How to properly groom a beard?
1) First and Foremost, Be Patient. A truly epic beard is the product of self-restraint. 2) Match Your Beard to Your Face Shape. Like any wild animal, a beard should be in-tune with its surrounding environment. 3) Know How (and When) to Trim. Pruning is essential to a well-groomed beard—even if you plan on growing it out. 4) Wash It Regularly. This is especially important in the early stages of growth, especially since trapped food and skin cells can exacerbate the itchiness. 5) Love Thy Beard Oil. “Beard oils can be tricky,” confesses McMahan. “Some are too heavy. Some are too shiny. Some feel dry. 6) Learn to Train Your Beard. A regular trim will maintain your chosen shape, but it’s not the only way to keep your beard in line. 7) Don’t Forget the Mustache. Unless you’ve chosen a chinstrap—and we really hope you didn’t—growing an epic beard also means growing a mustache. 8) Fuel Up. You can’t build a house without bricks, and the same applies to facial hair.
How often should I have my beard groomed?
However, some rough guidelines for optimal beard trimming frequency do exist for different types of beards. For a stubble beards it’s an average of once every 3-5 days, for short beards it’s once per 2-3 weeks, and for longer beards it’s roughly once per 6-8 weeks.
How do you groom a beard?
Brush out your beard. After shampooing and conditioning, use a quality beard brush to comb through your dry beard. Boar bristle brushes will help distribute natural oils properly. Then use the brush against the grain of your beard to make the hairs stand up.
How do you take care of a beard?
Another great way to take care of your beard is to care for it while you eat. Take small bites of your food and wipe your face gently after every 2 – 3 bites to prevent food from entering the beard. Also, wash your mouth and the hair surrounding it once your meal is complete to remove any food particles on the surface.