So finally the scanty hairs have all come together and a beard has grown. Women and men are noticing it and life is good. What next?
Proper grooming is what follows.
Luckily, taking care of your beard involves very simple steps and this is what you will need to follow to maintain a healthy-looking beard. By the way, if your girlfriend or wife has natural hair you’re halfway there for reasons you shall see why below.
- Ensure your beard is clean
It goes without saying that in order for your beard to look healthy it needs to stay clean. But to keep it so like a pro, always use a natural sulfate-free shampoo. Clarifying shampoos can be too drying, which is why a shampoo with no laureath sulfate is recommended. Most people with natural hair prefer such shampoos hence if your significant other has natural hair you are in luck.
- Condition your beard
A beard like the hair on your head tends to dry out if it’s not properly moisturised. Hence to keep your beard moisturised, use a natural conditioner to lay down the hair cuticles and to smoothen the hair before you apply oil.
If you’re wondering how to do this effectively follow the following steps
- After cleansing your beard, take a dime-sized amount of your preferred conditioner and massage it through the beard.
- If you have a long beard, pay extra attention to the ends your hair. Since they are the oldest, they tend to dry out easily becoming coarse and uncomfortable.
- Follow up with beard oil to seal the moisture.
- Use a proper beard oil
Women or men with natural hair will tell you that the best oil you could use on your hair is the most organic one. Stay away from concoctions that contain silicons, parabens or sulfates. Instead, use natural oils like coconut oil, jojoba oil, olive oil or argan oil. Oil your beard once a day for hydration and to prevent beardruff and beard itch. Check out the best oils to use on your hair.
- Trim your beard
Use beard trimming scissors instead of trimmers. Scissors will allow you to snip off the split ends, contributing to the growth and shape of your beard accordingly. Another benefit of using scissors instead of trimmers is you can fine-tune your beard and thus guiding it to grow the way you want. Check out the natural remedies to help your beard grow
For a healthy-looking beard, brush and comb as you trim it. Ensure that you’re following the natural contour of your face and that the shape of your beard stays rounded while you’re at it. Find out the do’s and don’ts of grooming facial hair
- Comb your beard
Beard tools come in all sizes and material. You can find combs made from metal, wood, horns and plastic. Nonetheless, what to choose will eventually depend on the coarseness of your beard and the length. To have your beard looking fuller and healthier, use a comb that aligns the small hairs with the full-grown hair. Additionally, make it a habit to comb your beard every day, which trains it to grow in the way you like. Combs made of horn and wood will give you a smooth combing experience than those made of plastic. Hence, choose accordingly. A pocket comb will also come in handy for times when you need to comb your beard away from home. Therefore invest in one.