10 Best Products To Grow, Trim & Care For Your Beard!

by Triston Brewer

Reviewed & fact checked: August 30, 2023 by Jamie Wilson (BA)

The beard game has gone from a trend to a full-blown grooming revolution. But it’s not as simple as just letting your facial fuzz grow wild; there’s an art and science to it. From oils that’ll make your beard smell like a forest to trimmers that cut as sharp as a samurai sword, we’ve rounded up the 10 essential products that every bearded man should own. You’ll learn not only what to use but also how to use it. No BS, just solid, hands-on advice to get that beard looking its rugged best. Let’s dive in.

L:A Bruket – Beard Oil

First of, before we talk about the beard oil itself, L:A Bruket have some of the top products for beards. With beard wax and beard wash available, you can keep your beard clean and styled without having to venture into other brands. When it comes to their beard oil, it will keep the hairs and skin underneath, (which is just as important) nourished and protected. The oil contains a natural active ingredient of Jojoba Oil and Hemp Seed which are both elements that help aid antioxidant protection. So if you want a nourished and fresh beard, it’s worth investing on a good beard oil.

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Bullfrog – Beard Oil

While we’re on the subject of oil, another favourite of ours is this Bullfrog beard oil. This all-in-one product combines a rich blend of hydrating oils that help protect and care for your skin and beard. The oil can also multi task as either a soothing shaving oil or as a product that helps to reduce fly-aways, which will ultimately keep your beard looking neat and well looked after.

As well as the oil, Bullfrog offer a beard washing exfoliating wax – sounds complicated but it really isn’t. This will clean and remove any impurities, as well as being used for deeper nourishment to keep your hair follicles smooth and not too coarse. This can be used daily just like a face wash – apply it to your beard area then wash away with warm water and you’ll be ready to take on the day, beard first.

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Murdock – Beard Moisturiser

To keep your beard hairs smooth and looking well groomed, you’re going to need a moisturiser. You may not think this is majorly needed, but unless you want course hairs that feel like the bristles on a hair brush, a moisturiser is definitely necessary. Murdock have a selection of beard products including shampoos and oils, but this beard moisturiser is something a bit different. It has grease free properties yet still deeply nourishes and protects your beard hair, and of course your skin. The right moisturiser will do a whole lot of good and help leave your beard feeling healthy, smooth and very touchable.

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Mr Natty – Beard Brush

So you now have a nourish and clean beard but it still looks a bit messy? Well, Mr Natty offer a beard brush that’ll help keep all your random beard hairs in place. Achieving smoothness through your beard isn’t something that’s instant, however reducing fly-aways can be solved with this Mr Natty grooming brush. We recommend to use this brush daily and after applying your favourite beard moisturiser. Brush in the direction of the hairs to keep it looking neat and, as another plus, it can promote growth direction making beard growing simple and stress-free.

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D.R Harris – Moustache Wax

If you’ve managed to grow yourself an impressive beard, or one that’s maybe a little less impressive (sorry), you could now move onto perfecting a moustache. Again, similarly to your beard, you need to take time growing, trimming and keeping it looking neat and healthy. Obviously a razor and mini scissors will help you out, but so will a moustache wax. D.R Harris moustache wax contains a base of natural beeswax which is the ideal ingredient to keeping the hairs smooth, tamed and nourished. Apply it liberally and only use your finger tips to style, otherwise you could accidentally over do it and start to look like one half of 118.

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10 Other Brands We Love

ProductPriceLinkBenefits
Beardbrand Beard Oil$25.00BeardbrandMoisturizes beard, reduces itchiness, and offers a subtle, masculine scent
Wahl Lithium Ion Trimmer$59.99AmazonDurable, long-lasting battery, and versatile trimming options
Maapilim Beard Wash$22.00MaapilimDeep-cleans without stripping natural oils; natural ingredients
Honest Amish Beard Balm$11.43AmazonSoftens beard, natural ingredients, and great for styling
Kent Handmade Beard Comb$10.00Kent BrushesAnti-static, great for detangling and distributing oils
Proraso Beard Foam$15.00NordstromEasy, quick beard cleaning without water
Baxter Beard Line-Up Shave Gel$18.00Baxter of CaliforniaTransparent for easy line-ups; cools and calms skin
Grave Before Shave Beard Care Pack$39.99Grave Before ShaveComplete care package, includes oil, balm, and wash
Gillette Styler 3-in-1$19.99GilletteTrim, shave, and edge with one tool; waterproof
The Beard Struggle Beard Growth Kit$75.00The Beard StruggleComprehensive growth kit, includes vitamins and growth elixir

Product Pairing: Which Oils, Balms, and Washes Work Best Together?

Pairing the right products is like a well-crafted cocktail: the sum is greater than the individual parts. Consider using an oil like Beardbrand Beard Oil for initial moisturization, followed by Honest Amish Beard Balm to lock in that moisture and add a touch of style. If you’re using Maapilim Beard Wash, it’s gentle enough to allow the other products to do their magic without clashing. Trust me, this kind of product synergy is the secret sauce to a majestic beard.

The Art of Trimming: A Step-by-Step Guide

When it comes to trimming, using something like the Wahl Lithium Ion Trimmer gives you the flexibility to cut as close as you like. First, always trim when your beard is dry; wet hair is longer and can lead to accidental over-trimming. Identify your cheek line, jawline, and neckline, and trim accordingly. If you’ve got a round face, go for a longer bottom and shorter sides. Rectangle face? Balance it out with a fuller sides and a shorter bottom.

The Beard Diet: Foods and Vitamins That Promote Beard Growth

Believe it or not, what you shovel into your mouth can affect how your beard grows. Lean proteins, nuts, and leafy greens are your new best mates. They’re rich in vitamins like biotin and omega-3 fatty acids, which encourage healthy hair growth. Want to take it up a notch? Look into beard vitamins, maybe something from The Beard Struggle Growth Kit.

Common Beard Problems and How to Solve Them

A beard isn’t all glory; there are some battles along the way. Itchiness? That’s often dry skin, so beard oil can be your savior here. Patchy growth? Patience is key, but a good beard balm might help nourish those barren areas. Dandruff making it snow in August? A quality beard wash like Maapilim can help you with that.

How to Store and Extend the Life of Your Beard Products

Treat your beard products like you would a vintage car: proper storage extends life. Keep oils and balms in a cool, dark place to prevent them from losing their potency. As for electric trimmers like the Wahl, regular cleaning and proper storage in a case can protect your investment.

Seasonal Beard Care: Summer vs. Winter

Summer heat got you sweaty? Lighter oils and frequent washes can help. Winter causing dryness? Heavy balms and less frequent washes are your allies. The seasons play a role in how your beard feels and looks, so adapting your product game is crucial. For instance, Grave Before Shave Beard Care Pack offers a range that can suit both climates.

Tool Maintenance: How to Clean and Care for Your Trimmers

Ever try carving something with a dull knife? That’s what trimming with dirty or dull blades feels like. Regularly clean the heads of your Wahl or Gillette trimmer with the brush they come with or an old toothbrush. Oil the blades as per the manufacturer’s instructions. This isn’t just about hygiene; it’s also about getting the most bang for your buck. A well-maintained trimmer can last you years.

On That Note

If you can grow yourself an impressive beard, amazing, carry on doing what your doing and don’t forget to moisturise and use beard oil. Choosing your perfect product will always depend on how sensitive your skin is, how thick your beard hairs are and what kind of length beard you’re going for. But, at least now you have some sort of idea about what products are needed and what brands have the best offering. So, happy beard growing, and to those of you struggling to grow some hair, maybe it’s time to give up and focus on the hair you have on your head.

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