LovelyBeards Gingerbread Beard Oil Product Review

Beard oils are great. Over the past 5 years, they’ve really surged in popularity among the male grooming community, quickly earning themselves a place in many a man’s bathroom cabinet. Helping to soften and keep unruly beard hairs under control, beard oil is the ideal solution to any man with a misbehaving beard. If you’ve got a beard that’s dry, itchy, or maybe even looking a bit tired, it’s probably time to invest in some beard oil. We love beard products here at Beardicure and are always excited about taking new ones for a test-drive. So, when LovelyBeards sent me a bottle of their Gingerbread beard oil, I couldn’t wait to try it out. In this article, I’m going to tell you what you need to know about LovelyBeards beard oil and take you through my experiences with it. LovelyBeards Beard Oil LovelyBeards founded their business on much the same premise as why we started up Beardicure – growing a beard shouldn’t be difficult and every man should have the tools needed to give it their best shot. Currently LovelyBeards has over 6 different organic beard oils with some unique scents, there’s sure to be something to take your fancy. Based on my guilty pleasure for home baking, after some deliberation I settled on their gingerbread beard oil. Bottle Size: 30ml LovelyBeards have definitely put some effort into their packaging. On the side of the box that the 30ml beard oil comes in is a handy guide that gives you an idea of how…

To Beard or Not to Beard – 9 Reasons Why You Should Grow One

Women, children, and a whole load of men get along in life just fine without beards. Unless you’re living among wolves in the Siberian wilderness (if you are, that’s awesome), it’s not always obvious to see the function that they actually provide. If you step outside and take a walk, however, you’ll notice that many a modern male is now donning increasingly impressive face-huggers. From designer stubble to beards so epic they could have been directed by Spielberg himself, they’re basically everywhere. So, why do men have facial hair? There might be more reasons than you think. Beards Have Been Around Since the Birth of Man 200,000 years ago, when the human race hadn’t been long on this earth, beards served as a great form of protection. Sadly, we’re not talking about protection from mammals, as that’s largely what tools such as spears and blades were created for. It’s more likely, however, that beards originated as a means of protecting the face from extremes of weather such as the cold. However, if you’ve got a beard that could fend off a sabertooth single-handed, please send in a photo. I’m sure that you’d make even the neolithic male jealous. The same as eyelashes prevent dust from getting into your eyes, beards also served the purpose of warding off sand. Considering evidence has shown that humans originated in desert-ridden areas, this is incredibly plausible. Beards Protect Your Face From Harmful UV Rays If your face is graced by the hair of the…

Minoxidil Beard Treatment – How Well Does Minoxidil Work?

For many men, a beard is a rite of passage to masculinity. Unfortunately, it’s also not always easy for everyone to grow one. As a result of the rise in beard popularity and the demand for dudes to have bushy beards on their faces, a whole host of products have hit the market. The majority of these fall under the category of beard care products, but there’s also a section of the market dedicated to those males who have a harder time growing fuller, thicker facial hair. If you’re part of that group who have a tough time growing your beard out, it could be well worth your time checking out some of the options there. The most popular ones on the market are Vitabeard and Beard Czar, but a more traditional contender by the name of Minoxidil has also entered the arena. When concerning head hair, Minoxidil is often referred to as Rogaine, as it’s the primary ingredient within that product. It has, however, also shown incredibly promising results for those looking to grow out their beards. From a variety of online reviews, men are claiming to actually be seeing the results. That’s a really promising start. So it’s pretty clear that Minoxidil gets the job done. In fact, it’s been scientifically proven that Minoxidil can help to influence growth spurts of hair in males, which is great news for all of you dudes who suffer from patchy beards. That’s not all you need to know, though. In this article, we’re going to cover all of the information surrounding…

