Like women across the land embracing their natural hair during lockdown, many men are spending more time at home and have seen this as the perfect opportunity to test out some facial hair and grow that beard, in the privacy of their own home. So what’s the verdict on Dad’s new look? Whether you love the groomed look or prefer him clean shaven, here’s him to solve his quarantine beard quandary and expert tips to get him looking his best.
Once he’s taken the leap from clean shaven to facial hair he will need to take care of it if he wants to keep it. Award winning salon and beard owner Dan Mewies from Mewies & Co says: “Growing a beard is just the first step – it’s all about how it’s cared for. Brushing it once a day will condition and maintain the style. I’d recommend a natural bristle beard brush. It stimulates blood circulation to promote a healthy, fuller beard and gets rid of any dead skin cells.”
With this expert advice in mind consider purchasing something like this wooden beard brush, handmade in the UK by Kent Brushes. An iconic British brand, Kent Brushes is recognised globally for it’s extensive haircare expertise built upon nearly 250 years of rich British heritage, an accomplishment which has been recognised by the granting of the Royal Warrant for nine reigns. A combination of skilled craftsmanship and an unbroken record of excellence in the standard of production has ensured Kent Brushes is synonymous with British craftsmanship.
This great example of a beard brush has specially cut and shaped boar bristles to improve brushing performance so it can handle the coarsest of facial foliage, whilst still being gentle on the skin. Each brush comes with a beautiful hand-stitched cotton bag printed on both sides. Not only a handy bag to store your brush in but for those who use beard oil it will protect your clothes from any excess oil held in the brush head from leaching into unwanted places.
Additionally Dan informs us ;
“Wash the beard regularly to enhance moisture and shine. I use a beard wash to help maintain natural oils for a healthier looking beard.” Dan adds: “Regular trims are a must to avoid split ends. Go for clean edges and follow that jaw line to make the beard appear stronger and thicker.” Dan also recommends applying a beard balm or oil frequently to stop it from looking and feeling dry and to give it some hold if it becomes unruly. A great example is the 3-IN-1 SHAVE & BEARD OIL by Lab Series. This Triple-blend grooming oil delivers an all-in-one solution for shave and beard care. Sea Buckthorn Oil, Jojoba Oil, and Sweet Almond Oil blend with vitamins and hydrators to tackle each grooming need.