8 Ways to Optimize Your Beard Styles That Every Man Must Know
A beard is not just a facial hair style, it’s an event. From the Milibeard to Jeremy Paxman-gate, the mere hint of a famous person growing a beard can set the internet alight and leave a slew of hashtags and comment pieces in its wake.
But it’s not only celebs and politicians on the receiving end of beard-related hysteria. The decision to grow a beard can plunge even the meekest man chin-first into the spotlight as family, friends and colleagues offer thoughts and feelings on their new facial hair.
This attention might not be such a bad thing, if only it arrived at a more opportune moment. It’s one thing having people gawp at your chinstrap when it’s fully formed, but another to have them judge the shapeliness of your facial hair when you’re still in the process of trying to grow it out.
1. First and Foremost, Be Patient
A truly epic beard is the product of self-restraint. When you first start growing, resist the urge to trim or style, and leave it untouched for the first 4-6 weeks. This will allow the beard hair to grow in evenly.
2. Fuel Up
You can’t build a house without bricks, and the same applies to facial hair. Your beard is made from protein and fat, but it’s also heavily reliant on Vitamins B5, B3, and B9.
That means :
1. lean meats
3. egg yolks
5. Green vegitables.
3. Don’t Forget the Mustache
If you chosen a chinstrap and we really hope you did not growing an epic beard also means growing a mustache. To keep it looking neat, trim the area around your nose with a pair of grooming scissors, and keep it naturally sculpted with a medium-hold wax, like Beardbrand Mustache Wax.
4. Learn to Train Your Beard Hair
Regular trimming of your beard will maintain your chosen shape, but it is not the only way to keep your beard hairs in line.
2. Beard brush will wrangle stubborn hairs
5. Wash Regularly Your Beard
This is important in the early stages of growth, when trapped food and skin cells can exacerbate the itchiness. Scrub your beard 4-5 times in a week with a cleanser.
6. Beard Oil
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Nothing tames a beard like regular use of beard oil. There are many varieties to choose, but all of them will condition hairs to make them softer and shinier.
7. Match Your Beard to Your Face Shape
Like any wild animal, a beard should be in-tune with its surrounding environment.The chart help you after the first month of growth of your beard, and choose a final style that complements your face shape. Your beard will look better, and so will you.
8. Know How and When to Trim
Pruning is essential to a well-groomed beard—even if you plan on growing it out. Invest in a quality product trimmer, and find the right technique to suit your master plan.