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Seven Men's Beard Grooming Products You Need To Own

15/09/2016 17:21 | Updated 16 September 2016
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I'm often asked by my fellow bearded brothers various questions about maintaining the hair we all like to let perch on the underside of our faces. In the bearded community, strangers and friends alike often discuss the best ways to manage our face rugs and keep them looking luscious.

So, for my grizzly confidants across the world, here's a few products you should own if you want to treat your beard with the respect it deserves.

1. A good moustache comb

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Having a good moustache comb is vital to keeping your manly mane tamed and looking neat. Get rid of those pesky knots by investing in one.

It's important not to just use a regular old comb you'd use to straighten up your barnet - moustache combs are specifically made to ensure the teeth are the right width for facial hair, and they're a lot less sharp. They also tend to be anti-static.

2. A really good beard oil

Along with combing to stay looking sharp, using a beard oil is undoubtedly one of the top priorities for anyone with a beard, or anyone who aspires to grow one.

They essentially condition the hair and your skin, because letting your facial fuzz grow out sucks a lot of the nutrients from your skin and causes a lot of irritation. A good quality beard oil will soothe the skin, fill it with good stuff, soften the hairs so they aren't so abrasive, and make sure your beard hair stays healthy. That means less hair falling out, so a thicker, more awesome beard.

They also have the added benefit of smelling really nice, so you don't need to use aftershave, and they tend to be a fair bit cheaper than your average eau de toilette too. You can also pick up beard balms and beard "elixirs" which basically do the same thing.

You can check out some of my beard oil recommendations here.

3. A really good moustache wax

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Wax isn't just for people who want that old-timey/hipster style curly handlebar moustache - it's also really good at keeping the hairs from sticking up (which is just really irritating) and keeping them out of your mouth (which is literally the worst).

A good quality moustache wax will be formulated to provide some extra goodness to your follicles too, just like the aforementioned beard oils.

Also, if you've got a hairy thing hanging around underneath your nose, you really want it to smell good.

4. Beard soap

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