The Girlfriends Guide to Beard Care by The Mod Cabin

The Girlfriends Guide to Beard Care by The Mod Cabin
September 8, 2015 The Mod Cabin Writer

With winter fast approaching, your boyfriend, husband, or significant other is probably considering cultivating the dandy wildman or lumbersexual look. If your man is like most, his desire to pull off the look probably exceeds his knowledge on how. Don’t worry; The Mod Cabin is here to help! Here is everything you need to know to make sure your man looks like a dandy vagabond, not a homeless one.

Step 1:

LET IT GROW

For the first four weeks he needs to let it grow. This will expose any patchy areas or unexpected opportunities for beard styles. He will undoubtedly get itchy during this period. Which is why he needs to keep store bought shampoos and styling gels as far away from his facial hair as possible. Advise your man to wash his face with an all-natural hot processed soap like The Mod Cabin’s Amber Resin or Birch Tar soap. After he has properly washed his new facial hair, he should apply a jojobaย and argan based beard oil to hydrate the skin and hair follicles and prevent itching and redness. Its a good rule of thumb to avoid beard oils containing grapeseed oil or coconut oil as they tend to become rancid and some men have a chemical reaction to these oils which leaves their beards smelling musty.

Step 2:

FIND A BEARD BARBER

Find a good beard barber like The Scotch Pine in Seattle. Don’t just go to any barber shop, ask them specific questions and see how they answer. If they don’t know how to trim and style facial hair it will become abundantly clear very quickly. If you can’t find a beard barber in your area contact us and we should be able to point you in the right direction. We work with beard barbers all over the world. We probably work with a beard barber in your area, if not, we most likely can find one.

Step 3:

MAINTENANCE AND UPKEEP

Once your man has his look down he needs to maintain it. Regardless of style or length, advise him to wash his facial hair 3 to 4 times a week with an all-natural hot processed beard soap. This will keep his beard properly hydrated and remove dead skin cells and hair follicles without stripping his beard of the natural oils his body produces that are vital to a dapper looking beard. One thing the beauty industry doesn’t want you to know is that most synthetic shampoos and styling products strip beards of their natural moisture. Whatever regimen you and him decide on should be based on the oil cleansing method. All of The Mod Cabin’s beard, shaving and skincare products are based on the oil cleansing method.

Once his beard has some length, encourage him to invest in a good boars hair beard brush and beard comb. The brush will evenly distribute the oils through his facial hair and the comb will help detangle his facial hair, keeping it neat and clean.

With this information your man is well on his way to cultivating your preferred facial hair style.

Comments (61)

  1. Moses 4 years ago

    Love the post!!! This article was literally exactly what I needed at this time.

    In dire need of a beard barber in Brooklyn or nyc. I was going to have my gf do the trimming and shaping because I didn’t know who to trust. I appreciate your prompt response!

    • The Mod Cabin 4 years ago

      Hi Mosses, we highly recommend Mike Harr from Fello Barber in SoHo. Tell him Chris from The Mod Cabin sent you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Stev Billson 4 years ago

    Where would the nearest “beard barber” be located? I live in Butte Montana. Just curious if you knew any close to my residence.
    Thanks…
    Stev

    • The Mod Cabin 4 years ago

      Have you tried Cutting Edge? They are located at 339 S Arizona Ave in Butte. Their number is (406) 782-8287.

  3. Neil Murphy 4 years ago

    I was just reading a little article on beard care. I was wondering if you worked with and could recommend a beard barber in the Las Vegas, NV area. All I seem to find are people that want to shave your beard off. Any help would be much appreciated.

    • The Mod Cabin 4 years ago

      Hi Neil,

      we have heard good things about Jimmy’s Barber shop in Las Vegas at 5651 S Grand Canyon Dr
      Ste 105. I would give them a call – (702) 675-6448, tell them Chris from The Mod Cabin referred you and ask them about the particular beard trim style you are looking for. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Neil 4 years ago

        Thank you very much. I will give them a try.

  4. Chase 4 years ago

    In need of a beard barber in the Northwest Atlanta, GA area. Any recommendations?

