Beards are all the rage right now, with everyone from Hollywood superstars to the guy next door trading in the razor for a deluxe beard trimmer. Yet there is much more to having the right bearded look than just growing out your whiskers to see what happens.
Growing it Out
A good beard will usually take up to a year to achieve. Beards are not measured by length, but rather by the amount of time put into it. This means that your one month beard is going to look incredibly different than what shows on your face after a year. If you don’t have the patience to wait for your beard to fully grow in, you may as well pull that razor out from the garbage can.
Protecting Your Face
As your beard is growing it is important that you continue to protect the skin underneath it. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it should be neglected. Continue to wash daily and use moisturizing products to help prevent beard itch. Just like with your scalp, a beard can cause the skin on your face to dry out and flake, leaving little white specks of dandruff to ruin your beard look.
To Trim or Not To Trim
Your preferred beard style will determine how often you use your beard trimmer. Look for beard grooming tips online that specifically cater to the type of beard you are growing. This is a continual process for the entire time that you have your beard in order to keep sharp edges and prevent overgrowth where you don’t want it.
Maintaining the Beard
A beard is hair, and should be treated as such using shampoos and conditioners daily to keep it clean and soft. Then it needs to be styled in order to prevent it from appearing scraggly. This is best achieved with a beard balm or even a conditioning oil that contains moisturizing elements as well as compounds that hold hair in place. Check online for beard balm reviews to find one that other beard wearers are raving about.
Going Back to Baby Face
If you do decide that the bearded man look is not the right one for you, simply invest in a large bottle of shaving cream and get to work on getting it off. Use the beard trimmer to cut it down as short as possible before taking the razor to the rest.
Beards are not for everyone, but if you like the idea take the time to find the right look for your face. Once you do, you’ll probably wonder why you wasted years with shaving.