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Beard Care for the Traveling Man: Portable Grooming Essentials

Beard Care for the Traveling Man: Portable Grooming Essentials


Summer is the time of year for traveling, and whether you’re just taking a short trip to visit friends or loved ones or you’re off on a wanderlust-fueled, globetrotting adventure, you’ll find that your beard needs the same level of care and attention on the road that it needs at home. 

When you’re traveling, you have a million things to keep track of, and the state of your facial hair is probably the furthest thing from your mind! Luckily, it’s pretty easy to travel-ify your beard care routine so that it’s minimal, packable, and perfect for everything from short road trips to long-haul flights! Here are the top tips from the experts here at Fresh Beards.

Choose a Small Brush/Comb Set

Pretty much any beard that’s longer than a few centimeters can benefit from regular brushing and combing. It detangles your beard and mustache and makes things look neater, keeps bits of debris from accumulating in the hair, and spreads your natural skin oils down the hair shaft for a healthier, softer, shinier beard. 

However, a large or unwieldy brush or comb is not your best friend on travel days! It’s better to leave the big one at home and opt for a travel brush, comb, or brush and comb set that can easily be popped into a suitcase or carry-on for a quick tidy-up on the go.

Stay Clean

Airports, train stations, rest stops, and other travel hubs are huge gathering spots for people from all over the place, which means germs from all over the place. If you’ve had a beard for any length of time, you know that it has a propensity to hang onto things you’d rather it didn’t, from crumbs to toothpaste blobs, and germs are no exception. Travel can lead to contaminants hanging out in your beard, potentially getting you sick, so staying clean on trips and vacations is a must! 

Don’t neglect your routine of washing your beard just because you’re away from home– pack a bottle of your favorite beard wash and give things a good cleaning on a regular basis to wash away sweat, dirt, and oil that are bound to accumulate during busy, stressful travel days.

Smart Product Packing

Packing your toiletries for a trip, whether it’s on a plane or a train or something in between, is never an easy task, but choosing your products wisely can help to save you some stress! When you’re packing for your next vacation or business trip, remember that liquids are not necessarily your friend. Even the best sealed toiletry bottles can be prone to leaks, and if you don’t want whatever you packed to be all over your bag, it’s best to opt out of liquid products wherever you can!

In terms of beard care, you’ll often find that a beard balm is a better choice than something like an oil when you’re on the road. Not only is it neater and easier to pack, but its solid form means that it isn’t subject to TSA rules about liquids on flights– bonus!

Follow Proper Guidelines When Flying

You should always be mindful of what tools you’re bringing with you when traveling, but if you’re planning to fly and especially if you’re not planning on checking a bag, you should be extra careful about the trimming and grooming tools you choose to bring. Certain bladed items like razors or scissors are not allowed in carry-on luggage, or they must be under a certain size. 

Depending on the length of your trip and the speed at which your beard grows, you might be better off leaving your trimming and tidying tools at home and opting for a refresh or a trip to the barber shop right before you leave. You might end up regretting it at airport security otherwise!

Packing for travel when you have a beard doesn’t have to be stressful when you have a good routine and the right preparations! Shop our premium beard care products from Fresh Beards to get the very best for your beard, no matter where you find yourself.

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