For Those Planning To Grow Out Facial Hair
Have you tried to grow out your beard before, or is this the first time? If you’re not used to having a beard, know that you’re going to have to stay the course. Even if your beard grows out quickly, you still have to be patient when it comes to shaping your beard. Furthermore, you’re going to be introduced to that ‘itchy’ phase.
There are things you can do to help with the itch, but chances are, you’re also just going to have to put up with it at the same time. How long does the ‘itchy’ phase last? Well, it can last a few weeks, and while that might seem like bad news, you start to get used to it after awhile. This is where most people fall off the wagon when it comes to growing a beard, especially if they’ve never done it before.
Do you plan on having a long beard, or do you plan on cropping it to where it stays short and close to your face? Either way, that few weeks of the itchy phase is nothing compared to the few months you need to wait in order to start really shaping your beard.
Growing a beard isn’t just about waiting patiently for it to work out naturally, however, and so you need grooming tips as well. First of all, you have to wash your beard thoroughly, but it’s not something you have to do daily. Every few days is good enough, and what you want to use is shampoo, not regular soap.
Do you normally condition your hair? Not all men take this step, but even if you don’t, you should be conditioning your beard. As a matter of fact, you might want to use the type of conditioner that you leave in your beard, as this is often what men use. You will have to get used to using such a product though. Watch out where you purchase products from. Not all beard products are the same. I suggest looking at Royal Beard Oils and balms. These online dedicated companies are not like buying from Target or CVS beard oil off of a shelf. Look at the ingredients and also look where it comes from. Products with water, silicone or some un-pronounceable words that may be chemicals are definitely not organic or natural.
Now, if you’re going to keep your beard short, you’re just waiting out that initial period in order to trim your beard and keep it how you like it. If you want to keep your beard long, however, you are going to want to keep that beard growing, right? Well, you still need to keep the trimming rule in effect. A good rule of thumb is to make sure that you trim every couple of months.
You’ve been told about using a conditioner on your beard, but there are other types of products you might want to take a look at, too. You just want to make sure that the products you use aren’t going to be bad for your skin. The last thing you want to do is to cause the skin under your beard to get irritated.
So, are you ready to go all Duck Dynasty on everyone, or would you rather grow that beard and keep it looking trimmed and short. Guys like different kinds of beards, so the type if up to you. But what you know now is how to take care of your beard, no matter what you decide.