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8 Best Beard Oil in 2019


By now, whether your new beard is in full bloom or in the scruffy, beginner stages, you should know about beard oil. Why? Because beard oil is important for helping your beard be all that it can be while maintaining your handsomeness at the highest level.
Beard oil will help when your beard itches. It will eliminate beardruff. You need beard oil in your arsenal and daily grooming regimen because it’s a conditioner for your face and skin.
We could list plenty of beard oil’s attributes, but you’ll get the picture after reading this review of the best beard oils (and beard conditioners) out there, their benefits, what they’re made of, and even touch on beard balms and wax. Dig in.

1. THE 8 BEST BEARD OILS REVIEWED

HONEST AMISH CLASSIC BEARD OIL

Beards have been part of the Amish culture for, well, forever. Suffice to say; it figures that their methods of beard care – now having been passed down for generations – are worth paying attention to. Their hand-crafted, all-natural beard oil is worth the price of admission for its smell alone, which is decidedly distinctive but not overpowering.
It not only smells great, but Honest Amish Classic Beard Oil also takes care of everything else a quality beard oil should: it takes care of itching and dandruff, promotes beard growth, moisturizes, and makes your beard easy to style.

KEY POINTS

  • All-natural and hand-crafted
  • Distinctive scent
  • Tames unruly beard hair

INGREDIENTS

Avocado oil, Pumpkin seed oil, Sweet Almond oil, Apricot kernel oil, Jojoba oil, Argan oil, Kukui oil

WOODLAND HARMONY BY SEVEN POTIONS

Woodland Harmony will tame your wild whiskers without sacrificing any of the masculinity that comes with being a finely-bearded gent.
And how does it manage to do this?
It’s simple: Seven Potions has created a beard oil that keeps your unruly whiskers silky soft and manageable but with a manly scent that’s sophisticated, unforgettable, yet not overpowering. Reviewers have described Woodland Harmony’s scent as “robustly rustic.”
Indeed, it’s manly but you also won’t feel like a lumberjack in a more civilized setting – the camera pans in on the bearded man in the corner who’s wearing a smoking jacket, enjoying a fine cigar and glass of brandy. “What’s that scent he’s wearing?” someone asks.
You get the picture.
But there’s more to Woodland Harmony than meets the nose, as its all-natural ingredients will keep your beard soft, easy to comb, and with a healthy shine that doesn’t look greasy.

KEY POINTS

  • Refined scent that’s a blend of cedar wood and sandalwood
  • 100% all-natural ingredients
  • The oil absorbs quickly and prevents split ends

INGREDIENTS

Apricot kernel oil, crambe seed oil, jojoba, sweet almond oil, aloe vera, vitamin E, sandalwood, cedar wood)

BEARDOHOLIC NATURAL BEARD OIL

Beardoholic attacks the issue of itching, irritated skin with a vengeance with its Natural Beard Oil. Yes, this oil has many health benefits for your beard, but its all-natural formula gets rid of the dreaded beard itch.
There’s a lot else to like about this oil: it comes in a dark amber glass that extends the shelf life of the oil by protecting it from UV light rays and oxidation; it has a manly scent, and its easy-to-use dropper enables you to put just the right amount of product in your hand.

KEY POINTS

  • All-natural ingredients
  • Well above average number of beneficial ingredients
  • Great for fighting beard itch
  • Masculine scent

INGREDIENTS

Argan oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, castor oil, wheat germ oil, grape seed oil, pine fragrance oil, essential oils

ART NATURALS ORGANIC BEARD OIL &  LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER

Making a bold statement with your beard is contingent on it being well-groomed and looking its best – always. All Naturals Organic Beard Oil & Leave-In Conditioner will help get you there with an all-natural product that keeps your beard looking good on the outside while conditioning it deep within.
You’ll not only rid your beard of dandruff, but you’ll also eliminate the aggravating itch.
This product is great whether you have coarse or fine hair, and will help stimulate the growth of the healthy-looking beard that you desire. It will be straight and soft, without the tangle of split ends.

KEY POINTS

  • Moisture-rich ingredients treat skin and hair follicles.
  • All-natural ingredients.
  • Blended with vitamin E essentials.

INGREDIENTS

(Organic Jojoba oil, Organic Moroccan Argan oil, Spinosa, Vitamin E oil)

SMOOTH VIKING BEARD OIL

There’s no need for putting up with a frustratingly dry beard, and with Smooth Viking Beard Oil for Men, you won’t have to. It’s smooth and takes care of what a comb or brush can’t. Moreover, it promotes growth and is said to help you achieve better beard length at a faster rate than other products.
What else can it do? Relieve itching, for starters. It acts quickly to eradicate those bothersome itches, which in turn does away with unsightly dandruff.

KEY POINTS

  • Softens beards.
  • Promotes beard growth.
  • Acts quickly on itching and dandruff.

INGREDIENTS

Shea butter, Mango butter, Beeswax, Avocado oil, Sweet almond oil, Argan oil, Castor oil, Pure essential oil

WISDOM BEARD OIL

A strong product from the folks at CanYouHandlebar, Wisdom Beard Oil gets tons of reviews on Amazon and comes away with a strong rating. While some beard oils may overpower you with their scent, Wisdom Beard Oil balances several types of oils and delivers a manly, woodsy scent that seems just right.
Moreover, the mix of oils provides an excellent moisturizer and will eliminate the kind of beard itch that keeps you awake at night. The addition of vitamin E helps spur new beard growth to keep your beard looking its best all the time.
It’s thinner than many beard oils and absorbs quickly into your skin and hair without leaving a greasy, oily finish. A few drops are all you’ll need to cover your entire beard unless it’s exceptionally dry.

KEY POINTS

  • Makes it easy to style your beard.
  • Thinner than most beard oils (absorbs quickly).
  • Replenishes natural beard oils.

INGREDIENTS

Olive oil, Grapeseed oil, Vitamin E, Apricot oil, Jojoba oil, Argan oil, Essential oils for fragrance

BEARDBRAND TEA TREE BEARD OIL

Crisp. Refreshing. Just a couple of ways to help describe Beardbrand Tea Tree Beard Oil and it’s intoxicating scent. Billed by the folks at Beardbrand as their most crisp and fresh-smelling blend, potential users are asked to imagine themselves living on a Swiss mountaintop and taking that first mouthful of brisk morning air.
Tea Tree Beard Oil is designed to both be lightweight and to keep your beard conditioned and shiny. It won’t weight down your beard or feel greasy, and what’s left behind instead is it’s refreshing, breath-of-crisp-air fragrance. It’s a scent that you can wear any day, all day.

KEY POINTS

  • It’s easy to use. Just apply some in the palm of your hand and smooth it over your beard.
  • Tames wild hairs while leaving your beard smooth and shiny.
  • Distinctive scent that’s not overpowering.

INGREDIENTS

Jojoba oil, Almond oil, Grapeseed oil, Castor oil, Naturally-derived fragrance, Vegetable-derived Glycerin, Grapefruit seed extract

LEVEN ROSE FRAGRANCE-FREE BEARD OIL & CONDITIONER

Leven Rose Fragrance-Free Beard Oil is considered the top-selling beard oil out there (it has been featured in GQ) and is great for beard newbies and seasoned pros alike. It’s simple to use and soaks in quickly to take care of dry, coarse and out-of-control beard hair.
Customers point to its anti-itch qualities among several attributes, while it comes in a big enough bottle to last you for months, even if you are applying it daily. Here’s the other thing; it only contains two ingredients. They clearly make the most of what they work with.

KEY POINTS

  • Eliminates itching and dandruff.
  • Great moisturizer.
  • Easy to use and long-lasting.

