With Valentine’s Day coming up, its time to think about date night! While you’re off deciding what to wear or shopping for a new dress, send this article over to your hubby so he can tame his beard in time for dinner.
Having a neat and well-kept beard requires work and commitment. Beard grooming has never been so easy. Here are some tricks that will keep your facial hair looking resplendent.
- Clean your beard
Your beard holds on to all kinds of particles ranging from dust to food particles. This is the primary cause of itchiness on the beard area if left unattended. That’s why you have to wash your beard regularly. That being said, you have to identify a shampoo or conditioner that works with your skin. It is recommended that if not everyday, you scrub your beard several times each week with your specialized cleanser, then gently pat it dry with a towel. For a fine look, brush your mustache with a wide-toothed comb to remove tangles.
- Moisturize your beard
Facial hair is in its normal state, tough, coarse and curly. After it has grown beyond half an inch, start taming it with beard oil or beard balms to make the hairs softer and shinier. This will nurture, hydrate and moisturize your beard and the skin beneath it. Experiment to see what you like and what works best for your beard.
- Know How to And When to Trim Your Beard
Let your beard grow without trimming it for at least 6-8 weeks, after which you can trim it to make it even. To level it properly, start by trimming from the ears and go downward. As you plan to grow your beard out, invest in a quality trimmer, and find the right technique to suit your master plan. When getting a trimmer, check out the pros and cons to see that it is the one that you would be comfortable with in the end. Take for example the Wahl Beard Cord/Cordless Rechargeable Trimmer #9918-6171, it can be used as both cordless and corded and has a great battery endurance of up to 3 months. However, it is very loud has a not so great trimming performance. Weigh this according to your preference to see the trimmer that best suits you.
- Brush and Comb Your Beard
After a wash, the beard will most probably tangle. That being said, a daily rubdown with a comb or beard brush will wrangle stubborn hairs, training them to grow in a downward direction. Comb your beard with a wide-toothed comb as it reduces breakage of the hairs as opposed to conventional plastic combs.
- Be Patient
Would it be amazing if you could one day just wake up to a fully-grown beard? Well, since that is not the case, the only road to take with growing a beard is the patience road. A beard can more than 6 weeks to fully develop. When you first start growing, avoid trimming or styling your beard, and leave it untouched for the first 4-6 weeks. This will allow the hairs to grow in evenly and help you pick a style that suits its length and thickness. Be sure to use beard oil as it greatly increases incentive for growth, reduces the urge to shave, and promotes a healthy and ideal growing environment.