12 Essential Grooming Products That Keep Your Beard in Check

Look rugged without looking savage.


The macho-man beard isn't going anywhere, but if you want to rock the Paul Bunyan style, you need to keep your scruff from getting too rough around the edges. It's the nature of the beast (or beard, we should say) for facial hair to grow wild, unruly hairs if not tended to properly. Check out the best grooming products to take your beard from scraggly to striking.

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Baxter of California
Baxter of California Bead Line-Up Shave Gel

Baxter of California is changing the beard care game with their transparent shave gel! With longer facial hair, it can be hard shaping your neck and other areas of your face with typical shaving cream, so the stellar grooming brand came up with a solution that’s packed with vitamin C, vitamin E, aloe, and eucalyptus oil to help you tame that mane successfully. Getting your perfect-looking beard just got a whole lot easier! 

More: The Ultimate Guide to Manscaping and Grooming

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Anthony Ingrown Hair Treatment

The sight of ingrown hairs can be totally hair-raising! Growing out that scruff can lead to the dreaded skin problem, especially when your beard makes it harder to exfoliate that skin — that’s where Anthony Ingrown Hair Treatment comes in. This gel product has rave reviews from costumers, thanks to a kick-ass trio of salicylic, glycolic, and phytic acids to remove dead skin. This treatment really rises to the occasion!

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Billy Jealousy Beard Wash



Soap and water don't do anything for the hair on your head, and they won't work for your beard either. Wash out the grime and tangles from your scruff with this conditioning wash from Billy Jealousy. Aloe leaf juice and green tea extract pack a softening and strengthening punch to tame your facial mane. Beards can carry some pretty disgusting bacteria — whatever you do, don't google it — so use a few dabs and you'll be able to rest assured it stays so fresh and so clean.

More: 9 Best Colognes to Take You From Dud to Stud

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Baxter of California Beard Comb



This comb might look simple, but there's a 12-step process that goes into making this bad boy. This handmade beard comb from Switzerland is great to use post-beard-wash to shape and detangle your facial hair. Use the best of the best combs to straighten out that scruff — trust us, it's worth it.

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Texas Beard Co. Mint Eucalyptus Beard Oil



If you haven't checked out the best men's beard oils yet, we're sure this oil from Texas Beard Co. will have you feeling fresh AF in the morning. The scent of eucalyptus and mint oils acts like the most relaxing wake-up call, thanks to their relaxing and revitalizing effects. Apply a few drops, and you'll see a smooth, shiny beard. Though it's small, this bottle will last up to four months.

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Can You Handlebar Beard Oil Brush



This pick is necessary for those guys with a full-grown beard. Can You Handlebar's beard brush helps you to apply beard oil evenly to make sure every hair is equally oiled-up. Plus, this mini brush has its own travel case, making it easy to keep your beard sleek wherever you go. Use this key tool to move through that beard without pulling out your hair. You can even use it to exfoliate your face for softer skin!

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Stache Bomb Stache Wax



Yes, this mustache wax is the bomb! If there's one area of your facial scruff that seems to never stay in place, it's your mustache. Apply a small amount of Stache Bomb for a firm hold that'll keep your hair in place all day long. The mustache wax's pine scent will transport any outdoorsy dude to his happy place.

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Jack Black Beard Lube Conditioning Shave



Beard Lube's soothing oils will hydrate your hair and skin, whether you decide to shave off your beard or simply want to condition those wild hairs. This lube has peppermint and eucalyptus to revitalize your skin like the Texas Beard Co. oil, but jojoba and macadamia oils provide an extra layer of protection to prevent your skin from drying out. Use this beard lube daily, and you'll develop a soft spot for this conditioning Jack Black beard care product.

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Tom Ford Beauty
Tom Ford Beauty Tobacco Vanille Conditioning Beard Oil

Treat your beard to the luxe feel and scent of Tom Ford’s Tobacco Vanille Beard Oil. The price might be steep for some, but with ingredients like vitamin E that work as an antioxidant, jojoba oil that’ll seriously moisturize your skin, and almond oil to prevent any breakouts by decreasing sebum production, you’ll feel like a million bucks! Most importantly, the smokey vanilla scent, just like the matching fragrance, will have you smelling irresistible.

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Braun BT3040 Hair and Beard Trimmer



We wish we could say facial hair grows to perfection naturally, but trimming is essential for keeping that beard looking tight. Braun's two blade trimmers guarantee a sharp and accurate cut with either of the detachable precision combs. Plus, for less than $50, you also get a Gillette razor for those days you want to go for a clean-cut look. You'll see your beard shape up nicely with the BT3040 Hair and Beard Trimmer.

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Just For Men Brush-In Color Mustache & Beard Gel



Beard dye has become a controversial beard grooming product. If you want to even out the color of your facial hair or remove grays, we suggest using this Just For Men coloring gel carefully. You'll want to protect the skin around your hair from staining with Vaseline or wax before applying this beard dye. Also, always go a shade lighter in color than the darkest hair on your head, and only keep this color on for the suggested time to avoid looking like a total joke.

Beard color can tint your whiskers into looking fuller and flawless if done right. Take a walk on the wild side with caution, or you'll ruin your scruff by a hair.