Men are Washing Their Hair Too Much

Guys are either washing their hair too much or not enough. Everyone has different types of hair, but when it comes to washing your hair, the same rules apply. Just remember, there are disadvantages to both washing your hair too much and not enough.

Men & HairWhen you wash your hair too often, your scalp will produce more sebum, which is oil produced from the sebaceous gland that helps protect your scalp and hair. But shampooing too much will dry out your scalp and make your scalp work extra hard to try to protect it by producing even more oil. This is why you shouldn’t shampoo every single day. Plus, if you have thin air, the more oil makes your hair look thinner.

But then if you only wash your hair every other week or even just once a week, then your hair will appear to be way too dirty and will even start to smell. This is obviously not a good look for any guy.

So what is the secret number? Two! Try to wash your hair twice a week. After about a month of doing so, your scalp will adjust and not produce as much oil. Of course if you work out, washing your hair only twice a week might sound like a challenge. Well in between washings, rinse your hair with warm water and use a light conditioner. Conditioner helps break up oil and sweat. You can also use baking soda and that will help cleanse and deodorize the scalp. If you are looking to add shine, rinse hair with a little bit of apple cider vinegar.

When you do wash your hair, make sure to use conditioner after you shampoo. Conditioner helps balance out the oil in your hair and moisturizes it, so it is really useful when your hair is dry, curly, course or color-treated.

Another important rule to follow when it comes to washing your hair, avoid dandruff shampoo when you don’t need it! Too many guys use the cheap dandruff shampoo and are actually causing more harm than good. It makes the scalp dryer and it is usually made with harsh ingredients. To avoid having to use dandruff shampoo, don’t wash your hair as much and when you do, use a mild shampoo. And of course, make sure to drink plenty of water as this helps with everything!

Star Wars Themed Jet Takes Off

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The R2-D2 Ana Jet made its first flight last weekend off from Haneda, Japan to Vancouver, Canada. Thanks to All Nippon Airways, the mastermind behind the Star Wars themed 787-9 Dreamliner, now all Star Wars fans have the chance to hit the skies in this Star Wars jet.

Everything from the inside out is dedicated to Star Wars, mainly R2-D2. The official website says it chose the droid R2-D2 as the main theme character and its face of the jet because R2-D2 is known to “never fail to complete his mission and surprise us with his clever solutions.” The outside of the jet resembles R2-D2 and the inside has seatbacks that have coverings of the character and also napkins and cups with the famous droid.

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The day before the jet took its first international flight, it took lucky fans on a fan appreciation flight. Hundreds of fans were dressed as their favorite characters and were able to experience the jet before anyone else for a short flight across Haneda. There were some very special guests in attendance for the fan flight as well. Storm Troopers, Chewbacca, a handful of C-3PO’s and padawana were all there to celebrate the R2-D2 Ana Jet.

For the next month, the main route of the R2-D2 Ana Jet will be from Narita, Japan to San Jose, California. The flight paths will start to expand in December when the jet starts to head from Haneda to Seattle, Sydney, Jakarta, Beijing, Munich and Paris.

Decades after the first Star Wars film was released, the franchise is bigger than ever. Not only does it attract fans that have been following Star Wars since day one, but it also is poplar amongst a younger generation. The R2-D2 Ana Jet is just another way for Star Wars fans to enjoy all of their favorite characters.

Knott’s Scary Farm Just Gets Creepier and Creepier

Knott’s Berry Farm is usually a great place to go with the entire family. But you may want to be careful visiting around Halloween. Every year, Knott’s transforms into Knott’s Scary Farm and this year it is pretty damn spooky.

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Guests can check out 11 haunted attractions and over 1,000 monsters that are lurking behind every corner. And trust me, there are a lot of places for them to hide. A lot of mazes have returned this year and all of them have new scary details. Guests will be able to venture through mazes like Forevermore, Black Magic, Trick or Treat, The Tooth Fairy, Voodoo, Pinocchio Unstrung, Gunslinger’s Grave, The Calico Mine Ride and three new mazes, The Dead of Winter, My Bloody Clementine and Paranormal Inc.

The Forevermore maze celebrates its 4th year at Knott’s Scary Farm. The attraction is based on all of Edgar Allen Poe’s creepy stories. Gus Krueger designed the maze and it seems like there are even more blind spots than ever, plus the passageways seem a lot smaller, which makes this maze more terrifying than before. It is safe to say that these subtle changes definitely have a big impact on the scare factor.

