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Keeping facial hair looking fresh, isn’t always easy. If you’re not keeping on top of your grooming, your beard can get messy very fast. Facial hair maintenance is very important, we know it’s a lot of effort, but growing a great beard is a commitment. Whether you’re looking for stylish stubble, or a beautiful beard, there’ll be grooming products suitable for you.
To keep your facial hair in tip-top shape, there are a couple of steps you shouldn’t skip. Shampooing is something you’re probably used to doing on your head, giving your beard the same attention is vital. It helps to keep your beard clean, removes any dirt and excess oil, and keeps it feeling soft. You can then follow with a scrub to help the skin, whilst finishing with a beard oil or conditioner to keep it all moisturised. Another step you can’t miss is the general grooming. By this, we mean trimming, brushing and styling. You wouldn’t believe the different a trim can make, it helps to maintain stray hairs, and helps set the overall shape of your facial hair. You can then brush out any tangles, and use a beard balm to smooth over any flyaways.
Here are the 7 essential facial hair maintenance products, that you definitely need in your life if you want incredible facial hair.
There is no better way to clean and energise your beard, than with this Murdock London Beard Shampoo. This pH-balanced formlua is designed to remove grease and wash away impurities, without drying out your face or facial hair. It’s suitable for all types of facial hair, and will leave your skin and beard feeling fresh and untangled. Plus, it helps to reduce frizz and static!
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It’s important to use a face scrub, as it helps to remove dead skin from the beard and helps to stimulate blood flow. In turn, this helps your beard to grow thick and fast. This Anthony Facial Scrub helps to deeply cleanse the skin, whilst gently exfoliating. It doesn’t strip the skin of it’s natural oils, and works really well if you want to dry shave to neaten up the edges of your beard.
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Beard oils should be the holy grail of all things beard care. As well as being multi-purpose, the Recipe For Men Beard Elixir smells good too. It will help to soften, condition and enhance shine. Whilst helping to relieve any redness, itching and irritation on the skin. It’s a great addition to any grooming routine, it even helps to prevent dandruff in your beard. Sounds great, right?
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The Clinique for Men 2 in 1 Skin Hydrator and Beard Conditioner is a multi-tasking formula that helps to soften and hydrate. This product makes the grooming process easy, as it gives you two benefits in one. It’s fast-absorbing, non-greasy and effectively soothes and conditions facial hair, whilst still hydrating the skin underneath. Say goodbye to facial frizz and hello to smooth stubble.
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When growing facial hair, you should wait around 2 months before starting to trim and shape it. When the time comes, you need a trusty trimmer, and this Wahl Lithium Ion Grooming Station will do the job. The trimmer is perfect for intricate styling, as well as working for a general trim. It comes with interchangeable cutting heads and 12 guiding combs, giving you precise cutting.
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Once you’ve cleansed and tamed your beard, it might look a little bit unruly. To offset this issue, it’s worth investing in the Proraso Moustache Comb and Beard Set. The comb will help style your moustache into whatever shape you desire, whilst the brush will help to control any frizz and smooth over your facial hair.
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Quite possibly the most important, yet most forgotten step in facial hair maintenance, styling products! The Closed On Monday Beard Balm will help to tame unruly facial hair, whilst keeping it soft and manageable. It’s an oil-based balm, so it leaves your coarse beard hair looking shinier, smart and distinguished.
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When I started improving my grooming routine, I was overwhelmed by the plethora of products to choose from. I quickly learnt that grooming doesn’t have to be complicated. My aim is to give you an understandable breakdown of skincare, haircare and general grooming.