A beard can serve as a point of pride for many men, a means to express themselves, show their maturity, and try out different styles.
However, it’s important to remember that just because you can grow a beard doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve careful maintenance and looking after. A scraggly, unkempt beard can be unhygienic for many men and become a nightmare to deal with over the long term. A poorly managed beard can also lead to skin conditions that may develop and itch underneath.
But on the surface, a scraggly beard can look unkempt and isn’t much fun to deal with. For this reason, focusing on a few wise management techniques is worthwhile. Let’s consider how to achieve that below:
Trimming your beard regularly will allow all of the overgrown and undergrown hairs to match after you grow it out a little, allowing you to help it look sharp and well put together. Those new to growing a beard often expect it to grow uniformly, but that’s not always the case. After all, we wouldn’t expect a shaved head to grow into a natural style; we trim the sides and make sure that the dead ends are taken care of.
A good barber can help you trim your beard, or a good pair of trimmers you can use to provide a similar length all over (and perhaps take care of some of your misplaced hairs) can allow for better styling. There’s no need to overcomplicate this if you’d rather not do so - a simple trimming at a specific band of the trimmer guard can be enough.
Regular brushing of your beard can help work out all of the knots that may occur over time. It can also help you shape your beard in the direction you want it to remain.
On average, combining your beard twice a day makes a big difference and can be a good way to help it dry in a certain direction after your shower. A good beard comb will make all the difference.
Products such as beard oils help soften the beard and can also restore its vitamin and mineral profile. This leads to a richer beard and healthier hair. It may also help overcome the effect of sun damage that may otherwise occur if living in hot climates. We’d also recommend that you not over-wash your hair, as this can rob your beard of its natural oils underneath.
The best beard care services, such as Beatniks’ Beard Supply, provide beard shampoo and conditioner, oils, and many other products worth using. A beard bar, for instance, serves as an all-natural artisan soap that can help serve as a save soap and soften it as necessary.
With an additional moisturizer you can use to treat the skin underneath, your beard will be in prime condition to look its absolute best.
Why not checking Beatniks Beard Supply out today? We’d be honored to help you manage your scraggly beard and help it shine as it deserves to.