Paranormal Inc is the amusement park’s newest maze and it also might be the scariest maze of them all. It takes place in a haunted insane asylum and follows a very intriguing storyline. There is so much detail throughout the whole maze and it the best attraction Knott’s has done in a very long time. It really is an experience and makes you feel like you are trapped in a haunted asylum. At the beginning of the maze, they warn guests that the amount of electric energy released will cause you to not know the difference between the real world and terrifying realms. There really hasn’t been a haunted attraction as spooky as this in years.

Get your tickets at knotts.com.

The X-Files Return in 2016

It has been a long 14 years for X-Files fans. The show first aired back in 1993 and had quite the run. But fans are now patiently waiting for January 24th, 2016. That is when Mulder and Scully will be returning to Fox for the show’s 10th season.

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Yes, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will return to the series, which happens to be one of the longest-running science fiction series in history. But that isn’t all. The X-Files will have a number of guest stars lined up like Joel McHale, Annet Mahendru, Rhys Darby, Annabeth Gish and Kumail Nanjiani, who will join the FBI special agents. Chris Carter wrote three of the episodes and the rest of the 10th season episodes were directed and written by X-Files veterans Glen Morgan, James Wong and Darin Morgan.

The X-Files has always been a good show and the series will continue to follow the plot, which is based on the idea that the government thinks these outrageous reports are not true, but Mulder plays a conspiracy theorist that tries to prove the truth is out there with the help of realist Scully.

Fans across the world are so excited for the return of Mulder and Scully. They have always been such beloved television characters and it will be interesting to see what new unexplainable cases that will investigate next.

Check out the official trailer for the new season below.

2015 Fright Fest is Scarier Than Ever

It is that time of year again when Six Flags Magic Mountain transforms into their creepy Fright Fest. Every Halloween, the amusement park in California and other Six Flags parks across the country host their annual Fright Fest. But the one in California has been named the Best Theme Park Halloween Event in the country and for good reason.

Each year new features are added and the theme park gets creepier. The park spreads across 260 acres and puts millions of dollars into this event. This year’s additions are more terrifying than before with the park’s seven mazes and seven scare zones. Not only are there haunted rides and attractions, but also actors hiding throughout the park ready to scare anyone who walks by.

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The new Call of Duty®: Black Ops III attraction is based on the new Zombie mode the game now offers and it is sure to give guests a scare. The wooden roller coaster, Apocalypse, participates in Fright Fest for the first time ever this year. It will transport guests to Morg City, which is inspired by the film Noir from the 1940s. The ride features plenty of zombie encounters and more.

Aftermath is the largest maze in Southern California and is also the most popular. Guests get lost in a post-apocalyptic city that is full or warriors that stalk the living. All of the mazes are full of the best Hollywood-quality makeup and have stories that will give you nightmares. Vault 666 takes guests into an abandoned research facility that is responsible for genetic experiments.

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The gates of Fright Fest are called Demon’s Door and there is nowhere to hide once you enter. Guests will be face to face with zombies during the Zombie Xing. There is also another area called In Nightmares – A Twisted Fantasy, where all of your childhood fears come to life.

This is only scraping the surface of Fright Fest. Behind every turn, monsters and lurk. If you want to experience all that Fright Fest has to offer, make sure you plan to spend all day and night at the park.

The Best Exercises for Common Leg Injuries

Leg InjuriesMany people think that an injury will set them back in their workouts. But with the right exercises and the right mindset, you can actually use an injury as an opportunity. It is common for people to avoid working out their weakest parts, but with an injury, you may be forced to focus on those weak parts. Here are some great exercises to do after suffering from common leg injuries.

 

Knee & Ankle Sprains
The best exercise to do if you happen to have a knee or ankle sprain is wall sits. It is also a good idea to use the elliptical. You don’t want to move side-to-side a lot with these injuries so you want to focus on moving forward. Try to avoid basketball or train running and get your cardio from either the elliptical or even a bike. Wall sits will help strength your quads and don’t bother your knee or ankle.

Shin Splints
Shin splints are pretty common because they flare up when you use your lower body too much like doing a lot of Crossfit or long distance running. Luckily they aren’t that serious of an injury and you can still workout with them. Try to focus on weight training and when you want to get some cardio in, try swimming or biking. But remember to do your cardio in intervals. For example, go strong for 45 seconds, and then rest for 45 seconds.

Pulled Hamstring
A pulled hamstring never feels good. Definitely try to avoid any leg-based exercises. Swimming is the best form of cardio when you suffer from this injury. But remember to focus on using more of your upper body like in the breaststroke. A leg extension machine will help keep your quads strong without harming your hamstring. Of course, if your injury starts to hurt during any type of exercise, make sure to stop. You don’t want to damage anything.

