Essential Tips About Growing And Maintaining a Beard
If you have been growing your beard for a while, then I am sure you will agree with me that it’s a unique experience.
To most people, it seems like a simple task, maybe only needing to keep your razor in the drawer and letting the mother nature take its course by growing facial hair.
[no_toc] I wish it was that simple!
We all know that growing a beard requires much more than that.
So, if this is your first attempt, the following tips on growing a beard may help you to avoid some mistakes but if you are already an experienced bearded man, they may reveal some secrets you probably did not know.
Calm down, the Itching will Eventually Stop!
Although it seems hard to believe in the beginning, I can assure you that the itching will stop.
However, some people with very sensitive skin do have problems with itching even after it is fully grown and for that purpose, you need some moisturizing products, some of which will be mentioned below.
That first phase of constant itchiness of the beard is quite annoying and some people give up.
As a bearded guy, god knows for how many years, I can safely say that perseverance is the only answer to having that well groomed beard which will make you feel proud.
Also, keep in mind that the more volume and length your beard has, the more care and pampering it will require.
Fortunately, you can find many beard grooming products in the market, with some of which you will need to prepare your beard in the morning and ensure a flawless appearance throughout the day.
Beard oil is an Essential Product to Use
If I were on a desert island and could choose a single product apart from food, I would choose the oil for the beard.
The oil is essential to conditioning facial hair so that it stays healthy and smooth. In addition, it prevents the skin from drying out. Just be sure to massage your beard reaching the routes and the skin in order to get the maximum out of this product.
The Longer you Wear a Beard the More you will Love it
Allowing the beard to grow is like one of those romances which gets simmered slowly over a period. The longer you stay as a bearded guy, the more you’ll fall in love with it and the more you’ll want to take care of it.
Over time, it will become a part of your personality.
Trimming your Beard
Beard trimming is not so important in the beginning when you are in the process of growing it. If you are a newbie to beard, it may be dreading to start cutting or shaping it in case you make a mistake and not achieve your favorite style.
In that case, it would be best to find a good barber who can do the trimming and initial shaping. It does not take long to get the needed experience and you can conveniently continue trimming at home after your first couple of visits to the barber.
When you become more experienced in trimming your own beard, it is strongly recommended to invest in a good quality beard trimmer with guiding combs to get the best results.
You will find beard hair everywhere when you comb, wash or trim your beard. There is nothing you can do about that, just make sure you clean the basin when you are finished.
You will Draw Attention wherever you Go Wearing your Majestic and Masculine Beard
People might compare you to famous bearded men, your beard will attract all eyes and the people around you may begin to compare you with TV characters and celebrities who also wear beards.
Needless to say that this will only happen as long as you spend time grooming your beard regularly. Otherwise, the reaction of the people will be the opposite if you let your beard grow like that of a cave man.
Eating can be a Challenge
The more bulky your beard is, the more difficult it will be to eat even a simple sandwich. You may run the risk of the food and drink falling and getting trapped into the beard.
Therefore, you will have to learn the art of eating carefully, paying attention to the amount of food you are trying to put into your mouth.
You will Discover the Secret Comradeship Among Bearded Guys
Going to a bar, gym or simply a shop and see another urban beard like yours will make you feel part of a very special tribe, a club of gentlemen who have decided to exalt their masculinity and undertake the long journey of growing a beard.