2. THE 4 BEST BEARD CONDITIONERS

Maybe it seems like an extra step in the process, but if you really want to get the most out of your beard, condition it. It defends against the dreaded “itch”, for one, because it helps your beard maintain the proper amount of hydration.
A beard conditioner is also a useful tool to have around when your precious becomes unruly. If you have patchy growth, uneven growth, or are just frustrated with the overall condition and appearance of your beard, then conditioner is the way to go. Here are the 4 best beard conditioners:

HONEST AMISH LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER

Located in a small town in Pennsylvania, the folks at Honest Amish make everything by hand and use only natural ingredients with no additives or chemicals. Their vegan formula – meaning the main components are made from oils and nut butters – is considered a facial butter, and they definitely keep unruly growth in check.
All of the Honest Amish products smell fresh, defend against dry skin, and help soften brittle hair. This conditioner is essential for keeping the skin under your beard in prime condition. (Best conditioner for short beards as well.)

KEY POINTS


  • All-natural ingredients.
  • Clean, fresh scent.

INGREDIENTS

(Organic Oils, Organic kinds of butter, Essential Oils, Botanical additives, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera)

CEDARWOOD BEARD OIL CONDITIONER FOR MEN BY BEAU BRUMMELL

If it has the name Beau Brummell associated with it, it must be in good taste.
The Cedarwood Beard Oil Conditioner is produced by Beau Brummell for Men – a company named after a refined 18th century England gentleman named after George Bryan Brummell, the man credited with inventing the modern men’s suit.
The Cedarwood Beard Oil Conditioner follows the Beau Brummell mission of improving men’s lives through better grooming. Rubbing a small amount of it on your beard makes your beard smoother, softer, and healthier.
This oil includes argan and jojoba oils, which are essential ingredients for proper beard care, as well as cedarwood essential oil that’s a natural antiseptic and provides a mild, woodsy aroma. A must for dry beards, Cedarwood Beard Oil Conditioner cleanses and moisturizes.

KEY POINTS

  • Softens and cleanses your beard hair while nourishing the skin below.
  • Woodsy scent that’s not overpowering.
  • Great for dry, itchy beards.

INGREDIENTS         

(Organic argan oil, organic jojoba oil, Cedarwood essential oil, organic bitter orange oil, Vitamin E oil)

THE GENTLEMEN’S BEARD OIL AND CONDITIONER SOFTENER

If you’re tired of unwanted scents, but still want a conditioner that deals with beard itch, beardruff, and keeps your beard looking even and neat, then The Gentlemen’s Beard Oil and Conditioner Softener is for you. It’s unscented, all-natural, and organic. There’s no fillers, fragrances, parabens, or additives.
It’s easy to use: just dampen your beard or apply dry, and a few drops will do (meaning your bottle will last a nice long time).

KEY POINTS

  • No fragrances.
  • All natural
  • Handles beard itch and beard flakes

INGREDIENTS

(Argan, Jojoba, Evening Primrose, Sunflower seed oil, Vitamin E)

CLUBMAN 2-IN-1 CONDITIONER

A combination facial and beard conditioner, the Clubman 2-in-1 Conditioner tames the unruliest of unruly beards while improving and maintaining the skin underneath. Matrixyl – a peptide – is added to increase collagen to aid in skin revitalization and repair.
This product will leave your beard soft, smooth and itch-free. It also has a refreshing scent with a hint of grapefruit.

KEY POINTS

  • Conditions and soothes.
  • Controls unruly beard hair.
  • Great for the skin.

INGREDIENTS

(Sunflower seed oil, Rosemary, Coconut oil, Nettle)

3. HOW TO CORRECTLY APPLY BEARD OIL

Now that you’ve chosen your go-to beard oil, it’s time to take it for a spin. And, really, there’s not a lot to applying beard oil – put a couple of drops of it in the palm of your hand, then use your fingers to gently rub it on and inside of your beard.
Make sure that you get it down deep, because beard oil is good for both your facial skin and hair.
How much should you apply? A couple of drops will usually do the trick, but you may need more depending on the length of your beard. If you are new to the game and your beard is shorter than half an inch, a couple of drops will work just fine.
The best time to apply beard oil is after you shower, or after splashing your face with warm water. This will open the pores, and damp hairs will better absorb the oil. But damp doesn’t mean wet. Towel dry your face and beard first. You’ve heard the saying: oil and water don’t mix.

4. INGREDIENTS AND BENEFITS OF USING BEARD OIL

Let’s take a closer look at what makes up your go-to beard and conditioner oils, as well as their benefits. It all comes down to carrier oils and essential oils.

CARRIER OILS

Carrier oils are so named because they carry an essential oil to the skin. They dilute essential oils so that they can be applied to the skin, and thus impart the essential oil’s scent and therapeutic qualities.
A carrier oil provides nourishment for your hair and skin while providing a medium to carry and dilute more volatile essential oils. They are generally cold-pressed vegetable oils derived from the fatty portions of a plant.

COMMON CARRIER OILS FOUND IN BEARD OIL

JOJOBA OIL

  • Jojoba Oilis extracted from the seeds of the jojoba plant (Simmondsia Chinensis), which is indigenous to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.
  • Jojoba Oil is structurally very similar to – and mimics – your natural body oils (sebum). Because of the way it closely matches your own natural oils, it is quickly absorbed by your face and beard. It’s the most common carrier oil found in beard oils.
  • Jojoba oil is loaded with vitamins and minerals, like B vitamins, vitamin E, vitamin D, and zinc – that are great for skin and hair.
Benefits: Jojoba oil is extremely safe to use and non-allergenic. It also won’t clog your pores. It can help fight acne, moisturizes, cleanses and conditions the skin, is anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal, helps aid hair growth, and even provides sunburn relief.

ARGAN OIL


Goats climbing an Argan tree.
  • Arganoil is native to Morocco and is produced from the kernels of the Argan  Not only is argan ideal for skin and hair, but Moroccans dip bread in it, or drizzle it on pasta and couscous.
  • Arganoil has become increasingly popular for cosmetic use, and the Moroccan government has said that it will significantly increase production by the year 2020.
  • It’s rich in antioxidants, including vitamin E, vitamin A, Omega-6 fatty acids, and linoleic acid.
Benefits: Soothes razor bumps and burns after shaving, is a great nighttime moisturizer, fights acne, relieves and conditions cracked lips, and makes hair easier to style while repairing split ends.

GRAPE SEED OIL

  • Grape seed oil is pressed from the seeds of grapes and is a by-product of the wine-making process. It has a higher concentration of linoleic acid than most carrier oils, and linoleic acid has anti-inflammatory, moisture-retentive, and acne-reductive properties.
  • It’s a commonly used cosmetic ingredient for controlling skin moisture.
  • Grape seed oil is considered “mellow” for the skin and is loaded with antioxidants.
Benefits: It’s moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, fights acne, and softens hair while fighting dandruff.

ALMOND OIL

  • Almonds, which come from a species of tree native to the Middle East and South Asia, are a rich source of oil.
  • Almond oilis produced by cold-pressing dried almonds.
  • Almond oil contains omega-9 fatty acid, linoleic acid, an omega-6 essential fatty acid, and is also a rich source of vitamin E.
Benefits: Moisturizes the skin, is anti-inflammatory, provides sun protection, prevents split ends, and softens and shines hair.

CASTOR OIL

  • Castor oil is obtained by pressing theseeds of the castor oil plant, which is native to East Africa.
  • It’s a pale yellow liquid that’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and has been used for centuries because of its therapeutic and medicinal benefits.
  • Castor oil is said to strengthen the immune system and has been used to treat major ailments and illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy, arthritis pain, and is used totreat hair loss.
Benefits: Stimulates hair growth, treats split ends, helps reduce acne, moisturizes, and helps treat infections.

