A beard is sort of a hit and miss thing trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t.
Some things are different from one beard to the next, but a lot of things are the same for all of us.
So, here are some tips for beginners and experts alike.
1. KEEP IT CLEAN
It had to be said. Beyond just making sure that you don’t have any lunch crumbs in your beard you do have to make sure it is clean.
Facial hair has a coarser, unique structure when compared to the rest of your hair, so using a specially designed wash is necessary to keep it healthy and clean, without damaging your hair or skin. Using regular shampoo will dry out your beard and skin – causing it to become brittle and break while your skin flakes.
Beard Wash cleans the beard hair and the skin underneath without using the harsher chemicals that one might see in a commercial shampoo from a drugstore. We've formulated ours to work specifically with your body's natural biology, so it's gentle enough for regular use but strong enough to keep your beard fresh and thoroughly clean.
2. MOISTURIZE, MOISTURIZE!
Beard Oil is the greatest thing since… beards! It softens your hair and smells incredible. It strengthens hair follicles while it moisturizes your skin and hair.
Used daily, beard oil will help you deal with any beard flakes and itchiness.
Regardless of the type of beard you are growing, beard oil is a necessity for most beardsmen. If you're wondering where to start, Beard oil is your first beard care investment when it comes to newcomer hurdles like itchy beards, dry skin, and coarse hair texture.
Beard Balm is great too, both to keep your beard soft, and manageable, keeping your hair, and skin hydrated and warding off adverse weather, and environmental elements.
The thickness of beard balm is also functional - it has just enough hold to comb down stubborn beard hairs and fly-aways that go against your beard's shape and grooming goals. It can also be used as a low-hold styling agent for your mustache and sideburns for a bit more finish around the edges, keeping you looking your absolute best.
3. FEED YOUR BEARD
A good diet shows up in your skin and hair.
There is such a thing as beard food. Beards eat protein. Hair is mostly made of protein, so a high protein diet will look good for your beard.
Eat well. Healthy, balanced meals are important for beards the same way they are for the rest of your body. The healthier you are the better and stronger your hair, and beard, will grow.
4. SWEAT IT
Sweating is good. It flushes the nasty toxins out of your skin, unclogging pores and leaving facial hair follicles free to grow new hair.
Working out also increases testosterone levels and blood flow to your muscles and skin, carrying nutrients and oxygen to nourish your hair.
5. PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE MUSTACHE
An adequate mustache style can achieve balance in your appearance. An epic mustache is always badass.
6. COLLECT BEARD PICTURES OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS
Document your own journey. No need to start a blog - though it certainly can't hurt. But take frequent photos of your beard to keep track of how far you've come. Trust me, it's really fun to look back through those later.
Collect photos of your dream beard to visualize what you're working towards and keep it nearby.
7. JOIN THE BEARDED COMMUNITY
May as well join in.
Join a community of fellow beardsmen. You'll find answers to your questions, get moral support, and keep up your motivation to reach your goal.
You already belong. Just check the mirror.
Obviously, having an amazing beard doesn’t happen on its own. It requires patience, commitment, time, and perseverance. Develop a routine using the steps listed above and be faithful to it. Ask other beardsmen their routines and try what they do. Don’t be afraid to invest the extra dollar for something that is specifically designed for magnificent bearding. It’s not necessary to break the bank, but in many cases, you do get what you pay for.
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