With that, we’ll wrap up another review. We always welcome your feedback, whether it’s about the products listed here, a favorite product of yours, or anything related to men’s grooming and beards. We’d love to hear from you.
Towel dry it when you finish. Use a blow dryer if needed. But no matter your choice, be gentle. As previously said, your beard, while attached to your face, is alive. You don’t want to upset it! It has many ways to get its revenge!
Another way to look at beard balm is this: it’s a leave-in conditioner that is great for styling your beard and keeping stray hairs in place. Like beard oil, it also moisturizes and softens your beard – and is an essential tool in beard grooming kits.
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.
Hair clippers are designed to cut longer hair and typically come with several attachments to help you do the job. They’re also made to cut larger chunks of hair more quickly and usually don’t cut very close to the skin.
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.
Make your beard magestic! Texas Beard Company Beard Oil is a carefully hand-mixed blend of All Natural oils mixed with a subtle amount of essential oils to make your beard smell as good as it looks….
Every lumbersexual must equip himself with a sterling beard comb. Besides styling service usage, it can help remove debris and untangle your chin tresses for smoother beard oiling. Baxter’s coveted Swiss-made comb has evenly tapered teeth and rounded tips that add comfort to the grooming chore, sorting every stray hair without scrapping the face.
So, if you’re looking to keep your beard trimmed for a certain look, your trimmer is the tool you need. If you’re looking for a clean and smooth look, reach for your shaver. You won’t get that look with your trimmer.
Do everything in your power to lower stress. The stress hormone; cortisol directly lowers testosterone and DHT levels and causes weakened hair growth all around the body, including the facial hair area.
Carrier oils will make up the bulk of your beard oil recipes. They’re a base oil that carries the more potent essential oils and dilutes them to make them more palatable for your skin. When not diluted, essential oils can actually cause irritation and burning. There are a variety of carrier oils out there that provide different benefits, and most have just a faint scent (unlike the potent essential oils). My choices for carrier oils — jojoba, sweet almond, and coconut — were chosen mostly on availability, but they’re also the ones that are most common in beard oil recipes.
The most important factor, of course, is how it did what it’s intended to do, i.e., trim your beard and perhaps touch up other areas of your face. We also look at how much each product costs, and, as with all of our reviews, we want to cover a wide price range. Hopefully, it will help you to pick a trimmer that will serve you well for many years.
…But I will also warn you that the effects are NOT instant, and will often take 6-12 months to really show significant difference. Fact is that you can’t completely overcome your genetics, but in 95% of non-bearded men, there is gigantic room for improvement in their natural facial hair growth ability.
I prefer using combs over brushes since it not as harsh. Plus you can comb your beard more often during the day. However, you can still over comb your beard, creating damage. Combing it should only happen when it gets out sorts through out the day.
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.
There isn’t really anything you can do about the hair growth genes you inherited (yet), but what you can do is make some lifestyle changes to cut out anything that might be stunting hair growth to cut down on the time it takes to grow a beard. Get some sleep, exercise and ensure that you’re getting enough nutrition—especially protein. This will shorten beard growth time tremendously because a healthy body is more likely to grow hair.
Now that we have provided you with the causes of a rough beard, we are also going to share with you some of the tricks we keep in our sleeves, to help you tame the rough beast that is taking over your face.
So, give your beard a proper shampooing and conditioning. Our motto in terms of hygiene is that there is no such thing as too clean. So don’t worry about washing your beard too often. Three times per week would be a fair number of times, if you ask us.
By now, whether your new beard is in full bloom or in the scruffy, beginner stages, you should know about beard oil. Why? Because beard oil is important for helping your beard be all that it can be while maintaining your handsomeness at the highest level.
Sandalwood Reserve Beard Oil is a very special limited edition. Unlike other brands, this oil is made with pure (uncut) Sandalwood Essential Oil. We do not add any other essential oils to dilute the…
Hey Rahul. That’s very difficult to say cause it’s not certain that beard growth can actually help with beard growth. Every case is unique. Using it though would only be beneficial to your beard grooming routine
The Braun 9 series has an extra trimmer as compared to the series 7, which the brand calls ‘Direct and cut’. The trimmer is used to align the hair that grow in different directions and then cuts them away.
Much like our suggestion to keep your beard clean, making sure both your facial hair and skin are well lubricated and moisturized will help ensure a fuller looking beard over time. By using beard softener and beard oil as part of your larger grooming regimen, your skin and facial hair will avoid the irritating dryness that creates beard dandruff and the build-up the clogs pores and reduces facial hair production. Aesthetically too, using beard oil and softener can help make your beard simply look fuller because of their abilities to help evenly distribute the denser parts of your facial hair throughout your beard.
When it’s cleaned and properly groomed, it’s almost like that sense of order is imparted upon the dog. Suddenly it’s better behaved, more elegant, more like those hunting dogs you read about as a kid.
