In todays modern world a lot of men have beards. Some of them long, some bushy and some not so bushy, however would you believe that there was once a time when only certain men of particular professions such as men who spent their lives at sea had a beard. The remainder of us men were usually clean shaven. That was just the way it was.
Of course times have dramatically changed and it’s just as common to have a beard as it is to be clean shaven nowadays. To see men walking around with full beards is very common place.
In recent times growing a beard has been used for many charitable causes to hep raise awareness around personal subjects that men sometimes find hard to talk about, such as testicular or bowel cancer. So not only does growing a beard look good, it can also help men to open up about sensitive subjects.
If you have a full beard then you’ll know that it takes a lot of looking after and grooming so that you always look your best. Your beard is no different from any other grooming ritual and after all, we all want to look our best at all times.
That’s why I’ve teamed up with Beard Buys to tell you about the essentials and the products you will need to keep your beard looking awesome.
1. Beard Oil (Mariner Jack)
So why do you need a beard oil? Beard oils soften the beard and keep the hair and skin beneath it healthy. The Mariner Jack Navigator oil is perfect for moisturising your beard which will leave it feeling soft and makes it easy for you to look after. They come in many fragrances. This particular one is fresh spearmint, sweet orange and a tang of lime. It really is a fantastic scent that will leave you smelling great and more importantly your beard will be well nourished and very smooth.
Mariner Jack as a company was founded in 2014 and is now one of the leading makers of beard oils in the UK. All their products are hand crafted and made from natural ingredients.
2. Beard Balm (The Brighton Beard Company)
Beard balm is essential for any beard. The balm works to nourish and condition your beard. It will also soften the hairs as well as moisturise your skin. It will also prevent and repair split ends. Beard balm is nutritious and this helps to increase the density of your beard. Beard balm can also be used to help with styling. This particular beard balm is their signature scent of mandarin and cedarwood.
This beard balm is made by the Brighton Beard Company. They’re based in the UK and established in 2013. They are handmade products using natural ingredients.
3. Beard Combs (Big Red)
To keep your beard looking it’s best you will need a beard comb to style it and keep it in tip top condition. Beard buys have a large selection of combs and brushes. This particular comb is The Big Red No.5. It has a large grip area which will allow for a better angle to groom your beard.
The size of the comb is perfect for when you are on the go as it fits easily into your pocket, so when you need to give your beard a quick sort out it’s easily done.
It’s made of 100% wood which is brilliant because it doesn’t create any static which is something that plastic combs will do, and that’s not good for your beard.