Well-groomed or untamed, your beard speaks a lot about your persona. It elevates your social status and demands respect from those around you. Yes, your beard is majestic.
I am an ardent beard fan too. It defines who I am.
It takes me a lot of dedication, hard work and a daily care routine to maintain my beard. And if you are looking for a guide, here’s how to nail a beard care routine.
Cleaning your beard regularly
Your beard attracts dust and grime very quickly, and you need to wash it regularly to keep it clean. Otherwise, your skin will dry out and cause itchiness. A beard shampoo will do the work for you. This shampoo is different from your regular hair shampoos as it does not strip necessary oils from your face and keeps your beard tamed.
Just like your skin requires daily moisture, your beard does too. Your face doesn’t produce enough sebum to supplement a healthy beard growth. It leads to the hair becoming dry and coarse after it grows to a certain length. To avoid this, applying a beard oil regularly is necessary. Oil conditions your beard by working directly on the roots and providing enough nourishment. It, in turn, facilitates a healthy beard growth. Believe me, you won’t regret buying a beard oil.
Using essential oils
In case you are not yet ready to invest in beard oil or are planning to go the all-natural route for your beard care routine, you can use essential oils too. I would recommend Eucalyptus, Jojoba, Argan, Cedarwood and Lavender essential oils as these are suitable for adding life to your facial mane.
Brushing your beard
A beard brush lets the oil reach every corner and decides the direction in which your beard grows. With this single tool, you can give your beard any shape you want!
Trimming your beard is a different game altogether. One uneven cut and your whole look will fall apart. Buying a good high-grade clipper is the first step towards proper beard care. Start the process by combing your damp beard in one direction. Then, using a clipper, slowly trim the desired area. Ensure that you are using a lower setting while shaving the hair on your neck and cheek. Once done, use a pair of scissors to get rid of fly-away hair and apply a good amount of moisturizer as the last step.