Woohoo, it’s holiday season! This year, I’m going to the tropics – time for Costa Rica! This blogpost and the video describe the kit I compiled for my beard care on the go and in the jungle as well and gives you some additional tips to build your very own grooming travel kit.
So, I will stay there for 3 weeks and while I love to travel lightweight, I still need to carry a lot of stuff with me which I want to reduce to the max. That also applies to my beard care equipment which consists only of the minimum required tools.
I think the tropical conditions and the daily usage of mosquito poison will force me to wash and brush the beard more than usual, so I carefully curated the following kit for my beard care on the go.
Now you could easily buy one of the kits you can get online. They contain travel sized essential products, sometimes packed in a nice bag. I just reviewed one of them some weeks ago. But the real beardo takes his preferred stuff that really fits to his needs.
Watch the video “Beard care on the go”
Brushes are essential for everyday beard care. I considered first to just take my round brush, but I decided to take both as they are completely different. The comb stays home, I’ll use the round brush for combing. If you have a short or mid long beard, you can leave the round brush out of course.
Next up: Beard oil. The most important product. I choose my home made stuff without scents, because I don’t’ want to tease the mosquitos to much. Not sure if balm works well at 40 degrees, but I wanna try out. I made a mix with some more bees wax so it should be fine.
Should be enough to keep the Moustache groomed and get rid of single hairs. My clipper stays home, it’s too much stuff (charger, machine, clips). If your beard has a shape that needs a regular trim with a clipper, you should take yours of course. But I use my clipper not often at home.
While these first items are essential for all beardos, the following stuff is optional (depending on the length and shape of your beard).
Again, I made my own balm without scent. Not sure if balm works well at 40 degrees, but I wanna try out. I made a mix with some more bees wax so it should be fine.
One of the luxury item in the luggage! But we will stay in little lodges most of our time, and I assume they are not equipped with air blowers. This little one doesn’t waste much space and it’s hot enough for my needs. Again, if you have a shorter beard you won’t need this item.
My cardridge razor is absolutely needed to keep my bald head shaved. I also use it to trim the cheek lines of the beard. Plus I’ll take a replacement blade.
I use this soap mainly for shaving. But It’s also a 2-1 product and could replace a dedicated beard wash as well – which saves space in the suitcase.
Last but not least I refilled a small amount of my after shave milk into a little glass bottle. I will shave around 5-6 times, so that amount should be enough for proper bald care.
Sounds like it’s a lot of stuff but during 3 weeks it need all of these tools. I have a little sponge bag where all fits magically in (except the brushes, I just trow them into the suitcase).
What do you take for your own beard care on the go? Let us know in the comments!