Growing a beard isn’t as simple as you think. Of course, you can grow it out however long you want. But you should start looking after it.
But what does that entail? In this article, you’ll discover everything you need to know to take care of your new face hair.
Choose a beard style
This is the fun part. There is always a style for you, from goatees to Van Dykes to a full look and designer stubble.
Obviously, this is mainly down to personal taste, but there are other factors to consider. First, you have to decide how much time and effort you are willing to put into maintainance. It will obviously require little work to let it grow, but carefully sculpted designer stubble requires a lot of attention.
Another factor is your growing potential. For example, if you have patchy cheeks that hardly fill with growth, then a good choice might be a goatee.
Then you face shape is another factor that influences your decision. Beards fit based on face shapes.
Washing your beard
You should avoid using regular shampoo. The hair on your head and that on your beard are not the same. The face’s hair is more coarse and curly. I’ve not long been trialing the beard shampoo from the new Hairbond Etiquette range by Hairbond United Kingdom. Very impressed, loved the fragrance.
How often beard shampoo should be used on your beard depends on the length of the beard. The longer it is, the more need there is for shampoo and the more often it will require washing. One thing that is sure to happen is that more food and dirt will get caught on it the longer it is.
Also, where you work can affect how frequently you wash. If you work at a construction site with all the dirt that comes with such a setting, it’ll need more attention more often than if you were in the office all day.
Much like combing, brushing is important as it helps to style. With brushing, beard oils can properly reach the skin underneath the beard. Especially when scrubbed hard. It’s like exfoliating your skin.
The best brush for beards is boar-haired brush. Its bristles are great at removing dead skin cells from underneath your beard. This leaves the skin healthy and not red and painful.
The key to trimming your beard is to take small amounts at a time. That way if there is any mistake, you can rectify it easily. However, if you don’t want to go at it yourself, then head to your local barber.