Month: March 2020

How to Use a Beard Trimmer – Learn the Correct Techniques

So you’ve started on your beard-growing journey and have collated enough facial hair to require a beard trimmer. Welcome to the club.

Beard trimmers are a must-have tool for any hairy gentleman and some can even double-up for full-body grooming convenience. Pretty handy. They aren’t, however, always as simple to use as you might at first think. Read on to find out everything you need to know about how to use a beard trimmer.

Why Should You Use a Beard Trimmer?

When growing a beard, we always advise that people set their sights to 4-6 weeks of continuous, uninterrupted growth. Within this time, you should have a decent amount of facial hair, although it might take you more/less time depending on your genetics.

Once you’ve passed through this period resisting the urge to tinker and trim, it’s time to get that face mane under control. Although you can do this with scissors, it’s best to tackle the trim head-on with a high-quality beard trimmer. Beard trimmers will help you to craft every detail of your desired beard style with a great deal of accuracy. They’re an essential tool for any bearded gentleman looking to refine and perfect his look.

Trimming Beard With Scissors

How to Use a Beard Trimmer

Once you’ve got hang of the process, trimming a beard will be second nature to you. Here’s what you need to know:

1) Acquire a Beard Trimmer

This step might seem obvious, but it’s important you buy a high-quality beard trimmer. They’ll deliver a much more precise shave and will be far more comfortable to use than cheaper ones, which can cause bleeding and pull out hairs completely.

If you’re not sure which one is going to be best for you, we’ve reviewed the internet’s best beard trimmers and summarized them in an article. Take a look and find the one that works best for you. We’ll also be mentioning our favorite in a little more detail at the end of this article – the Philips Norelco 5100.

Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer

2) Wash and Dry Your Beard

It might seem contradictory to get a beard wet before cutting it, but if you’re wondering how to properly trim a beard, this is the best way to go.

Wash your beard with a well-known beard shampoo. This will help to remove any dirt or trapped skin cells which could create knots – and a pretty unpleasant shaving experience.

Clean beards are much easier to trim, as the beard trimmer will be able to navigate your face with less difficulty. In turn, this will lead to a better end style.

Once your beard has been washed, dry it carefully with a towel. Ensure all of the hairs are pointing flat, as this will also make for a smoother trim. This part is particularly important for men with thicker, fuller and longer beards.

3) Start With the Neck Area

Once you’ve washed and dried your beard, it’s time to fire up your trimmer. Before doing this, it’s advisable to set your beard trimmer to the longest length setting.

This, if anything, is a safety precaution, as the last thing you want after weeks of growing is to take a huge chunk off and have to start over. If you need to, you can always adjust the length later on to suit a shorter look.

The best place to start when trimming the beard is the neck area. Keeping a tidy neckline is key to a tidy, well-styled beard. Hairs typically grow down your face and neck, so start by shaving up against the grain. Remove the height adjustment tool from your beard trimmer and shave a tight, clean neck line where you want your main beard to begin.

Neckline Example

The key to this step is moderation – shave a little bit at a time, then take a step back and have a look. It’s easy to get carried away when trimming a beard and take too much off. If this does happen, however, don’t worry. The hair on most men’s necks grows quickly, so just wait it out until you can try again.

4) Set a Clear Line on Your Cheeks

After you’ve taken care of the neck and created a tight, clean-cut neckline, it’s time to move onto the sides of your face. Your cheek line is the next most important point of your beard, as it’ll define your overall style and help to frame your face.

At this point, you need to make a choice. Do you want to keep a full beard that extends right up to the top of your cheeks, or do you want to trim in a cheek line that’s slightly lower?

If you’re looking to define a cheek line, now’s the time to set it out. Remove the height adjustment tool and trim downwards, gradually removing sections of hair. As with the neckline, take your time with this. The hair on your cheeks typically won’t grow as quickly, so you need to make sure you’re careful to avoid catastrophe.

