Lovely Beards' Blog For Distinguished Gentlemen

    Nature: Friend or Foe to Your Beard?

    In a recent post here on the blog, you learned all about the importance of using all-natural beard oils and balms to take care of your burly mane.  The fake stuff will hurt your beard and potentially mess up your skin too, so best to avoid anything that isn’t all-natural. That said, if we’ve learned anything from the honey badger, it’s that not all things in nature are kind. And though all-natural products are best for grooming, there are some forces and products of nature best left away from your facial locks (honey badgers included). This post goes through 6...

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    The Best Beards of All-Time? All-Natural

    Say what you will about the perfectly gussied up facial hair of the hipster kingdom, there’s one undeniable truth about beards that has stood the test of time: If you want to go down in the pantheon of great beards, all-natural is the only way to go.  Think Socrates. Think Lincoln. Marx. Morrison. And who could forget, Whitman?  That’s the Mount Rushmore of beards right there and though they’re all special and unique in their own ways, they all have one thing in common: no frills.  You think this guy ever put synthetic chemicals in his beard?    Absolutely not....

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    Expert Interview Series: Mike Gilman of Grooming Lounge About Current Men's Grooming Trends

    Mike Gilman is the Founder of Groominglounge.com and Grooming Lounge Barbershops & Spas.  We recently spoke with Mike to learn about the current trends in men's grooming and hear his advice on beard care. Tell us a bit about yourself. Why did you decide to create Grooming Lounge? I grew up in the men's grooming industry, and I started Grooming Lounge in 1999 after seeing a huge void in the men's grooming market for relatable companies focused on helping men look and feel more handsome and confident.  Since the launch of our website, we've expanded to include two upscale barbershops...

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    Everything You Need to Know About Organic and All-Natural Beard Oils

    Table of Contents Introduction What Makes a Good Beard Care Product? What Does “All-Natural” Actually Mean? Here’s Exactly Why You Should Never, Ever Put Synthetic Beard Oil On Your Face What are the Benefits of All-Natural Beard Oils? What Does “Organic” Actually Mean? Is It Possible For a Beard Oil to be “All-Natural” but Not “Organic”? What are the Benefits of Organic Beard Oils? How Do I Properly Use Beard Oils and Care for Your Beard? Where Can I Purchase All-Natural, Organic Beard Oils? For a true beardsman, few things are more important than keeping your beard healthy and full. ...

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    5 Chemicals to Avoid When Buying Beard Balms

    Let's talk about your beard for a second. You love how it looks and feels, but you know you need extra product to build your beard to its fullest potential. Beard balms and oils can smooth out your chin hairs and promote future growth, but you'll want to steer clear of the following noxious chemicals. Isopropyl Alcohol You might already know that alcohol dehydrates the body. If you let loose on a Friday night and take a few too many shots, you probably wake up feeling like you could drink a lake's worth of water. That's how your beard feels...

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    Distinguished Gentleman: Jim Morrison

    Jim Morrison is one of the most influential frontmen in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. He sang for The Doors, which released some of the most popular rock songs ever, including “People Are Strange,” “Light My Fire” and “The End.” Aside from his music, Morrison is also known for the magnificent full beard he had at various points in his career. A Beard to Match a Rock ‘n’ Roll Lifestyle Jim Morrison had many looks throughout his career. Toward the beginning, he generally had a clean shaven appearance. However, later on through the years, he started to grow a...

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    Start Growing Your Facial Hair to Rock These Beard Styles

    If you’re sick of seeing the same thing in the mirror every morning, an update to your facial hair might be in order. With a little bit of organic beard oil for grooming and beard balm for sculpting, you can transform your mug and join the ranks of distinguished beardsmen. Before deciding on a style, you should first figure out the structure of your face, as your beard should fit one of the four common shapes: Oval Square Round Rectangle  The Balbo Now the signature look of Robert Downey Jr., the Balbo actually dates back to fascist Italy, but who...

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    Expert Interview Series: Kevin Kish of West Coast Shaving On Men's Health And Fashion

    Kevin Kish is a entrepreneur that specializes in customer relations. He is the Customer Service Manager of West Coast Shaving. To start, how did you first get interested in men's health and fashion accessories? What need did you perceive that you hoped to correct with West Coast Shaving? I first got interested in men’s health and fashion by searching for a better process of shaving than with a cartridge razor. This lead to the discovery of double edge razors and West Coast Shaving for a great source for luxury grooming products. With West Coast Shaving we hope to provide quality...

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    Keep These 5 Tips in Mind When Trimming Your Beard

    A full beard is an accomplishment for any man, but unchecked growth can leave you looking like a 19th century prospector. While regular grooming is important for any facial hair, you don’t need to obsess over it for hours every week. Adding simple products such as organic beard oil and shea butter beard balm to your daily regimen will make a huge difference. Here are five easy tips to keep your beard looking great. Facial Shape Is Important If you’re thinking of trimming your beard into a new design, you should pick a style that accentuates your facial structure. You...

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    Finding the Best Beard Style for Your Face Shape

    Not all beards are created equal. Your facial shape can greatly affect how certain beard styles will look. Another important factor is how you take care of your beard. Organic beard products, such as Lovely Beard's vanilla beard oil will help keep your beard looking healthy. To get the most out of your facial hair, you want to take into account the shape of your face so that you can grow your beard accordingly. Round Faces  For men with round faces, you generally want to accentuate the chin. Grow the hair out longer on the bottom while keeping in mind...

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    An Easy Road Map to the Beard of Your Dreams

    What’s your strategy when you decide to step up your facial hair game? Sure, you might be able to sprout a mustache, soul patch or goatee on a whim, but have you ever attempted to grow a truly epic beard? No matter if you’re growing things out to support your favorite hockey team during the playoffs or you’re just ready for a change, the look of your dreams is attainable if you keep these tips in mind. Let Things Grow Naturally  Once the hair starts sprouting out of your chin, you might be tempted to pick up a razor and...

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    Boost Your Early-Beard Patience with These 4 Techniques

    So you’ve made the decision to join the great beardsmen of history by putting down the trimmer and letting your five o’clock shadow bloom into a full-blown, natural proclamation of your manliness. Welcome to the club, you handsome devil.  Whether this is your first foray into the world of beardom or you’ve tried and failed in the past to let your follicles sprout, you know the early days of growing a new beard can be especially trying. Beard growth asks the most of men: exercising extreme patience while also overcoming self-doubt, fear, and severe itchiness. Will you rise to the...

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