As someone who has had facial hair for nearly twenty years, I can tell you it takes a lot of work to grow out a great beard. Good grooming habits are essential, no matter if it’s for a cause like Movember or just because you want to appear more masculine.
The great news is that it doesn’t even take a lot of know-how. First and foremost, be patient. A truly epic and well-groomed beard is the product of self-restraint. When you first start growing, resist the urge to trim or style. Leave it untouched for the first 4-6 weeks, thus allowing the hairs to grow in evenly. And it will help you when picking a style that suits its length and thickness.
From there you can match your beard to your face shape. Like any wild animal, a beard should be in-tune with its surrounding environment. Your beard will look better, and so will you. And as long as you have the proper tools, such as a comb, beard trimmer, and a bit of beard oil, you can achieve a smooth, trimmed look that has the perfect balance of ruggedness and cleanliness.
Since keeping a beard is more than just growing it out; involving proper grooming, this infographic by Salon Supply Store tells you all you need to know. Go from grizzly mess to stud with details on some basic tips about beard grooming.
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You can’t build a house without bricks, and the same applies to facial hair. Your well-groomed beard is made from protein and fat, but it’s also heavily reliant on Vitamins B5, B3, and B9. If you’re seriously committed, that means lean meats, nuts, egg yolks, milk, and plenty of leafy greens.
Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.