Boldbarber beard advice

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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Beard Growth Oil: Does It Actually Work?

With facial hair growing in popularity, products that help it grow on, well, our faces, are also becoming more popular. Beard growth oils are more and more frequently popping up next to regular beard oils and other beard grooming products. However, that does beg the question – “Does beard growth oil work?” If you’ve been growing and grooming your beard for some time, you’ve like heard of or tried beard oils. They are generally accepted as quite beneficial products – they moisturize your skin and beard, they help remove any itching and skin irritations underneath your beard, and they also…

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How to Sharpen Clipper Blades at Home

If you’ve owned a set of hair clippers, chances are that you’ve wondered how to sharpen clipper blades at home. And, indeed, clipper blade sharpening is a crucial skill if you want to give yourself adequate haircuts or beard trims at home without having to make regular trips to the barber. So, how to sharpen hair clippers blades? There are multiple steps that go into the whole process which turns a lot of people away from even attempting it. However, it’s really quite simple. Here’s what to do, we’ll divide the process into two larger steps: How to clean hair…

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Is It Better to Brush or Comb Your Beard?

The comb vs brush dilemma is one that most bearded men go through. For a lot of them, the comb feels like the natural choice because they see something not-so-manly about using a brush on your beard – it’s mostly attributed to all the culture and media around us, portraying brushes as a womanly item. Beard brushes are perfectly fine tools, however, and there’s nothing non-manly about brushing your beard. So, beard brush vs beard comb, what are the drawbacks and advantages of both tools, and what are they meant for? Let’s take a look. What is a standard beard…

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Should You Shave with or Against the Grain?

The question of whether to shave with or against the grain is both one of the most searched questions in regards to shaving, as well as one of the most argued ones. You can find barbers and other professionals, as well as shaving products companies that hold either of these positions while claiming that the other is categorically wrong. So, which way do we sway and what would we recommend? Well, realistically, both methods of shaving have their pros and cons. And the cons of both methods can be mitigated with the right technique and products. However, we are definitely…

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Foil vs Rotary Shaver: Which Is Better for You?

Shaving is something most men do throughout their entire lives. If you calculate the amount of time you spend shaving in front of the bathroom mirror, chances are that it will add up to multiple months for your entire lifetime. So, it’s smart to look for what is the best electric shaver you can use, as well as how you can optimize the whole process of shaving. And with that in mind, let’s compare two of the more popular types of shavers – foil shaver vs rotary shaver – and try to find out which is better for you. Both…

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Best Beard Styles for Oval Face

So, you’ve decided to grow a beard. Excellent decision! Or, at least, we hope so – every man’s facial hair grows in a different way and at a different speed. Not to mention that every man’s face is different as well. However, if you have an oval face shape, then growing a beard is most probably indeed a great idea. The reason for that is that pretty much all beard styles are the best beard styles for oval faces. No, we’re not over exaggerating – men with oval faces are quite fortunate to have a facial shape that can accommodate…

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How to Choose a New Beard Style?

For a lot of men, choosing and maintaining one of the many possible beard designs and beard trim styles can be rather daunting. After all, it really means choosing how to “change your face” and how to make sure that during the transition period your face still looks good too. Sure, figuring out how to choose a new beard style doesn’t sound nearly as dramatic, but a lot of men, especially those who have never had a beard before or who have difficulties growing facial hair – for them, it feels quite drastic. Looking at lists and galleries with different…

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Long Beard Grooming and Care Tips

A lot of men don’t want to try and grow even a simple, short beard because maintaining it sounds like too much work. And while it’s often not as complicated as online articles can make it sound like, long beard grooming is indeed time-consuming. There are lots of men’s beard grooming tips you can find on the Internet, however, in this article, we’d like to focus on long beard grooming and care tips to try and help you with your long beard care. Growing the perfect beard can be challenging and we won’t count out the fact that different men…

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