COCONUT OIL

  • Coconut oil– also know as Copra oil – is extracted from the kernel or meat of matured coconuts harvested from the coconut palm tree.
  • Coconut oil is rich in iron and has small amounts of vitamin E and K.
Benefits: Coconut oil has many benefits when it comes to hair, including as a moisturizer, conditioner, as a treatment for dandruff, stimulating hair growth, while also treating and preventing lice.

VITAMIN E (OIL)

  • Vitamin E oil is produced directly through distillation from oils such as soy, corn, or canola.
  • It’s often overlooked because of newer products and ingredients, but vitamin E has actually been used in skin and hair care for many years.
Benefits: Vitamin E is both a nutrient and antioxidant that promotes collagen and elastin production, is used to treat sunburns, relieves chapped lips and cold sores, and stimulates hair growth while repairing split ends.

ESSENTIAL OILS

When you think of essential oils, think of the fragrance of the plant. Essential oils are what give plants their characteristic aroma, and are considered concentrated volatile compounds.
They can be distilled from aromatic botanical plants, roots, bark and leaves. They don’t provide the health benefits of carrier oil, but they give beard oil its aroma.
Essential oils are separated into three fragrance categories- top note, middle note, and base note – which is based on volatility and the time they are sensed after application.

COMMON ESSENTIAL OILS FOUND IN BEARD OIL

EUCALYPTUS

  • Considered a top note, eucalyptus has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also considered an astringent (tightens skin).

TEA TREE

  • A top-middle note, tea tree fights dandruff, relieves itch, and also fights acne. It’s considered an immuno-stimulant.

PINEWOOD

  • Pinewood’s benefits include stimulating blood flow, while it’s also an immunostimulant. Considered a middle note.

FIR NEEDLE

  • Fir needle is useful as an astringent and immuno-stimulant. Considered a middle note.

CEDARWOOD

  • A base note, cedarwood relieves itching, fights acne, helps ease respiratory conditions, is anti-infectious and an astringent, and is even effective as an insect repellent.

SANDALWOOD

  • Sandalwood relieves itching and is an anti-inflammatory as well as an astringent. It’s considered a base note.

 5. BEARD BALM & BEARD WAX (EXPLAINED)

Beard oil, beard conditioner, beard wax (a.k.a. mustache wax) – it can all get kind of confusing. They’re similar but different products, all with the same goal of making your facial hair look incredible.
But let’s take a quick look at beard balm and beard wax to help alleviate some of that confusion, all while helping you keep your beard looking its best, of course.

BEARD BALM

To put it simply, beard balm is a leave-in conditioner. It moisturizes, conditions, softens and helps you style your beard. The majority of beard balms contain shea butter (for softening and moisturizing), sweet almond oil (for conditioning and growth), and a sealant such as beeswax (to retain moisture).
The big difference between beard balm and beard oil is that balm is thicker and can be used as a styling agent. Some say balm is better during the early stages of beard growth when it’s more scruff than the real thing.
If you’re up for trying some balm, consider something like the Seven Potions Beard Balm . It does everything you’d expect from a good balm – conditions your beard while leaving it softer, stops beard itch, reduces split ends, helps in the fight against beardruff, etc. A  bonus, however, is that it smells fantastic.

BEARD/MUSTACHE WAX

Beard wax is basically the facial hair equivalent of hair spray. It’s used to sculpt and hold your beard and mustache in place, and usually contain beeswax, coconut oil, or shea butter.
Think of that guy with the great handlebar mustache that no one can keep their eyes off of; that’s being held in place by mustache wax. And it’s nothing new because the use of wax on facial hair dates to the Victorian era and beyond.
An excellent example of a quality beard/mustache wax is The Bearded Goon’s Ridiculously Strong Beard and Handlebar Mustache Wax  — another product that’s been around a couple of centuries. Its ingredients include beeswax and coconut oil.
A couple of general rules about wax. First, a lot of men categorize them as being soft, medium or firm. Soft wax is typically used in shorter mustaches to help control stray hairs while also providing a subtle sheen.
Medium and firm waxes work well in longer growth and are used for control and styling.
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Best Rotary Shaver For Men in 2019


