Every boy has pondered, “How would I look with a beard?”. It is a rite of passage, whether out of genuine curiosity or shaving tiredness. For some guys, this first try ignites a lifetime obsession with beards. Others are dissatisfied with their efforts, either because of unequal development or dislike their look.
However, if you want to grow a beard, you must make a commitment. Anyone can grow one, but you need a strategy to get the most out of it. However, keep in mind that not all of them are made equal, and the first step to having a nice beard is controlling expectations and working with what you have.
Give it some time!
You can’t rush a good beard. According to Mike Malbon of Frank’s Chop Shop, after shaving your face and creating a smooth palette for your beard, let it grow for at least 30 days. Don’t trim or shave it; let it alone. It will show you how much hair to leave.
Amino acid and protein replenishment
Unfortunately, your diet will not aid in the growth of your beard. It can, however, influence its volume and thickness. Your hair might get untidy when your diet lacks amino acids and protein. What is the point of growing a beard if you don’t do it correctly?
Obtain the necessary tools
Having the proper beard grooming tools is half the fight. Of course, regular visits to the hairdresser are essential, but you should have the appropriate tools at home for touch-ups. It’s important to have a good beard trimmer, scissors, razor, and comb.
Don’t fail your neck
One of the most common issues Carl Pettit encounters is guys who diligently comb their facial hair but forget to groom their necks. You can have a fair notion of how much hair is growing on the nape of your neck after 30 days of growing a beard. Decide whether you want to shave, wax, or keep it trimmed ahead of time, and then stick to it.
Take care of your skin
It is perhaps one of the most challenging stages for guys who have never thought about their skincare. Even though your beard covers your skin, you must maintain good skin health to establish a suitable foundation for beard development. Find a toner that is appropriate for your skin type and apply it consistently.
Exfoliate at least once a week in addition to cleaning your face. Dead skin cells accumulate quickly on your face, and you don’t want them to detract from the appearance of your beard. Once a week, apply a face scrub to maintain the skin smooth and free of dead cells.
Acquire Moustache Wax
If you want to include a moustache into your style, you should certainly get some mustache wax. Mustache wax may help keep a style in place, which is best if you want a handlebar mustache, a throwback appearance, or a hipster look.
Use coconut oil
Coconut oil is one of the most simple items available. It’s hydrating enough for the coarse hairs on most beards, and it has the best smells.
Don’t let go
Take charge of your stray hair. A beard requires consistent maintenance, and a stray dog or two may rapidly leave your face looking sloppy and untidy. For neat edges, use a razor, and for loose hair, use tweezers.
Experiment with your beard
Finally, keep in mind that it is only hair. If you try something new and decide you don’t like it, your beard will grow back. You never know when you’ll discover a new beard style you adore!