Hair and beard care are often taboo topics with men. At House of Handsome, we believe in taking the best care of yourself and that can often start with your shower routine. With so many products out there to choose from, we have compiled a list of the best products to start a new hair and beard care routine with.
Step 1: Shampoo And Conditioner
Your haircare routine often starts in the shower. Whether you shower in the morning to prepare for a long day or prefer to shower at night to wash off the day’s labor, you almost always want to start with a deep shampoo. At House of Handsome, we recommend using American Crew. There are many options so depending on your personal preference, you could go for the 2-in-1 for shampoo and conditioning, or the 3-in-1 for the more efficient gentlemen who like to keep their shower quick and simple. American Crew also makes options for fully separate shampoo and conditioner which is what we recommend for the most thorough cleaning and protection.
Step 2: Beard Scrub
Don’t be too quick to hop out of the shower! Standard body washes and shampoos are often too strong for sensitive face on your skin. Beard washes are a great way to get into that thick beard and clean out the dirt and debris that may be hiding beneath your luscious facial hair. Plus when you use a beard scrub it often also works as a facial cleanser so you can apply it liberally to your whole face with no worries that you are damaging your skin. For this reason, we have chosen our American Crew 2-in-1 Skin moisturizer and beard conditioner. Apply it in the shower after you shampoo and condition and you’ll be leaving the shower feeling like a million dollars every time.
Step 3: Hair Product
This part is a little subjective because everyone has a preference for their favorite hair product. While some people like a shiny pomade, others may want a more matte finish to complete a rustic look. There are also different options for different days and events. Our recommendation for a jack-of-all-trades hair product is D:STRUCT. This medium-hold molding cream is a great everyday look that can also work for more fancy events. It leaves your hair feeling light for days that you don’t want to put too much effort, but can really pull together a medium-hold look that feels like you’re not using any product at all! We definitely recommend D:STRUCT as a staple in every man’s arsenal of hair care products.
Step 4: Beard Lather
Whether you like beard oil or a leave-on conditioner, beard care is an essential step that a lot of men forget to do. Oil can help keep your stray hairs from…. well, straying. Conditioner can keep your beard feeling soft. For this reason, we have chosen Woody’s Beard Balm as our choice for your beard care needs. This conditioner/wax will help keep your beard feeling soft and control those pesky strays. Definitely try this one out when you get a chance. Slight warning – you may never be able to complete your shower routine without it.
For all your hair, beard, and self-care needs, visit your local barbershop at House of Handsome with locations in the greater Edmonton Area. Our experienced professionals are happy to make more personalized recommendations for all your needs. Book an appointment to see a hairstylist today!