After trimming a section, step back and review. Remember – make sure both sides of your beard match. Symmetry is essential for any beard style and a lack of it will throw the overall look and make you look untidy.Achieving a Proper Cheek Line

Example of a Proper Cheek Line for Liev Schreiber

5) Define Set Lengths For Your Cheek Hair

Although full beards can look great, I always think beards look tidier and better when the cheeks are trimmed down into a set line. Once you’ve done this, you’ll want to maintain a few different lengths for the rest of your cheek hair to create a styled, contoured effect.

I usually set a length difference of 2mm between my cheek hair and jawline. It’s not a huge difference, but it has a significant impact on your overall appearance. Start by moving your beard trimmer to the higher of your two settings and trimming the whole of your jawline and cheek hair. Do this for both sides. Then, you need to reduce that length setting by around 2mm, and shave the upper section of your beard, closer to your cheeks.

6) Trimming the Chin

This is a matter of personal preference, but I always like trimming my chin hair at a slightly longer length than my jaw, neck and cheek hair. I usually set my beard trimmer to 2mm longer than my jawline, which is 4mm longer than my cheek line.

​By doing this, you’ll be able to create added definition. You don’t have to do it this way, though. There are several different beard styles you can adopt that accentuate different sections of your face. Take a look at our beard styles guide and pick the one that works best for you.

​After completing this, you should comb your way through the beard to make sure there are no loose hairs left over by using a high-quality beard brush. This will ensure that you’re able to get the tidiest style possible.

7) Tackle Your Mustache

The importance of a mustache when trimming a beard is often undervalued. A good mustache, however, can really bring your overall style to life.

When trimming your beard, you should be extra careful of your mustache. Although slight mistakes and patches can be disguised in your beard with relative ease, a bad mustache can cost you your whole look. No pressure.

Firstly, comb your mustache downwards and use your beard trimmer to get any hairs that tangle over your lip. If you’ve got a love interest in your life, they’ll thank you for getting rid of those.

Trimming Your Mustache

For most people, mustache hair needs to be longer to remain flat against your face, so set your height guard to a longer length before trimming. Once again, a prickly mustache isn’t going to be nice for anyone.

Suggested Items

So there you have it – everything you need to know about how to use a beard trimmer. Here are a couple of items I’ve used which have both helped me trim my beard and kept it in top condition.

1) Philips Norelco 5100 Beard Trimmer kit

The Philips Norelco 5100 is everything you’ll need from a beard trimmer. It’s accurate, has decent battery life and can even be used in the shower for maximum convenience. It comes with several accessories including attachments for nose, ear and head hair. This beard trimmer is an all-in-one package that’s great value for money. Click here to check it out on Amazon!

2) Smooth Viking Beard Oil

If you suffer from an itchy beard before or after a trim, a good beard oil will sort this out. Beard oils such as Smooth Viking soften your beard hair and moisturize the underlying skin. Not only will this make your beard more comfortable, it’ll also prevent the dreaded beardruff which plagues many bearded men.

3) Spartan’s Den Beard Shampoo

Despite their rugged appearance, beards need just as much care as the hair on your head. By using a high-quality beard shampoo such as the one by Spartan’s Den, you’ll be able to keep your beard clean and healthy.

Categories: Growing A Beard

Style Guide: The Infamous Chinstrap Beard

When you walk down the street, you’re likely going to notice one standout feature on a man’s face – his beard. With everything from full-on hipster bears to nicely-waxed and trimmed mustaches, the modern man is increasingly taking care of his appearance.

Man’s ability to grow a beard is not closely related to testosterone, but numerous studies have shown that both males and females perceive those with a beard as older, stronger and more aggressive than others. And unsurprisingly, a dominant male can get more opportunities compared to his rivals.

A study conducted by the conveniently-named Nigel Barber found a relationship between how fashionable beards were and the number of men and women getting married. Surprisingly, it was found that when there were more men to compete for the eligible females, beards began to crop up on faces.

