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5 Beard Growing Tips


So you've decided 2017 is your beard year. The process can be daunting, but fear not. We're here to guide you through the journey.

Stick to our Beard Boss-approved tips and you'll soon be rocking a bold New Beard for the New Year.

1. Patience, My Friend
Any beard advice worth your time will start here. You've just got to let hair grow for the first 4-6 weeks. We know it won't be easy and you might even regret your decision if you've got a big presentation at work or you're meeting up with an old flame you want to impress and you don't want to show up with a patchy mess on your face. We understand your anxiety. But remember that all great things require great sacrifices. Let it grow. Be strong.

2. Feed Your Beard
You know diet matters for your mind and body, and it matters for your beard, too. Eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of protein and fat (Fat is not bad for you just because it's called "fat"! Your body needs it, so eat it!). This will keep your insides strong so you can maintain healthy, full growth on the outside.

3. Stay Active
A good-looking beard is usually a sign of good health. That's no coincidence. If you want your best beard, make sure you're staying (or getting) fit. Exercise regularly, and make sure to mix in some heart-helping cardio along with your testosterone-producing strength and resistance training. Bonus: When you're out on a run, so many people will get to gaze upon your awesome beard flowing in the wind. Everybody wins.

4. Skin Matters
Don't forget that underneath all that hair is your skin. It's used to being the star of the show, but now it's singing backup vocals for your rock star of a beard. That's not easy to deal with. Know what skin type you have (dry, oily, etc.) and moisturize accordingly. You'll have to work the lotion or beard oil through your beard to reach the surface and give your skin the attention it requires. Do this 3-4 times a week, or as needed.

5. Trimming Time
Once you've achieved full growth, you've got to decide where things will go from there. Pick up a solid beard trimmer that can both maintain length and take care of the details (we recommend the Beard Boss Beardsman). You are the painter and your beard is the canvas. So take command of your style and pick a beard that works well with your face shape.



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How To Stop an Itchy Beard

How To Stop An Itchy Beard

Growing out your beard this fall?

A little itching is inevitable in the early stages of growth. But dry, cool weather can be torture for your face long after the initial “one-week itch” has passed.

Here are a few things to try if your skin gets dry. They'll help you live your best bearded life.

 

1. Use Beard Oil

Most of your skin's dryness level is determined by your internal hydration. (More water, less coffee. You know the drill.) But when that's not enough, it's time to apply hydration and moisture from the outside.

Beard Boss beard oil is formulated with jojoba oil and a subtle pine scent to make your beard more comfortable and manlier at the same time. Use it a few times a week and it'll soften your whiskers so they don't scratch harshly against your face.

 

2. Brush Your Beard

Whether it's beard oil or the natural oils that your skin produces, it needs to be distributed evenly throughout your beard. Because sharing is caring.

Once a week, take a beard brush and work it through your beard about a dozen times. This will evenly coat every last whisker with the oils they need to keep from drying out and getting itchy.

 

3. Take Cold Showers

OK, so it doesn’t have to be COLD cold, but lukewarm water is best. Extremely hot water will strip your skin and beard hair of natural oils and increase the chances of dryness.  No matter how tempting it is to turn your shower into an hour-long sauna session, try to keep showers short and warm. For the good of your beard.

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  • 5 Beard Growing Tips


    So you've decided 2017 is your beard year. The process can be daunting, but fear not. We're here to guide you through the journey.

    Stick to our Beard Boss-approved tips and you'll soon be rocking a bold New Beard for the New Year.

    1. Patience, My Friend
    Any beard advice worth your time will start here. You've just got to let hair grow for the first 4-6 weeks. We know it won't be easy and you might even regret your decision if you've got a big presentation at work or you're meeting up with an old flame you want to impress and you don't want to show up with a patchy mess on your face. We understand your anxiety. But remember that all great things require great sacrifices. Let it grow. Be strong.

    2. Feed Your Beard
    You know diet matters for your mind and body, and it matters for your beard, too. Eat a well-balanced diet with plenty of protein and fat (Fat is not bad for you just because it's called "fat"! Your body needs it, so eat it!). This will keep your insides strong so you can maintain healthy, full growth on the outside.

    3. Stay Active
    A good-looking beard is usually a sign of good health. That's no coincidence. If you want your best beard, make sure you're staying (or getting) fit. Exercise regularly, and make sure to mix in some heart-helping cardio along with your testosterone-producing strength and resistance training. Bonus: When you're out on a run, so many people will get to gaze upon your awesome beard flowing in the wind. Everybody wins.

