer. Continue reading


Prostate cancer is a serious disease that affects the prostate, that walnut-sized gland responsible for producing semen.  It is the most common non-skin cancer among men and the second-leading cause of cancer death in men.  The cause of this malignant menace remains unknown but experts suggest it is likely to be a complex mix of multiple factors including age, genetics, race, diet and lifestyle.

If the prospect of incontinence, erectile dysfunction and testicular pain (the common symptoms of prostate cancer) scare you, start taking care of your jizz-maker while you still can.  While we cannot stop the aging process or alter our genetic makeup, we can very much change some aspects of our lifestyle to lower our risk to prostate cancer.  We list down some preventative measures that will help keep your precious gland in tip top shape and lethal cancer at bay. Continue reading


Self pleasure is a very common sexual act for most men.  Whether single or in a relationship, majority of healthy men engage in this one-handed activity for quick gratification as well as for a host of other reasons including relief from stress, getting better sleep and eliminating risk of STDs.

An extensive study conducted by the Harvard Medical School gives men more reason to justify their self-sex habits or ejaculation in general.  Findings of the 18-year-long survey involving 32,000 men (3,839 of whom were diagnosed with prostate cancer during the time) reveal that guys who masturbate, engage in sex and ejaculate almost every day have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer. Continue reading


Did you know that a large number of men and women think they suffer from dandruff when in fact they have dry scalp?  And we bet most of them don’t even know the difference!  Blame it on irresponsible advertising which brainwashed us to grab a bottle of anti-dandruff shampoo the instance white flakes start falling off our heads.  Unfortunately, using the wrong treatment can make either of the conditions worse.

While dandruff and dry scalp may both exhibit flaking accompanied by itching scalp, there is a huge difference between them.  Read on and help identify what condition you are suffering from and how to best deal with it. Continue reading