By Chelsea Reed
Who doesn’t admire the coolness of a beard? It’s the mark of a man’s handsomeness, after all. We often remember famous celebrities, sports players and historical figures by their beards. If you or someone you know has recently grown a beard, that’s something to be proud of. But growing a beard isn’t the end of the story. Beard grooming with the proper products is just as important.
“Why bother with beard grooming? My beard looks fine. What’s the point?”
Picture it this way. You like caring for your prized car, motorcycle, or boat right? You wash and wax it regularly. Change the tires, refresh the body paint, and so on. You do these things because you know it makes your vehicle a cut above the rest.
Routine beard care is like that, too. It’s what elevates your beard from good to great. Whether you’re off to work or a night out, it’s worth putting a little TLC into your manly mane. Here’s how to do it.
Moisturize Your Beard
Beard oil is a natural way to balance moisture in the skin and hair. This helps control split ends and dry flaky skin. For best results, apply daily to your towel-dried beard when you hop out of the shower. Hot showers open up skin pores, and that’s the ideal opportunity for absorption.
By the way, it’s important to note what’s in the beard oil. Synthetic ingredients like parabens and sulfates don’t actually moisturize your beard. They only mimic moisturization because they coat over the hair shafts and make it tougher to get off! Beau Brummel’s Cedarwood Oil Conditioner doesn’t have any of these synthetic ingredients. The cedarwood oil acts like a natural cleaner that sweeps away dirt and dead skin cells while combing the beard. It also leaves behind a delightful woodsy aroma. Now that’s fresh and clean the manly way!
It’s easy to picture perfect beards like the ones in Renaissance paintings, but that’s not quite how it goes. Real life beards have coarser hair than the rest of the body. They can grow wayward curls, in awkward directions, or flat out frizz. You can control the grizzly man-mane with the right tools. Choose a quality tooth comb for smoothing the beard and working snags out of the hair. It will also evenly spread the beard oil when you apply it.
A pair of scissors is another key tool to shape the beard how you want it. And, believe it or not, shaving cream is an essential for training your beard. Apply it to the areas of your face where you want to have defining lines. Then, simply shave off! You’ll notice the results right away. Use a quality shaving cream to prevent irritation and razor bumps. This shaving badger hair brush helps give you a closer shave.
A Handsome Reward
From a technical point, it’s true you don’t have to do anything to a beard. But then it’s just average. You’re better than average. Why not step up your game and take charge of your beard? Then show off your gentleman spirit at your next interview, meeting, date, anniversary, or wherever you are. A polished beard is a handsome and healthy beard!