    • The Mod Cabin 4 years ago

      Try Groomed located at 375 Pharr Rd suite 207 in Atlanta. Their number is 4045850307. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Josh Setzer 4 years ago

    What’s going on… I’m having trouble finding a beard Barber in Lincolnton NC. If you could help that would be awesome. Thanks and beard on!

    • The Mod Cabin 4 years ago

      It may be a little out of your way, but try Ashville Barber and Beard: 1 Page Ave
      Ste 111
      Asheville, NC 28801

  6. Cole 4 years ago

    Hey guys was just wondering if you knew of any good beard barbers in the Green Bay/Appleton, WI area?

    • The Mod Cabin 4 years ago

      Try Shear Chaos salon – 103 W College Ave Suite 100 Appleton, WI (920) 733-4247. Kayla does beard trims. Tell them Chris from The Mod Cabin sent you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. michael 4 years ago

    Know of any good barber shops in tge Oxford/Anniston Alabama area?

    • The Mod Cabin 4 years ago

      Hi Michael, We confirmed that Ford’s Barber shop does beard trims. They are located at 375 Bynum Leatherwood RdAnniston, Alabama 36201. Their phone is(256) 237-7399.

      Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Michael 4 years ago

        WOW!!! That was fast. I know exactly where that is. Didn’t know they did beard trims. Thanks for the help

  8. Will 4 years ago

    Any beard barbers in the Ithaca NY area?

    • The Mod Cabin 4 years ago

      We talked to Gene’s Barber Stylist and verified that they do beard trims. They are located at:

      2255 N Triphammer Rd
      Ithaca, NY 14850
      (607) 266-9573

      Thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. J.D.N. 4 years ago

    You guys know of any beard barbers in the Cape Cod and Islands area? I’m living on Martha’s Vineyard and will be needing a good trim come Christmas time.

    • The Mod Cabin 4 years ago

      Hi JDN. We recommend Monument Barbershop at 145 Commercial St
      Provincetown, MA 02657
      Their phone number is 508-487-5151.

      We hope that is close enough to where your headed. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. James 4 years ago

    Hi,

    I’ve been looking for a beard barber in Northwest Arkansas (Bentonville, Rogers, Fayetteville). Any recommendations?

    Thanks and great article. I found your site searching beard balms versus beard oils. That was another great article.

    • The Mod Cabin 4 years ago

      Thank you James. For beard trims we recommend Crown Barbershop located at 15 N Church Ave #104, Fayetteville, AR 72701.

  11. Nathaniel 4 years ago

    Any recommendation for a beard barber in the Milwaukee, WI area? Thanks!

    • The Mod Cabin 4 years ago

      Hi Nathaniel. Try Stag Barbershop at;
      3064 S Delaware Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207
      Phone:(414) 489-7824

  12. Jason 4 years ago

    Recommendation for Charlotte, nc?

    • The Mod Cabin 4 years ago

      Hi Jason. Kevin at
      Dave’s Grooming at Cedar Walk does beard trims. Call 980-875-9785 and schdule a beard trim with Kevin. Here is the address:
      11058 Cedar Walk Lane
      Charlotte, NC 28277

  13. grant 4 years ago

    Where is the place to go in the Des Moines/ Urbandale Iowa area guys?

    • The Mod Cabin 4 years ago

      I would contact Franklin Plaza Barber Shop at
      4942 Franklin Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
      Phone:(515) 255-7115

      Thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Dillon 4 years ago

    Know of any beard barbers near huffman texas?

    • The Mod Cabin 4 years ago

      You may want to try the Modern Gent Shop at

      1616 S Friendswood Dr
      Friendswood, TX 77546
      Phone number (832) 569-5472

  15. Mark 4 years ago

    I live in McCook Ne far from anything, but was wondering if you knew of a beard barber in the nearest bigger city? Thanks.

  16. Rob 4 years ago

    Hi! Know of any beard barbers in Toronto, Canada??

    Thanks!

    • The Mod Cabin 4 years ago

      Hi Rob. Check out the Man Cave Barbers Lounge http://mancavebarbers.ca/ Tell them Chis from The Mod Cabin sent you.

      • Rob 4 years ago

        Thanks for the tip!!

