It’s no secret that beards have become one of the most popular trends for men, with their ability to completely change your look. If you’re rocking a beard, learning how to groom your beard can make a difference in growth, maintenance, and styling.
HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROPER BEARD CARE:
Before styling your facial fuzz, it’s important to make sure your beard is as clean as a whistle. Regular exfoliation is essential in removing dead skin cells and allowing any products you use thereafter to be more effective. The Bluebeards Revenge Face Scrub uses finely ground olive stones to provide exfoliating properties that will help target the skin beneath your beard, removing build-up of dead skin, oil and trapped dirt that can cause spotty outbreaks and blackheads. The antiseptic qualities of ginger root extract help to remove impurities and toxins, while promoting blood flow. All of this face-cleansing goodness sits within a rich moisturising base containing wheat germ oil that helps to strengthen, rehydrate the skin and prevent dryness. Plus, it boasts their long-lasting Original scent for a fresh and masculine finish.
NOW YOU’RE READY TO GET STYLING …
Packed with a blend of fast-absorbing essential and natural oils, The Bluebeards Revenge award-winning Beard Oils help to nourish, add shine, softness and vital hydration to even the most unruly beards. Easy to apply and suitable for all beard lengths and styles, the non-greasy formula promotes a natural shine without any stickiness, whilst providing a super subtle hold that’s lighter than balms and waxes.
Now that your beard has been pampered, it’s time to give it a good brush! A beard comb, such as The Bluebeards Revenge Liquid Wood Beard & Mo’ Comb is used to detangle knots without snagging, remove build-up of trapped dirt and evenly distribute essential oils. Unlike beard combs, brushes are best used to reduce beard frizz and help to soften facial hair. The Bluebeards Revenge Vegan Beard Brush and the vegan-friendly Synthetic Travel Beard Brush provide a dense head of animal-free bristles with just enough flexibility to tame facial hair, without causing irritation or scratchiness, encouraging your beard to grow in the direction you desire.
The Bluebeards Revenge Liquid Wood Beard & Mo’ Comb features both wide and narrow teeth: the wider teeth make gliding through your beard effortless, while the finer teeth are perfect for taming your moustache. Once you’ve got your comb, it’s all about technique. With a relaxed grip, start by combing through your beard from root to tip, focusing on evenly distributing the beard oil you’ve applied. When you come across a few knots and snags, slowly comb over them and repeat to loosen the hairs without causing damage. Finally, be sure to pull your beard upwards and comb the hairs that lie beneath. The compact design of both The Liquid Wood Beards & Mo’ Comb as well as the Synthetic Travel Beard Brush means they fit easily into most pockets and overnight bags, making beard and moustache maintenance on the move easy.
It’s often misunderstood that moustache waxes should only be used to style your upper lip but these nourishing waxes will also work wonders on your beard, just as they do on your ‘tache. The Bluebeards Revenge Classic Blend Moustache Wax provides stability that lasts all day and night. As a result, a little wax goes a long way, meaning a small tin should easily get you through a good few months of styling.
When it comes to shaping your beard, you can either use a pair of clippers or a razor. For the closest, cleanest result, we recommend combining one The Bluebeards Revenge Safety Razors or their Cut-Throat Razor with their Brushless Shaving Solution. Bringing together a selection of the finest ingredients to provide a slippery texture that enhances razor glide, this clever formula allows your chosen blade to move effortlessly across the face without the risk of snagging. A gelling agent acts as a cushion for the razor, allowing it just enough (but not too much) contact with the face. The combination of these two key elements makes for a smooth and painless shave. This brushless solution contains the very special ingredient Decelerine – a patented compound that serves to moisturise and protect the skin during and after your shave.
When shaping your beard, the first lines you need to tidy are the top ones. This is the hair growth from your sideburn to your moustache. To achieve a sharp line, you need to remove any stray hairs above the bulk of where your beard naturally grows. Tip: Don’t shave too deep into this line; keeping it high and tight will help make your beard look longer and fuller when finished.
Next is your backline: the line that runs down the back of your sideburn, adjacent to your neck. This line is one of the most important, as it helps to add shape and definition to your finished style. The aim here is to remove stray hairs and create either a sharp straight line – for a more defined style – or a clean curve – for a softer, more natural style.
Now we come to your neckline. This is often the line that most bearded men struggle with. Typically, you should start creating this line either on your Adam’s apple or about a finger’s width above. Work around your neckline, keeping things as clean and symmetrical as possible. Remember to work with the grain when shaving this area with a razor to avoid redness and irritation.
The easiest way to tackle stray hairs is with a pair of The Bluebeards Revenge Beard and Moustache Scissors. These specially designed scissors make removing stray hairs stress-free. Better yet, they come with a safety edge, helping to lower the chances of you cutting yourself whilst pruning your whiskers.
The Bluebeards Revenge products are available at Sorbet MAN stores nationwide.