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Indeed, it’s manly but you also won’t feel like a lumberjack in a more civilized setting – the camera pans in on the bearded man in the corner who’s wearing a smoking jacket, enjoying a fine cigar and glass of brandy. “What’s that scent he’s wearing?” someone asks.
New beard hairs can feel like “a cactus poking your skin” says Olvera, but the prickly sensation subsides after a week, so stay tough. “It helps to brush the hair so everything grows in the same direction.” Try one of these ten grooming products—especially the beard softener and beard oil.
The same relationship a traditional shaver has with his razor is the same one a beard wearer should have with his beard trimmer. And even if you’re one who favors a clean shave from time to time, never look at it as cheating on your grooming tools. Every season does call for a new look. Right? Seriously though, there really isn’t any other grooming tool capable of taming unattractive scruff and stray hairs.
A beard trimmer is what its name suggests – its job is to trim your beard and maintain it at the length you desire. Trimmers aren’t used to shave your hair clean and down to your skin, like an electric razor. In fact, a trimmer’s blades should rarely, if ever, touch your skin.
Winner of AskMen’s 2016 Grooming Award for Best Beard Oil, Jack Black’s facial serum combines 10 natural oils with other nourishing ingredients to moisturize and protect the beard from breakage. Its creamy texture conditions whiskers better than most other beard oils in its class, absorbing quickly to speed up the grooming process. Some even suggest the formula can double as a shaving agent. The aromatic citrusy cent is a pleasurable bonus.
A proper beard line can be the difference between looking fatter or looking sharper. Cut it too close to the neck and the slightest weight gain is amplified and makes “you look like you have a double chin” – GQ magazine.
Dedicated factory, which means the product is pure without contaminants belonging to other unrelated products, which is great for those with allergies which often literally live and die by ingredient lists.
Beard dandruff is caused by the micro-organism Malassezia globosa and it’s feeding on the natural oils produced by your skin. Those oils are called sebum. The Malassezia globosa break down the oils into an oleic acid and some people have a sensitivity to the acid. People have a sensitivity which produces skin cells at a higher rate and this overproduction of skin cells is what causes dandruff. So it sucks to have beard flakes, but it’s a pretty common issue for people.
You should definitely check out First Olympian … premium quality; kind of ‘grow a beard just so you can wear it’ good! Nicely pulled together post. I always prefer links to the brands sites rather than Amazon – always better to explore the brands themselves. Your tips on beard care are excellent – great supporting pictures.
Beard oil can be used in conjunction with beard balm or as a stand alone product. For best results wash your beard with an all natural beard soap and apply beard oil when dry. Splash a dime size amount of beard oil in your palm and massage into your skin and beard. Brush the oil through your beard with a boars hair beard brush to help distribute the oil evenly throughout your facial hair. Use up to three times a day as needed. Like all natural beard balm, beard oil does not need to be rinsed out.
Beardruff is formed when a natural oil in your skin called sebum oil is dried up by your hair follicles. Beard balm, like beard oil, is made of ingredients that closely resemble sebum oil and adds much-needed hydration to your skin.
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.
As for the “how to” part, in order to get the most out of this product, just scrape a bit of balm with you nail and rub it between your fingers. It doesn’t have to be more than a pea size. And that only if you have quite a mature beard already. Once melted, start massaging your beard from tips to roots. Now you’re ready to break some hearts!
Remember that less is more and you can always trim more another day. In terms of maintenance I’d recommend rinsing the beard thoroughly everyday in the shower and apply beard oil daily. You can wash the beard with a beard wash anywhere between one and 3 times a week.
The Gentleman’s Beard Balm is a great all-in-one beard moisturizer, conditioner and styling aid that is especially helpful for people who want their beards to look thicker. For best results, wash your beard with the all-natural fresh wood beard soap and apply beard balm when dry. Scrape out a dime sized amount of balm and rub between your palms. Run your fingers through your facial hair, starting from the neck and working up, making sure to rub balm into the skin where your beard grows.
This Amazon best seller is an incredible product in an unbeatable price range. The surgical steel blades are designed for long-lasting durability, and it comes with 8 attachments to complement its performance and conform to any grooming need you may have.
Try it out for a few weeks and see how it fits into your busy schedule, if it works then good for you but if not consider a different beard style that won’t take as much time and effort to take care of.
It seems like a whole new crop of beard oils gets released every month now that the beard trend has truly gone mainstream. With so many options now available, what’s really good? Which beard oils are actually worth investing in, and which ones will just leave you itchy and/or greasy? I enlisted the help of some bearded colleagues and friends to try out a few different beard oils and report back to me on their experience. Here’s how it all went down.
Remember that facial hair is more stiff and wiry than the hair on your head by default. If you want that irresistible soft beard that those bastards in Hollywood make girls drool over, then you have to use the right products.
5. Get a Beard Transplant: Yes, beard transplants are a real thing. For a few stacks you can have the doctor pluck some hairs from the back of your scalp and transplant them onto your patchy spots. (Full coverage can run you a semester’s tuition at Harvard.) After a couple thousand grafts, the hair falls out after two weeks and then regrows after a few months. So there’s a long waiting period of trusting that it’s going to work. Until suddenly, it does.
