This is a sponsored post by Beard Gains. All opinions are our own. In today’s world, beards are a modern male trend. You can see them on many celebrities and fashion icons today. When growing a beard there’s often the temptation to allow it to be wild, like when growing one's hair out. In order to make beards continue to be fashionable, but still workplace viable, more attention must be spent on maintenance.
Proper beard care requires effort, time, and product. Products range from beard oil, beard lotion, beard tools, and beard wash.
A well-groomed beard is a great reflection of personality and great beards often get a lot of attention. Check out beard show competitions to view some beards with extreme personalities!
Don't know where to begin? Here are tips on how to keep a beard well-groomed:
Silky Smooth or Fresh and Clean?
“I’ll take, How About Both for $500 Bob.”
Keeping a beard clean and moisturized will prevent itchiness and promote a soft texture. If you don’t condition your beard after washing, it will most likely become wiry and dry. This causes the itchiness that often leads to shaving during the growing out process.
Many experts suggest the use of a beard wash and a conditioner. However, if this fails to work, one can try a good beard balm. This will add moisture to your beard throughout the day.
Maintain a Workable Routine
Proper beard grooming requires time. This means one must commit to spending a certain amount of dedication and money on beard maintenance.
Product use, shaping, edging, and trimming should take place on a daily basis, which often leads to a similar time investment when compared to shaving. If the idea of growing a beard is enticing from a notion of less stress, one should reconsider. If routine works for you, then grow it out!
Game Changing Beard Grooming Tools
It’s an important investment to purchase the correct tools for keeping a beard that looks sharp all the time. Such tools include a beard trimmer, a pair of professional scissors, and a beard comb.
It’s also important to keep in mind that the tools you need depend on the length of the beard that you want to grow. Plastic combs may handle shorter beards well, but wooden beard combs are essential for longer beards, especially when coupled with a product like a balm. Multipurpose tools come in handy also.
For instance, a wide-toothed comb is ideal for a beard, while a fine-toothed comb is more suitable for a mustache so it’s best to purchase a comb with both edges.
Just remember that while combing and brushing your beard is OK it's also important to not overdo it. Excessive combing can be harmful for your beards growth.
Tame Your Manly Mane
A good beard trimmer plays a very crucial role when it comes to sculpting, however, it must be handled properly. Some helpful tips are, before trimming a beard, comb it in a downward motion. While trimming, move upward and outward, especially around the sideburn area.
Traditionally it is more stylish and clean to have the cheek sections run shorter near the sideburns and longer as you approach the goatee (chin and mustache). This prevents beard puff and improves facial structure.
It’s also important to note that a beard should not be trimmed when wet since this often leads to cutting off more than intended when using a guard.
Invest In Bearded Glory
Many men complain about itchy beard when trying to let it grow. Without proper product, beards absorb their nutrients from the face leaving it flaky and dry, which may even lead to dandruff.
Products like beard oil, mustache wax, beard conditioner, and beard balm hydrate while providing important nutrients. Proper beard product also keeps the growing beard styled slick and tidy.