    4. Skin Matters
    Don't forget that underneath all that hair is your skin. It's used to being the star of the show, but now it's singing backup vocals for your rock star of a beard. That's not easy to deal with. Know what skin type you have (dry, oily, etc.) and moisturize accordingly. You'll have to work the lotion or beard oil through your beard to reach the surface and give your skin the attention it requires. Do this 3-4 times a week, or as needed.

    5. Trimming Time
    Once you've achieved full growth, you've got to decide where things will go from there. Pick up a solid beard trimmer that can both maintain length and take care of the details (we recommend the Beard Boss Beardsman). You are the painter and your beard is the canvas. So take command of your style and pick a beard that works well with your face shape.



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  • How To Stop an Itchy Beard

    How To Stop An Itchy Beard

    Growing out your beard this fall?

    A little itching is inevitable in the early stages of growth. But dry, cool weather can be torture for your face long after the initial “one-week itch” has passed.

    Here are a few things to try if your skin gets dry. They'll help you live your best bearded life.

     

    1. Use Beard Oil

    Most of your skin's dryness level is determined by your internal hydration. (More water, less coffee. You know the drill.) But when that's not enough, it's time to apply hydration and moisture from the outside.

    Beard Boss beard oil is formulated with jojoba oil and a subtle pine scent to make your beard more comfortable and manlier at the same time. Use it a few times a week and it'll soften your whiskers so they don't scratch harshly against your face.

     

    2. Brush Your Beard

    Whether it's beard oil or the natural oils that your skin produces, it needs to be distributed evenly throughout your beard. Because sharing is caring.

    Once a week, take a beard brush and work it through your beard about a dozen times. This will evenly coat every last whisker with the oils they need to keep from drying out and getting itchy.

     

    3. Take Cold Showers

    OK, so it doesn’t have to be COLD cold, but lukewarm water is best. Extremely hot water will strip your skin and beard hair of natural oils and increase the chances of dryness.  No matter how tempting it is to turn your shower into an hour-long sauna session, try to keep showers short and warm. For the good of your beard.

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  • The Best Halloween Costumes for Bearded Men

    The Best Halloween Costumes for Bearded Men

    Want to be the creative one at this year's costume party? Use your beard! You've put in the time to grow and maintain it, and Halloween is the time to cash in on that investment.

    Check out these inspired ideas and put your beard on display this Halloween.

     

    Hipster Skeleton

    This is a fresh take on the skeleton costume. Color your beard silver (we wouldn't recommend dye, go with a temporary spray-on) and paint your face black and white for the classic skeleton look. You'll be the hippest bag of bones at any party.

     

    Bearded Zombie

    Zombies don't shave, so it only makes sense that they'd have a long beard. Dress up in raggedy clothes, then paint on the oozing wounds to one side of your face (Bonus! The beard will save you time there—less surface area to paint.). Then do your best incoherent zombie walk and you'll pull off the "undead lumberjack" look perfectly.

     

    The Beard Top

    This is a new one that only a real man could pull off. If you're bald up top and have a long, flowing beard, brush your beard up the sides of your face and style the ends on the top of your head. Use gel or hairspray to keep it in place—the effort will be worth it when you've got the most original look at the party.

    And hey, just enjoy your one night with a full head of hair again. You'll look 30 years younger!

    If you pull that one off, post your photo to social media and tag @Rem4Men. We want to see your trailblazing style.

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  • The Only Beard Style This Fall

    Summer is winding down and it’s time to start thinking about the important matters of the fall season: football, football, and football.

    Oh yeah, and your beard. What’s it gonna look like this fall? How will your facial hair change as the leaves do the same?

    Here’s a suggestion:

    Just carry a pumpkin with you wherever you go, and whatever beard you have will be the ultimate fall look.

    We stand behind that solid advice, but we know there’s much more to that squash-holding gentleman’s look than immediately meets the eye.

    Let’s look deeper at this beard style. It’s a work of art.

    The mustache is thick and full and perfectly under control. That kind of uniform shape and consistent length can only be achieved with a quality mustache scissors and brush. (Like the ones you’ll find with the Beard Boss ‘Beardsman’.)

    On to the meat of that glorious beard. The consistent tapered look makes for a long, full beard that doesn’t seem overgrown. A fixed-length trimming comb is an easy way to accomplish this. (Oh yeah, the Beardsman has one of those, too. An XL trimming comb for XL beards.)

    Lastly, let’s focus on the cheeks. They’re cleaned up nicely to give the top edges of the beard an attractive shape. The best way to do that kind of maintenance is with a small foil shaver attachment, like the one included with the Beard Boss Perfecter. Just clip on the foil shaver and smooth out your upper cheeks to keep your look clean and dignified.

    Get after that full beard action this fall. And don’t forget your pumpkin.

