Articles Categorized in: Grooming tips

Changing Your Beard Style

Changing Your Beard Style

One of the great things about having hair in general is the ability to occasionally mix things up and change your look. Just like the hair on your head, though, the length of your beard is going to play a major part in the styles at your disposal. In your experimentations, it’s important to keep this bit of common sense in mind: It is always easier easier to change your beard from a long to short style than from short to...
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Head shaving tips from a Buddhist monk

Head shaving tips from a Buddhist monk

I know I’ve already covered the topic of head shaving, but I thought it was worth re-visiting for the unique perspective that a friend of mine, a former buddhist monk for most of his life, brought to the topic. He and his wife (yes, he is married, which is why he is no longer officially a monk) run a small restaurant situated along a beautiful bay along Korea’s West Sea (A.K.A. the “Yellow Sea”), that I try to visit with my...
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Growing a Summer Beard

Growing a Summer Beard

Summer might not be your ideal season for growing a beard, but summer beards do have a few advantages: Humidity can make your beard appear fuller, although for some this translates into bushiness. Best time to start a yeard. Everyone relaxes a bit in the summer, which might make that awkward growing-out phase of a new beard more socially acceptable for those of us that aren’t professional lumberjacks or artisan microbrewers. A good beard balm will go a long way...
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Should I shave off my beard?

Beard growers will often face the question: Should I shave off my beard? Yes, I sometimes have had to shave off my beard, and I’m sure others have too. As much as we like to tease those that suddenly go clean-shaven, there are some real benefits to shaving it completely off from time to time. An underlying skin condition that really needs time to heal. Employment-related concerns in many fields (I once got hired as an extra in a historical re-enactment film...
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Becoming a head shaver — Using a head shaver

Becoming a head shaver — Using a head shaver

Shaving your head while sporting a beard creates a stunning visual contrast, making it one of the most popular hairstyles for bearded men. It also has a lot of benefits, such as letting various scalp conditions heal and get a bit of sun (but not too much right off the bat!). The idea can be a bit intimidating, but for the vast majority of us it isn’t permanent, so you’d might as well give it a shot. Personally, when I...
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On Beard Styles

On Beard Styles

Beard styles are a common concern for a first time beard grower. Trust me when I say that this is mostly a distraction. Look, I’m a straight shooter: You might not have that much choice when it comes to the variety of beard styles out there. You shouldn’t start out growing your facial hair with a particular style in mind. If you do that, you’ll likely end up with a style that you aren’t particularly happy with, but that you...
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Electric Razors for Men

Shop for electric razors for men on Amazon This commonly used term is often misunderstood: ‘electric razors.’ For men, we assume that the word ‘razor,’ which we have been using for manual razor blades, is used for any type of shaving method. The truth is that the word ‘razor’ sometimes describes nearly any type of electric method, but electric razors are more commonly referred to as ‘electric shavers.’ These types of beard care products are extremely useful for precise trimming and for quickly shaving with very...
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Beard Growth Products

One of the things that make a man very masculine is a beard. Growing a beard is something a man does for himself and the biggest mistake that a man can make is thinking that he can’t grow a beard at all. This is true for some men, but actually quite rare. Not all men have the luck to be able to easily grow plums of facial hair but with the help of certain beard growth products, it is now...
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Should I shave my beard?

Should I shave my beard?

There comes a time in the life cycle of every beard where it’s owner starts wondering: Should I shave my beard? Don’t do it without trying these three things!   It’s true that about 50% of people have a serious facial hair growth deficiency by genetics, but before you do anything crazy, try these three things: Add a beard care product to your regime, particularly for longer beards. Been using nothing but beard balm? Mix it up by trying an oil before...
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