Think of your arm or leg hair. If you were to shave it off, it would grow back, but after a certain length it stops. This is when you have hit terminal length. On a beard, different parts of your face hit terminal length at different stages of growth. For example, your sideburns typically hit terminal length faster that the area around and below your chin. This is the reason why beards tend to have an oval shape when left untouched. Your mustache will also hit terminal length before your beard. This is especially true for the middle section of the stache.
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 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!)
Organic coconut oil is one of the top ingredients. Coconut oil is a great natural moisturizer that’s ideal for both hair and skin because it has a pH that’s very compatible with both. So, not only does it moisturize, but it keeps your skin and hair at their prime acidity level, which keeps them healthy and prevents hair loss and patchiness. Beard Balm also contains 100% Kosher grapeseed oil; grapeseed oil is light, non-greasy, and reduces frizz, contributing to better beard control.
There are a few B vitamins that can help your hair grow faster. The most widely used is biotin (vitamin B7). A small daily supplement will give you the biggest kick of any tips on this list. Ask your dermatologist for the best dosage for you, though Dr. James Collyer of Modern Dermatology in Seattle suggests 2.5-5mg daily. But don’t ignore the other tips here—especially #3—if you start relying on biotin for hair growth. Drink plenty of water when supplementing with biotin, to prevent dry skin and breakouts. Biotin strengthens the proteins in your hair, skin, and nails (called keratins), and helps each grow stronger and quicker. You’ll probably first notice it in your nails. Other B vitamins to ask your doctor about are thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3). These are called “B-Complex vitamins” that also strengthen the same proteins in hair, skin, and nails.
Just because you can’t grow a full beard by your early twenties or beyond, it doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you. In fact, beard thickness is largely determined by how your body reacts to testosterone. All men have pretty much the same amount of testosterone; beard growth depends on how your body reacts to all that testosterone that happens as you progress through the various stages of puberty, which is why testosterone supplements don’t really help with beard growth. In fact, elitedaily.com says that going for outrageous hair treatments may do a lot more harm than good.
You can use beard balms made to straighten beards or blow dry your beard straight, but our recommendation is to use either of those sparingly. Both can dry your beard out, causing it to be brittle and break easily. Instead, we recommend seeing a barber who knows how to properly trim curly beards so that you can work with the curl, instead of against it. I hope that information is helpful!
This of course means great grooming habits, but it’s also more than that – it’s about continuing to educate yourself, to develop more fruitful relationships and to make an impact on your community and occupation.
Body hair is closely linked with your image and, to some extent, reflects your personality. But maintaining the shape and look of your beard is more than just pretension. And before even considering a beard trimmer, you need to determine what its main purpose(s) will be. Is it for perfecting the 5 o’clock shadow or transforming yourself into a real-life Rick Grimes? Preserving skin? Manscaping? Every man should know the importance of trimming facial hair, for while most of the benefits are complementary to one’s appearance, the hindrances can ruin one’s image. Examples:
In a lot of ways, this version of Honest Amish beard balm is similar to the other, in that it’s US-made with natural ingredients. However, one of the key difference is that it’s designed to give you better control over your unruly beast of a beard.
That said, finding the right trimmer to execute this not-really-shaving look is a challenge. You want one that will last for years while still holding its charge, preferably with a lithium-ion battery. The blades should be sharp — for morning efficiency, mostly — and the tool should feel good in your hands without seeming cheap, or getting too easily clogged with hairs. My last trimmer recently went kaput, so I decided to check out all of the options on the market to find the best replacement. After researching more than 30 trimmers, and testing a dozen from major electronics brands and digital upstarts alike, these five stood out. And not just for simple things like having the most power, or the strongest blades, or ample battery life, but for otherwise being a cut above the rest. (Sorry.)
Also rich in fatty acids, potassium and zinc, sweet almond oil it is well known for helping fight hair loss. It also help restoring the protective oil layer of the hair, thus leaving your beard soft and shiny.
You might want to try out the Philips 5000 series beard trimmers. It is washable, has a dual blade, cuts from 0.4 up to 10.0mm, even closer if you take off the comb, runs for 60 minutes, recharge done in 1 hour.
Beard care is constantly evolving. Products are appearing that have never been seen before, such as beard balm (also known as beard butter, beard cream, or beard wax). It’s still pretty new, so a lot of people may not understand what it is. A balm can be broken down into two different functions: conditioning and styling. First, we’ll talk about our conditioning Utility Balm.
Why not just use a moisturizer, then? According to Pirotta, “Most lotions are actually watered-down oils, which allows the growth of bacteria and causes the oils to go rancid without some type of added preservatives. Oils lock in moisture and help protect the skin against environmental effects, while delivering a potent dose of nutrients.”
As always, Honest Amish stands apart from some of the other brands out there by using only all-natural and organic ingredients. Remember, your body is absorbing this stuff, so it’s important to consider that aspect when shopping.
If you have a patchy or thin beard, consider using a beard balm with shea butter, as shea is especially good at making facial hair appear thicker. In addition to all natural sealants, make sure your beard balm contains all natural moisturizers like jojoba or argan oil. Without the moisturizers, the sealants will just seal in dryness, making your beard brittle and prone to breakage. A quality beard balm containing all natural moisturizers and sealants will moisturize, condition and provide hold for shaping and styling as well as make your beard look thicker. If you are looking for an all-in-one leave in beard conditioner and styling aid that is easy to use, all natural beard balm is for you.