If you have a beard or you’re growing one out, you’ll need a few things in your arsenal to take proper care of it. Some guys like to go totally minimal with their beard care, while others love to truly go all out. It’s best to find the right balance for you. That being said, even the most bare-bones types do need a few things to keep well-groomed.
Here are 12 items to get you on track.
1. Philips Norelco Electric Trimmer and Shaver
Although this electric shaver allows for a smooth, close shave, the detachable heads can help you customize your experience to whatever length you need. This shaver is perfect for trimming up loose ends and keeping you totally put together. Plus, it’s rechargeable, which makes it a great travel staple.
2. Best Damn Beard Wash
Whether you’re newer to beard care or you’re looking for a solid basic to populate your bathroom sink, a quality beard wash is important for keeping your hair healthy and strong. You wash the hair on your head, so why should the hair on your face be any different?
3. ZilberHaar Travel Beard Brush
This sturdy yet gentle brush is perfect for grooming, no matter where you go. Its comfortable and portable handheld structure is perfect for travel, but it can work just as well in your everyday routine to create a smoother, silkier texture.
4. Scotch Porter Hydrate & Nourish Beard Conditioner
If you’ve already shaved, washed and cleansed, you may want to take on one more step in your routine, especially if you tend to have dry hair or even dry skin. Using a conditioner helps to seal in the moisture and protect the hair from breakage and damage. It also helps to create a smooth, hydrated texture.
5. Live Bearded Unscented Beard Oil
Beard oil is great for hydrating and protecting both the hair and the skin underneath. A good oil like this one will promote healthy hair growth and relieve any discomfort, itching and dryness in the skin. If you tend to have sensitive skin that doesn’t handle fragrance well — think frequent breakouts or irritation — this unscented, all natural oil could be the perfect product.
6. Herbivore Beard Tonic
Let’s say you’re not too sensitive to fragrance and you’re looking to find something with an earthy, woodsy vibe. The cedar and bergamot scents in this oil might just do it for you. It’ll keep the skin and hair healthy like it should, plus it smells fantastic.
7. Honest Amish Original Beard and Body Soap
If you truly are more of a bar soap man, you should go with a bar soap that actually works with your beard — like a beard soap. The Honest Amish Original is a great option. It’s made with natural ingredients all while staying affordable.
8. Facial Cleansing & Exfoliating Mitt
No matter your skin type, exfoliating is important. Natural oils from your skin will always impact your beard — they’re a part of everyone — and exfoliating a few times a week can ensure that your skin is well balanced. No dead skin cells or excess sebum production over here!
9. Harry’s Shave Cream
If you’re on the hunt for a high quality yet affordable shaving cream for all those stragglers, look no further. Infused with eucalyptus for a cooling effect, this shaving cream is a steal.
10. Lavender After-Shave Balm
If you’re looking for a bit of a lighter scent in a product that really locks down moisture after a shave or clean-up, this bright and pleasant lavender balm does the heavy lifting post-shave.
11. CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser
While it may surprise you, a great beard care routine often starts with basic, quality skincare. This hydrating cleanser from CeraVe is perfect for keeping that sensitive, hydrating quality for your beard while still offering a deep clean for your face.
12. Harry’s Winston Razor
Don’t worry — nobody is asking you to shave off your pride and joy. But for those extra odds and ends or for the occasional clean up, this simple razor is one of the best options out there.
Keep It Lush
Your fabulous beard deserves the very best care and attention. No matter your routine, introducing a few new products into the mix could take you to the next level of luxurious goodness.