Growing a beard means some unique challenges for African men. We’ve got all the info and product recommendations to help you make the best of your African beard!
6 items every guy needs in their beard-grooming kit
Haircare? We’re willing to bet most men have that down, because they’ve been doing it for most of their lives. Beard upkeep, on the other hand? That’s unfamiliar territory for most. Isn’t it ok to just grow out the stubble into the desired style and leave it at that? Not really, at least not if you’re looking to have a healthy and great-looking beard.
In case you didn’t know, facial hair is not the same as the mane on your head. A beard requires a different kind of care, prompting the need for specific tools. Do you have all the necessary ones in your beard grooming kit? Read on to find out.
BrushYou know how combing the hair on your head spreads its natural oils and keeps it hydrated? The same logic applies to facial hair. Even if it didn’t, nobody wants to deal with a knotty, tangled mess of a beard anyway, so be sure to give yours a good comb-through with a proper brush designed specifically for its coarser, thicker strands.
ScissorsEveryone loves a well-shaped beard. That’s why it’s good practice to always have pair of scissors in your arsenal – to snip off any flyaway or out-of-place strands that may ruin an otherwise refined look. Use them to create the right silhouette for your face-shape and for a quick trim when you need to look your sharpest.
ClippersWhile a pair of scissors is used for finer, more detailed maintenance, clippers on the other hand, come out when more drastic facial landscaping is needed. Want to do an even, all-over trim, try a different style, or start entirely from scratch? You’ll need this tool in your beard grooming kit for sure!
RazorSure, having a beard means you’re no longer going to be shaving as regularly (or at all), but you’ll still need a razor no doubt. How else will you keep the lines of your chosen style neat and stubble-free? Use it to define the bottom edge of your beard (remember, this should be around the level of your Adam’s apple, not at your jawline) and also to clean up your cheeks and around your mouth.
Shaving creamNo razor should ever touch your skin without a barrier of great shaving cream to ensure a smooth glide. REDKIN BREWS SHAVE CREAM will keep your skin both protected and moisturised whenever you use your razor and help prevent irritation.
OilLast, but certainly not least, you need a good beard oil in your beard grooming kit. REDKIN BREWS BEARD OIL will soften your facial hair so it looks and feels great, all the while giving the skin underneath it much needed moisture. Remember, even the best beard care kit can only take you so far, if you’re not entirely sure how to get the most out of it. If you find that you’re struggling to nail your desired look, be sure to visit an expert for their premium advice and guidance!
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