A good rotary shaver can make a big difference in any man’s life. Just remember that there are tons of rotary shavers out there and not all of them are going to be worth the time or money. With that being said, you really have to do a lot of research to ensure that you’re going to get your money’s worth.
Once you’ve managed to find the best rotary shaver, you’ll be able to get a close, comfortable shave in a matter of minutes. So, what do you need to consider when attempting to buy a good rotary shaver? You’ll find out in the comprehensive buying guide below.
Difference Between Rotary And Foil
You need to know that there are some differences between rotary and foil shavers. Both are capable of delivering big results. However, you need to understand that the usage of the two is going to vary significantly. And, if you do not use the shaver in the right manner, you’re going to experience big problems.
Using it in the wrong way will cause serious pain and suffering. So, what is the difference? Well, foil shavers will operate in a linear motion. This means that you have to move them forward and backward.
With a rotary shaver, the shaver will operate in a circular manner. You’ll need to move the shaver around in a circular motion.
This will decrease the likelihood that the shaver is going to pull and tug on your hair. It will also decrease the risk of in-grown hairs, itching, soreness, and skin irritation.
Perks Of Rotary Trimmers
You’re probably wondering why you want to choose a rotary shaver over a foil shaver. The truth of the matter is that both have certain perks. First and foremost, you should know that rotary trimmers often offer a better battery life than the alternatives.
They’re also usually more lightweight and compact. While it depends on the specific model in question, you can almost always save yourself some money by choosing a rotary trimmer.
It is impossible to lose weight either type. Just familiarize yourself with the pros and cons of each and go from there. As long as you do that, there is a good chance that you’re going to be satisfied with your investment.
Buying Guide For Rotary Shavers
Now, it is time to learn how to buy a rotary shaver. There are plenty of options out there and you’ll need to weed through the bad ones to find a good one. Many people believe that price is the most important factor, but this isn’t always the case. Below, you’re going to discover other factors that also need to be taken into consideration.
Price
As mentioned above, price is often the first thing that consumers think about. It is definitely important, but you should not allow the price to steer you in the wrong direction. Buying a much more expensive razor doesn’t mean that you’re going to get the best deal.
In fact, you might be better off with a less expensive model. Always take price into consideration, but never allow it to cloud your judgment one way or another.
Self-Sharpening Blades
If you really want to get the most out of your money, you’ll definitely want to buy a razor with self-sharpening blades. This might increase the price a bit, but it is going to make a huge difference in the long run. Self-sharpening blades are just that.
They’re going to sharpen themselves when the razor is in use. This means that the blades will last much longer and you won’t be spending so much on replacements. To get the very best deal, you’ll definitely want to buy a shaver with self-sharpening blades.
Ergonomics
It is also vital to make sure that you’re going to be able to use the razor comfortably. Some will be more comfortable to use than others. If the razor is not ergonomically designed, you can guarantee that it is going to be a pain in the butt to use.
With this in mind, you should always opt for an ergonomic shaver. This will make it much more comfortable to use. Otherwise, you might find yourself throwing away your razor and switching it out for a new one.
Motor Strength
You never want your razor to pull and tug on your facial hair. This is something that is going to turn your life upside down. This is why you need to pay close attention to the motor strength. If the motor is weak, you might as well go ahead and pull on your own hair.
With a stronger motor, you won’t have to worry about it so much. The motor will be able to cut through the hair quickly and easily. In return, that will increase the likelihood that you’re able to get a comfortable shave without any skin irritation.
Corded Or Cordless
There are plenty of rotary shavers out there. Some of them can be used with the power cord. Others are cordless. Then, there are models that are corded and cordless. The truth of the matter is that there are perks associated with both.
If you want the maximum amount of freedom, you will definitely want to buy a razor that can be used with or without the cord. This will ensure that you’re able to use your razor pretty much anywhere. And, it’ll help you avoid needing to stop in the middle of a shave to recharge completely.
Battery Life
If you’re going to be buying a shaver that is cordless, you’ll definitely need to put a lot of emphasis on the battery. After all, the battery is what is powering the shaver. What is going to happen if you’ve only got a few minutes of battery life?
You’ll need to wait for the battery to charge and that could cause you to be late for work. You need the longest battery life that you can possibly get. At the same time, you’ll want to pay close attention to the battery’s charging time. How long does it take to fully charge the battery?
A quicker charge time is always ideal.
Outer Shell
You need to make sure that your shaver is going to withstand the test of time. This is why you need to look at the outer shell. Some razors are going to break when they hit the ground.
You want to avoid these models. You need a shaver that can take a lot of abuse and continue working. Be sure that the shell is very tough. Otherwise, you’ll be forced to replace your razor much quicker than you might want to.
Stays Cool
You should also know that some razors are going to get hot to the touch. If that is the case, there is a possibility that they’re going to burn your skin and that is not fun.
When attempting to find a good one, you need to go to great lengths to ensure that your razor is going to remain cool to the touch at all times. This will help you avoid burning your skin and getting frustrated.
Waterproof
It is absolutely pertinent to spend some time looking for a waterproof shaver. No, you’re not going to be swimming with the shaver. Nevertheless, a waterproof model can make a big difference.
First and foremost, a waterproof shaver can be used in the shower. This will allow you to warm up your skin and decrease the risk of skin irritation.
At the same time, a waterproof shaver means that you’ll be able to run the razor underneath the faucet. That will make cleaning it up much easier.
Pop-Up Trimmer
A feature included on most rotary shavers is a pop-up trimmer. This feature plays a key role in helping men keep their moustache and sideburns trimmed neatly. If the shaver does not come with this feature, it is highly likely that you will have to make a separate investment.
Fortunately, this is hardly the case, but it is still a possibility. So, to get the most out of your shaver, it is crucial to make sure that it has a pop-up trimmer.
Long Life Shaving Head
A head is one of the most important components of a rotary shaver. This feature is responsible for drawing the hair inward, so the blades can easily cut them away.
The shaving head must be replaced frequently to ensure the highest performance at all times. And, it can cost anywhere from $20 to $40 or more, depending on the brand of the rotary shaver. Fortunately, some models have a shaving head that offers a 12-month lifespan, which make them more cost-efficient.
Wet And Dry Shaving Capabilities
If you like to switch up your shaves, alternating from dry on workdays and wet shaves on the weekends, you will need a shaver that offers both capabilities.
Fortunately, most models are designed to offer both wet and dry shave. This basically means that they can be utilized with or without shaving gels and in the shower.
Superior Comfort
Comfort and full control will play a big role in how well you shave. Along with the ergonomic handle, it is crucial that the shaver weigh 10 ounces or less to ensure the most control and comfort.
Be sure to check out the rotary shaver’s weight, before making a purchase, because if it is too heavy it will not deliver comfort or easy handling.
Thorough Cleaning
Cleaning a shaver is not a task that men enjoy. In fact, most men detest it and will put it off as long as possible. If you detest cleaning your shaver, you should consider only brands that are fully washable.
This design allows for the shaver head and blades to cleaned with running tap water. The water will wash away the trapped hairs, resulting in a quicker and more thorough cleaning.
Quick Charge
If you often forget to charge your shaver, it is highly likely that you have experienced a dead battery at some point. This can be extremely frustrating, plus some shavers are not designed to operate when charging.
Fortunately, there are some models that feature a quick charge, allowing the battery to charge enough for a three-minute shave. This will provide you with enough power to complete your grooming and give the battery enough time to fully charge later on.
Run Time
Another factor to consider is the run time. Again, if you want to spend more time shaving and less time charging, you will need to invest in a model with a high-quality lithium ion.
This particular battery will provide up to 60 minutes of shaving time. However, it is crucial to note that the shaving time will vary from one brand to another.
Shaving System
A high-quality rotary shaver should be capable of shaving both short stubble and long hair. If it cannot do this, then it will be rendered totally useless.
Not every man takes the time to shave their beard and moustache hair when it is a short stubble. In fact, the time between each shave will vary from one day to the next. So, make sure the shaver is capable of cutting all hair lengths.
Included Accessories
In many cases, you’re not just getting a shaver. The manufacturer will usually provide you with a handful of accessories and this is very important.
It is always best to get everything you need in a convenient bundle. Be sure that the package includes a cleaning brush, lubricating oil, manual, and a cleaning station.
By getting everything from the get go, you won’t have to worry about buying things in the future. That can save you a little bit of money!
Research The Manufacturer
There are many companies that make rotary shavers. Some of these companies are great, but others aren’t worth your money.
This is another thing that you need to consider when trying to buy a good razor. If you choose the wrong manufacturer, there is a good chance that you’re going to get burned. Something might go wrong with the unit and you might not be able to get it replaced.
You need dependable customer service and this is why you must pay a lot of attention to the company behind the product. Do that and you’ll be able to increase the likelihood that your investment will be worth it.
Warranty
Last, but certainly not least, you should put a significant amount of emphasis on the warranty of the razor. This could really make or break it in the long run. After all, there are plenty of things that could potentially go wrong with your razor.
The battery could die or the motor may malfunction. There are tons of moving components and you just never know what might happen.
This is why you’ll want to get the longest warranty you can find. Do that and you’ll be able to avoid paying for another razor in the near future.
Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 8900
There are many amazing rotary shavers out there. Still, it is true that some are going to outperform the competition. This is where the Philips Norelco 8900 enters the picture.
This is without a doubt one of the very best shavers out there and it helps to justify why Philips is a leader in the industry. This shaver offers a great deal of perks. For instance, it is going to deliver perfection in pretty much every single pass.
There are multiple shaving heads and they move in 8 directions. This allows the razor to cut up to 20% more hair. More about this shaver’s features can be found below.
Wet And Dry
There are times when you want to shave in the shower. That is why the Philips Norelco 8900 is a winner. It can be used for wet and dry shaving.
You can guarantee that this razor is always going to accommodate your needs. If you’re in a hurry, you can always shave while you shower. It also works great outside of the shower.
Clean System
You’ll also be happy to know that this razor comes with a smart clean system. The innovative system helps to keep the razor in good shape at all times.
For instance, the charging station actually cleans, lubricates and dries the razor simultaneously. It is also going to charge the shaver. If you want maximum convenience, this shaver can definitely deliver what you’re after.
Overall Assessment
The Philips Norelco 8900 Electric Shaver is amazing, but not perfect. It just needs better blades. Other than that, it will prove to be well worth the higher price tag.
Best Rotary Shaver For Men (2018) Reviewed
PHILIPS NORELCO 6948XL/41 SHAVER 2100
Some rotary shavers are too expensive and that puts them out of reach for many. Wouldn’t you like a good razor that isn’t going to cost you an arm and a leg?
If so, you’ll love what the Philips Norelco 6948XL/41 Shaver has to offer. It might be inexpensive, but it is going to prove to be a great bargain in the long run.
It offers an abundance of amazing features and it’ll deliver a pretty impressive performance. It isn’t perfect, but it is still pretty dang close. This razor’s most notable features will be explored in more depth below.
Pop-Up Trimmer
A lot of shavers come with a pop-up trimmer. However, a lot of them are separate from the actual shaver. This is where the 6948XL/41 is different.
The 2100 Shaver comes with an integrated pop-up trimmer. That ensures that you’re never going to lose the trimmer. It will remain attached to the shaver at all times.
Cordless And Corded
There are perks of cordless and corded shavers. This is why a lot of people have a tough time choosing between the two.
Thankfully, there are some razors that can be used with or without the cord. This is where the Philips Norelco Shaver 2100 enters the picture. It can be used with or without the cord. When it is used cordlessly, you’ll receive 35 minutes of battery life.
Overall Assessment
The Philips Norelco 6948XL/41 is worth the low price. Still, it has several issues. If the battery was better, it would be a greater investment.
PHILIPS NORELCO SHAVER 4500
Many men are interested in saving themselves a little bit of money. If you’re one of those men, you’ll definitely want to check out the Philips Norelco Shaver 4500. The shaver might be inexpensive, but it can still deliver a lot for the money. This convenient little shaver is equipped with a pop-up trimmer.
The trimmer is a good choice for men who want to shave their moustache or sideburns. It’ll ensure that you’re able to get precision results every single time
Aquatec Technology
Some men are plagued with sensitive skin. If you fit into this category, you’ll know how frustrating it can be to shave. Your razor is going to tear your skin up and make it irritated. This is something that you’ll want to avoid. The Philips Norelco 4500 is designed to negate this issue.
Thank to this technology, you’ll be able to use the razor with gel or foam. That will provide your skin with a little extra protection. The shaver can also be used for dry shaves when you’re in a hurry.
Dual Precision Shaving System
It is also great that this shaver is equipped with the Dual Precision shaving system. This unique system helps to ensure that the razor will be able to effectively cut short and long hair.
The heads create minimal friction to help protect the skin even further. Again, this helps make this razor an excellent choice for men who suffer from sensitive skin.
Overall Assessment
The Philips Norelco 4500 Shaver is a great investment for the low price. Just remember that you might not get a very close shave. Otherwise, it is great.
PHILIPS NORELCO SHAVER 6400
Philips makes some pretty amazing rotary shavers. Just remember that the price can range significantly. If you’re looking for something in the middle of the field, you’ll definitely want to check out the Philips Norelco 6400.
This one offers many features that will help ensure you get a comfortable, close and convenient shave each time you use it.
The razor features a beard styler, so you can finish everything up perfectly. The blades are pretty great and they’ll definitely glide along those contours without any issues whatsoever.
Gyroflex 2D
Some razors are pretty rough on the skin. This is definitely the case when they’re trying to navigate along your face’s contours. You can eliminate this problem with the Gyroflex 2D system.
This system is designed to ensure that the razor will be able to glide across your contours seamlessly. It’ll reduce the pressure and irritation so you won’t have to worry about bumps or pain.
Wet And Dry Comfortably
Some shavers are only suitable for wet use, whiles others are better for the alternatives. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a razor that was great for both?
That is exactly what you’re going to get with the Philips Norelco 6400. This one can deliver a comfortable shave when it is used wet and dry. That is exactly what you’re after!
Overall Assessment
The Philips Norelco Shaver 6400 is great for the low price. Just remember that it may leave some stubble behind. You may need to swipe over it again. It is efficient otherwise.
PHILIPS NORELCO SHAVER 6400
If you’re a fan of Philips Norelco, you’ll definitely love the company’s 6400 shaver. There is a great deal to like about this shaver and you can guarantee that it is going to deliver a great performance almost every single time you use it. The razor features the GyroFlex 2D contouring technology to ensure that your skin will remain comfortable at all times.
It also features Dual Precision shaving heads. These heads are capable of shaving long and short hairs easily. The razor is backed by a 2-year warranty to ensure you’re going to be protected for as long as possible.
Skin Glide
Some razors cannot provide you with a clean cut. If you want to make sure that you can cut down to the skin, you’ll want to reap the rewards of buying the Philips Norelco Shaver 6400.
This one features the Skin Glide technology. This means that it’ll slide over the skin smoothly and allow the blades to cut closer. Despite the close shave, you won’t have to worry about your skin being nicked or cut.
Cordless Freedom
You’ll also love this razor’s cordless operation. The cord is great, but it is going to restrict your options. Whether you want to shave in front of the mirror or outside in the sun, you can.
With the cordless operation, you’ll have no limitations whatsoever. The battery can provide a maximum of 40 minutes of shaving time. That will definitely be sufficient for a lot of people.
Overall Assessment
The beard trimmer included with this razor is separate. This means you could lose it at some point. Otherwise, the razor itself is definitely worth the investment.
PHILIPS NORELCO ELECTRIC SHAVER 2100
Some men are only interested in saving money. If you’re among this group, you’ll want to spend a few minutes checking out the Philips Norelco Electric Shaver 2100 S1560/81.
The shaver is very inexpensive. In fact, this is really one of the cheapest shavers available from Philips Norelco. Don’t be fooled by the price though.
It might be cheap, but it is still going to deliver a lot of bang for your buck. When compared to other similar shavers, it is said that this one will deliver the closest shave. Plus, it offers many more perks.
Blades
Replacing shaver blades can be very expensive. This is why you’ll want to avoid it whenever possible. Thankfully, the Philips Norelco 2100 is equipped with self-sharpening blades.
This means that the blades are going to sharpen themselves when they’re in use. This will definitely increase the overall lifespan of the blades and help you save a little bit of cash!
Trimmer And Washable
This shaver features a convenient pop-up trimmer. When you want to get the fine details correct, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of the trimmer.
At the same time, this shaver is fully washable. That is definitely going to make your life easier in the long run. This combination makes the 2100 Shaver one of the most convenient and versatile out there.
Overall Assessment
This rotary shaver is a great bargain, but it does have some flaws. Be sure to learn about these flaws before making the investment. Otherwise, you might be disappointed.
Summary
Rotary shavers can be immensely beneficial, but they’re not all equal. Make sure that you do your research. Otherwise, you’re going to be disappointed. Start with one of the aforementioned shavers and you’ll likely be satisfied with your investment.
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Basic Hair Grooming Tips in 2019


