Your body requires a lot of upkeep.
Your hands need to be washed, your hair needs to be shampooed, and your teeth need to be brushed.
The runt of bodily maintenance is the beard, which doesn’t get the respect or attention that the other parts of your body get.
Perhaps this is because not everyone has a beard, or maybe the beard’s reputation for manliness has created the false impression that it doesn’t need a day at the spa now and then. Due to this misconception, many men don’t even know how to take care of their beards.
To make sure your beard never feels left out again, here are 4 quick and easy tips for grooming your beard the right way.
You brush your teeth twice a day. Your beard deserves at least that much.
4 Quick & Easy Tips for Beard Grooming
When you’re a child, you’re constantly soaking up information. It’s when you learn all the basics of operating the soft machine of your body.
But, because children typically don’t have beards, beard care is never addressed or imprinted in your mind. As a bearded adult, you have to go out of your way to learn the proper techniques for keeping your beard happy.
For the sake of convenience, here are 4 tricks that will make grooming your beard simple and satisfying.
Use Beard Oil
Beard oil is the lifeblood of the beard. It needs beard oil like your body needs vegetables. The only difference is that beard oil doesn’t need to be drenched in butter and salt for your beard to accept it.
First of all, beard oil will moisturize your beard. This is a remedy for dryness and itchiness, which are known to plague even the finest of beards. The oil will also moisturize the skin beneath the beard, helping to prevent flaking and breakouts.
If your beard has a few holes, beard oil can help to patch that right up, particularly organic beard oil. Organic beard oil contains certain ingredients that promote beard growth and thickness. In other words, it creates the ideal condition on your skin for hair to grow.
Lastly, beard oil can give your beard a pleasurable, yet subtle scent. This is great for men who don’t want to mess with cologne, which is a disaster waiting to happen. Nobody knows how much cologne they should put on and no one ever will.
Indulge in Beard Balm
If beard oil is the nutrition for your beard, then beard balm is its sunglasses.
While similar effects to beard oil, in that it moisturizes and promotes beard growth, it’s primary purpose in life is to act as a styling agent. In other words, it wants to make your beard look good.
Not only is this useful for shaping a beard—a nice twirl of the mustache never hurt anybody—but it’s also great for smoothing out knots and other frizzy nuisances
As with most products, you’ll receive the best benefits of beard balm if you go with an organic option. This is especially important for products that will touch your skin because rubbing artificial chemical against your pores is a recipe for disaster.
Organic beard balm will compliment even the most sensitive skin, preventing any irritation. Plus, it quickly soaks into the beard, so you’re not walking around with a wet beard and little clumps of balm sticking out of it.
Reach for the Beard Comb
You’re probably scoffing at the idea of buying beard comb. After all, you already own several perfectly good combs. Why would you buy another, just because it has the word, “beard,” in front of it?
There’s actually a simple explanation.
The name isn’t where the exceptionality of the beard comb ends. In fact, it’s completely different than the average comb, while still existing in the comb family.
At a glance, the beard comb is smaller than an average comb, which is by design. This makes it more user-friendly for beards, which don’t take up as much area as the hair on your head. The bristles on the comb are also more finely designed, so they can tackle the unique texture of beard hair.
If you’re not interested in combing your beard, beard combs have another important purpose. They’re the ideal way to spread beard oil. Once you’ve thoroughly applied the beard oil, the bristles on your comb will go a long way in dispersing the oil to the hard-to-reach areas of the beard.
Beard combs can be purchased alone or in a beard grooming kit, which comes with beard oil and beard balm.
Invest in a Good Beard Trimmer
When it comes to men and grooming products, purchases are made reluctantly and usually by prioritizing price over quality.
When it comes to your trimmer, that ideology should go out the window.
A beard trimmer is something you’re going to use on a regular basis, especially if you want to keep your beard at a certain length. And by investing in a nice trimmer, you’ll never have to worry about it breaking or going haywire when you need it most.
Some top-of-the-line trimmers even come in portable form, which means you can get in that last minute trim before an important meeting or date. Many trimmers will also work on your head since they come with length guards of varying sizes.
That way, no stray hair can escape your battery-powered wrath, be it beard or head hair.
If you’re wondering how to trim a long beard, all you have to do is use a longer guard length, which might come with the trimmer. After that, the process is similar to trimming a short beard.
Beard Grooming Products are Half the Battle
Men are used to taking care of objects, whether that be the backyard, the 72-inch television, or the car. However, it’s not as natural for them to turn their attention to themselves.
With these quick and easy tips for grooming your beard the right way, men no longer have to worry about spending too much time in front of the mirror.
Beard oil and beard balm are natural additions to your bathroom cabinet, as each of them is necessary for keeping a beard clean and fluffy.
Likewise, owning a beard comb and trimmer can take your beard care to the next level. A comb will help keep your beard smooth and extend the reach of your beard oil, while a trimmer will act as the last line of defense when it comes to your beard’s shape and primness.
Unlike your backyard, your fancy TV, or your car, your beard with you all the time. Never does it leave your side.
Bearded men, it’s time to give back.
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