#BEARDGOALS: 5 STEPS TO GROWING THE PERFECT BEARD
by cory forte
3 years ago
Since the beginning of time, a man’s beard has kept him warm, added character to a man’s face, and let’s be honest, it’s kind of sexy too. But if a beard is done in the wrong way, it can mess up not only your physical appearance, but also your health.
So we decided to ask some of our “Bearded & Black” men’s panel and see what are some tips to keeping growing the perfect beard. You’d be surprised. Here are the top 5:
1. Brush, Brush and Brush Again – Many men think that you have to wait for your beard to grow in before you start grooming it–wrong! You need to train your beard and train your hair follicles to get ready for your beard. That can be done simply by brushing your face (yes, even before hair begins to grow), in the direction you want your beard to grow. For most men, it’s upwards on the cheeks. Just about 10 minutes a day should do and more when stubble begins to show.
2. Right Under Your Nose – It’s by far the most neglected area of the face when a man starts to grow his beard. Remember if someone is looking directly at you, their eyes will tend to shift towards your mouth/nose area when talking, so don’t forget to trim the area directly under your nose and your nose hairs. This will dramatically increase the look of your entire beard.
3. Scruffy Needs Work Too – I know what you’re thinking: what if I want to go for the scruffy look? You know the look where it looks like you’re beard has come in but you give it no effort and it still looks nice? We have news for you: that look takes effort too! Make sure you clean and trim the area underneath your beard (neck and under chin) so that your seemingly unkept beard still shine through and doesn’t get lost in stray hairs underneath.
4. Wait For It – It’s one of the hardest things to do. Especially when a man already has a beard and you keep wanting to get it trimmed up. Sometimes the best and healthiest way to do so is to wait for the beard to grow back a little more THEN get it trimmed again. If you keep trimming it, it could be getting smaller and thinner, not to mention the wear and tear on your skin. So waiting a few extra days can help.
5. Know Your Shape – Last, but not least, know the shape of your face. Does a more rounded beard look better on you? Perhaps your face calls for a more sharp, straight-lined beard. What about your cheek bones? Does your face need a high beard or a low beard. A trained barber should be able to help you. Remember every beard does not look good on every face.
( Source: blackdoctor.org )