Best way to describe them are vegetable oils derived from the kernels, nuts, or seeds of plants. Three of the signature benefits they bring to beards are moisture, nutrients, and softness. The primary function of a carrier oil is to transport an essential oil to the skin. Keep an eye out for the following:
Beard dandruff is caused by the micro-organism Malassezia globosa and it’s feeding on the natural oils produced by your skin. Those oils are called sebum. The Malassezia globosa break down the oils into an oleic acid and some people have a sensitivity to the acid. People have a sensitivity which produces skin cells at a higher rate and this overproduction of skin cells is what causes dandruff. So it sucks to have beard flakes, but it’s a pretty common issue for people.
If you’re having a hard time growing a beard, we have some advice that can help prevent you from looking like Michael Cera trying to grow a mustache. If you don’t know what I mean, I encourage you to Google it. No man wants to look like that.
Decide on a cheek line. You will need to choose how high the beard should go on your cheeks. Most people leave this section to natural growth, but if it seems to be creeping up to your cheek bones, you should trim the upper section.
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.
The DBGS (our acronym, not Norelco’s) utilizes innovative lift and trim technology that raises and guides hair for a more efficient trim. It also includes “contour comb” technology that helps deliver a more even and skin-friendly trim.
We understand that there are some cases of beard patchiness that will never ever be remedied. However, that doesn’t mean that you need to opt for the completely shaven look either. Although we don’t suggest this to many, the best way to combat persistent beard patchiness is to simply opt for a shorter length of facial hair, going as far as what many simply consider “scruff.” Much like baldness, it’s much less noticeable when your facial hair is already at a short length so the areas that simply don’t grow hair become less apparent in comparison to those that do.
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:
thabks for this informative post! I’ve been using tea tree essential oil on my beard for a few months. Wanting a change of scent, I think I’m going to go with the beard balm now that I know the difference! Cheers!
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.
The formula that makes Beard Balm work is its combination of grape seed and coconut oil and lanolin and beeswax that makes for a long-lasting moisturizer that enables you to shape any type of beard. The beeswax is collected from pesticide-free fields in Michigan.
Beard oil is usually scented (though unscented versions are available) using a variety of natural and artificial, typically masculine, scents ranging from sweet to bitter and can be used to substitute cologne or aftershave.
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.
That being said, there is one thing you have to be careful with: rinsing. After each step, make sure you got all the extra product off your beard, because otherwise, this will have the opposite effect: instead of getting softer, your beard will get dry and, thus, rougher.
Wizard beards, or American Civil War-type throwback beards will take some time to cultivate, but essentially involve growing the beard out as long as possible, but still trimming the neck periodically, as well as the mustache, so it gets out of the way of your lip.
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.
Now that you’ve chosen your go-to beard oil, it’s time to take it for a spin. And, really, there’s not a lot to applying beard oil – put a couple of drops of it in the palm of your hand, then use your fingers to gently rub it on and inside of your beard.
Howdy! Have you checked out Bad Billy Beard Company? It’s a cool mom and pop located in San Antonio, TX. Their website is BadBillyBeard.com and they have some interesting products for guys with goatees and short beards.
Wild Willie’s, which is part of Manskape Companies and the producers of their excellent Beard Balm Leave-In Conditioner Beard Butter, are all about freedom when it comes to facial hair. They want you to be unique; even it means looking like a Civil War general, or a lumberjack who’s just emerged from a long hibernation in the wilderness.
Besides the obvious answer, it’s good to know that coconut oil is produced in huge volumes annually and it’s really popular across the globe. Yet it still hasn’t been utilized to its full potential. Only recently, more companies in food and personal care industry started creating new products to take advantage of its excellent health -and not only, benefits.
Why not just use a moisturizer, then? According to Pirotta, “Most lotions are actually watered-down oils, which allows the growth of bacteria and causes the oils to go rancid without some type of added preservatives. Oils lock in moisture and help protect the skin against environmental effects, while delivering a potent dose of nutrients.”
Spinach – Rich in Calcium, iron, magnesium, protein, and potassium, all major factors in having healthy beard growth. It works great in smoothies if you want to try and mix it with other foods so you won’t taste it.
This is the reason women can’t grow facial hair. They simply don’t have high enough levels of these two hormones, and their receptor sites for utilizing these hormones in the facial hair area are not sensitive enough to trigger beard growth (even though women too have the follicles in the face).
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.
Maestro’s Classic Beard Butter in Wiseman’s Blend combines the unique texture and styling capabilities of beard butter with frankincense, rosewood and cypress to stimulate your senses. The result is a good styling product with a chill aromatherapy vibe.
Second, you need to use the right products. When you use the right beard cleanser and exfoliator, it’s a lot easier for your hair to break the surface of your skin and continue growing strong. Believe us, that buffalo sauce from lunch that you caught in your beard-to-be isn’t going to help it grow.
Nutrition plays an important role in how fast your beard grows and how great it looks. Experts say that a healthy skin will translate to a health hair so a diet rich in Omega-3 and vitamins (particularly vitamin A) is a great step in the right direction. Also avoid drinking too much alcohol as this causes dehydration.
If you’re growing a beard for the first time, try to tie it in with No Shave November or some sort of charity growing cause. It’ll give you an immediate response to all the haters who try to put you down. A lot of times the people you need to convince is your significant other. It’s a lot more personal this time. They bought into the relationship when you were completely shaven, or rocking some designer stubble, and they were comfortable with that. We all change throughout our lives and throughout a relationship. You evolve your style, your clothes, and your hair, so why not do the same with your facial hair. It’s a great point to bring up to them, and drive home that it’s an internal drive and you want to try new looks.
Choose a beard style that fits your face shape. There are many ways to style and shape your beard, but a lot of the choice will depend on your face, and your personal sense of style. If it looks good to you, go for it. But in general, if you have full cheeks, plan on keeping it shorter on the sides. If you have a narrow face, you can keep some length to fill it out.
Try this: Wash your facial hair like you wash your scalp. Gently scrub with your beard soap, massaging the skin under your skin and rinse thoroughly. It isn’t necessary to wash everyday just like it isn’t necessary with your hair. You should cleanse your skin normally though to keep from dirt and grime build up, especially if you sweat regularly.
A lithium-ion battery – which comes with your trimmer – delivers maximum power for high-performance trimming. The battery is designed to provide 80 minutes of cordless use before you’ll need to charge it, which makes it the best cordless beard trimmer on the market.
Not sure if you’re ready for beard oil yet? Never fear my classy friend. Many beard oils come in sampler sizes so you can purchase smaller amounts to test before you commit to one brand. Here is a list of the beard oil sample packs I know of.
The professional-grade metal blades trim excellently, and the model comes with 4 trimming attachments, a cleaning brush, and oil. With only 4 trimming lengths available, however, this is a huge drawback for many men.
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…
I’m completely new to beard oil. I am searching the internet trying to decide which one to go with. I have a girlfriend and want to make sure to get one she would like. I think I wanna stay away from the woodsy type. I am leaning towards the beard brand cause of great reviews, spiced citrus in particular because I think she would like the citrus and vanilla scent. Have you tried it? I’ve also seen good reviews on the bay lime one that you say your wife likes best. That looks good and is also 10$ cheaper. Would you recommend these or any others? THANKS!!
Maintenance– To wash and clean a trimmer is truly a daunting task. The trimmers that allow easy cleaning are the ones that are preferred the most. Product maintenance is yet another factor that you need to study; this would definitely guide you towards a better product that lies within your budget.
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