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The carrier oils and essential oils were bought at my local GNC. Be warned, they aren’t cheap ingredients, but they’ll last a really long time. The essential oils were $5-$10 each and the carrier oils were each about $10 (even though the jojoba oil was 4oz and the sweet almond was 16oz — keep that cost difference in mind when making your own recipes). So while startup costs are higher, your per-bottle cost ends up being just $2-$3 using the recipes below. (Keep this in mind when thinking about Christmas presents for your bearded friends and relatives!)
We’ve recently released a new addition to our Beard Care line, a Beard Balm. We’ve been getting a lot of questions regarding the difference between Beard Oil and Beard Balm, so I thought I’d help clarify in this post.
Once you hop out of the shower you’ll want to follow with your traditional beard care routine which should involve either a beard oil or Utility Balm. Read this article which goes into greater detail about how to use and apply beard oil. It helps keep your skin and beard moisturized, so the new hairs growing out of your face and through your skin don’t have to work as hard to break through. The harder they have to work the more irritation you’ll have. It’s ok to apply a couple times a day.
If you’re new to beard trimming, experts suggest that you use the longest length setting to start. That will help prevent you from cutting your beard too short as you’re getting the hang of your new trimmer.
Long story short, it’s the same as growing it as an adult. You just don’t shave. Put the razor down. Those of you who want a little more detail, it’s emotional and physical. Being a teenager is difficult. You’re wrapped around hundreds of other people. Even Eric dealt with it in high school, since he was a late bloomer, constantly analyzing himself for facial and body hair. It can be challenging to deal with at first, cause we all grow at different rates and hit puberty at different times. The hormones can take control of your life. They make you think about things that don’t make a lot of sense.
The industry is saturated with lots of different beard products you can select from, and all of them report different purposes and results. But when two beard grooming products have the same effect on hair, customers stumble when knowing which product to pick. 
The ancient Greeks regarded the beard as a badge or sign of virility; in the Homeric epics, it had almost sanctified significance, and a common form of entreaty was to touch the beard of the person addressed.[19] It was shaven only as a sign of mourning; it was then instead often left untrimmed. A smooth face was regarded as a sign of effeminacy.[20] The Spartans punished cowards by shaving off a portion of their beards. From the earliest times, however, the shaving of the upper lip was not uncommon. Greek beards were also frequently curled with tongs.
Beard balm is a product that every man with facial hair should keep in his medicine cabinet. It’s a versatile conditioner, generally made from natural ingredients, that not only softens your hair, but also treats and prevents common conditions that beard-growers face, such as itchiness.

Beard Oil is the more common product of the two, with many different Beard Oils offered on the market. Beard Oil is basically a blend of choice oils, which is then blended with a scent – often natural essential oils. The purpose of beard oil is to nourish the beard with the benefits that each oil provides, to promote a healthy beard. Beard Oil can be used everyday if your beard is quite dry, or every couple days for maintenance. Here at Big Red, we have crafted our Beard Oils with, what we believe, to be a premium blend of oils that offer maximum advantages for the beard.
Don’t apply beard oil or balm on wet beard. Using this practice will not allow your beard to absorb the product effectively, because the water will dilute the oils or will prevent them from being spread evenly across your beard.
A square jaw is ultra-manly, but if your jaw is exceptionally wide, go for a beard style that’s shorter on the sides. If your chin is small, you can grow the beard longer there. The result is that you’ve made your chin larger and your jaw smaller, averaging out your facial features.
That dog doesn’t listen, is chasing every random bird that appears in its periphery, tears into the trash can, barks at every little thing that audibly breathes. And, it’s canine hair is flopping around, egging your dog on and getting all over you furniture.
For unruly beard and mustache hairs, itchy skin from beard growth, lack of attention from women, complaints of a scratchy beard, beardruff (dandruff from the beard), dull looking beard hair, slow beard growth
Beard oil acts as a moisturizer that goes straight to the hair follicle and prevents hair from growing brittle, especially in cold, windy environments[2] as these weather conditions cause the natural moisture of the beard area to wick. Hydration around this area helps prevent flaking, dandruff and skin dryness. Some brands of beard oil may contain added vitamins or nutrients such as vitamin E. This moisturization prevents general itchiness and irritation of the skin below the beard.
