Great reviews however every beard trimmer I’ve come across has performed badly with the short curly beard. I tend to trim my beard back to 3-4mm and let it grow for a few days. My fur is quite coarse and curls back so I find a lot of blades just skim over the surface. Any recommendations?!
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.
When I turned 23, I decided to try growing a beard. 2 months of no shaving whatsoever and I had a not-so impressive thin mustache and some fuzz on my chin. The total hair on my cheeks and sideburn area could not reach double digits.
After some experimenting, you’ll quickly find your favorite combos. My favorite scents are definitely peppermint and tea tree. As for carrier oils, I enjoy the coconut because the dry Colorado air dries out my skin. The jojoba is also a great base since it closely mimics the natural oil your body creates. Again, refer to the benefits above of the various carrier oils, and figure out what works best for you. Below are a few of my favorite recipes. The names are my own creation, but feel free to steal them.
When you first start growing a beard this isn’t something that you had in mind. Don’t you worry though. I prepared this article for you to guide you step by step and understand how to soften your beard easily and with not too much effort.
Avoid man-made chemicals in cosmetics, especially BPA, parabens, and phthlates. They are all proven antiandrogens and can lower testosterone and DHT, inhibiting beard growth. Especially avoid using moisturizers with these on facial hair area!
What will help your beard grow better is a boost in testosterone. To boost testosterone, eat more red meats, avoid soy based products, and lift weights. Other good foods are: spinach, nuts, avocados, olives, broccoli, and olive oil. Brett wrote an excellent article over on Art of Manliness about naturally boosting your testosterone.
The key to this step is taking your time (and practicing moderation). Shave a little bit of your neck at a time, then stop and take a close look. It’s often easy to take too much hair off your neck and beard, and there’s no going back.
Oil and Balm are very similar in that they both condition and style your beard. The main difference is that beard balm will do a little more to shape and hold your beard. Beard oil is usually enough for short beards, beard balm gives a little more aid to longer, wilder beards.
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.
Just because you have a beard doesn’t mean you can throw out your sharp objects. First of all, you might poke someone’s eye out just tossing those around. Razors or trimmers are still useful even after you’ve achieved your beard. They can line up your cheeks, trim your neck, or taper the sides if you’re confident in your handiwork. The tool you use can make more of a difference than you think.
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.
Having protein daily will also increase your teen son’s chances of growing facial hair and growing a mustache. Some of the best sources of protein include meat, eggs, lentils, nuts, and beans. Depending on whether your teen follows a non-vegetarian or vegetarian diet, you can ask him to eat accordingly.
Beard oil is an easy to use beard moisturizer and conditioner that will moisturize the skin underneath your beard, soften facial hair and help create the conditions for healthy beard growth. Beard oil is especially helpful during the first six weeks of beard growth when itching can be a problem. If you have a naturally thick, long beard, you may find beard oil easier to work with than beard balm.
There’s no such thing as a perfect beard. We’re our own worst critic, so there will always be something you will find “wrong” about your beard. That’s ok though. It’ll keep you humble, and encourage you to support the people around you who want to grow their facial hair out too. You may not be able to solve every issue you find, but we can definitely help you with a few of them. Strap in, cause we’re going through itchy beards, dandruff, patches, split ends, and losing your beard hairs. Most of it goes down to how you care for your beard and the products you use.
Catagen phase: The resting phase, or catagen phase, is where your hair follicle quits melanin production and shrinks. It lasts only about two weeks and only 1% of your hair is going to be in this phase at any given time.
You can also get a few of these natural vitamins in the form of a supplement as well, as we mentioned above. Your beard is really an extension of yourself. Remember those playdoh things where you made the figures grow hair? It’s basically that! The play-doh is your body and beard. If you eat like shit and have an unhealthy diet, then your play-doh will dry out and you’ll grow a shitty beard. Make sense? What you eat makes a difference in how your beard grows, so why not take steps to ensure you have the healthiest beard possible. You can find natural beard vitamins out there. They help pick up the slack if your diet is lacking. They have a huge convenience factor. You can create your own mixture of Men’s Health vitamins, Biotin, Fish Oil, and whatever else you want, but just picking up a beard vitamin takes all the guesswork out of it.
Better yet, you’ll only need to charge it for one hour to get back the full 80 minutes. You can also use the Philips Norelco 7200 while it’s charging and it includes a battery indicator to let you know when it’s charged, charging, or needs to be plugged in.
After some time of implementing my findings, I decided to give another shot at attempting to grow a beard, and this time, it worked. After 2-3 months of no shaving whatsoever, I finally was able to grow a full beard. Not majestic Dan Bilzerian style yet, but still, certainly impressive one (which still keeps improving due to implementing the findings on a daily basis).
