Best beard grooming products: razors, beard oil, and more
Whether you’re trying out a new, dapper look or want to give your face an extra layer of warmth to battle the cold, growing a beard requires more work than you might think. Luckily, Team Influenster can help you (or your man) get started with these five easy steps. (Ladies: time to email this to that bearded guy in your life. We'll wait.)
Here are the beard-grooming products you need.
Part of becoming a man is learning how to prep your face before a shave and protect it afterward. This means using a pre-shave oil as well as an after-shave salve to moisturize. (This is especially true if you live in a cold or dry climate). To get started, we recommend this kit by The Art of Shaving.
Proper beard maintenance requires multiple grooming tools. A razor, like the Gillette Fusion ProGlide, helps to clean up that unsightly neck-beard area. No beard can achieve greatness if your lower neck is scoured with stray hair. It also helps align your beard. Remember: Humans are asymmetrical creatures! Your facial hair won’t grow into the perfect shape you want -- you have to shape it by shaving off excess hairs or patches along the upper-cheeks.
After you’ve grown out enough facial hair (and kept the neck-beard in check) its time to take the next step. Every veteran beard-grower knows that a beard requires maintenance. Proper maintenance demands the tools to (literally) sculpt the ideal beard. Let the Philips Norelco grooming system be your toolbox. It has every piece of equipment you will need to maintain the shape and volume of your new beard. Styling a beard takes some experimenting! Depending on your face and personal preference, you may prefer a trimmed beard that's close to the face or a something fuller to achieve the mountain-man look.
4. Beard Oil
An overlooked essential to your morning beard-routine, beard oil can act as both a moisturizer and a styling product. Not only does it keep facial hair soft, it also prevents the dreaded itchy-beard syndrome and combats flaky skin. Beard oil, along with pre and post-shave oil, is especially important during the winter months when cold winds and dry air can dehydrate the skin. We recommend Prospector Co. Burroughs Beard Oil.
5. Mustache wax
Ready to take your facial hair to the next level? Mustache Wax, like this tube from Clubman Pinaud, is for the true facial artiste who wants that perfect handle-bar mustache. For dudes who like to get creative with their grooming, this is the product to try.
What beard grooming products would you suggest? Let us know by leaving a comment below!