For the grizzly bears of us out there, a whole year has been passing by in preparation for one of these months...Movember (which runs throughout November) and Decembeard (through December, but I'm pretty sure you already knew that!). If it is Movember you are going for, its always a good shout to grow a decent beard or stubble in preparation for shaving your facial hair into an epic handle-bar moustache so you don't have to go through the baby fluff stage! As for Decembeard, it's simple, just keep on growing that mane.
What is Movember?
During the month of November, you have to grow your moustache in aid of raising awareness and charity donations for prostate cancer. The rule are that everywhere other than your 'mo' has to be clean shaven.
What is Decembeard?
During the month of December, it's simple, grow your beard to raise awareness and as much money as possible but this time for bowel cancer support.
For these months it is essential to have the right equipment to keep your beard or mo in tip top condition, especially to trim those pesky, random stray hairs that seem to grow 10 times faster and thicker than the rest of your hair!
My beard trimmer of choice is this Philips Beard Trimmer 7000 and there was one main reason why I decided to upgrade my current basic one for this cutting edge design. The reason is for their high-tech vacuum which is built-in to the trimmer, which will suck up most of your beard trimmings as you shave, leaving your bathroom sink and all around it clean and hair free.
I've used beard trimmers for years and years, I can't even recall the last time I was clean shaven. This trimmer from Philips, fits nicely in the hand and glides across the face with ease. I was surprised at how small it was considering all the technology that is in it's casing. The Philips Beard Trimmer 7000 has a dial that you turn left or right with your thumb which raises or lowers the stainless steel blades, making it easy to cut to a hair length that you require. As well as that, it gives it's users the freedom to select up to 20 different length settings from 0.5 to 10mm for that perfect precision trim.
As well as keeping your facial hair under control, it is also just as important to keep in hydrated and loved, so here are a few products from Bulldog Skincare for Men, that I have picked for you.
Keep it clean
Original Beard Shampoo and Conditioner, 200ml (RRP £6.00)
If your beard has achieved majestic volume, you might experience itching and dandruff. Giving your beard a good wash will help remove any build-up of dead skin and all the unpleasant stuff it can accumulate from the outside world. Bulldog’s Original 2in1 Beard Shampoo and Conditioner, enriched with aloe vera, cleanses, softens and untangles hair.
Original Beard Oil, 30ml (RRP £5.50)
For extra moisture and shine, massage some oil in to your beard. Bulldog’s Original Beard Oil creates the perfect conditions for a healthy beard. The combination of aloe vera, camelina oil and borage oil softens and conditions.
Original Beard Balm, 75ml (RRP £8.00)
The fast-absorbing Original Beard Balm should be man’s first port of call when going in search of an all-in-one beard moisturiser, conditioner and styling aid. The specially formulated product contains cocoa butter to deliver a non-greasy shine to the hair, flanked by shea butter, which acts as a moisturiser.