Mutton Chops – Everything You Need to Know About the Beard Style

It’s one of the least common beard styles of 2016. It’s warm, stylish, but also non-intrusive. You guessed it – it’s mutton chops. Mutton chops is a bold fashion style to go for, but if you can pull it off it’ll go down like dynamite. Read on to find out everything you know about this in-your-face beard style. What Are Mutton Chops? It’s a good question and a really great place for us to start. Mutton chops – also known as sideburns, are stretches of facial hair expanding down a man’s cheeks, often forming a triangular shape that resembles a piece of meat. It sounds strange, but it’s what they are. They’re typically grown from the ears down to the jawline, but they can also be mixed up and connected to other facial hair items such as a mustache or goatee. History of Mutton Chops From presidents to peasants and everyone in between, mutton chops – or sideburns – were worn by absolutely everybody. They were the height of fashion and a way of displaying class, intellect and masculinity above other competing males. Nowadays, mutton chops are somewhat less fashionable, but they’re donned by a few brave males bold enough to pull the style off and make it work for them. Gone are the days of 1800’s civil rights activists in bowler hats and suits – it’s the modern man’s turn now. There are those that believe that since Elvis Presley left this earth, mutton chops have been poised and…

This Season’s Hottest Beard Styles – Your Personal Grow Guide

An Introduction to Beard Styles As a man, your beard is an extension of yourself. It frames your face, it keeps you warm at night, but it also does so much more – it defines your personality. Beards are quickly growing in popularity and with this has come a rise in demand for beard styles that will get men looking their very finest. With so many different face shapes and personality types, however, how can you be sure to pick the right one for you? Coming from a bearded man who’s made more than one facial hair mistake in his life, trust me when I say this – there is nothing more frustrating than biding your time for 5 weeks growing out your face hugger, only to cut it into a style that doesn’t work for you. More than once I’ve made this slip-up and have had to start clean again. Don’t Make the Same Mistakes I Made! Don’t worry though, I’m not about to let the same thing happen to you. In this article, I’m going to give you a round-up of the different top beard styles. We’re going to go all the way from bushy beards to thin beard styles for the slow-growing gentleman. If you’re struggling to find motivation, I’m even going to give you a few reasons why you should explore different beard styles. Strap yourself in and read on to find your perfect look this season. Why Should You Explore Different Types of Beard? Far…

No-Shave November – The Bearded Man’s Movember Alternative

So you’ve heard of Movember, sure. It’s the time of year where men across the world band together and grow awesome mustaches for an even awesome cause. But what if you’re not ready to kiss goodbye to your facial hair for just a month of mustache growing? If only there was a way for you to keep your beard and still raise money for a great cause? Enter No-Shave November. Cousin to Movember, No-Shave November is a way that you can raise awareness of male-related health, including cancer and mental health issues. It’s also a fantastic excuse to keep your beard on the grow. Where Did No-Shave November Start? In 2007, a gentleman by the name of Matt Hill tragically lost the fight to colon cancer. It was after this that his 8 children – 4 of them boys – decided to do something in his honor. That something was No-Shave November. In an interview with today.com, the family described the thought process behind setting the event up: “A lot of cancer patients undergo chemo and they lose hair. So we grow our hair for those that are losing it,” said Christine Hill, one of Matt Hill’s daughters. “And then, the money that you would have spent on hair removal is donated to the cause.” In 2009, the oldest sister of the family Rebecca, officially launched No-Shave November as a non-profit organization. With the help of one of her friends, they raised $2,000 for the cause. Since then, it’s grown a bit – last…

Bald With a Beard? Here Are 10 Amazing Styles You Can Try!

Many men want to beautify their faces in some interesting way, but often don’t want to spend a lot of money. Well, good news folks – beards look great and they don’t cost a cent to grow. Judging by the well-known magazines, such as ‘GQ’ and ‘Esquire,’ the most popular style is currently the three-day beard. However, more and more men decide to go for the ‘mountain man’ look, thanks to the popularity gained by the beard among hipsters. Having a bald head has also become very fashionable, which is a wonderful coincidence. Why? Because if you’re lucky enough to be able to grow a beard, rocking it with a smooth dome up top is going to look awesome. Beards go fantastic with a bald head! Style and length options are, basically, unlimited when it comes to beards, so you can opt for any style of your choosing and look extraordinary. The 10 Bald-Head Beard Styles You Need to Know About Here, we’ll give you some examples of bald men with beards and, possibly, convince you to grow one yourself and wear it proudly with your bald head. 1) Wide Stubble This is one of the easiest styles to achieve with your beard. Just let your facial hairs grow without shaving for a couple of days and once they’ve grown enough, you can style them any way you want with a razor blade to finish off your look. This is a great look for a bald head, since having nothing…

These Dudes are Covering Their Beards in Glitter and it Looks Awesome!