You do not need to be a professional hair groomer to achieve the perfect shave and baby smooth skin. In fact, all that is needed to achieve this is a great set of grooming tools, patience and time.
To help in your effort to improving your hair grooming skills, a list of tips are provided below. These tips will not only ensure the perfect haircut, but also a higher level of confidence and self-assurance.
GROOMING TIPS COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE
#1 FIRST STEP – INVEST IN A HIGH-QUALITY GROOMING KIT

Whether you are a perfectionist or just a man that likes to look all the time, you will need to own a grooming kit. While there is a broad array of grooming kits on the market, some brands just cannot cut it.
There are several factors to take into consideration, when investing in a new grooming kit. These factors include self-sharpening blades, warranty, ergonomics, operational efficiency, affordability, durability and easy maintenance.
Your grooming kit should include a hair clipper, beard trimmer, nose trimmer, cape, scissors, oil, cleaning tool and storage pouch. You will have the option of investing in electric and battery-powdered models.
Both of these a great models, but the battery-powered shaver will offer much more convenience and flexibility.
Know The Right Grooming Products
If you have been in the hair and grooming aisle lately you probably know that men now just have as many options as women. Needless to say, this only makes your quest to find the right products more confusing and difficult than ever before.
While there is no universal solution for every man out there, finding and sticking with the right ones can work wonders for you and you appearance.
If you like the messy hairstyles and have thicker hair you might want to stick to waxes and pomades. However, if you have thinner hair you probably want to stick with the lighter products and sprays that will provide your hair with sticking and staying power.
#2 ALWAYS TRIM YOUR NOSE HAIRS
Many men fail to realize that their nose hairs can have a negative affect on their appearance. The first thing most people notice when they look at you is your face. So, if hairs are hanging out of your nose, others will immediately notice it.
It is a fact that out-of-control nose hairs will always be the focus point of your face.
Contrary to belief, it is extremely easy to trim the nose hairs. All you need is a high-quality nose hair clipper, which will average around $10.
Just by keeping your nose hair trimmed, people will be able to focus on your good points when they meet you for the first or one hundredth time.
#3 ALWAYS TRIM YOUR EAR HAIRS

