Beards offer a variety of other health benefits, including trapping dust to help you avoid asthma attacks and upper respiratory infections, and act as windbreakers, helping to shield your face from cold weather blasts.
Do you exfoliate? If you have a beard (and even if you don’t), your skin will thank you for it. Using grade-A facial scrubs will help you ensure that you’re really getting all the gunk out from underneath your facial hair before you apply beard oil.
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.
Obviously, we’re going to be a bit biased, but we know exactly what quality ingredients go into our products. You can check out our shop at themodcabin.com/shop. Whatever company you decide to purchase from, just make sure that you have access to the ingredients list, so that you know what you’re putting on your skin and hair. You can read our ingredients under the Description tab. It’s not necessary to have a long list of ingredients to have a great, healthy, effective product, and synthetic ingredients often function just to make the product look or feel a certain way, but can actually make the product less effective.
Great question Trace. We recommend brushing your moustache through with a boars hair brush and than adding some beard balm. The sealants in the beard balm will help seal in the moisture from the jojoba and argan in the beard oil/balm.
As long as your beard makes you happy then that’s all that matters. It’s important to know that you are in charge of your own beard. If it makes you happy, keep it. If your friends don’t support you through the growth process, get new friends. Sometimes this criticism could be because your beard hasn’t had the chance to grow out full and reach its full potential. Give it time to grow and ignore the haters!
Not sure if you’re ready for beard oil yet? Never fear my classy friend. Many beard oils come in sampler sizes so you can purchase smaller amounts to test before you commit to one brand. Here is a list of the beard oil sample packs I know of.
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?
Great article! Thanks. I’ve been growing a beard for a while now and along the journey I’ve become fairly obsessed with beard oils. My favourite by far is Buccaneer Grooming’s ‘The Buc’. It’s an Australian brand and smells super fresh with sandalwood, lemongrass and peppermint. It’s really unique. I’ve found many other brands make scents that are fairly similar. This one is quite different and I recommend you check it out.
One of the biggest complaints with this product is its smell. However, it’s important to note that most find they love the smell. Oils and butters are fats. They can go rancid if stored for too long or improperly. For those who say the product smells horrific, they probably got a rancid batch, in which case they simply need to contact the manufacturer. If no one reports the issue to the manufacturer, not only will you get a replacement/refund, but the bad batches might continue to be sold. Consumer’s calling in is how any company knows to recall a bad batch of a product. The good news, though, is that most say the product works and smells great. Just remember to take the steps I mentioned if you’re one of the unlucky few.
Our Utility Balm also functions as a leave-in conditioner, similar to beard oil. Since they have the same function, it isn’t necessary to use both. Check out this article to see which one is best for you. A balm is going to be a little bit heavier than a beard oil, but will provide a longer-lasting conditioning effect as a result of its heavier texture. You should apply it once a day, around the same time you’d apply an oil. Right after a shower is always best for applying moisturizing products because your skin and hair are more receptive to nutrients. If you have a special evening planned, you can apply a small amount again just before you go out.
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.
Grape seed oil is pressed from the seeds of grapes and is a by-product of the wine-making process. It has a higher concentration of linoleic acid than most carrier oils, and linoleic acid has anti-inflammatory, moisture-retentive, and acne-reductive properties.
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.
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.
Do not abuse alcohol. Although few drinks here and there won’t do no significant harm, binge drinking does. Studies have shown that exceeding 4 drinks is a sure way to bring down T and DHT, which obviously slows down your beard growth.
The beard became linked in this period with notions of masculinity and male courage. The resulting popularity has contributed to the stereotypical Victorian male figure in the popular mind, the stern figure clothed in black whose gravitas is added to by a heavy beard.
Think of that guy with the great handlebar mustache that no one can keep their eyes off of; that’s being held in place by mustache wax. And it’s nothing new because the use of wax on facial hair dates to the Victorian era and beyond.
Growing a beard all comes down to your hormones, specifically testosterone and dihydrotestosterone or DHT. Regular testosterone is converted to the more potent androgen hormone DHT. The amount of DHT you have in your reproductive system directly affects your beard and hair growth patterns. Men with higher levels of testosterone and DHT will typically have significantly more facial hair than men with lower levels. If your body is genetically prone to be sensitive to these hormones, you’ll likely grow a beard at an earlier age than others.
Lucky Scruff has some night products also, esp the hand made soap for beards. He offers 3 different kinds right now. The beard oils, while the 3 on his main page I didn’t care for, the beard of the month club has some better ones. (Scent wise, the conditioning aspects of the main oils are awesome, but I like the oils that have a scent and I found no scent in the 3 samples)
Great website, I have had a beard for over 7 years now, of varying length, but have decided to go for a quite a long beard. I was looking for a trimmer, thank can keep up to 2 to 3 inches in length, really hard to trawl through various sites, and the longest I have found is 20mm (about 0.7″)
Thanks for the feedback! I think it depends on your skin type. I, for one, have never gotten more sunburned from using vitamin C, or citrus-based products. But I do know people, usually with very fair skin, who have.
I have a long thin beard.. about 2 inches but uneven around my cheeks. I would want to have it thicker and fuller. I use oil and then balm to seal in the moisture.. I also wash my beard every other day with a beard shampoo company from an article I’ve read. But I’ve noticed I’ve been getting acne on my neck and the outer edges of my beard.. is it the oils I use or the balm, or both? Can you help?
This lightweight beard oil is designed to care for your beard and the skin beneath it without being too “in your face” (see what we did there?). The scent, a blend of cedarwood, sandalwood and eucalyptus is both masculine and sweet, while the oil itself is soft and moisturising. It’s also much less greasy than other products, which means that your beard will be feeling silky and dry almost straight away.
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.
Besides making a fantastic beard oil, Honest Amish also has a beard balm that’s just as superb. But what else would you expect from a company that makes everything by hand and is obsessed with delivering the highest-quality grooming products?
Coconut oil seems to win the battle of natural oils. Due to its many properties that it comes with, the great scent and the ease to formulate, it is a great ingredient for an all natural cosmetic product.
Choosing the right beard growing oil can seem overwhelming. We are big believers in reading labels at The Mod Cabin. Anyone can say they have the best beard oil but the proof is on the label. The first ingredient listed on the label is what is used most. The last ingredient listed is used least. Make sure your beard oil has either jojoba or argan listed as the first ingredient. As a general rule you do not want more than a few ingredients in your beard oil. This is because the most beneficial oils are generally the least processed so they do not need additives. We recommend avoiding beard oils that add Vitamin E. The right beard oil will already have ingridients like argan that contain naturally occuring Vitamin E.
I’m the owner of Gents~N~Valor we are a Beard Company and just launched a new Beard Oil called A Man’s Nature. I came across your site through Buy Sell Ads and I will purchase some space. My inquiry is if I could send you some of our product would you mind reviewing it for us. Also I can give you large discounts on a case for other Gentlemen on this site. I’m also willing to give your readers 80% off for an honest their honest opinion as well.
And if you’re a teenager or a guy in his twenties, remember that you won’t know your beard’s true density until you’re anywhere from late twenties to early forties. It’s only in this late stage—after adolescence ends—where men grow the thickest beards.
While properly using a beard trimmer requires a bit of time and practice, you’ll soon get the hang of it. Here are some tips to help you get the most from your trimmer (and the look you hope to achieve):
Most guys tend to believe growing one is difficult. Not at all. That’s the easy part. Controlling it is a whole different beast. Ideally, you want to keep it neat and trimmed. And the only true way of accomplishing this is by practicing proper beard maintenance, which requires commitment and the right grooming tool: a beard trimmer.