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.
That said, if an ingrown hair is super-infected or has warning signs like red streaks coming out of it, see a doctor and get on some antibiotics because facial infections are no joke. And if you don’t take that seriously, consider a bad infection could have dire consequences for your beard, so it’s important to get severe ingrown hairs professionally treated.
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.
Although it’s an average weight for a beard trimmer at only one pound, the sleek design doesn’t give it as good of a grip and its design doesn’t fit as well in your hand as other models we have reviewed.
I’ve been shaving with an older, more basic iteration of this beard trimmer for three years; that one’s inability to hold a charge these days is what prompted this search. But the new one has two updates that made it the greatest one I tried: (1) a convenient radial dial that lets you easily choose lengths as short a 0.5 mm (and in 0.5 mm increments up from there), which makes it plenty versatile; and (2) a vacuum-suction feature that collects the majority of your shaven hairs — up to 90 percent of them, according to the company, but who really knows? All I can say is that this is a godsend. No man likes wiping his (or his boyfriend’s) stubble from the sink, and I’m willing to deal with this shaver’s slightly clunky hand-feel to reap that reward.
This oil softens and soothes hair, especially thick or long beards. It locks in vital moisture to avoid dryness, counteracting frizz (and preventing you from looking rough). This is particularly helpful for men who consistently stroke and play with their beards, which can lead to split-ends and build-up of dirt. For best results, apply after a hot shower.
Trim with a beard trimmer every 5-10 days. After waiting for your initial grow-out period, when you’ve got the beard to its desired length, it’s important to start trimming and shaping it. Most men should trim their beards about once every two weeks or so, depending on your speed of growth, and the style of beard you want to have.
Typically, you want to apply beard oil once a day right after you hop out of the shower. Putting oil on right after you’ve been in water might not sound right, but it actually is! If you take a warm shower, it’ll open up your pores and hair cells, which allows the oil to be absorbed more effectively than it would have otherwise. Just make sure to pat your beard down with a towel before applying it, as this works best with damp beards, not soaked ones.
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.
A couple things to note. This balm isn’t going to provid a significant hold, but for most beards it’s enough. It’s going to apply and feel much like an oil once on the beard. The classic version has no scent added, but the base ingredients do have a slight smell to them.
Hey Richard, here’s the deal. With beard trimmers you don’t want to go above 12 mm – 15 mm because at that point, hairs don’t have enough strength to stand up on their own and you won’t be able to produce a nice, even trim. You pretty much have to incorporate a comb at longer lengths. (Using a thick comb will be easier.)
That said, it’s important to note that, as with any person, you should have reached important developmental milestones by your early twenties even if you’re not yet fully developed. For instance, you should be at or very nearly at your full adult height by then—and you should at least have some facial hair. It may not be as full in your late teens as it will be in your mid-twenties, because you’re technically still in the throes of adolescence, but there should be some hair there nonetheless. If you haven’t at least began sprouting facial hair by age 17, you should probably check in with your doctor just to be sure everything checks out okay.
It’s not what you do during the first week of beard growth but what you don’t do. Indeed, it not only feels weird on your face, especially if it’s your first time growing a beard, but it may also look weird. The temptation to scrap the project may become overpowering. But giving waving the white flag at this stage isn’t how you grow a full beard.
There are a few studies that suggest there might be a connection between marijuana and increased beard growth, but not enough to be conclusive. So, I wouldn’t count on marijuana to increase facial hairs growth.
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.
Once your beard really starts to come in, you can shape it. For noobs, it’s important to keep it simple and pick proven styles that suit your face shape until you develop a better eye for beards. (And if you are completely devoid of all artistic talent or discernment, don’t be ashamed to go to a barber at this point—he or she will get you on the right track.)
While the 8 length settings aren’t quite as many as some of the other beard trimmers we have reviewed, it is enough for many users who aren’t looking for anything too fancy in their beard styling endeavors.
Great article…I’ve followed your posts, Good work, I’ve been growing out my beard for about a month now my upper face cheek hair doesn’t grow as my lower jaw and under, Really thick on my jaw and under but barely anything on my upper face, Really feel like growing out jus a very small beard just want it to grow thicker on top, any recommendations on oils?
Most new beardsmen trim the neckline too high. The ideal location for the line is where the neck meets the head.So whatever your beard area is parallel with the ground, do not trim; whatever is parallel with the world infront of you, then it’s ok to trim.
You don’t have to worry about finding the right length setting for your beard (or mustache). The Series 3500 has 20 precision settings – all the way from 1/32nd of an inch up to 13/32. It’s also easily adjustable and simple to lock thanks to the trimmer’s zoom wheel.
Hey guys. My beard is pretty thick and most of the time pretty unmanageable haha. My hair is somewhat coarse, wirey, curly and generally kinda just grows all over the place. It tangles and mats up and pulls and catches something fierce. I can hardly brush it with it catching and pulling. Even when damp or after fresh oil it still pulls. Plus I have a hard time getting oil to the skin bc of the thickness I have. Not to mention under my jawline doesn’t seem to want to grow down. It’s kinda like kudzu vine. It’s just wraps around itself and doesn’t provide and length. The hairs from above the jawline and my cheeks grow down and are fairly manageable but the underside not so much. I can brush it down 20 times and it just knots right back up. It’s got thickness and fullness but I’m not able to show my true length (which I could be proud of if I could display it) any recommendations on how to try and tame this “briar patch”?
If you are looking out for a multi-purpose trimmer, then this product might not fit in your demands. It can possibly work great on your beard, but for other trimming purposes, you might have to shuffle the market once again.
This is the fundamental grooming accessory for the modern beardsman. This product is typically recommended for all beards, but especially in early stages of beard growth. Its moisturizing factors help treat beard dandruff and flaking, and also calm down the itchy phase of newer and younger beards.