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  • Wet Shave vs. Dry Shave

    The beauty of Remington® WETech™ electric shavers is the level of comfort they deliver. You can use them with foam and gel, or in the shower or in the bathtub (if you still do that) or in a rainstorm (live a little). They’re 100% waterproof, so you can pretty much go wild with them.

    Some guys prefer a dry shave, which is the bread and butter of every Remington electric shaver. Fast and efficient, a dry shave gets the job done right with no wasted motions.

    So which method is better?

    In the end, that’s up to you and your face. We’ve assembled a few things to keep in mind when choosing a wet or dry shave. Choose accordingly.

    Hair Type
    Beard hair differs drastically from guy to guy. Straight and smooth, thick and curly—it makes a big difference for shaving performance.

    Shaving cream usually works best for thicker facial hair because the hair remains coarse enough to be captured by the electric shaving blades, while the skin stays protected and comfortable underneath.

    Thin hairs can get lost in all that foam, making them difficult to trim. So it can be more effective to shave dry when your facial hair is fine or smooth. But if your skin gets irritated, don’t hesitate to go with a lightweight cream or gel.

    Skin Type
    The main reason to use shaving cream is to prevent irritation of the skin. If your face is more on the sensitive side (no shame there), it’s best to use some type of cream or gel when you shave.

    If you’ve got a face of steel that defies all irritations and breakouts, you need never fear shaving dry. You can handle it. (Not that it’s THAT tough, but still.)

    Schedule
    For morning people, a wet shave is no problem. Take your time with a nice face steam to open those pores, then lather up a thick layer of moisturizing foam before gliding your favorite WETech™ shaver all over your soon-to-be-smooth mug. (Sounds dreamy, no?)

    What’s that? Don’t want to wake up five minutes early? Stick to the dry shave, my man. It’s quick and easy and gets you out the door and on your way. No fuss, no muss. You’re still lookin’ awesome.

    Take these factors into account when deciding between wet and dry electric shaving. It just might shave your life.

     

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  • The 3 Shaving Moves Most Guys Forget

    You shave pretty much every day, and with that much practice you might think you’ve got your routine perfected by now.

    But you don’t. (Probably.)

    See, most guys have the basics down: Warm water to open the pores, shave with the grain, moisturize after, etc. But unless you’ve got one of those weird magnifying mirrors or 2,000-watt lightbulbs in your bathroom, chances are you’re missing some important areas of your face during your daily shave.

    Take a look at the three most common spots guys miss when shaving, and make sure you focus on the details for your next shave.

    Under the Nose
    Protruding nose hair is a problem on its own, but the mustache hair that’s right under your nose also tends to be forgotten.

    Don’t be ashamed, it can be tricky to see with your nose casting a shadow over the area. Plus, it can be tough to get your shaver into that nook to get a close cut. The answer is the popup trimmer on the back of the Verso shaving system.

    The precision trimming blades can reach any spot, and they’ll quickly clean away those stray whiskers to leave your upper lip completely smooth. Just extend your philtrum as far as you can, and let the trimmer do its thing.

    Around the Mouth
    The very edge of your mouth can be home to short, prickly hairs. For some guys, (even those who have dark facial hair), these hairs are blond or white and therefore difficult to see and to shave.

    The best way to take care of them is to slightly open your mouth and skew it all the way to either side. This will stretch the skin enough so a rotary or foil shaver can get close to the skin and trim away the stubborn, pointy hairs. (Whoever you’re kissing will be thankful.)

    Under the Chin
    This is a broad area and it differs from guy to guy based on the shape of his face and jawline. But generally, you’re bound to miss some hairs right underneath your chin and the area beyond your jawline.

    Once again, it can be difficult to properly see these spots on first look because your head casts a shadow over them. You’ll need to angle your head to be able to identify, locate, and neutralize them. (Those are harsh words for shaving, but they sound cool, right?)

    A good electric shaver like the triple-head rotary attachment for Verso makes it easy to take care of the trouble spots along your jawline. The compact power base maneuvers into almost any area, and then the premium shaver head gets close to give you a total shave with no hairs left behind.

    Problem solved.
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  • Trim with Verso

    Trimming is a delicate game. Really, it’s more of an art.

    That makes you the artist.

    And what does every artist need? A great paint brush, of course. (Or something like a paint brush. We’re not picky here.)

    Remington’s got the perfect “brush” for you. The Verso grooming kit comes with a mustache and beard trimmer that’ll make a masterpiece of the canvas that is your face.

    Verso Trimming Head

    The mustache and beard trimmer lets you focus on the details by cleaning up your facial hair, sideburns, and neck in no time.

    Just attach the trimming head to the Verso power base, and you’re ready to create sharp, clean lines that complement and enhance your signature look.

