Growing a beard is not only an expression of
- Beard balms
- Beard waxes
- Beard soaps
- Beard conditioners
- Brushes and
- Moustache balms
- Beard shampoos
- Growth vitamins
Whether you're struggling to grow a couple of chin hairs or are trying to tame a two-foot-long beast, here are some beard care tips. If you are looking only for beard oils, visit this category.
The first problem you'll encounter is, without a doubt, the itching that will appear the first time you grow a beard. It’s during this phase that the faint-hearted abandon their journey. However, if you survive the pains of shaving, the itching will disappear after a few weeks, only to become memories of the past. But, as we say, if growing a
The second most important point is undoubtedly to “let it grow!”. The mistake most people make is to try to shape and trim their beards or
Another hard truth is that you need to know when to surrender. Having a manly mane worthy of a Viking warrior is not something that every man can achieve. Don't covet your
Before going further in the different types of products that will help you develop a beard or
The first thing to consider is food. Although some minerals and nutrients are known to favor the production of testosterone and, therefore, hair growth—minerals like iron, copper, zinc, magnesium, flax, lignans, vitamins A, B and D, for example—you can only achieve a healthy beard and healthy skin if you're engaging in a balanced diet, from cellar to attic.
There are also growth vitamins for beard—as well as products like Biotin—hat will help your hair grow faster and more densely. On the other hand, the results of such products are not guaranteed, so you must use them at your own risk.
The second thing to consider is sleep. Sleep, sleep and sleep. Easy, right? Although simple in theory, sleep is not to be taken lightly. In fact, it has been shown scientifically that how much sleep you get is correlated with how much your beard will grow. So there’s only one way to say it: if you want a healthy beard, make sure you sleep a lot as part of your daily routine!
Good! Now that we've covered the basics and practical advice you'll need to grow your beard or
Your beard—like your car, motorcycle or boat—must be clean and well-maintained to function at its best. This seems logical, does it not? Well, unfortunately, many men don't apply the principle of cleanliness to their beards. And, as for those who do, they often do it the wrong way, such as with non-adapted products or by using the same bar of soap that they've washed their armpits with. In either case? Bad idea. By engaging in these activities, you'll dry out your skin and your beard hair. Instead, use an appropriate moisturizing shampoo at least a few times a week. This way, you'll both prevent your beard hair from becoming brittle, and ensure that they are well-nourished and properly hydrated.
There are hundreds of different products that are advertised as “beard cleaners” or “beard soap.” But, in many cases, if you look closer, you'll find that they often contain the same sulfates/sulfides, parabens and detergents that are found in shampoo You should stay away from them at all costs, as it's essential that you use cleanser or soap that does not contain these ingredients. Facial follicles are not the same as scalp follicle, so you shouldn't use the same products for both your beard and your face.
Another misconception is that people should wash their beards daily. However, the reality is that—unless you're working in a very dirty environment—washing your beard daily is counter-productive if you want to grow and maintain a healthy beard.
In terms of conditioning, we recommend that you use a thick, heavy substance so as to ensure that your beard is properly hydrated and to prevent it from becoming too rough. However, in general, if you use beard balm or beard oil on a daily basis, then using conditioner when you're in the shower is superfluous.
Just like beard oils, beard balms and
Unlike balms, beards waxes are intended for styling purposes only. Some waxes have fragrances, so they can replace cologne, but—unlike oils and balms—they don't contain any conditioner. This type of product is perfect for those who have a rebel beard or mustache—that is to say, those who don't want to take on a smooth, perfect beard or
As with anything, some combs or brushes are better than others, even though most will get the job done. As for brushes, those with boar hair bristles are the go-to type; they are, without a doubt, the most popular. These brushes offer a heavier feel when you're passing them through your hair. They help keep your hair in place, and they're of much higher quality than your traditional hairbrush. As for beard and moustache combs, you'll want to get a comb with coarse (wide) teeth. The reason for this is that the finest combs have a strong tendency to cling to the hair, causing it to snag. By choosing a beard or moustache comb that has rounded, polished teeth, you'll be minimizing the snag/pull effect. You will also be decreasing the irritation caused by the comb passing on top of the skin.
Often, novice beard and mustache growers—as well as beard veterans—generally have no idea of all the beard care products (and their benefits) that are available to them. In general, we advise those using these kinds of products for the first time to get a kit that has all the items mentioned on this page. You can browse our selection of beard grooming kits here. We can only hope that—now that you've read these simple guidelines—you now have a better grasp on the subject and are thus ready to grab your beard by the horns! And, as always, feel free to contact us with any questions or advice. Our manhood experts will be happy to help you. And don't forget to visit our ''Men's Grooming'' category for more.
And remember—all godly, mighty beards come with great responsibility! Beard on, brothers!