There is an art to growing a full face of hair. While some men are blessed with great facial hair genes, others have to put in a good amount of effort to not only grow a beard but keep it well maintained. These are the best techniques you can follow to go from unkempt outdoorsman to handsomely rugged gentlemen. You might not be able to take down a tree with one swing of an axe like Paul Bunyan, but you know what they say, fake it ‘til you make it.
These are the best techniques you can follow to go from unkempt outdoorsman to handsomely rugged gentlemen.
Tips for Growing a Beard
- For almost all men it will take at least a month to grow a full face of hair. The key here is patience. For this reason, do not trim, shape or shave your beard until after the first month of growing. This gives you a better idea of not only how your facial hair grows but will also start to give you an idea of how flexible your beard will be when it comes to shaping. If you can manage to make it through the jeers from friends and family, move on to step 2.
- Sometimes it’s more important to take care of the things you can’t see. With the new attractive beard you are growing, you are going to be drawing a lot more attention to your face so you want to make sure you are presenting the best skin as well. Learn your skin type (oily, dry, combination) and learn how to properly care for your type of skin.
- Most men will suffer from the beard itch and quickly turn to the razor to relieve themselves from the annoyance. But before you take this final step, regularly shampoo and moisturize your beard. This will help alleviate the itch you feel. Most often this unfortunate side effect of growing a beard will only last for a few days.
- Invest in a quality beard grooming kit. Once you hit the one month mark in your facial hair growing journey, you’ll want to decide how you will keep it looking appealing. There is nothing wrong with going natural, but you still want to take the time to keep your beard looking well kept. If you do not have much experience with shaping and trimming your own beard it will require a good amount of practice.
Coconut oil is one of the best natural ingredients you can use on your face. Coconut oil can be used on any type of skin, even oily, and it provides a powerful moisturizer that can be easily washed off. This is highly beneficial to use in the evening as a night time moisturizer. It provides your skin with all the necessary nutrients that will keep it looking clean and clear even when you decide to shave off the beard. Not to mention you’ll smell like a pina colada!
With the new attractive beard you are growing, you are going to be drawing a lot more attention to your face
Visit your barber for some tips and use your beard grooming kit to keep your beard well maintained.