Benefits: Jojoba oil is extremely safe to use and non-allergenic. It also won’t clog your pores. It can help fight acne, moisturizes, cleanses and conditions the skin, is anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal, helps aid hair growth, and even provides sunburn relief.
Another main moisturizing ingredient is lanolin, which deserves its section, as its excellent skin benefits have largely been forgotten. Lanolin is a natural moisturizer that comes from sheep’s wool, in the case of Beard Balm, Merino sheep. In the days of yore, shepherds and sheep farmers were known for their amazingly soft hands, and it was the lanolin all along. And since lanolin comes from the wool, it doesn’t harm the sheep, so it’s still animal-friendly by most people’s standards.
This is also why some men can’t grow full beards. Either the levels of T and DHT are too low for that, or the receptiveness of the facial hair follicle androgen receptors is not strong enough to properly utilize the hormones for beard growth stimulation.
After shampooing, you may use a conditioner. Be sure to rinse thoroughly. Failure to rinse sufficiently may result in flaking. Because beard hairs are so coarse, conditioners will have less effect on the beard than on the hair on your head. But a conditioner will still help make your beard feel softer.
That’s a great question. Truthfully, you can begin applying it even before any stubble grows in. The reason for this is that the oil will moisturize and nourish the forming hair follicle beneath the surface of the skin, so that your facial hair grows in healthy and strong.
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.
Another great thing about Wisdom is the fact that they really take care and go into the package design with great care so you will not only get a great product but also have it looking great and stylish. The manufacturer also gives away free beard counseling for all their customers, which might be something to consider if you are a beginner in this field.
In addition to vitamin B supplements, you can promote hair growth with a diet anchored in proteins, vegetables, whole grains, cheese, and yogurt. This will ensure that you get all the right nutrients for sturdy, efficient hair growth. You’ll want to focus on foods rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E in addition to proteins. Here’s a shortlist for your next grocery run: eggs, almonds, whole grains, cheese, yogurt, salmon, chicken, leafy greens, carrots, legumes, avocadoes, onions, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes. Round out that roster with other nutrient-dense foods, and you should be sending all the right vitamins and proteins into your blood stream for maximum hair growth and strength.
Keratin is one of the big no-go ingredients that even some otherwise high-quality beard supplements contain. Remember, consuming keratin is like eating your own fingernails, so that’s always an ingredient to avoid.
How long it takes to grow a beard largely depends on a combination of genetics and the beard length and beard fullness you’re aiming for, as well several other factors. Naturally, growing a short beard will result in a shorter growth time. A close-cropped, stubbly beard can come in a week or two. Long beards, on the other hand, can take years of growing for even the fastest hair growers.
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.
Originally used to treat high blood pressure – and it still is – Minoxidil had an interesting side effect on it early users, namely, it caused hair growth. By 1988, the FDA had approved Minoxidil as a hair-growth product while also allowing it to be marketed under the Rogaine name.
There might be some people out there who are less than thrilled that you’ve decided to grow a beard. They may not like the color, or the style you’ve decided to go with, or even things out of your control like the length at the moment or any patches you have. There’s a short answer with a long explanation; it’s your beard, and on your face, so why should anyone be telling you how they feel about it.
There are hundreds of beard balms on the market – certainly more than we could possibly try ourselves. Our research for best beard balm 2018 was, rest assured, thorough, and took into account personal experience, reviews, and customer experience.
We also used to think that dry and non-hydrated is the same thing. But it is not. While dryness is the effect of external causes, dehydration is the effect of internal causes. Dehydration is what happens to your body when you lose more liquids than you gain.
The refined Coconut Oil is the oil which is extracted by chemical or physical processes that refine the coconut Oil. And more particularly, it’s the oil produced by the methods of RBD and Hydrogenation.
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 verdict: A mainstay at barbershops and salons, Andis applies its iconic shaving pedigree to the T-Outliner, which – like the company’s heritage in grooming – is hard to match. Anyone who’s ever owned this beauty knows it’s manufactured to last, with an indestructible shell built like a tank to take the abuse you’ll put it through over the years. Premium carbon-steel blades are specially hardened to provide longer shelf life for cutting. Adjusting the blades will create more room to personalise shaves, with a handful of consumer reviews indicating that an up-close trim leaves a “5-o’clock shadow.” The high-speed magnetic motor operates quietly and smoothly, resulting in a comfortable trim along your jawline or behind the ear. Oiling the blades before putting it to use might sound like an inconvenience; still, it’s a trivial compromise most avid groomers are willing to live with once they witness the gains in performance.
