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.
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.
Art Naturals Organic Beard Oil & Leave-In Conditioner comes in a 2-ounce bottle with an included dropper for easier and safer application of the oil. This product is an awesome moisturizer which will hydrate your skin perfectly, and it will treat any harmful conditions like itchiness or flaky skin in no time. This beard oil will also treat coarse hair, and it will transform your beard from rough, hard-to-touch hair into a very soft, loveable beard.
This is the fundamental grooming accessory for the modern beardsman. This product is typically recommended for all beards, but especially in early stages of beard growth. Its moisturizing factors help treat beard dandruff and flaking, and also calm down the itchy phase of newer and younger beards.
Coconut oil, being an excellent moisturizing agent, is often used in beard oils. The coconut oil that you buy in the store is most often in solid form, as it has a high melting point of about 76 degrees F. This can obviously make it difficult to work with. To use coconut oil as a base carrier of your beard oil, you’ll have to first melt it so you can mix with your essential oils. I put a large tablespoon of the solid oil into a dish, then set that dish into another that had hot water. The oil liquified in no time and I was able to mix in a few drops of an essential oil. It will then re-solidify, and you end up with more of a beard balm. You simply rub a little on your fingers, and your body heat will melt it, thereby turning it into oil again, ready to use on your facial hair.
Try “beard lube” to combat itchiness or dryness. While they’re not super-commonly used among men with beards, there are a variety of beard oils on the market, which can be combed into clean beards to keep them looking shiny, moisturized, and clean. It can be a desirable look, and it may give relief to men with sensitive skin who suffer from itchiness.
Still, as with all fashions, what was old is eventually new again. Dr. Allan Peterkin, beard expert and author of ‘One Thousand Beards: A Cultural History of Facial Hair,’ says that latter-day beard growth, as it were, is no longer a function of army culture, but instead comes from pop culture influences. “Some even see growing a beard as a playful backlash to feminism, being one of the few things women can’t do,” he says.
While Wild Willies contains many of the oils commonly found in any beard balm that can call itself a contender for the best beard balm, one ingredient they have that sets them apart from the pack is tea tree oil. Tea tree oil is known less for its moisture and more for its health benefits. It’s anti-inflammatory; more than that, it’s anti-fungal. Nobody likes to talk about, but there are a lot of pathogens that can show up in even the cleanest of beards belonging to the most hygienic of men. One of those is yeast, a type of fungus. Men get yeast infections too, and no one wants one on their face. Tea tree oil is one of the most potent natural antifungals there is, which means if your itchiness is caused by yeast (whether known or unknown to you), the tea tree oil in Wild Willies can help combat that.
1. Take Supplements: Taking biotin supplements daily is one way to make your hair grow faster, and potentially stimulate regrowth for lost hair atop your head. There’s little conclusive evidence for its ability to stimulate the hairs that have fallen out, but one thing most doctors agree upon is that biotin does strengthen the keratin infrastructure of your hair, meaning it fortifies the hair and thickens it. So, in theory your beard grows thicker uniformly across each hair shaft. You can get biotin on the shelves of most drug stores, and there are many companies that tout beard-growing pills, which are mostly biotin and other vitamins packaged with some fancy graphic designs.
If you’re already doing your best to properly care for your facial hair, but you still have patches, then try finding a beard style that is shaped similarly to how your hair naturally grows. There are several beard style charts on the internet that you can take a look at to find a style that works best for you. In the end, you’ll be happiest if you work with what you have, and not against it.
If you’ve absolutely maximized your beard growing potential and you are into your 30’s then maybe you can start to consider options that will help give you a fuller thicker beard. You have pretty much two options, one is to take minoxidil (aka Rogaine) and the other option is to get hair implants.
Although it’s an average weight for a beard trimmer at only one pound, the sleek design doesn’t give it as good of a grip and its design doesn’t fit as well in your hand as other models we have reviewed.
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.
Buying the best beard trimmer for shaping is no rocket science; all you need to know is the relevant features of the most worthy product. And thus, we bring to you the details about the features you should take into consideration before buying the product.
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.
It’s easy to nail the front of your beard and forget about the rest. One of the benefits of using beard oil is that it conditions your strands and your pores, and makes the strands less likely to form split ends and fairy knots. Your under-beard can benefit from this too.
The beard develops during puberty. Beard growth is linked to stimulation of hair follicles in the area by dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which continues to affect beard growth after puberty. Various hormones stimulate hair follicles from different areas. DHT, for example, may also promote short-term pogonotrophy (i.e., the growing of facial hair). For example, a scientist who chose to remain anonymous spent several weeks on a remote island in comparative isolation. He noticed that his beard growth diminished, but the day before he was due to leave the island it increased again, reaching unusually high rates of growth during the first day or two on the mainland. He studied the effect and concluded that the stimulus for increased beard growth was related to the resumption of sexual activity. However, at that time professional pogonologists, such as R.M. Hardisty, dismissed a connection. Despite DHT’s relationship with terminal body and facial hair growth, the dominant hormone in facial hair development is likely the male sex hormone testosterone, with DHT more closely associated with beard growth speed rather than density (or “coverage”); moreover, neither hormone acts alone, depending instead on the quantity of androgen receptors on the face. Subjects with a greater preponderance of receptors will develop more terminal adult facial hairs.
If your cheeks are very sparse and patchy, then go for the goatee. The full beard is timeless, but other styles will come and go into fashion. See this beard infographic for inspiration on the different facial hair styles.
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.
The ER-GB40-S is good for wet and dry use and fully waterproof. You can use it in the shower or over the sink, with shaving gels, lotions, and foams, and its cordless option means you can use it almost anywhere. We think it’s the best cordless beard trimmer on the market.
Another common thing is the selling of beard supplements. Most commonly these are just low-quality kitchen-sink multivitamins with huge price tag (like Vitabeard or Beardilizer), they can slightly help (just like normal multivitamin would), but the fact that they’re grossly overpriced and not any different than grocery store multi’s is sickening.
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.
There are a lot of named beard styles, as we’ve previously discussed. If you want to know which one is right for you, consider its characteristics. For instance, if that style is long on the sides, you’re going to want to avoid it if you have a round face because it will add extra width to you, which you don’t need.
Let’s face it, we’ve all monitored the clock, our watches, and the calendar days go by while trying to grow a beard. Shaving your beard will NEVER make it grow back faster or thicker, it’s an urban legend. The ability to grow a full beard is something that most men, both beardsmen and those who shave regularly, covet. Whether they actually act on this desire is a whole other story, but regardless, most men want to know that they could grow a thick and dense beard if they so desired. In reality, beards are almost never perfect and although we all wish our beards were perfectly distributed and fertile enough where you can’t see the facial skin below, these desires are simply not the reality for most beardsmen.