Growing a handsome beard is a rite of passage for many men.
But unfortunately, many men never learn how to properly care for their facial hair.
So in this post, we’re going to break it down step by step, and talk about how to care for your beard as it grows, fills in, and looks awesome.
Let’s get started.
1. Keep It Neatly Trimmed
At first, you may just want to let your beard grow, to get enough volume that you’ll have something to style.
But pretty soon, you’re going to want to think about what style of beard you’re going to want in the future.
Depending on the chosen style, you may not have to start trimming it right away.
But plan ahead and do what you can to style your beard in the best manner possible to look good now, without ruining your plans for styling later.
If in doubt, visit a professional stylist to get a trim once every two to four weeks or so.
2. Wash It
Washing your beard is a pretty simple affair.
It’s basically like washing any other hair on your body.
The only caveat here is that you’ll want to wash your beard with dedicated beard wash instead of regular shampoo or body wash.
The reason for this is because many shampoos and body washes contain chemicals that will strip unnecessary moisture from your beard, as well as from the skin underneath—which can result in a lackluster beard and skin flaking.
Make sure to buy a high quality beard wash, and keep your beard washed thoroughly on a daily or semi-daily basis.
3. Use A High Quality Beard Oil
As your beard starts to grow in, you’ll definitely want to buy some beard oil and start applying it on a daily basis.
Beard oil helps to moisturize, nourish, and protect your beard, but it also makes it easier to style and just gives it an overall more attractive, glistening look.
There are all kinds of beard oils available on the market.
Try out a few, pick your favorite, and rock it.
4. Use Beard Balm
Beard balm takes things a little bit further than beard oil. It still moisturizes and gives your beard a beautiful, glistening tone—but it’s also a firmer styling product that will help to keep your beard in place just a little bit better.
Some people prefer using beard balm if their beard gets beyond a certain length, because it can really help with styling.
Start by applying beard oil.
Then, apply beard balm over the oil for some extra hold, and to make your beard look double awesome.
5. Use A Straightening Comb
An electric straightening comb can do wonders to help you keep your beard neat and tidy.
As your beard grows, longer stray hairs may stick out and give your beard a ‘frizzy’ look.
But an electric straightening comb can help to manage these stray hairs.
If you’re looking for a great way to keep massive frizz under control, a straightening comb is definitely the way to go.
There you have it.
Five steps for taking care of your beard and making it look as awesome as possible.
Just don’t forget, practice makes perfect.
There’s no reason for why you can’t grow that awesome beard you want.
Just stick with it, and keep practicing. Soon you’ll become a true beard-keeping pro.