The days of clean-shaven faces are over. Men’s style in the business world today emphasizes a distinguished, mature look. This is a reason for bearded men everywhere to rejoice because beards are in the center of the spotlight.
Whether you’re new to growing a beard or you’re starting to take your beard care more seriously, these tips will help.
Growing a beard is only part of the battle. You also need to care for it right to keep it looking its best. Start with these essential tips.
Some men assume they should wash their beard every day to keep it clean. If you do this, though, you’ll strip away too many natural oils. This is a recipe for a brittle, dry beard.
For most men, it’s best to wash your beard once or twice per week. It depends on how oily your skin is and how dirty your beard gets.
Bonus tip: make sure to wash your beard with beard shampoo, not scalp shampoo. Beard hair needs a different, gentler formula than the hair on your scalp.
Even if you stick with a limited washing schedule, chances are that your beard needs some hydration help. You can do this with either beard oil or beard balm.
Whichever product you choose, apply it every day after your shower. This locks in the moisture. Be sure to pat your beard dry first, though, or the product may not adhere to your beard the way it should.
You’ve probably seen beard combs, but chances are that you’re using them wrong. These combs aren’t just for warding off tangles.
Use your comb to fluff up your beard each day. Point the comb’s teeth upward and use it to fluff your beard layer by layer. This gets rid of any awkward pressings that happened while you slept.
Most beard combs have two sides: one with thin teeth and one with thicker teeth. Use the thicker teeth to fluff your beard but don’t forget to use the thin teeth to do the same for your mustache.
In addition to a comb, every guy needs a great beard brush. Opt for a boar bristle brush, which interacts well with beard hair and helps the hair grow in the direction you want.
Brushing your beard serves a few purposes. First, it gives you great control as you style your beard. Second, it gets rid of dirt and debris so you don’t need to wash your beard as often.
Finally, brushing your beard distributes your natural oils. Your skin releases the oils and the brush distributes them to the ends of your beard so all your beard hair gets their hydration powers.
A beard can make you look like either a masculine, distinguished man or like an unkempt bum. It all depends on your beard care habits. The beard care tips above can make sure your beard adds to the sophisticated look you want.
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