Since time immemorial, men have always grown beards but civilization has brought some lifestyle ideas for men to avoid looking messy and overly bushy. Growing a beard takes patience and is truly a product of self-restraint. Beard growing is not simply, not shaving. You take care of your beard if you wish to flaunt it and grab the spotlight. Remember grooming ensures you look masculine, sexy and sharp.
Among all the beard grooming supplies that you need to maintain a quality looking and feeling beard, the beard balm could have the biggest positive impact. The beard balm helps to provide the facial hair the nourishment it needs to grow healthy while reducing the discomfort that can be associated with the early stages of facial hair development. Applying the beard balm will help keep the hair soft while working to reduce that itchy discomfort that can affect the skin under the beard. The key is getting the balm over every strand of hair in order to enjoy the maximum results.
Similar to a moisturizer for your hair, the beard balm will remain working long after you apply it. Good beard balm will hold your beard and mustache in place while making them soft and hydrated. Make sure your beard is clean and dry before applying the balm. A dime-size of the balm, evenly distributed with a beard comb is enough to keep the shape of your beard all day long.
Beard oil is the foundation of a healthy beard and you should be applying it every day. As your beard grows longer, your body’s production of natural oil (sebum) is not enough to moisturize the longer hairs and skin. This leads to dandruff or (beard ruff), itchy and irritated skin and split ends. It’s highly recommend you oil your beast on a daily basis. It’s crucial to keep your skin and beard moisturized and health. Plus it prompts healthy growth. Oil should be applied from under your beard working it into the skin and then throughout your beard, not just simply put on the outside of your beard. The oils need to get to the root of the hair to really be effective.
Beard itch beard itch can actually be caused by a few things. If you’re in the early stages of growing, your face just isn’t used to it. Your pores and follicles are angry. If you’re in the later stages, it could be beard ruff, not getting your face clean enough (which can also lead to beard ruff) or dry skin, among a few other less likely causes. Either way, start with our beard buster soap, (or the stubble buster if you’re just starting out or a guy that chooses to rock stubble on a permanent basis). It’ll clear up just about any skin related issue, and will soften the heck out of your beard as a bonus.
It might come as a surprise to most guys, but there is a proper way to be combing your beard each day. Combing the beard correctly will not only improve the way your beard feels, it will definitely improve the way you feel. It is better not to comb your beard at all than to comb it with a cheap plastic comb. Beard hair is a thicker, more dense hair. Plastic combs create static which will electrify your hair, leaving it unmanageable with fly away and leave your beard with what we like to call beard frizz. Not a good look.
Wood combs are anti static and will glide through your beard like a hot knife through butter. All while distributing oil much better than plastic. Specialized combs for beards are designed to allow you to carry them around in your pockets easily. One of the things you may find a little challenging, is a process of conditioning your beard before you start combing it. This is necessary if you want to avoid snags and tangles. Tangles can damage the teeth of more fragile combs, but they can also damage your beard as well. To prevent this from happening, you have three available beard conditioners at your disposal: beard oil, beard balm and anti-tangle sprays.
Benefits of combing your beard daily:
- Shaping to your desired styling preference
- Prevent ingrown hairs by training the hairs to grow in the right direction
- Train your mustache to stay off your lip
- Evenly distribute oil throughout your beard so ensure perfect coverage
- Adds appearance of fuller beard while still having hairs lying in one direction
Keeping Your Mouth Clear
Combing the hair around your mouth each day not only trains the hairs to grow around the mouth. It will help to reduce all those food particles from getting trapped in the facial hairs. Nothing can take away months of work like looking at a beard that has little food particles trapped everywhere.
The Beard Diet
It’s pretty safe to assume that most bearded men enjoy meats, nuts, eggs, milk and leafy greens. They offer protein and fats along with vitamins B 3, B 5 and B 9 which will help promote beard growth. But you can also help your beard with supplemental vitamins such as Biotin.