One of the most popular beard styles, at the end of 18th and the beginning of the 19th century, was the chinstrap beard. This trend started in Europe but continued to spread across the globe, gaining a lot of popularity in Russia and Japan. With the amount of beards cropping up in today’s fashion scene, it’s no shock that the chinstrap is surging in popularity.

What Exactly is a Chinstrap Beard?

The chinstrap beard is characterized by thin sideburns that closely follow the jawline and the chin, and are connected to a short beard and subtle moustache. If you want to go full-on with a thicker beard line, it’s advisable not to grow a moustache since it would end up looking like a full beard in the end. In this situation, you’re probably just going to be growing a beard.

This style rose to popularity once again in the early 2000s, when celebrities such as 50 Cent, Elijah Wood, and Leonardo DiCaprio could be seen sporting this look.

Why they settled on it as the accent mark for their facial fashion choice shouldn’t come as a surprise to you. When pulled off well, the chinstrap beard can be one truly badass look. If it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for us. Let’s get down and dirty with the beard style details:

How to Grow a Chinstrap Beard

First things first – in order to nail the chinstrap look, you’re going to need to start with a good amount of hair on your face, running from your cheeks all the way down to your neckline. Yep, basically a full beard. Why? Because trying to trim facial hair into a style whilst growing it can be a bit of a nightmare. Unless you’ve wielded a mighty mustache or a beautiful beard before, it’s hard to predict how your hair will grow.

By letting it do its thing for a period of 2-3 weeks before trimming, you’ll avoid looking like you’ve had a bad grooming accident with a razor. While a moustache is optional for this type of beard, it often complements the look, so that’s something worth bearing in mind if you’re not averse to a little company on your upper lip, too.

It’s also worth remembering that this style works best for people with round faces (no surprise there – most styles do). If you’ve got a different face shape, we’re not saying this style won’t work for you. You’ll still be able to rock it, but it might take a bit more work.

If you are unsure of your trimming abilities, you can always go to your barber who will outline your chinstrap and ensure you will get the best-looking chinstrap beard for your face. It’s always good to practice though, so if you’re not risk-averse, it’s worth giving styling a shot yourself. Growing a beard is free, so why not cut costs on maintaining it, too?

Maintaining Your Chinstrap

If you’ve decided to go head-on into the chinstrap style, congrats. Once it’s in full bloom, you’re going to look pretty awesome. Now for the bad news.

Out of all of the styles you could have picked, the chinstrap style is probably one of the most maintenance-heavy. In order to keep it sharp and on-point, you’re going to have to book-in some grooming time on almost a daily basis. As well as a maintained length, this style needs clean lines that run tightly along the jawline, and the key to pulling this look off is to maintain it constantly.

Shaving and grooming your chinstrap every other day is a must, since sadly, this style of facial hair doesn’t look very good once the hair starts to grow out. You’re also going to have to sculpt your jawline and your neck very carefully, as to maintain that straight line you’re going for.

Beard Trimmers are Your Best Friend

Don’t go it alone. In this situation, as with many others, beard trimmers are on your side. While some longer beard styles can be tackled rough-and-ready with a pair of scissors, the chinstrap isn’t one you want to take this approach with. Unless you’ve got the hand control of a Tibetan monk, in which case you go ahead.

There are a number of great beard trimmers on the market, but the Phillips Norelco has basically got what you need. With adjustable heights to help you work-out a nice gradient on your jawline, as well as waterproofing for the man on the move, it’s a great piece of kit. As a bonus, it’s also not going to break the bank.

If you’re looking for a more confident styling experience, the Phillips Norelco will go a long way to helping you achieve your style.

