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Leven Rose Fragrance-Free Beard Oil is considered the top-selling beard oil out there (it has been featured in GQ) and is great for beard newbies and seasoned pros alike. It’s simple to use and soaks in quickly to take care of dry, coarse and out-of-control beard hair.
Don’t blame yourself if you fall in love with this aesthetically designed model! You will know what it exactly means when you will look at the incredible design of TRYM II. Crafted in the top grade metal combined with a shiny black plastic, this is one of the most eye catching electric beard trimmer you would come across. The story does not end at its plush design; let’s look at some of its features.
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.
While properly using a beard trimmer requires a bit of time and practice, you’ll soon get the hang of it. Here are some tips to help you get the most from your trimmer (and the look you hope to achieve):
You have to get used to it. Your beard now is part of you. Just like the hair on your head. But unlike the hair on your head, the beard gets in contact with the food you eat. And it’s more prone to be touched during the day.
To apply beard wash, simply put a small amount in your hand and rub it directly into your wet beard in the shower. You don’t need to apply it every day unless you work in an occupation (construction worker, etc.) in which dirt and grime get into your beard daily. If you spend most of your day in front of a computer, then a daily beard washing isn’t necessary, unless you spill your lunch and dinner on it (hey, it happens).
Now that we have provided you with the causes of a rough beard, we are also going to share with you some of the tricks we keep in our sleeves, to help you tame the rough beast that is taking over your face.
Beard Balm’s dedication to naturally sourcing their ingredients deserves a lot of praise. For instance, the way they get their beeswax from Michigan bees who haven’t been exposed to pesticides not only protects you, the customer, but they’re supporting a responsible apiary that is preserving an at-risk species vital to Earth’s ecosystem at large.
A little goes a long way, so you won’t need too much in order to get a medium hold on your beard. If you experience a firmer texture than you’re looking for, applying a couple drops of beard oil to your beard after styling will help alleviate some of that hold.
This local and all American oil offers some really great bonuses if you choose to go with them. First of all, it is important to say that the oils are completely natural and an added bonus is that there is a guarantee of no nut oil use when it comes to this brand so you can rest assured if you have an allergy.
In the United States, meanwhile, popular movies portrayed heroes with clean-shaven faces and “crew cuts”. Concurrently, the psychological mass marketing of Madison Avenue was becoming prevalent, and makers of safety razors were among these marketers’ early clients, including The Gillette Company and the American Safety Razor Company. The phrase five o’clock shadow, as a pejorative for stubble, was coined circa 1942 in advertising for Gem Blades, by the American Safety Razor Company, and entered popular usage. These events conspired to popularise short hair and clean-shaven faces as the only acceptable style for decades to come. The few men who wore the beard or portions of the beard during this period were frequently either elderly, Central European, members of a religious sect that required it, sailors, or in academia.
It’s my goal with this section to index all beard oils. I update this list frequently, adding new beard oils to the top, with a brief description of what makes the oil unique. Do you know of a beard oil that I missed? Let me know in the comments, and I will add it to this list.
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!
The relationship between beard health and body health is a close one. If you have a well-balanced, healthy diet, not only will you reap the benefits, but your beard has a much better chance to bloom. To really in tip-top shape you’ll need to keep an eye on these foods.
Every lumbersexual must equip himself with a sterling beard comb. Besides styling service usage, it can help remove debris and untangle your chin tresses for smoother beard oiling. Baxter’s coveted Swiss-made comb has evenly tapered teeth and rounded tips that add comfort to the grooming chore, sorting every stray hair without scrapping the face.
We make our Beard Oil using only the highest-quality ingredients that promise to revitalize and strengthen your beard. No added fragrances, additives, fillers, chemicals, GMOs and parabens – only 2 organic ingredients total!
Don’t give up! Set a target date. For example, give yourself a minimum of six weeks’ growth before deciding to abandon your beard-growing effort. Commit to not shaving before that six weeks is up. When you’ve reached the six weeks date, then you can decide whether you want to continue with the beard or get rid of it.
Beard Oil from HighWest Beard is one of the most important parts when growing that manly beard of yours. We use only the best oils and vitamins in our beard oil to make your beard as soft as possible, AND help moisturize your skin giving you the absolute highest beard potential. Your beard will grow in faster and thicker with the combination of healthy skin and our high quality beard oil. Plus you’ll smell irresistible.
