A lot of people think that caring for a beard is as simple as shaving it. These men don't know about the importance of grooming and taking care of their beards. Yes, you may get away with neglecting your bearded needs with regular shaves and haircuts, but the neglect will show on the scruff over time. The life-cycle of a beard requires some TLC and with this list of 7 ways, your mane will flourish and look better than ever!
Encourage growth through exfoliation
Weekly exfoliation refers to washing your face and neck with a cleanser that contains natural grains such as oatmeal, sugar, or rice husks. REMY RICOS Facial Mask Peel offers a unique formula that helps stimulate facial hair growth and encourage healthier looking skin. Their ingredients are all hypoallergenic and food-grade so they don't irritate skin and they smell amazing.
Condition your beard daily with non-aerosol hair conditioner
You will likely need some kind of conditioner to help tame your beard, but not just any conditioner will do. Pick something like Remy Ricos smoothing conditioner because it’ll provide less grip for tangles and knots while also making your facial hair softer and shinier.
Use oils to soften and seal your stubble
What are beard oils?
It's a combination of conditioning oils like jojoba oil, almond oil, argan oil, and avocado oil, as well as essential oils like peppermint, tea tree, lavender, cedar wood, and fragrance oils. Beard oil's purpose is to moisturize and condition your beard and the skin beneath your beard. It also contributes to the sheen.
We only use essential oils because they have incredible hair and skin benefits. Fragrance oils, in contrast to essential oils, are synthetic and can cause irritation, redness, and drying. Doesn't that seem counter-productive? That's what we think.
However, a good beard oil made with all natural ingredients can do a lot.
It will soften your beard, resulting in much healthier facial hair. Beard oil also conditions your skin, which helps to prevent dry skin. This ultimately keeps your beard healthy and strong, allowing it to grow properly.
This is a great way to get a healthy hydrated beard whilst also put natural oils in your hair.
Choose brushes wisely, boar bristles are best
The quality of the brush primarily comes down to your preference for a stiff brush, a more absorbent one, or a combination of both. This decision influences how smoothly and easily your beard detangles during grooming, so it's worth being selective. A good boar bristles brush is usually the best choice - they tend to retain their shape well and produce a pleasant feeling when applied to your skin.
Create depth by layering beard balm/oil scents
Beard oils and balms are the best way to ensure that your beard gets all of its necessary nutrients. Scents are used to mix up the aroma, so it is possible for some men to have more than one type of woodsy mixture. Add another layer of depth by layering on scents that compliment each other. A great example of this would be fir tree cedar or sandalwood mixed with cedar or sandalwood scented beard oil.
Invest in Beard grooming kit containing everything you need for the best beard care
Beard grooming kits such as the Nomad Beard Care Kit come with two beard brushes, one for scrubbing and detangling and the other for shaping and styling. Trimmers such as the WAHL Stainless Steel Stubble & Beard Trimmer make it easy to maintain a beard.
Make sure to trim often
After trimming your beard, always use a beard brush. Use lukewarm water mixed with 1 tablespoon of olive oil to wet the brush and apply it to the length of the beard using a circular motion. Applying this once in the morning and once before bed can do wonders in preventing split ends and coarse hair growth in tight corners and in difficult to reach places: this allows you to clean any dirt or dust accumulated in these areas.