Growing a beard receives a lot of attention from family, friends and colleagues. The dreadful beard growing process bring in a lot of opinions, thoughts and feelings from everyone around you, if only these emotions came at the opportune moment. A fully formed beard or the one in the process of growing out, we have some tips gathered to manage your facial hair.
Women Love It: According to a study by psychologists , women are more attracted to men with stubble than to those that are either bearded or clean-shaven. Asked to rate men on their appearance, the women surveyed singled out stubbly blokes as prime partner material, viewing them as more masculine, tougher and dominant-looking compared to those without stubble.
Let it grow Choose a good time to grow your beard preferably during the holidays. Set an end goal for yourself the length, styling similar to a fitness goal. Take professional advice from a salon regarding the shape/style. Once you start growing it out, beard needs to be smoothed over with clippers every two to three weeks depending on the growth. Keep the skin clean with a good brand of facewash.
If you own a trimmer, ensure your barber is kept in the loop about the brand of the trimmer you use. The size guides differ in each brand ensuing an altercation between you and the barber.
Tight curls? Buy an afro comb. After shower, towel dry your beard and slap on some moisturizer (preferably beard oil/ moustache wax) and comb beard to set into the desired shape. If the hair still don’t go straight, it is better to leave it at it rather than taking chunks out and ending up with a patchy beard.
Go natural, Option for products with natural ingredients to help with styling. Not only do they make your beard look good but also provides nourishment to the hair. Avoid products containing silicone. As the beard gets longer, it is recommended to use hair care products to cleanse the beard a shampoo and conditioner.
Style it right, The second best technique to style is to comb your beard. Use regular combs or afro combs or boar-bristle brushes: these beard combs are not only smaller but more portable. Never hide your grey hair. It is dapper to flaunt a salt and pepper stubble to the likes of George Clooney.