So you’ve decided to grow out your beard, maybe it is the first time you have been able to grow a beard, maybe you have just decided you fancy a change and the beard is the way to go… Whatever your decision we have all the tips you will need to ensure your beard looks strong, clean and well groomed.
We encourage you to adjust these beard grooming tips as you see fit, slight tweaks may help make these tips more suitable to you individually. Each beard is unique and each beard deserves a bespoke plan to keep it in good shape:
Some recommend only having this done professionally. Others won’t let anyone else get near their beards with scissors or trimmers. If you’re going to trim your beard yourself, you’ll need the right tools. The first choice is to decide whether to trim using scissors or a beard trimmer. If you decide to trim primarily with scissors, check out our guide to trimming your beard with scissors here. When considering electric beard trimmers, a rechargeable and cordless model would be the best route to go down.
Not only will you need your trimming implement but also, and quite importantly, a wide-toothed comb or a fine-toothed comb for your moustache. Although this is a bit of a no brainer, a mirror helps considerably! A magnifying mirror or a three-way mirror would be recommended if you are super keen.
Always make sure your beard and moustache are dry. Wet hair is longer and when it drys you may find you have trimmed away too much! To help maintain a balance between the two sides of your face you may find it useful to start at the ear on one side and cover the whole area down to the chin and then repeat on the other side. Nearly all electrical bear trimmers will come with an adjustable head to decide on the length of hair you want to remove. It is advisable to start with a longer setting and work your way down if you and your beard trimmer are new friends.
Tidy up your neck line and any stray hairs with a trim razor, or the pop out tool if your electric shaver has one. Just be very careful at this point, one slip and you can shave part of your beard clean off!
Keep it clean!
Just like the hair on your head the hair on your face also needs regularly washing and grooming. We recommend a good, scented beard wash – you can’t get much more manly than Sandalwood and Black Pepper. Be sure to rinse your beard throughly once you are done with your beard wash, failure to do may result in left over product drying and turning into flakes.
Gently pat and wipe your beard dry with a towel, blow drying is not really necessary with a beard and can be damaging to the skin on your face. Whip out your wide-toothed comb if you have quite a long beard in order to remove any tangles, or perhaps a brush if you have a shorter beard. Finish up with a healthy dab of beard oil, rubbing it between the palms of your hands and then gently applying to all areas of your beard and moustache.
If you stick to this routine, trimming, washing and applying beard oil to your beard every few days then you will have no problems keeping your beard in a great condition. And you know what they say, ‘the beard maketh the man’.