How to Shave Your Chin Strap Beard

Let’s get started. Although it’s a precise process, attaining the chinstrap style isn’t an overly long one. Here’s what you need to know about how to shave your chinstrap beard:

1Clean your face well with warm water. We mean it – you’re going to be cutting close to skin, so you want to remove any dirt and grime (no offence) to reduce the chance of irritation.

2. Trim in a rough outline around your facial hair to mark the shape of the style, cutting tight lines along your neck and down your cheekbones.

3. Apply some shaving cream and tackle the remaining stubble with your shaver or razor.

4. Shave only parts of the face that have cream, leaving a strip of hair.

5. Try to avoid taking too much hair off the strap itself.

6. Make sure that your chin strap is straight, then rinse your face with water.

Care and Grooming

In order to keep your beard soft and pleasant to touch, you will need two essential ingredients – quality beard oil and also a quality beard balm. Keeping your chinstrap soft to the touch and beardruff-free doesn’t take long, so us dudes really don’t have any excuse:

After your morning shower, ensure that you’re completely dried-off. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that oil doesn’t get on well with water, so you’re going to want to make sure that your beard is nice and dry. I usually put a low heat on my hairdryer and gently comb through my beard. In addition to removing any excess water, you’ll also be able to get it in the right shape more easily.

The amount of oil to add in depends on the length of your beard. For a chinstrap, however, you’re probably not going to want to use more than a few drops. Take them into your hand and massage them until evenly distributed, then add it into your facial hair. The key to achieving the most benefit from a beard oil is making sure it reaches the underlying skin too and you can achieve this by gently combing it through.

Rookie Mistakes that You’ll Want to Avoid

Unless you read into the topic before tackling facial hair head-on, you’re probably not going to find out about these any other way than through personal experience. I’ve been through it and I don’t want you to have to do the same, so here’s the lowdown:

Don’t use hair products on your facial hair. It might seem logical, but it’s a slippery slope. Many shampoos contain harsh chemicals that are suitable for the tougher scalp, but really aggressive on your face. It’s a slippery slope that usually goes a lot like this:

  • You start using regular head shampoo on your beard
  • Your skin gets dry and you start to get the dreaded beardruff
  • You buy some standard dandruff shampoo
  • Your skin gets dryer
  • You give up and go clean-shaven

If your chin strap is getting long enough to warrant its own wash routine, there are loads of great beard shampoos on the market that are both safe for your face and able to clean and soften as they go. Your best bet is to pick one of these up instead of chancing it with regular hair products.

So, there you have it – everything you need to know about growing that badass chinstrap you’ve always wanted. As always, stay tuned for our latest updates on social media, subscribe to our email list to keep in touch, and we’ll see you again soon.

Categories: Beard Styles

Vitabeard Review – An Accelerated Beard Growth Multivitamin

I have luckily always been graced with the ability to grow facial hair with relative ease, but I know that, for some of you, it’s not always that simple.

For this reason, we’ve spent a considerable amount of time scouring the deepest and darkest corners of the internet to find you a solution to your facial hair growing issues and we’ve got it. It’s a facial hair growing supplement called Vitabeard and it could be the answer to your woes.

Why Vitabeard Might Be Suitable For You

If you struggle with growing facial hair at a fast pace, it might be worth considering a supplement like Vitabeard. In addition to boosting the growth-speed of your facial hair, you’ll also be able to improve the overall quality of your beard, thanks to its unique concoction of B-vitamins.

If you already have a strong beard ready to be styled, we understand why you would think that this product might not be right for you. It could, however, still help to improve the overall health of your beard and prevent the dreaded beardruff.

This product could be a great match for you if you’re typically one of the slower-growers, who needs that added boost to keep up with the competition.

Before buying this product, you need to think:

  • What am I looking to get from it?
  • Do I need help growing a strong beard?
  • Will I benefit from healthier hair?

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What is Vitabeard?

Vitabeard Supplements

Vitabeard presents itself as the original facial hair growth and maintenance supplement. Through a unique combination of vitamins, the supplement enhances and accelerates the beard growing process. If you struggle with growing healthy hair quickly, this product could be for you.

