Beards are like girlfriends; you need to treat them with love and care because if you neglect them you will suffer the consequences.
When it comes to beard products the current trend of growing beards has saturated the market with hundreds of options. These products are MY OPINION of what you should be buying to ensure your face sweater is the best it can be.
- Comb: A comb is incredibly important when it comes to beard maintenance because it will allow you keep your beard from puffing out and looking like you have been living in the woods for the past three months. It also fights dandruff which keeps your beard from becoming itchy. You want to ensure your beard comb has both largely spaced bristles and fine bristles. I suggest using a wooden comb, unless you like holding a static charge in your facial hair.
I would recommend the EQLEF beard comb ($15) for its reasonable price and small size that makes it a perfect fit for a coat pocket.
- Beard Oil: Everybody has heard of it, but why do you need it? Beard oil is a great product that guarantees your beard and the skin underneath will stay soft and healthy. I also find that it helps me to do a bit of shaping in the morning to ensure my beard looks exactly how I like it.
My recommendation is Duck Butter Beard Oil ($25) because for the price you get four bottles of oil, which will last you a long time, and if you are testing oil out for the first time it is nice to have four different scents to choose from.
Trimmer: This may seem like an obvious inclusion but a good trimmer will make your life so much easier. Making sure any stray hairs are removed and that your beard is properly shaped will keep it looking much more attractive.
My pick for trimmers is the Philips QT4014/16 Beard and Stubble Trimmer. It has 20 different length settings, a long lasting battery, and titanium coated blades to make trimming your beard easy and enjoyable.