Originally used to treat high blood pressure – and it still is – Minoxidil had an interesting side effect on it early users, namely, it caused hair growth. By 1988, the FDA had approved Minoxidil as a hair-growth product while also allowing it to be marketed under the Rogaine name.
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″)
We have an ongoing stream of customers asking about the difference between beard oil and utility balm, also commonly termed “beard balm”. Since the oil and the balm both moisturize your beard, which product works best for you?
When trimming the mustache, I recommend you use a pair of scissors over clippers. This will give you a little more control and only cuts a few hairs at a time. With the cheek line try to go with your natural line and only trim off the one or two stragglers that are outside that line.
sir, is Virgin Coconut Oil fine to grow a beard? some people said to me that virgin coconut oil contain DHT blocker so it is bad for my vellus hair. well i have beard but not so thicker and fuller like my hair on my head. I want my beard more fuller and thicker.
Length Settings: Do you like your beard long and luxurious, or kept to a short stubble – or anywhere in between? Whatever you are going for, you should make sure that your trimmer has the length options available to cater to your preferences.
On the other end of the spectrum, guys with lower levels of DHT have a better chance of keeping their head hair. That being said, just because you are in your 20’s and still have a patchy beard, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have low hormone levels. It’s about your body’s sensitivity towards these hormones and not the set values of them.
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One thing that I find important when I select a beard oil and it isn’t mentioned in your post is the container an oil has and the dispenser. There are so many cases of beard oils that I’ve used and made a mess while I was trying to get it out of the bottle. This is very problematic since you waste oil and not to mention, you need to clean after yourself once you’re done. As for the container, it’s crucial to have a dark bottle, preferably in glass, so that heat, light and oxygen doesn’t oxidise the oil while keeping its shelf life unaffected. My two cents.
Wizard beards, or American Civil War-type throwback beards will take some time to cultivate, but essentially involve growing the beard out as long as possible, but still trimming the neck periodically, as well as the mustache, so it gets out of the way of your lip.
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.)
We recommend drinking plenty of water, taking a biotin supplement and start washing your face with birch tar or amber resin soap, getting a boars hair brush and some beard oil and backwoods beard balm from The Mod Cabin. Try our beard kit for starters:
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.
The next problem men face when trying to grow a beard faster is unreasonable expectations. It is almost impossible to wake up one morning with a fully-fledged beard, but you can begin to see growth over a few days. When tempted to shave it all off, remember that it will take time and that you are taking active steps in the right downward direction. Most men move out of the itchy, growing in phase by the end of the week, so focus on something else and it will arrive faster.
Next, clogged pores can prevent hair from growing in properly, so using a washcloth when washing your facial hair is beneficial, and a boar bristle brush with firm bristles. You can find that here: http://themodcabin.com/product-category/beard-brushes/
If you’re not sure how evenly your facial hair is growing in, shave your entire face and look for stubble. Does it grow on the tip of your chin as quickly as over your lip? Does it grow under your neck at the same rate as it does on your sideburns? If so, you’re ready for growing a beard.
With a full line of “beard control” products that includes a beard wash, beard control conditioner, beard oil and a boar bristle beard brush, Billy Jealousy is not messing around. The Gnarly Sheen Refining Beard Oil has a blend of sunflower, avocado, almond and jojoba oils, and has a sweet smell that’s hard not to like (all the more reason to slap it on your face – though you’ll only need a drop). It conditions both beard and your skin, and helps get rid of dryness and flakes.
These kinds of vitamins help grow your beard faster and thicker. An important thing to remember is that your body absorbed into your body at different rates. A pill could have 100% of the daily recommended value, but you might only absorb 25% of it, so always look into the different things you are putting in your body. Know that information will help you understand how much of it you may need to take.
Dry vs. Wet Trimming: Some beard trimmers are designed for dry trimming as opposed to wet trimming, or the other way around. Depending on when you tend to do your trimming in your morning routine, you’ll want to pick the option that best corresponds with your style.
