We know the importance of maintaining your facial hair to avoid looked too rugged or unkept. However, we also know that shaving doesn’t always give the longest results, especially for us men who beards and mustaches grow back faster and denser than others. That’s where waxing and threading comes in as two new facial hair maintenance options for me. While these two hair removal options are commonly associated with women’s hair removal, they do provide longer lasting results which means less constant trips to the barber shop and no more spending your mornings shaving off newly grown hairs. Listed below are some of the benefits of using these two methods every once in a while, over shaving.

Facial hair regrowth is thinner and less coarse

While you may start assuming this means that your beard and mustache will eventually thin out and eventually stop growing, waxing and threading doesn’t have that much of an effect. Instead, the more you choose to wax or thread your facial hair – the longer it will take for the hair to grow back since these hair removal methods are ripping out the entire hair follicle. This means that men who facial hair grows back within days will stop having to spend money going to the barber shop and will stop having to waste time in the morning giving themselves a shape up. This can also benefit men whose hair is extremely coarse since threading in particularly can make the hair a bit thinner.

Improved skincare

When you make a choice to wax your facial hair, you are also removing the topmost layer of your skin where dead skin cells are building up. While this may seem like a secondary benefit other than having sharper facial hair line work, the skin that was covered by the wax will appear more fresh and clean due to the instant removal of dead skin cells and oil buildup. However, all men have different skin types, some more sensitive to waxing then others, so be sure to ask your barber which wax will be best for our skin to avoid any breakouts, redness, or rashes from appearing around the waxed area. Or, if you’re opting to do this at home, research what wax will work best for your skin type and test it out on your hand before using it on your face.

Precision

While the men who decide to go to a professional barber shop to get their facial hair styled really don’t have to worry about precision, the ones who prefer doing it themselves at home will. Depending on the complexity of your look, shaving can get tricky, especially when trying to shave over a bone or around a curve in your face. Though, waxing and threading allows for more precision and fewer risks of removing too much hair from an area, which will just give a more relaxed experience instead of worrying over how to fix a simple shaving mistake.

Saving money

Since your facial hair isn’t growing back every week due to waxing and threading, you can stop visiting the barber shop and paying money just for a cleanup. This can and will benefit all men who prefer saving a few bucks, looking sharp, and enjoy having an easy and long-lasting facial hair removal system that comes with more benefits and cons.

There are a number of top rated mens beard grooming kits on the market today. Some fail the grade while others, such as those we are highlighting today, pass with flying colours. Beards may not be as popular as they were in the past but are beginning to make a comeback, and for grooming kit manufactures, that is good news.

So to celebrate all that is good, we thought it ideal to take a look at several top-rated men’s beard grooming kits.

Zeus Deluxe Beard Grooming Kit

The Zeus Deluxe Beard Grooming Kit for Men is our most favoured. That is due to a number of qualities this kit offers, especially as it allows you to not only have a good looking beard but have one that is easy to manage and is soft. Housed in an attractive burlap sack, the Zeus Deluxe Beard Grooming Kit is really extensive as it includes a conditioner, shampoo, oil, and a bristle brush.

The Zeus Beard Shampoo and Wash is specially formulated for moustaches and beards. It is ideal for most types of skins and has antioxidant qualities that are perfect for those with sensitive skin. This is due to the main ingredient being a substance that is tree-based which is designed to prevent inflammation of the skin. It also includes green tea, and that is ideal for the controlling of dandruff plus it helps to give the beard a nice sheen.

For those interested, those purchasing the shampoo can also purchase a conditioner and oil for your beard, based on the shampoo, we feel it is well worth the added investment. The full kit is priced competitively, and they offer a variety of scents for their beard oil products. Another nice feature is the shampoo has a nice smell and considering one beard location that alone makes it worth it.

Seven Potions Beard Grooming Set

Seven Potions Beard Grooming Set hails from the United Kingdom and has been making headway since releasing its first kit in 2014. The company’s main focus is towards grooming products for men that use ingredients that are natural. The result has seen Seven Potions continually appearing in best kit lists since its release.

This is a kit for those that are serious about grooming, make no mistake about it. It includes a brush for your beard, beard oil, and shampoo that is carefully designed just for beards. The result is a beard that not only feels good but looks good as well.

One nice side to the Seven Potions kit is all products come in the same size, versus many that come in various sizes that often are half size portions when it comes to oils and conditioners. The beard oil is truly a highlight as it softens the beard and is created with natural ingredients that are nourishing to the skin so as to help in the prevention of issues that aggravate the skin. This is in part due to the addition of vitamin E, sweet almond, jojoba and apricot kernel, all of which help to stimulate growth of your beard.

The shampoo is one most men will find appealing as it has a scent that is reminiscent of the woods. It also includes a list of natural products that software the beard and helps to control dandruff. The nice side is that a little goes a long way with this shampoo and that makes it cost effective.

For a long time, many of us suffered or got grief when we sprouted even the first signs of facial hair. A complaint here or there, and we were back in the bathroom armed with the tools we need for maintaining Beards and Mustaches. Funnily enough, our loved ones have changed their tune of late. Thanks to many male celebrities sporting facial gardens, big bushy beards and manly mustaches are back in. If there was ever a time for you to grow your facial hair out, now is it. If you haven’t given it any thought before, though, there are a few things you need to know.

Keeping it neat, simple and stylish

Firstly, the “gruff” look might work for some, but not for others. Don’t just let it all grow out and hope for the best. A well-groomed beard or mustache is far more pleasing, and not just for you. There are several diagrams and charts out there to help with this, but, choose a facial hairstyle which matches your face.

The longer your beard or mustache is, the dirtier it will become – it’s a fact of life. With that in mind, it can’t hurt washing it. Think about your hair? You wouldn’t let that get all greasy but not washing it, would you? The same thing applies to your beard. A good scrub can remove food particles and dead skin cells, leaving your beard fresh and clean. You may not have given it any thought but dabbing it with a towel (as opposed to the usual rub-down) will stop split ends and keep it un-frizzy too.

A little TLC for your manly beard

If you want to go the extra mile, buying a few products for your beard or mustache can’t hurt. Beard oils are available (scented and unscented) too, and these act in the same way that hair conditioner does. They can make your beard software, gentler to the touch.

Not every man can grow and keep a nice neat mustache. If the mustache is more your cup of tea, but you’re finding that it grows longer in certain places than others, a pair of mustache trimming scissors and a comb can help. There is even a mild wax which you can use to “train” your mustache hairs to grow in a certain direction, which is advantageous for people with “bald spots”.

Certain vitamins can also be taken to help your beard/mustache grow and remain fresh. Vitamins B3, B5 and B9 are good for your beard. Lean meats, dairy products and greens are a good way to get those vitamins if you don’t feel like forking out for supplements.

Finally, there is trimming. Buying a good grooming product, such as a trimmer is a good investment for a styled beard. A full-on beard or a mustache requires a comb and scissors, though. This can often be tedious and time-consuming but can lead to better-looking, neater and tidier beards. Perhaps we should have been clearer at the beginning – beards and mustaches are in – but only well-maintained and well-groomed ones.