Have you started growing a beard or have you been wanting to gain control over it to tame it a little? You probably know only too well that there is a fine line between looking smooth and sophisticated and looking like a scruffy hermit. There is a huge misconception regarding beards and beard care that suggests all you have to do is avoid shaving and trimming your beard and let nature take its course.
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This is not true at al;. Yes, you do have to be patient and let your beard grow out before you can start grooming it and styling it the way you want. But, you still need to do more work than just avoiding the use of a razor or electric shaver. A huge part of grooming, apart from the actual shaping and trimming, is using the right products on your beard to help it look, feel and be as healthy as it can be.
One of the most important grooming products you should invest in to help get your beard looking full of good health and life, is beard oil. If you are new to beard oils though, you may not know which is the best one for you. In the following post we want to help point you in the right direction and are therefore going to highlight who we feel are the best beard oil brands of 2018.
The first on our list is Braw Beard Oils, who have been serving beard owners around the world with beard oil products since 2012. The reason they are so popular is because their products are handmade in Scotland using only natural ingredients. The company was founded by John who has been growing and maintaining a beard since as early as 16 years old, when he started becoming interested in rock music.
It was only as a result of a mountain bike crash where he separated his shoulders and broke his back, that he was introduced to traditional Chinese medicine and learned how to experiment himself with ingredients. He first worked on base and essential oil combinations for tui na and sports massage before gravitating towards creating a suitable conditioner for his beard. The aim was to come up with a formula for an oil that helped his beard to look good after outdoor activities and sports. The oils produced by Braw Beard Oils are aimed at men of all kinds with beards at all stages.
You can pick up a wide range of products from Braw Beard Oils from Amazon. One of our favourite products in the range (and everyone else’s judging by the amount of 5 star reviews on Amazon) is the Wulver Facial Hair Conditioner – 50 ml which you can see below:
The Brighton Beard Company was setup in the English seaside town by Lloyd and Jessica with the distinctive aim of creating a beard care range that would help nourish and stylise the beards of urban dwellers. They run a fairly small operation, so you know when you buy something with the Brighton Beard Company logo stamped on it, that is was made with a lot of love and attention. As well as beard oils and balms, they also produce moustache waxes, wash bags and combs. Aside from the size of the company and the real grass roots feel, the main selling point is that they only use wholesome and pure ingredients that are chosen for their benefits to your beard and skin and scent.
Murdock London is the brainchild of Brendan Murdock, an Irishman living in London who was unsatisfied with what was on offer high street barbers and unisex salons and wanted to to establish a grooming experience that felt like the St James barbershops of old, while being aimed at the style-conscious men of modern Britain. The company produces daily essentials, colognes and barbershop experiences featuring ingredients only sourced and made in England.
The idea was men could come along to the masculine environment of the salon, enjoy their favourite drink while have a hair cut, beard trim or full wet shave by one of the very skilled stylists. The first Mudock London barbershop was established in Shoreditch in 2006 with six others following soon after. In response to the needs of his clientele, Brendan created the signature brand of skincare, grooming and cologne products. Murdock himself is one of the biggest draws to these products and his expert knowledge, as well featuring raw and organic ingredients he has sourced over the years and are developed to needs and preferences of men around the world.
You can buy Murdock London’s grooming range directly from Mankind.co.uk, one of our favourite online Male Grooming retailers, where they often have several money off offers too.
Hommer are a brand that takes inspiration from history while being directed by nature and moulded by knowledge. The company is a team of design, hair grooming and cosmetology experts who are all committed to creating great quality beard grooming products. As part of their core values is to create innovative products using natural ingredients.
Greek history and mythology is the main source of the brand’s inspiration when creating products that clean, moisturise and guard not just your facial hair but also your skin too. Hommer even has it’s own unique fragrance of vetiver, bitter chocolate and woody tones with distilled essences and memories of travels far and wide.
Probably the most well known brand on this list and possibly the most popular in the male grooming industry, Percy Nobleman was established by a forward thinking and very conscientious young man with a head for business looking to follow his ancestors in creating natural and wholesome products.
Percy Nobleman moustache, beard and hair products are made from organic and nurturing ingredients and the character that represents the brand, Percy, is seen as the typical English gent. The kind of man who gets up nice and early to prepare himself for the day ahead, which includes insuring his facial hair is impeccable.
You can pick up some Percy Nobleman beard care products from Boots from £9.99 or even cheaper when the products are on promo – which they often are.
So there you have it, 2018 looks set to be yet another big year for the world of male hair care and grooming with many of the long established brands continuing to put out new and fresh products designed with the well-being of your skin and facial hair in mind. You will find many of these brands and their products reviewed at www.beardoilguru.com