Beards. I’ve had one for years. I started out with a goatee, and now I’m sporting the full beard similar to the one in the picture above.

I’ve had some young gentlemen ask me about my beard, specifically how to grow one that is as thick as mine is. Hate to break it to you men, I haven’t found a product or a solution to growing that thick, full beard. Maybe there is a genuine product out there, but I haven’t found one.

What I’ve found is that most of it comes down to genetics and time. Do the men in your family have thick full beards? If so, you’ll have one too. Eventually. That’s where the time part comes in. When I was a teenager, I couldn’t grow a thick, full beard to save my life. I had these patchy spots on my cheeks, somewhat near my chin. My beard was also very scraggly and thin at that time. This went on until I reached my mid to late twenties. At that point, all of the patchy spots grew in, and as time has gone on, the thickness and fullness has truly reached its prime. I’ve even had a guy claim that I have a “magnum opus” beard. No light gets down to the skin, you can’t see my chin and cheeks underneath the hair. I get all sorts of comments and complements on my beard these days, from both men and women alike.

I’m not writing this to brag about my beard, really I’m not. I’m writing it because with having a beard, there are many issues and responsibilities that come with it. My biggest issue has been “Beardruff.” Flaky, dead, dry skin that comes out of the beard and ends up as an unsightly pile of “dust” on your shirt. Like dandruff, beardruff blows.

There is something you can do about it though.

George Bruno over on Youtube created a great video on how to deal with beardruff. Check it out:

He’s really just touching the tip of the iceberg with beard care. Not only is what George talking about great, but there’s more.

You really need a great beard oil. Beard oil will help soften your beard and make it more manageable. It can also help with the itch that you get when growing out your beard.

George turned me on to Kingsmen beard oil. Their Holy Grail beard oil is fantastic. It’s smells amazing and a little goes a long way. A side benefit about this beard oil is that the women enjoy it too. Try it, see what happens. I’m not shitting you.

Beard oil is the first step. After that, you really need a beard balm. Beard balm is great because it further softens your beard and helps bring it under control. My beard used to be all over the place, like it had a mind of its own. With beard balm, that’s no longer an issue. Instead of having this wild rat’s nest hanging on my face, I now have a very manageable and well behaved beard. Kingsmen also make a great beard balm. The Holy Grail beard balm works great. Same great smell as their beard oil. Both are very affordable.

So check it out. Pick some up. Thank me later.

2016: Before oil and balm
2018 after beard oil and balm

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