There are a lot of groups on the internet that will provide support if you are having a bad beard day. My favorite places to hang out are: /r/beards, Beardboard.com, and BeardedGents.com. Upload photos of your beard growth progress and bask in the positive and constructive comments from other beardsmen.
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.)
A couple of general rules about wax. First, a lot of men categorize them as being soft, medium or firm. Soft wax is typically used in shorter mustaches to help control stray hairs while also providing a subtle sheen.
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.
You do not need to wash your beard every day – that’ll dry it out! We recommend washing your beard about 2-3 times a week, but you can do it more or less depending on your body chemistry and how active you are. Facial hair has a coarser, unique structure when compared to the rest of your hair, so using a specially designed wash is necessary to keep it healthy and clean, without damaging your hair or skin. Using regular shampoo will dry out your beard and skin – causing it to become brittle and break while your skin flakes.
Hi Domen, I am interested in growing my beard but when I let my beard grow for 10 weeks, it gets harder to keep it straight and shiny like this http://www.listlar.com/chinstrap-beard/ . My skin is very oily in summer and really really rough in winter, I would like to use beard oil that gives both the straight and shiny. It would be helpful if i get a recommendation from you.
During the first month of trying to grow your beard, you are going to find it looks like a wild forest growing on your face. This is when you are going to want to trim it up and start shaping it to look cleaner.
The trick to solving the issue for you is pretty simple. You need to keep it moisturized with either beard oil or some beard balm! It not only keeps your beard moisturized and smooth, but also your skin. Keeping the entire area moisturized will keep your whiskers from irritating your partner’s skin as well as your own. If the damage has already been done, just do the same thing you’d do for a sunburn and put some aloe vera on it to soothe the redness.
If you choose a cordless trimmer, it’s important to know the length of the battery’s life before it needs to recharge. With a corded trimmer, the length of the cord may be important if you’re seeking maximum maneuverability in your bathroom or another area where you do your trimming.
Making a bold statement with your beard is contingent on it being well-groomed and looking its best – always. All Naturals Organic Beard Oil & Leave-In Conditioner will help get you there with an all-natural product that keeps your beard looking good on the outside while conditioning it deep within.
Any barber worth his salt keeps this stuff on hand. A beard thickener is a spray on product, which gives professional results. Use this in areas where you have thin, patchy growth to give the appearance of a fuller beard. Just be sure you don’t overdo it, otherwise you might end up Amish on the scale of awesome. Also, choose a color, which is closest to your natural so you don’t end up with a weird leopard print effect (unless that’s your thing).
Multi-use beard trimmers have a wider range of length settings that enable you to trim your beard, head, and body. The Panasonic ER-GB40-S, for example, has 19 length settings and is effective for trimming your chest and other parts of your body (you’ll find it listed in our beard trimmer reviews).
Great reviews however every beard trimmer I’ve come across has performed badly with the short curly beard. I tend to trim my beard back to 3-4mm and let it grow for a few days. My fur is quite coarse and curls back so I find a lot of blades just skim over the surface. Any recommendations?!
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.
Never mind that, at least yet, there haven’t been clinical trials done in the U.S. concerning the effectiveness of hair growth supplements – which is why they aren’t approved by the FDA. They are approved for hair growth on the human scalp, however, and many, many, many men have used them with positive results on their beards.
The ultimate thing is that no one is entitled to your life. No one is entitled to be your friend, to be your boss or employee. Ultimately you are in total control of how you live your life. Life is too short and too full of stress to draw the line of what’s acceptable at facial hair. If wearing a beard makes you happy; if wearing a beard is part of who you are, then fuck it – grow your beard and don’t look back.
Also, if you’re not applying beard oil again midday or at night before bed, you may want to start. Air conditioners and heaters can zap the moisture from our skin and hair, and if you live in a dry climate that will also take it’s toll.
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.
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.
To use this technique all you’ll need is a comb, boar’s hair brush, and a little bit of beard oil. You’ll start with a clean, wet beard and use the comb to detangle the beard. You can start with a wide tooth then move to a finer tooth comb. After that use a boar’s hair brush to brush through the beard and have it follow the neck line. After a good brushing, then your next step will be to fluff out the beard with the trick being to go both sideways and up and down.
