Dermatologist. Researcher. Writer. There are only two things more important than my beard in life; My wife and my two kids. I’m a guy full of surprise. If you don’t hear me talk about my hair or beard, it’s probably because I am watching the UFC.
After Joseph Smith, many of the early presidents of the LDS Church, such as Brigham Young and Lorenzo Snow, wore beards. Since David O. McKay became church president in 1951, most LDS Church leaders have been clean-shaven. The church maintains no formal policy on facial hair for its general membership. However, formal prohibitions against facial hair are currently enforced for young men providing two-year missionary service. Students and staff of the church-sponsored higher education institutions, such as Brigham Young University (BYU), are required to adhere to the Church Educational System Honor Code, which states in part: “Men are expected to be clean-shaven; beards are not acceptable”, although male BYU students are permitted to wear a neatly groomed moustache. A beard exception is granted for “serious skin conditions”, and for approved theatrical performances, but until 2015 no exception was given for any other reason, including religious convictions. In January 2015, BYU clarified that students who want a beard for religious reasons, like Muslims or Sikhs, may be granted permission after applying for an exception.
The ancient text followed regarding beards depends on the Deva and other teachings, varying according to whom the devotee worships or follows. Many Sadhus, Yogis, or Sannyasi keep beards, and represent all situations of life. Shaivite ascetics generally have beards, as they are not permitted to own anything, which would include a razor. The beard is also a sign of a nomadic and ascetic lifestyle.
Evolutionary psychology explanations for the existence of beards include signalling sexual maturity and signalling dominance by increasing perceived size of jaws, and clean-shaved faces are rated less dominant than bearded. Some scholars assert that it is not yet established whether the sexual selection leading to beards is rooted in attractiveness (inter-sexual selection) or dominance (intra-sexual selection). A beard can be explained as an indicator of a male’s overall condition. The rate of facial hairiness appears to influence male attractiveness. The presence of a beard makes the male vulnerable in fights, which is costly, so biologists have speculated that there must be other evolutionary benefits that outweigh that drawback. Excess testosterone evidenced by the beard may indicate mild immunosuppression, which may support spermatogenesis.
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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.
Grooming with ER-GB40-S isn’t just confined to your face either, as it will also get the job done on your chest, arms, and more. All you have to is snap off the included comb attachment. Versatility like that is hard to beat.
A square jaw is ultra-manly, but if your jaw is exceptionally wide, go for a beard style that’s shorter on the sides. If your chin is small, you can grow the beard longer there. The result is that you’ve made your chin larger and your jaw smaller, averaging out your facial features.
Handmade wooden combs on the other hand is more of a style then a need. They are formed from one solid block of wood or two pieces jointed together, and have their teeth sawed into them, then sanded down to be nice and smooth. They are going to cost more money, and they are going to be a special order item from a local wood worker. Expect to pay $75 and up for quality crafted item such a wood comb. The only place I know that has one always listed is Offerman’s Wood Shop. Its called a “Mustache Comb,” but I would definitely recommend it for someone with a long beard…also who wouldn’t want a product made by Nick Offerman’s shop?
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.
Well, you’ve proven the 8th grade critics that called your fledgling facial hair “a hideous Pandora’s Box of peach fuzz” wrong and grown the type of manly beard deodorant commercials are based on. Then, in a stroke of genius, you made sure said beard would be even more glorious (yes, somehow that was possible) by purchasing our Beard Oil or Beard Balm. We understand that now would be a most inopportune time to drop the ball — and we’ve got your back. To ensure maximum beard mojo, here’s the answers to your questions on how to apply your new Texas Beard Co. products.
Another trimmer called the ‘Hyper Lift’ trimmer has been provided to cut out the flat hair if any. It is with such features of the Braun 9 series that the shaver is popular as the Best Professional beard trimmer.
Once you’ve defined your cheek line, trim downwards, starting at the top of your cheek. Take your time. The hair on your cheeks doesn’t grow back as quickly as it does on your neck, so moderation – once again – is important.
Using the wrong scissors or trimmer can have negative effects on the quality of your beard. Once you get your trimming game on, make sure that your trimming gadget is properly cleaned and properly sharpened. Otherwise, this can lead to actually breaking the hair, instead of cutting it. And beard will be more prone to split ends which will lead to… ? You guessed it right! A rough beard.