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.
In the second century AD the Emperor Hadrian, according to Dion Cassius, was the first of all the Caesars to grow a beard; Plutarch says that he did it to hide scars on his face. This was a period in Rome of widespread imitation of Greek culture, and many other men grew beards in imitation of Hadrian and the Greek fashion. Until the time of Constantine the Great the emperors appear in busts and coins with beards; but Constantine and his successors until the reign of Phocas, with the exception of Julian the Apostate, are represented as beardless.
Fade your cheek line: This avoids that artificial-looking hard stop on the cheeks. Though, it must be said not every guy has to worry about his cheekline—this step primarily depends on your beard growth pattern and if you have any hair there to manage.
There are 3 different types of foils that help to cut out long and thick hair, flat and ingrown hair, and the hair that grow in different directions. The final trimmer also cuts out all those hair that are left by the first four trimmers.
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.
While the 8 length settings aren’t quite as many as some of the other beard trimmers we have reviewed, it is enough for many users who aren’t looking for anything too fancy in their beard styling endeavors.
Next, apply some utility balm or beard oil. Applying conditioning agents to damp hair allows them to be absorbed more effectively. We’re also about to bust out a hairdryer, so these products will help protect your hair while you manipulate it with heat.
In any case, if you’re having any difficulty in finding coconut oil, you can have a look at my suggestions below before you begin your search. I’ve tried the first two and they’re great for beard care and needless to say, for cooking.
Essentially, the parts of a strand of hair are: the medulla, the cortex and the cuticle. For understanding hair as it pertains to your beard needs, you can forget the medulla, which is the inner core and lacks structure, and focus on the latter two. The cortex is the middle layer where hair gets its structure from, and the shape of the cortex—round or oval—determines how curly or straight your hair is. (Curlier hair has a more oval shape whereas straight has a more rounded shape.) Melanin lies here in the cortex as well and works to give your hair its color. The cuticle is the outer layer of your hair and it’s what repels excess water that your cortex layer has drawn in.
It has also vowed to go after “rogue” beard hairs that defy most grooming tactics. Their Natural Beard Balm is up to the task, however, with a formula that confronts brittle beards, split ends, itching, and the dreaded beardruff.
Scissors can be a valuable tool in your beard arsenal. They’re not for removing your beard or making huge adjustments on your own, but rather for trimming and shaping it up. We know that the first cut is the hardest, but after that just stick to your plan and you’ll be good to go. You may worry that home trimming won’t turn out well about halfway through, but you can always reshape it with your trimmers or get it touched up at the barbershop.
Unlike most OTC products, Powell’s is FDA-approved—something not mandatory for non-prescription topicals like their beard tonic. It’s also USDA approved, which also isn’t required for their purposes—it’s an extra step they chose to take to ensure their customers of their exacting quality standards.
During the early nineteenth century, most men, particularly among the nobility and upper classes, went clean-shaven. There was, however, a dramatic shift in the beard’s popularity during the 1850s, with it becoming markedly more popular. Consequently, beards were adopted by many leaders, such as Alexander III of Russia, Napoleon III of France and Frederick III of Germany, as well as many leading statesmen and cultural figures, such as Benjamin Disraeli, Charles Dickens, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Karl Marx, and Giuseppe Verdi. This trend can be recognised in the United States of America, where the shift can be seen amongst the post-Civil War presidents. Before Abraham Lincoln, no President wore a beard; after Lincoln until Woodrow Wilson, every President except Andrew Johnson and William McKinley had either a beard or a moustache of some sort.
While most noblemen and knights were bearded, the Catholic clergy were generally required to be clean-shaven. This was understood as a symbol of their celibacy. The adoption of different beard styles and personal grooming had great cultural and political significance in the Early Middle Ages.
Applying beard wash and softener is an important part of your beard-grooming regimen, and your beard will thank you for it. Beard wash takes a kinder, gentler approach to cleaning your facial hair than the regular shampoo you use on your scalp. It has milder ingredients that make for a gentler lather than you might expect.
Usually you should shampoo your beard with the same shampoo you already use for your head. Some may prefer to wash their beards with soap instead. You could try out soap and shampoo to see which you like best.
The Rogue Beard Company was founded in 2015 – on the premise that the world needed premium beard products at the right price – and has made its mark with products such as the Natural Beard Balm Sandalwood Leave-In Conditioner.