Growing a luxurious beard has never been such an easy task. It takes time, effort and some planning.
The following tips for taking care of your resplendent mane will fill you in on the important details. After looking over these details you can head on over to our complete beard tutorial and choose the products that will work best for your conditions.
1. Be Calm and Tranquil
What does an epic beard say about the swarthy paradigm of masculinity? That patience and self-restraint are the most important. When you first begin growing it out, you will have the urge to begin shaping and trimming. It is a better approach to allow the hair to grow for about three or four weeks, you will see that you have a specific hair dynamic; some hairs are pointed in unique directions and others will grow faster than others. Once they have all grown out you can begin to consider what the best style for you will be.
2. Match Your Beard to your Face Shape
Like the creature of the wild, your beard should be a reflection of your world and your position in it. This means that selecting the best shape should be done in respect to your face shape. Consult a beard chart for a few varieties and narrow them down as you see your beard take form. This will make a sharp adjustment.
3. Know How (and When) to Trim
The occasional snip and trim here and there will make the mediocre beard something impressive. Be sure you have the proper trimmer and all the appropriate accessories for your needs before you begin this. There are two different tutorials for trimming the beard for longer styles and short cropped beards too.
4. Wash It Regularly
This is crucial during the first few months of growth when all types of dust debris, skin cells, and food particles can become trapped and cause itchiness. Keep your beard fresh and clean with a special beard cleanser like Billy Jealousy Beard Wash, and then pamper it with a special offer dry nutrient oil like Love Thy Beard Oil
5. Beard Oil
We have said this many times, there is nothing that molds your beard into a finely tuned hair growth like the consistent application of beard oils. From fighting split ends to improving that singular style, beard application is also available in many scents and smells. According to Grooming Adepts, if you want that really attractive smell of a woodsman, try the Mr. Natty Frank’s Beard Elixir.
6. Learn to Train Your Beard
While trimming will do much to keep your beard growing in a specific direction, it is not the only way for you to keep your beard in order. Combing it regularly is another way to encourage it to fall in line in the desired direction. If you have an especially willful beard, you can increase your control with a semi-oppressive style like Jao Bomade Beardscent.
7. Don’t Forget the Mustache
Unless you are a fan of the chinstrap beard, and please don’t be, you will need to consider the needs of your nose-neighbor as well. To keep the area looking superbly neat and well-groomed, pay attention to the “philtrum”, that small patch right below your nose. Small grooming scissors and a medium hold wax do a perfect job -- try Beardbrand Mustache Wax.
8. Fuel Up
Your beard will need the proper nutrients in a consistent and abundant fashion for it to grow well. Include plenty of nuts, eggs, milk, dairy and green leafy veggies in your diet and you will see the differences. The Vitamins B5, B3, and B9, as well as high quantities of proteins and fats, are just what the hairs need for healthy growth.
All of these things will help you grow the beard that you’ve always dreamed of and will ensure that you have something that looks good now and is trendy and is also a style that you can look back at in time and be proud of.
Keeping a beard needn’t be hard and with the above tips, you can ensure mastery and style are yours to enjoy.
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