Skin Irritation: The more facial hair you have, or the longer it is, the more vulnerable your face is to skin irritation. While the effects of this can be abated using other cosmetic tools such as beard oils, keeping your hair well-groomed and neatly trimmed is another way to fight this condition.
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.
To apply beard wash, simply put a small amount in your hand and rub it directly into your wet beard in the shower. You don’t need to apply it every day unless you work in an occupation (construction worker, etc.) in which dirt and grime get into your beard daily. If you spend most of your day in front of a computer, then a daily beard washing isn’t necessary, unless you spill your lunch and dinner on it (hey, it happens).
Now, into the tips – if you have a perfect diet, perfect work out regimen, and perfect stress levels, then this won’t help you – but if you aren’t living the ideal life; they will help your beard grow better.
Sometimes hair refuses to grow for other reasons. By and far the most common of these is vitamin deficiency. Americans have very poor diets because, as a people, we eat a lot of highly processed food that has been stripped of its nutrients. Taking a quality beard-oriented vitamin supplement, like Beard Boost from Better Beard Club, can get your beard out of its resting phase and help it transition back to the growth phase of the hair cycle. Trying to get your hair back into the growth (anagen) phase truly is the fastest way to grow a beard.
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.
Moisturizing ingredients are generally oils, because they’re natural and typically very safe. While oils may sound like they might make your hair too greasy, not all oils are the same. There are a lot of “lightweight” oils that don’t clog pores or make your skin or hair greasy, and these are usually the ones that come in beard balm. Oils like avocado and coconut are common because they exhibit these properties and have extra benefits as well, such as being antioxidant, which protects your cells from free radicals, which can not only make you look old over time but make your skin and hair look less healthy in the short term.
To really help these products do what they need to do make sure that you’re massaging the oils and balms fully through your beard and the skin beneath your beard so the roots get the moisture they need to become softer, and therefore, more manageable. A firm boar’s hair brush is a great tool to exfoliate the skin beneath your beard and distribute the oils through your beard fully. You can purchase one here: http://themodcabin.com/product/boars-hair-beard-brush/
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?!
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.
Really informative article.. I’ve tried a few and at the moment Captain Fawcett’s Booze and Baccy oil is my first choice. Unbelievable fragrance that always gets positive comments and the oil is fantastic at keeping the ‘beardruff’ away!! Comes in a Ricki Hall signature bottle too.
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.
We recommend drinking plenty of water, taking a biotin supplement and start washing your face with birch tar or amber resin soap, getting a boars hair brush and some beard oil and backwoods beard balm from The Mod Cabin. Try our beard kit for starters:
We also like that fact that Natural Beard Balm is, as its name suggests, made of all-natural ingredients. That means no pesticides, parabens, GMOs – you name it. Even the two-ounce can it comes in is recyclable.
Unfortunately, there is no way to escape the low temperatures or the hard water. Unless you want to move to the south and wash you face only with spring water. But that would be a bit of an extreme gesture to do just for the sake of growing a beard.
Rest assured, you’ll have plenty of options while looking for a beard trimmer. There are many types of trimmers on the market with lots of different features – from corded to cordless, the number and kind of attachments, and different settings.
“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.”
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.
So you’ve finally started following your heart’s desire and stopped shaving. While looking around at all those manly bearded men, you thought this was going to be easy, didn’t you? You though that just giving your razor a break will do the trick for you, right?
Unlike most OTC products, Powell’s is FDA-approved—something not mandatory for non-prescription topicals like their beard tonic. It’s also USDA approved, which also isn’t required for their purposes—it’s an extra step they chose to take to ensure their customers of their exacting quality standards.
Unfortunately I’m not attending Hogwarts, but this works like magic. Definitely helps in keeping the the hair hydrated and feeling soft. Some people have noted that it cured their beard itch in one application. The consistency is a bit thinner than other balms, likely due to the ingredients allowing for a more buttery feel. Something to note is that this isn’t really a “wax” the hold-ability is pretty lackluster. If that’s what you are after, then we wouldn’t suggest this product.
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).
While I was looking at each beard oil company, I noticed that just about every one offer a true unscented one. They were called, unscented, nude, bare etc…etc. You just have to look at the whole catalog of each company. Lucky Scruff offers one, Dream Beard does, as well as Blacklabelbeard and Beardoilshop.
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.
Hi, I keep a very short beard (a little longer than a stubble, maybe 1/8th inch or so). Would you recommend balm or oil to keep it soft and neat? If oil, would grapeseed and/or avocado oil be good? Thanks
So, give your beard a proper shampooing and conditioning. Our motto in terms of hygiene is that there is no such thing as too clean. So don’t worry about washing your beard too often. Three times per week would be a fair number of times, if you ask us.
So, now that we’ve firmly established that any man can grow a beard, we have to make something clear: It takes dedication to learn how to grow a beard the right way. Why? Because proper beard maintenance requires effort and patience, which not every guy has. But if you’re the kind of guy who can stick with something, learning how to grow a beard will be easy for you.
If you use a comb and scissors: Comb through the beard and cut the hair on the outside of the comb. It will take some practice to perfect this technique. It is better to err on the side of not cutting enough rather than cutting too much.
Just a heads up – you’re more than likely going to run into snags during the combing process. Snags aren’t necessarily knots in your beard, but are the result of individual strands of hair growing in different directions and crossing over one another. When you come to a snag, don’t try to force it out. Instead, gently pull it out with your comb. Remember, this isn’t a race. There are no bonus points awarded for combing your beard faster than the next guy.