As you probably already know, growing a nice beard is a little bit more complicated than just throwing your shaving tools away and letting it grow. It’s a great start, but if you want the best results, your beard needs some special care and styling. We're here to help with our beginners guide to growing a beard.
Stop Shaving and Have Patience
It is a very obvious one, but seriously, stop shaving completely. For at least 4 weeks just leave it and let your beard grow. It might not look great for the first month, but the good news is that after it passes, you can start shaping it however you want to.
Accept the Itch and Soften It
First week will be the hardest, because it will start to itch. Refuse yourself from scratching, to avoid any infections. That's when you need to start using beard oil. It will soften your beard and smoothen the skin beneath it, which will help to stop the itch and keep your beard healthy.
Don’t forget to wash your beard! Just like we wash and take care of our hair, it is as important to do the same with our beards. Imagine never washing your hair, it wouldn’t look or feel good, would it? Beard wash is the best product to keep it clean. Ideally it is best to wash it in the morning before applying the beard oil and rinse it out with water at the end of the day.
If you have passed four weeks without shaving your beard, congratulations, now you have officially stepped to the bearded side and you can now start shaping it. We recommend combing or brushing it first. Press here to find out more about which product you need to use and the benefits of it. Also, you might want to use beard balm for taming and shaping your beard in the most suitable style for you.
What you should be aware of
First, we recommend to not play around with your cheek line too much and try to leave it natural. It’s best to follow your natural cheek line when shaping your beard and only snip away stray hairs.
Second, define your neck line along the bottom of your beard around the neck. If you want the best results, it is probably best done by a professional barber. However, if you decide to do it on your own, don’t trim your neckline too high. A lot of new beards men tend to make this mistake. We suggest trimming no higher than where the neck meets the head.
Taking care of your beard requires some time and effort, but it is so worth it! We are proud of you if you made the decision to grow a beard and have the best of bearded time.