Men's Grooming: Our Top Beard Care Tips

Our Top Beard Care Tips
With beards bang on trend at the moment, more guys than ever are looking to nail this look themselves. However, growing out your facial hair unfortunately isn’t as easy as just ceasing to shave and hoping for the best, and there are a number of things you need to keep in mind to grow a beard that is full, healthy, and attractive. Here are our top beard care tips to get you off to a great start.

Be patient
According to Web MD, you should leave a beard for a few months before starting to shape and style it. This will give your facial hair the chance to establish itself and grow healthy and thick, while trimming too early can leave it wiry and thin. If you’re truly committed to growing a beard, be sure to be patient and allow it to be a bit wild for a while and you’ll reap the rewards for years to come.

It’s also important to be patient during the start of your beard’s growth, when your face is likely to feel itchy. Don’t let this put you off — it only lasts a few weeks, we promise!

How to trim your beard
You’ve made it through the first few months of beard growth, and now you’re ready to style it to the shape you had in mind. But where do you start? First, you’re going to need an experienced barber or a good-quality beard trimmer, as you’re going to be using it plenty if you’re dedicated to maintaining your facial hair over the long-term. Take a look at this guide from the Telegraph on the 10 best shavers and trimmers for men to find the best model to suit your needs and budget.

When trimming your beard for the first time, start on the highest setting and then work down. Once you settled on a length you’re happy with, set your shaver to its shortest setting and remove the hair from your Adam’s apple to two inches below your jawline. You should then set your trimmer to a setting between the length of your neck and face hair and fade that two-inch area under your jaw, being careful to keep a steady hand.

How to take care of your beard
If you’re committed to maintaining a beard, you need to look after it, just like you do the hair on your head. Make sure to shampoo and condition your beard as and when you do your hair for the best results.

Other than shampoo and conditioner, the single product that will make the biggest difference to the health of your facial hair is beard oil, a product specifically formulated to keep it looking thick and healthy. Proraso Hot Oil Beard Treatment, which you can pick up online at Fat Buddha, will keep your beard in great condition with only one application a week, making it a low-maintenance way to achieve great facial hair.

Keep these tips in mind when growing your beard and it’s sure to look and feel as good as possible for as long as you keep it.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! That is an interesting post! It is very rare to find a good explanation on how to grow beards and maintaing them. These tips are worth reading and applying to our beards. Just giving the beards a good care pf effective products leads to a better care and manageable facial hairs. I like grooming my beards and maintaining them. Apart form Brushing, oiling, waxing, conditioning, beard cream is most useful.