Do beard grooming kits work?
You wouldn’t boycott using shampoo, so it’s the same with the products you use on your beard. Sure your beard will be there, and for some guys, it will continue growing, but that doesn’t mean the hair will be conditioned and the skin will be hydrated. The hair is also right next to your mouth and is often relatively coarse, so it’s prone to picking up food and dirt throughout the day, and unless you want itchiness and break-outs, cleaning your beard is a smart thing to do.
Water may wash, but it doesn’t condition, and it certainly doesn’t help manipulate the hair into the style you want. So yes, grooming kits work, and they certainly deserve a place in your routine.
Not to mention that having handy accessories like hairdressing scissors and a shaping tool is going to make it easier to style as opposed to a traditional razor or clippers that many men find often takes too much off. You’re much more in control with scissors, so it makes for easier styling.
What is the best beard grooming kit?
There is no definitive kit because everyone’s needs and preferences are entirely different. However, you can always trust brands like Wahl and Gillette. It’s also good to look out for brands that use entirely organic ingredients repeatedly mentioned on various platforms. As well as the ones we’ve mentioned, other top brands include Tom Ford, Bulldog, Murdock London and Copenhagen Grooming – this one, in particular, comes up a lot for beard growth but reviews of its effectiveness are still mixed. Hence, it’s worth looking into more.
Where to buy?
You can buy beard grooming products from major stores including Boots, Look Fantastic and John Lewis; however, if you’re looking for actual kits, they’re a bit harder to find. Amazon and Not on the High Street and Asos are the best places to find complete beard grooming kits.
How often should I wash my beard?
Like the hair on our head, it’s not healthy to wash it every single day, so aim to you wash your beard 1-2 times a week with a beard shampoo. If you pass the beard too often it can strip the skin of its natural oil and dry the beard out, so aiming for once or twice a week is a good amount.