Growing a beard is not an easy task. If you are just starting to grow a beard, you might find it difficult to know where to begin. However odd this might seem, growing a beard helps a man grow into a patient person. If you are new to the process of beard growing, you might need some tips on how to make this experience both fruitful and pleasurable.
Below are some tips to grow a beard.
Be patient: if you want to grow an epic beard, you should train yourself into patience. You have to do away with the myth that shaving your beard makes it grow faster and stronger. Just forget about your razor and beard trimmer and wait for it to grow. Shaving or trimming your beard during the first 4 or 5 weeks might prevent it from taking its final shape. By the end of the five weeks, your facial hairs will be of equal length and shape. Resist the desire to trim or shave it for a few weeks.
Choose a beard style to go with your face shape: A beard should be compatible with the shape of the face. Your beard and your face shape should come together into an oval shape. If your face is round, the bottom part of the beard should be allowed to grow long to stretch the face shape into an oval. An oval face, on the other hand, needs more hair on the jaws to bring it to an oval shape.
Trim Your Beard Regularly: Deciding on the time and frequency of beard trimming and grooming depends on whether you want your beard to grow long or keep it cropped. If you are into a long beard, give it a trim every two months or so. Trimming rids you of the split and uneven ends in your beard. For a cropped beard style, a more frequent trimming (every fortnight) is needed.
Keep your Beard clean: The skin under your beard is different from your scalp or armpits. Many guys don’t wash their beards at all. This is detrimental to your beard. Give your beard a regular wash every week. Use a moisturising shampoo instead of soap. The skin of your face is very sensitive, and you are better off using a moisturising shampoo. Apply some conditioner to your beard and allow it to sit there for some time before your rinse it thoroughly. This will prevent your beard hair from stiffening.
Keep a balanced diet: A balanced diet is bound to keep you beard healthy. The idea that some types of food and vitamins help grow a thick and epic beard is more of legend. However, like any other body hair, the beard needs a rich and balanced diet to be healthy. Some people take food supplements like Biotin, Zinc and Vitamin B to maintain a healthy beard, but their efficiency in beard growing is still not scientifically proven.
Even if there is no how-to-do-it manual for beard growing, the old dictum of “Know Thyself” applies here. Knowing your face shape and beard style is essential to help you overcome the common misfortunes that accompany beard growing. Just give it a go!