Monday, 11 January 2016

My 2016 beard care guide for men

Is your fabulous facial hair always well-groomed or does your full winter beard need a good wash and brush-up?

 Are you are a well-groomed Alpha male with a neat moustache and a well-trimmed beard, or do you need to brush-up on your grooming habits for the New Year? I have written the ultimate beard care guide and my unique 2016 beard care guide will help you to keep your fashionable facial hair looking neat, clean and stylish.

The beard is back with a bang, but beard styles vary, so it’s important to choose a facial hair style that suits your face shape. For starters, let’s run through the different types of beard:

Popular Beard Styles include:

. The full beard
. The Goatee and moustache and the extended goatee
. The Balbo
. The mutton chops and the friendly mutton chops
. The chin strip and the chin strip and moustache
. The soul patch
. The chin curtain

At this point I’m guessing some of you know little or nothing about these beard style sets, but these are all fashionable styles of beard that can change your appearance and make your face look young and fresh. But for now, it’s time to chat about the pros and cons of facial hair.

Facial hair – The Pros

A big bushy manly moustache filters pollen and dust, so a little sexy facial hair can help combat allergies and benefit asthma sufferers. Friends may be quick to tell you to shave off the warm fuzz that drives women wild and hides your double chin, but little do they know, that covering of fashionable facial hair is helping to keep wrinkles and spots at bay. We all know that an itchy shaving rash can drive you insane, so why not grow a beard and give your electric shaver a rest?

Beard Cons

Friends may complain when you first start to grow your beard, but ignore them, your male friends will probably be in awe of your award winning beard. But remember, that awesome new facial hair is going to make you hot in more ways than one! A winter beard will keep your face warm, but a summer beard will make your body temperature soar. However, if you grow a beard you will have to learn how to take care of it. OK, it’s just a little facial hair, but it must be trimmed, washed, groomed and conditioned.

The next section of my beard care guide is going to cover beard maintenance and popular beard grooming products:

Maintain and Shape your Facial Hair

Grow a full beard and you won’t have to shave every day, but you will have to wash those whiskers regularly. Wash your beard often to keep it soft, full, in control and in good condition. Shampoo the beard with a drop of Grizzly Adam beard wash and follow-up by using a drop of quality beard conditioner. Buy premium beard oil, such as the Grizzly Adam beard oil and use it daily to keep your beard shiny and healthy. Why use beard oil? The best beard oils encourage growth, tame unruliness, make whiskers shine and strengthen the facial hair. So, you find it hard to believe that dirty beards smell? Well, food and dirt nests in beards, moustaches and facial hair, so in reality, an unwashed beard can smell like a dead rat. OK, move on, now it’s time to comb your freshly washed beard into shape. You don’t need to buy a fancy beard comb, a simple wooden Grizzly Adam beard comb is ideal. Apply a little beard oil to your facial hair and run the sturdy, straight wooden comb through your whiskers. Use the comb and a dab of beard wax to introduce shape and detail to your beard.

Now, I’ve bought plenty of beard care kits in the past and some beard grooming kits are better than others. The average male grooming kit contains beard shampoo, beard wax, beard control, beard conditioner, a tub of moustache wax, moustache and beard combs, beard and moustache scissors and precision trimmers. I am writing an unbiased beard care guide and I recommend you buy grooming products and shavers that suit your needs.

Some men will grow a full beard and leave it untrimmed, but most men who grow facial hair want their beard to look well-groomed, so you will have to add male grooming products to your shopping list. Occasionally, you will need to shave your neck and trim the edges of your beard. I have read hundreds of beard grooming tips, so I have learned how to trim my own facial hair. So, what kit do you need to trim and shape a beard?

Popular Beard Trimming Tools:

. Mirror and comb
. Grooming scissors
. Cartridge razors
. Disposable razors
. Safety razors
. Beard trimmers
. Shaving brush
. Shaving soap

Trimming your Beard

Wash the facial hair and pat it dry with a clean towel. Comb your whiskers and trim the beard with electric clippers. Fix a Snap-On safely guard to the clipping tool to avoid cutting the hair too short. Use the beard trimmers to trim your facial hair and moustache. Apply some shaving soap to your neck and the skin underneath your chin, use your fingers to work the soap into lather, and then use the clippers or a razor to shave away unwanted hair. Use quality beard trimming scissors to remove stray hair or to shape a lengthy beard.

I Hope you find my beard care guide useful. My 2016 beard care guide for men is aimed at all who want to keep their facial hair looking smart and stylish in 2016.