Boldbarber beard advice

What’s the Difference Between Aftershave and Cologne?

It’s still a common joke that women’s toiletries are too numerous and varying while men’s toiletries are just a soap and a shampoo. If you’re shaving regularly, however, or even if you’re just maintaining a good hygiene, you know that hasn’t been true for decades. In fact, there are so many men’s skincare products nowadays that a lot of people tend to get them confused. For example, what is the difference between aftershave and cologne? Let’s tackle some of the misconceptions that surround this comparison. What is aftershave? The benefits of aftershave products are quite important for anyone who shaves…

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Homemade Beard Balm Recipes

Discovering the wonders of beard balms is a glorious feeling, especially if you’ve gone for quite some time with a beard but without using either beard balm or beard oil. A good beard balm tends to make the whole experience of having a beard better in so many ways – your beard becomes softer and shinier, all skin irritations and itchiness go away, both the beard and skin become much better nourished and hydrated, and there’s even a pleasing glow that’s now accompanying your facial hair. Beard balms can be expensive too, however, especially if you want to buy and…

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How to Make Beard Butter – a Beard Butter Recipe

Tending for one’s beard can seem time-consuming at first – you might have heard about all the different beard balms, beard oils, beard butters, as well as beard combs and brushes, special beard trimming scissors, and so on. Well, we’re here to tell you that you don’t need to worry that much about it – most of these things are pretty easy to use and apply, as well as to acquire. In fact, let’s take a look into how to make beard butter yourself to give your beard that perfect shine if don’t want to constantly buy commercial balms or…

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How to Use Beard Wax for the Best Results?

Beards and mustaches have been in fashion for the last several years but the September-November period is when they rise to popularity the most. So, it’s perfectly normal for you to try some beard wax on our facial hair to style things up a bit. How to use beard wax for the best results, however? Before we start, beard and mustache wax products have a few different characteristics that you’ll need to keep in mind. Additionally, there are quite a few other beard-care products such as balms, butters, and oils, that people new to the niche often confuse with beard…

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Safety Razor vs. Cartridge Razor – What’s the Difference?

The safety razor vs cartridge razor comparison is one of the most popular and discussed topics in the world of shaving as both types of razors have a lot of different positives and unique characteristics. You have likely heard a lot of opinions on the subject but, hopefully, we’ll be able to shed some light on the whole debate for you and point you in the right direction for your particular needs and preferences. So, what’s the difference between these two razor types? Are safety razors better or are cartridge razors the way to go? What are safety razors? Let’s…

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Shave with or Without Shaving Cream?

Shaving creams, as well as shaving gels and foams, are widely accepted as must-haves in the arsenal of any man or woman that shave frequently. Are they really “must-haves”, however, or are they somewhat unnecessary? At the end of the day, what does shaving cream do, really? Our quick and simple answer is that a good and high-quality shaving cream or gel will be one of the best things you can do for your skin. They are excellent at softening, moisturizing, and even nourishing your skin so that you can have the best shaving and after-shaving experience possible. However, are…

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The Complete Guide on How to Make Your Beard Soft

How to make your beard soft is one of the first questions most men ask after they start letting their beard grow. Is there some magical beard softener you didn’t know about? What are those soap-looking balms people put on their faces? Don’t worry, there’s no grand mystery when it comes to learning how to soften your beard and then how to keep your beard soft. All it takes is a couple of minutes of dedicated care every morning. So, to shine some light on the whole thing here’s a complete step-by-step guide on how to make your beard soft:…

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What Is Aftershave and How to Apply It?

If you haven’t shaved your face before you might have wondered “What is aftershave for?” as well as how should you apply it exactly? Is it just for the sake of adding a fragrance to your freshly shaved face or is there something more complicated to it? What is the purpose of an aftershave, in other words? The simple answer to that question is that an aftershave is a soothing agent that’s meant to moisturize your skin and help it recover from the shave while also keeping your skin pores clean and hygienic. A lot of aftershaves also have a…

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Beard Balm or Beard Oil or Both?

The beard balm vs beard oil question is one a lot of men tend to ask themselves when they start growing a beard. And it can be a tough question when you’re new to the beard grooming branch as the industry is quite oversaturated with different products that claim to achieve the same results. And that goes for the beard balm vs oil debate as well – both types of products claim to do the exact same things so choosing between beard balm or oil can be quite perplexing. Is it just a matter of preferences and how the product…

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Beard Genetics – Why Can’t Some Men Grow Beards?

If you’re one of the many beardless men that have wondered “Why can’t I grow a beard?!” then you’ve come to the right place. Even if your situation is indeed hopeless – which it usually isn’t even if it seems that way – we’ll still try to at least give you an answer to the bad facial hair conundrum. So, why can’t some men grow beards? What are the beard genetics at work to create this cruel joke on hundreds of millions of men? The quick and simple answer is that there are multiple reasons why you might not be…

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