The beard gang is the new craze now and this trend doesn’t seem like it would be fading off anytime soon. While some men are blessed naturally with full beards, those with fewer facial hairs may need to go an extra mile to achieve a full beard.
Grooming beards can be very challenging and the introduction of several beard products promising beard growth hasn’t made it easy at all as some products have yielded results to some, others have not been so lucky enough to find the right beard product.
How to Maintain Beard and Mustache
Are you struggling to keep a full beard? Follow these guide on how to groom a perfect beard.
i. Match Your Beard to the Shape of Your Face
If you intend to keep beards, one key factor to consider is the shape of your face. Your beard and your jaw should work in tandem to achieve a nicely graduated, oval shape. If you have a square or round jaw, you’ll want to grow your beard fuller on the bottom to elongate your face. If you have an oblong or rectangular face, you’ll want more hair on the sides while avoiding more length beneath the chin.
ii. Trimming Method
Pruning is vital to a perfectly groomed beard even if you intend to grow it out. A good quality trimmer is just as important as finding the right technique to suit the look you want to achieve.
iii. Wash It Regularly
This is especially important in the early stages of growth, when trapped food and skin cells can exacerbate the itchiness. Scrub your beard several times each week with a specialized cleanser (there are several types available in the market today) then gently pat it dry. Over rubbing your beards with a towel can lead to frizz and split ends.
iv. Your Beards Need Oil Too
Nothing tames a beard like regular use of beard oil. There are many varieties to choose from, in a range of manly scents. The aim of beard oil is to condition the hairs to make them softer and shinier.
v. Your Mustache Needs Just As much Care
Growing an epic beard also means growing a mustache and to keep it looking neat, trim the area around your philtrum (the area under your nose) with a pair of grooming scissors, and keep it naturally sculpted with a medium-hold wax.
vi. Improve Your Diet
Your beard is made from protein and fat, but it’s also heavily reliant on Vitamins B5, B3, and B9. That means lean meats, nuts, egg yolks, milk, and plenty of leafy greens. You can also round out your diet with a supplement to help facilitate growth.
vii. Patience Pays
If you really want to achieve an epic beard that would make your pairs envious, then you need to be patient. When you first start growing beards, resist the urge to trim or style, and leave it untouched for the first 4-6 weeks. This will allow the hairs to grow in evenly (some grow faster than others), and help you pick a style that suits its length and thickness.
For those who are masters already in the beard gang, please share your beard grooming tips with us.