When you decide to grow a beard, it is important to make sure you are prepared to maintain and groom it. Like the hair on your head, your facial hair needs to be maintained and looked after for it to flourish and grow. Maintaining your new beard is not as simple as just washing it, you need to make sure you are nourishing the hair and trimming regularly.
Make sure you are washing your beard regularly
The location of your beard means it is prone to the build-up of dirt and grime. It is imperative that you wash it regularly and wash it properly. Washing it regularly doesn’t only clear out grime, sweat, and dirt but it helps your beard oil to penetrate easier which in turn makes styling easier.
Wash your beard properly
There is a little more to washing your beard than just squirting some shampoo on and rubbing it in. A good place to start by investing in a quality beard cleanser. Toni&Guy have a great foam cleanser that works well for shorter beards. It not only cleans your facial hair but also nourishes the skin beneath. If you have a fuller beard opt for a cleansing beard shampoo that will clean your beard without stripping your hairs natural oils.
How to wash your beard like a boss;
- Wet your hands using warm water
- Gently massage a small amount of shampoo into your facial hair.
- When you have lathered up your beard and massaged the lotion into your whole beard, rinse it off with warm water.
- Use a towel to pat dry and apply some beard oil.
Remember the beard oil
Beard oil has so many benefits for your beard. It adds moisture to both the hair and the skin beneath, it adds sheen to the hair and leaves it feeling soft. Invest in a good beard oil that will nourish your beard.
These are a few of our tips on how to properly apply your beard oil.
- Apply your beard oil after your shower. Your hair will be clean and able to absorb the oil easier.
- You only need to apply 2-3 drops of oil.
- Drop the oil onto your hands first, rub them together to warm the oil and coat your hands evenly.
- Apply the oil to your beard by working it through your beard thoroughly, don’t forget about your moustache.
- Use a comb to brush through your beard, this will help to distribute the oil and make it easier to style your beard.
Style your beard like a pro
Styling your beard like a pro means getting a few products to help you. A taming beard balm is a great product that helps you style and tame longer beards. If your beard is prone to frizz, a beard balm will help to minimize that while adding shine. Investing in the right tools can also help you style your beard better
Style your moustache
Looking after your moustache is as important as maintaining your beard. It also needs to be washed regularly and properly. You can get products like Moustache was that have been designed to style your moustache. They are flexible but firm, allowing you to mould and style your moustache.
If you aren’t sure how to style your moustache, try these tips;
- Warm the wax between your fingers and then work it through your hair.
- Add a little more wax to your thumb and index finger and style your moustache into tapered points or whatever style you want
Find the right beard for your face
Not all hairstyles work on everyone. Not all beard styles will work for everyone. Take some time to find out what styles suit your face and then work with those. There are lots of styles out there, you will find one that works for your face.
Just like you need to get regular hair trims, you need to make sure you regularly trim your beard. Trimming your bead actually helps your beard to grow and keep the hair healthy. It also helps to keep your beard looking neat and tidy.
Growing a beard takes time. It can be frustrating waiting for it to grow to the length you want, be patient. Don’t shave it all off too quickly, give it some time to grow. It will be worth it.
Don’t take grooming your facial hair for granted. Make styling and caring for your hair a daily part of your routine. Invest in quality specialized beard care products and tools. There is nothing worse than an untidy, dirty beard, so take the time to look after your facial hair.