Taking good care of your facial hair can be a quite complicated matter if you’re not used to it. If you fail to pay proper attention to your beard, you’ll soon find yourself looking unkempt, and that’s something you’ll want to avoid.
With these simple grooming tips, you’ll be wearing your facial hair with pride and your friends and family will all be asking you to tell them your secret to maintaining great facial hair.
Use a Beard Trimmer
The secret to growing and styling your facial hair is to keep it clean and tidy at all times. Depending on your lifestyle and your habits, you can choose a beard trimmer that best suits your needs. Whether you simply want to take basic care of your beard or be creative and shape your style, beard trimmers will help you get the face you want.
Before you go and find a trimmer that’s best for your needs, you need to pay attention to these few tips in order to make an informed decision.
- Corded or Cordless – The main distinctions between corded and cordless beard trimmers is that the latter comes with an inbuilt battery. Corded models are less versatile but they are more reliable and better suited for longer trimming sessions. In general, cordless trimmers are a good option if you are often on the run and need to quickly take care of your facial hair. On the other hand, corded models have more power and there’s no risk the battery will run out in the middle of your trimming session.
- Beard Length – Some trimmers are best suited for longer hair, while others are better for shorter hair. The length of your beard, whether medium, short or stubble, is one of the most important factors when choosing a trimmer.
Don’t Let It Grow at All Cost
Let’s face the hard truth: not all men can grow a beard, or at least not a full beard. It’s often linked to genetics and there’s not much we can do about it. The most important thing is that you know when you should and when you shouldn’t grow a beard.
Growing a full beard can be a long process for some men, while others can grow a full beard rather quickly. If you belong to the first group, it’s a good idea to opt for a short beard or a stubble. Also, keep in mind that longer beards will require a lot of upkeep.
Wash It Regularly
Washing your facial hair regularly is the key to keeping it clean from food pieces and dead skin cells, especially in the early stages of growth. You should scrub your beard at least three times each week, and here’s how to do it properly:
- Wash your beard with lukewarm water. Avoid hot water as it can dry out hair follicles and cause improper growth.
- Scrub your beard with a specialized cleaner. Be careful to clean your beard in all directions by using your fingers.
- Rinse it at least twice and gently pat it dry.