Five tips: how to take care of your beard

Five tips: how to take care of your beard

In order to be in pristine condition, chaps’ beards need a generous dose of TLC, just like the rest of their body. Keep your facial hair looking snazzy with our 5 tips on beard care and maintaining your facial hair.

5 ways to keep good facial hair for men

Trim

A sharp trim will guarantee that the shape of the beard is a good fit for the face.

The 4 common facial hair-trims

namely the square, circle, rectangle, and oval. Square and circle faces are best suited to beards that are substantially trimmed on the sides and fuller at the bottom. A rectangular face, on the other hand, is the complete opposite scenario. A beard that carries the majority of the hair on the sides with a smaller amount at the bottom, is most appropriate for this facial shape. As for the oval face, men with this shape can go to town with a variety of beard cuts. This nifty guide from Birchbox shows each facial shape and the corresponding beard cut, make sure to check them out!

Recommended cosmetic accessories and tools:

Product Name: Trimming Scissors

Price: R390

Wash

A hearty wash is particularly vital for men who are going through the younger days of beard growth, as food and skin cells can get easily stuck between the hairs. Make sure to shop soaps and shampoos that you find at the supermarket, normally made with sulfates. This will deprive the skin and beard hair of their natural oils, and dry out the hair follicles and hair. Because of this, it’s crucial to use a specialized beard soap or shampoo with organic substances, such as essential oils and natural clay.  Like the hair on your head, a daily wash is not needed- two to three washes a week will suffice. Once the beard is given a  good clean, You need to gently pat it dry with a towel. Any vigorous drying can result in frizzy hairs, split ends or even worse- frizzy hairs with split ends.

Recommended cosmetic face and hair care products for men:

Product Name: Charcoal & Mint Natural Clay and Coconut Beard Soap

Price: R45

Product Name: Beard Shampoo

Price: R160 for 200ml

Moisturise

To tame an unruly mane and keep it looking smooth and glossy, You won’t get anything better than a sumptuous beard oil that seeps deep into the beard. The amount needed differs depending on the length of your beard. Short beards require only three to five drops, while medium beards benefit from six to nine drops and long beards, 10-15 drops. The prime time to apply the oil is once you’ve stepped out of the shower, since the heat of the water will open the pores on your skin and beard hair, allowing the product to be soaked up well.

Recommended cosmetic face and skincare products for men:

Product Name: Lumberjack Beard Oil

Price: R159 for 30ml

Product Name: Mountain Man Beard Oil

Price: R190 for 30ml

Brush or Comb

Apart from preserving the shape that you chose for your beards trim, brushing or combing the beard will attack stubborn hairs, making them more likely to grow in a downward direction. Gentlemen with shorter or thinner beards should use a brush, while it’s preferable for those with lengthier or thicker beards to use a comb.

Recommended cosmetic tools:

Product Name: Boar Bristle Brush

Price: R400

Product Name: Ebony Wood Pocket Comb

Price: R180

Style

For the ultimate grooming statement, you can take your pick from a world of beard styles, which can be produced with a beard balm. Before creating your style, you should rub a bit of beard oil to soften the facial hair and make it more flexible to work with. Next, you should add the balm that will fashion the beard into the desired form. After that, combing your beard will help to keep the style in place. Lastly, hold a cold hairdryer in front of your face since the cool air will set the style.

Recommended cosmetic face products for men:

Product Name: Lumberjack Beard Balm

Price: R145 for 50ml

Product Name: Lumberjack Mustache Wax

Price: R80

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