Instead of scattering recommended products all over my website, I decided to create a page solely dedicated to my favorite beard grooming products of the year.
You’ll notice that the products on this page cater to a wide range of bearded men. I stray away from niche products and gravitate toward ones that I know please a large proportion of bearded men.
From trimmers to dyes, this page should hopefully guide you from several different perspectives. An all-in-one buyer’s guide that’ll be regularly updated as time goes by.
Best Overall Beard Trimmer
The Brio Beardscape is certainly one of the most talked about trimmers in the beard grooming sphere.
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What I love about it is how it manages to maintain a sense of simplicity despite having a thoroughly modern design.
After removing it from its sleek packaging, the first thing you’ll notice is how sturdy it feels in your hand. It’s got just enough heft to feel like it’s built to last, without feeling bulky or uncomfortable.
In other words, you’ll immediately realize it isn’t a cheap, throwaway trimmer.
The two features I find most impressive are unsurprising, considering just how often they’re mentioned in reviews online. Those features are the blades and the quietness of the motor.
The Brio Beardscape benefits hugely from its premium, ceramic blades that are exceptionally sharp, cutting quickly and with minimal resistance. Ceramic is apparently four times harder than stainless steel (a fun fact I didn’t know beforehand).
The motor is very quiet. I honestly don’t even know how you’d make a motor this quiet while retaining some serious power. Comparing it to an old trimmer is probably the best way to appreciate this remarkable feat.
Its versatility is partly due to its wide range of length options, coming with four double-ended guard attachments. These are of 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15 and 18mm.
Plus, it’s cordless – this is essential for me. It’s LCD screen very helpfully displays remaining battery life (4 hours on full charge), the RPM settings, and also tells you when the blades need a clean.
Overall, if you were going to extend your budget a little for any beard grooming product, it should be for a good trimmer. This trimmer will consistently provide excellent results, and most importantly will last a long time.
Best Beard Trimmer For Stubble / Very Short Beards
Interestingly, I wouldn’t recommend the Beardscape for stubble or very short beards. To be more specific, you maintain your beard to lengths under 10mm, you should go for the Philips Norelco Oneblade QP6520/70 instead.
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This trimmer was designed with stubbled and very short-bearded men in mind. It comes with 14 length settings between 0.4mm and 10mm.
It’s called a “hybrid tool” because it does several different things very well. There aren’t many devices that can trim, edge, and shave very effectively, but this one seems to pull it off with some serious flair.
The Oneblade manages to trim incredibly short and even shave while feeling gentle and comfortable.
This is because the trimmer head is able to follow the contours of the face.
It’s great for edging because the dual-sided blade actually allows you to edge in either direction. I almost wept when I realized this – I was so happy. I was actually able to see the lines I was trying to shape and sculpt.
Best Beard Oil
Beard oil is crucial for providing moisture and nourishment to both the developing and the developed beard. There are some great ones on the market today, but Honest Amish Beard Oil does take the crown.
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It contains the usual jojoba oil and argan oil.
The oil smells great and distributes beautifully across the beard, feeling light and airy throughout.
The gentle shine it leaves on the beard always looks very healthy and subtle.
Best Beard Balm
Beard balm is perfect for providing a small amount of hold.
It doesn’t have as strong of a hold as wax does, but it’s perfect for flattening stray hair and keeping everything neat and tight.
Plus, it often reduces beard itch during those particularly troublesome awkward phases of growth.
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Like the Honest Amish Beard Oil, it distributes very easily through the beard after melting comfortably between the hands.
The Honest Amish Beard Oil and Beard Balm go fantastic together and both generally last a long time.
Best Boar Bristle Beard Brush
This one was tricky, because there are a huge number of them out there. I’ll start by saying this – only ever buy a boar bristle beard brush.
The Seven Potions Beard Brush is good because it’s light (but sturdy), easy-to-hold, and has a beautiful pearwood body.
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It’s phenomenal at training the beard, particularly during the earlier stages of growth. Over time, you’ll notice the beard hair looking straighter, flatter, and generally growing in the desired direction.
It’s also great at re-distributing natural sebum oil, as well as any beard oil you may be using.
The power of a good beard brush should never be underestimated.
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