Depending on how you style or grow your hair, it can offer the opportunity to express yourself. After you’ve decided that you’d like to have a slice of the popularity pie, what steps should you take next?
Well, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about the process; this article is going to outline the proper way for achieving success while minimizing the possibility of failure.
Grow beard the right way
Arm yourself with these tools of the trade:
- Trimmers – Make sure you pick a high quality trimmer that feels comfortable in your hand and that will stand up to your thick coarse hair.
- Beard oil or Beard Moisturizer – Be sure to avoid anything with harsh irritants and drying agents such as rubbing alcohol. They’ll do more harm than good.
- A natural bar of soap or a beard cleanser – This can also be used to wash the surrounding skin near your beard.
- Small professional pair of scissors – Use these for small trim jobs and for trimming any split ends. If you have a smart trimmer, you should be able to use that, instead of buying a scissors.
- Supplements – A high quality multi vitamin will be the cornerstone for your growing adventure. Make sure you also include a premium grade of fish oil capsules and a biotin supplement.
- A beard comb and or a boar bristle brush for grooming.
- A mirror if you don’t have one already.
In order to grow beard, it’s important to be committed, have patience, and accept the fact that you’ll have to undergo the itchy phase. Take comfort in knowing that every man that wants to grow an amazing beard has to cope with the itching. The best way to combat the uncomfortable itchiness is to make sure you’re moisturizing your face with a proper moisturizer for both your face and facial hair.
Set a “hands off” goal.
Remember, this is a time consuming process that is going to require your patience and commitment. Speaking of commitment, successful beard growers create and establish goals. Commit to a “hands off” goal where you pledge to avoid mutilating or shaving your entire face when you’re feeling discouraged.
If you reach the goal and still feel the need to go the clean shaven route, avoid being hard on yourself. Facial hair is not for everyone, and just because you can’t grow one doesn’t mean you’re any less of a man.
Don’t forget about these things:
Keep the shampooing to a minimum.
One of the most common mistakes most amateurs make is suddenly going from neglecting their facial hair to suddenly treating it like it’s made of porcelain. While you may be tempted to purchase multiple premium products and devote all of your attention towards your facial hair, avoid going overboard. Your renewed enthusiasm could in fact be sabotaging your hair growing efforts. Avoid shampooing every day, instead once a week should be sufficient enough to keep things clean without over drying the fragile yet coarse hair.
Increase your testosterone.
If you’re experiencing problems with your testosterone, chances are you’re going to have just as much trouble trying to grow your hair. While this advice isn’t conclusive, you can help your efforts by increasing the amount of red meats you consume, increasing your intake of water, and ensuring that you’re maintaining a healthy diet.
Maintain a healthy diet and get enough rest.
Your body cannot perform at its peak when you’re gorging yourself on unhealthy foods and consuming high fat sugary sodas. Make sure you’re eating a healthy and balanced diet. If you don’t know what a healthy diet entails, stop by your local bookstore and pick up a book on dieting.
Studies show that the average adult should be getting a minimum of 7 hours of un-interrupted sleep.
There’s plenty to choose from. In addition to a healthy diet, achieving enough sleep is also important. Studies show that the average adult should be getting a minimum of 7 hours of un-interrupted sleep. It’s during this time of resting that the body switches to repair mode.
Congratulations! You’ve endured the many weeks/months of going back and forth on whether or not to abandon all efforts on growing your facial hair.
The next step is learning how to maintain beard and groom what you already have.
Avoid blow-drying on daily basis
It might be tempting to reach for the blow dryer when you’re in a hurry, but avoid it at all costs! Not only are you damaging the fragile hairs, but you’re also directing that harmful heat towards your sensitive skin. The last thing you want is an itchy face. Instead, pat the hair dry with your towel and allow to air dry.
Avoid cutting or trimming your hair when it’s wet.
Hair is longest and also the most fragile while it’s wet. Many amateurs have made the mistake of cutting or trimming their hair when it’s wet. It’s easy to see why some would want to take advantage of this seemingly opportune moment. When your hair is wet, it’s more manageable. If you’re going to be doing any kind of cutting or trimming, wait till your facial hair is dry before you begin.
When you’re trying to determine the best style to wear your bread, consult with a professional barber for advice, or ask our experts in the comment section down below.
With proper care and patience, it’s not all that difficult to grow or maintain beard. Equipping yourself with the information you need and the tools will set you on the path to success. After following some of the tips in this article, you’ll have a masterpiece that all the ladies fawn over and onlookers envy!
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