Beards are an all-season trend embraced by men of every age and background. Sporting one to fit in with the pseudo-millennial (a.k.a. urban lumberjack) or mature crowd seems standard these days. And when entering the roughest stretch of the winter, the style is proving to be more fixture than fad.
Beard balm is a versatile product. You don’t need to fully apply it as it can be used sparingly in problem areas such as the sideburns. As a control product it is designed to help give shape and keep down stray hairs. It may take a few tries to get the amount right but once you do you’ll be ready to hit the town.
3. Dye It: This one is smoke and mirrors, but it works. I have brown hair, but half my beard is a weird translucent blond. So, I often dye it to match the blondes with the browns, and it more than triples the density. This tip ain’t helpful for anyone who doesn’t also have blonde beard hairs and dark hairs to match, but it does the trick, and usually confuses my friends who see my regularly—in a good way. Don’t be ashamed to admit the secret, either: Your beard is already thick, it just doesn’t appear that way. So you’re helping showcase what’s there. As for brands, Just for Men has yet to fail me, and they have a good sliding scale of options for facial hair. Just don’t let it set for more than prescribed, or else you’ll have patchy dye spots on your skin for a couple days.
Growing a beard is proof of masculinity and not long ago it used to be a status symbol. It is a symbol today, too, just less about status in society and more about a personal message to the people around you. Having a properly groomed beard is extremely important. No one likes the hobo look, and besides the aesthetic factor – beards without real care will turn into a nightmare for you. It will sting, itch, and hurt you and the people that get close to your face. Unkempt beards can irritate the skin and cause many problems, which include acne, beard dandruff, and dry skin.
4. Be Healthy: It’s good practice to eat healthy, to exercise, to drink lots of water, get 8 hours of sleep every night, and lower your stress. Beard hairs benefit from vitamins and nutrients, just like the rest of your body (it’s also why it’s good to apply a nourishing beard oil to the whiskers). Your hair is made of proteins, so you should in turn ingest plenty of protein. If you stay hydrated, your beard is softer. If you’re well rested, your entire body stays stronger, hair health included. If you work out a lot, you keep your blood circulation up, which stimulates hair growth, which fortifies the hairs all over your body. And if you minimize stress, you lower the odds of imbalanced hormones compromising hair health—or making it fall out all together. That’s all a roundabout way to say that your beard will inherently be more relaxed, stylable, and fuller if you take care of yourself. So why the hell not?
As with any bold sartorial choice, a beard done right reflects a sense of style and confidence. (Done wrong, well, you look like an extra from ‘Lord of the Rings.’) Growing out your facial hair is merely the first step, so following are tips on how to style, groom, and maintain a beard so that it flatters instead of flunks.
There are also two types of hair that grow on your face, vellus (the light, blond, more youthful hair) and terminal (the darker, coarser hair). As you age your vellus hairs will convert into terminal hairs and those are the hairs that become a beard in a traditional sense.
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While you don’t need a reason to start growing a beard, doing it for charity like Movember can be a great starting point if you feel compelled to explain yourself. Make that commitment to grow a beard today, give it time and just start growing!
The International Boxing Association prohibits the wearing of beards by amateur boxers, although the Amateur Boxing Association of England allows exceptions for Sikh men, on condition that the beard be covered with a fine net.
I’m looking for an unscented beard balm – you say number 4 is unscented but that’s wrong – look it up and you’ll see that it smells of sandalwood (the clue is also in the name of the product). Any ideas where I can find a decent natural unscented or minimal scent balm?
During the first month of trying to grow your beard, you are going to find it looks like a wild forest growing on your face. This is when you are going to want to trim it up and start shaping it to look cleaner.
Like tight pants and suspenders, the resurgent popularity of beards in all their many forms is actually part of fashion cycle that has gone on for centuries. In some eras, they were considered the quintessence of the upstanding man, in others, the reserve of the ruffian or outlaw (to discourage them, Peter the Great even taxed facial hair). Interestingly, historians have noted that one of the chief influences over beard and facial hair fashion throughout history has been the military.
Honest Amish also uses lesser-known butter for beards; for instance, did you know aloe could be made into butter? Well, it can. And if you’ve ever been sunburned, you know that aloe can soothe inflammation and itchiness, making the pain go away, which is why it’s in this excellent beard balm. We featured Honest Amish in our beard oil reviews because their brand is well known in this industry, and they feature a dedicated customer base.
My boyfriend wants to just have a shadow for a beard but has been using a trimmer with plastic guards and he hates it. What is a really good trimmer for him to just have that shadow look? No plastic guards either.
The two detachable trimming combs, as mentioned, provide the flexibility you need. The precision comb (1-10 mm) allows you to put the finishing touches on your trim, while the long-beard comb (10-20 mm) gives you more range to maintain a longer beard if that’s your objective. This range makes the Braun BT5070 the best trimmer for long beards.
Here’s the other thing: don’t start shaping your beard too soon, either. The chances are that you’ll cut off more than you intended before letting your beard reach a sufficient length that shows it’s real “lines.”