Whether you are looking for a little facial hair inspiration, have specific questions about beard care, or perhaps you are looking for some feedback on your current beard style, online forums are a great place to check out.
Here we wanted to round up some tried-and-true communities that beardsmen have visited for years.
1. Jefff’s Beard Board (Tapatalk)
By far, one of the most popular, and dare we say respected, beard care forums online will be Jefff’s Beard Board. Jefff’s Beard Board has been around for years and discusses everything relating to facial hair.
Whether you wanted to learn about applying minoxidil to your facial hair, meet up with some like-minded pogonophiles, or attend a facial hair competition, check out this forum.
The community is extremely active and outstanding for deepening your learning about both mustache and facial hair care.
Plus, the Jefff’s Beard Board also has a chatroom!
One of the most popular sites on the internet, Reddit has a robust facial hair community in their /r/beards subreddit.
This image-heavy forum is perfect if you are looking for some inspirational facial hair styles or are looking for a bit of feedback on how your beard looks.
Additionally, they have a wiki to answer common questions about beard growth, maintenance, styles, and more.
Beyond /r/beards, on Reddit, you can find many other niche communities that may pique your interest. A few that caught my eye are the following:
- /r/beardoil: Actively discusses specific beard oil blends. A perfect compliment to our guide on how to make beard oil.
- /r/longbeards: Similar to /r/beards but focusing specifically on beards greater than 4″ (10cm) in length.
- /r/moustache: Discussion related to the hair only on your upper lip.
- /r/beardtalk: Given the image-heavy posting on /r/beards, /r/beardtalk is a great place to check out for questions related to beard care or beard products.
- /r/beardadvice: Not sure about the style of your beard, share a pic on /r/beardavice and get some great constructive criticism from like-minded men.
- /r/minoxbeards: Strictly discusses the application of minoxidil, the active ingredient in Rogaine, for resolving a patchy or sparse beard.
3. Badger & Blade
If you like to perform a traditional wet shave, you may be familiar with Badger & Blade. Their robust shaving community is a great place to learn more about the lost art of shaving and to get answers to specific questions about various shaving tools, techniques, and more.
But did you know that Badger & Blade also has a facial hair subforum? Their Beards & Moustaches forum is moderately active and has some great advice specifically for facial hair care. Additionally, you can read feedback on popular products before you purchase them.
The Badger & Blade forum isn’t image-heavy, so we recommended checking out some of the other sites mentioned on this list if you are looking for style advice.
4. Paid and Semi-Private Forums
A few select paid and semi-private forums are available should you want more exclusivity and civilized discussions, which may be hard to come by public forums.
Two forums, of which we don’t carry an active membership, include Beardbrand’s Alliance and BeardedGents.
To join the Beardbrand Alliance, entry is free after purchasing $150+ worth of products from their site. Otherwise, you would have to pay $90 for a lifetime membership.
BeardedGents requires you to sign up on their site and provide an actual photo of yourself – which will likely cut down on trolls and bots.
5. Facebook Groups
If you have Facebook, then you are likely familiar with groups. If not, just simply hit the ‘Groups’ link on the left and type in ‘beard.’
You will be served up with a long list of public and private beard groups. We found groups specifically for minoxidil, beard oil, funny pics, bearded dads, and so much more during our search.
Don’t be shy! Social media is all about putting yourself out there and building relationships with like-minded people.
We hope that the list above provides you with some great starting points for active facial hair communities that you’ll enjoy visiting.
Shawn Burns is the founder and senior editor of Tools of Men. He started this site with the goal of teaching men proper grooming habits and sensible style. Shawn’s expertise includes in-depth product reviews and how-to articles. Shawn was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal for his expertise.