Odds are you know whether or not this is a possibility by now-so don’t fight nature if you suffer from boy face. But if you can (and would like to) acquire some facial fur, LA-based Baxter Finley barber Christian Olvera has some tips for doing it right. Hit the sweet spot (natural and groomed—not manicured) and a beard will look great with both a beanie and a double-breasted jacket this fall.
Optional Bonus Move: Brush and/or comb for maximum fullness and styling. If you do decide to take this extra step (hint: you totally should take this extra step), brush first to perfectly distribute the oil/balm throughout your beard and follow up with combing to nail that sculpted-by-the-Beard-Gods-shape.
Beard hair grows out of the tiny thousands of follicles located on your face. As we know, the number of follicles you have and what quality of hair grows out of them are determined by genetics, but the basic anatomy of the beard is the same for all guys.
This is no ordinary, run of the mill brush. There aren’t any plastic bristles to snag your beard and pull out your hair. A boar’s hair bristle brush is made from, well, a boar’s hair. It’s great for training your hair to grow in the direction you want, and provides a ton of benefits to your skin and hair. The bristles have a scaled texture that is perfect for sweeping away dust and grime, evenly distributing the oil of your skin, and stimulating circulation in your scalp and face.
Take care of your skin in the meantime. As you’re trying to stimulate facial hair growth, it’s also important to take care of your skin and address issues that can keep hair from growing evenly and looking good. Talk to your doctor about problems with rosacea, acne, or dryness before you decide to grow a beard.
Not necessarily. You can get to the optimal wavelengths with powerful laser flashlight too, just make sure that it’s in range of 630-850nw, and you should be able to mimic the results seen in studies by pointing the light to your beard area for 20-30 minutes per day.
The big difference between beard balm and beard oil is that balm is thicker and can be used as a styling agent. Some say balm is better during the early stages of beard growth when it’s more scruff than the real thing.
According to Bosselman, “Quality oils like this can help to rebalance your skin’s own oil production. It’s a sort of fight-fire-with-fire situation — oils can make your skin less oily. If you’re concerned about an ingredient, Google it with the word ‘comedogenic.’ If it contains a pore-clogging ingredient, don’t buy it.”
Tip: It may seem counterintuitive when you’re trying to grow your beard out, but you can use a beard trimmer to keep all your facial hair trimmed to a shorter length closer to your face, which will help make those sparse patches less apparent while they’re filling in.
In short, beard balm offers many of the same benefits of beard oil while providing the kind of hold needed in a thicker beard. The butter provides extra moisture while making it easier to spread to spread the balm throughout your beard.
Sweet Potatoes – High in Beta-carotene this will help with the cell growth in your beard. What happens is that the Beta-carotene is converted into Vitamin A and this will lead to more cell growth within the hairs located on the beard.
Maintaining your beard’s health is crucial for growing a longer beard. The key is preventing the hair from breaking before your beard reaches your desired length. Firstly, get enough vitamins and eat enough protein. Once you do that, you can look at topical remedies for breaking beard hair.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has found that employers may not require clean shaving without good reason, since this has a discriminatory effect against a large number of black men who are prone to razor bumps.
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.
One of the main causes of split ends in your beard is a lack of sebum oil, which is a natural oil produced by glands in your body. These glands can only be so big and produce the same amount every day. Every guy is different, but at some point, your beard will get so big that there won’t enough sebum oil to cover it all. This causes the tips of your beard to miss out on those sweet nutrients. To help combat that, you can use some beard oil to keep the whole thing moisturized and help mimic what your body is already trying to do.
Oil and Balm are very similar in that they both condition and style your beard. The main difference is that beard balm will do a little more to shape and hold your beard. Beard oil is usually enough for short beards, beard balm gives a little more aid to longer, wilder beards.
Wait, isn’t extra oil bad for me? Well, when you have a beard, it doesn’t quite work like that anymore, and here is why – there are glands under the roots of your hair that produce that oily substance that moisturizes your skin and protects it but once your beard becomes real long – the base oil the skin can produce becomes insufficient. This is what causes bad skin, dandruff, and itching. This is exactly why no beard should go without proper care.
Benefits: Vitamin E is both a nutrient and antioxidant that promotes collagen and elastin production, is used to treat sunburns, relieves chapped lips and cold sores, and stimulates hair growth while repairing split ends.
The industry is saturated with lots of different beard products you can select from, and all of them report different purposes and results. But when two beard grooming products have the same effect on hair, customers stumble when knowing which product to pick.