8 Tips on How to Maintain the Longevity and Health of Your Beard
by Eric D. Lough
Patience is a virtue A truly epic beard is the product of self-restraint and great beard maintenance.When you first start growing, resist the urge to trim or style, and leave it untouched for the first 3-6 weeks.(you have to go through hell before you get to heaven) this will allow the hairs to grow in evenly (some grow faster then others), and help you pick a style that suits its length and thickness.
Match your beard to your face Like all great gentlemen of the world, a beard should be in-tune with its surrounding environment, this is crucial the first month of growth, choose a final style that compliments your face shape.Your beard will look better and so will you.
Learn how and when to trim Pruning is essential to a well groomed beard-even if you plan on growing a full one.Using a trimmer or scissors, find the right technique to suit your master plan.Always start off with just trimming the fly-a-way hairs and stray dogs.Less is best.
Cleanliness is next to godliness This is especially important in the early stage of growth, when environmental properties and skin cells can exacerbate the itchiness.Wash your beard about 2-3 times each week with an excellent beard wash (Beard & Body Washes) and pat it dry: an overzealous toweling can lead to fizzing and split ends.
Teach and train your beard A regular trim will maintain your chosen shape, but it’s not the only way to keep your beard in line.A daily rub down with a comb or boar hair brush will wrangle stubborn hairs training them to grow in a downward direction.You can even up the ante with a good beard balm.
You are what you eat Your beard is made from protein and fat, but it’s also heavily reliant on vitamins B5, B3, and B9.That means lean meats, nuts, egg yokes, milk and plenty of leafy greens.If your seriously committed, you can also round off your diet with a good manly supplement.
Don’t forget your stache Growing an epic beard also means growing a mustache.To keep it looking neat, trim the area around your philtrum (the area under your nose) and if your choose to, the area above your upper lip.
Eric D. Lough is the founder & craftsman of the Famous Beard Oil Company. All of their award winning beard oils are made to order using the highest quality carrier oils and pure essential oils with exceptional and modish scents.