Now that you know what style of beard suits your face best, it is time to master the art of maintaining that style. If you are the one who likes to keep it thick and long, then there is a care routine that is highly recommended to avoid all the itching and acne pops, especially if you are from the humidity-loaded regions of the country. A beard grooming routine is not a difficult one, just a set of regular take-care practices along with some take-care products. Start right here.
Trim your beard regularly
Even if you intend to grow your beard out, you'll need to use a trimmer to retain its shape and growth. Know what will look well on you and what will suit your facial shape. Trim your beard as needed. Trim the mustache line and shave the neck and upper cheeks to keep your beard clean-looking. Since wet hair takes longer to dry, you might find it easier to do this before showering. Wet hair is prone to over-trimming. Make sure your instruments are clean and sharp, whether you're using a trimmer or scissors. Cutting your beard using dull instruments is as ineffective as it sounds; instead of a smooth cut, the hair is broken off, leaving you with ragged ends that may split.
Keep your beard clean, without a skip
Because facial hair gets dirty, it's crucial to keep your beard clean. It should be washed thoroughly and on a frequent basis. If you have a lengthy beard, you should use a beard wash. For a stubble or trimmed beard, a face wash works great. To keep your beard clean, use a leave-in conditioner or a beard softener. When you shower, shampoo your facial hair and add a touch of conditioner if your hair is coarse or harsh to keep it looking and smelling nice.
Use beard oil for healthier growth and a shinier look
Beard oil helps to keep the skin beneath the beard moisturized. Beard oil also helps to keep your beard looking healthy and full by preserving its shine. The simple process of applying oil will lead you to start your day off on the right track. This is the process that you can consider:
- Apply two to three drops of beard oil to your palms and rub your hands together to evenly distribute the oil. You may require more oil in the future, but it's best to start with a minimal amount to avoid your beard becoming overly greasy.
- Rub the oil on both cheeks with your palms and fingertips.
- Rub your hands along the front of your face until your mustache and chin are covered.
- With your fingertips, go over your mustache once again.
- To properly spread the oil, comb it through your beard. Comb your hair both with and against its natural growth.
- If you don't think you've used enough oil, apply extra. People with beards that are exceptionally long or dry are more likely to require more.
- Return your beard to its original position and groom it as desired.
When your hair and face are clean, the best time to apply beard oil is after washing your face or taking a hot shower. Dry your beard with a towel until it's damp but not wet before applying the oil. You probably won't need to use beard oil on a daily basis. You can begin by applying it every other day and gradually increase the frequency as needed. You may need to apply more frequently if you live in a particularly dry climate or have a longer beard. Reduce the amount of oil you apply to your beard if it becomes greasy. Not only does beard oil provide the right moisturization but also gives your beard a nice scent. The moisturizing action of beard oil may help reduce itchiness caused by flaking skin too.
Apply beard balm for the right shape and style
Beard balm is a beard conditioner that you apply to your beard after it has been washed. Beard balm softens, moisturizes, and conditions your beard. Shea butter, beeswax, and essential oils like sunflower oil make up the majority of beard balms. All of these components work together to protect your skin and keep moisture in.
After you've trimmed and cleansed your beard, apply beard balm as part of your daily grooming routine. This will ensure that the beard balm provides the maximum amount of nourishment. This is how you should go about using it. After you've trimmed and cleansed your beard, apply beard balm as part of your daily grooming routine. This will ensure that the beard balm provides the maximum amount of nourishment. Beard balm also helps to hold water in your facial hair for longer, making the effects of washing your beard last for longer, helping to keep it softer, better hydrated, and more flexible.
Eating right has no substitute, still
A beard is merely another type of hair development, and proteins are the best thing for hair. So eat a lot of green veggies like peas, broccoli, and spinach to obtain a lot of protein. Consumption of high-quality proteins promotes the growth of a healthy beard.
Assort your beard grooming tools
You need the right tools to do the job properly. And you need the right tools to clean and dry after you. Get a box to store your beard trimmer, boar beard brush, wooden beard comb, beard oil, beard, and mustache scissors. You may keep a cotton cloth to dry up the water droplets left after using. You don’t have to fill your bathroom with dozens of expensive products, just the basics would do. If your calendar has a lot of travel written all over, a mini version of this kit makes a good choice.
Look out for those split ends
Split beard ends are a concern, especially as your beard grows longer. They make your beard look unruly and curly, which is probably not the look you want. Split ends are noticeable when your beard becomes rough and scratchy, in addition to looking unkempt. Split ends can be caused by a variety of factors, but they always boil down to weak or dry hair. It takes time to diagnose and address the underlying reason, so don't be upset if the problem doesn't go away right away. Some of the common reasons that lead to split ends are:
- Blow-drying (especially with hot air)
- Trimming with blunt tools
But there are easy solutions to overcome this. The first step is to shave your beard and remove it. This decreases the chances of their spreading deeper down the hair shaft, turning a little nuisance into an almost irreversible disaster. The second step is to return to the basics of beard care and use beard oil and/or balm to ensure optimal nourishment during your grooming regimen. We understand the desire to tinker with blackheads and zits, but please, for the sake of excellent skin, refrain. Excessive tinkering not only encourages the growth of whatever blemish you're targeting, but each time you bring your hands to your face, you're likely spreading bacteria that will slow you down in the long term. This isn't a high-maintenance situation. It's simply knowing that taking care of yourself is the best way to feel at ease in your own skin.
Let’s go through the routine once again, quick to read!
- Remember to trim your beard for a healthier and cleaner growth
- Apply your beard oil right when you wake up or shower.
- Comb out your tangles before you start your day
- Apply balm for styling and shaping.
- Keep a comb on hand in the office or when you are out.
- Intermediately apply oil throughout the day.
Presentation matters! The way you project your looks, conduct your body language, and express yourself, makes a huge difference. Gone are those days when a written profile could bring your worth to the table. Now it is more important to have a good personality. This all happens when you feel empowered with self-confidence. And one of the ways to get this confidence is to groom yourself properly. Spend time on yourself, on your body, and your thoughts as well. Channelize your energies to become a better version of yourself each day. Grooming your beard at first may seem trivial, probably you saw your father staying clean shaved since you can remember. But now is the time when you get to decide for yourself. If you think a beard uplifts your face, have it. But maintain it too. Invest time and money in doing so. Reserve a part of your day to do this. As you come to do it, you will feel good about yourself.