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Beards Before and After: Celebrity Edition

Beards Before and After Gallery

Before and After BeardsGetting beard ideas from a gallery of celebrities is not a bad idea. Some of these familiar faces have reinvented themselves with a manly beard and so could you. When looking at this before and after gallery of bearded famous men pay attention to the shape of the beard they choose to help complement their face. Celebrities have “people”, managers, stylist etc, so while growing the beard may have been their idea, the styling and shape likely had outside opinions. If your thinking about growing a beard try to match your face shape to these gentlemen to help pick the best beard for you. Read More

Beards For Round Faces: Add Length and Character to Your Look

beards for round faces

One of the biggest mistakes I ever made while grooming my beard was not paying attention to the guard I put on my razor. I was in a rush or just distracted and wasn’t focusing on the guard size. As a result, I mistakenly shaved my beard too short right before a good friend’s wedding. I had a nice, full beard and grew a custom to my face. Aside from being pissed off that I had screwed up and cut my beard too short, I also sadly discovered my face was a lot more round than I remembered it. My wife and I have a couple of kids, and I must have put on a little weight from the added stress of taking care of children or the lack of time to go to the gym over the last few years. I never realized I had such a round face until I shaved my beard too short. Read More

Best Beard Trimmers: 7 Reviewed

Beard Trimmer ReviewsBeard Manly breaks down the 7 best beard trimmers after polling the staff and asking a ton of beard wielding friends. Every guy will have his preference, yet after some research that included surveying a large number of Beard Manly staff members, friends, and just guys in general we have compiled a handful of highly durable and trusted Beard Trimmers we would recommend to you. The following are all top contenders based on trimming power, styling, flexibility and price.

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Beard Oil Benefits

Beard Oil 101

Beard OilYou’ve got the goatie or long beard, complete trimmer set, special comb and beard guide, what else is missing?

For the love of beard, get some beard oil for that final moisturizing touch. It’s the final part of the vain man’s beard routine – wash, trim, shape, and rubabdub some magic oil. You’ll need beard oil for two reasons: the awesome scent that amplifies your manly charm, and its magical power that makes your beard smooth and soft.

As a beard grower, you don’t want your awesome hair to grow frizzy, coarse and with split ends. Even you will be disgusted to touch coarse and unkempt hair, and how much more other people? Dry hair is caused by lack of vitamin E and B, and is very common during winter season. At worse conditions, you’ll get brittle and dull hair, with unwanted dandruff falling off your chin. Proper maintenance and grooming routine can avoid this, and will keep your manly beard looking clean and full of mojo.

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What Does Beard Balm Do?

BEARD BALM

Those new to growing a beard, at some point or another, will ask themselves What does Beard Balm Do? It’s a totally reasonable question, as most guys are simple and don’t use many products on their face. But if you want to take your beard seriously, you’ll need to start adding a few high-quality items to your beard grooming routine to ensure you’re able to grow and maintain a healthy looking beard.

Combing and washing just isn’t enough when it comes to grooming your beard. As your beard grows and shadows your face, you’ll need beard balm to tame the wild awesomeness escaping out.

Beard Balm is formulated as a conditioner and styling pomade for your beard. It’s made up of moisturizers and sealants that are meant to tame those wild reluctant stray hairs and give your beard a beautiful gleam. You’ll need beard balm especially throughout the winter when the cold weather will most likely cause dry skin and hair.

Beard Balm Pros: 

  • Keeps beard hair soft and smooth.
  • Adds lustrous shine on hair.
  • If you have applied beard conditioner during the shower, beard balm can help seal moisture and treatment products for better absorption.
  • Adds some weight on each strand, which helps in styling and tame unruly strands.
  • Feeds your hair cells with nourishing vitamins to keep it healthy and vigorous.

All beard balms are moisturizers, but not every content on those tin cans are the same. Avoid synthetic sealants like petroleum jelly as it might cause allergic reactions on your skin. Remember it’s not just your beard were covering here that everyone’s going to see. Facial skin is more sensitive than the other parts of your body, and synthetic ingredients can irritate your skin and damage your facial hair.

Many men also say that they don’t need beard conditioning products because beards are supposed to be coarse. No argument on that, beards are indeed coarse compared to the hair growing on your scalp, but this doesn’t mean it all right to leave it unruly, brittle, and hard like a wire brush.

Let’s talk about Argan oil. This one is considered as liquid gold by hair experts and has swept salons for men and women like a gold rush. When Argan oil penetrates the skin and hair follicles, it moisturizes, repairs and stimulates hair growth. It has high Vitamin E content, which is essential for healthy and vibrant skin. While it’s popular on hair conditioner products, why not use it for beard hair as well? Jojoba is another excellent ingredient that has wax-like consistency. Similar to Argan oil, it has vitamin B and E that acts as a hair conditioner. It also has components that prevent acne and can also help in cell regeneration, and repair damaged and coarse beard hair.

Choose a beard balm that has soft consistency. Some mixes are just too hard to even scrape with your finger, even when you reheat it. There are also perfumed or flavored beard balms. Not that they’re meant to be tasted, but are good substitutes over musky cologne. Try coffee, woodsy fir or sandalwood. Think of it as your beard perfume that doubles as a hair treatment.

How to put beard balm?

No need for advance degree on this one, just take out a pinch or more, then rub it on your palm to melt the butter-like consistency. For short beards, a small pinch will do. But for longer and thicker beards, you’ll need about a thumb size lump. You want to spread this evenly on the sides, underneath, front and in between your finger to spread the balm up to the hair follicles. Apply every morning after shower or whenever needed.

Which is the Best Beard Balm?

There are many different kinds of Beard Balm products to choose from, which is why we typically link to Amazon for your best selection. In the coming months, Beard Manly plans to create a survey or poll to see which brand of Beard Balm our readers prefer the most. Odd’s are the results the results will be fairly even as most will prefer a specific brand for any different kind of reason yet for only $15 a comparing two beard balms that have gotten excellent reviews won’t break the bank.

Basic Foundation to Growing a Great Beard

How to Grow a Great Beard

Beard EnvyIf you’re going to do something, do it right.

Growing a beard is the best idea you’ve had in a long time, and you’ll thank yourself when it’s all said and done. There are actually far more benefits to growing a beard than you might imagine. While your goal may have been to simply try changing your overall look, you should know that beards are considered extremely attractive. Even the women who say they don’t like beards on men usually change their minds once they see a beautiful well groomed beard on a man. This usually goes hand-in-hand with the fact that you instantly look more sophisticated with a beard. Also, you’ll find that a beard will boost your confidence and surprisingly, other men will respect you more.

Although, a great beard doesn’t happen overnight, nor does it take care of it’s self. There are steps that you’ll need to learn to make your beard look healthy, beautiful and apart of your face. Otherwise you’ll have a bushy ungroomed homeless man bread, and nobody wants that.

The following are some helpful tips to growing a great beard

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