While it’s great for emergencies, regular application at the beginning of the day is going to not only going to give you that right look from the get-go, it’s going to help your beard look fantastic even on the occasion when you haven’t had the chance to get your Texas Beard Co. game on. Speaking of which — here’s a step-by-step breakdown on how to win that game.
You can’t just will a beard to grow and throw caution to the wind. There are a ton of guys out there who give a shit about what people think about them, and that’s ok. You want to have the confidence to grow a beard but don’t to burn the bridges of your relationship. Life is all about compromising where you need to.
To put it simply, beard balm is a leave-in conditioner. It moisturizes, conditions, softens and helps you style your beard. The majority of beard balms contain shea butter (for softening and moisturizing), sweet almond oil (for conditioning and growth), and a sealant such as beeswax (to retain moisture).
The verdict: For the groomist who constantly forgets to charge his electronics, Wahl’s strong, durable stainless steel offering has enough battery life — four hours of run time at that — to get you through several shaves without being attached to a power cord. Yet despite carrying a lower MSRP than the competition, its precision factor is proof the trimmer can compete with some of the higher-priced models on the market. The lightweight profile has enough girth to maintain good grip for passing through coarse hair, whereas the smaller cutter gives leeway to attack tight corners. Reviewers claim the blades work remarkably well on both beards and mustaches. Much of the accessories that come bundled with the Lithium Ion aid in providing the trim you need; these include four options: a detail shaver, ear and nose detailer, and T-blade heads. Clip-on trimmer guides supply even more options, for up to 17 different trimmer lengths.
Apply beard oil or balm on dry (not wet) beard. Apply a few drops in your hands and massage your beard working your way towards the roots. Massage the roots as well. Here again, our trial and error experience tells us that a safe choice in terms of ingredients and results would be the Seven Potions products. But if you find something better, tell us about it!
Dehydration, has, unfortunately, an ugly effect, for our skin, but also for everything that is attached to it. As a general rule, not drinking enough water for a longer period of time can have some ugly consequences. Like a very tired complexion, full of spots or a very dull and wiry bear, lacking shine and health.
Other essential oils are used primarily for their scent: sandalwood, clove, sage, rosewood, tea tree, lime, bay rum, vanilla, etc. All told, there are around 100 essential oils available to consumers.
We’ve talked about using a blow dryer in our videos, but usually, it comes with a bit of a disclaimer to keep an eye on it and use it in moderation. If used too much it could dry up those follicles and cause split ends. To combat this, you can hold the hair dryer further away from your beard, use a medium heat setting, or even use the cool setting. All of this will help make sure your beard doesn’t get damaged. Just make sure you’re using an oil or balm to keep it moisturized after it’s dry.
Hi, Kristi. What you are looking for is a stubble trimmer, click on the link we’ve made a review of those as well. Pretty much every trimmer has plastic guards nowadays. However, the i-Stubble has a non-detachable FLOATING guard, which works superbly for the ‘shadow look’. I’m confident your boyfriend won’t be disappointed.
Start by rubbing it between your hands until the grains dissolve, then work it through your beard and onto your skin. Not all of it will come off of your hands, so it’s encouraged to put the excess in your hair or on dry spots of your skin. Utility Balm isn’t only for your beard – its deep conditioning effects apply to your hair and your skin as well (to read up on all the different ways you can use Utility Balm, check out this article). 
I have a long thin beard.. about 2 inches but uneven around my cheeks. I would want to have it thicker and fuller. I use oil and then balm to seal in the moisture.. I also wash my beard every other day with a beard shampoo company from an article I’ve read. But I’ve noticed I’ve been getting acne on my neck and the outer edges of my beard.. is it the oils I use or the balm, or both? Can you help?
Some men will always have a patchy beard. This is genetics-based and occurs in men of all ancestries. If you fall into that category, embrace it. There’s nothing inherently wrong with patchy beards, and there are a lot of styling tips out there to optimize their appearance.
So you found the perfect beard oil, but then you wonder: How exactly do I use beard oil? I get this question a lot. Beard oil, unlike beard balm or waxes, is already in liquid form. A little bit of oil tends to go a long way. Men will often run out of beard oil quickly, but with judicial use, you can make a 1oz vial of beard oil last many months. My favorite tool for applying beard oil is the Misto oil sprayer.
Many beard trimmers can’t give you ideal stubble, and your best bet is to buy a stubble trimmer meant for the job. The biggest difference between the two is in the settings. A stubble trimmer can trim facial hair extremely short – short enough to give you the 5 o’clock shadow look if you so desire.
