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How to Grow an Irresistible Beard (and Maintain It)

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GROOMING
15 Nov 2021

Movember is here! It's once again the time of the year for masculinity to be painted on our faces by letting that glorious facial hair grow to its full potential. And let's face the facts, a beard is a guy's trump card to having that irresistible charm.

However, some of our fellow kings out there are struggling or still figuring out how to grow a beard. You might be one of them. Well, no worries because we got you covered. With the right guidance and a little patience, you'll get that look you've been dreaming about for a long time.

How to Grow an Irresistible Beard

Even if you have the hottest ride in town, a great beer brewing kit at home, or the best underwear brand, you might still feel a lack of manliness without a beard. So, buckle up because the guideline below is here to help you.

1) Set Realistic Goals

White male against plain colored background with raised eyebrows

Your problems won't be solved just by simply putting a stop to shaving. It's good to stay realistic by keeping in mind that genetics will also play a role. You won't be able to grow your ideal beard if it isn't genetically predisposed to grow that way. 

If your facial hair is patchy or has a distinct growth pattern, you must set realistic expectations. This applies to beards of all sizes, including small, medium, and large.

2) Choose a Beard Style

Asian man looking into a mirror

Caption:  Begin by standing in front of the mirror and admiring your dashing mug. Is your face round, square, or triangular?

The first thing you need to consider for this is your face shape. Begin by standing in front of the mirror and admiring your dashing mug. Is your face round, square, or triangular?

Once you've determined your face shape, look for facial hairstyles that will enhance your features. For example, if you have a round face, you should go for a more angular look that creates the illusion of a jawline.

3) Wait for It to Grow

One of the most common mistakes men make while growing facial hair is not giving it enough time to grow. Remember, beautiful things take time. A splendid beard is no exception.

A little patience can not only aid in filling any patchiness but it's also required for practically any style. Understand that a patchy beard might take months, if not a year, to fully fill in.

How to Maintain It

Now that you know what it takes to grow a beard, you will also need to learn how to maintain it. Maintenance is the true key to making you look as irresistible as it can be.

1) Prepare Products and Tools

Beard styling and trimming devices on a wooden board

Purchase products and tools as soon as possible. As your beard continually grows and demands more and more maintenance, this will prove to be a great investment. You don't want beard itch to drive you insane just because you don't have any beard oil on hand. 

However, there are so many grooming goods advertised to men in the market, and you might get confused as to which ones are really necessary. The following are the best maintenance supplies to start with.

  • Safety Razor
  • Comb and Scissors
  • Beard Oil
  • Beard Trimmer
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner

2) Clean It Regularly

Man in shower with water running down his beard

Caption:  Attaining beauty comes with a risk. And this is the shocking number of bacteria that can accumulate in thick facial hair

Attaining beauty comes with a risk. And this is the shocking number of bacteria that can accumulate in thick facial hair. The good news is, this is a risk you don't have to take as long as you stay clean.

To wash up, you can either use a beard wash or the typical shampoo and conditioner. To exfoliate, use a light face scrub once or twice a week. Do not overdo it, as it can dry out the skin.

3) Trim and Fade

Men’s salon where a trim for the beard is being given

Keeping your beard defined is one of the fundamentals of beard care. As you trim, mind the perimeter. This means you should shave the neckline and smooth out the cheeks. Neglecting your neck and cheek line is a proven way to ruin an otherwise excellent beard. 

You can also try fading your beard. A barber could do this in a breeze, but doing it on your own can bring a lot of satisfaction and can save you some extra cash.

For more information, below is a video that explains the three rules every beginner should understand when growing and maintaining a beard.

Words by: Charlie P

15 Nov 2021
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