Meanwhile, there are some vitamins that have some more exotic ingredient than the standard B vitamins and iron that most people already know about. Collagen is one of these ingredients. Supplements containing collagen are a good thing because it’s a building block of protein, which is crucial for new hair growth. Not all beard growth vitamins contain collagen, but you can supplement it with a separate collagen product if your chosen brand doesn’t have it as part of their ingredient mix.
I see your plan. You intend to walk up to that pretty filly standing over yonder, tip your cap and offer her your calling card, with the promise of gentlemanly conduct and perhaps a warm meal. But she’ll rebuff you, my good sir, because your beard smells musty. Fix this awkward situation with some beard oil, destined to make your beard smell manly, as it should. Beard oil is a leave-in conditioner that makes your beard look healthy and shiny, and adds a manly scent–think of it as a beard cologne. It’s different from beard conditioner, which you wash out during a shower. Beard oil often comes with jojoba oil and other natural oils that mimic a man’s natural follicle oils, making it easily absorbed by the skin to promote healthy, strong strands. I’ve also listed many other types below. Find a beard oil that suits you best, and it will become your new best friend.
Beard oils are designed to mimic the natural oils produced by the skin. They’re grown hugely in popularity over the past several years but date as least as far back as early Native Americans. The quest for a moist, non-itchy, non-beardruff beard is nothing new, after all.
It makes your beard rough and tangled. As such, it becomes more difficult to wash off the product when you try to rinse. Leaving too much product in your beard can make it even rougher. Not to mention that the cleaning agents in the shampoo or soap do not work as effectively as usual, when in contact with hard water, due to the excess of minerals.
Beard texture paste is one of those newer beard products that many men don’t really know about, but it can be useful for creating hold and texture simultaneously in your beard, which is great if you have super silky fine beard hair, which is rarer than other beard hair textures but does occur.
The jojoba and argan in our Honeysuckle beard oil will soften your facial hair creating the conditions for fast beard growth and the Tobacco and Leather beard balm will help your facial hair grow and appear fuller and thicker.
It is important to mention that the scent they give out is not too strong, and will not turn you into a walking cloud of odors. You will have nice smelling beard, but not the one that is choking everyone that gets within a 10 foot radius. Typically the scents come from the likes of cedar or maple wood all the way to the fruit and citrus spectrum of lemon and orange. There are numerous scents and you will quickly find the one perfect for you, or one with no scent at all, if that is what you like the most.
While you’ll find the perfect amount through trial and error, a good rule of thumb is a dime-sized puddle in your palm for beard oil and a fingertip-sized blob for beard balm. Another helpful hint is to think of it as (much classier) hair gel for your beard — while less will go further compared to gel, your face-hair will tell you when it’s nice and saturated much like your head-hair will.
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.)
Most beard balms are either all-natural, organic, or at the very least contain some natural ingredients. If you’re the type of guy who only does natural products, be sure to check the ingredient lists. The same goes for if you do only organic. While the science behind the pros and cons of these preferences can be debated, your own personal preference can’t be, and you should always go for the beard balm that’s made to your standards, if for no other reason than being true to yourself. (Plus, you’re more likely to actually use it if you like the ingredients.)
Pen down your budget– Afore you start rating the product on the basis of its features, its better you lay down your budget on priority basis. Depending on how much you can spend on the product, the brands would be sorted accordingly. So, it is very important to pen down the budget that you plan to spend on a men’s beard trimmer.
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.
Thanks for your question! With a patchy beard, it’s important to be patient. And obviously, our hair growth is affected by our health, so good nutrition and drinking lots of water is important. Beyond that, be sure to use natural products on your face, because synthetic chemicals can damage hair. I’d recommend our Core Beard Kit. It has natural, moisturizing soap, and beard oil and beard balm to provide nourishment for the hair follicles that are forming beneath your skin. Be sure and massage the beard oil into your beard and skin twice a day. If you live in a cold, dry climate you may only want to wash your face/beard every other day to avoid leaching all the moisture from your skin and hair.
Sometimes beards are called “flavor savers” for a reason. It is possible to get food, lint, and other junk stuck in your beard, if it grows especially long. Comb it regularly to keep it from becoming a bird’s nest.
Attachments– Variety in attachment adds more versatility to the product. Check out the number of attachments that are available with the product, and this would guide you about the uses to which the trimmer could be put to. The best trimmer for shaping will have multiple attachments, using which you could create different stylish looks.
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Repeat after us: a clean beard is a fuller beard. Much like your head hair, when you keep your beard clean it will appear much fuller than if you let it become too oily or completely dried out. Striking the right balance is important and our suggestion is to invest in some good beard wash and softener to help keep your beard clean without completing torching it. Establishing the right beard grooming routine is key to ensuring your beard stays full and healthy and if you can get into a routine for the entire month, you’ll definitely be able to see the results after a short amount of time.