While other models come with far more length settings, the 6 on Wahl’s model are enough for many. At half the cost of other options on the market, this model is certainly a good choice for those shopping on a budget.
Maple Hill Naturals Honest for Men Original Scent Beard Wash is a great example of a 100% all-natural beard care product, made out of pure ingredients like hemp seed butter and coconut oil, that maintains the high level of quality you’re accustomed to from synthetic products, which are engineered by scientists to be superior.
A beard that feels “oily” is no fun. Using too much beard oil can get in your mouth, make your food taste funny, stain your clothes, or get on your significant other when you lean in for a kiss. You want to lightly glaze your beard with the oil, and rub it in so that every strand can absorb it. If your beard feels oily or slick afterwards, then you probably used too much.
Up till recently, coconut oil wasn’t even in the top list of cosmetics manufacturers. Over the last few years, you see slowly that many producers are including it in all kinds of cosmetics. This gives us an indication of where the personal care industry is heading with all natural products.
They also note that there’s a downside to being a testosterone-sensitive, beard-heavy guy—you’re more likely to go bald than your sparse-bearded not-so-testosterone-sensitive counterparts. So, if you have a thin beard and you’ve always worried about the same happening on your head, know that it’s not likely. Also, some patchy beards look damn good.
They note their products are made with only all natural ingredients and free of synthetic chemicals. The ingredients are listed; certified BFA organic Australian olive and Jojoba oil. They use a combination of essential oils like bay, rosemary, cedarwood, and lime. They also feature Kunzea oil to relieve beard itch and irritation. Overall a great combination resulting in a soft, itch-free beard.
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.
When starting to let your beard grow, just stop shaving — completely. Do not shave at all for at least the first four weeks of growth. One of the most common errors is to attempt to start shaping or sculpting the beard too early in the process. Even if you are just planning to grow a “Van Dyke” or goatee, you should let everything grow for the first four weeks. WHY let your beard grow for four weeks before you start to shape it — even if you are just growing a goatee? If you don’t wait, you might cut off more than you really wanted. Also, you might not have thought about going for the striking effect of an oversized goatee. You can always trim it down to a smaller size later.
Your facial hair grows in fuller and darker as you get older. If you’re disappointed by patchy or sparse facial hair at age 15, don’t be; by 17, you could very well have a thick manly man’s beard. Most usually, facial hair will truly start thickening around your late teens and early twenties, which is when you really want to be conscious of learning how to grow a beard the right way to set up future good habits and train your beard as it grows.
After the beard is dry, use the blow dryer to blow the beard down and into it’s final resting place. Use a nice acetate, wooden, or metal comb and finish it off with a boar’s hair brush. Watch this video on how I style my beard.
Once you’ve rinsed that out, apply softener thoroughly to your beard. Let it sit in your beard for a few minutes while you continue your shower, then rinse it out just before you finish. Leaving softener in your beard for a few minutes makes a world of difference in enhancing its conditioning effects.
We’ve all read the stories about the kind of bacteria and filth that lurks in the average beard. It’s tantamount to libel against the mighty beard, if you ask us, but best to be on the safe side and get yourself a shampoo dedicated to keeping your facial hair clean and healthy. This one comes from trendy London barbers Murdock – which means this shampoo knows exactly what it’s doing – and uses a pH-balanced formula to purge it of any grime and nastiness.
Not having enough vitamins can considerably slow the growth of facial hair in your teen son. If your teen does not follow a good diet or is deficient in important vitamins such as vitamins B1, B6, and B12, it could increase the time it takes for the mustache to appear. These vitamins will help increase the rate at which your teen’s facial hair appears, so make sure he eats a diet which is rich in the same.
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.
If like to point out that hair has an enormous surface area and if you get an oil with a fragrance that massive surface area will readily release the odor to the air. Also remember where your nose is in relation to this fragrance and ask yourself if you really want to have the odor of pine trees blasted into your nose 24/7/365. I strongly recommend odor-free oils and balm.
At 3 months and longer, you’ll only want to wash your beard about once at week or as needed. Again, a thorough rinsing daily is also recommended. Apply daily beard oil for moisturizing, and trim only with scissors. Never trim or shave off your beard if you are depressed or under the influence of alcohol.
It was kind of expected that the oil from this famous brand would be a hit, but no one expected it to create such a large fan base for such a short period of time. When it comes to the ingredient choice, this is a pretty exotic and interesting oil for you, containing standard jojoba and argan oil, but also six more hydrating substances and oils that will provide your beard and skin with perfect, premium care. Best applied at night, before sleep, it will take care of your skin and leave you facing your new day in a magnificent manner.
Sleep is also essential for a properly nourished body—all the way down to the hairs on your chin. Collyer says that 7-8 hours nightly is imperative. Cellular turnover accelerates while we sleep, meaning that most of the growing and healing your body does happen overnight. You’re not giving your healthier, stronger cells a fighting chance if you deprive them of rest and recharge. Similarly, the body’s blood flow slows when it is poorly rested, and this lack of circulation means that fewer nutrients and vitamins reach their destination. (Similar to being dehydrated.) Since the hair doesn’t get as many nutrients, it doesn’t grow as fast or as strong. In fact, this can also lead to hair loss atop your head in addition to a compromised beard. (Side note: Why not magnify the benefits to your skin with a night cream?)
