Growing a Healthy Beard

Be Sociable, Share!

bearded living

Getting a beard started is as easy throwing your razors away and letting your face do it’s thing. It’s best to start doing this while you are on a holiday from work or school to avoid that scruffy stubble look you get after a day or two of forgetting to shave.

bearded living

The real work comes after a week or two when your beard really starts to take shape. This is the point that a little bit of patience and the start of a grooming regime will not only ensure you look a bit more stylish than hobo, but will help you grow the thickest and fullest beard that you can.

You want to start a grooming regime to not only get yourself in the habit so your beard stays healthy, but also so when people come up and touch your new face fuzz (which they most certainly will) it’s soft, strong and clean. Start with a good beard conditioner and use that once or twice a week, you don’t want to go crazy with this as your beard is on your face, and the last thing you want is chin dandruff. Keep it clean with a thorough wash with water daily. You can get really affordable beard conditioners and using just a small amount every time (about the size of a small coin) it will last you ages as well. Use a beard conditioner not your head conditioner, this is your face!

beardconditioner

The next step is ensuring you keep your beard oiled daily. Not only does this keep your beard strong and healthy but beard oil usually smells great! And when you hair is close to where you eat/drink/smoke, its important to keep an eye on the smell! This is probably the most important part of your new regime and once again, beard oil lasts a while so it’s money well spent.

bearded living

Finally make sure your beard is shaped regularly. This is easy enough to do with a little snip and trim here and there but when you start getting some real length (anything over about 3 – 4cm) or if you are using your beard to give your face a new shape, just see your local barber. The barber with the beard is the one you know can cut a beard so keep an eye out for him.

bearded living

TIP: If you find that your beard doesn’t come through as thick or full as you would hope, don’t give up! Just keep on that regime and consider going for a different look with what you have. A clean stubble or moustache is a great option if you find your beard comes through patchy or light. If anyone tries to make fun of you for not being able to grow a full beard, just tell them beards as SO mainstream and that you didn’t want one anyway.

 

Be Sociable, Share!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.