Questions Answered in DappChap’s Ultimate Beard Styles Guide Covers:
- How to maintain a beard
- What is the best beard trimmer?
- What are the best beard grooming products?
Which of these Beard Styles
is Right for YOU?
No need to reinvent the wheel, when the fine folks at Mashable have gone to the trouble of putting this infographic together.
All face types are taken into account, so you should have no trouble coming up with a couple of selections.
Picked Your Beard
Styles & Ready to Start Growing?
If you’re still on the fence, check out some of these beard ideas.
Were you able to pick out a couple of beard styles to experiment with?
By picking the best beard styles for your mug, you’re also complimenting your hairstyle – so take that into consideration.
Like the hair on your head, your man mane isn’t just going to take care of itself.
This hair grows at a much faster rate than your regular hair.
It’s neither cost-effective of time-smart to visit your barber each week.
We’re going to set you up with the ultimate beard grooming guide, arming you with all the techniques on how to trim a beard and what products you’ll need.
Let’s get going!
How To Trim A Beard
This section is somewhat ambiguous.
Part of rocking the best beard styles has to do with how its maintained.
If you buy a sports car, but you let it get so mucked up, leaving your neighbors thinking you drive through sewage pipes for a living…
…the entire point of owning a sports car is lost.
A beard that looks great on one man could totally foul another man’s style.
It’s time to select the other half of the equation: choosing the right beard grooming tools.
Let’s start with technique first:
Time to pick a beard trimmer.
Now, while a little further on in this guide we’ll serve you several options of beard oil and beard balm to choose from, for the trimmers, we’re giving you two options to choose from.
One’s a true “good enough” tool that will get the job done according the spec.
The other is the Cadillac of beard trimmers.
Option #1: Philips Norelco Multigroom Series 5100 Kit
This puppy has 5 tools for all-in-one facial styling, including a full-size trimmer, beard comb, stubble comb, detail trimmer and nose trimmer.
The self-sharpening blades made of finely ground “real man” steel, so despite the deceptively low price, you’re getting long-lasting performance, from your investment.
Ah yes, the Cadillac.
More than twice the price of option #1, but so many other cool features.
Like not having to hear your significant other bitch at you because you left a mess after grooming?
The vacuum feature on this baby totally sucks (in the good way of course) and catches cut hair.
20 settings and cordless, it’s also great for road trips.
Step Three: Pimp Your Man Mane
To say that beard balm and beard oil is one and the same is about as erroneous as saying there’s no difference between white wine and red wine.
It’s like saying that nothing sets Star Wars apart from Star Trek.
So then, what exactly is the difference between the two?
Let’s start with beard balm.
This product is essentially a pomade for beards and it’s what you get when you when you heat and then cool a blend of sealants and moisturizers.
Beard oil, on the other hand, is much like any essential oils you’ve seen in natural food stores. This product is mix of plant-derived oils and since we already mentioned essential oils, some varieties are naturally fragranced.
Beard balm is simply a leave-in conditioner that moisturizes, conditions, softens and helps style your beard.
Beard oil is hydrating to the skin and helps soften and tame beard hair, which means it also does double-duty as a styling agent.
So let’s start with the beard balms:
Option #1: Smooth Viking
Smooth Viking Beard Balm includes avocado oil , safflower oil , sweet almond oil , jojoba , pumpkin seed oil , argan oil and shea butter for the best results possible.
Option #2: Honest Amish
This product gets a ton of point just for product design alone.
Gotta love that label on the lid of the canister.
Honest Amish uses a proprietary blend of hair strengthening botanicals infused in a base of virgin argan, avocado, grapeseed, virgin pumpkin seed, and apricot kernel oils. The blend also includes fruit and nut butters
Now let’s move on to the beard oils.
Option #1: Art Naturals Organic
Considered one of the ultimate beard-tamers on the market.
Why not the Beard Whisperer, then?
Option #2: New Wild Willie’s Beard Oil
Wild Willie returns and just to show how serious he is, the company’s signature beard oil comes in what looks like a beer can (safety tip: avoid this product while getting tanked).
Option #3: The Gentlemen’s Beard Oil and Conditioner Softener
Gentleman’s Beard Oil Conditioner Softener with Vitamin E and Evening Primrose oil reduces beard itch that can come with a brand new beard.
Plus it helps with “bearddruff”. Credits itself with being flaking’s greatest enemy.
Option #4: Premium Beardsman Spirit
How can you not love copy that reads like this:
“With subtle hints of eucalyptus, cedar, and pinewood, a few drops is like stepping into a lush green forest. Its clean yet bold manly scent will leave you smelling like a true beardsman!”
Need help with your beard and a complimentary walk through the woods?
This is it.
If you made it this far, you’ll be rocking whichever of the beard styles we presented you with like a champ!
Hope you loved this Beard Guide and if you did, be sure to check out our extensive guide on Men’s Haircuts.