Ah yes, the famed five-o’clock shadow. A look that exudes ruggedness and masculinity without the commitment of a full beard. A look that says I’m cool… with a hint of danger.
Growing stubble may sound easy. All a man has to do is simply stop shaving, right? But if you’ve ever grown stubble, you know other factors are at play… mainly how to keep your stubble from turning into a mess of living sandpaper.
Below are our simple tips to grow the perfect five-o’clock shadow while sparing yourself – and your partner – the pain of dry, irritating stubble.
Clippers: First and foremost, grab yourself a quality set of electric clippers with adjustable guards. We prefer clippers that plug directly into the wall, since there’s nothing worse than your battery dying mid-trim. While we can put a man on the moon, clipper companies have yet to develop a “rechargeable” trimmer that will reliably hold a charge.
You must also consider the guards themselves. Some clippers have one attached guard that adjusts with a simple twist or slide of a button. We recommend clippers with actual detachable, individual guards.This prevents accidental guard adjustment mid-trim.
Razor: Your neck line and cheeks still require maintenance. For ease of use, we like a trusty electric razor.
Hydrate: A beard-friendly daily facial moisturizer is your best bet at stopping the itch and irritation that comes with growing a solid five-o’clock shadow. It also helps prevent the spread of the dreaded Hipster Herpes.
Once you find the right guard, trim weekly.
stubble + ‘stache was born out of necessity. I started growing my beard out in honor of a fallen Marine brother. Within a week my stubble was itchy, dry, and all-around annoying. In my search for a daily facial moisturizer that also reduced facial hair itch and softened scruff, I found nothing, and from that need, Hydrate: Daily Facial + Beard Moisturizer was born.
Your stubble itches for two main reasons:
To adequately combat these problems, you need to address both the dry skin and the dry, sharp whiskers. Our hydrating daily facial moisturizer is designed to address every concern/problem men encounter while growing out their scruff. Healthy, well-hydrated skin and soft whiskers. Problems solved.
What type of cleanser should you use? Any quality facial cleanser will do just fine… but do not use a bar of soap or body wash on your face! And always, always follow it up with a daily moisturizer afterward
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