Growing a beard is a very personal matter. Whether or not you choose to grow one depends on many factors. For some men, growing a beard is easy and natural, while for others, it can be a more difficult process.
Everyone wants to have a beard that others envy and respect. Beards come in all shapes and sizes, and the type of beard you choose to grow is up to you. If you're willing to put in the time and effort, growing a beard can be a rewarding experience.
In addition, in wanting to grow a beard, you need more than just determination. You will need the right products and a plan for how you want your beard to look and with the right support, you can achieve the perfect beard.
With this in mind, we decided to find out what the experts say about growing a beard. The tips provided by Master barbers can help anyone looking to grow a beard or even make the most of their current facial hair.
Here are 5 tips for good-looking facial hair and beard growth according to a Master's barber's experience with beards.
How To Grow a Beard
Beard growth could be a complicated process for many, but it doesn't have to be. However, what I can say for sure is that it needs big commitment and it's important to start with the right expectation. Here's how to grow a beard according to our master barbers.
Understanding your facial hair is the first step in both managing expectations and formulating a solid plan. You'll need to understand your facial hair type, as well as the products you can use on it (and what they're made of).
With these things in mind, you'll be able to make sure that your beard is healthy and well-groomed from the start!
- Take Care of your Skin
Healthy hair starts at the root. Growing a good-looking beard starts with taking care of your skin.
One might think that hair care and skin care are different, but they are actually intertwined when it comes to your beard.
A good skincare routine will cleanse your skin of dirt and impurities, allowing your beard to grow healthier and faster.
You should also make sure that you are eating a balanced diet that includes vitamins and minerals. This will help your body maintain healthy cells, which means healthier hair growth.
- Your face shape can help you decide which beard style to choose.
There are many benefits to having a beard, one of which is that it can help change the shape of your face.
If you have a round face, for example, growing a beard can make it look longer and leaner by trimming the sides short and leaving length on the chin. Or if your face is oval-shaped, a beard can make it look wider and more angular by doing the opposite – leaving the sides longer. And if you have a square face, a beard can help soften the harsher angles by trimming rounded angles.
In general, your face shape helps decide which beard style to choose.
- Consider Shaving Your Face Before Growing a Beard
If you want to reduce the number of ingrown hairs and stimulate hair growth, many barbers recommend having a close shave. This is also a good way to prepare your skin for facial hair growth so that the hair can come in smoothly and without as much itchiness.
After having a shower, apply a pre-shave oil and massage it into your skin to help the hairs stand up for easy shaving. This acts as a lubricant for the skin to help cut down on razor burn.
- Let Your Beard Grow for a Minimum of Two Months Before Trimming.
After having your final shave, take a long break from a razor. In growing your beard, you'll need to be patient and let it do its thing. Aim to go at least two months without trimming or shaping before you even start considering it. "The longer you can go without a trim, the better,"
The trick is, that the more hair growth there is, the more options your barber will have when giving it its initial shape. Knowing what you're working with is a key determinant to cultivating a perfect beard and the only way to do that is to allow it to grow.
- Trim Your Beard into Shape and Get Regular Trims.
Having gone through the hardest part of growing a beard, this is where the fun begins.
Getting your first trim starts by washing your beard with a beard wash to soften the hairs, thereafter a coarse-bristle beard brush to smoothen the hair, and then using a beard trimmer to give your beard the desired shape you want.
If this isn't something you can do at home, head to your barber and ask him to shape it for you. Then you can maintain its edges at home.
In addition, shape is everything when it comes to beards. It's important to get a trim every few weeks to keep your beard in check.
This will help you avoid going from scruffy to fluffy real fast.
Keeping a regular appointment with your barber or trimming every few weeks at home can help you maintain the perfect beard shape.
Now that you have the desired beard of your own, now is the time to make it shine with some recommended beard products. Right after the usual trimming, apply a few drops of beard oil (Beard Growth Oil) to smooth and moisturize your facial hair.
Depending on how coarse your facial hair is, you might want to use a beard cream or balm to control, smoothen and shape it into place.
With the above-discussed tips from renowned Master's Barbers, this is a holistic way to grow a beard.