Some dudes are always going to be looking for new ways to express themselves and this time, the trend has hit facial hair. Across social media, dudes are starting to cover their beards in glitter. Why? Interestingly enough, nobody is actually giving a reason for this. Perhaps they’re trying to get in-tune with the festive vibes or maybe they’re trying to brighten up their faces with some gold sparkles. Most likely, however, it’s because they look kinda funky and people are eating it up on Instagram. In a strange follow-on from last year’s spectacle of putting flowers in their beards, this year dudes are donning glitter beards. The social media trend seems to have originated with bonafide Instagram celebrities ‘The Gay Beards’. These dudes have been covering their beards in everything imaginable for years now, with photos ranging from facial hair coated in cheetos to lit candles – ouch. Their most successful photo by far, however, has been this one, featuring both of them with their badass beards completely coated in golden glitter. Take a look at some of 2016’s best and brightest glitter beards below: Making Your Own Glitter Beard Fancy giving it a go yourself? Surprisingly, it’s actually pretty easy. To make your glitter beard, you’re going to need 3 primary ingredients – beard oil, glitter, and a beard to throw it all on. Start by running your beard oil through your beard. This is used to make sure that the glitter doesn’t fall straight out onto your…

What is Movember? Here’s Absolutely Everything You Need to Know

It’s that time of the year again. Although the weather might be getting colder around us, it’s actually spring-time for beards. In preparation for the cold months ahead, many men are discarding scarves and opting to grow their own face-warmers. Growing a beard isn’t always easy for everyone, as a lot of it comes down to genetics. Once those hairs on that face of yours start to take shape, however, it’s incredibly rewarding. If you haven’t grown facial hair before, there could be any number of reasons for this. Perhaps you’ve got a discerning partner who doesn’t like you with a scratchy face (we can fix that), or maybe your boss has an old-fashioned view and thinks workplace faces should be fully trimmed. Just remember – there’s an even bigger reason to test-drive some new facial hair this fall. It’s called Movember and it stands for something great. Besides, Abraham Lincoln had a beard and he was totally President of the United States. Are you really gonna let middle management control your facial hair? How Do You Define Movember? Every year in the month of November, brave men band together and grow impressive facial hair for a great cause. That cause? To raise awareness of the men dying too young every day, from aggressive illnesses such as testicular and prostate cancer. It also stands to raise awareness of prominent issues that are often far more well-hidden, such as mental health issues and depression. Similar to breast cancer awareness, it’s a global movement that people…

Beards Aren’t Sexy? Think Again. 80% of World’s Sexiest Men Boast Facial Hair

Research in the past has shown that, although having a beard does increase how dominant and assertive you appear to other people, it doesn’t actually make you more attractive. Over increasing your actual personal looks, researchers believe that men grow beards to give them a leg-up over their competition. This is one of the biggest explanations behind the fact that, if you look at the male/female ratio throughout history, whenever there were more men than women, beards started appearing on faces. So, do beards actually make you more attractive to women or not? Although research says no, the top 10 world’s sexiest men list begs to differ. Out of the 10 that made the list this year, 80% of them have some kind of facial hair or another on their face. Topping the list was Jamie Dornan, a Northern-Ireland born model, actor, and musician, who’s been boasting facial hair from his serial killer role in The Fall right up until his lead part in 50 Shades of Grey. Regardless of your opinions on his recent acting, that man’s got a face that was made to don a beard.