Minus morning grooming and the occasional long stare into the sea’s horizon while contemplating deep thoughts, a beardsman should keep his hands away from his beard at all costs. Yes, it can be fun to play with. However, hell hath no fury to one’s beard like a wandering hand. The more time you spend fiddling with your beard, the more destruction that occurs. Picking at scabs or acne, plucking occasional beard hairs, all of it leads to less healthy facial skin and non-natural beard patchiness. We know it’s impossible to keep your hands off your beard at all times, but if you can reduce the amount you do it over the course of a month, you’ll definitely see improved results in no time.
It was normal – as normal as it is to debate a thing at a barbershop. But beard discussions aren’t just in the barbershop, they’re everywhere. The beard is lifestyle and strategy is necessary. That’s why “how to use beard balm” was the fifth most-searched grooming question of 2015. 
While Wild Willies contains many of the oils commonly found in any beard balm that can call itself a contender for the best beard balm, one ingredient they have that sets them apart from the pack is tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is known less for its moisture and more for its health benefits. It’s anti-inflammatory; more than that, it’s anti-fungal. Nobody likes to talk about, but there are a lot of pathogens that can show up in even the cleanest of beards belonging to the most hygienic of men. One of those is yeast, a type of fungus. Men get yeast infections too, and no one wants one on their face. Tea tree oil is one of the most potent natural antifungals there is, which means if your itchiness is caused by yeast (whether known or unknown to you), the tea tree oil in Wild Willies can help combat that.
Mystic Man’s Organic Beard Oil calls on the ancient secrets of the Mediterranean with its blend of sedr extract and organic oils. From stubble to lumberjack-like beards, Mystic Man is formulated for all lengths of facial hair.
A good beard starts with good skin. It is the soil in which your peach fuzz grows in to become a mighty oak of a beard. Properly moisturized skin is essential for protecting the roots of your beard, as well as preventing flakiness and itching. Meanwhile, the beard hair itself must also be moisturized if you want to be able to style it and prevent it from damage. Once again, the naturally moisturizing butter and oils come together in Wild Willies Beard Butter to get to the source of your beard growth and protect it at the root.
I have been trying to grow a beard for a while now but it was fragile so I decided to start over what do you recommend for thicker healthier beards? I already grow all over my face just want a stronger healthier looking beard. And what do u recommend to use for styling once it’s long enough.
Societal attitudes toward male beards have varied widely depending on factors such as prevailing cultural-religious traditions and the current era’s fashion trends. Some religions (such as Sikhism) have considered a full beard to be essential for all males able to grow one, and mandate it as part of their official dogma. Other cultures, even while not officially mandating it, view a beard as central to a man’s virility, exemplifying such virtues as wisdom, strength, sexual prowess and high social status. However, in cultures where facial hair is uncommon (or currently out of fashion), beards may be associated with poor hygiene or a “savage”, uncivilized, or even dangerous demeanor.
hi I have a short beard. maybe about 1/8th – 1/4th in. I have areas where my beard is not growing, giving me patchy areas. would beard balm or oil help grow in those patchy areas? if so, what would you recommend?
It’s really quite simple to make your own beard oil with these ingredients. All you do is mix the various oils and you’re good to go. The key is to simply experiment with various combos and find what you like best based on scent and desired skin and hair benefits. Follow the basic steps below, then create your own recipes! I provide a few sample recipes, but the options are limited only by your imagination.
Wash your face thoroughly before you apply Minoxidil foam and rinse your hands and fingers under cold water to prevent the foam from dissolving before you apply it. How much you use with each application is up to you, but the suggested amount is only enough that would fill half of the container’s cap.
3. Hydrate – You want to regularly moisturize your skin but also, adding oil to your beard and to the skin below is important for hydration. Putting on a natural moisturizer will help regulate oil production on your skin (Argan oil is great for this), will keep your skin from drying out and getting cracked, and will stimulate your cells to promote hair growth. It is really important to use a natural beard oil that will hydrate your hair just like the natural oil your body produces.
Essential oils are natural compounds found in seeds, stems, flowers — and almost every other part of a plant. When you squeeze an orange peel or lemon peel, for instance, the fragrant residue left behind contains essential oil. Essential oils are extremely potent to the nostrils and provide scent and additional health benefits to your beard oil. They have been used for thousands of years for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits, a few of which are listed below:

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