by Charles Didee Eta
”A beard is just about the most on-trend accessory you can pull on this season.” -GQ
Lately, beards have become popular again, with more and more men embracing facial hair – but in a less scruffy, more well-groomed way.
Maintaining a beard requires product, time, and effort. Whether you like to experiment with your facial hair or keep it trimmed short, grooming is essential. There’s the need to take time with shaving, trimming, fading (grooming shorter beards in such a way that it’s neat and attractively integrated with the neck) and using proper products for both cleanliness and aesthetics. A well-groomed beard can make you stand out from the crowd. But take it too far, and you’ll be turning heads everywhere you go—and not necessarily in a good way. Consider these styling tips if you want to give your beard a grooming makeover.
1. Moisturise your beard hair.
If you are struggling to tame an unruly beard, investing in a few beard-friendly products is a good idea. Consider nourishing your beard daily by applying beard conditioner, beard oil, or beard softeners. This softens the thick beard hair and makes it manageable.
2. Keep Neat
If you have a full beard, you should regularly comb or brush it to ensure it stays detangled. To avoid stubborn knots, do this only after you have softened your beard hair.
3. Trimming your neckline carefully
Trimming the beard neckline can be tricky. But it must be done carefully, as it can make or break your look. Decide whether you want a straight or curved line and trim the corners accordingly.
4. Don’t forget about skincare
The skin under your beard needs some extra TLC, as it is prone to becoming dry, itchy, and flaky. Since your skin has to endure razor burns and beard dandruff, cleansing and moisturising the skin is essential to avoid dry skin—stock up on nourishing beard oils and beard balms and remember that pre and post-care are essential.