Anyone can grow a beard but possess a well-groomed beard is not everyone’s cup of tea. That requires regular maintenance and care and a thorough knowledge of grooming. A well-bearded man will never be caught scratching his beard and his partner will never end up with a beard burn. There are three basic ways to ensure that your beard game is on point and they are: keeping the edges smooth and soft, trimming beard hair as and when needed and keeping your bearded cheeks and neck well-nourished.
Here is a beard maintenance guide that you must go through to survive the ‘No Shave’ Novembers and more.
Skincare is directly linked to having a smooth, shiny and itch-free beard. If you want to keep razor burns, infections and irritations away then take some time off your busy schedule to care for your skin. Scrub your beard gently with a cleanser formulated for beards and include good pre and post-shave beard hair care regime. Start with a hot shower and end with a cold shower, pat dry and use a good-quality beard balm to tame unruly hair.
Difference between Oil and balm
Beard oil is used to moisturize your beard hair while beard balm is more of a styling agent. Both can nourish your hair but serve different purposes.
Learn to fade your beard hair
Use a trimmer carefully to fade your beard onto your bare neckline. Use a guard to ensure that you don’t accidentally cut your skin. In order to create a graduated look from your neck to your beard, you must create the effect of contrast. This gets better with practice.
Use a precision trimmer to trim the beard on your neckline to resemble a ‘U”. This is what an ideal neckline should look like when you are maintaining a beard.