Have you ever seen someone with hairy ear lobes? If so, you probably thought the sight was very unappealing. Well, that is because hair ear lobes are very unappealing.
You could spend hours perfecting your hair, moustache, sideburns and beard, but leave your ears untouched you will do your appearance no justice. A standard electric shaver can be utilized to trim the ear hairs.
If you have difficulty reaching them, do not be afraid to ask for assistance. Your partner or a family member will gladly assist you with this very simple task.
#4 ALWAYS TRIM YOUR

It goes without saying that bushy eyebrows are very distracting. If you do not want to become known as the bushman, you will need to keep your eyebrows trimmed.
This is a simple process that only requires an electric shaver or trimmer, which average around $15 to $40 for name brand.
If you have difficulty getting your eyebrows even, you can always have them professionally cleaned. During your visits to the salon or barbershop, you can watch the groomer do his/her best work.
If you ask nicely, they may even be willing to provide you with a few tips.
Once your eyebrows are trimmed for the week, you should continue daily grooming. This is a simple process that only requires an eyebrow comb. Brush upwards and over to the side at least once a day.
#5 ALWAYS SHAVE YOUR NECK
You could spend $100 on a haircut and still not achieve the perfect look if your neck hair is left untouched. Believe it or not, a hair neck is extremely unappealing.
Some people may see your hair neck and think that you forgot to groom before you exited your home. A high-quality electric trimmer or shaver can be utilized to remove all of the hair off of your neck.
Most men do not shave the back of their neck unless they get a haircut. While this works sometimes, men who have fast-growing hair will need to touch up their neck more often.
Just make it a habit to shave the back of your neck, when you trim your beard or shave your face.
#6 ALWAYS TRIM YOUR BEARD
 An unkempt beard is just a disaster waiting to happen. Not only will the hair get into your food, but also it will give the impression that you do not care about your appearance.
Regardless of your normal beard style, you will need to maintain it. To ensure the perfectly groomed beard, you will need a high-quality electric beard trimmer. These grooming tools average around $20 for name brand, which is doable for most men.
When trimming your beard, be sure to focus on the hair along your jawline. It is highly recommended to remove all of the hair in this area. However, if you do feel the need to keep it, be sure to keep it trimmed and neat.
Become A Regular Face At Your Barbers
Do you want to be one of those men that don’t cut his hair until he notices that it needs cuts? Well, if you notice that your hair needs cut there is a good chance that others does as well.
This is not only lazy, but it makes you look unkempt and unprofessional. You want to be a proactive person and find a regular barber that you can trust with your life.
When you find this individual stick with them and get to know them on a one-on-one level. Even if you find yourself here one to two times a week, the process really doesn’t cost that much and it only takes about 15 minutes to get a good trim and shave.
Whatever the situation is, this will not only make you look better, but it will make you feel better about yourself as well.
Choose Your Scent Wisely
Have you ever been around one of those men who wear aftershave that stops you right in your tracks? There is usually one or two in every workplace and you do not want to be this guy.
Aftershave is not supposed to have this kind of effect. It should only produce a subtle scent that enhances your overall smell.
Instead of just splashing on bottle after bottle in the morning, you should focus on find that one special scent that you really like.
There is also nothing wrong with having access to two or three different scent, just don’t apply them all at the same time. A lot of men prefer woody and spicy herb smells in the winter and citrusy scent in the summer.
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How Long Does It Take To Grow A Beard


As a man, you probably have the urge to grow a beard at some point or another. A beard can greatly enhance your appearance and you can also use it to make a fashion statement.
Just remember that some people have a tougher time growing a beard than others. For some people, it won’t take very long to grow a beard.
Others will need to wait much longer. So, how long does it take to grow a beard and what can change the duration? You’ll find the answers in the comprehensive guide below.
How Long?
When it comes down to it, there are numerous factors at play so there is no definite answer. At the same time, you need to find out what you believe is a beard.
Some people just want a small beard, but others may want a beard that is up to 3 or 4 feet long. Depending on these factors, it could take anywhere from two months to six years to grow a beard. The thickness, length and genetics will all play a role in determining how fast your beard will grow.
What Causes Facial Hair To Grow?
Now, it is time to gain a better understanding of what factors will play a role in how fast facial hair grows. The truth of the matter is that there are many things at play. Which factors are the most important? You’ll find out below.
Hereditary Genes
First and foremost, you should know that hereditary genes can help determine how quick your facial hair grows. If your father kept a big beard, there is a pretty good chance that you’ll be able to do the same.
Boys tend to begin growing facial hair when they reach puberty. If you’re able to grow a huge beard very quickly, you should thank your mother and father.
Testosterone
While you’re at it, you should also know that testosterone can play a role in determining how fast your facial hair grows. Men can experience faster growth of facial hair when the levels of testosterone in their body increases.
If a man has low testosterone, they’ll have a far more difficult time trying to grow their facial hair. With this in mind, you may be able to get testosterone injections to fix this problem.
Ethnics
You should also know that your ethnicity can also impact the growth of your facial hair. Those from the United States will be much more likely to grow facial hair. However, many Asians, Native Americans and Latin Americans have a tough time doing so.
It is possible for pretty much everyone to grow facial hair. Nevertheless, it might be tougher for some people than others.
Growing A Beard Quicker
There is a good chance that you want your beard to grow significantly quicker. The good news is that you can do just that. There are some things that you can do to speed up your beard’s growth.
So, what can you do to make your beard grow quicker? You’ll find out below.
Clean And Moist
First and foremost, you should do everything humanly possible to keep your face clean of oil, dirt and dead skin. After all, these things are only going to get in the way. They’ll create a barrier and make it much more difficult for the hair to break through.
If you’re able to keep your face clean, you’ll be able to make sure that your beard is able to grow much quicker. All you need to do is wash your face with warm water and a facial cleanser more frequently. You should also take steps to wash your face whenever it feels dirty.
Using an exfoliating cleanser at least once or twice a week is recommended. This will remove the dead skin cells. Also, be sure to moisturize your face after a good wash.
This will ensure that your skin remains hydrated. This will also stop dirt and dead cells from clogging the follicles and preventing hair growth.
Don’t Shaver
It is often believed that shaving more often can actually make your hair grow faster. You should know that this is nothing more than a myth. Shaving your facial hair more frequently isn’t going to do any good.
Instead, this will just make it more difficult for you to grow hair. Hair growth will increase right after a shave. However, the growth rate will slow immensely a short time later.
You also need to understand that facial hair can become unkempt when it grows out initially. Therefore, you may need to avoid formal social events for the time being.
Massages
It may also be possible to keep up the hair growth by using a massage. This might seem a little strange, but it can work. All you need to do is gently and lightly massage your face.
This will encourage the hair follicles to grow quicker and thicker. Try rubbing your face in small circular months at least twice a day. Each massage session should last ten to fifteen minutes. Do this and your beard will grow before you know it!
Eliminate Stress
Pretty much everyone in the world is going to deal with stress. The unfortunate truth is that stress is very detrimental to your health. At the same time, stress is going to make it very tough to grow a beard. With this in mind, you really need to take steps to reduce your stress levels.
There are plenty of ways to alleviate stress. First and foremost, you should take up a hobby. Exercising, hiking or just going for a walk will do the trick. Meditation and yoga are other good options. Get rid of your stress and your beard will grow so much quicker.
Get More Sleep
Very few people get a sufficient amount of sleep each and every night. This is something that you need to be cautious about. A lack of sleep can hurt you and your body in numerous ways.
It’ll make you feel lethargy and lazy. It’ll also cause your immune system’s performance to dip. More importantly, a lack of sleep is going to make your beard grow much slower.
If you’re getting six hours of sleep or less each night, you’re going to have a tough time growing your beard. To maximize your results, you should get eight or more hours of sleep each and every night.
Exercise
Finally, you should think about taking up an exercise routine. This is good for you for a handful of reasons. First and foremost, exercise is going to make you healthier and it’ll help you lose weight.
At the same time, exercising is going to improve your blood circulation. This will ensure that your facial area is able to gain the nutrients that is needs.
In return, this will allow your beard to grow at lightning speeds. A brisk walk should be enough to do the trick!
Overall
At the end of the day, there is no universal answer to this question. Everyone is different. The good news is that you can take steps to speed up your beard’s growth.
Getting more sleep, washing more often and eliminating stress is highly recommended. Take these steps and your beard will grow significantly quicker and somewhat thicker too.
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Shaving Cream vs Soap in 2019


