Etiquette: Letting People Touch Your Beard

Picture this: You are walking down the canned goods aisle at the grocery, holding your little plastic basket and trying to remember if the jars of artichoke hearts would be in this aisle or with the other jarred things like pickles or olives.  Suddenly you hear the subdued laughter of what sounds like a young woman of perhaps high school age.  You casually look over to see your hunch confirmed as the girl asks perkily, “Can I touch your beard?” […]

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How To Avoid Dry Skin Under Your Beard

I recently replied to an email from a newly-bearded gentleman who posed a question that I knew would be relevant to a lot of you guys.  Here’s the text of the email: Hey boss, I’m about three weeks into my beard growing excursion, and I’ve noticed though I have extremely dry flaky skin under the beard, which was never an issue beardless, so it’s not a skin condition or anything. I was just wondering if you knew anything good to […]

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Beard Grooming 101 – Neck Line and Cheek Line

One of the toughest things to figure out about your new beard is where the borders should lie on your face.  If you set your neck line too high or your cheek line too low, you run the risk of turning your new look as a ruggedly handsome rennaissance man into that of someone who has no idea how a beard is shaped.  Don’t look like an oaf.  Follow my guidelines to get your beard in the ideal shape!

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Why You Have A Patchy Beard

Let’s face the cold truth.   A lot of guys have patchy beards.  Beards that they are not exactly pleased with.  Beards they wouldn’t write home about.  Now, I have a deep love for all beards, thick and thin, but having a patchy beard is a huge deterrent to growing one for a lot of guys. In an effort to find biological reasons for your patchy beard, and hopefully a nice natural fix, I researched many scientific articles that frankly were […]

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