Growing your facial hair, as you may or may not know, is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to maintaining a healthier beard. If you have struggled to keep growing and maintaining a beard that looks and feels great or this is your first time every letting your facial hair grow out; then you have come to the right place. There is no better time than now to learn how to maintain a healthier beard. In the following post we will look at some very important tips for ensuring your beard not only looks and feels good but has good health.
The best thing about these tips is that they generally very simple and very, very effective.
You Need To Cultivate Patience
If you are looking for a quick and easy route to beard greatness, you are already on the wrong path. A truly amazing beard is the product of self-restraint and the patience of angels. In the beginning, you need to grow your beard without attempting to style or trim it for at least 4 to 6 weeks. This gives the hairs a chance to grow evenly and will help you pick the best style for its thickness and length.
Match Beard To Face Shape
Similarly to a wild animal and its surroundings, a beard should be completely in-tune with the area around it – your face. When trying to choose a beard style after the first month of growing, look for something that complements the natural shape, curves and lines of your face. Not only will your beard look better, but you will too.
Know Exactly How And When To Trim
It is essential to trim a beard, even if your intention is to grow it out fully. You will need to invest some money in a reasonably good beard trimmer, work out the best technique to your suit your specific style plans.
Wash Your Beard Regularly
Washing your beard regularly is something particularly important when you are first beginning to grow it, as skin cells and trapped food can make any itchiness that worse. Give your beard a scrub a few times a week using a specialised cleaner. Be sure to just pat it dry, because if you rub too hard you can cause split ends and frizziness.
Make Good Use Of Beard Oil
As this site is primarily about the use of beard oil, it would be an oversight not to mention that there is nothing better for taming unruly. There are various products to choose from with different scents, for different hair types and different conditions.
Learn The Art Of Training Your Beard
As well as regularly trimming your beard, there is another way to keep your facial hair in order. A rubdown with a beard brush or a comb each day will help teach the hairs to grown downwards.
Don’t Leave Out Your Moustache
With the exception of you having a chinstrap beard style, growing that great looking and feeling beard has a lot to do with growing a great moustache. If you want to keep your moustache looking good (let’s face it, who would actually say any anther than yes to that), you need to trim the hair around the philtrum with a pair of grooming/hair dress scissors, while gently trying to sculpt it using some medium strength wax.
Give Your Beard Fuel
In the same way you can’t build a house without bricks, you can’t grow facial hair without fuel. Your beard hair is made up of fat and protein and needs Vitamins B5, B3 and B9 to survive and thrive. That means your diet comes into play and your lifestyle. Much in the same way when you are trying to have a healthy body overall, when you are trying to have a healthy beard you need to have a healthy, balanced diet. So if you are serious about your beard, you need to have a diet that consists of lots of leafy greens, milk, egg yolks, nuts, lean meats and water.
The above shows there is so much more than just sitting back and forgetting to shave for a few months, it takes a lot of patience, work and effort to grow a beard. If you thought it was a fairly passive thing to to – growing a beard, then I guess the above proves it is anything but. By following those tips though, will be easier and you will have a beard that you can be proud of.