A man's facial hair is often equated to a woman's makeup, and when you think about it, the resemblance does ring true. A simple alteration to a guy's facial hair has the ability to drastically modify his appearance, and sometimes even make him look like an entirely different person. Veteran beard bearers will also tell you about the lesser-known advantages of keeping a beard, like its ability to take the attention away from facial features you aren't particularly trying to highlight, like a big nose or a weak chin. And personally, the men in my life who do keep a beard, seem to spend as much time obsessing over it as I would over the blending of my foundation!
So, in a nutshell, your beard is important to you. Some would even say they'd struggle with recognising themselves in the mirror, if they suddenly decided to go for a clean shave. It makes you feel good, it makes you feel confident, and it certainly makes you feel as adult as you are. So don't you think taking good care of your beard is extremely crucial? Considering it can make or break your appearance, why would you want to sport an unkempt, bushy, hay-like beard on your face?
Also, if you're in a relationship, trust me your girl would appreciate a soft, silken, well-groomed beard, way more than a bush that makes her scratch her face all-day-long. Did I just hear you say "easier said than done?". Well, I'd like to challenge that presumption by bringing to you the best of the best beard grooming products available in India, that will help you keep yours in great shape, always!
1. Beardo Godfather Beard Wash
Price : INR 250 for 100 ml
With wonder-ingredients like glycerin and avocados to help maintain smoothness and provide nourishment, Beardo's beard wash does more than just wash away dirt and grime. It helps keep the skin under your beard soft and supple, and also softens your beard and treats callouses. The lather of this wash feels absolutely luxurious, and the after-smell remains lingering long after you've used the product!
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2. The Man Company Argan & Geranium Beard Wash
Price : INR 350 for 100 ml
The Man Company has long been accepted as a pioneering men's grooming brand in India. And their beard wash certainly upholds that reputation. SLS and Paraben-free, this gentle yet super-effective beard wash is infused with the goodness of Moroccan Argan, an ingredient known for making hair softer, shinier and frizz-free. Not only that, but this beard wash is also rich in antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial qualities, that together help promote healthy beard growth.
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3. Hawkins & Brimble Beard Shampoo
Price : INR 903 for 250 ml
You diligently wash your head of hair with a great-quality shampoo, so why does your beard not get the same treatment? This beard shampoo by Hawkings & Brimble is a true classic, brimming with impressive nourishment and conditioning qualities. This cleansing shampoo contains ginger, pro-vitamin B5 and Aloe Barbadensis leaf juice, that together work like magic to keep your beard fresh, healthy and extremely soft. Also, the smell is awesome!
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4. Beardo Moustache & Beard Wax Stick
Price : INR 200
If you're sick of your facial hair constantly having a mind of its own, sticking up and looking shabby when it so pleases, trust me this is a product you'll thank us or introducing you to. For starters, this was stick comprises of beneficial ingredients like Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil, Bees Wax & Sweet Orange Essential Oil, that add lustre to your beard and keep it healthy. Secondly, it gives you a tough, strong hold at a very budget-friendly price, so really it's worth every penny. And lastly, the wax stick comes in such a small, handy packaging that you can carry it in your pocket everywhere you go, and whip out for some emergency beard grooming!
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5. The Man Company Almond & Thyme Beard Oil
Price : INR 315 for 50 ml
Are you one of those men, who try as they might, can't seem to obtain a steady beard growth? No matter what they do, their facial hair refuses to grow into a fuller, manly beard. Well, we just found a life-saver for you! This oil from The Man Company is designed to give your beard growth a healthy and powerful boost, allowing you to achieve the lush beard you've always dreamt of. Ingredients like almond oil, thyme, rosemary, lemon, geranium, argan oil, hazelnut oil and jojoba oil in this product, also help perfect your skin condition for beard growth. The Vitamin E in the oil helps keep your beard manageable, smooth and nourished.
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6. Dapr. Hemp Seed Oil Beard Butter
Price: INR 499 for 100 g
Take my word for it, and get yourself this beard butter from Dapr. It's essentially a leave-in conditioner for your beard that tremendously moisturises it, softens the coarse hair, and gets rid of any itchiness, all while helping you style your facial hair without any waxy feel to it. It smoothens the texture of your beard, and adds an enviable shine. The ingredients of hemp seed oil and wheat protein, help strengthen hair follicles from the very roots!
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7. Professor Fuzzworthy's Beard Shampoo
Price: INR 3,578 for 125 g
If budget is not a constraint as far as giving your beard the best-quality care is concerned, this is a product worth every single rupee of the investment. It's a high-end, premium beard-grooming product with luxurious ingredients and loyal customers all over the globe. Its an organic beard shampoo bar, that lasts substantially longer than what the size might indicate. From the first wash itself, you'll notice a very prominent difference in the quality, texture and thickness of your beard hair. Those who did get past the admittedly high price, have mostly sworn to never use any other product again!
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Not a fan of your current beard? Take a pick from one of these products, and the fondness will grow on you!