Many times, men are really focused on having great looking hair. That certainly helps to get attention but having an amazing beard can draw even more attention. As a result, you need to put as much time and effort into your beards as you do your hair.
Here is a little grooming 101 to take care of the bushy, but beautiful, beard.
Just like you shampoo and condition your hair, you need to apply oil to your beard. It is important to keep your beard hydrated. You can find many companies that sell beard oil that provide the natural nutrients that your beard needs.
Just like you wash your hair every day, you will want to apply the oil every day as well. This should take place right after you have taken your shower. The warm water helps to open your pores and hair cells, so this is the ideal time to use oil. Depending on the size of your beard, you want to make sure that it is damp and not soaked.
Typically, 3-4 drops for small to normal sized beards should suffice while 6-8 drops should be applied to those huge, crowd pleasing beards. Take advantage of this simple way of keeping your beard healthy and fresh.
The type of beard you are seeking will determine the kind of tools that you’ll need to trim it the way that you want. Be sure to check out some beard grooming tips that can help you craft your beard in the exact fashion that you want. You should always have a pocket comb available as well as a brush. A strong bristle brush will help to remove any dirt or dead skin that accumulated overnight. Short beards won’t really need this kind of a brush, but a deep beard will need that extra love.
Styling Your Beard
Everyone’s beard is different. Some like to curve, others will wave, while others will just go all over the place. Styling balm is available for purchase to control the direction and flow of your beard. Just a little balm on your damp beard will do the trick. You can apply the balm ahead of the beard oil. You will want to consider using a hair dryer after applying the balm to finalize the look.
By going through this kind of a routine, you will gradually be training your beard to shape itself in the way that you want. Just like you should brush your dog every day to avoid shedding, you want to comb or brush your beard daily to rid yourself of those stubborn hairs that like to flow in the opposite direction!
Eat the Right Food
You are reading this correctly that your diet can also help your beard. Since our hair is made from protein and fat, it is reliant on Vitamins to keep it healthy. Vitamin B should be your main focus so eating lean meats, egg yolks, milk, and salad will help to take care of your beard.
These are all just some little things that you can apply to your daily routine to develop the beard of your dreams. Everyone loves a good beard!