Lastly, if you’re wondering what beard is right for you, take a look at our guide on choosing a beard shape for your face: http://www.groominglounge.com/best-beard-styles-and-face-shapes-to-grow-a-beard
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!
Basically, if you want to moisturize and nourish the beard, go for Beard Oil. If you want to moisturize, nourish, and have the hold to allow you to tame the fly-aways and shape the beard, go for Beard Balm. Personally, I use Beard Balm almost everyday and Beard Oil every couple days as a more intensive treatment. Together they work wonders and alone they are just as great, all a matter of personal preference.
One of the most common questions we get asked is, “How do I make my beard thicker or fuller.” Well, our suggestions are normally based around maximizing your own beard’s genetics. You do that by boosting your natural testosterone – which means eating right, exercising and living weights, taking appropriate supplements like biotin and fish oil, and lowering your stress and other poor habits. Check out the above section for some tips and tricks to boost testosterone and the right foods to eat.
Cordless trimmers have more flexibility than corded trimmers because you can use them practically anywhere. Most cordless trimmers provide up to an hour of cutting time on a single charge, with the length of the charge needed to get to full power varying from trimmer to trimmer.
There may be other gadgets out there, but these are the only tools you need. (I, personally, don’t refer to beard care products like beard shampoo and beard oil as tools, because specific language is important when you’re writing an instructional guide.)
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.
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.)
Sometimes beards are called “flavor savers” for a reason. It is possible to get food, lint, and other junk stuck in your beard, if it grows especially long. Comb it regularly to keep it from becoming a bird’s nest.
Be sure to follow a regular brushing or combing regimen for your beard to encourage your beard to grow in a uniform direction to prevent future ingrown hairs. Try something like this Beard Brush and Beard Comb Kit for Men by Repsol Care. It’s made with natural materials like boar bristles and real wood, and with the combo kit, you’ll be sure to have the right tool at all times.
The beauty with beards is that you can style it in many different ways. I recommend that you “grow what you got” which means, based on your beards genetics try to grow a style that fits your best parts of the beard. If you grow a full thick mustache – don’t trim that bad boy off.
Great article! Thanks. I’ve been growing a beard for a while now and along the journey I’ve become fairly obsessed with beard oils. My favourite by far is Buccaneer Grooming’s ‘The Buc’. It’s an Australian brand and smells super fresh with sandalwood, lemongrass and peppermint. It’s really unique. I’ve found many other brands make scents that are fairly similar. This one is quite different and I recommend you check it out.
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.
Use a moisturizer, or a natural beard oil on your beard follicles to soften the hairs and to keep the beard from itching too much. While there will always be some itchiness associated with the growing of body hair, it’s possible to control somewhat. Read the third section for more information about beard care.
In the 1160s Burchardus, the abbot of the Cistercian monastery of Bellevaux in the Franche-Comté, wrote a treatise on beards. He regarded beards as appropriate for lay brothers but not for the priests among the monks.
The Gyroflex 3D features makes it possible to contour around in 3 dimensions-pivot around, tilt inward and flex outward to move with the natural contours of the face resulting in a smooth shaving experience and preventing any bumps or cuts.
Easy Handling– The best beard trimmer for men is the one which allows easy handling and convenient process of operation. The mechanism should be easy to understand, so that even if the product has wide assortments in the attachments, the user shall understand the use of each and every attachment that comes up with the product. While at the same time, the size of the product shall be compact enough to be packed and carried to different locations.
Want to learn how to apply beard balm like a boss? Not sure what beard balm is? For starters, beard balm is a control/styling product for your beard that is made up of waxes, butters, and oils. It’s a cross between beard oil and mustache wax. It can go by a couple of other names including beard wax and beard butter.
Hi Robin, thanks for your questions. Age can effect beard growth. Prime beard growing years are generally between 20-60. But many people older and younger grow full beards. Perhaps the most overlooked component to beard growth is hydration. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water, wash your face with an all-natural hot processed birch tar soap, and then apply beard oil or beard balm. In addition, a biotin supplement can help your beard grow thicker.
Before we get into all the details of how to grow a beard, let’s knock out some common terminology that will help in your journey. To begin, a beard is facial hair on the cheeks, neck, chin, and upper lip. When most people hear the word “beard” they think of a full beard that is generally longer than 1/2”. That thought process considers a beard a specific facial hair style, whereas the word “beard” could also be a general term like the term “facial hair.” So, you really have a beard if you have any facial hair – from scruff to sideburns, and of course, the full beard.
The thickness of utility balm is also functional – it has just enough hold to comb down stubborn beard hairs and fly-aways that go against your beard’s shape and grooming goals. It can also be used as a low-hold styling agent for your mustache and sideburns for a bit more finish around the edges.
If you tackle the patchy problem from each of these angles while avoiding snake oil, it will usually all work itself out. Even if you beard stays patchy due to genetics, remember patchy beards can look awesome when you know how to maintain them.
Lucky Scruff has some night products also, esp the hand made soap for beards. He offers 3 different kinds right now. The beard oils, while the 3 on his main page I didn’t care for, the beard of the month club has some better ones. (Scent wise, the conditioning aspects of the main oils are awesome, but I like the oils that have a scent and I found no scent in the 3 samples)
First, it’s very normal for hair of any sort to grow at slightly different rates. You can minimize the appearance of uneven hair by purchasing a good pair of shears and watching some tutorials on how to trim your moustache properly.
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.
Jump up ^ Corpus Christianorum, Continuatio Mediaevalis LXII, Apologiae duae: Gozechini epistola ad Walcherum; Burchardi, ut videtur, Abbatis Bellevallis Apologia de Barbis. Edited by R.B.C. Huygens, with an introduction on beards in the Middle Ages by Giles Constable. Turnholti 1985
Brushing it first thing each day will loosen any grime, dirt, or dead skin cells lodged in your beard from the previous day. Like using a comb, you start by brushing it “out,” but if you have a shorter beard – say, around a half inch – it’s simply a matter of brushing it straight down and training the hairs to grow in the direction you want them to. You can even use your beard brush on your mustache.
Most guys tend to believe growing one is difficult. Not at all. That’s the easy part. Controlling it is a whole different beast. Ideally, you want to keep it neat and trimmed. And the only true way of accomplishing this is by practicing proper beard maintenance, which requires commitment and the right grooming tool: a beard trimmer.
Free of SLS, petrochemicals, parabens, fragrances, and preservatives – here is a beard shampoo that endorses elite whisker care with healthy ingredients to give coarse hair all-natural results. Rinse your beard of yesterday’s leftovers, while enjoying the herbaceous blend of English mint and rosemary. Shea butter is also thrown into the mix to improve shine and softness. A majority of reviews mention how the product treats irritation through consistent use – a major plus for those prone to itchiness.