Sporting a beard during summer can seem like a bold move. A lot of guys go for a trim in late spring under the false illusion that facial hair equals extra warmth, but as a proud owner of a beard for the past three years, I can tell you that that’s simply not the case.
6 FACIAL-HAIR FIXERS
By Daniel Reid, 26 July 2018
Due to the texture of my hair, my beard can get unruly. Babyliss is a big name in the haircare industry, so its reliable range of clippers is a godsend when it comes to giving your facial hair some shape. This set was easy to manoeuvre to get into all the hard-to-reach spots and the razor left sharp, clean lines. In comparison to clippers I’ve used in the past, this one’s definitely a cut above (ba-dum-chu).
When it comes to staying well groomed, David Beckham is that guy (did you see him at the royal wedding, jeez). So, fortunately for us fellas, he’s released a line of grooming products to keep you looking sharp from head to, well, chin, in this case. This hair and beard balm from his House 99 range smells so good and it absorbed into my skin pretty quickly. Good looking out, Becks.
If you’re accustomed to having facial hair, you’ll know that beards can often have a life of their own – a dry patch here, a follicle that refuses to lay flat there. But in times of need when your beard is particularly out of control, this handy set from Mr Natty will undoubtedly save the day. Featuring two super-hydrating beard elixirs and a moisturising butter, this little trio is just what you need to smooth things over.
‘Stray hairs? I don’t know what they are, mate, sorry,’ is exactly what you’ll be saying once you add this bad boy to your grooming routine. As far as beard balms go it’s on the cheaper side, but don’t let that put you off in terms of thinking that it’ll be less effective. This balm from Uppercut Deluxe has a very thick consistency, which takes more effort to work into your skin, but will leave your face feeling ultra-soft.
As soon as Clinique dropped on ASOS, I knew I had to give its men’s range a go. An illustrious cosmetics brand that has been around for decades surely knows what’s up when it comes to high-level grooming – and this shaving gel is certifiable proof of that. Infused with aloe vera and chamomile, this had an instantly cooling, soothing effect as soon as I put it on my skin post-shave. Make sure to cop this one because your neck will thank you.
Now, it’s common practice to get so caught up in sorting out your beard that your moustache inadvertently gets side-stepped in the process. In order to not make this rookie mistake, the Men’s Society grooming kit has got you covered. It comes with a novelty moustache-shaped comb for jokes, and the trimming scissors will ensure that wispy upper-lip hairs are a thing of the past.