Beards have come back in style with a vengeance. However growing out a lush, modern beard requires maintenance and care. You can't just let it go.
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As Lauren Rachel, men's grooming expert at Boardroom Salon for Men says, “Just as you wash the hair on your head, you should wash the hair on your face. To keep growing beards looking neat, start by cleansing with a good beard wash, followed by a beard conditioner to combat frizz and keep it feeling soft. You want to avoid the lumberjack look by using clippers, trimmers or scissors to always maintain a uniform length throughout the body of the beard. Finish with a beard oil – this will keep any stray hairs in line.”
Whether you're looking for a gift or to treat yourself, try these gift sets and kits for a clean, soft beard.
Best Beard Shampoo and Conditioner Set
Some men try to clean their beard with hair shampoo and conditioner or worse yet, body wash. Your beard hair is completely different from anywhere else on your body and deserves it's own shampoo and conditioner. Beard Shampoo and Conditioner from Polished Gentleman will keep your beard clean and fresh.
Best Beard Oil Gift Set
DapperGanger's Beard Oil Gift Set includes a light lemon-scented beard oil and metal beard comb. The oil was created to both encourage beard growth and quell the dry itch that happens as you grow out your beard. Comes in a 2 ounce bottle with an eye dropper for sanitary handling. In keeping with the name, the stainless steel, hypoallergenic comb can double as a keychain and bottle opener. The vegan oil includes argan and jojoba thickener oil and is made in the USA. Great pick for a guy who needs softer beard growth.
Best Beard Brush and Comb Set
If you're tired of your beard looking scraggly and unkempt, it's time to get Grow a Beard's Beard Brush and Comb. This is a reasonably priced set that will grow with your beard. Use the brush for new beards to get the hairs to clean up your look and get hairs going the same direction. Later you can use the comb to detangle and shape the beard. Bonus, they lightly massage the skin under the beard, itching without irritating it. Comes in a gift-friendly box.
Best Beard Starter Kit
BEARDEUR Premium Master Beard Kit is a perfect beard-growing starter set. It comes with a boar hair bristle brush for early growth, a comb for further growth and beard oil to keep everything conditioned, soft and not too itchy. Whether you're attempting to grow out your beard or know someone who is, this is a nice set to start out with.
Best Beard Jump Starter
Biotin Hair Growth Dietary Supplement will help support beard growth with Biotin 10,000 mcg, Calcium. As an added bonus, it also helps with hair loss, receding hairlines and your nails will never look better. Biotin encourages natural hair regrowth for men.
Best for the Hard Core Beard Lover
Are you the guy who will never shave, no matter what? Know someone who is? This Gentlemen's Blenn Grave Before Shave™ Beard Care Pack makes a funny but also useful gift for the hard-core beard fan. Set comes with a beard wash, oil balm and brush.
Best Beard Shaping Kit
Best Moustache Grooming Kit
Moustaches need love too. This moustache kit from Tweezerman comes with sharp, stainless steel scissors complete with larger finger holes for big fingers. They allow for precision cutting moustaches (or beards). The hard plastic grooming combs your wild moustache hair keeps you looking well-groomed. Toss in some moustache wax and you'll be set.