Growing a beard is a serious matter to most people. In this day and age, beards are to be revered by their owners. It takes a lot of hard work to maintain a beard to the owner’s desire. It’s not just as simple as not shaving any more! With that being said, here are 5 pointers if you’re considering growing your beard!
Start from fresh
Don’t just wake up one day and decide “Oh, I’m not going to shave for a while”. If you’re truly considering growing a magnificent beard, you need to start from scratch. Use a skin hydrating shaving cream to get rid of the stubble you currently have. Once this is gone, treat your skin. Apply a deep cleanser and a good moisturiser. That’s phase one done!
Growing a beard isn’t as easy as it sounds. Sure, if you’re able to grow facial hair, that’s one thing. But if you want a beard to be proud of you need to make sure you’re getting the right vitamins. Vitamin A, B, C and E help to prevent hair loss and improve beard growth. You are what you eat, and to grow a good, healthy beard, you need to maintain a healthy diet and ensure you’re getting the right nutrients!
Power through the itching
When you’re starting off, it’s going to get itchy. Hairs made sharp by your razor will itch and irritate the skin as they grow. The trick is to power through it and treat the skin and the hairs. Make sure you wash your face with warm water every morning and apply a small amount of beard wash. This will help to clean and condition both the skin and the hairs. Finish off with a splash of moisturising beard oil and you should be good to go!
Find your style
You need to have a style in mind before you embark on your beard adventure! You’ll only ever truly know what will work and suit you best once it starts to grow but having a goal in mind from the beginning will help you significantly.
Maintain a regime
We’ve already mentioned that it’s no easy feat to grow a beard to be proud of. You need to create and stick to a strict regime. Think about how you want to treat your beard in both the mornings and the nights before bed. Invest in high quality beard oil and beard wash and apply them regularly. This will help you grow and manage a soft, smooth beard and give you something to be proud of!
Once your beard is grown and your regime is in check, you must remember to trim it regularly according to your beard style! It may take a couple of tries to find the right style to suit you, but if you stick to it and treat it properly, it will all fall into place eventually!