Desiree and BF

I never thought I'd date a man with a beard.

This was all new to me since I had never dated a man with a beard before, and to some extent, this was also new to my boyfriend, whose beard maintenance typically takes place at the barbershop. With an explosion of natural men's lines hitting the shelves and the growing popularity of facial hair, I decided to embark on a beard product search to meet his general day-to-day grooming needs. I provided my boyfriend with four men's line brands, HIS MIX from Mixed Chicks, J.Carter Men, Shea Moisture, and Cantu, which are formulated specifically beards. Here's his review of each product based on texture, smell, and how well he was able to use it in his beard.

Mens products

Mixed Chicks HIS Mix-The Men's line from Mixed Chicks comes in a quad pack featuring a Shampoo, Daily Conditioner, Leave-In Conditioner and Styling Gel

His Mix Shampoo

J. Carter Men:Drench Curl Activator

J Carter

Shea Moisture Men Maracuja Oil & Shea Butter Full Beard Detangler

SheaMoisture Beard Detangler

Cantu Men 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash

Cantu Mens Bodywash

Alhough November has come to a close, we can still appreciate and love a man with good beard game. The great thing about the availability of natural men's products is that all of our favorite brands are coming out with different varieties of styling and conditioning products to make our men just as happy. For my man, he's planning on using the SheaMoisture Detangler and HIS MIX Shampoo as part of his daily regimen, and I'm happy he was so flexible and open to trying so many different products.

What do the men in your life use on their hair or beard? Share with us below.