As a Rugged Yet Smooth gent, you’re free to wear any beard you damn well like.
Still, even if you want yours wild, full, and luscious, you can’t just let it grow out of control. There’s a world of difference between a bloke who looks like he doesn’t care … and a bloke who genuinely doesn’t.
Trust us, you definitely want to be in the former camp: a beard that’s clean, healthy, and hygienic not only looks better – it feels better too.
And don’t you want anyone special enough to run their fingers through it coming back for more?
Of course you do.
Enough with the chit-chat – here are the must-have grooming products for your beautiful face-fuzz …
Trimmers and Comb (for keeping it as you want it)
A key part of your beard-grooming routine: trimming and combing.You can either use a small pair of scissors or an electric trimmer to cut it (a trimmer’s more precise).
There are plenty out there, but one high-end option is the Philips Vacuum Beard Trimmer. What’s so special about it? For starters, the handy integrated vacuum, which catches as much as 90 percent of those itchy little hairs – 90 percent!
You should give your beard a good comb before you trim it, too. Go for the Burly Fellow Wooden Beard Comb, designed to massage your follicles and remove any debris / crumbs / potential leftovers.
Burly Fellow Wooden Beard Comb – $10 AUD
Philips Vacuum Beard Trimmer BT7201/15 – $99 AUD
Shampoo (for keeping it clean)
You wouldn’t go weeks and weeks without washing your hair (we hope!), so why would you neglect your lovely beard so?
If you want to avoid having a smelly, flaky rug on your face, make shampooing a key part of your grooming routine. You need a specialist concoction too – not just any old off-the-shelf shampoo designed for your scalp.
Check out this Beard 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner, from Milkman Grooming Co. This is a combination formulation with a choice of scents, all with awesome names: ‘King of Wood’; ‘Citrus Supernova’; and ‘Chai Latte’.
This is designed for sensitive skin, and guarantees a soft finish; Milkman Grooming Co. are an ethical bunch too – this product’s vegan-friendly and absolutely not tested on animals.
This is a gentle foam with soap formulated to clean without removing precious natural oils (which can happen if you use standard shampoo!); it’s also rocking such healthy stuff as aloe vera, vitamin B5, and argan oil.
Milkman Grooming Co. Beard 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner – $24.00 AUD
Oil (for keeping it soft & supple)
Beard oil helps to keep your beard hair moist and cares for the skin underneath – just because half of your face is hidden doesn’t mean you should leave it untouched!
The Bearded Chap produces the quality Original Beard Oil, which features 11 oils and is designed to be absorbed quickly, leaving a supple finish on beards of different lengths (even if you lean towards heavy stubble rather than full fur).
The Bearded Chap’s Original Beard Oil – $39.95 AUD
Wax / Balm (for keeping it styled)
Fancy styling your beard and moustache? Even if you don’t want to curl and twist your facial hair into all kinds of wild, wonderful shapes, you can still add shape and texture.
The Burly Fellow Mo Wax is designed to give your moustache a strong hold during the day, but can be washed out easily to avoid a messy pillow through the night.
You can also try beard balm, such as Milkman Grooming Co.’s Beard Candy, which has a low-medium hold ideal to shape your full beard however you like.
Milkman Grooming Co. Beard Candy Beard Balm – $34.00 AUD
Burly Fellow Mo Wax – $15 AUD
With these beard-grooming products, you’ll have the beard you’ve always dreamed of! Put real time and effort into yours, and you’ll get attention for all the right reasons.
What’s your routine, and which products do you use? Drop us a line in the comments!