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.
Crisp. Refreshing. Just a couple of ways to help describe Beardbrand Tea Tree Beard Oil and it’s intoxicating scent. Billed by the folks at Beardbrand as their most crisp and fresh-smelling blend, potential users are asked to imagine themselves living on a Swiss mountaintop and taking that first mouthful of brisk morning air.
Carrier oils are so named because they carry an essential oil to the skin. They dilute essential oils so that they can be applied to the skin, and thus impart the essential oil’s scent and therapeutic qualities.
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.
These herbal lubricants are distilled from bark, flowers, leaves, roots, and other elements of botanical plants — creating the aroma found in beard oils. Once those aromatic chemicals are extracted, they are combined with a carrier oil to finalize the solution. Examine these usual suspects:
The jojoba and argan oil in The Mod Cabin’s beard balms will help with beard dandruff and so will our beard oil. Some people find it is easier to get beard oil to penetrate dry areas so they prefer that for moisturizing/dandruff prevention. For stray hairs we recommend Backwoods beard balm as it will provide a light hold allowing you to shape your beard.
After Joseph Smith, many of the early presidents of the LDS Church, such as Brigham Young and Lorenzo Snow, wore beards. Since David O. McKay became church president in 1951, most LDS Church leaders have been clean-shaven. The church maintains no formal policy on facial hair for its general membership. However, formal prohibitions against facial hair are currently enforced for young men providing two-year missionary service. Students and staff of the church-sponsored higher education institutions, such as Brigham Young University (BYU), are required to adhere to the Church Educational System Honor Code, which states in part: “Men are expected to be clean-shaven; beards are not acceptable”, although male BYU students are permitted to wear a neatly groomed moustache. A beard exception is granted for “serious skin conditions”, and for approved theatrical performances, but until 2015 no exception was given for any other reason, including religious convictions. In January 2015, BYU clarified that students who want a beard for religious reasons, like Muslims or Sikhs, may be granted permission after applying for an exception.
Our Utility Balm also functions as a leave-in conditioner, similar to beard oil. Since they have the same function, it isn’t necessary to use both. Check out this article to see which one is best for you. A balm is going to be a little bit heavier than a beard oil, but will provide a longer-lasting conditioning effect as a result of its heavier texture. You should apply it once a day, around the same time you’d apply an oil. Right after a shower is always best for applying moisturizing products because your skin and hair are more receptive to nutrients. If you have a special evening planned, you can apply a small amount again just before you go out.
Jack Black’s beard oil contains a list of certified organic ingredients designed to bring top-quality beard and skin care directly to your face, including Kalahari melon oil, vitamin E, plum oil, marula oil, brown algae, and carrot extract. The oil is vegan and cruelty free, while the scent is subtle and won’t linger all day. A balanced and hydrating blend that will leave your skin feeling soft and your beard looking shiny.
Avoid man-made chemicals in cosmetics, especially BPA, parabens, and phthlates. They are all proven antiandrogens and can lower testosterone and DHT, inhibiting beard growth. Especially avoid using moisturizers with these on facial hair area!
Age can play a factor in how fast beards grow. Men have the best chance of growing a thicker and longer beard between the ages of 25 and 35, because that is when the hair goes into the longest anagen phases of the hair growth cycle, which is when hair grows, which means you’ll experience the most growth then. (The hair growth cycle is covered in fuller detail in an above section if you want to learn more.)
Frequency depends on length and individual need based on the dryness of your hair or skin. How often you take to a beard balm will be a matter of trial and error. “If you grow your beard long enough, it’ll start talking to you,” Harvey said. “You’ll know what to do.”
Perhaps you think you are following all the right steps: cleaning, protection, hydration, conditioning, trimming. But your beard is still rough. There might be something wrong with that last step right there. We know everybody speaks about the importance of trimming when growing a beard. But what most people don’t say is that it is also important to give your beard a good quality trimming.