It claims to be the first of its kind and is specially formulated to support the growth of healthy facial hair. Due to its nutrient-dense profile, it can also be taken as a daily multivitamin. What more do you need?

It’s important to not be under any illusions as to what this product does. Although it won’t actually generate facial hair growth itself, it’s definitely a great fertilizer to help your body with the process. If you’re looking to support facial hair growth, then Vitabeard is worth a go.

Be aware, however, that it won’t spark growth in areas that previously haven’t had hair. If you’ve got a patchy beard with bald spots, you’re not going to get much from Vitabeard. If you’ve got areas, however, with hair that are growing less quickly than others, Vitabeard will be able to help you.

Finally Grow a Beard

Vitabeard’s Key Features and Benefits

So, does Vitabeard work? Although the core principal of Vitabeard is accelerated beard growth, there’s more to it than you might initially see. I’ve read over a great many of online Vitabeard reviews to sum up the key advantages of taking this supplement. Read on to learn more about Vitabeard’s key features and benefits.

Accelerated Beard Growth

One of the primary ingredients in Vitabeard is Biotin, also known as vitamin H. It’s a key-player in promoting the accelerated growth of beard hair in males and can seriously help you to up your facial hair game.

Biotin is responsible for several metabolic reactions in the body and it’s essential for boosting hair growth. Research has even shown that high quantities of biotin can assist in preventing hair loss in older males.What is Biotin

Biotin Chemical Compound

Strong Facial Hair

If you suffer from damaged or dry hair, Vitabeard is here to help. With a unique combination of vitamin C, Vitabeard will help to promote good beard health. Working to increase your body’s collagen production, vitamin C will help to repair and prevent split hairs and dry skin.

In addition to this, vitamin C is also instrumental in keeping your immune system in top condition. This is especially handy heading into colder months, as not only will you be able to protect your facial hair from split ends and being dried by the wind, you’ll also be able to keep yourself healthy. There’s nothing worse than catching a winter cold and Vitabeard can indirectly help to reduce your chances of getting one.

Reduce Beard Itchiness

One of the key things I see that makes people drop out of the beard-growing process and go clean-shaven again is an itchy beard. It’s uncomfortable, frustrating and to be completely honest, a damn inconvenience.

Resist the itch

I must admit that I’ve crumbled and drawn the razor from my wash bag more than once over the past 5 years. Had I have known back then, however, that a supplement could help to reduce the never-ending beard itch, I probably would have given it a go.

Vitabeard can help to reduce annoying beard itches with its Beta Carotene (vitamin A) complex. Beta Carotene helps to reduce the amount of oil your face produces, which in turn can help to prevent the clogging of oil glands. It’s this that leads to dry skin, beardruff, and the dreaded accompanying itch.

Give Your Beard A New Shine and Sheen

When scouting out other men’s beards in public (come on, we all do it), it’s easy to pick out ones that are well looked after from the rest of the bunch. Beards that aren’t cared for are often frizzy, overly bushy and look dry and damaged. Unless you’re Grizzly Adams, it’s not a look that many can pull off.

With vitabeard, you can improve the overall health of your facial hair and give it a shine and sheen that’ll make it look brand new. In the winter months, this is absolutely invaluable, as cold winds will really do a number on your beard.

Packed with vitamin E, Vitabeard improves the circulation of oxygen and nutrients in your blood around your body, helping them to reach your hair follicles and work their magic.

Prevent Grey Hair

Some of you will no doubt know the pain of looking in the mirror one day and noticing that first grey hair. I’ve yet to reach this stage, but years of emo-phase hair straightening will have no doubt left me somewhat predisposed for grey hairs. It’s only a matter of time.