Brushing is good for your beard. If you’re going to brush your beard then you should brush no more than once a day. Doing it more than once a day is over kill to your beard. Brushing too often will create split ends, damaging the facial hair you’ve worked so hard to grow. Make it part of your daily ritual in morning. For the best results: brush after you shower, for it will make it will make your beard look nice and tidy for the day.
Healthy pores allow for hair to grow faster and more naturally, and this can be accomplished through exfoliation. The Real Shaving Co. makes a great, affordable face scrub that purges dead skin cells and impurities. It’s designed to be used prior to shaving for optimum smooth shave results and to reduce ingrown hairs.
The 3500’s self-sharpening titanium blades are second to none. They cut hair cleanly, efficiently, and without skin irritation. They provide lasting sharpness and are ready to provide a clean shave whenever you need it.
Constructed using chromium steel self-sharpening blades that never require any form of maintenance, the blades feature nicely-rounded tips that won’t irritate your skin regardless of how close you are trimming your facial hair.
Use your trimmer and beard shaping tool to shave the outline of the style you have chosen. This is a good starting point because it gives you a good guideline to follow during the rest of the grooming process.
Chances are, if you’re considering dyeing your beard, it’s because you’ve got a lot of gray beard hair. A lot of guys choose to rock the gray, but that’s not your thing, there are a lot of dyes available from Just for Men brand, which tends to be a cut above some of the alternatives out there, which are often of dubious quality.
Huntsman Beard Co’s Forest Beard Oil prides itself on delivering guaranteed kissable chops – which is always a bonus, of course – but the real draw is its ability to scratch out that irritating itchy beard syndrome and reduce beard dandruff (which sounds disgusting, but let’s face it guys, it’s real – anyone with a beard and a black t-shirt can attest to that). The Forest moniker is well earned too, as it does indeed exude a nostril-pleasing whiff of pine and Moroccan cedar.
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.
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).
Hi Raj. We would not recommend grapeseed oil as it could go rancid in your beard. Avocado oil can produce side effects so we wouldn’t recommend that either. Either a beard oil or beard balm should do what you want, providing it contains a combination of jojoba and argan oil. Those are the two oils that best moisturize and strengthen facial hair. Try our beard balm + beard oil set:
No matter what kind of beard trim you’re hoping to achieve, the 5100 has you covered. Norelco has put ease and convenience into their products, all to the benefit of the consumer. This trimmer has pretty much everything you need.
Winner of AskMen’s 2016 Grooming Award for Best Beard Oil, Jack Black’s facial serum combines 10 natural oils with other nourishing ingredients to moisturize and protect the beard from breakage. Its creamy texture conditions whiskers better than most other beard oils in its class, absorbing quickly to speed up the grooming process. Some even suggest the formula can double as a shaving agent. The aromatic citrusy cent is a pleasurable bonus.
There’s a lot else to like about this oil: it comes in a dark amber glass that extends the shelf life of the oil by protecting it from UV light rays and oxidation; it has a manly scent, and its easy-to-use dropper enables you to put just the right amount of product in your hand.
Most guys know all about the awesomeness of cocoa butter. If they’re already proud papas, but for those who don’t, cocoa butter is an excellent base for conditioners and lotions (hence Honest Amish’s choice to use it as an ingredient), because it softens skin (and hair) without making it greasy. It can also help lessen the look of scars and stretch marks, which is why dads know all about it because their wives and girlfriends will have been all about the cocoa butter while pregnant. Shea butter, another ingredient in Honest Amish, has similar effects as well.
You do not need to wash your beard every day – that’ll dry it out! We recommend washing your beard about 2-3 times a week, but you can do it more or less depending on your body chemistry and how active you are. Facial hair has a coarser, unique structure when compared to the rest of your hair, so using a specially designed wash is necessary to keep it healthy and clean, without damaging your hair or skin. Using regular shampoo will dry out your beard and skin – causing it to become brittle and break while your skin flakes.
Being thicker, beard balm is often effective when your beard become fairly thick (when hair follicles are 1.5 inches long or longer). The longer your facial hair – and the denser it is – the more you’ll need a product that can keep stray hairs from going wild.