When it comes to using a product for shaving, some people prefer shaving cream while other prefer using soap. Then, there are people which never use either of these products, and prefer a completely different strategy for shaving. Of course, many people who use a product to assist with shaving simply do not understand how certain people can avoid using either shaving cream or soap. Regardless, this page will break down the various differences and similarities this product has, and which one may be the better product to use while shaving.
Why We May Argue Over Which is Better
The controversy over using shaving cream vs soap goes back a long way. At the end of the day, the goal is to use a product which softens up the hairs and simultaneously protects your skin from problems like razor burn or redness. In all reality, the right types of shaving cream and soap can both meet your needs.
  • Both can prepare your hair for shaving.
  • Both can be safely used on your face.
  • Both can be successfully used for shaving.
It’s important to understand before we break down the various differences of shaving cream vs soap that the right type of both of these products can be effective. Although there are people on both sides of the argument asserting that a certain product is better, what matters the most is whether or not the product produces the results you want.
Shaving Cream vs Soap: Similarities
Anybody who is still on the fence between whether or not they should use shaving cream or soap should inform themselves of the various similarities and differences that these products have. Accordingly, let’s go ahead and highlight the various similarities between these products to help you decide which type of product is best for your needs.
Both Can Be Used for Shaving
If we haven’t made this clear yet, let’s go ahead and do it. If you choose the right brand and product, either soap or shaving cream can help you to get a close shave without any negative side symptoms afterward like razor burn, redness, and so on. Although both can be successfully used, there are still other factors to account for like the ingredients in the soap, the effectiveness of the product, and so on. In all reality, though, both shaving cream and soap can be used for a successful shave.
Both Can Soften Hair, Have Fragrances & Kill Bacteria
When it comes to what shaving cream and soap can do when applied to the face, these are some of the most relevant similarities to be aware of. Both of these products can be used to soften the hair on your face before cutting it and will leave a nice fragrance after use. Finally, both soap and shaving cream can be used as an antibiotic on the surface of your skin if you get the right product.
Both Are Very Affordable
Perhaps the most important similarity that we notice when we compare shaving cream vs soap is that they are both very affordable product which can be purchased by just about anyone. Accordingly, anybody who is mostly concerned about the differences between these products in terms of affordability should understand that both are very affordable. However, soap tends to be slightly more affordable than shaving cream.
Shaving Cream vs Soap: Differences
As we can see, there are various relevant similarities that come up as we compare shaving cream vs soap. However, there are also some differences that you should be aware of. Especially if you intend to make a decision as to which product you will use for the long-term. Accordingly, it’s important that you understand the major differences between both of these products. Specifically, in terms of shaving and which one helps produce the best results.
How They Are Commonly Used
Soap is one of the most versatile products on the market. It can be used for all sorts of cleaning and washing related fields, and is also an effective product to use on the human body for staying clean. Shaving cream, on the other hand, is most commonly used by people for the sole purpose of shaving. One of the most major differences between these two products, then, is the perception of how they should be used. Since they are commonly used for different purposes, it is easy to understand why there is controversy over using soap for shaving in the first place.
The Included Ingredients
Soap doesn’t always come with ingredients which are put in for the purpose of moisturizing your face. After all, many people who suffer from occasional acne breakout will avoid shaving soaps which include some sort of oil which can clog your pores. However, the main difference between shaving soap and soap which you shouldn’t use for shaving is whether or not it will moisturize your hair and skin. Shaving cream will almost always contain a moisturizer since it helps make your hairs soft enough to be easily cut.
Other Potential Uses
Odds are high that anybody who purchases shaving soap will use the soap for much more than just shaving. In all reality, then, shaving soap is the more versatile product since you can use it for various sanitary purposes which don’t involve shaving. Shaving cream, on the other hand, will likely sit in your bathroom and only be used when it comes time to shave. If you want a more versatile product, you might then choose shaving soap over shaving cream.
Why You Can Use Both of These Products for Shaving
As we have mentioned, both of these products can be used successfully by those who wish to shave without negative problems occurring afterward like razor burn and bumps. Although there are many different people on both sides of the equation asserting that you should only use one of these products for shaving purposes, here are three reasons why you can use both shaving cream or soap to shave successfully.
Capable of Softening the Hair & Skin
When you try using shaving soap products specifically designed to help you shave, you will notice that they are just as capable of preparing your hair and skin to be shaved. When you find a product that makes the hair on your face easy to cut, and helps you smoothly move the blade across your skin without slipping, you know that you found a really effective shaving product which perfectly suits your needs.
Great with the Right Ingredients
Just like there are various shaving cream products which contain ingredients (like alcohol) which can hurt the skin, there are many different shaving soaps that you can find that can negatively impact your shaving experience. Accordingly, it’s important that you look at the ingredient label, regardless of whether it is shaving cream or soap, and ensure that it contains a moisturizer which can prevent razor burn. If both of these things are accounted for, it probably doesn’t matter which product you choose to use.
Protects Yourself from Razor Burn
Anybody who chooses a high-quality shaving soap or shaving cream will not have problems with razor burn. Of course, this is one of the most nightmarish things to deal with in the first place after you finish shaving. Accordingly, it is important to find a product which will keep your skin’s natural look after each shave. With the right product and ingredients, either shaving cream or soap can be used successfully to protect yourself from razor burn.
Shaving Cream vs Soap: Major Points & Summary
As we have demonstrated, there are many reasons why you should consider using both shaving cream or soap for your shaving needs. Since both of these products can be used to produce the precise results that you desire, finding the right shaving product with the best active ingredients and results should be your top concern. You might choose to use shaving soap or shaving cream, but at the end of the day, they both are great products to consider using for a beautiful smooth shave.
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7 Best Hairsprays for Men That Give The Best Hold and Volume