Checking For Grey Facial Hair

Strangely, beards seem somewhat susceptible to greying earlier than other bodily hairs. A greying beard can actually look great, especially if you’re going for the archaic Philosopher look. If you’re not a fan of grey hairs, however, your options are either beard dye or supplementing to prevent them from occurring in the first place. Vitabeard can help with this.

Containing Para-aminobenzoic Acid (PABA), Vitabeard can help to prevent grey hairs from arising in the first place, a true blessing for the stressed modern male. If you’ve already started sprouting grey hairs, it might not be too late. If your grey hairs were caused by a nutritional deficiency or stress, Vitabeard may be able to restore it to its former glory.

Reduce the Chances of Hair Loss

The same as greying hair, some of us are predisposed for hair loss from an early age. I’ve previously suffered from it. In addition to losing head hair, I started to develop patches in my beard where hair would occasionally come out when I ran my hands through it. Fortunately, it was long enough to go unnoticed, but it was still a huge inconvenience.

I later found out that this was largely caused by stress (I quit my job and all was fine), but I started supplementing zinc to promote healthy hair growth. As well as being vital for maintaining strong immune system health, zinc also helps to prevent hair loss. After a month or so of using it, my hair started staying on my head. What a relief.

One of Vitabeard’s main ingredients is zinc, meaning it can help you to avoid hair loss, too. Your body can deplete its zinc sources pretty quickly, so supplementing it can be a good idea. Zinc deficiencies can lead to dry and damaged skin, as well as a slowed growth of facial hair.

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Other Products to Consider

Although Vitabeard is an all-in-one solution for beard health, if you only need a few of the effects it might be worth looking at other products:

Beard Shampoo

If you suffer from damaged and dry-looking hair, a good beard shampoo will produce quick results. It’ll help restore sheen to your beard and work to actively reduce beardruff. A supplement like Vitabeard can take up to a month to kick in, whereas the results from a good beard shampoo, such as that by Mountaineer Brand, will be visible within a few washes.

Beard Oil

Looking to soften your beard hair and reduce beardruff? When used well, beard oil can nail both of these points for you. Best used after a shower following a beard shampoo treatment, beard oils provide benefit that you’ll feel instantly. Say goodbye to those uncomfortable itches.

I absolutely love the beard oil produced by Smooth Viking, so it’s well worth you checking out.

Look after your beard and it’ll look after you. As with anything, this supplement should be taken in moderation. If you overdo it, Vitabeard side effects may start to present themselves. Vitamins and nutrients are good for you, but not in huge quantities. Pay attention to the recommended daily intake and it’ll be nothing but smooth sailing for you.​

Beard Growth Products – The 3 You Should Check Out

Growing awesome facial hair takes a ton of patience and in the modern world, that’s not always easy to come by. On top of that, there are a huge amount of internal and external factors which can easily influence your beard-growing capabilities. To name a few, these include diet, sleep, water consumption as well as the amount you exercise.

Additionally, age can really come into it. While your 20’s are probably among the best times to start a beard grow, if you’re younger than 18 you’re likely going to have a tough time. Although beard growth products might help to some extent, you’re probably not going to see close to the same results you would if you left your hormones a couple of extra years to do their thing. If you’re adamant that you want a beard, however, who are we to stop you – beard products can be well worth a go.

For a lot of men, growing a beard is is one of the many rites of passage that needs to be achieved. If you’ve got some beard-growing capabilities and are looking to give yourself that added boost, a beard growth product could be the right option for you.

Before Buying A Beard Growth Product

It’s not a problem that I’ve faced personally, as I’ve been blessed with very strong beard-growing genes. I do know, however, how frustrating it can be when your beard isn’t growing at a speed you’d like.

Before investing in a beard growth product, you should have a think about why your beard isn’t growing quickly. Although it could be genetic, it might also be worth taking a look at your typical daily diet and figuring out whether you’re not getting enough of what your body needs.

