Male Grooming: Should you shave your armpits?

first_imgThis week Donegal Daily’s male grooming columnists from Maverick’s Barbershop discuss whether of not men should shave their armpits…Should a man shave his armpits? Simple question. And not an odd question if you think about it and one that gets thrown around the Maverick’s Barbershop the odd time!Half the population (women) already shave their armpits. So shouldn’t men shave their armpit hair as well? Doesn’t a shaved armpit have benefits? If it didn’t, why would women go through the ritual daily?Before we get started with the scientific reasoning behind shaving armpit hair – yes, there are experiments to prove my point – let’s begin with understanding why a man would ask such a question in the first place.Why would a man want to shave his armpit hair? >Armpit Hair And Sweat. There is circumstantial and somewhat vague evidence suggesting that shaving your armpit hair reduces sweating. While shaving your underarms won’t make your armpits cooler – or produce less sweat – the sweat stains on your clothes will be less pronounced.>Underarm Hair And Hygiene. The odour from sweat is caused by bacteria and the bacteria can multiply in the damp area of armpit hair – shaving the armpits results in less space for bacteria to breed. And increased effectiveness from your deodorant products.>The Aesthetics Of A Shaved Armpit: If you are an athlete or an underwear model – shaving your armpit hair would be of a professional advantage to you.Even if you are a regular guy – no one likes to see hair poking out from under your arms.>The Connection With Smell: There are widely circulated opinions that shaving armpit hair actually helps reduce a man’s body odour. Other studies show that a man’s confidence is lowered when he is aware of his own body odour. Which brings me back to my original question – Should a man shave his armpits to reduce body odour.We have come across two studies carried out on armpit hair and how the lack of it either creates or diminishes a man’s attractiveness. In summary the findings were as follows: The baseline results indicated that shaving armpit hair did have an effect on body odour – but it was minimal. More likely, other factors will affect how you smell to a much greater degree than whether you have hair in your armpits – your grooming routine, the food you eat, the beverages you consume, the regularity of your showers….The men with shaved arm pits had more confidence as they just felt they were feeling fresher for longer.Those men who believe they would be seen with their shirts off, be it their partner at home or at the beach, felt more confident and hygienic when they had their armpits trimmed.The benefits of shaving your armpits seem to be predominantly aesthetics. If you like the look and feel of it, if you feel more confident and more hygienic, then go for it! If you prefer to feel more natural and rugged then let them go free, it will be one less job to do! Gents why don’t you get yourselves down to Mavericks on Lower Main Street, Letterkenny where we have loads happening. 4 barbers operating to reduce waiting times, premiership football at the weekend shown on our two 49” wide screens, complementary Tea, coffee andminerals . When you throw in the best haircuts around, hot towel shaving, quality beard trimming, then there just isn’t a barbers experience like it!Also follow us on Facebook!Male Grooming: Should you shave your armpits? was last modified: September 23rd, 2016 by Mavericks BarbersShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Woodland mans challenging life helped him become strong

first_imgWOODLAND — During his 96 years on Earth, George Tsugawa was jailed in a Japanese internment camp, forced to cope with rampant racism and worked his way out of poverty, to name just a few of his hardships.Today, he owns a thriving nursery in Woodland and is frequently seen supervising his business, cracking jokes with customers and employees. According to Tsugawa, the obstacles in his life helped him become resilient.“The experiences that I’ve gone through, with the internment and this and that, it makes you a stronger person,” he said. “That could be something I’d like to pass onto people, to become strong and never give up.”ImprisonedTsugawa was born in Everett, but he spent most of his childhood in Hillsboro, Ore. His parents, immigrants from Japan, ran a small produce market.After his father died when he was about 20, his family moved to Portland.The attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, changed their lives.“We, as Japanese, were not trusted at all,” he said. “They wanted us rounded up as quick as possible and put behind bars so they could keep an eye on us. We could’ve been a bunch of spies, you know.”last_img read more