    Plus, it’s waterproof. That means you can wash away trimmed hair while you work, and make sure you’re only trimming what you want to trim. Remember, precision is the goal.

    Adjustable Length Comb

    Every artist needs his own unique style, and that’s where the adjustable trimming comb comes in handy.

    It’s got 10 pre-set lengths that give you the power to choose just how much hair you want to trim away.

    It clips onto the mustache and beard trimmer, and you can set the length by turning the dial. It’s that easy.

    Get Verso

    So the next time you’re gonna go all “Michelangelo” on your face, make sure you’ve got the Verso grooming tool in hand. It provides an excellent trim that elevates your “art” from the fridge to the museum.

    Verso is available on Amazon.com and on our website
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  • Skin Protection for Summer Fun

    Summer is great. We all know that.

    The long days, the warm nights, and that big, beautiful sun replenishing your energy after the long winter months.

    But that same ball of fire way up in the sky can also be damaging to your skin. Sunburn, freckles, wrinkles, they’re all avoidable if you take the time to protect yourself.

    Got a beard? You might have heard that hair is the best sunscreen there is, and that’s true. But what about the parts of your face that aren’t shaded by your face rug?  

    It’s up to you to protect ‘em, big guy.

    Regardless of the facial hair style you’ve created (preferably with the handy Verso grooming tool), you’ve got to take steps to fight off the sun’s harmful rays when you hit the great outdoors this summer.

    Here’s what you need:

    Sunglasses
    Look cool and protect your eyes. That’s a win-win.

    But leave the designer shades at home. Go with a pair of sport sunglasses that fit closely to your face and offer total protection around your eyes.

    Hat
    It’s unbeatable to feel the sun on your face first thing in the morning. But a full day in that heat? Not so much.

    Get a light-colored hat to create a physical barrier between you and the sun. That will keep you cool and shaded all day long. Plus, it helps keep bugs from diving off of trees and creating a new home in your hair. Big bonus.

    Sunscreen
    Mom knew what she was talking about. Even though it’s a hassle and that smell is unavoidable, you’ve gotta lather this stuff on to keep your skin healthy.

    If you don’t usually burn too easily, SPF 30 will do it. But if you’re more fair-skinned, you’ll be better off with something like SPF 50 or higher.

    Lip Balm
    Ah, the oft-forgotten lips. Those puppies will burn if you don’t give them some protection.

    Any lip balm with SPF 15 should do the trick. Or just wipe your normal sunscreen on your lips. It’s all the same.

    Post-Hike
    Take a minute to wash the sunscreen off your face once you’re back indoors. The greasy lotions can lead to breakouts for some guys.

    This is the perfect job for the Verso cleansing brush. It’ll softly scrub your face to remove any remaining sunscreen along with the dirt and oil that accumulated on your hike. How great is that?

    After you’re clean and fresh, apply a moisturizer to hydrate and replenish your skin after a long, satisfying day in the sun.
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  • 4 Reasons Your Face Needs A Cleansing Brush

    Did you wash your face this morning?

    We’re talking more than just a splash of water and a pat down with the towel. To reveal your best complexion, you should be using a gentle daily cleanser along with a cleansing brush.

    To help you out, we included one of those useful cleansing brushes with the new Verso grooming tool. The brush attachment clips onto the Verso power base, which spins the soft bristles for a gentle and efficient cleaning.

    In case you’re not sold on the idea, we’ve got a few reasons why you and your face need the Verso cleansing brush.

    1.    Your Face Is Dirty
    After a long day of whatever it is you do during the day, there’s a lot of gunk on your face. It’s not necessarily your fault (unless you’re actively diving into mud or something), but it’s a truth of life. No matter if you’re mostly inside or outside, dust and dirt can clog up your face. A quick once-over with the cleansing brush at the end of the day will work wonders.

    2.    You Sweat. A Lot.
    Beyond environmental factors, your pores can also get blocked up by sweat and oil. If you do physical work or hit the gym every day, you should definitely be using a cleansing brush. But even if you’re in an office all day, you still sweat a lot. When that moisture evaporates, it leaves behind oil and buildup that can and should be removed with a cleansing brush.

    3.    It Makes You More Attractive
    You want to look good, right? With some regular cleaning you can help keep your skin clear of blemishes and acne. Plus, the Verso cleansing brush acts as a gentle exfoliator, which has plenty of benefits for your skin and appearance.

    4.    It Improves Your Shave
    Shaving is a lot easier when you remove all that buildup and keep your face clear of breakouts. When you give your shaver a clean face to work with, it can get closer to the skin to remove hair with less pulling. So keep it clean, man.
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