For example, if you’re missing out on vital proteins, minerals and vitamins, you’re probably going to see a decline in growth speed. For this reason, it might be worth improving your diet first off and buying some inexpensive general supplements – in the long-run, this will save you from spending out on beard growth products, which aren’t always cheap.

Our Top Beard Growth Products

We’ve reviewed several beard growth products, but the ones in the list below stood out from the crowd. This might have been due to a reasonable price, quality of the product or both. If you’re interested in finding the right beard supplement for you, read on to learn more.

Beard Growth by Reborn Labs

We’re kicking this list off with one of the more premium items available on the market. Sure, it isn’t in the price range of men’s beard products such as Beard Czar, but it’s still slightly pricier than some of the other options available.

What you do get for the price, however, is a beard-growth guarantee. Reborn Labs are so confident in their product’s ability to boost beard growth that they offer a money-back guarantee. If you don’t see results in the form of a fuller, thicker and longer beard, you’ll get your hard-earned cash back in your bank.

Beard Growth is jam-packed with vitamins and minerals that are known for their abilities to increase facial hair growth. Including over 25 different key ingredients such as the famed biotin, Beard Growth are confident that their product is an essential addition to any man’s quest to grow the perfect beard.

When using a supplement such as Beard Growth, you can kiss goodbye to those annoying patchy spots in your beard. The vitamin and mineral complex included within will work to fill out your beard. You’ll no longer have to worry about only growing facial hair in certain places and being cornered into choosing certain styles as a result.

In addition to a badass bushy beard, Beard Growth also enhances your overall health. That means that your skin and general complexion are going to improve too. As well as having a newly-grown beard, you’ll also be able to get a refreshed, healthy looking face to compliment it.

Godefroy Thick Beard and Mustache Growth Serum

This product isn’t so much a supplement as it is a cream. Godefroy have produced an excellent serum that has been proven to promote the growth of facial hair and reduce the overall patchiness of your beard.

One immediate bonus of this product is its price. Although the benefits you reap from it might not quite be at the level of Beard Grow, it’s still packed with ingredients which, for the amount they’re asking for, are not to be ignored. One of the primary ingredients in Godefroy’s Thick beard and mustache growth serum is Jamaican castor oil, which is known for its nourishing properties. With this, you’ll be able to grow a thicker, fuller beard using a serum that actively penetrates your beard hair and hydrates, repairs and fortifies the underlying skin.

Godefroy’s serum is applied in the evening before bed, so you don’t have to worry about getting it on your hands during the day or on your phone when making or taking calls. It’s a 4 week intensive treatment – simply apply it each night before going to sleep, wash it off the following morning and repeat. Once the period is up, you should see some promising results.

Beard Grow XL Facial Hair Supplement

As far as beard growth products go, Beard Grow XL is the creme de la creme. It’s top of the market for the best beard growth supplements, with hundreds of positive reviews on Amazon reinforcing the value it’s provided to men across the world.

Millions of men trust Beard Grow XL’s tried and tested formula to provide them with the results they need. Comprised of 100% non-hormonal ingredients, you can rest assured that Beard Grow XL will get you your results without putting your health at risk. In fact, taking this supplement will actually provide you with awesome overall benefits. Packed full of vitamins and nutrients, Beard Grow XL will keep your skin and immune system in great shape, something that’s especially important if you’re heading into the colder winter months.

In contrast to other beard growth supplements, Beard Grow XL actually claims that it can get you fast-acting results. While I can’t testify for the validity of this statement, the hundreds of positive reviews on the Amazon product page should be testament enough themselves.

Alternatives to Beard Growth Products

As an alternative to beard growth products, you might also want to consider a few other options. These are particularly useful if you’re not quite ready to invest in a full-fledged supplement, or if you think you don’t quite need the level of growth enhancement that they claim.

As an immediate plus, the men’s beard products below are also more affordable than beard growth supplements. Take a look to see what you think.