Will Smith’s Plan to Get Jiggy With It Again

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Will Smith has been away from the music scene for a decade, but the actor plans on making a return in 2016. Smith has spent the last 10 years starring in hit movies, but now he is working on new material for a new album and even a world tour. He is also going to perform at the Latin Grammys Awards in Las Vegas on November 19th.

Smith got his start in the late 1980s as a rapper. He hit it big when he starred in the 1990s popular show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire. He did release a few songs here and there after he started his acting career, like his catchy tune Getting Jiggy With It, but he has spent most of his recent years acting.

The 47-year-old star has been in some big movies like I am Legend, Independence Day, Men in Black, The Pursuit of Happyness and many more. But Smith has recently done some interviews and has confirmed that he will be retuning to the mic. He doesn’t plan on leaving the big screen though and even said that there will be a Bad Boys 3 coming out next year.

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He has spent a lot of time in the recording studio coming up with new songs. He said he has about 30 songs recorded and a handful that he really wants to turn into something. He is planning on a World Tour and has hinted that DJ Jazzy Jeff might join him. The iconic duo was popular back in the 1990s and a reunion tour would be epic.

Smith and Jazzy Jeff have done some shows together, but they have never embarked on a full on world tour because it was impossible with Smith’s acting schedule. But now he wants to dedicate a lot of his time to his music career and is holding nothing back.

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The Best Duo Costumes for Halloween

Halloween isn’t just about ghosts, monsters and candy. It is the one night you can pretend to be whoever you want to be without judgment. Year after year, we usually see the same costumes. But the best costumes are when you can do it with someone else and make a duo costume. These are done all the time, but never get old.

Spartan Cheerleaders

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The Saturday Night Live Spartan Cheerleaders will go down in history as one of the best character duos on the show. So I love the idea of these guys as a costume. There are a lot of places that have the Spartan uniform or you can be crafty and make your own. But you also need the right people. The best Will Ferrell would be a guy that is tall and has hair similar to him. A short girl with blondish hair would make the perfect Cherie Oteri. But if don’t look anything like Ferrell and Oteri, you can still pull this costume off with the right uniform and of course some killer cheerleading moves. This would be an awesome costume for significant others.

Napoleon Dynamite & Pedro

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The movie Napoleon Dynamite was a huge hit when it came out in theaters over 10 years ago. And dressing up as Napoleon and his best friend Pedro is still awesome. If you are going as Pedro, you have to wear a mustache and use the right accent. Plus you will be able to find a wig and the clothes pretty easily. Napoleon is pretty easy because there are a lot of places that carry the right accessories. You can find a wig that works and also a Vote for Pedro shirt, moon boots and glasses. If two friends can do this and get in the characters, they can really pull off this hilarious duo.

Wayne & Garth

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Wayne and Garth from Wayne’s World are probably the best Halloween costumes if done right. Men and women can do it and friends or significant others. Even if you don’t have blonde hair to be Garth, you can always find a blonde wig and the right clothes like a flannel shirt and torn up baggy jeans. Also, you can’t forget the Aerosmith shirt and glasses. Wayne needs to have black hair or a wig and the right clothes too. You will need to wear a black Wayne’s World hat, a plain black shirt and some jeans. You also have to get into the characters with these costumes. But this duo would definitely be the most fun to dress up as.

Who Will Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Next?

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame organizers come together every year and announce a list of nominees to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Some acts are nominated numerous times while others get in on the first nomination. Only six performers will be honored at the annual induction ceremony next year and the full list of nominees will not be confirmed until December.

Some of the nominees already announced include Cheap Trick, Nine Inch Nails, Janet Jackson, The Cars and N.W.A. This happens to be N.W.A’s 4th nomination, and after the huge success of the their autobiography, Straight Out of Compton this year, this just might be the year the iconic rap group ears a spot in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The ceremony is a glamorous event each year where all living inductees attend. They are presented with an award by an artist of their choice that has some how influenced their music. It is always interesting to see whom each inductee chooses. The event is also full of rocking live performances by some of the best in the biz. To be eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, you must be nominated by the nominating committee and had released your first album 25 or more years ago.The Smiths

Other acts up for the chance to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 include Chicago, Steve Miller, The Smiths, Yes, Chaka Kahn, Deep Purple, The Spinner, The JB’s and Los Lobos. In 2015, Green Day, Joan Jett, Lou Reed, Bill Withers, Stevie Ray Vaughan and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band were inducted.

It is a huge honor to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It is already pretty easy to tell who will eventually earn a spot, but some other inductees are surprising. I wouldn’t expect Nine Inch Nails to be nominated, but I also wouldn’t have guessed N.W.A. being nominated four times already either.

Who do you think should be inducted into the Rock Roll and Hall of Fame?