When you grow a beard for the first time, you quickly realize two things.
- The itching phase is a real b*tch.
- Your hair shampoo is not made to be used on a beard.
Point number one is easy, but the solution is kind of unknown to most: use your girlfriend’s face moisturizer where you grow for a day or two, and it will pass.
Point number two is more difficult as dedicated beard washes are not that easy to find, not even in the men’s personal care section of your local pharmacy. Here comes the Walton Wood beard wash and beard balm to the rescue.
At a reasonable price point of $18 on their website, the Canadian beard wash by Walton Wood Farm comes in a generous bottle of 237 ml (8 fl oz) and does a great job of washing my big beard. It is difficult to pinpoint the exact scent, but the significant other says it’s very masculine, yet discreet.
After a good wash, now is the time to groom your work of art (that is, your beard). You can use oil or balm. If you have a thick and somewhat wild beard, a good balm will be the equivalent of gel for your facial hair. It helps put it in place and make it stay nice all day long. The Canadian Beard Balm by Walton Wood will do just that. Just enough to tame the beast, but not too sticky that the lady will not want to touch and play with your beard as you binge some Netflix, comfortably in love together on the couch. Just as the beard wash, the balm got the approval of my lady.
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Based in Quebec and photographer for more than 15 years, I specialize in press photography (photojournalism) and corporate and event photography.
A 2006 graduate of the prestigious photojournalism program at Loyalist College in Belleville (Ontario, Canada), I first distinguished myself by being the first runner up student of the Association of Press Photographers of Eastern Canada (Eastern Canadian News photographers Association) for the quality of my portfolio.
Back in Quebec City after an internship at the Ottawa Citizen and the Edmonton Sun, and a contract at the Windsor Star, I quickly developed a large clientele including some of the most prestigious Canadian newspapers.
In 2018, I published two books: The hidden face of photography and En photo et en Affaires