You can use coconut oil as a pre-shave oil to soften your face and facial hair before you apply any lathering product. We mentioned already how coconut oil is excellent for softening your beard. And using it as a pre-shave oil is a great idea.
By the way, if you want a specific formula for shaving and shaping your beard, go take a look at our guide. We cover everything from sensitive skin, to heavy hair growth, and much more: http://www.groominglounge.com/shaving-cocktails-beard-type
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.
Simply put, unlike scalp-hair, facial hair growth is purely androgenic, it is triggered and regulated by two male hormones; testosterone (T) and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The former promotes beard thickness and follicle stimulation, whereas the latter increases linear growth actual facial hair growth density.
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The Iranians were fond of long beards, and almost all the Iranian kings had a beard. In Travels by Adam Olearius, a king commands his steward’s head to be cut off and then remarks, “What a pity it was, that a man possessing such fine mustachios, should have been executed.” Men in the Achaemenid era wore long beards, with warriors adorning theirs with jewelry. Men also commonly wore beards during the Safavid and Qajar eras.
My husband’s beard was just a little too rough for me. So, for Christmas, I got him the non scented beard oil. First of all, his beard is nice to look at, it actually looks groomed. It’s easier to comb (I did buy him a sandalwood wooden beard comb that is excellent). And most importantly it’s nice and soft and doesn’t hurt to kiss him anymore! My husband especially likes it bc “it doesn’t stink”. He refuses to wear any male “perfumes”.
A strong product from the folks at CanYouHandlebar, Wisdom Beard Oil gets tons of reviews on Amazon and comes away with a strong rating. While some beard oils may overpower you with their scent, Wisdom Beard Oil balances several types of oils and delivers a manly, woodsy scent that seems just right.
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.
I’ve been using a Norelco Multigroom 5100 for a while. It’s fine, but the length/comb attachments aren’t good at gathering the hairs, always leaving randomly longer ones behind and making the whole process take longer. What’s the “even-ness” rating for any of the ones on this list?
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).
The number one thing you want to look for in beard balm is its moisturizing properties. A lot of the issues that plague hair (including beard hair), as well as ski n, come from a lack of moisture. We don’t like to think about it, but hair is essentially dead. Much of its health comes from its roots, which are imbedded in your skin, which is why healthy, moisturized skin is so important for hair growth. Even though hair is basically dead, it still needs nourishment to keep it strong. Conditioners soften it and fill in microscopic, invisible flaws in the hair shaft that make it weak, brittle and generally hard to manage. As you can see, moisturizing is the cornerstone of beard care, which is why it’s the main thing to look for.
When you trim your long beard, keep it simple. Do only what you need to do to maintain the shape you want and no more. By practicing adequate nutrition, good beard care and some common sense, you’ll be able to get your beard to your desired length in no time.
Many trimmers come with attachments that are added to the unit to achieve different lengths and different styles – such as a goatee – or include a stubble guide attachment that helps you achieve the stubble look that is popular among many men.
Your body responds to the things you do in your life; what you eat, what you drink, and how your mind responds to different activities. Your body chemistry and the hormones it produces changes when you’re stressed. The hormones produced get reallocated into what is most necessary, and most times testosterone get pushed lower down that list. Don’t worry though, it’s natural levels in your body will return once your stress dissipates.
Mesopotamian men of Semitic origin (Akkadians, Assyrians, Babylonians and Chaldeans) devoted great care to oiling and dressing their beards, using tongs and curling irons to create elaborate ringlets and tiered patterns. Unlike them, the non-Semitic Sumerian men tended to shave off their facial hair (which is especially notable, for example, in the numerous statues of Gudea, a ruler of Lagash, as opposed to the depiction of the roughly contemporaneous Semitic ruler of Akkad, Naram-Sin, on his victory stele).
Skin Irritation: The more facial hair you have, or the longer it is, the more vulnerable your face is to skin irritation. While the effects of this can be abated using other cosmetic tools such as beard oils, keeping your hair well-groomed and neatly trimmed is another way to fight this condition.
The Prospector beard oil by Burroughs is one of the oldest and most trusted brands of beard oil. It has some of the best beard oil reviews around. Its earthy scent gives your beard a rich, manly presence, and naturally it’s one of my favorites.
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.
The lift and trim technology also make for a more uniform trim. Because it can guide more hair, it’s perfect for those who have very thick or bushy hair. Moreover, the comb attachment has rounded tips to capture and trim hair without irritating your skin evenly.
If you’re growing a beard for the first time, try to tie it in with No Shave November or some sort of charity growing cause. It’ll give you an immediate response to all the haters who try to put you down. A lot of times the people you need to convince is your significant other. It’s a lot more personal this time. They bought into the relationship when you were completely shaven, or rocking some designer stubble, and they were comfortable with that. We all change throughout our lives and throughout a relationship. You evolve your style, your clothes, and your hair, so why not do the same with your facial hair. It’s a great point to bring up to them, and drive home that it’s an internal drive and you want to try new looks.
Cord or cordless: Some traditionalists prefer the extra horsepower and infinite juice that comes from being plugged into a power outlet, while others enjoy the portability and convenience of a wireless model.
This balm is even easy to take with you as it comes in an ultra-slim design that will fit into most pockets and any compartment or bag. There’s no need to leave home without it. Moreover, the aluminum tin comes with a secure screw-top lid.
Occasionally, you’ll stumble upon beard oils advertising other beneficial skincare additives such as glycerin, safflower, Shea butter, and even wheat germ just to name a few. Familiarizing yourself with the formula will help kickstart your beard grooming routine.
Biotin is a natural hair growth supplement that you can take to help improve the hair quality and growth. This is especially helpful in men who suffer thin, patchy beards. Biotin contains Vitamin B6, C, and E, which will help keep your hair and skin in top shape. The downside to this supplement is that hair and nails are much alike, and accelerated nails and other bodily hair are likely to occur. So make sure you can deal with this potential before going forward.
I have a thick beard but when I use a dime sized drop of oil or balm it seems to disappear from my hands right away and not make a difference to my beard. I start with the beard but by the time I get to the other side of my beard or my mustache and sideburns it seems the oil/balm is all but gone. Should I use more?
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.
hello! i have a problem with thin beard with a bald spot under the chin but would like it thick, im 20 y/o and have been told “you still have a few years untill you need to worry” but it seems thin and thick in certain spots the chin strap is kinda thick but the neck and cheeks and moustache are thin (like 16 y/o hispanic moustache thin). and i was hoping for a recommendation
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.
When it comes to hair growth products, you have to start with Minoxidil. Also known as Rogaine, it’s the most popular product of its kind available and scores of men have vouched for its effectiveness.
Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, commanded the Sikhs to maintain unshorn hair, recognizing it as a necessary adornment of the body by Almighty God as well as a mandatory Article of Faith. Sikhs consider the beard to be part of the nobility and dignity of their manhood. Sikhs also refrain from cutting their hair and beards out of respect for the God-given form. Kesh, uncut hair, is one of the Five Ks, five compulsory articles of faith for a baptized Sikh. As such, a Sikh man is easily identified by his turban and uncut hair and beard.
Hi, I’m hoping you can help me! My partner wants a beard trimmer for touch up of face, neck and to trim body hair. He has a good set of clippers that he uses once a week for all over head and face and will keep using those but use the trimmer for body hair. One make or break thing is he wants it to have a charging dock. Do you have any suggestions? If it had a ear and nose trimmer that would be a bonus. I’m having trouble, please help.