Often assumed to be one of the easiest beard styles for men to maintain, achieving the perfect 5 o’clock shadow takes more than just skipping shaving for three days. Whilst it is sexy, suits all face shapes and is fairly low maintenance, it can be irritating and drying. To keep your stubble looking healthy, read on.
Ingrown hairs diminish the swag of your stubble. The best way to manage these is by exfoliating, with a face scrub as this will remove dead skin and clear your hair follicles.
Shape your stubble by clean shaving the areas outside your desired stubble line. This would be the top of your cheek and neck. Apply shaving cream or oil to this area and leave it in for half a minute to soften the hair. If you want a less natural, “groomed” look, we recommend an oil as it allows for precision shaving.
Remember to moisturise daily with a specially formulated stubble moisturiser. Growing facial hair wicks away moisture from your skin so it’s vital to keep your skin hydrated. Original Stubble Moisturiser will hydrate your skin without leaving a sticky residue on your facial hair.
Technically, a moustache shouldn’t really be listed in a round up of beard styles for men but with an army of trend setting celebrities like Chris Hemsworth sporting one, we had to pay homage to this eye-catching facial hair style. The right ‘tache can work wonders for softening dominant jaw lines and exude a fun personality, so here’s how to style it perfectly.
Shaving is the easiest way to shape your moustache and create definition. Use the precision trimmer on our Original Bamboo Razor to define your moustache.
Given the proximity to your mouth, please ensure that you wash your moustache daily. Your facial hair requires different care to the hair on your head so opt for a specialist conditioning cleanser like our Original Beard Shampoo & Conditioner.
Beard Products for Men
Original Beard Oil
This fast-absorbing & softening beard oil contains aloe vera, camelina oil and green tea. It has been specially formulated to soften, tame and condition the beard.
This conditioning beard oil improves the shine of the beard without making it look greasy.
How to use:
- Drop the desired amount of beard oil into palm
- Massage evenly to facial hair and skin
Original Stubble Moisturiser
Specially formulated to hydrate the skin without leaving stubble with a sticky or greasy residue.
It absorbs quickly and easily, leaving the stubble feeling soothed, soft and comfortable. The skin beneath is healthier looking and well hydrated. Containing aloe vera, camelina oil and green tea.
How to use:
- Use morning and night
- Apply evenly to face and neck after cleansing
For those who favour short and medium beard styles, we thoroughly recommend trying out a goatee. Goatees make you look artistic and slightly rebellious at the same time and they’re also pretty easy to master.
The best way to shape a goatee is to use a razor with a precision trimmer. Use slow strokes and trim away from the hair line as oppose to trimming in to the beard. Double check that each side is symmetrically trimmed too. Take good care around the moustache and around the area where both sides connect to the chin.
We all know that behind an impressive beard lies a patient and stylish man. This man has resisted the urge to trim it and persevered with beard itch for the enviable facial hair he now has. At Bulldog, we salute bearded blokes and have created some top-quality products that their beards truly deserve. Here are a few tips to keep facial hair in tip-top condition:
Use a Beard Oil
For a fresh smelling beard that doesn’t itch and is also soft and shiny, use a beard oil daily.
Original Beard Oil (£5.50 30ml) will tame and condition the beard. It contains camelina, sweet almond and coconut oils.
Trim your beard regularly to maintain the shape and comb it down daily to train stubborn hairs to grow in a downward direction.
Our Beard Comb (£6.50) is made from peach wood (not plastic which causes static), so it will keep your beard looking well styled.