So, you finally decided to grow a beard. Good for you! Now comes the challenge of maintaining it and keeping it fresh. If you’ve never grown a beard before, you may be surprised at how much effort and patience it takes to turn some facial hair into something fantastic. So, with that in mind, let’s look at the best ways to take care of your beard so that you won’t look like a crazed hermit:
LET IT GROW
Cultivating a beard is all about patience. For the first few months, things will look scraggly and bushy, and you may be tempted to shave it off. Ignore this temptation and let it grow. If you want to help it along, you can use beard growth products to help stimulate the hairs, but this will only shave a few days off of your time, rather than weeks.
CONDITION YOUR HAIR
As the beard gets thicker and fuller, it will start to feel scratchy and scruffy. To help make things smoother, use natural beard balm to make it softer and more manageable. Balm can be used at all times, from when the beard is in its infancy, to when it’s full grown. You can also use scented beard balms to give yourself a pleasant scent.
Even if you want to go for the Top look, you still have to trim your beard. First of all, it will keep your hair looking tight, and secondly, it will train it to grow in the direction you want. Untamed beards will go all over the place, so trimming helps it stay in shape. If you do it yourself, it will take time to learn how to make it even. Ideally, however, you will get a professional to do anything significant.
TREAT YOUR BEARD
To help get the hairs softer and silkier, use organic vanilla beard oil. This product will absorb into the follicles and keep your mane fresh. Plus, you’ll smell like vanilla, which is a bonus.
Overall, remember that your beard takes time and effort to grow. Don’t expect results sooner than they can reasonably come. Each man is different.
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