In a perfect world, sporting a beard means never having to worry about how it looks on a constant basis. But unfortunately for us, that isn’t the case. Beards require maintenance, care, and grooming. Though it depends on the style of beard you choose, more often than not, a beard is in need of more attention than shaving it all off.
Which is why we put together this list to help you learn how to take care of your beard, whatever the style you have. After all, grooming them should be part of your daily routine if you want to always be on point.
Beards, much like the hair on your head, take time to grow to the shape you are trying to achieve. Be patient and survive the days when it’s at an awkward length and don’t get tempted to shave it all off instead. It’s perfectly fine to have days especially for growing your beard.
Match your beard to your face shape
Probably one of the most important thing to know but is often overlooked is knowing which beard style that suits your face. To find the best one for you, take your time to look in the mirror and figure out your face shape. You could be oval, circle, square, diamond or heart-shaped, and each face shape has beard styles that coordinate with it.
Know how and when to trim
Just because you have grown your beard or that it looks great right after a trip to the barbers, doesn’t mean it will look at its best every day. Taking care of your beard means regularly getting a trim, knowing how to do it yourself and when to do it or go to the barber’s shop again. When the beard is getting scruffy and has hairs sticking up everywhere, it’s maybe time for a quick trip to the barbers.
Wash it regularly
Hair, when not properly taken care of, can get greasy and could smell too. Make sure you wash it regularly with your special beard soap. Using shampoo might be easier for the lazy, but this can be very harsh to the skin on your face. Which is why you should use a more gentle soap specifically for your beard.
Use Beard Oil
To keep your beard looking slick and shiny, you should use beard oil. Aside from that, it also makes your beard feeling soft and healthy. It also keeps the shape and prevents your skin from drying out.
Learn to train your beard
It may be quite a shock to some, especially for beginners, when they find out that beards can be trained to look and shape a certain way. For those that want the curved ends one of their mustaches, for example, a regular trim is a must and styling it throughout the day can train the beard to grow a certain way in time.
Like what they say, you are what you eat. Eating nutritious food, especially those packed with fiber, keratin, and protein, can make your overall look, not just your beard, looking at its best.
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