When you’re growing a full beard, you need to remember where it’s coming from – out of your face through those hair follicles. Even though there’s beard hair over it now, you still need to take care of it.
Don’t use antiandrogenic medication. Many common drugs have a nasty side effect of lowering crucial beard growing hormones, these include: statins, SSRI’s, beta-blockers, opiate painkillers, antifungals…
The balm is easy to work with and mold in your hands prior to application (it has exceptional softness) and therefore is easier to spread in your beard hair. You’ll also love the scent: it’s mild and woodsy, manly yet sophisticated.
Sandalwood Reserve Beard Oil is a very special limited edition. Unlike other brands, this oil is made with pure (uncut) Sandalwood Essential Oil. We do not add any other essential oils to dilute the…
“it was a break from the past for a clergyman to abandon his clean-shaven appearance which was the norm for late medieval priesthood; with Luther providing a precedent [during his exile period], virtually all the continental reformers had deliberately grown beards as a mark of their rejection of the old church, and the significance of clerical beards as an aggressive anti-Catholic gesture was well recognised in mid-Tudor England.”
Make your beard magestic! Texas Beard Company Beard Oil is a carefully hand-mixed blend of All Natural oils mixed with a subtle amount of essential oils to make your beard smell as good as it looks….
You seriously can’t go wrong with any of these products, we strongly urge you to give any of them a go. They have a great combination of carrier and essential oils, and also are at price-points that won’t break the bank.
At various times in its history and depending on various circumstances, the Catholic Church in the West permitted or prohibited facial hair (barbae nutritio – literally meaning “nourishing a beard”) for clergy. A decree of the beginning of the 6th century in either Carthage or the south of Gaul forbade clerics to let their hair and beards grow freely. The phrase “nourishing a beard” was interpreted in different ways, either as imposing a clean-shaven face or only excluding a beard that was too long. In relatively modern times, the first pope to wear a beard was Pope Julius II, who, in 1511–1512, did so as a sign of mourning for the loss of the city of Bologna. Pope Clement VII let his beard grow at the time of the sack of Rome (1527) and kept it. All his successors did so until the death in 1700 of Pope Innocent XII. Since then, no pope has worn a beard. Most Latin-rite clergy are now clean-shaven, but Capuchins and some others are bearded. Present canon law is silent on the matter.
Grooming a beard does take time but when you see the results it is well worth it. These are just some general guidelines for beard grooming to help get you started. As with everything in life there will be nuances depending how long your beard is and other factors like if you have dry facial hair that will influence that product you will choose. If you think I missed a tip, please do tell me in the comment section, I’d love to hear from you.
For most men, learning to trim their beard is a harrowing journey of trial and error. When they don’t trim it evenly, it looks like some kind of weird shrub with things poking out randomly here and there. When they trim it too close they get to wait for it to grow back. When they trim one spot really close, they get to trim the rest to match it.
Like with all things, this new routine may take some time to perfect. Every beardsman is different, so every beardsman will have their own routine that they grow to master. Be patient, and don’t be afraid to experiment.
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Scoop out a small amount (about the size of a thumbnail) of balm from the tin. Some balms require a slightly larger amount, but you’ll ultimately be the best judge in determining how much is right for your beard.
Once you reach the 4 – 6 week mark, then you can begin to shape and clean up the region as much as you like. Forget the old wives tale about trimming the hair makes it grow thicker and darker and faster.
As you get older that’s just not the case. The main thing is that most times as a teenager, you feel impatient. You don’t want to wait. You want it right now. But that’s the biggest part of growing a beard, as you age your beard will grow in fuller and thicker. There’s almost a scale. When you start puberty, you grow small stuff here and there. Then at 18-20, it starts to grow in much thicker. Heck, even Eric wasn’t able to grow a full beard until about he was about 28. If you’re 14 and want a beard right now, that might not happen as fast as you think. Even at 18, it’s not all that common. Even in our videos, Greg is in his 50s, Carlos Eric & Jeff in their mid-30s. They all have the patience to grow their beards, cause that’s how long they took to reach that point.
Try this: After letting your oil soak for some time, apply your balm and comb and style to your liking. If you want to really tame your hair, use a blow dryer to heat the hair with product already applied.
Beard oil is an oil-based light moisturizer that can be applied throughout your entire beard quickly and effortlessly. Its liquid form also means it’s more effective in hydrating the skin through shorter or trimmed beards as opposed to their larger counterparts.
…But I will also warn you that the effects are NOT instant, and will often take 6-12 months to really show significant difference. Fact is that you can’t completely overcome your genetics, but in 95% of non-bearded men, there is gigantic room for improvement in their natural facial hair growth ability.