Beards are more than just a fashion statement. A guy who grows and nurtures a beard may do it because it has become fashionable. However once grown a man will come to love his beard and will want to take care of it. Here I will offer some tips on maintaining your glorious beard!
Why do men grow beards?
I am not talking biology here, I mean what are the motivators behind it. These could be numerous:
Some men hate shaving
Some guys find they’re too busy to spend time shaving properly each day
Skin rashes caused by shaving
Protection towards the cold
Or maybe it’s just someone who is too lazy to shave
Whatever the reason it is important to know that there is more than one style and choosing the right one is important.
Short beards are obviously simpler to maintain and may be more acceptable to partners who are apprehensive about the beard. That said too short and it could feel sharp against someone else skin. Also being too short may be seen as scruffy, so you may want to think about the perception you want to portray at home and at work.
Mid-duration beards can be seen as either distinguished (particularly grey beards) if they are well maintained. However, a poorly maintained beard could make look unkempt and in some extreme cases even homeless!
These are the hardest to maintain and you will likely need professional help to maintain your magnificent beard. You can provide some maintence of home at course but expect a regular visit to your local barber!
Firstly, invest in some decent beard trimmers if you are thinking of maintaining the length yourself. For example, if the trimmer’s plastic comb is too flimsy, a small slip could you lead to bald patch on your face and it’s likely you’ll have to shave off your whole beard. You also want a beard trimmer that doesn’t hurt. Once you’ve bought it maintain it and keep it sharp.
There are various oils, waxes and other products that can help you beard look tidy and cool. Way too many to list here, but buy known brands and avoid Poundland “bargains” (if you can afford to) as these can often make your beard seem greasy. Consult your barber if you need some advice.
Visit your barber
Why go to all the effort of growing a beard only for it look terrible? The best it will look is right after you have visited the barber. A professional can help you look cool and feel good for longer compared you doing it yourself, so it is well worth the effort.
Get in touch if you want to more about growing and maintaining a quality beard.