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Taking Care of Your Beard beard is not a Chia Pet. You don’t just add water and let it go, unless you want to look like your neighborhood’s Chia Pet. Real beards men – those growing lush, shiny, healthy beards not offensive to anyone who comes near – know that having a beard is a responsibility. You have to take care of your beard for it to look great on you. The key to taking care of your beard is using quality beard care products. Below are some pointers of grooming and facial hair care. Remember these aspects of facial hair grooming using quality beard care products as directed by their labels and your beard will look its best. Keep it clean Facial hair needs to be regularly cleansed or it starts to look like roadkill.

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Use quality beard care products to keep your beard clean, like Edwin Jagger Beard Wash. Never use regular shampoo or soap, as these will dry your delicate facial skin and the facial hair, itself. Always ensure you rinse all wash residue using only warm water. Hot water is also drying. Nourish your beard Particularly if your beard is coarse or unruly, using a good beard oil will restore moisture and make your facial hair appear healthy, well-groomed and refined. It will also encourage healthy growth, so your beard will become its best. Edwin Jagger Beard Oil is made of natural and plant derived ingredients, so it is great for your facial hair and does not contain chemicals to strip or dry the beard or underlying skin. Keep it well-manicured Just like the hedges on your front lawn, an unkempt beard will become a thinned-out, gawky, scraggly mass of confusion. The difference is that your hedges are not with you everywhere you go and most people don’t form an impression of you according to how your boxwood bushes look. A badly maintained beard does not just look bad. It also feels bad to anyone who comes near for a kiss or a moment of cheek-to-cheek intimacy.

Difficulties Of A Beard And How To Take Care Of It

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Unless you want to live like a monk, you need to keep your beard well-maintained and trimmed using quality beard care products. Gillette Mach3 razors have long been loved for a close, comfortable shave. They are great for cleaning up the edges of your beard on cheeks, jawline and neck. This is something you will want to do daily for your best face forward. Use a quality shaving soap or a shaving cream like Taylor of Bond Street Sandalwood Shaving Cream to protect your skin and get the most out of the experience. Other shaving essential care products you will want to keep handy for great beard maintenance include beard trimming scissors, a beard comb, mustache comb and shaving cream brush.

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Beard Grooming Explained

Men are blessed in many ways. However, one blessing that most men can own up to is the ability to grow a beard. Perhaps, it is really a curse, because if one wants the clean-shaven look - there is a daily ritual. This is probably not a bad thing, because it provides a time of solitude and stillness in the family bathroom.A study of the history of mankind gives a strange picture about beards - there does not seem to be a lot of logic to when and where beards are and are not appropriate. There were times in history that having a beard, could get the wearer beaten or killed, could get the person thrown out of the church or could cause the wearer to be taxed at a higher rate. Taxing a beard these days, would make us all shave twice daily!The removal of face hair must have been very painful thousands of year ago, as they first simply plucked out the hairs, then they sharpened anything that they could get their hands on, like shells, crystals and flints to cut their beards. At one stage Greek philosophers wanted everyone to believe that a beard was a sign of wisdom, but later some of the war-farers saw beards as an impediment to war and soldiers were ordered to shave.Peter I (late 17th century) and Henry VIII (early 16th century) declared that beards should not be worn and ordered their officials to shave and added a tax for those who wished to keep a beard. Henry however grew a beard, because he was king! Clergymen in the 16th century were clean-shaven as a sign of celibacy, so with the reformation, many who left the church grew a beard, as an outward sign of rebellion. The longer the beard the greater the protest! The beard tax continued in England with Elizabeth I, as a revenue raiser for the government.A number of interesting beard customs over the years:1. Amish men shave until they marry, then after marriage they shave no more.2. Alexandra the Great made his soldiers shave, so that their beards could not be grabbed during hand to hand combat.3. An old German tribe member was not allowed to shave until he had killed an enemy.4. Roman boys would not remove facial hair until they reached manhood. The first shave would be offered to their idols.5. WWI soldiers could not have a beard, because wearing a beard did not give an effective seal on the gas-mask.There are always interesting facts found when any subject is researched. Beards are no exception.

 

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