As a new beard enthusiast due to medical reasons. My initial thoughts of having a large beard had been poor and the look overall uncomfortable and dirty, almost like a homeless person. Now, I never want to shave it again and I love it. Cheers to all those who truly "Live Bearded"! Now in a long term nursing facility, I am learning that beard oil, balm, etc is vital to the health of my beard. Let alone finding a good comb/brush that doesn't rip the hair out of the skin. I have no monetary gain and cannot afford the products I need to keep this mane living to it's fullest potential. Let's just say I am now truly all by myself. Whether or not I have the products or not, they are always bumped up to my need right now wish list. Still on the learning curve of maintaining a full, rich, and beardiful beard. If you start one, stay on task and don't quit. Live Bearded emails keep me hopeful and encourage new ways to maintain the mane. Thanks all!