It used to be that no self-regarding man would be discovered utilizing hairspray. In any event not openly, that is. In any case, times change. While hairspray is, generally, directed for ladies, numerous men presently use it as a valuable styling device.
We’ll additionally take a gander at the likenesses and contrasts of various hairsprays for men and give a concise instructional exercise on the best way to apply hairspray the correct way.
Along these lines, shower away men. Your hair will be the better for it.
BEFORE YOU BUY: 7 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PURCHASING HAIRSPRAY
Picking the privilege hairspray is the equivalent for picking most items, i.e., research should you do as much as possible. Realizing what to look into is the greater part the fight, be that as it may, so consider the accompanying components when purchasing hairspray:
  1. YOUR TYPE OF HAIR
A standout amongst the most vital factors in picking hairspray is your sort of hair. While hairspray, as a rule, works best for men with thicker, wavier hair, you’ll have an assortment of splashes from which to pick, regardless of whether you have thick, thin, or wavy hair. Peruse the name cautiously on the grounds that it frequently says what kind of hair for which it’s proposed.
  1. Quality OF HOLD
A shower’s “hold” alludes to how compelling it is for keeping your hair in one place. That is of specific significance when Mother Nature turns dreadful. Hold is a key moving purpose of hairspray, yet you may possibly require a moderate to light hold on the off chance that you need your hair’s waves to move normally.
  1. Kind OF HAIRSPRAY
Hairspray arrives in an assortment of sorts and which one you pick relies upon your hair type as well as how you intend to utilize it. Here’s a concise take a gander at a portion of the diverse “characteristics” found in hairspray:
Hold
We’ve quickly referenced hold as of now and it’s imperative to peruse the name – or audits of others – to realize what dimension of hold a hairspray gives. All in all, hairspray offers three sorts of hold: adaptable, medium, and most extreme.
Thickening (or not thickening)
This factor returns to your sort of hair; on the off chance that you have more slender hair, it’s insightful to search for a hairspray that is named “thickening.” Thickening splashes include surface and give a lift to hair that is generally limp. Volumizing splash (it will say so on the mark, much of the time) offers similar advantages in that it influences your hair to appear to be thicker and all the more full.
Frizz control
Battling frizz is fundamental, particularly on the off chance that you have dry or wavy keeps that can get hard and fast of whack in breezy, blustery, or moist conditions. You need a splash that keeps your waves in movement however without seeming as though you put your finger in an electrical outlet.
Weightless splash
This sort of shower is, as the name recommends, a lighter weight kind of splash. It enables you to add surface to your hair however without a solid hold; you can move your hair around and into position with your fingers or with a brush without feeling like your brushing a head protector.
The rundown of fixings in hairspray is frequently broad and incorporates an assortment of colorful (or non-fascinating) synthetic compounds that possibly may frighten you off. The greater part of the synthetic substances, notwithstanding, are polymers and you shouldn’t be put off by them when you’re choosing a shower that meets your requirements.
If all else fails, in any case, search for a splash that has a lot of characteristic fixings that won’t hurt the earth. Many, numerous hairspray producers consider natural obligation important and it merits investigating those that do.
  1. Completion
A hairspray’s completion alludes to its volume, yet in addition its sparkle, hold, and whether it leaves your hair looking characteristic, or one with a shinier completion which is increasingly detectable.
  1. BRAND
You’ve presumably known about the huge name brands, for example, Paul Mitchell and L’Oreal, and the greater part of them deliver fantastic hairspray. Yet, it never damages to look at littler organizations that can rival the serious canons while offering a lower cost.
  1. Cost
When all is said in done, an astounding hairspray will cost somewhere close to $8 and $30. You may need to pay more for a few brands, yet a more expensive rate shouldn’t make any difference all that much on the off chance that you can manage the cost of it and the item is great. Obviously, a more expensive rate tag doesn’t ensure a superior item.
We should proceed onward to our surveys of the best hairspray for men.
7 BEST HAIRSPRAYS FOR MEN 2019
  1. JOHN FRIEDA LUXURIOUS VOLUME FINE TO FULL BLOW-OUT SPRAY
Thin and fine hair can fall, well, somewhat level. Attempt as you may, it never appears to look very in the same class as it ought to as a result of its overall absence of volume.
Enter John Frieda’s Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray – the best men’s hairspray for thin hair. It makes a volume that is delicate to the touch while giving the presence of more hair. You’ll additionally adore its surface and how it guarantees that fine hair won’t crash and burn.
It’s likewise inconceivably lightweight and won’t leave your hair feeling thick and crunchy. Among the advantages of utilizing lighter weight showers is that it enables your hair to stay adaptable and normal looking even with your styling item set up. It likewise includes a firm hold that keeps going for the duration of the day without having to reapply the splash.
To get the best outcomes from the Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray, shower it generously on towel-dried hair (not hair that is blow-dried, as you would when utilizing numerous different hairsprays for men).
Ensure that you cover the roots and underside of your hair while appropriating the shower uniformly from root to tip. At that point blow dry your hair totally to enact the warmth polymer innovation that is a piece of the John Frieda splash equation.
None of this present splash’s advantages come as a genuine shock; some portion of John Frieda’s main goal is to discover arrangements custom fitted to each sort of hair, from thin to thick to wavy and wavy. The majority of their items originate from understanding what makes each kind of hair special.
Stars
Extraordinary for adding volume to thin hair
Lightweight feel
Firm however not very firm hold
CONS
The shower’s consistency is unreasonably thin for a few clients
Main concern
Men with thin to level hair should give genuine thought to purchasing John Frieda’s Luxurious Volume Fine to Full Blow-Out Spray. It includes volume and surface yet without overloading your hair.
  1. Associate FOR MEN HAIR SPRAY UNSCENTED EXTRA HOLD
Numerous men can manage without the solid aroma that accompanies many showers. Associate for Men’s Unscented Extra Hold shower unravels that issue while as yet giving all that you’d anticipate from a quality splash.
In reality, Consort advertises this splash as being for “normal” folks who love to invest energy in the outside however don’t really need to convey a brush or brush with them. Also, we accept, don’t need their hairpsray’s aroma to be excessively self-evident. We additionally like this current shower’s hold, which is firm enough to keep a man’s hair set up without being excessively solid or sticky.
To put it plainly, it gives your hair hold and style without realizing that it’s even there (to you or others). What’s more, the hold is sufficient for dynamic men who sweat a great deal.
Partner’s hairspray recipe is quick drying and contains no water. The hold should most recent 12 hours with typical use. Additionally, it doesn’t leave an oily or shiny looking sparkle. The vaporized shower bottle makes for simple application
Prons
No overwhelming aroma
Fantastic hold
Non-sticky surface
CONS
A few clients state it abandons a slight buildup
Primary concern
Partner’s Unscented Extra Hold splash is the best unscented hairspray available. You get every one of the advantages of a firm-hold hairspray without an overwhelming scent.
  1. TIGI BED HARD HEAD EXTRA STRONG HOLD HAIRSPRAY
Some hairsprays furnish an incredible hold however accompany a couple of drawbacks, for example, abundance stickiness. Or on the other hand, the hold looks in excess of somewhat unnatural – like a tropical storm couldn’t thump a solitary hair strange.
Fortunately, you can purchase items, for example, TIGI’s Bed Hard Head Extra Strong Hold Hairspray that give a firm, butt-kicking hold yet without the stickiness and protective cap head. You’ll get the hold you want, one that opposes stickiness, among different issues, and can hold your favored hairdo all through a difficult day. It likewise ensures your hair against dryness.
Another in addition to of this splash is that it works for a wide range of hair and styles. In any case, it’s especially useful for men who lean toward untidy and easygoing hairdos that seem as though they haven’t been styled by any means (a look that numerous men want). On the off chance that you have a bunched up or generally boisterous masculine mane, be that as it may, TIGI’s Hard Head Spray will keep things set up.
Once more, it’s difficult to beat the general hold of this splash however despite everything it gives your hair enough adaptability and development. It dries in a flash, without leaving the overwhelming crunchiness of some splashes, and its recipe attempts to condition and fix your hair.
TIGI’s equation additionally incorporates aminomethyl propanol, the serves to change your hair’s PH level. In addition, the splash leaves a decent sparkle (yet not very gleaming) and a wonderful citrusy aroma. You by and large won’t have to apply in excess of a thin layer in the first part of the day, however you would it be able to layer it for the duration of the day if essential.
Geniuses
Prevalent hold
A little goes far
Helps condition hair
CONS
The spout is at times harder to control
Main concern
TIGI makes incredible styling items and their Bed Head Hard Head Spray is no exemption. It keeps your hair set up and functions admirably for a wide range of styles and hair surfaces.
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