Ok, so now you have grown your beard you had always dreamt of and perhaps it even pairs with your great-looking mustache, making people impressed at your very first sight. But do you think it all ends here? No, a big no!
With numerous facial hair styles sprouting on different faces everywhere round, it’s the apt time to ensure your beard is not only well maintained, but also healthy and nourished. Because once you have it, you cannot neglect it through poor maintenance.
But you don’t have to worry now because we have come up with a complete guide to how to maintain your beard. We will unravel the fundamentals of combing, brushing, washing, styling your beard, and much more. Now it’s time to get serious, men.
How to Care for your Beard?
Growing beard is all about properly taking care of it. Protect your beard throughout the day using bead oil and balm. Use scissors to trim your beard and mustache, and also get rid of split ends. Keeping it clean is as simple as using beard wash and softener.
Beard oil is used in beard to hydrate it naturally. It helps balance the natural oils present in your beard and on your skin. So make sure you apply beard oil once a day right after your shower. Depending on the size of your beard, huge beards need 7-8 drops of oil, while smaller ones might need only 3-4 drops.
Natural beard care is continuously evolving, but still a lot of people might not understand what it actually is. A balm is used primarily for two purposes: styling and conditioning. Balm might seem a bit heavier than the beard oil, but it ensures long-lasting conditioning effect because of its heavier texture. You should apply right after a shower or you can apply a small amount of balm before you go out. Start by rubbing it in your hands until the grains dissolve, then applies it through your beard and onto your skin. Balm is not only for your beard, its deep conditioning effects favor your hair and your skin as well.
How to Style your Beard?
Keep two things in mind before styling your beard:
- You need proper tools like beard and mustache combs, hair bristle brush, scissors
- For cleaning your beard; you need beard wash, beard softener, styling balm
- Last but not the least, you don’t need as much time as you think
The whole process of styling your beard should not take more than a few minutes, especially once you get used to it. Though the tools you need depend on you, it is recommended to use beard brush and comb, styling balm, hair spray, and seal salt spray.
Start your day by applying the spray to your beard when it is still wet after the shower and distribute the spray throughout the hair with the help of a beard comb. Now, apply some utility balm or the beard oil. These conditioning agents when applied to damp hair gets them absorbed in the hair more effectively.
Next, use a hair dryer to style it the way you want. Hair dryer eliminates the unwanted curls out of your beard and gives a shape that you want. For larger beards, a round brush is recommended to control the direction your beard curls. And then the final step is applying a styling balm. Rub the balm between your palms to warm it up, and then apply it to the outside of your beard. Finally, use a beard comb to smooth out the beard surface and then shape it as you like it.
This new routine for your natural beard care might take some time to perfect, but with time it will be worth it.