Beard Oils

For those looking to avoid supplements, a good beard oil could be the right option for you. Nourishing your hair and skin, beard oils have been known to increase blood flow around your face, which in turn results in more facial hair growth.

In addition to this, they’ll also soften your beard hair and keep it healthy, meaning it’ll look great all year round.

Beard Shampoos​

Although you might not think it, beard shampoos can actually play a key role in supporting beard growth. As well as keeping your beard clean, washing daily with a beard shampoo will remove dead skin cells and loose hairs, making way for more hairs to grow. If you’re not looking for extensive hair growth, a beard shampoo could be your answer.

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8 Famous Beards That Totally Rocked It

Beards are at the peak of fashion and they have been for a long, long time. Who is it within society that usually leads social trends and brings them into the limelight? The rich and famous.

From Hollywood to Pitchfork’s top recommended musicians, there are a whole host of celebrity beards that the normal facial-haired man would admire. If you look slightly further back into history, however, there are some famous beards that’ll totally blow you away. For the fun of it, we’re going to take you through some of history’s famed and fortunate bearded men.

1. Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln’s time in the White House paved the road for change that would last for generations. He also had a pretty sweet beard. Recently, his legacy has lived on in several films, with plotlines stretching from true-to-the-detail to slightly embellished with tales of vampires. Honest Abe certainly set the bar pretty high for the modern gentleman as far as bearded perfection is concerned.

2. Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman has graced the earth with his presence for over 48 years now and in that time, he’s had some pretty impressive facial hair. Working everything from the wolverine mutton chop to full-on beard, Hugh Jackman has definitely got it going on. He has, however, now returned to the smooth-faced look, after kissing his wolverine sideburns goodbye earlier in the year.

3. Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams)

I reference Dan Haggerty (A.K.A. Grizzly Adams) in my articles fairly often, because he truly was a hallmark for the male beard movement. Also, the dude trained grizzly bears – it doesn’t get much more badass than that.

Immortalized through a variety of televisual mediums, Grizzly Adams’ legacy will live on for generations to come. Since his time was the 1800’s, he didn’t have access to a beard trimmer. You, however, do, so if you haven’t got one already, take a look at this article.

4. Charles Darwin

From the man who brought you Origin of Species comes the origin of the beard. Charles Darwin was one of the most intelligent men to grace our planet, but he sure didn’t give a damn about that facial hair. He let that thing grow to lengths that some of us could only dream of achieving. Characterized by its business and generally unkempt appearance, Darwin took the bearded look from societal vagabonds and popularized it within British high society.

5. Karl Marx

Karl Marx’s political ideology sparked the movement of communism and that’s something that made him pretty unpopular with a whole lot of people. Putting this aside for a second, he had one righteous beard and he definitely left his Marx (I’m sorry) on the facial hair world.

6. Castaway-era Tom Hanks

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only bring one thing with you, what would it be? For me, it’d probably be a survival kit, but Tom Hanks’ castaway beard would come in at a close second. Regardless of whether it was fake or not in the movie, the red carpet has graced a bearded Tom Hanks long enough to show that this man has some serious beard-growing genes.

Reeling in at 143 minutes, not a whole lot happens during the film Castaway – Tom Hanks runs around an island, hurts his foot, catches some fish, and shouts at a ball. His beard, however, brings enough thrills on its own. For that alone, it’s definitely worth a watch.

7. George Clooney

Some men fear the greying of their facial hair, but George Clooney has pulled it off to perfection. There’s something about George Clooney that makes him look great no matter his style or facial hair choice. He’s a true inspiration to bearded bros worldwide, especially those of us who are starting to show a little grey here and there.

8. Bradley Cooper

He’s spent a large part of his movie career playing stubble or clean-shaven characters, but Bradley Cooper is rocking a full-on beard right now. Some journalists are hacking his current look to pieces, but he’s dating a Russian supermodel so let’s be honest, he’s doing something right.

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