TAKE CARE OF YOUR BEARD
The average male sprouts 25,000 facial hairs every 24 hours and adds half a millimeter of beard length daily. With that type of beard growth, it is very important to understand how to care for your chin sweater. Many people who have tried to grow beards, gave up because they do not understand proper grooming and beard care techniques which made for uncomfortable facial hair. With understanding of proper care and difference in hair care between regular hair and beard hair, you will have a new pep in your step and will instantly bring up your beard game.
Traditionally, woman have been the big spenders when it comes to beauty specific toiletries, however for the first time EVER in 2013, we saw men spend more on male specific toiletries than on shaving products. This can be boiled down to a few conclusions, first being that men are caring more about their appearance, which has also attributed to men spending more on clothing and accessories. The second and easiest to jump to conclusion being that men are simply shaving less. But shaving less doesn’t mean you should skimp on beard care essentials and fundamentals.
BEARD SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
BEARD BUTTER, OILS & BALMS
Products such as a beard oils & butters will moisturize the skin and the hair from the follicle out while also softening the hair and preventing dry flaky skin known as “beardruff” (beard dandruff). An added bonus is that these products also help to keep your beard hair nice and manageable. Rub in lightly with a boar bristle brush or massage in with your hands and then comb through with a wide toothed comb first a few times before switching to the finer toothed side for a finishing comb through. This leads us to another deterrent of beard growth, without proper care these course dry hairs can end up pointing in all different directions and tend to make a beard look thin in areas, giving the illusion that a man cannot grow a full beard properly. A beard balm will provide a leave in conditioning effect while also providing a medium hold to maintain those unruly straggling hairs, providing a full and luscious man mane that smells great too!
The last step in keeping your beard in check, is to frequently trim your hairs. Not all hairs grow at the same length nor in the same direction. It is important to trim starting at the ears down to your neck in order to keep a nice level and even beard length throughout. These pointers will be sure to gain you some serious man points and bearded respect.