The Grooming Manual
Few things are as masculine and manly as a beard. Facial hair sets apart the boys from the men - instantly. And for a lot of guys, beards make a face look better. Period.
But that doesn’t mean that beard styling is fool-proof. Not by a long shot. Take a look around at the beards at your workplace or around your neighborhood. You’re likely to find more than a few that could use some urgent grooming.
That’s why you need to apply these 5 tips for making your facial hair look better. You want to be one of the guys that are getting it right and making a good impression with their whiskers.
Be Patient with Beard Growth
It takes time to grow out epic facial hair. You’ve got to be patient and let nature do its thing. Otherwise you will wind up with a thin, patchy beard.
When you’re first growing out your beard, don’t do anything to it for at least 4 weeks. No trimming. No styling. No nothing.
So many guys wonder how to make their facial hair show more or appear thicker. The truth is - you can’t. Just be patient and don’t mess it up. This ensures that all your hairs grow in evenly and will give you the best starting point for when you’re ready to start styling your beard.
Keep Your Beard Clean
Many guys want to know how to make facial hair feel better as they’re growing a beard. The itchiness and irritation are real, but you can reduce both with some basic grooming habits.
Start with washing your facial hair regularly. Our Daily Strengthening Shampoo works great for this, thanks to its gentle ingredients that remove grime and debris without stripping away natural oils. That way you get a clean look without drying out your skin and facial hair.
Condition Your Facial Hair with Beard Oil
Conditioning your beard will soften your rough facial hair, reduce dryness and itchiness, and give your beard a healthy shine. This is super easy too - just apply a few drops of our natural Beard Oil and spread it through your facial hair evenly. Most guys will benefit from using it daily, though you may want to use it less often if you have oily skin or find it’s too much for you.
Even if you’re growing out a long, full beard, trimming is important. If you just leave those hairs alone, eventually you’ll get uneven, damaged facial hair.
Of course, you don’t want to go crazy with your clippers. Trim your beard every month or so to keep your look even and clean.
For the best results, use the right tools. Scissors and a comb are best for trimming and shaping a bulky beard. You’re less likely to trim off too much than you would be using an electric trimmer. Although, the latter is fine for the edges of your beard where you want a thinner look.
Match Your Style to Your Face
Your facial hair should enhance your style, not detract from it. So be sure you’ve chose a beard style that highlights your best features. For example, do you have a round face? Add some edge to your look with a more defined beard that brings lines and shape to your appearance.
The great news is you don’t have to spend a lot of time on your beard to make it look top notch. Some consistent, high quality grooming habits will work wonders and help you stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons.