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Live with it or figure out your style with a clean-shaven face. I’m 26 and patchy as hell, I’m only growing it out because I don’t give a damn. There’s nothing you can do about a thin beard besides hoping you grow into a full one – which can take years. It’s all a roll of the die.
If you’re new to the whole having a beard thing, it can seem like a challenge to learn how to trim your beard. In reality, it’s not as difficult as it seems and can be broken down into a few simple steps.
This one is the latest from Braun in the electric shaver series and our favorite too. It has all the features of series 7 from Braun topped up with some additional attractions that makes it the best cordless beard trimmer. Apart from its performance based characteristics, the model also has the looks to die for. The shiny chrome plastic body gives it the looks of a cool and a funky gadget that makes it desirable to every youngster.
Occasionally, you’ll stumble upon beard oils advertising other beneficial skincare additives such as glycerin, safflower, Shea butter, and even wheat germ just to name a few. Familiarizing yourself with the formula will help kickstart your beard grooming routine.
Beard balm or beard oil? This may be the most frequent question we get asked at The Mod Cabin. Some people say they are one and the same. This simply is not true. Beard balm is a pomade made by mixing, heating and cooling moisturizers and sealants. Beard oil is a leave in moisturizer and conditioner made by mixing carrier oils with essential oil blends or in some cases fragrance oils. In this post we will explain the differences between beard balm and beard oil and when to use each. We will start with beard balm.
Hi. Which is the best oil or cream available online for beard growth. I could not find any oil or cream related to facial hair growth online other than few hair nourishment products. I have a beard but its not thick. Also does age has to do anything with the growth of the beard.
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.
Finally, the beards are back! It doesn’t matter if you are a hipster, a programmer, a lumberjack dude or an actual lumberjack, the time has come for the beards to come back and stick to more faces than ever. We haven’t seen this many beards since the 60’s and there is now an entire science to help you groom the best beard you can grow now!
…But I will also warn you that the effects are NOT instant, and will often take 6-12 months to really show significant difference. Fact is that you can’t completely overcome your genetics, but in 95% of non-bearded men, there is gigantic room for improvement in their natural facial hair growth ability.
Well, that wraps it up, friends. We want you to take all of your beard grooming products seriously, and beard balm is no exception. Like any product, there are a lot of pretenders on the market. The balms we’ve reviewed, however, are the real deal and would make a great addition to your beard grooming kit.

It’s 2017! Which means you’ve probably already heard about beard oil and all the awesome things it can do for your beard. However, if you haven’t, Eric is here to fill you in on not only what this wonderful product is, but how you apply it to your beard!
Beard balm is one of the most versatile beard care products out there. It can function as a solid beard oil, a wax and a leave-in conditioner because it provides hold, hydration and manageability all in one convenient product.
Towel dry it when you finish. Use a blow dryer if needed. But no matter your choice, be gentle. As previously said, your beard, while attached to your face, is alive. You don’t want to upset it! It has many ways to get its revenge!
That being said, there is one thing you have to be careful with: rinsing. After each step, make sure you got all the extra product off your beard, because otherwise, this will have the opposite effect: instead of getting softer, your beard will get dry and, thus, rougher.
Use a beard trimmer. While it’s possible to trim longer beards neatly with a pair of hairdressing scissors, it’s very difficult to keep a beard orderly without an electric trimmer, or at least regular hair clippers. The only difference is typically the size of the guards and of the clipper itself.
If you’re tired of unwanted scents, but still want a conditioner that deals with beard itch, beardruff, and keeps your beard looking even and neat, then The Gentlemen’s Beard Oil and Conditioner Softener is for you. It’s unscented, all-natural, and organic. There’s no fillers, fragrances, parabens, or additives.
Scoop out a small amount (about the size of a thumbnail) of balm from the tin. Some balms require a slightly larger amount, but you’ll ultimately be the best judge in determining how much is right for your beard.
Not sure if you’re ready for beard oil yet? Never fear my classy friend. Many beard oils come in sampler sizes so you can purchase smaller amounts to test before you commit to one brand. Here is a list of the beard oil sample packs I know of.
Many of the best trimmers are good for wet and dry use, i.e., you can both use it in the shower and/or with shave gels, lotions, and foams. Waterproof trimmers are usually easier to clean, as well. In most cases, you simply wash them with water from your faucet to remove excess hair trimmings. That kind of convenience is hard to beat.
For best results, we recommend splashing a small amount of beard oil into your palm and massaging it into your skin and beard. This can be done after washing your beard with an all natural soap, or anytime you want to add some extra shine to your beard. In order to distribute the beard oil evenly through your facial hair, we recommend using a boars hair beard brush. This also serves the important purpose of gently removing dry, dead skin cells which can clog pores and cause ingrown hairs.
sir, is Virgin Coconut Oil fine to grow a beard? some people said to me that virgin coconut oil contain DHT blocker so it is bad for my vellus hair. well i have beard but not so thicker and fuller like my hair on my head. I want my beard more fuller and thicker.
If you suffer from itching or a rash, ask a doctor about applying a hydrocortisone cream to your face while you are growing a beard. It will relieve the itching. However, it can also have negative side effects when used on the face, so only apply it according to doctor supervision and advice.[1]
Hi Sagar. Wash your face with The Mod Cabin’s birch tar or amber resin soap, then apply backwoods beard balm and comb through it with our boars hair beard brush. Also make sure you are getting enough water in your diet and you may also want to look for a biotin supplement to help your facial hair grow in thicker. The Mod Cabin’s beard kit is a great way to start.
It’s easy to clean this trimmer because of its fully washable heads. A cleaning brush also comes with your trimmer; all you have to do is whisk away the excess hairs and then rinse the heads under your sink.
Spinach – Rich in Calcium, iron, magnesium, protein, and potassium, all major factors in having healthy beard growth. It works great in smoothies if you want to try and mix it with other foods so you won’t taste it.
A man with a beard has a single priority, and that is his beard. So, help nourish it the right way using an organic beard oil that can make your beard soft and manageable. Beard oil is essential for hydrating and maintaining healthy facial hair. 
Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, commanded the Sikhs to maintain unshorn hair, recognizing it as a necessary adornment of the body by Almighty God as well as a mandatory Article of Faith. Sikhs consider the beard to be part of the nobility and dignity of their manhood. Sikhs also refrain from cutting their hair and beards out of respect for the God-given form. Kesh, uncut hair, is one of the Five Ks, five compulsory articles of faith for a baptized Sikh. As such, a Sikh man is easily identified by his turban and uncut hair and beard.

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