Men's Beard-Growing Rules and Styling Tips
Taking care of your beard is not an option or a luxury; it’s a necessity. Many men find it a bit awkward to have a beard care routine and often neglect in their beard’s health, which is a huge mistake, especially if you plan on growing it. To grow your beard, there are some rules you need to follow for the process to go as smoothly as possible, and you also need to follow some styling tips. Your beard is like your hair, your skin, and your entire body, if you don’t properly manage and take care of it, it will falter. These are some beard growing rules and styling tips you should be aware of.
It will get messy
You’re not going to have a beard resembling a Hollywood star overnight. It will get messy and ugly before it starts looking nice and fully grown. Give it the time it needs to spread out and grow, and don’t falter and shave because it looks messy in the first couple of weeks. It’s supposed to look like that. It’s also very important not to scratch or keep touching your beard. Leave it be and it will feel much better in time; you just need to resist the urge to scratch or shave.
This might come off as a surprise, but skin care is actually very important for maintaining a well groomed beard that doesn’t irritate you. Taking care of your skin means less pore problems and moisturized skin, which can very well be the source to comfortably grown beard that doesn’t feel like a burden to the person sporting it. Moisturizing protects your entire skin from that itchy feeling that will most definitely come with growing a beard, so don’t go saying silly things like moisturizing is just for women. It really is not.
Once you get past those first weeks of messiness and crazy hair all over the place, you need to start trimming regularly. Beards have a habit of getting out of control, and unless you regularly trim it down, you risk looking like a hobo. Some experts say the ideal scenario is a trim of the ridges and excess hair every 3 to 4 weeks, but you’ll know when it needs trimming, and you it’s a time you shouldn’t get lazy at.
Oils and balms
Just like your hair needs shampoos and conditioners, your beard needs oils and balms. They’re the most important elements to taking care of your beard hair and ensuring that the skin underneath is moisturized. The oil is basically a conditioner which will stimulate growth and treat the beard and the skin, while a balm adds shape and volume to the beard, which you’ll also come to need at some point.
You need to invest in the tools that you’ll need to maintain that beard of yours. That means getting a quality comb, dedicated scissors, and an electric shaver for when you need to trim the ridges without necessarily using a blade.
While some might find the whole beard care routine trivial, it really isn’t. At the end of the day, how a man treats their look and appearance speaks volumes on what type of person they are. Taking care of your beard isn’t much of a luxury. It’s something you have to do if you’re keen on looking sharp and elegant, and it’s not really that hard to do. You should ask experts and barbers on how to properly maintain your beard, because people will notice and it will show, like it or not.