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Our cellulose acetate combs were designed to prevent breakage and snagging on your beard. The combs are made in a little-known way: the shape is cut out of an acetate sheet, then the teeth are rounded off with a sanding stone. This makes the teeth tapered and smooth for maximum comfort while combing your beard.
Bottom line: If you want to try shaving to boost beard growth, don’t. If you’re looking for beard supplements, get a good multivitamin and some of these scientifically proven supplements. And instead of buying ineffective oils or sprays, consider making your own “growth oil” with some castor oil, ginger, and chili.
There are a ton of guys out there who have some amazing beards. You’ve seen them all over Instagram and YouTube. They are almost inescapable to see at this point. You may feel like they have the best beard in the world and that you can only aspire to grow one as awesome as theirs. I’ll let you in on a little secret though, they’re only human. They have bits and pieces of their beard that they don’t love too. It’s okay to look up to someone for the type of beard they have. You can look at the color, thickness, style, and so much more. Just don’t idolize them for their beard. It’s not healthy to actively compare yourself to the beards you see. Focus on your own beard, and what you’re able to grow. Who knows, maybe someone looks up to your beard too.
Whether you’re a seasoned beardsman or letting your facial hair grow out for the first time, the first month of growing your beard out can be a trying experience for anyone. Depending on the day or the week, your beard can look exactly like you want it to one minute and then do the exact opposite the next.
There’s no need for putting up with a frustratingly dry beard, and with Smooth Viking Beard Oil for Men, you won’t have to. It’s smooth and takes care of what a comb or brush can’t. Moreover, it promotes growth and is said to help you achieve better beard length at a faster rate than other products.
Shaving seems to have not been known to the Romans during their early history (under the kings of Rome and the early Republic). Pliny tells us that P. Ticinius was the first who brought a barber to Rome, which was in the 454th year from the founding of the city (that is, around 299 BC). Scipio Africanus was apparently the first among the Romans who shaved his beard. However, after that point, shaving seems to have caught on very quickly, and soon almost all Roman men were clean-shaven; being clean-shaven became a sign of being Roman and not Greek. Only in the later times of the Republic did the Roman youth begin shaving their beards only partially, trimming it into an ornamental form; prepubescent boys oiled their chins in hopes of forcing premature growth of a beard.[25]
Excellent read. I enjoyed the ease of reading cause we’re just a bunch of hairy men. Out of 20 employees about 16 of us have beards. We have 3 gingers and the can grow a nice one thin but usually consistent. I have got most of the on board with proper care they look to me for answers so I’m use this site as reference. Thanks
To apply beard balm simply open the tin and use the back of your thumbnail to scrape some out. Warm the balm in between your fingers by rubbing them together. Gently apply the balm to your beard with your fingers and massage it in. Use a comb to then evenly distribute the balm. A brush can be used for this step but a comb is much easier to clean and maintain when applying product.
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.
I like the bottle design on this one, which comes with a nice pump action, making it easier to apply to the beard. After I finished this bottle of oil (which was great, by the way) I poured the other oils I experimented with into it, so I could reuse this unique bottle design. MOST POPULAR.
Another important thing to note is that you shouldn’t judge your beard against the next guy. There is nothing wrong with a sparse beard; just because your best friend had a full thick beard at high school graduation doesn’t mean you will or should have the same beard type. And while facial hair is a sign of male physical maturity, the important thing is that you have facial hair and can grow more.
Let’s be honest not everybody can grow a full beard. Facial hair will vary depending on the shape of your face and genetics – whether you’re naturally hairy or not. Remember that in essence growing a beard is a fashion statement. The last thing you want is a beard style that will not fit the shape of your face.
Some men will always have a patchy beard. This is genetics-based and occurs in men of all ancestries. If you fall into that category, embrace it. There’s nothing inherently wrong with patchy beards, and there are a lot of styling tips out there to optimize their appearance.
There’s a common misconception that you should only use beard oil on a beard that’s already established. Those with barely there facial hair that are hoping to grow a beard shouldn’t be waiting for their facial hair to grow in before using beard oil. The right beard oil also makes great a great moisturizer, so begin nourishing those potential beard hairs that are growing beneath the skin now so they can grow in strong, moisturized, and healthy. Apply daily and repeat throughout the day as needed depending on your climate, environment, and activity level to grow and maintain a strong, conditioned beard.

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:
After some experimenting, you’ll quickly find your favorite combos. My favorite scents are definitely peppermint and tea tree. As for carrier oils, I enjoy the coconut because the dry Colorado air dries out my skin. The jojoba is also a great base since it closely mimics the natural oil your body creates. Again, refer to the benefits above of the various carrier oils, and figure out what works best for you. Below are a few of my favorite recipes. The names are my own creation, but feel free to steal them.
I have been growing a full beard and keeping a waxed mustache for several years but let it grow since May 2015. I am pleased with the look for my age now 70 last January. I am a long slow distance runner with long hair (Dreaded to my waist). I have added Horsetail Fern in capsules to my daily diet
Great article. My wife turned me to coconut oil as she applied it to her hair a couple times a week. It makes my beard so soft and really makes it shine. Not to mention once you brush it out after applying it really looks tight and full.
In 2016 we launched our highly acclaimed Utility Balm. When the industry was settling for beard balms, we decided to shake up the market and build a product that can be used on your beard, body & hair.
Beard hair tends to be coarser than the hair on your head, which makes beards harder to manage. Beard balm fixes that issue by softening and conditioning your beard to make it healthier, which in turn makes it easier to groom and style.
It’s my goal with this section to index all beard oils. I update this list frequently, adding new beard oils to the top, with a brief description of what makes the oil unique. Do you know of a beard oil that I missed? Let me know in the comments, and I will add it to this list.
Jojoba Oil is structurally very similar to – and mimics – your natural body oils (sebum). Because of the way it closely matches your own natural oils, it is quickly absorbed by your face and beard. It’s the most common carrier oil found in beard oils.
If you haven’t, then we suggest you do – Smooth Viking’s go-to balm is formulated to keep your beard manageable no matter how long it grows. It provides the proper hydration and strength to each hair follicle from its root to its tip.
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