Here at wtg we appreciate the concept of looking good for the purpose of self confidence and presentableness. Growing and maintaining a beard is an ongoing task and we’ve provided the best beard products for 2019 to facilitate the process.
We’ve hand-picked these essential beard grooming tools, and we believe you need to give them a try.
Whether you’re looking to buy some beard oil, a beard brush, shampoo, balm, or maybe a trimmer or scissors, wtg has got you covered.
If you only want to use one thing for your beard, get beard oil. The most common beard complaints are dryness and itchiness, and beard oil addresses both by conditioning beard hair and moisturizing the skin underneath. We actually discovered this one not too long ago, but we love it and can’t stop using it. It’s light and absorbs well — it also softens the hair and leaves a nice shine while scenting your face with a subtle citrus-floral fragrance. The pump dispenser makes things easier than the dropper you’ll find with most beard oils.
We also have this other oil, similar in quality to Jack Black (despite the labeling), and overall simply terrific. It’s a bit thicker in consistency, which some people might prefer, and its scent is more in the spicy-woodsy family. If you’re concerned about synthetics and preservatives, no need to worry, it’s a blend of different organic oils, avocado, pumpkin seed, sweet almond, and argan.
Take a Look: Honest Amish Classic Beard Oil
Of all the beard products we bought, in some ways this may be our favorite. It might not seem necessary to some, but brushing every day helps exfoliate the skin, and “train” the hairs to grow in a more uniform direction. (Redditors can tell you how important it is.) The German-made ZilberHaar has bristles made of boar’s hair, but if that creeps you out, other companies make brushes with synthetic bristles. For us, boar’s hair is the traditional — and best — choice. Note that it comes in two bristle strengths: “firm” and “soft.” We’d recommend the soft for short beards and the firm for longer beards. This would make a great gift for anyone with a beard.
Most face washes and hair shampoos are designed to eliminate oil, but beards need some oil — without it, they get particularly dry and itchy. A good beard shampoo should clean your face without stripping it of all its essential oils. Consistently one of the best-reviewed by both Amazon reviewers (it has over 1,300 reviews) and beard enthusiasts on Reddit, this one is handmade in Tasmania. It has an earthy, slightly medicinal (in a good way) scent. Unlike beard shampoos that come in liquid form, this one is safe for the Dopp kit, as it’s a small cubic soap bar.
Take a Look: Professor Fuzzworthy’s Beard Shampoo
While Professor Fuzzworthy is definitely the big name in beard shampoo bars, some may prefer Taconic Shave’s version. They’re both all-natural and really well made, but the Taconic just has a nice light woody scent and it lathers up nicely. Also, if you’re using a soap bar on your face, it’s inevitable that a little is going to get in your mouth. This might sound strange but the Taconic kind of tastes good? We don’t mind the taste, let’s just leave it at that.
Take a Look: Taconic Shave Beard Shampoo Bar
Beard balm is basically a solid version of beard oil — they share many of the same ingredients, the main difference being that balms usually contain a small amount of wax to help shape and hold the hair. This balm, from the Honest Amish oil brand we mentioned earlier, came recommended on nearly every beard-enthusiast website and is actually the only one we enjoyed using, and also the only one we could find without wax. It feels more like a leave-in conditioner: more substantial than plain oil, but not overly “styled” either. If you have a short beard, you’re probably fine using this or some oil. If you have a long beard, you might prefer something with a little wax for styling. People also like this one a lot.
Take a Look: Honest Amish Beard Balm Leave-in Conditioner
A beard trimmer comes in handy when you want to clean things up without getting rid of your beard completely. There may be a few particularly itchy days when you may want to shave the whole thing off, but a quick pass with the beard trimmer can buy you some time and relief and the beard can live another day. We recommend this one because it’s affordable (for what it provides), portable, and versatile.
Take a Look: Philips Norelco Beard Trimmer
These U.K.-made grooming scissors are good for catching stray hairs or doing some precise grooming, but also just look cool. You can’t go wrong with these if you prefer to trim your beard with scissors.
Take a Look: Sanguine Beard Trimming Scissors