5 tips to grow your beard
Beards aren’t going anywhere anytime soon… in fact, a record number of men are embracing their beards and giving up their razors. For those of you who are among this number, here are five beard growing and maintenance tips:
1. Be patient when it comes to growing a beard.
Beards require patience. Every month, your stub grows by about a dozen inches. However, different parts of your face grow at different rates. What does this mean for you personally? Give your beard at least three or four weeks to grow out before shaving anything.
Many men have given up on their beards because they thought they were uneven or itchy. However, they are simply not giving enough time. Within a few weeks, the spotted beard begins to heal. That brings us to number two, itching.
2. Prevent Itching: Keep your beard moisturized.
Beard itch can be a real hassle, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. Dry mustache irritating your dry skin is the main cause of beardiness and itching. Both of these ailments can be treated by applying a high quality beard moisturizer or beard oil to soften your beard. This, in turn, prevents irritation of the whiskers or skin. In addition, it hydrates the skin and soothes itching.
Some men prefer a beard moisturizer instead of beard oil because the former is more versatile. The moisturizer contains chamomile, aloe and other helpful ingredients in addition to the oils found in the best beard oils, providing a level of comfort that beard oils alone do not provide. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t apply beard oil. Simply apply it over your beard moisturizer.
3. Build a natural beard oil.
Wash your beard only twice a week. This is because washing your beard daily can make it dry and rough. This is because soap strips your beard of the natural oils that hold moisture. Of course, you should wash your face with soap and water every day, but not with your beard…
The hair in your beard is not the same as the hair on your head. The specially formulated beard wash will help you maintain your best beard. So apply your moisturizer after bath, then apply beard oil on top.
4. Keep a clean beard.
No neck shave allowed. Maintaining a neat and tidy look is essential when growing your beard. First, don’t trim your actual beard during the first month of growth. Trim the edge instead. This means that your stubble should not extend below your neck and mix into the hair on your chest. The line should be drawn around the middle neck. So shave from there towards the south…if needed.
5. Healthy lifestyle means healthy beard.
Many men want to grow a beard that is healthy and thick. While there is no miracle cure, a diet rich in high-quality protein such as fresh fish and lean meats, fresh fruits, and vegetables will provide your body with all the nutrients it will need to grow a full set of mustaches.
When you combine this with regular exercise, your body will have all the nutrients and testosterone it needs to grow the biggest beard. Well, there is no such thing as a magic beard oil. So, don’t fall for the clickbait unless it’s from your dermatologist.
Lastly, if you want to grow your beard, remember to be patient, keep your beard moist, build up natural oils, keep your beard groomed and healthy. If you want a more detailed guide check out this blog post by Cremo Company How to grow beard fast.