Some men like to just shave their facial hair off and leave it like that. They’ll do whatever they can to keep hair from growing because it takes too long to manage, and it can become a costly nuisance. However, there are some benefits to growing a beard. For example, it makes you easy to spot from a distance and evokes feelings of power and charisma. Some women are also driven to handsome bearded men. There are also health benefits to having a beard. It can act as a trap for dust and other particles that might enter your airways.
So how do you go about keeping or growing your beard? Growing one isn’t an overnight decision. There’s a lot of care involved and you need to be dedicated. If you’re having trouble on your own, then here are some easy tips that you can follow.
Patience is a Virtue
A large and handsome beard is a sign of self-restraint, dedication, and commitment. When you decide to grow your beard, it’s almost impossible to resist the urge of cutting it off because it might itch or become a nuisance when you eat. You need to leave it for the first couple of weeks or months (depending on how fast your facial hair grows) to give the hairs time to grow evenly. You don’t want patches of your beard to be thicker than others, so it’s best not to trim it or cut it at all until you’re happy with the thickness.
Understand When the Right Time to Trim Is
First, invest in a high-quality trimmer. You don’t want a nasty cheap trimmer that will snag hairs and get stuck. You want a good quality and expensive trimmer if you want to have a handsome beard. Wait a couple of days so you have enough hair to trim and work with and make sure not to overdo it. When trimming, understand how to fit the hair around your face shape. Don’t go with something that looks like a cartoon, consult a chart like this one to understand what kind of beard shape you should have.
Keep it Clean
During the early stages of growing your beard, you need to make sure that your beard is clear of dust and food particles that might’ve hooked onto your hairs. It’s extremely common especially if you eat messy foods such as spaghetti or burgers. Scrub your beard with special cleansers and invest in some beard oil for some quality aftercare and to help with taming your beard. There’s a large range of different scents, so it’s best to try different ones in a store or buy several so that you have a different scent for every occasion.
The outside of your body reflects whatever is inside. You need a good diet to sustain beard growth and a healthy looking mane. Vitamins B3, B5, and B9 are essential to your beard’s health. Get plenty of meats in your diet, nuts and milk. If you’re committed to your beard, then there are also supplements you can take that will improve the strength of your facial hair.