Boldbarber beard advice

What You Should Know About the Hot Towel Shave

You might have seen it in movies or on TV and wondered “What is a hot towel shave?” Or, maybe, you’re well aware of what it is and you want to try it at home. Either way, here’s a quick breakdown of what a hot towel shave is, how to do it, and what are the exact hot towel shave benefits you can look for. What exactly is a hot towel shave and how to do it? To a lot of people, especially from the younger generations, getting a hot towel shave may sound like some ancient magical experience. Too…

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What is the Difference between Shaving Creams, Shaving Soaps, and Shaving Foams?

Shaving soap vs cream is one of the first questions many men ask themselves when they start to shave. Unfortunately, too many make the wrong choice and forgo both soaps and creams and go for the worst shaving cream alternative which is shaving foams. Often called shaving creams themselves, foams can be described as “shaving creams in a can”. And while, at first glance, a cream is a cream and it shouldn’t matter where it comes from, there is typically a large drop in quality between shaving foams and shaving creams. So, if you’re wondering what to use instead of…

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What Does a Beard Symbolize?

When making the choice between beard or no beard there are a lot of factors to consider – from convenience, to how you look, to monetary expenses, and more. And one of those factors is what does a beard symbolize exactly? After all, why do men have beards? The short answer to that question is that beards symbolize whatever the people who see them perceive them to symbolize. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, after all. However, as we interact with dozens of people every day and hundreds up to thousands of people in the period of weeks,…

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The Main Reasons Why Growing a Beard Hurts

Most men who’ve tried growing a beard once or twice in their lives have had to wonder “Why does my beard hurt?” This question usually goes unanswered as most men simply choose to proclaim beards as “too uncomfortable” and shave, thus solving the problem quite radically. Is there a better way, however? A simple itchy beard remedy or solution that will let you keep your bushy, handsome beard intact while removing all itching and pain? Without trying to force any specific products on you, let’s go over the main reasons why growing a beard hurts and what can you do…

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Straight Razor vs Safety Razor – What to Choose for a Shave?

Choosing your razor is a very important decision that, unfortunately, a lot of men do ill-informed. Most people nowadays rely on disposable commercial razors for their shaving needs which is quite a pity. Even if we ignore the fact that the disposable razor industry is way too overgrown, inefficient, and detrimental to the environment, using such razors is simply a poor individual choice too. What’s the alternative? Well, both straight razors and safety razors offer a much better, more effective, and more efficient shaving experience than disposable commercial razors. The benefits of straight razors and the pros of shaving with…

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How to Grow a Beard even if you're just 17

How to Grow a Beard at the Age of 17?

The teenage years are stressful for most of us, boys and girls alike. And while we all have different demons to tackle, growing your first beard or your first mustache is one of the more stressful parts of any teenage schoolboy’s life. Having your teen facial hair out in display where you can’t hide it from those around you with clothes or makeup can be an outright nightmare if it doesn’t look “good” and that’s why a lot of teenagers simply start shaving. What if we tell you that there are easy ways for how to grow a beard at…

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How to Shave a Beard without Getting Bumps?

A lot of us are used to – or even taught to – accept shaving bumps as a normal and inevitable part of shaving. Whether on a man’s face or around a woman’s bikini line, getting those nasty and unpleasant red dots after shaving is viewed as something to be expected. Well, it shouldn’t be. Razor bumps after shaving are a very much avoidable problem that we can all get rid of. Here’s how: What exactly are razor bumps and what causes them? If you’re one of the lucky few who has never got them or if you’ve just been…

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How to Trim a Beard With and Without Clippers?

Achieving the perfect beard trim is a great addition to any man’s outlook but it does have its tricks and tips. Whether you want to do it with or without clippers, trimming your beard is a skill that every man learns eventually, some faster than others. So, what do you need to know about trimming beard with clippers or not? Let’s go over the basics. The preparation To make the process of beard trimming as easy, effective, and quick as possible, the preparation is the first vital steps. Here are some things you probably don’t want to forget: Wash your…

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Should You Shave a Beard for a Job Interview?

The short and boring answer to this otherwise very important question is – “It depends”. We know that’s a rather unsatisfying answer, but it’s pretty accurate – it depends on the niche the job interview is for, it depends on the guidelines the specific firm does or doesn’t have, and it even depends on the personal preferences of the interviewer which can sway either way. In other words, to find the answer to the “Should I shave my beard for an interview?” question, you might need to do quite a bit of research. Gone are the simple old days where…

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Tips on How to Make Your Beard Grow Faster and Thicker

Growing a beard is something that a lot of men dread and absolutely refuse to attempt. A lot of them are usually convinced that it’s just in their genetics to be unable to grow a nice beard, while others view it as too much of a bother. Yet, there’s a lot of research and peer-reviewed psychological studies that suggest a lot of women prefer men with either a light stubble or a full-grown beard. And while there is also a large percentage of women who dislike all types of facial hear altogether, things seem to point over a “demand” of…

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