Thanks to moisturizing oils, a little beard oil is just enough to tame those flyaway hairs and eliminate flakes (a.k.a. beard-druff). And with so many musky/woody essential oils like cedarwood and sandalwood, Schneidman points out that this often overlooked product also acts as a natural cologne.
One of the toughest things about growing a beard—as well as one of the most common problems—is itchiness. Many guys end up just giving up and shaving it all off because they can’t take the itch anymore. Some guys wear their beards year-round, while others only grow them out in the winter. No matter which category you fall into, you’re eventually going to have to overcome the issue of dry winter air, which sucks the moisture right out of your skin, causing your beard to itch and skin to flake. Most guys know they need to moisturize the non-bearded part of their faces—especially in wintertime—but many overlook the crucial step of moisturizing your beard and the skin beneath it. Balms are the best when it comes to moisturizing the skin beneath the beard; their high viscosity allows them to slowly sink in and stay there, keeping the skin beneath your beard soft and itch-free all day.
Another main moisturizing ingredient is lanolin, which deserves its section, as its excellent skin benefits have largely been forgotten. Lanolin is a natural moisturizer that comes from sheep’s wool, in the case of Beard Balm, Merino sheep. In the days of yore, shepherds and sheep farmers were known for their amazingly soft hands, and it was the lanolin all along. And since lanolin comes from the wool, it doesn’t harm the sheep, so it’s still animal-friendly by most people’s standards.
I’ve always wanted to keep my salt and pepper beard at a fuller length to go with the silver on the head. What trimmer offers the longest length. All I’ve tried take it way to low and trying to do it by hand is just to hard. One slip of an unsteady hand and it all goes to stuble. Any other options would be fantastic but maintaining optimal beard length is my main desire
Beardruff is formed when a natural oil in your skin called sebum oil is dried up by your hair follicles. Beard balm, like beard oil, is made of ingredients that closely resemble sebum oil and adds much-needed hydration to your skin.
Cordless trimmers have more flexibility than corded trimmers because you can use them practically anywhere. Most cordless trimmers provide up to an hour of cutting time on a single charge, with the length of the charge needed to get to full power varying from trimmer to trimmer.
It might be a microscopic difference, but electric trimmers and razors give you a completely different shave. An electric trimmer will leave your ends with a sharper finish, which can lead to a lot of irritation and itchiness. This can also lead to split ends. Since the separation of hair is so sharp, it splits your hair and leads to more split ends. Whereas when you trim your edges with a razor instead, it still cleans up that line but also ruffles the ends which promote more natural growth of your hair follicles.
Our beard grooming guide is based on decades of successful beard grooming practices. You are encouraged to adjust these beard grooming tips as you learn what works best for you and your beard. Each beard is unique and each beard deserves a custom care and maintenance regimen. Using our guide, you will be well on your way to creating a beard care plan that works best for you.
Yes, we recommend you use the oil at least once a day and up to three times a day as needed. We tend to use more beard oil in the winter months when its drier than the summer when their is more moisture in the air.
While it’s great for emergencies, regular application at the beginning of the day is going to not only going to give you that right look from the get-go, it’s going to help your beard look fantastic even on the occasion when you haven’t had the chance to get your Texas Beard Co. game on. Speaking of which — here’s a step-by-step breakdown on how to win that game.
thabks for this informative post! I’ve been using tea tree essential oil on my beard for a few months. Wanting a change of scent, I think I’m going to go with the beard balm now that I know the difference! Cheers!
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.
We don’t use any silicones, sulfates, or parabens in our oils to give you the best possible outcome for your beard. Silicones aren’t inherently bad, but they coat your beard hairs and prevent them from getting the nutrients they need, plus they require more effort and chemicals to wash out. On top of that, they mask dry hair and split ends so you only have the illusion of conditioned hair.