  17. Kurt 4 years ago

    I noticed Atlanta was mentioned a while ago but i was looking for anything south of the city closer to fayetteville or hampton, ga. Thanks for the help! Love your products

    • The Mod Cabin 4 years ago

      Hi Kurt, I would try World Class Kuts in Hampton. They have a good reputation with facial hair trims.
      World Class Kuts
      2341 Jonesboro Rd.
      Hampton, GA 30228

  18. Laz 4 years ago

    Hi, any trim specialist near Selma North Carolina? Thanks!

    • The Mod Cabin 4 years ago

      Handsome Floyd’s located at
      8009 Creedmoor Road, Suite 203
      Raleigh, North Carolina, 27613

      is a great place for a beard trim. It is a ways from Selma though. If that is too far you may want to Customer’s Cutzs located at 125 Meghan Cir
      Selma, North Carolina 27576

  19. Chris 4 years ago

    Any recommendations for beard barbers in the Murrieta, CA area?

  20. Scott 4 years ago

    Hi Where would I find a beard barber in the Green Bay Wi area

    • The Mod Cabin 4 years ago

      There is a place simply called The Barbershop in west Green Bay that does excellent beard trims. Here is their address and phone #
      933 Anderson Drive
      Green Bay, WI 54304
      920-405-3770

  21. Brian 4 years ago

    Do you know of a beard barber in Cleveland- Akron-Canton, OH area?

    • The Mod Cabin 4 years ago

      Hi Brian, we have heard great things about Urban Kutz Barbershop in Cleveland. I would start there.

  22. Ian 4 years ago

    Hey guys, I’m in Westminster Co. not too far from homebase for you guys. Any recommendations for a beard barber here?

  23. DESIREE 3 years ago

    Hey guys,

    We live in Simi Valley California between Ventura And Los Angeles… my husband has been looking for a good barber. Does anyone know of any? Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • The Mod Cabin 3 years ago

      Hi, Desiree.

      Master’s Barbershop in West Hollywood is excellent, and I believe are very close to your area. Here is their website: http://www.mastersbarber.com/

      Tell them The Mod Cabin sent you!

      Cori / Co-Founder

  24. Charles 3 years ago

    Was wondering if you know any beard barber’s in Las Vegas NV?

    • The Mod Cabin 3 years ago

      Hi Charles,

      Give Jimmyโ€™s Barber shop in Las Vegas a call at (702) 675-6448. They’re at 5651 S Grand Canyon Dr.,
      Ste 105. Tell them Cori from The Mod Cabin referred you and ask them about the particular beard trim style you are looking for.

      Thanks!

  25. Bernie 3 years ago

    Looking for a beard specialist in north metro Denver, near Broomfield/Westminster/Thornton.

    Thanks,

    Bernie

    • The Mod Cabin 3 years ago

      Hi, Bernie!

      Check out Jake Reboul at The Shop in Denver. 620-960-8308 Be sure and tell him that The Mod Cabin sent you!

      Cori Gray//Co-Founder

  26. Doug 3 years ago

    I live in Norfolk, VA, have any recommendations for a full beard and mustache specialist?

  27. Tara Shiver 2 years ago

    Love the article! My husband drives me nuts with all this beard stuff. Any suggestions for a beard barber near McDonough, GA? Thanks, Tara

  28. Kirsten N 2 years ago

    Interesting post! I usually don’t like my boyfriend having beard since it’s a bit messy looking for me, but after reading this I’ll be the one to bring him to a beard barber to make it neat looking.

  29. Alex 2 years ago

    Hi, I am looking for a beard specialist in Orange County, CA.

    Many thanks!

  30. Travis Kowal 2 years ago

    Hello. I’m looking for a good beard barber near Phoenix/Scottsdale/Chandler Arizona. Any thoughts?

    Thanks,

    Travis

  31. Alex 2 years ago

    Hi, looking for a beard specialist in Orange County, CA. Iโ€™ve had my growth butchered too many times, so plz help me find a โ€œSpecialist!โ€

    Many thx!

  32. Kevin 1 year ago

    I’m looking for a beard specialist in the Pocatello, Idaho area. Any recommendations?
    Thanks,
    Kevin

  33. Hollis Key 1 year ago

    Any beard barber recommendations for Tallahassee, Florida? Thank you for all your great products.

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