• Is it important to use hair conditioner?

    Posted by Roman Khan

    Is it important to use hair conditioner?

    There is great misconception surrounding the use of hair conditioner following a shampoo protocol. Some men feel conditioner will weigh the hair down whilst many others with shorter hair assume the lack of length does not benefit the conditioning process. Reality is, they are wrong! Conditioning should be a staple in your hair care regimen. It is inevitable, when you shampoo especially when using deep cleansing options that some goodness is stripped from the hair and scalp. Conditioner ensures your hair regains vitality, infusing it with nutrients and giving it a natural luster. Not only that but conditioner also stimulates the hair cuticle and adds body. Even the best of haircuts and styling products cannot conceal the reality of dry and damaged hair.

    Shunning the conditioning process leaves your hair vulnerable and prone to breakage as well as the unpleasant illusion of thinning. It is imperative one conditions their hair irrespective of how simple your hair care regime is however for those that use heated brushes and straighteners, it is criminal not to condition as it can leave your hair lifeless and impossible to rectify using even the best of styling products.

    One should aim to condition at least 3-4 times a week following shampoo however for those with dry or damaged hair, they should ensure they condition daily and try avoiding deep cleaning shampoo formulas. Conditioners as with any other product come in many varieties and tolerances thus it is important you choose the correct product for your hair. Furthermore, also note the status of your mane shall change overtime when following strict protocols to remedy damage. Therefore the conditioner you find suitable may change over time.

    Irrespective of the type, length and texture of your hair, there are many factors that leave it vulnerable and exposed to potential damaged. Some problems are in fact self-inflicted such as harsh styling products, colouring and hair shaping tools whilst others are attributed to environmental factors that remove vital nutrients leaving the hair dry and brittle. Conditioning rejuvenates the hair and protects it from further damage whilst leaving it feeling smooth and silky.

    To summarise the importance of conditioning:

    1. Hydration

    We often use products to moisturise our skin and likewise need to carry out similar practices with our hair. Conditioners have key hydrating properties that help seal the cuticle and increase weightless volume.

    2. Protection
    There are many factors that put your hair in harms way. As mentioned above some are self-inflicted such as the use of chemical rich hair products and heated styling tools. Likewise the introduction of a quality conditioner shall ensure the hair is always protected regardless of the type of blow dryer or hair straightening you find fit to use. Furthermore, premium formulas offered by Elegant Gents tends to have UV protection properties that protect the hair from environmental factors such as sun rays.

    3. Tangle Free
    Conditioner leaves the hair soft and silky smooth making the process of detangling effortless without damaging the cuticle. Brushing and styling becomes a more satisfying process.

    4. Enhance elasticity and luster
    Conditioning repairs dry and brittle hair whilst preventing further damage leaving the hair nourished and revitalised. This “new life” further strengthens the hair shaft which improves elasticity and gives it a natural luster and silky smooth texture making it much easier to work with.

    As a rule of thumb, one should always condition their hair after shampoo. Elegant Gents has a whole host of hair care products and an amazing range of premium hair conditioners by some of the most luxurious brands from around the world. Delve right in and give that head of hair a much-deserved nutritious treatment.



  • Charcoal Toothpaste, does it really work?

    Posted by Roman Khan

    Charcoal Toothpaste, does it really work?

    Charcoal or ash has been a staple dental cleansing product for centuries, predominantly in African and South Asian countries. The initial study of how such components come around to becoming popular dental essentials is unknown however in more recent times it has been attributed to poor economy and lack of money for people to purchase regular toothpaste (as it is known to masses).

    Even today, such ancient traditions are sworn by in these countries. We shall delve further and see why such historic methods have been adopted by one of the latest health & beauty trends marketed towards both men and women.

    A few years ago, during infancy, there were little studies conducted regarding carbon toothpaste. Questions of teeth whitening effectiveness without fluoride and the deep absorbent properties of carbon that would “water” down the effectiveness of other supporting agents were raised.

    Due to lack of analysis at the time and ambiguous findings, the best advice given to those keen on trying carbon toothpaste was to check the product contents.

    Boutique brands were quick to jump on the craze and introduced to the market toothpaste containing activated charcoal and other agents. Some even branded it as carbon toothpaste.

    The most concrete information we had during this time was that the activated charcoal did have some effect due to its mild abrasive properties and extrinsic stain absorption however no evidence was found at the time that intrinsic staining was effected in any way.

    The biggest frown on charcoal toothpaste has been lack of key essentials typical to any other toothpaste such as fluoride. Additionally, as a result to its natural black colour, there was evidence to suggest it enhanced the presence of cracks and crevices resulting in lack of aesthetic appeal.

    Charcoal toothpaste has been highly recommended for maintenance of teeth appearance following professional cleaning and polishing by dentists however emphasis has been placed on charcoal toothpaste not being a replacement to normal fluoride toothpaste. It is seen as a supporting product for upkeep.

    In more recent times, brands such as Colgate have joined the party also with their own formula. According to their study, charcoal was in fact present in toothpaste recipes in the 19th century however even large multinationals such as them have conceded that more research is required to confidently stand by claims of its safety and effectiveness.

    Is charcoal toothpaste just another BS craze? Well there are many people with first hand experience that swear by its effectiveness however there are some that simply treat it as novelty. The team at Elegant Gents have not come across any convincing horror stories thus far so hit us up with your experiences.

    There are clearly some benefits of charcoal toothpaste, however to what degree is debatable. Is it worth a try, we would say so.

    We are in the process of adding products to our dental section and amongst our selection of products, we are pleased to announce charcoal toothpaste and related charcoal products shall be available.

    Keep smiling!

  • We Are Now Live!

    Posted by Roman Khan

    We Are Now Live!

    Elegant Gents is now live. A one stop shop for all your luxury and premium grooming needs. 

    The much anticipated portal has and shall continue to deliver some of the finest formulas the worlds connoisseurs have to offer. We stock global brands such as Anthony, Baxter Of California, Blind Barber, Czech & Speake, D.R. Harris, Mavis, Patricks, Triumph & Disaster and much more.

    Our story is not that of typical business people out there to gain financial benefit. It stemmed from demand and issues many men experienced when trying to source some of their favourite grooming essentials. There is great purpose behind this movement and one that is dedicated to all you awesome men that deserve something exclusively for you.

    We have also included an interactive live chat service that is available 9am-5.30pm Monday to Friday. If you require product advice, directions, suggestion or even brand requests, please do not hesitate to contact us. We shall be collating recommendations by our cool customers and acting upon them. If there is demand for a particular brand amongst our Elegant Gents, we shall make sure we swim oceans if we have to in order to get them in. 

    New products shall be added on a daily basis so stay tuned and get involved in this great movement. We are men, we are Elegant Gents!