You’ve started growing your beard, and your life has drastically improved. Your morning routine has been slashed in half, and overall, your life has been pretty easygoing. But occasionally, someone makes a comment about your beard looking haggard or excessively dry. You are shocked because you thought all you had to do was grow the beard, but you didn’t actually focus on taking care of it. While growing a beard can be less involved than a morning shave, there’s still some basic grooming that needs to be done to ensure a healthy beard.
Beard oil, which is a combination of essential oil and conditioning ingredients, helps keep your beard moisturised along with the skin underneath. Your face has all these little sebaceous glands which produce sebum, your skin’s natural oil. When you grow a beard, they can’t possibly keep your face and this new hair growth moisturised. Beard oil offers a helping hand, and in the process, encourages healthy growth. Using a few drops All it takes and you’re set for the entire day.
Wash Every Other Day
Beard wash or shampoo isn’t necessarily mandatory, but every other day, it’s a good idea to do a little deep cleaning. The more your beard grows, the more stuff gets stuck in there from food crumbs to dust particles. A deep conditioning session ensures nothing harmful is left behind. Don’t even think about using your regular hair shampoo. It’s packed full of harmful ingredients that’ll strip your hair of its moisture and harm your skin.
Brush and Comb
When you’re in the early stages of beard growth, you can control the direction in which it grows by using a beard brush. Additionally, you can keep it neat and cover up any areas that look a little patchy. After a few months of growth, you’ll need a comb to help you untangle your hair and style it to your liking. In terms of material, use a boar’s hair brush. It’ll feel softer to the touch and won’t cause breakage like brushes with plastic bristles. For the comb, a plastic comb will do if you’re looking to save some money, but a rubber comb will offer the best results-it’s the easiest to clean and gentler on your hair. The longer and thicker your beard gets, the wider the comb teeth should be to prevent unnecessary breakage.
Don’t Trim Too Often
When your beard is growing in, it can be tempting to want to clean things up on a regular basis. While some maintenance is needed, daily trimming can actually work against you. In order for your beard to look full, it needs to grow. If you keep trimming every day, you’re inhibiting growth and keeping your beard stuck at square one.
Let it grow. The best way to reach your beard’s full potential is to let it grow. Don’t cut it prematurely. Don’t lose hope because it isn’t growing in exactly how you want it to. Beard growth is a long game, and to get the best results, you have to stick it out.
Growing it out is considerably less involved than a meticulous shaving routine, but that being said, you still need to make the effort to care for it.